Saturday, April 6, 2013
The BCCC Foundation honored Dr. Christopher Bursk, First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown and Carol C. Tyler at a ceremony on March 21.
The Bucks County Community College Foundation presented its community awards on March 21 at the annual Bucks Presidents’ VIP Breakfast. The awards, presented at the college's Newtown campus, honored Dr. Christopher Bursk, Language and Literature Professor; First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown and philanthropist Carol C. Tyler. “The awards recognize outstanding achievement by individuals, foundations, and corporations that are making a difference in the following categories: education, community, and partnership,” said Phil Wursta, president of the BCCC Foundation Board of Directors. “The Foundation is proud to recognize the great partners in our community who go above and beyond, and really make Bucks County Community College a very …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A Bucks County Community College student was airlifted after falling 200 feet down a cliff on campus, phillyburbs.com reported.
A man was airlifted after he fell about 200 feet down a cliff at Bucks County Community College Wednesday afternoon, www.phillyburbs.com reported. The man was taken to Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, the website reported. According to the website, the incident occurred around 2 p.m. behind Tyler Hall. The man, a student at the college, reportedly fell down a cliff and landed on the banks of the Neshaminy Creek. The man was not immediately identified. Click here to read the full report on phillyburbs.com
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bucks County Community College's Locomotive Engineer and Conductor Basic Training Program begins May 4. There are two information sessions this month.
Ever dream of being a train engineer? Well Bucks County Community College can help make that dream a reality. For the sixth year, Bucks County Community College’s Division of Continuing Education is offering a Locomotive Engineer and Conductor Basic Training Program. According to school officials, the course is the only of its kind in the area. The 65-hour introductory course prepares students to enter a training program to become an engineer or conductor on a freight or passenger rail line. “There’s no other course in the area that can prepare you for this field,” says instructor Mark Mattis, a senior training specialist with NJ Transit. “Students will learn railroad operating rules, air brake theory, locomotive operation, and more, plus …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The Bucks County High School Art Exhibition opened Monday and features more than 200 works of art in a variety of media.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Bucks County High School Art Exhibition, which will be held at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus, features more than 200 works of art in a variety of media.
The 18th Annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition opens April 1 at Bucks County Community College’s Hicks Art Center Gallery. A Congressional Art Contest awards ceremony with Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 7. The exhibit will be on display through April 9. The show features more than 200 works of art in a variety of media such as painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, stained glass, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and jewelry. The works were submitted by 48 art teachers from 17 high schools throughout the county. It is coordinated by faculty member Cris Martino. Several college faculty members have chosen one first-place and three honorable-mention winners for the annual Congressional Art …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Bucks County Community College is offering more than 200 courses this summer.
Tuesday, March 26
Registration is now open for summer courses at Bucks County Community College. BCCC offers more than 200 courses beginning May 28 through Aug. 15. "Students home from colleges and universities all across the country choose to study at Bucks in the summer to catch up, get ahead, or learn something new, then transfer credits back to their home institution," a BCCC press release said. Courses are offered at the main campus in Newtown, as well as the Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie and the Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol. Courses are also offered online through the college’s Virtual Campus. Fundamentals such as algebra, biology, and English composition are available, along with computer and information science, management, nursing, music, and …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Fiction writer Ben Marcus is coming to Bucks County Community College as part of the Wordsmith Reading Series.
Fiction writer Ben Marcus will come to Newtown next month for a reading at Bucks County Community College on April 5. The reading, part of Bucks County Community College’s Wordsmiths Reading Series, will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Marcus, a New York City-based author, has written four books, including "The Age of Wire and String" and his newest novel, "The Flame Alphabet." His work has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times, Salon, McSweeney's and Time. He is the recipient of the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Whiting Writers Award, a NEA Fellowship in fiction and three Pushcart Prizes. Marcus is currently an …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The Sixth Annual Tyler Gardens and Landscape Lecture will feature guest speaker Drew Becher, the President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
The Sixth Annual Tyler Gardens and Landscape Lecture will be held April 20 at Bucks County Community College. The guest speaker will be Drew Becher, the President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. According to event organizers, Becher is a "highly-respected leader in the greening and beautification movement in both Washington, D.C. and New York City." He is a "brilliant speaker who makes the environment and horticulture come alive," a press release from event organizers said. The event will be held in Bucks County Community College's Gateway Auditorium on the Newtown campus starting 9:30 a.m. A tour of Tyler Formal Gardens will follow the lecture. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $7 for students. All proceeds benefit …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A free open house for prospective students and their parents will be held on April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newtown campus.
If you're interested in learning what the local community college has to offer, mark your calendar for April 3. That's when Bucks County Community College will host a free open house for prospective students and their parents. The open house will be held in Tyler Hall on the Newtown campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Professors, students and parents will be there to offer input, answer questions and share experiences. Representatives from six academic departments will be there to discuss the nearly 80 majors offered at BCCC. Officials from the college’s financial aid and other student-services departments will also be on hand. Chef apprenticeship students will prepare pastries for guests to enjoy and student musicians will entertain. Last year's …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus closed Tuesday afternoon after an electrical failure wiped out power in several buildings and required an evacution of some classrooms.
Power at Bucks County Community College's Newtown campus was restored Tuesday evening and all classes will resume as scheduled Wednesday. The Newtown campus closed Tuesday afternoon after an electrical failure wiped out power in several buildings and required an evacuation of some classrooms. According to school officials, an electrical problem was discovered around 3 p.m. in a manhole behind Penn Hall and Founders Hall. The Newtown Fire Department was called to campus as a precaution. No fire was discovered and no one was injured. Penn Hall, Founders Hall and the portable classroom trailers were evacuated in light of the issue, according to school officials. Power was out in those buildings, the Rollins Center, the 3-D Arts Center, the …