Rose participates in symposium at The University of Findlay

FINDLAY -- Whitney Rose, a junior physical therapy major, participated in The University of Findlay's Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity April 13.

Rose is a 2008 graduate of Newcomerstown High School. Rose is the daughter of Cindy and Richard Rose, Newcomerstown.

At the symposium, Rose was named a Senior Scholar, which recognizes graduating seniors with a GPA of 3.6 or above.

The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. With a total enrollment of approximately 3,900 full-time and part-time students, The University of Findlay is noted for its innovative, career-oriented programs in nearly 60 majors and nine graduate and professional degrees. Founded more than 125 years ago, the University has a tradition of academic excellence.

Students participate in service learning trips

CANTON -- Malone University students and faculty are spending summer abroad in service to others through a variety of service learning trips. This summer's schedule includes trips to Ukraine, Egypt, Honduras, Jamaica, China, South Africa, and Israel. Interested persons can follow along at In addition, the University conducted trips to New Orleans and Poland over its spring recess. The University partners with international hosts who have compassion, experience, and knowledge with the people of the countries they visit. Trips are always created around the participant's potential to learn about the culture and from the nationals. The service projects are designed by nationals of the host country to address a real need.

Chelsea Bryant, a sophomore nursing major from Newcomerstown, recently traveled to South Africa as part of a service learning program at Malone University.

Rose Marinucci, a sophomore Educational Ministries major from Kimbolton, traveled to Ukraine.

Betsy Marincucci, a senior Spanish major from Kimbolton, traveled to Honduras.

This year, 93 Malone University faculty, staff, students, and -- in some cases -- alumni have participated or are participating in such trips.

Celia King, director of Service Learning, said, "The Service Learning program is designed to fit into the bigger picture of a student's time at Malone. We recognize that an education includes many experiences while a student is in college, and hope that these trips add a layer to understand how what they're learning in the classroom relates to what's happening in other parts of the world."

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs.

Hacker named to Bucknell Univ. dean's list

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell University has released the dean's list for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.

Locally, Matthew A. Hacker, Newcomerstown, Ohio, a son of Kenneth and Joy Hacker of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and a 2008 graduate of Springfield Local High School, New Middletown, Ohio.

A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition.