Archive for November, 2013

Santa is coming to Ebensburg

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Guess who’s coming to town? Santa! He will be visiting the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Ebensburg Center on Thursday, December 5th, from 5 to 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come and visit with Santa, bring your family and we know your children will have a great time visiting with Santa.

Enjoy the warmth of the Ebensburg Center while relaxing with some free refreshments. This event is sponsored by the Ebensburg Student Activities Club. The club will be collecting donations and new toys to give to area families in need.

Come out and enjoy a night with the family while helping those in need. Contact the College’s Ebensburg Center at 814.471.0010 or for additional information.

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On Monday, November 18th, the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center will hold a Financial Aid Night from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The Somerset Center is located within the Georgian Place. Join us to gain an understanding of the financial aid process. Our knowledgeable staff will provide information on the following and other topics:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • PHEAA Grants
  • Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal Work Study
  • Scholarships

Please contact the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Somerset Center at 814.443.2500 or for additional information.

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Men’s Basketball Schedule

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Are you ready for some exciting basketball? We are and you’re invited! The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Men’s Basketball team takes the court for its home and season opener this Friday at 7pm. This game, and all home games, will be played in the East Hills Recreation Gymnasium.

Not only will this Friday be the home opener against CCBC Dundalk, but it is also Veteran Appreciation Night. All veterans who attend will receive a free gift and be honored before the game.

We encourage all to come and support your Pennsylvania Highlands Black Bears in the home opener and throughout the entire 2013-2014 season.

Black Bears Men’s Basketball Home Schedule:

  • Friday, November 8 vs. CCBC Dundalk:  7 pm
  • Saturday, November 23 vs.  Anne Arundel CC:  2pm
  • Friday, December 6 vs. Pitt Titusville:  7pm
  • Saturday, December 14 vs. Montgomery College:  2pm
  • Monday, January 6 vs. Grove City CC:  7pm
  • Monday, January 13 vs. CCAC Allegheny:  7pm
  • Saturday, January 18 vs.  Butler County CC:  2pm
  • Thursday, January 23 vs. Westmoreland County CC:  7pm
  • Monday, January 27 vs. CC Beaver County:  7pm
  • Monday, February 3 vs. CCAC Boyce:  7pm
  • Saturday February 8 vs. Potomac State:  2pm

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Penn Highlands SquareAll community members are invited to attend a presentation by guest speaker and Visiting Scholar from the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, Dr. Sami Hermez. His presentation, “Syria in the Arab Revolutions: Two Years On,” will take place in the auditorium of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Richland Campus on Thursday, November 7th, at 11am.

Dr. Hermez, will focus on the transformation of the Syrian uprisings over the last two years and provide an analysis of both the geopolitical and grassroots forces.  His talk will pose such questions as: how can we begin to understand the conflict in Syria; who are the different actors on the ground; and what positions might we consider taking in this country?

Previous to being a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Dr. Hermez held posts as a Visiting Professor of Contemporary International Issues at the University of Pittsburgh, a Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Mt. Holyoke College, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Lebanese Studies, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.  He obtained his doctorate degree in January 2011 from the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University, where his research was with former militia fighters and current political activists, and dealt with questions of the anticipation of war in everyday life in Lebanon.  His research is concerned with political violence, social movements, the state, memory, security and human rights in the Arab World. He has also worked in various organizations, among them, the US Peace Corps, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations Development Program.

This opportunity has been made possible by the efforts of the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

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