Dinaw Mengestu, a faculty member with the Pan-European MFA in Creating Writing program at Cedar Crest College, was selected to receive a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly known as a "genius grant."
The fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are among the most prestigious in the United States, and come with a no-strings-attached $100,000 annual stipend for five years. They MacArthur Fellowship is awarded in order to foster unfettered creativity in people...
Cedar Crest College will host its fourth annual Scholarship Competition Day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 10, Tompkins College Center. The winner of the competition will receive the college's highest academic award: a four-year, full tuition scholarship (eight consecutive semesters).
The three-hour exam consists of a multiple choice section including questions from the academic disciplines of the arts, mathematics, science, and the humanities. There is also a writing component. Participants...
summer 2014 nuptials
Mr. and Mrs. Russel L. Steltz of Emmaus announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson M., to Matthew Kriner, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kriner of Macungie.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Moravian College, where she studied Education and Psychology. She received a Master's degree in Education and Special Education from Cabrini College.
She is employed by Universal Companies, Philadelphia.
The groom-to-be graduated...
Q. What exactly is a "floater" that you see in your eye?
Floaters create images in your eye that look like specks, filaments, rings, dots, cobwebs or other shapes. Floaters are the most vivid when you are looking at the sky or a white surface such as a ceiling. They move as your eyes move and seem to dart away when you try to look at them directly.
Here's some biology first.
The lens in the front of your eye focuses light on the retina in the back of your eye. The lens...
A Catasauqua High School student was pronounced dead Saturday, Dec. 29, at the intersection of Race and Railroad streets.
Jaenis Delossantos, 18 and a senior at CHS, was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Thomas R. Bono, according to a news release issued by Chief Douglas Kish of the Catasauqua Police Department.
The vehicle, Kish reported, was traveling west on Race Street when Bono lost control of the automobile and struck a utility pole at 6:15 a.m. at the 100 block of...
The Dec. 15 Newtown, Conn., shooting which tragically took the lives of 20 children and six adults devastated the nation. The deadly shooting left many Americans with a myriad of questions concerning the safety of their schools, students, teachers and staff.
The Catasauqua Area School District has in place a crisis response plan in the event the district is confronted with an emergency situation.
School district Superintendent Robert Spengler told The Press the plan was...
Members of the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee set out on a star-filled December night to judge the sixth annual North Catasauqua Small Town USA Holiday Home Decorating Contest. The committee toured around the borough, viewing homes of this year's contestants, totaling more than two dozen homes.
"This year's entries seemed to go all out as they helped to make North Catasauqua sparkle and shine bright for the holiday season," said Joseph T. Keglovits, committee chairman.
Hanover Township Solicitor Jackson Eaton introduced an ordinance to change the township's property tax rate during a December meeting of the Hanover Township Council.
"When property was reassessed in Lehigh County, part of the program was to base property taxes on the full assessment value, but the amount of the tax must remain the same," he said. "What that means to the township is that the property tax rate is reduced."
Hanover carried one of the lowest property rates in the...
When the annual tree lighting took place at the North Catasauqua Park, kicking off the holiday season, a display of gingerbread house creations filled a number of tables set up under the park pavilion, attracting a crowd of admirers during the evening event.
The gingerbread house display and competition has become an annual tradition at the borough event, which attracts many residents whose children cheer the arrival of Santa Claus.
Family and Consumer Science class students at...
Santa Claus visited North Catasauqua children during the holiday season.