East Stroudsburg University

Brianna Gowat of Mayfield, Matthew Levine of Carbondale and Kristy Vancosky of Jessup were among 486 students who received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at the Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Miami University

Blakely resident, Kyle Walsh has been applying the tools of science, education and conservation to become a leader in the conservation community. Walsh was expected to conclude his master's course of study in mid-December with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in biology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly.

Since joining the Global Field Program (GFP) master's in 2017, Walsh has traveled to Baja, Mongolia and Paraguay and conducted projects that have made a difference in the Blakely area.

Walsh works as a guest services supervisor at Electric City Aquarium.

The GFP master's degree and Earth Expeditions courses are designed for educators and other professionals from all disciplines and settings interested in making a difference in human and ecological communities. Miami University's Project Dragonfly reaches millions of people each year through inquiry-driven learning media, public exhibits and graduate programs worldwide. Slippery Rock University

Select dance majors and minors at Slippery Rock University performed original dances at the Dec. 7 Fall Dance Concert in Swope Music Hall.

Kathryn Eberhart of Archbald, a freshman dual major in dance and early childhood education, was a performer.

Juniors and seniors submitted letters of intent earlier this semester to have their dances considered. Once approved, students showcased their work to underclassmen who then auditioned to perform the dance pieces. Despite initial approval and casting, the students' pieces are not guaranteed a spot. Students compete for spots in either the Fall or Winter Concert during an Adjudication Concert, and of more than 40 auditions, 18 dances were selected for the Fall Dance Concert.

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