Thursday, February 7, 2013
Ten students said they are moving on to play at the collegiate level.
Ten students from Peters Township High School shared their intent to take their athletic skills to the collegiate level on Wednesday. While some students signed letters of intent and other indicated their verbal agreements, these students join seven other student athletes who signed their letters of intent in November. Coaches, parents and school administrators were on hand for the event. Baseball: Adam Becker – Bethany College Bill McLuckie – Bethany College Football: Cole Kochman – Youngstown State University Mike Woltz – Robert Morris University Golf (Girls): Harmony Shepherdson – University of Charleston (WV) Soccer (Girls): Alexis Alavi – Haverford College Abbie LaVigna – Kent State University Olivia Roberson – Duquesne University …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The conference, slated for today and Tuesday, includes experiences from women in Washington County who live near Marcellus Shale drilling activity.
Southwestern Pennsylvania women interviewed in a study by nursing professors at Duquesne University and two other schools showed a serious concern for health in the face of their changing environment. They also faced mental strain caused by a feeling of powerlessness. These findings will be presented as part of the Boom & Bust conference on today and Tuesday at Duquesne’s Power Center. The event will discuss economic, policy, health, environmental and other issues surrounding energy development. A study by Dr. Leni Resick, clinical professor and director of the family nurse practitioner program in Duquesne’s School of Nursing, and collaborators at Frontier University in Washington, Pa., and Penn State University provides a starting point …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Suzie McConnell-Serio is a two-time Olympic medalist. She now coaches the sport that got her to the games.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Suzie McConnell-Serio was 22 years old in 1988 when she arrived in Korea to compete in the Olympics. The Brookline native had just received her degree—and had a sparkling basketball reputation—from Penn State University. She’d been through five months of tryouts for a spot on the U.S. Women’s Basketball team, and was feeling a bit of disbelief that her efforts had paid off on such a large scale. “On Aug. 18, 1988 they named the team and we left for Olympics that year,” McConnell-Serio said. “I just remember being so anxious and excited because it really was a dream of mine.” McConnell-Serio had traveled through Europe while playing with U.S.A. Select Basketball in the years leading up to the Olympics, but she said it was nothing compared …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Two Duquesne University professors living in the South Hills were inducted into the school’s Research Hall of Fame last week.
Two Duquesne University professors living in the South Hills were induced into the school’s Research Hall of Fame last week for their work at the institution. Dr. David Seybert, who lives in Scott Township and has been the dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences since 2000, was inducted for his research and funding in the field on May 31. The school announced that Seybert has been awarded $1.8 million in the past decade for research in science education, diversity initiatives and research. Seybert has also been instrumental in the annual $2 million that the school receives in outside funding, according to Duquesne. Meanwhile, Dr. Rick McCown, a Mt. Lebanon resident who is a professor at the School of Education’s …