Cedar Crest College will hold the annual Community Earth Day Celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. on April 24 along the college quad at the college.
The celebration will include environmental activities, games, arts, crafts, seed planting and more, many of which are for elementary-aged children. College students will help with the activities.
Cedar Crest College recently recognized a number of faculty members during a promotion and tenure ceremony on April 4.
Northampton Community College
Ethics team wins competition
Northampton Community College’s Ethics Bowl Team earned first place at the 10th Fleming Institute for Business Ethics 2019 Ethics Bowl on March 27 at DeSales University. They competed against teams from DeSales University, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Penn State Berks, and Wilkes University.
As March ends and April brings spring weather, students begin outside projects and activities.
The 11th grade Music and Film classes took a field trip to New York City April 5. In addition to exploring Manhattan, students attended Broadway musical “Wicked” to study musical performance and theatre production. This adaptation of Gregory Maguire’s novel features the “Wizard of OZ” Wicked Witch of the West’s perspective and takes place several years before the tornado that brought Dorothy to the land of Oz.
A rollicking musical comedy in the classic Broadway style, “Meet Me in St. Louis” features song, dance, young love and humor at a fast pace. Directed by Debbie Acampora and featuring an orchestra under music director Joseph Fink, the show tells the story of a well-to-do midwestern family on the eve of the 1904 World’s Fair: Alonzo Smith (played by Jacob Moser), his wife, Anna (Rebecca Homer), their son, Lon (Bobby Henry) and daughters Esther (Zara Smith), Rose (Morgan Altemose), Agnes (Samantha Hoffman) and “Tootie” (Emma Smith).
Family members: Krystal (mom), Kevin (dad), Sam (sister), Meghan (sister)
Favorite subject: My favorite subject is anything music related because I am so passionate about it and strive to improve at drumming every day.
Activities: Advanced Jazz Combo, percussion ensemble, contemporary music ensemble, jazz ensemble, pit orchestra, wind ensemble, member of Tri-M Music Honors Society
Next steps: I plan to attend a four-year university to pursue a dual degree in jazz studies/jazz performance and business.
Family members: Mom, Dad, Owen, Emma, Sean and Noah. I am the oldest of five.
Favorite subject: Anything with math. I have taken almost every math class at Liberty. I love that in math there is always one correct answer, and you can always find that answer through logic. I especially liked calculus, which is why I decided to take it again at Lehigh for dual enrollment.
For the fourth year ,Bethlehem Area School District celebrated a pair of exemplary students who will now benefit from full scholarships to Moravian College as a continued symbol of the connection between the college and local schools.
Superintendent Dr. Joseph Roy said Moravian’s focus has long been on first-generation collegegoers and women, so he looks at students with compelling life experiences, but, “It turns out we have a lot of great kids in Bethlehem.”
Northampton Community College
Nurse Aide info program April 10
There will be an information session about NCC’s Nurse Aide program at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St.
The classes begin May 20. The course covers facts on the career, the training program and how to get started to be a certified nurse aide in less than a month.
To enroll, visit www.northampton.edu/HealthcareCourses. For questions, call 610-332-6585.
Cedar Crest College
Basij-Rasikh May 11 Commencement speaker
Cedar Crest College has announced that Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, will be the Commencement speaker at 10 a.m. on May 11 at the PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown. At that time, she will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Cedar Crest College.