Two award-winning entrepreneurs will split the top prize for business ideas submitted to Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s Techcelerator Competition. Kristen and Boyd Lewis with EasyRaising fundraising will receive $5,000 to be used for the development of their business idea for improving school and community fundraising. Evan Klapec of EMKO Technologies will also receive $5,000 to develop a new dust collection system for auto body shops.
The Penn State Small Business Development Center and the North Central PA LaunchBox are hosting “Navigating COVID-19: Resources and Relief for Small Businesses,” a free, one-hour video conference via Zoom on Friday, March 27. This webinar is open to all small business owners seeking resources and financial/legal assistance as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
THON weekend came to a close on Sunday with $11,696,942 raised across all Penn State locations to help fund the fight against childhood cancer. While four official campus dancers from Penn State DuBois continue to nurse their tired feet, they are proud to say they all made it through the entire 46-hour dance marathon, and helped to usher in a record breaking $34,882 year for THON fundraising at DuBois.
The Annual THON Dancer Sendoff Dinner and Hair Auction is the biggest fund-raising event for Penn State DuBois for THON each year, and it did not disappoint in 2020. At the end of the night, total funds raised this season for THON by DuBois students reached $32,082 to support the fight against childhood cancer, breaking the previous campus record. With donations accepted through Feb. 23, that number is still climbing.
In a continuing effort to offer training relevant to the area workforce needs, Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education will offer the Personal Care Home Administrator Training program in spring 2020. The 100-hour program will prepare graduates to enter a career in administration of long-term personal care facilities.
Chris Singleton, a forgiveness and racial reconciliation lecturer, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois. As part of the Cultural, Performing Arts, and Lecture Series, this event is free and open to the public.
All members of the community are invited to help support the efforts of THON by attending the Dancer Send-off Dinner and Hair Auction planned for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the student union at Penn State DuBois. This event celebrates this year’s Penn State DuBois THON dancers.
Penn State DuBois will send four students to THON this year to represent the campus as the official THON dancers at the Penn State Dance Marathon scheduled for Feb. 21, through the 23, at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park. Planning to stay on their feet for 46 consecutive hours are Taylor Butler, of Curwensville; Sarah Voris, of Punxsutawney; Lydia Holt, of Brockway; and Heather Witherow, of Reynoldsville.