Doug Pederson Talks “Leadership” in South Jersey

Woolrich Twp. Resident Competes in Bloomsburg U. Competition


BLOOMSBURG, PA (04/17/2019)-- Six computer science majors from the Bloomsburg University Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences competed in the programming contest at the *student spotlight 4 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges - Northeastern Region (CCSCNE) 2019 conference at the University of New Haven (Conn). The annual conference brings together computer science educators and students. The BU students, members of the school's student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), were entered as two teams (Team A and Team B) among 28 from schools across New England and the northeast. Team B finished second.

Jacob Nocentino of Woolwich Twp was part of "Team A," with Laura Josuweit and Gryphon Ayers, that finished three of the problems.

ACM team adviser Robert Montante also presented a "Lightning Talk" on computer networking and parallel and distributed computing. The talk described the use of Raspberry Pi single-board computers to assemble a "Beowulf cluster" for use classroom use.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.


Cooper Fiadino of Egg Harbor Township Inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon

ANNVILLE, PA (04/17/2019)-- Cooper Fiadino of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., was inducted into Phi Alpha Epsilon, the College's honor society celebrating academic achievement and volunteer service. Fiadino, a graduate of Egg Harbor Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education.

To be eligible for this award, students must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.6, complete at least 24 credits of Constellation LVC coursework, and achieve the "bronze" level of service hours (as determined by the Office of Spiritual Life) at the conclusion of the fall semester prior to graduation.

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About Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts and humanities, business and communications, education, health professions, social sciences and psychology, and science, technology, engineering, and math. Advanced health professions degrees include a master of athletic training, a master of speech-language pathology, and a doctor of physical therapy. Online and graduate programs include an MBA with four concentrations and a general option offered on-campus or partially or fully online, a Master of Science in STEM Education, an Integrative STEM Education Certificate, a Master in Music Education, and a Modern Band Certificate. In 2018, the College was listed as #1 in the country for graduate job placement by the career guidance site, using federal data. The 357-acre campus is in Annville, Pa.

Matthew Ringstaff, of Sicklerville, Presents Academic Research Before Assumption Community at Annual Undergraduate Symposium

WORCESTER, MA (04/17/2019)-- Matthew Ringstaff, of Sicklerville, was one of 85 students selected to present an original academic research project at Assumption's 25th Annual Undergraduate Symposium, held April 15-16 on the College's Worcester Campus.

The undergraduate symposium showcases the academic research and scholarly achievements of Assumption students working in collaboration with dedicated faculty mentors. These collaborations represent a model for integrating teaching, original research, and the beneficial effects of peer review in promoting intellectual development and professional growth. The symposium provides the campus community with the opportunity to gain a greater appreciation of and applaud the individual and collective accomplishments of the College's faculty and students.

Ringstaff, a member of the Class of 2021, presented "What I Learned as a Guest Curator for the Adverts 250 Project." Ringstaff's project discusses his experience working with the Adverts 250 Project. The Project enables students the opportunity to see what it's like to be an historian--searching through archives and reading 18th-century newspapers-- allowing them to experience history in an entirely new way.

"The development of students' critical thinking skills is the foundation of a liberal arts education," said Louise Carroll Keeley, Ph.D., provost and academic vice president. "The annual Symposium provides undergraduates an opportunity to showcase the knowledge they have learned in the classroom and demonstrate how they have expanded and applied those new insights to a comprehensive research endeavor. Student presentations are wide-ranging in theme and disciplinary method, but all provide thought-provoking analysis and insight that can advance knowledge and improve the world in which we live."

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 35 majors and 47 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit


published | April 18, 2019