Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Montgomery County Extension adds to its nutritional team.
Carolyn Willis is new to Montgomery County Extension, though not to the Nutrition Links program. Transferring from Delaware County Extension to Montgomery, Carol brings with her nine years of experience as a Nutrition Education Adviser. Nutrition Links partners with community agencies, religious centers, and government programs that serve limited income families. Through a series of classes, Nutrition Education Advisers increase knowledge and skills of youth and Adults raise children. Lesson topics include food budgeting, healthy food choices, cooking skills, and safe food handling practices. Improvements in these areas are proven to lessen dependency on community food pantries, stretch food dollars, and increase daily nutrients reducing …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The Palmer Museum boasts one of the best private collections of American art – on or off any college campus.
I know from personal experience that the exhibition currently on view at Penn State’s Palmer Museum of Art demonstrates works of art from one of the best private collections of American art anywhere —certainly on a university campus. This collection was amassed privately by longtime Penn State arts patrons and community philanthropists, James and Barbara Palmer. While parts of the collection have been viewed by the public on many occasions at museums and art institutions both far and wide, this local exhibition showcases a portion of the major gift of art that the Palmers have made to Penn State University. As a Penn Stater, I recall that the Palmers’ door was always open to scholars, art enthusiasts, museum patrons, fellow collectors, …
Monday, January 28, 2013
200 supporters of Joe Paterno met at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge on Friday to view a film about the alleged framing of the popular Penn State coach.
According to Philly.com, several hundred alumni of Pennsylvania State University braved the snow on Friday, Jan. 25 to attend a meeting at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge in King of Prussia aimed at restoring iconic coach Joe Paterno's reputation following the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. The event was reportedly organized by football hall of fame inductee Franco Harris, who played for Paterno at Penn State more than 40 years ago. The group watched part of a film reportedly in production alleging that Paterno was framed for his reported part in the early cover up of Sandusky's crimes. See some of the film in the Video section of this article. Read more here. --- Related Stories
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A "winter update" will address additional stresses young children are facing in the wake of recent violent school attacks.
With the violence of Sandy Hook Elementary School still fresh in the minds of parents and educators, the need to talk to young children about violence is evergrowing. Bucks and Montgomery county educators will soon have a chance to learn how to best handle what can be a very difficult discussion to have. The Montgomery County Cooperative Extension of Penn State will host a 2013 Winter Update for Early Education professionals. The six-hour conference will be held at the Franconia Heritage Restaurant, Banquet and Conference Center, 508 Harleysville Pike, Telford. Among the topics for discussion will be: Educators will receive credits for attending. "All participants will receive six training credit hours from PQAS certified instructors," …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The state of Pennsylvania is suing after the NCAA sanctioned Penn State.
Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association for its sanctions against Penn State University. Corbett called the sanctions arbitrary and illegal, saying they would hurt the university, the state and Pennsylvanians. What do you think of this lawsuit? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. (Scroll to below the complete text of Corbett’s statement.) Corbett's Complete Press Release: Governor Tom Corbett today announced that he is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), calling its sanctions against Penn State University arbitrary and illegal, saying they would result in irreparable economic damage to the university, the commonwealth and its citizens. “Penn …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced new charges surrounding Penn State's alleged coverup of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Former Penn State University Presient Graham Spanier will be charged with perjury, endangering the welfare of children and obstruction of justice, stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to a press conference broadcasted on 6ABC. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly held the press conference announcing the charges, citing e-mails between Spanier, former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz discussing reports of Sandusky sexually abusing boys on campus. According to Kelly, emails between the three had thinly-veiled reference of a 1998 incident on campus involving Sandusky, referring to Sandusky as "the individual," Sandusky's non profit, The Second Mile, as "…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Paterno loses all-time wins record; Nittany Lions banned from postseason for four years; school fined $60 million, to be put into a fund to help child abuse victims.
Monday, July 23, 2012
NCAA President Mark Emmert came down hard on Penn State’s football program today, handing down some of the most severe sanctions in college sports history. While the Nittany Lions did not get the death penalty, The Sporting News reports that it may take decades for the college and its football program to recover. The sanctions: Penn State has agreed not to appeal the sanctions, which were handed down less than two weeks after former FBI Director Louis Freeh submitted a 267-page report condemning the role of university officials in concealing the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse last month. The $60 million fine will be paid over the next five years into a special endowment …
PSU hit with four-year postseason ban and $60 million penalty.
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Monday, July 23, 2012
The NCAA levied numerous sanctions against Pennsylvania State University Monday morning, including a ban that will keep its football team from competing in any postseason play for the next four seasons and a $60 million fine. The NCAA will also strip the program of 112 wins – all but one of which came under Joe Paterno – dating back to 1998. The vacated victories mean that Paterno will no longer hold the title of winningest coach in college football history. Penn State will also be required to reduce its number of football scholarships from 25 to 15 over the next four seasons. In addition, players currently attending the university will keep their scholarships, regardless of whether or not they continue to play football, NCAA resident Mark…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
How Penn State should do right by victims, not Paterno
The release of the Freeh Report on July 12 was another small victory for the victims of Jerry Sandusky, but a gut-punching blow to the blue and white fan boys and girls across the country. Revealed in the 267-page independent investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh was a comprehensive account of Penn State’s severe mishandling of Jerry Sandusky and the deplorable accusations against him. Freeh deep-seated what many speculated Joe Paterno took with him to his grave. Paterno was, in fact, aware of the Sandusky accusations, and part of the internal blunder to handle it, as early as 1998. Now the soil around Paterno’s grave is burdensome. His headstone is more imbued than before. His only disguise is the rising grass that surrounds …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Will Gov. Tom Corbett's role in the Sandusky investigation continue to haunt him when he seeks re-election?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Columnist and investigative reporter Chris Freind, a longtime supporter of Gov. Tom Corbett, has penned an open letter to the state leader asking tough questions about the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal. Freind says Corbett refuses to answer disturbing questions about his role as attorney general in investigating Sandusky. Freind contends that Corbett could have stopped Sandusky, but didn't. Will Corbett's role in the Sandusky saga affect his re-election campaign? Vote in our poll and add your comments below. Pennsylvania has re-elected every governor for a second term since 1971.