STUDENT TEACHERS AT DMS
Two education majors at The University of Scranton will serve as student teachers at the Dallas Middle School for the spring semester. They are Christina Celfo, of Verona, N.J. and Christina Rossi, of Center Valley.
MARSHALLICK WINS AWARD
Janelle Marshallick, daughter of Natalie and Ron Marshallick, of Dallas and a senior at King’s College, recently finished in first place for her college radio station documentary at the 73rd Intercollegiate Broadcast System Awards in New York City.
Marshallick’s radio broadcast piece, entitled “Tracey’s Hope,” placed first in the category of Public Affairs Programming.
A graduate of Dallas High School, Marshallick is majoring in Mass Communications at King’s. She is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, Aquinas Society and a dean’s list student. This past summer, she completed an internship with Entercom Communications.
PSU PROF HONORED
Charles Ghilani, professor of engineering at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, is one of the 2013 recipients of the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The award recognizes excellence in teaching and student support among tenured faculty who have been employed full time for at least five years with undergraduate teaching as a major portion of their duties.
A faculty member since 1989, Ghilani designed the bachelor’s degree in surveying engineering. He and the 33 other university employees receiving 2013 faculty/staff awards were honored at a ceremony March 25 at the Nittany Lion Inn.
MU PROF HAS BOOK PUBLISHED
W. Scott Blanchard, Ph.D., of Shavertown, professor of English at Misericordia University, along with Jeroen De Keyser, Ph.D., a research fellow at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, published an English translation and Latin edition of “On Exile,’’ by Francesco Filelfo as part of The I Tatti Renaissance Library Series from Harvard University Press. The book was released March 25.
“On Exile’’ is the first complete edition of the Latin text and the first complete translation into any modern language. Keyser prepared the Latin text, while Blanchard prepared the translation.
Blanchard has been an English professor at Misericordia University since 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and a doctoral degree from Columbia University. He has been published widely and has made numerous presentations in the fields of Italian humanism and European literature.
FLACK ON HONOR ROLL
Melissa Flack, a student in the sixth form (12th grade) at Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was named to the honor roll for the winter term of 2012-2013.
JAYNE RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP
Michael Jayne, of Shavertown, a biochemistry major at Wilkes University, received The Ronald ’68 and Hazel Piskorik Scholarship at the annual scholarship luncheon on March 21.
The scholarship provides assistance for a student residing in Northeastern Pennsylvania, preferably a commuter student. It is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior studying the field of chemistry or biochemistry. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 3.0 GPA in major courses.
MU PROF HAS ARTICLE PUBLISHED
Scott L. Massey, Ph.D., P.A.-C., the founding department chairperson, program director and professor of Misericordia University’s five-year Master of Science program in Physician Assistant Studies, had the research article, “The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examination and PANCE Results: A Multi-Program Study,’’ in The Journal of Physician Assistant Education.
The study’s conclusion suggests that physician assistant programs could develop a system to better predict future performance and, in return, identify at-risk students who can be mentored and guided toward future success in the program and as physician assistants.
DP CORRESPONDENT SPEAKS AT LCCC
Susan Denney, a correspondent for The Dallas Post, recently spoke with students in the Luzerne County Community College Literary Arts Society.
Author of “Snarky and Sweet: A Romantic Comedy about Twins, Texas and a Big Red Diamond,” Denney met with students to discuss how to write and the steps of publishing in the age of technology.
FOUR NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST
Four Back Mountain residents been named to the dean’s list for the winter 2013 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology. They are:
Robert Adams, of Dallas, a second-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Catherine Sullivan, of Lehman, a fifth-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Science; Pierce Donovan, of Shavertown, a third-year student in RIT’s College of Science; and Anna Kammen, of Shavertown, a third-year student in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
IN SERVICE PROJECT
Alyssa Dolman, of Trucksville, was among eight students from King’s College who participated in a recent service project in Clintwood, Va., through the Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning, the college’s service-learning organization.
As part of the Students Engaged in Reflective Volunteer Experiences (SERVE) trip, the group volunteered with the St. Joseph’s Housing Repair Program, which provides low-income families with affordable housing and home repairs. The students also learned about the social, political and economic situations of central Appalachia.
TWO NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST
Kylee Besecker, of Dallas, and Steven Anthony, of Harveys Lake, have been named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the fall 2012 semester.
The dean’s list recognizes full-time students who maintain grade-point averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below “C.”
SHAVER WINS HISTORY DAY AWARD
Peter Shaver, a junior at Dallas High School, earned a first-place award at the National History Day Competition at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Shaver took the award for Individual Historical Paper Senior Division with his essay, ” The Great Sioux War: The Plains Indians Last Stand for their Way of Life.”
Shaver has competed in History Day since sixth grade and has won for the last six consecutive years with his historical paper entries. He will advance on to the PA state competition at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg in May.
HALSOR VOLUNTEERS IN NEW ORLEANS
Kyla Halsor, of Dallas, was among more than 60 Wilkes University students, faculty and staff who participated in the annual Alternative Spring Break from March 2-9. She volunteered in New Orleans, La.
The daughter of Sid Halsor and Cydney Faul-Halsor, she is a junior at Wilkes and is majoring in biology.
LYNN NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST
Samantha Lynn, of Tunkhannock, has been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012.
Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.
REDINSKI HAS ARTICLE PUBLISHED
Nicole Redinski, of Shavertown, recently had her piece “A Dictionary” published in Essay, a campus literary magazine at Susquehanna University.
The daughter of Robert and Marion Redinski and a 2009 graduate of Dallas Senior High School, Redinski is a senior creative writing major at Susquehanna.