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a workshop on building a college portfolio

Workshops showcase educational, career opportunities for area students

Faculty and staff members at Penn State DuBois hosted a collection of workshops on Thursday, Nov. 16, to help introduce area middle and high school students to some of the options they'll have in both higher education and in their careers. The Gifted Workshop series was aimed specifically at students in gifted or advanced curriculums, and welcomed more than 30 students in grades seven through 12 from DuBois, Brockway, and Redbank Valley school districts.
Santa and Mrs. Clause make an appearance at Penn State DuBois each year.

Make reservations for Breakfast with Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus will once again make a stop at Penn State DuBois this Christmas season for the 23rd annual Breakfast with Santa. Time slots for breakfast will be available between 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Dec. 9 in the Hiller Building Student Union on campus. The cost is $4 per person, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Students assemble care packages for area shelters.

Students Deliver Holiday Care Packages to Those in Need

Members of the Penn State DuBois Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Club have made efforts to make the holidays brighter for some area residents. The club members packed up and delivered care packages on Thursday to four organizations that serve people in need, including people who are homeless, those going through a crisis, and youth being counseled at a residential youth center. Those organizations are Haven House in DuBois, Capsea in Ridgway, Pentz Run in DuBois, and Crossroads in DuBois and Punxsutawney.
Runner Rebecca Maine and Coach Kyle Gordon

From addiction to victory: An inspirational 'run' to Athlete of the Year

This is Maine's first year ever running cross country and she succeeded in placing in at least the top three of every race.In a former life, Rebecca was addicted to heroin. She has now been clean for nearly five years. Prior to sobriety, she spent her young adulthood traveling across the country by hitchhiking and train-hopping. Eventually, the demons of addiction overwhelmed her enough that she found herself returning home.
Mike Jacobson demonstrates new technology that can help people to complete tasks at work, or at home.

Students, patients learn about latest technology for those with disabilities

An Assistive Technology Fair held at Penn State DuBois on Nov. 9 featured a dozen vendors from around the area who offer specialized equipment to assist people with special needs in completing tasks around their home, in the classroom, or at work.