The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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.

About 70 employers in various fields including business, health care, government, human services, law, and science and technology will be at the fair to speak to attendees.

The event is open to all students and majors. Members of the community and alumni also are invited.

There is no admission fee.

Spaghetti supper offered in N. Cambria

NORTHERN CAMBRIA – A free spaghetti supper will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Contres-Greer fire hall, located off Route 219 in the Spangler area of Northern Cambria.

The Northern Highlands Ministerium and the Spangler fire hall are coordinating the community event. Everyone is welcome.

There will be special music and devotional services at 5:30 and 6:30 pm.

Training dates set for parents of students

Greater Johnstown School District has set training dates for parents of students, including those enrolled in special education.

“Curriculum for All Ages” will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at East Side Elementary.

“Summer Activities for Students” will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 27 at West Side Elementary.

Guests are to report and register at the building’s main office. Child care will be available with reservations.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 533-5664.