Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Penn College News - Gilmour Named Vice Chair of NEAC’s President’s Council

Pennsylvania College of Technology
President Davie Jane Gilmour
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Pennsylvania College of Technology President Davie Jane Gilmour has been appointed vice chair of President’s Council for the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

A dozen of Penn College’s athletic teams compete in the NEAC, and Gilmour’s work with the council has included service on its committees for strategic planning and sportsmanship. She will serve for two years as vice chair before assuming the role of council chair in July 2019.

R. Keith Hillkirk, chancellor for Penn State Berks, completed a two-year term as chair of NEAC’s President’s Council on June 20. David E. Rogers, president of Morrisville State College in New York, has succeeded him as chair.

The NEAC consists of 14 Division III institutions in New York; Pennsylvania; New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.

“Dr. Gilmour has quickly become an engaged member of the NEAC, working on numerous committees such as the Strategic Planning Committee and the Sportsmanship Committee,” said Candice Murray, NEAC commissioner. “She brings a level of enthusiasm and commitment needed to continue moving the NEAC forward.”

Penn College recently received notification from the NCAA that its Wildcat Athletics teams will compete as full members of Division III when students return this fall, making them eligible for national championships. The college has competed in the NEAC since 2014-15 as a provisional member of Division III.

Local Artists Showcased at Williamsport First Friday July 7th

The work of artist Emily Green

On the First Friday of every month, businesses keep their doors open late to host local artists, bands, and art events of all kinds.  First Friday imbues Williamsport with the joy and beauty of the arts.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Government - Senate Health Committee Endorses Yaw Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Bill

Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)
Yaw Audio Remarks, click here
HARRISBURG – Legislation implementing opioid prescribing guidelines developed by Governor Wolf’s Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices Task Force was unanimously supported today by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23), prime sponsor of the bill.

Senate Bill 655 makes mandatory the current voluntary guidelines developed by the Task Force on the proper and safe prescribing of opioid-related pain medications.

These guidelines encourage the judicious prescribing of opioid pain medications in nine areas including: treating chronic noncancer pain, emergency department treatment, dental practices, opioid dispensing by pharmacists, obstetrics and gynecology pain treatment, geriatric pain treatment, treating pregnant mothers with opioid use disorders, safe prescribing benzodiazepines for acute treatment of anxiety and insomnia, as well as prescribing in orthopedics and sports medicine. The guidelines also call for other clinical interventions prior to the initiation of opioids.

Crosscutters News: Baseball - Pitcher Julian Garcia Is Strong In Cutt...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Penn College’s Madigan Library Quickly Advances in ‘Star’ Program

Penn College’s Madigan Library has earned the first of five Silver Stars available to libraries through
Pennsylvania’s PA Forward program.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – In only six months as a participant in the state’s PA Forward program, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library has reached – and transcended – Bronze Level status to earn the first of five Silver Stars on the basis of a recent professional-development event.

Government - Senate Approves Bill to Set Standards for Addiction Recovery Houses

HARRISBURG – The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom McGarrigle (R-26) and Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) to establish quality standards for addiction recovery houses in Pennsylvania.

Senate Bill 446 calls for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to establish standards and criteria for the administration and operation of recovery houses, sometimes referred to as “sober” or transitional houses. The purpose of such facilities is to provide support for those suffering from addiction after they leave inpatient treatment or correctional facilities.

“Properly run recovery houses can turn lives around, but unregulated, unscrupulous recovery houses are wasting not only taxpayer dollars, but lives,” McGarrigle said. “Individuals and entire communities suffer when an opportunity for recovery is sacrificed for a quick profit. Passing Senate Bill 446 says we are not going to tolerate that.”

My Final Days of Little League®: a Father's Perspective

An exclusive www.LittleLeague.news animated photo
My last day of coaching Little League® is now only days away. The thought of it has been frequent in my mind the last few weeks and it kept me up last night. Not in bad way, but like other notable milestones in my boys’ lives, another chapter is closing.

2017 Crosscutters Baseball Video - Pitcher Kyle Young

We learn more about opening night winning pitcher at State College, PA.