News in brief from Erie and Crawford counties.
PBS executive to give commencement address
MEADVILLE — Paula Kerger, president and chief executive of PBS, will deliver the May 13 commencement address at Allegheny College.
Kerger is the longest serving president and chief executive in PBS history and made strong commitments to the arts, news and public affairs during her tenure. She introduced digital platforms to bring public media to more households. The network advanced from the nation's 15th most watched to No. 6 under her leadership.
She also is president of the PBS Foundation, which supports public broadcasting.
The commencement address will be held on Bentley Hall lawn, weather permitting. Tickets are required for admission only if the ceremony is held indoors in the Wise Center.
Erie student is 'Goldwater Scholar'
Dartmouth College junior Kevin Kang, from Erie, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar.
Kang is a Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy graduate and a biomedical engineering sciences major at Dartmouth.
He is one of 240 college sophomores and juniors chosen from 1,286 applicants nationwide for the annual prize for undergraduates intending to pursue careers in math, engineering and sciences.
Materials science camp accepting applications
MEADVILLE — High school students interested in applied math, physics and chemistry are invited to apply for the ASM Materials Camp at Allegheny College, Meadville, June 20-22.
The free camp is led by college faculty and industry leaders and offers problem-solving activities to help students explore materials science and engineering principles.
Applications are being accepted online at http://sites.allegheny.edu/conference/asm-materials-camp.
The camp is sponsored by ASM International Education Foundation.
Leadership Meadville 8 applications open
MEADVILLE — The Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for Leadership Meadville, Class 8.
Leadership Meadville is a nine-month program to help participants discover assets and talents and develop leadership skills. Leaders from various business sectors engage with students.
Class meets from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Friday of each month from September through May 2018.
Participants must attend classes, have a desire to help shape the community's future, have a demonstrated capacity for leadership, and be willing to be active in the community for at least three years.
Participants must be 25 or older or have a minimum of five years professional work experience.
Applications should be submitted by June 16 to Meadville-Western Crawford County, 908 Diamond Park, Meadville, PA 16335 or by fax to 814-337-8022. Call Karen Staudt, 814-337-8030, for information.
Preservation workshop is May 20
TITUSVILLE — Historic preservation programs and tours will be offered during the 2017 Preservation Workshop by the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism.
The event will be held May 20 at Scheide Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 216 N. Franklin St., Titusville.
Programs will include "Balancing Then and Now: Painting the Exterior and Interior of Your Historic Home" by color consultant Barbara Pierce of CJ Hurley Century Arts and "Your Best Brand: Historic Assets and Economic Vitality" by William Callahan, community preservation coordinator for the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.
Tours will include a tour of the Tarbell and Fertig houses led by Melissa Mann, site administrator at Drake Well Museum.
Events begin at 8:45 a.m. and continue until 4:45 p.m. Catered buffet lunch and dinner are included in the $50 cost.
Or pick and choose programs and tours for $10 each, lunch for $12, and dinner and 2017 Oil Heritage Region Historic Preservation Awards presentation, $25.
Visit www.oilregion.org for more information.