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First Posted: 3/11/2012

Baker performs at Marist

Jacob Baker, of Shavertown, performed in “Love in the Afternoon,” an annual concert presented by the Marist College Singers organization. Baker is a Marist College freshman.

“Love in the Afternoon” is a student concert featuring musical selections about love, romance and relationships from a variety of music genres. Students performed in solos, duets and ensembles during two shows on Valentine’s Day weekend.

The Marist College Singers organization involves approximately 140 students performing in a variety of ensembles.

PSUWB professor honored at conference

The Academy of Business Research honored Penn State Wilkes-Barre Instructor of Business John Weber at its 2011 Winter International Conference with a Best Paper Award in the category of real estate and finance.

Weber’s paper, “The Impact of Perceptions on the Fallout of Increasing Real Estate Values in Montgomery County: An Integrative Case Study,” is the first three chapters of his Doctoral Dissertation Proposal for Capella University where he is currently pursuing his PhD in General Business.

An instructor in Business at Penn State Wilkes-Barre since 2001, Weber holds a B.A. from Temple University in Communications and an M.B.A. from LaSalle University in Finance. Weber is currently the Program Chair for the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Business Department.

MU instructors develop iPad program

Jeffrey Becker, O.D., a part-time instructor in the Misericordia University occupational therapy program, and Robert Bohlander, Ph.D., a neuropsychologist, have developed the Oculomotor Therapy Program for the iPad to use in their private practice at the NeuroSensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania in Kingston.

The program uses a web-based application in which patients access a variety of games for the iPad that will treat visual system dysfunction and strengthen visual skills. Children and adults with visual impairment due to autism, brain injury, stroke or a variety of other conditions can now receive help from this new program that utilizes specially designed games and activities on the computer tablet.

Simonovich earns dean’s list honor

Sarah Simonovich, of Dallas, has been named to the dean’s list at Bloomsburg University for the fall 2011 semester. Simonovich is majoring in English, with a minor in secondary education.

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