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Bishop Walsh School to Hold Second Annual Science Showcase PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ty DeMartino   
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 16:20
Flaming Bubble1sBishop Walsh School will host its Second Annual Science Showcase on Sat., May 9, from 10 am - 1 pm at the school on Bishop Walsh Road in Cumberland.
The event, open to all area children ages PreK-12th grade, will include cool, hands-on scientific experiments involving exploding gummy bears (back by popular demand), hovercraft rides, gushing geysers, flaming bubbles, glow-in-the-dark slime, rocket launches, a robotics demo and more.
Pre-register at
www.bishopwalsh.org or 301.724.5360, x105. Participants will be entered to win an iPad Air at the showcase.
The event is sponsored by The Catholic Community Foundation, Bishop Walsh School, Phenix Technologies and Orbital ATK.
Photo: FLAMING BUBBLES – Bishop Walsh Science Teacher Lynn Fritz (right) demonstrates the ...
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Book Signing by Children's Book Author PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Loretta Radeschi   
Thursday, 23 April 2015 08:50

Buddy w llamas pillowChildren’s book author Loretta Radeschi of Bedford will sign copies of “Buddy and His Pals:

True Stories of Horses, Llamas and Cats,” and “Mr. and Mrs. Sock and the True Spirit of Christmas,”

at the Spring into Wellness Expo at Live Well Chiropractic,1634 Quaker Valley Rd., New Paris, Pa,

on April 25 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Radeschi will also have available, for the first time, child-size pillows featuring full-color illustrations

from “Buddy and His Pals.” The eight-inch pillows have a one-inch border; the ten-inch pillows

include a two-inch border. Also new this year are sock dolls made in the image of Mr. and Mrs.

Sock. The dolls measure six- and eight-inches tall and come in a variety of ‘hair’ and clothing

colors. The pillows and ...

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Western Maryland STEM Festival at FSU to Mix Science and Fun PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 20 April 2015 03:44

Frostburg State University will host the annual Western Maryland STEM Festival on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cordts PE Center Main Arena and the nearby University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Lab. This event introduces regional youth to the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math fields and is free and open to K-12 students and their families.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about science topics using fun, hands-on activities, including an egg drop, boat building, stop-motion animation, bubbles, marbles, robots, make-your-own slime, a mad scientist show and a Ping-Pong ball volcano. Special demonstrations will take place in the Appalachian Lab, with a shuttle bus providing transportation ...

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Resources for Independence to be Featured at Leadership Allegany! Outreach Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Leadership Allegany   
Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:19

LeadershipThe Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Allegany! Class of 2015 is hosting a happy hour outreach event for the nonprofit organization Resources for Independence (RFI) at Mezzo’s Restaurant and Bar in Cumberland on Tues., May 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees will hear staff and client perspectives of their experiences with RFI and have opportunities to support the fundraising efforts of the organization, which includes an annual golf tournament, while playing golf-themed skill and raffle games that evening. All donations collected that evening will benefit RFI.

RFI is considered a Center for Independent Living (CIL), which is a grassroots, advocacy driven organization run by and for people with disabilities that offers independent skills training, peer ...

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Tom Bowling Appointed Interim President of FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Sunday, 12 April 2015 13:00

University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. Kirwan has appointed Tom Bowling as interim president of Frostburg State University (FSU). The appointment is effective July 1, 2015. Bowling is currently FSU’s vice president for student affairs.

 

As interim president, Bowling will temporarily succeed FSU President Jonathan Gibralter who announced in February that he is leaving the university to become president of Wells College in Aurora, NY. President of FSU since August 2006, Gibralter will join Wells on July 1.

 

“We are fortunate that Dr. Bowling is willing to lead Frostburg State University during this period of transition,” said Chancellor Kirwan. “Throughout his career, he has worked tirelessly to expand opportunities for ...

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