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Thursday, August 4, 2016 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton Community College

Becoming master guitar builder info session Aug. 3

A free information session about NCC’s luthier guitar certification program is set for Aug. 3, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third Street.

A luthier is a certified craftsperson who builds or repairs stringed instruments.

The NCC Luthier certification curriculum includes Old World craftsmanship and modern manufacturing.

Northampton Community College’s main campus is located at 3835 Green Pond Road. The Fowler Family Southside Center is located at 511 E. Third St. For more information, contact NCC at 610-861-5300 or 1-877-543-0998 or visit

Penn State Lehigh Valley

Summer Challenge under way

As part of Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox and the Invent Penn State Initiative, Penn State Lehigh Valley is hosting a Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge for rising high school juniors and seniors. The Challenge runs to Aug. 5 on the Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus and Lehigh Valley LaunchBox location in downtown Allentown’s Velocity building.

The goal of the Challenge is to expose students to curriculum and entrepreneurs in an effort to instill an entrepreneurial mindset. The event will culminate in a Pitch Competition where students present their ideas for a new business in front of a panel of judges. Several Penn State instructors will deliver workshops to help the students develop entrepreneurial skills. The Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge has received support from a variety of corporate partners, including Bosch Rexroth, PepsiCo, Just Born, Inc. and

The new program gives students the opportunity to develop different perspectives, implement business ideas, connect to future employers, build a personal brand, learn how to apply for LaunchBox micro grants, enhance technology skills, explore STEM educational programming and connect to Penn State people and students. Denise Ogden, Ph.D, professor of marketing at Penn State Lehigh Valley, developed the curriculum.

Penn State University’s local campus is located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, 18034. For more information, contact 610-285-5000 or visit