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Falcon Fest to raise funds for LD sports

The community of Lower Dauphin is planning a special night to celebrate Falcon Pride from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Falcon Fest will raise funds for the Lower Dauphin booster clubs’ contribution toward the district’s field house at the turf field complex on the middle school campus.

The Falcon Fest will be a casual social event for adults with light fare, beer/wine and a cash bar. The cost per person is $35 in advance and $40 at the door. There also will be both a live and silent auction.

In addition to attending the event, the committee is seeking donations to the auctions and general sponsors for the event. The event offers sponsorship levels of $2,500; $1,000; $500; and $250. These donors will be recognized on a permanent donor board outside the field house.

More information about Falcon Fest can be found on the LD Falcon Foundation website at Tickets may be pre-ordered on the website.

Checks should be made payable to: LD Falcon Foundation-Falcon Fest; Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation, 291 E. Main St., Hummelstown, PA 17036.Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 15:37

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Penn State Harrisburg planning to hold emergency preparedness exercise Sept. 30

Penn State Harrisburg, in coordination with local and regional agencies, will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise in its library, on Friday, Sept. 30, starting at 9 a.m. The library will be closed to the public between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

As part of the exercise, the college community and visitors to campus can expect to see the increased presence of law enforcement and emergency response professionals. Except for activities in the library, the exercise is not expected to otherwise affect normal operations of the college.

As part of the exercise, alert systems such as the PSUAlert messaging system may be tested to help ensure functionality in a true emergency. All Penn State students, faculty, and staff are automatically signed up to receive e-mail alerts via their Penn State email address.  An active Penn State access account is required for users to access PSUAlert to change contact settings, such as adding cellphone numbers to receive text messages and adding e-mails.

The emergency exercise will provide the college and participating organizations with an opportunity to assess capabilities, policies, and procedures, as well as decision-making, coordination, and agency integration, with the goal of improving effectiveness in an actual emergency.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 15:56

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Meet The Falcons night


Lower Dauphin High School’s annual Meet the Falcons night was held Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Falcon Fields athletic complex.

The annual event included the marching band playing the National Anthem followed by a few preview songs from their upcoming fall show, “Land of the Free.”

Members of the Lower Dauphin athletic teams were introduced starting with cross country, field hockey, football, golf, boys soccer, girls soccer, tennis and volleyball. The cheerleading squad performed a routine. The band played the alma mater.

To see more contributed photos of Meet The Falcons Night, check out our print edition or click here for our E-edition.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:46

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Urban education expert, hip-hop artist to speak at PSU Harrisburg

Dr. Christopher Emdin, an author and associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, will discuss his New York Times bestselling book “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... And the Rest of Y’All Too” from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in Penn State Harrisburg’s Student Enrichment Center theater.   emdin chrisWEB

This event is free and open to the public. 

Edmin’s book focuses on urban education and his reality pedagogy, a teaching and learning approach that focuses on the understanding of students by the teacher.

Emdin is director of Science Education at the Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education at Columbia University, as well as the associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. 

He is an alumni fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, and currently serves as Minorities in Energy ambassador for the U.S. Department of Energy and the STEAM ambassador for the U.S. Department of State.

Emdin is also a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality, and education have appeared in dozens of periodicals including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He provides regular commentary on Al Jazeera and the Huffington Post; where he writes the Emdin 5 series.

He holds a doctorate in Urban Education with a concentration in Mathematics, Science, and Technology; master’s degrees in both natural sciences and education administration, and bachelor’s degrees in physical anthropology, biology, and chemistry.

He is the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement, and a public speaker on a number of topics, including hip-hop education, STEM education, politics, race, class, diversity, and youth empowerment. 

Clifton Johnson, Harlem, New York hip-hop artist and Penn State Harrisburg alumnus known as “The 80s Baby,” will also perform a hip-hop session at the event. 

Johnson graduated from Penn State Harrisburg in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He creates music that is entertaining and educational and has performed throughout the United States as well as internationally, opening for numerous artist, including Common, Bobby Valentino, Jasmine Sullivan, and Theophilus London.  

He stated that he gains inspiration from the early stages of hip-hop “when music was centered on providing a voice for those whom few would listen to.”

This Sept. 9 event is the first in the Technology of Music concert and lecture series, which highlights the Office of Student Affairs 2016-2017 “Technology” theme.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 15:21

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