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March 19, 2010

In brief: UPJ alum will discuss work in Honduras

Pitt-Johnstown alum Chester “Chet” Thomas, executive director of Honduras-based Proyecto Aldea Global (Project Global Village) and 2010 Pitt-Johns-town Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, will discuss the work of his organization at a special GLOCAL Society Series presentation at 7 p.m. Monday in the J. Irving Whalley Memorial Chapel on campus.

Thomas, a 1966 graduate, will highlight the contributions his organization has made to the advancement of Honduras and its citizens.

He also will discuss the challenges facing Honduras as a developing country and will provide firsthand accounts of what has been happening since the constitutional crisis that took place nine months ago.

Established in 2009 by President Jem Spectar as part of Pitt-Johnstown’s strategic plan, the GLOCAL Society Series focuses on pressing global and local issues.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Pitt-Johnstown Office of External Relations at 269-2080.

Learning Lamp plans open houses at 2 sites

The Learning Lamp will hold two open houses.

The Richland Preschool event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, Room F204, 445 Schoolhouse Road.

To register or for more information, call 262-0247.

Westmont Preschool will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Beth Sholom Congregation, first floor, 700 Indiana St., Westmont. To register or for more information, call 539-0714.

Learning Lamp preschools are geared for children 2 to 5 years old.

Income-based scholarships are available.

Subsidized care also is available for income-eligible families attending the vo-tech and Memorial Medical Center locations.

For information on this program, call 254-4084.

Job/internship fair to be held Thursday

LORETTO ­– St. Francis University, Mount Aloysius College and South Central Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center are sponsoring the

2010 Job/Internship Fair Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the university’s Stokes Athletic Center.

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