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First honor society at Penn State LV

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the installation of the Alpha Zeta Pi chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, international honor society in education, during a ceremony at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.

It's the first education honor society to be established at the campus and only the third Kappa Delta Pi chapter in The Pennsylvania State University system.

More than 150 friends and family members attended the Dec. 2 event during which 28...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Veal parmesan, rotini with sauce, zucchini, wheat bread, diced pears.

Thursday, Feb. 14: Yankee pot roast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Friday, Feb. 15: Breaded Pollack, vegetable rice, Mediterranean medley, wheat bread, banana.

Monday, Feb. 18: Closed. President's Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, wheat bread, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: stuffed green pepper,...

Rare birds of a different feather sighted together in region

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Social News

The popularity of birds and birding has been increasing across the United States, as well as here in the Lehigh Valley.

One example that sparked major media attention was the high-profile search for the ivory-billed woodpecker in Louisiana beginning in 2002. The ivory-billed woodpecker, a bird thought to be extinct, was last authoritatively observed in 1943.

A team of expert ornithologists, funded by a corporate sponsor, began searching for evidence of existing ivory-bills...


Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Lamin Sanneh, the D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity and professor of history at Yale University Divinity School, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Room 104, Kirby Hall of Civil Rights, Lafayette College, Easton.

Sanneh is regarded as one of the world's foremost experts on the growth and spread of Christianity in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The lecture inaugurates the Earl Pope Lectures in World Christianity series sponsored by Lafayette's Religious...

Priscilla Payne Hurd reveredin Moravian College community

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Priscilla Payne Hurd, who died Feb. 5 at the age of 93, was the first woman to chair the Moravian College Board of Trustees (1999 - '07) and was a board member since 1974.

Mrs. Hurd was a well-known and revered figure on the Moravian campus. Whether interacting with students or conferring with fellow trustees, she exemplified the credo she wrote more than four decades ago: "No one is greater than the service he renders the world."

Born in Chicago in 1919, Priscilla Payne Hurd...

CHS student recognized for artwork

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in School

Catasauqua High School student Laura Kaeppel's hands are not only equipped for the mallet percussion instrument she plays in the high school band, but she also displays a talent and interest in using her hands to create artwork.

Kaeppel, who recently submitted a piece of artwork in the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing competition, has been awarded an honorable mention for her drawing entitled "The Big Apple, Looking from Above."

The drawing was inspired by a trip she took a year...

Charter school presents its case

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

A Catasauqua School Board review of the Medical Academy Charter School's practices in the next few weeks will determine if the new school's charter is revoked.

"We want to make sure your charter was going to provide what it said it was going to provide," school board Vice President Carol Cunningham told charter school officials Tuesday.

Officials from the academy, located at 330 Howertown Road, shared with the Catasauqua board Tuesday what they are doing to meet the...

Police issues dominate council meeting

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

At the Jan. 22 North Catasauqua Borough Council meeting, Mike Seng gave an update to borough council members on the recent activity of the borough Civil Service Commission, which has been managing the process for hiring a new full-time borough police officer.

"We have good news," he said. "We have a list of three candidates."

He reviewed some of the issues that the commission has dealt with recently, including evaluation of points issued for candidates as a result of their...