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Dale Sleva ’97 named principal at Mars Area Primary Center

August 9, 2021
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Two educators from within Mars Area School District will take up new leadership roles in district schools in the coming school year. Dale Sleva Jr. will serve as principal at Mars Area Primary Center, and Jessica Semler will fill Sleva’s previous role as assistant principal at Mars Area High School.

Joshua Penrod ’96 highlights Johnstown’s industrial history in new book

July 19, 2021
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New book by Joshua Penrod highlights Johnstown’s industrial history.

W&J Professor Julia Bernier Interviews Curator Kelli Morgan for Black Perspectives

July 7, 2021
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In today’s post, Julia Wallace Bernier, a regular contributor to Black Perspectives, interviews Dr. Kelli Morgan, a curator, educator, and social justice activist who specializes in American art and visual culture.

Ryan Berley ’98 brings Franklin Fountain’s famous ice cream home to Delco

July 5, 2021
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The line formed almost as quickly as the first cone was served on opening day at Franklin Fountain’s new Sugar Shack. Just in time for sweltering hot weather and the Fourth of July weekend, one of the most famous ice cream places in the City of Philadelphia opened its first suburban location Thursday on…

W&J History Student Carves Future with Mount Rushmore Internship

June 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (June 28, 2021)-Another President’s face is appearing this summer at Mount Rushmore-a W&J President, that is. History major Sarah Byrne ’22 secured a position at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota as a Historical Interpretation Intern, a role she found through W&J’s career connection software, Handshake. Support from W&J’s Center for Professional …  

W&J professor awarded ACLS grant for music-censorship research

June 8, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (June 8, 2021)-Assistant Professor of European History Leah Goldman, Ph.D., is adding a few more notes to her previous research into Soviet-era music censorship, thanks to funding from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS selected Dr. Goldman as one of only 14 grant recipients to receive support for projects that …  

Armand Buzzelli ’04 on his role at RMU and career advice

May 5, 2021
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The Final Exam is your chance to get advice and insights from experts in the industry. For the May/June 2021 issue, Campus Rec spoke with Armand Buzzelli, Ph.D., the director of Campus Recreation at Robert Morris University (RMU).

W&J Senior, Future Teacher Lives Up to His Alma Maters’ Missions of Leadership

April 30, 2021
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Kenny Jimenez ’21 will return to his hometown of Houston, Texas to teach eighth grade social studies in the YES Prep public school system.

Social Ethics Leader, NPR Contributor Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., to Give Keynote at W&J College Commencement Ceremony

April 28, 2021
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Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., will be the keynote speaker at Washington & Jefferson College’s 222nd Commencement Ceremony.

W&J to Induct Class of 2021 Members into The Phi Beta Kappa Society

April 20, 2021
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W&J will induct 24 members of the Class of 2021 into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and best-known honor society.