Leadership Lackawanna is Hiring

This is a full-time position, with an excellent benefits package.
Please send all questions or inquiries to: leadership@scrantonchamber.com

POSITION: Leadership Lackawanna Program Coordinator         

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Leadership Lackawanna Program Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the organization’s operations, programs and fund development initiatives.  The Program Coordinator will have key responsibilities relating to the organization’s programs, marketing objectives, volunteer cultivation and recruitment and advancement of its mission.

For more information visit: www.LeadershipLackawanna.com

Marywood University to Hold Undergraduate Open House

Marywood University will hold an undergraduate open house on Saturday, April 13, 2019, for high school students and their parents. The program will begin with registration at 9 a.m., in the Fireplace Lounge at the Nazareth Student Center on the University’s campus. The event will include an informative tour of the campus, complimentary continental breakfast and lunch for all guests, and the opportunity to meet with current Marywood students, faculty, and athletic coaches. Information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors will also be available.

For additional information, please call Marywood University’s undergraduate admissions office at (570) 348-6234 or visit www.marywood.edu/admissions/

Lackawanna College May Events Released

May 4, 2019 – Earthing & Meditation Hike, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Ground yourself with Casie Berkhouse as she guides you to reconnect with Mother Earth through Earthing and meditation. This program will start as a hike and concludes with LCEEC’s Earthing Circle unveiling and a short lead meditation. Please be prepared to be outdoors with sturdy shoes. All experiences levels welcome, especially beginners. Geared for the whole family. $5 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.

May 6, 2019 – Early Explorers: Forest Floor, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Early Explorers is a unique program series for children ages 3-6 and a guardian that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art, and outdoor explorations. How fast is a centipede? Where is that spider going? Using bug boxes, children will explore the forest floor to find critters under logs, stones, and leaf litter. Cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes. Classes run every other Monday from March 25 – June 3, 2019. Registration is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.

May 8, 2019 – Spring Mushroom Walk, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Join herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore in search of wild spring mushrooms along the trails of LCEEC. This class will discuss proper identification of spring mushrooms, including the celebrated morel mushroom, along with the best habitat to find them. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. For ages 16 and above. $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.

May 20, 2019 – Early Explorers: Garden Fun, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Early Explorers is a unique program series for children ages 3-6 and a guardian that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art, and outdoor explorations. Children will learn where their food comes from and how to grow their own vegetables by helping plant seedlings in the LCEEC Learning Garden. Cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes. Classes run every other Monday from March 25 – June 3, 2019.  Registration is limited, and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.

May 22, 2019 – Vegetable Gardening 101, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Tour LCEEC’s new Learning Garden with garden designer Richie Mitchell from Bear Creek Organics. Participants will learn garden site selection, soil preparation, the basics of starting and planting seeds, companion planting, healthy soil maintenance, and alternative pest management. The program will conclude with planting seedlings in the new Learning Garden. This program is free and open to all ages. Bear Creek Organics will have a variety of heirloom plants available for purchase after the program. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.

Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Hosts Second Annual Opioid Awareness Walk

The Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy will host a second annual opioid epidemic awareness walk on Thursday, April 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will walk from the Wilkes campus to Kirby Park and back to raise awareness for the opioid epidemic.

The event begins in the Fenner Quadrangle in the center of campus. Participants will walk on S. River St., across the Market Street Bridge, around the Kirby Park pond and back. In the event of inclement weather, participants will depart from the Henry Student Center and the walk will be shortened.

Educational materials and t-shirts will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A suggested $5 donation will benefit the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department’s Naloxone program. Last year, 311 doses of Naloxone were administered by the department. The entirety of the funds from the walk will go directly to the program.

Wilkes students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, are welcome to attend. Participants can register by contacting Dylan Fox at dylan.fox@wilkes.edu.

The event is organized by the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Generation Rx team. Generation Rx increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and encourages health care providers, community leaders and college students to actively work to prevent abuse.

For more stories about Wilkes University and its students, faculty and staff, please visit News@Wilkes.

Keystone College Professional Development Institute Announces April Events

Idea to Object: Creating Your First 3-D Prototype

$290 Fee, 6 sessions, 18 total hours

6-9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday evenings, April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17, 2019

Theatre in Brooks, Design Studio

Take your idea from concept to finished prototype using web-based modeling software. A perfect class for the inventor, entrepreneur, or anyone with an idea they would like to see come to life. Basic level, no experience required, ages 16 and over.

Podcasting for the Community, Business or Non-Profit Organization

$75 Fee, 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, April 6, 2019

WKCV Studio, Hibbard Campus Center

Create your own podcast in the WKCV radio recording studio. Learn the basics of recording, how to design a show, and edit and produce for broadcast. Explore how podcasting can help your business, community organization, or non-profit succeed in the marketplace.

Introduction to Glass Flameworking

$150 Fee

1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2019 Please indicate your preferred date at time of registration.

