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  1. Update on the water watch ....
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  4. WINE, BEER & SHINE TASTING TRAIL https://visitpago.com/things-to-do/wine-beer-moonshine/ Just about everywhere in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region, you can enjoy tastings in the relaxing atmosphere of a local winery. Visitors will find delicious selections of red, white, and fruit wines. Beer lovers can tour Straub Brewery and pour themselves a draft from the famous “Eternal Tap”. If you like micro-breweries, make sure to stop by Clarion River Brewing Company. Experience real Moonshine at Blackbird Distillery, the only distillery in the country handcrafting on site from grain to bottle. Brochure Map print out >> https://visitpago.com/wp-content/uploads/WineBeerShine_Brochure-2020.pdf Use the Wine, Beer & Shine brochure and map to enjoy the tastes of the PA Great Outdoors region. Take in the scenery, spend a weekend or longer and explore the region as you sip away. Plan your visit around a wine festival or event for even more fun.
  5. Basketball All-Star Game being held April 18 at Clarion County YMCA The Clarion County YMCA, a branch of the Scenic Rivers YMCA, and D9and10Sports.com are pleased to announce that boys’ and girls’ high school basketball All-Star games will be played April 18 at the Clarion County YMCA. The girls’ game will be at 4 p.m. followed by the boys’ game at 5:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold. Each player is permitted two guests because of COVID-19 protocols and the size of the YMCA. The games will be video broadcast live on D9and10Sports.com and through the D9and10Sports.com Facebook page. The game is a joint venture between the YMCA and D9and10Sports.com with the best senior basketball players from District 9 plus the top senior basketball players from District 10 schools located in Warren and Venango Counties being invited to the game. “The YMCA, as an organization, has a long history with basketball dating back to the start of the game,” Jesse Kelley, Branch of Director of Clarion County YMCA, said. “On a regional level we want to continue to support that tradition, and we believe that an All-Star game for seniors is a perfect way to do that. We want to offer the kids an extra opportunity for a game. They have given so much to their communities and their school districts, this is a way to give back to the student-athletes, their parents, their schools and their communities. We are happy to be a part of this game.” A total of 40 players in all - 20 of each gender - will participate in the contest. “We are really happy to be able to be a part of this game,” D9and10Sports.com co-owner Andy Close said. “In this year of COVID-19, it was really important to us to find a way to honor the student-athletes. We are fortunate to have such a great and willing partner in the Clarion County YMCA, and our hope for the future is to continue to expand this game to possibly include multiple games with athletes from both District 9 and District 10.” The 20 boys’ players include 10 players on each team. Team One will consist of Clarion’s Cal German, Beau Verdill, and Hunter Craddock, Warren’ Ben Berdine, Kane’s Carson Whiteman, Keystone’s Colin Say, Clarion-Limestone’s Hayden Callen, A-C Valley’s Levi Orton, Sheffield’s Tyler Heppinger, and Elk County Catholic’s Mark Kraus. The squad will be coached by Clarion’s Scott Fox and Warren’s Jeff Berdine. Team Two will consist of Brookville’s Jace Miner and Robert Keth, Cameron County’s Caden Beldin, Karns City’s Chase Beighley, Venango Catholic’s Andrew Burda, Coudersport’s Hayden Keck, Clearfield’s Karson Rumsky, Austin’s Jackson Glover, and DuBois’ Lennon Lindholm and Nick Felix. The teams will be coached by Karns City’s Chris Bellis and Brookville’s Dalton Park. The 20 girls’ players include 10 players on each team as well. Team One will consist of Coudersport’s Sarah Chambers and Rosalyn Page, Bradford’s Hannah Lary, Clarion’s Ava Cherico, Port Allegany’s Bree Garzel, Eisenhower’s Delaney Chase, St. Marys’ Samantha Hayes and Kyla Johnson, and Cameron County’s Hailey Hilfiger and Kaelee Bresslin. The team will be coached by Eisenhower’s Mike Logue and Cameron County’s Dave Sullivan. Team Two will consist of Punxsutawney’s Riley Presloid and Sarah Weaver, Keystone’s Emily Lauer, Clearfield’s Megan Durendetta, DuBois’ Abby Guiher and Saige Weible, Moniteau’s Aslyn Pry, Warren’s Kelsey Stuart, Otto-Eldred’s Kayley Heller, and Cranberry’s Ava Ferringer. The team will be coached by Punxsutawney’s Mike Carlson and DuBois’ Keith Kriner. Players who were invited to play in the game but could not attend for various reasons included Clarion’s Erica Selfridge on the girls’ side and Franklin's Zak Smith, Oil City’s Holden Stahl, Johnsonburg’s Cam Stelene, Karns City’s Nathan Waltman, and Northern Potter’s Carter Anderson on the boys’ side. DuBois’ Dave Bennett and Warren’s Lisa LaVan had to turn down coaching offers due to prior commitments as well.