Location: Fine Arts Center, Sculpture Studio

Intro to Glass Flameworking, with noted glass artist Amy Lemaire, will provide participants with an opportunity to experience flameworking techniques with borosilicate glass. Flameworking is the art of manipulating glass using heat from small torches, and is typically used for smaller, more complex forms including beads. Students will learn to create small objects, apply color, and explore solid and hollow sculptural forms such as chains, pendants, marbles, beads, or small jars. The goal of the course is for students to gain confidence in their    ability and be able to create well-crafted objects. No experience necessary, ages 16 and above.

Colored Glass Egg One Day Workshops

$45 Fee

Workshops available on both Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14,

2019: 9–10 a.m., 10–11 a.m., 11 a.m.–noon, 1–2 p.m., and 2–3 p.m.

Create your own colorful glass egg in our hot shop assisted by our glass team using the technique of solid sculpting just in time for the Easter holiday. Ages 16 and over.

Spring Flower Hot Glass One Day Workshops

$50 Fee (materials included)

Workshops on both Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2019: 9–10 a.m. 10–11 a.m., 11 a.m.–noon, 1–2 p.m., and 2–3 p.m. Please indicate preferred date and time slot at registration. Space is limited.

Flowers may be picked up April 30 – May 3 from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. first floor of Sickler Hall, or by prior arrangement.

Location: Rear Fine Arts Center, Wilbur Myers Glass Studio

With the help of our glass team create your own beautiful glass flower using solid sculpting techniques in multiple colors. Basic level, no experience required. Ages 16 and over.

Hiking, Habitat and Nature Journaling

$80 Fee, Four hikes

10 a.m.–Noon, Saturdays, April 27, 2019, May 11 and 25, 2019 and June 8, 2019

Enjoy a series of guided Saturday hikes at a sampling of our region’s beautiful natural areas and parks. Learn about the habitat along the way and try your hand at writing about the experience. Experience the change of seasons at four varied locations. Ages 16 and over.

Google and Social Media Analytics for Business and Non-Profits

$50 Fee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2019, Harris Hall 101

A crash course in how to effectively analyze and interpret the data and traffic on your website or social media accounts. Learn the language, trends in social media marketing, how to set up goals, create segments, analyze traffic, and boost search engine optimization to better reach your audience and encourage desired outcomes.

Mother’s Day “Make and Take” Children’s Feet and Hand Imprints on Tiles and Plates

$35 Fee for one mother and child, additional children $10 each Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019

Fine Arts Center, Ceramics Studio

Create a wonderfully personal keepsake – your child’s feet and hands imprinted on ceramic tiles and dinner plates. Bring your children to the studio and spend a few hours making a lasting memory together! Basic level, no experience required. Ages 18 and over.

Mother’s Day Fused Glass Frame One Day Workshop

$40 Fee (materials included)

9 a.m.–Noon, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Space is limited.

Frames may be picked up May 5 from 4–6 p.m. or by prior arrangement.

Location: Holman Glass Studio

Bring your son or daughter and together create a beautiful fused glass plate of your own design or come by yourself to make a surprise Mother’s Day special gift. Basic level, no experience required, ages 8 and up and ages 8-16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register

Register today by visiting www.keystone.edu/pdi or by contacting Kathy Williams at 570-945-8461 or pdi@keystone.edu.

Marywood University to Hold Art Therapy Symposium

Marywood University’s Professional Continuing Education department will hold an Art Therapy Symposium on Friday, March 29, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining Hall in the Nazareth Student Center. The program fee is $125, and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Presenters at the Symposium include Glen R. Finney, M.D., director of aging brain and behavioral neurology for the Geisinger Health System. Dr. Finney has researched, published articles and book chapters, and given presentations on the topic of the brain, creativity, and mitigating factors on cognition. Stephanie Wise, ATR-BC, ATCS, LCAT, is an associate professor of practice at Marywood University. She has researched, published articles, and given presentations on the topic of bilateral median and art therapy.

Participants, upon competing this training, will be able to: Identify the definition and elements of creativity and apply the tools used to measure creativity; describe the neurologic systems involved in creativity; list the neurologic disorders associated with creativity changes and analyze the types of changes in creativity seen in neurologic disorders; explain three reasons why right brain approaches to therapeutic trauma work is highly effective; list two interdisciplinary creative arts activities specifically designed to disrupt the ‘low road’ loop of PTSD; and define ‘bilateral art therapy’ and ‘resourcing’.

The program is designed for addiction counselors, certified case managers, prevention specialists, audiologists, speech language pathologists, art therapists, educators, music therapists, psychologists, and social workers. The Art Therapy Symposium is also approved for continuing education credits and ACT 48 hours. For more information about the program’s CEUs, ACT 48 credits, or to register, please visit www.marywood.edu/contedureg, or call (570) 340-6061.