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  7. Penn State DuBois’ Chancellor McBride announces retirement DuBOIS, Pa – Having distinguished himself with immeasurable contributions to the field of education during a 44-year career, Dr. M. Scott McBride has announced that he will retire as chancellor and chief academic officer at Penn State DuBois, effective July 1, 2021. McBride assumed his current role at Penn State DuBois in March of 2017. As the lead administrator at the campus, he oversees all departments, working with faculty and staff to provide the highest possible level of quality in education to students. He supervises curriculum, course delivery methods, department budgets, and more. McBride has also served as a liaison to the community, helping to form partnerships with regional industry in such areas as research and development, as well as internship opportunities, all of which benefit students and businesses alike. Though his years on campus have been few, McBride’s impact is lasting and far-reaching. Under McBride’s direction, the North Central PA LaunchBox was established. An effort McBride is passionate about, the LaunchBox brings together representatives from across a wide spectrum of disciplines to collaborate on ways to promote economic growth in the region. It supports manufacturing competitiveness and workforce needs, growing and attracting talented innovators and entrepreneurs, and creating new high-knowledge, high-technology businesses in the region. The LaunchBox works with business startups, as well as existing business, offering assistance with grant acquisition, development of business plans, and other services. Students, as well, benefit by having access to the LaunchBox and all available assets while being encouraged to delve into the world of entrepreneurship. Under McBride’s direction, fundraising at Penn State DuBois reach unprecedented milestones. A total of more than $12 million was raised during his time at the campus. Much of these funds support student scholarships, helping to make education more accessible for all who wish to earn a degree. The establishment of the Diversity Equity Scholarship will help the campus to reach underserved populations. The Open Doors matching program saw donor gifts matched by the university, resulting in more than $3 million is funding for scholarships and additional programing aimed at helping students succeed. Also included in this total are funds intended to support the LaunchBox, international travel for students, special support for veterans, support of athletic programs, and more. The transition to remote learning during the COVID pandemic is another triumph occurring under McBride’s leadership. By diligently attending to the needs of students during this unique time, Penn State DuBois continued to provide a complete and well-rounded educational experience. This resulted in the majority of students remaining enrolled and completing courses through remote learning. Similarly, a student retention rate of 87.5% was realized in recent years under McBride’s leadership, the highest in Penn State’s Commonwealth Campus system, and second only to University Park throughout all of Penn State. Another lasting contribution McBride has made to the campus was to launch a major renovation project on the current Multipurpose Building. Once complete, it will be known as the Physical Fitness, Athletics, and Wellness Center (PAW Center) providing state of the art facilities such as an all-new fitness center available to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as an updated gymnasium, and practice spaces for athletic teams. Under McBride’s leadership, degree offerings at Penn State DuBois have been increased, creating a greater variety of educational options students may choose from. He streamlined essential services for students, creating a “One Stop” area on campus where students can find all staff members and services in one area should they need assistance with admissions, financial aid, advising, career services, and more. McBride also directed the campus-wide collaboration that developed a campus strategic plan, which will serve as a roadmap for offering the greatest service for students and the community through the next five years. He has also championed efforts promote diversity, and to increase equality and inclusion on campus for all through program offerings and townhall discussions. “Joining the Penn State family and being a member of our campus community has been one of my most rewarding experiences in my long career,” McBride said in a statement to the campus faculty and staff. “I ask that you accept my sincere appreciation for all that you do, and have done, for our campus. My time with you has been the most rewarding and endearing in my career. Though I will miss the close relationships that we have developed together, I am confident that you will welcome your next leader with the warmth and support that you provided me. You will be in my thoughts as I cheer the campus on from afar.” Senior Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor Madlyn Hanes stated, “Dr. McBride has been an excellent steward of the University in the broader community and has secured the campus’s standing as a vital regional asset. He is well regarded among University leaders and has represented the campus exceptionally well in the many committees and initiatives in which he has participated since joining Penn State.” Before coming to Penn State DuBois, McBride was dean of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Sciences at Morehead State University in Kentucky beginning in 2008. He led strategic planning, assessment efforts and external fundraising activities, as well as coordinated undergraduate and graduate programs, recruitment initiatives, resource development and facilities management for the 2,000-student college. He also established the Caudill College Student Services Center to improve recruitment, retention and graduation rates for the college; provided leadership for undergraduate research and service learning initiatives; led an initiative to achieve accreditation for the art and design program by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design; coordinated a series of cross-unit diversity programs and interdisciplinary efforts; and introduced a digital humanities minor to enhance learning by using technology in a range of humanities disciplines. Before 2008, McBride was chair of the department of music and a professor of music at Morehead State University, where he successfully advocated for increased music scholarships. He led the redesign and development of innovative music courses, which helped to double enrollment and graduation rates in the department. As chair of the music department at the University of West Georgia, McBride promoted the expansion of classroom technology in arts and humanities facilities. McBride attended Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education (1976) and a Master of Music degree in Performance (1978). In 1990 he earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Music Education from the University of Oklahoma. An accomplished musician with expertise on trombone, McBride has performed with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra (OH), Cobb Symphony Orchestra (GA), DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra (DOJO), Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra (KJRO), and a host of occasional professional ensembles. His professional conducting appearances include engagements with the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra (AL), U.S. Marine Band (Albany, GA), and the West Georgia Winds. Since 1987, McBride served on the entertainment production team for several collegiate bowl games including the Alamo, All-American, Gator, Holiday, Liberty, Orange, and Sugar Bowls. In 1999 he directed the half-time entertainment for the NCAA Kick-Off Classic in the New York’s Giants Stadium. In all, his professional work has taken him to 30 states, the District of Columbia, three Canadian provinces, Brazil, Finland, The People’s Republic of China, and the United Kingdom. In retirement, McBride plans to see even more of the world, traveling and enjoying time with his partner, Misty. Penn State DuBois Chancellor M. Scott McBride has announced plans for his retirement, effective July 1, 2021.
  8. DuBois engineering faculty research garners grant from Manufacturing PA Initiative DuBOIS, PA – Penn State DuBois Associate Professor of Engineering Daudi Waryoba is principal investigator in research that has been awarded funding through a Manufacturing PA Innovation Grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Manufacturing PA Initiative. He is joined in this latest research effort by his colleague, Associate Professor of Engineering Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, as well as Penn State DuBois engineering graduate and current University Park graduate student Linsea Paradis. Waryoba and his team have partnered with Symmco Inc. on research aimed at helping local manufacturers innovate new technology for the automotive industry. With the Central Pennsylvania region being a leader in Powder Metal production, and home to a host of manufacturers specializing in the field, Waryoba points out that Roughly 75% of traditional PM parts production is focused on automotive applications, which is heavily centered on iron-based PM parts. Industry partner Symmco, for instance, is a leading manufacturer of gears, bushings, bearings, and many other parts that make it into cars that people drive every day. But the company has also been an innovator in finding alternative materials for parts production, seeking out greater dependability and efficiency in line with government mandates. This is what Penn State DuBois faculty hope to expand upon in partnership with the company. Traditionally, engine parts such as valve seat inserts, valve guides and piston rings are made from iron-based materials, mainly to maximize durability and minimize cost. However, iron-based materials have relatively high friction and low thermal conductivity. Thus, copper-based alloys are favorable due to their relatively high conductivity and low friction. These materials offer superior combination of strength, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion coefficient, wear and friction properties, fatigue limit and corrosion resistance. Symmco has pioneered the use of alternative materials and is already producing parts from bronze. Waryoba hopes the collaboration with the company can unlock the secrets of using additional materials previously left on the shelf in favor of those with an iron base. As outlined in his grant proposal, Waryoba explained, “CuNiSi alloys are copper alloys that can be greatly strengthened via thermomechanical processing. These alloys are commonly manufactured via hot and cold rolling into plate and strip with subsequent cold forming into final products. As a result, the literature focuses exclusively on wrought products and hardly on PM parts. This is the central motivation for this proposal. It is envisioned that powder metallurgy can effectively be used to fabricate CuNiSi parts whose properties are comparable to wrought products. This will open windows for new product lines and expand the market volume of automotive and electrical PM parts.” The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) took notice of this work, awarding Waryoba and Symmco funding that could surpass $60,000 to fund their research. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Manufacturing PA initiative awarded $2 million across 29 grants in total and will bring together government, industry and higher education in holistic collaboration to spur new technologies and processes in the manufacturing sector. The Corporate Engagement Center and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP), within the Office of the Senior Vice President of Research at Penn State, worked to promote the program and match manufacturing partners with faculty and students across the University. The DCED awarded grants to Penn State DuBois; Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Penn State Altoona; and Penn State University Park. Always an educator, Waryoba also pulled in former Penn State DuBois student Linsea Paradis to work on this research project and to provide the promising student some additional hands-on experience. Paradis, of Philipsburg, PA, earned her bachelor’s degree in the Penn State DuBois engineering program, and moved on to University Park where she is currently enrolled in a one-year accelerated master’s degree program in Material Science and Engineering (MATSE). She plans to enroll in a Ph.D . MATSE program this coming fall. Paradis said the opportunity for real-world learning through collaboration with faculty has been invaluable, stating, “I have really enjoyed working with my advisers, including Dr. Waryoba. Working side-by-side with them I have not only learned valuable hard skills, but the soft skills that are necessary for conducting research, such as intuition and problem solving. I feel like my experiences with Dr. Waryoba and other faculty truly prepared me for research at the graduate level and are part of the reason I am continuing my education.” Funding of projects like this help to advance innovation in several sectors of manufacturing, from medical, to energy, to consumer goods. Additional details about many of the projects approved through the program can be found on the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program website. In the photo: Penn State DuBois Associate Professor of Engineering Daudi Waryoba.
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