Local Chatter: Dupont resident, Misericordia University student Miranda Bellas studies abroad in Ireland

April 22nd, 2016 10:57 am

Bellas studies in Ireland

DALLAS — A group of 12 students from Misericordia University, including Dupont resident Miranda Bellas, studied world music and experienced cultural immersion on a 10-day study abroad trip to Ireland that was sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts.

Representing a variety of majors, the students participated in the trip during spring break as part of a semester-long course in world music that was taught by Ryan Weber, Ph.D., assistant professor of musicology and associate director of the honors program at Misericordia University.

The students and Weber participated in extensive tours of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, including Dublin and surrounding regions, the coastal city of Howth, and the eastern city of Dundalk where they were welcomed as special guests at a concert celebrating the 1916 Easter Rising – the centenary of Ireland’s fight for independence.

Locals named to honor societies

WILKES-BARRE — Alexandra Kijek, Wyoming, and Carmen LoBrutto, Hughestown, were both recently inducted into the King’s College chapters of honor societies.

To be inducted, candidates must have completed at least 50 percent of their course work for a bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.6.

Kijek was recently inducted into the King’s College chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES) honor society, the national honor society of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition and is a senior psychology major.

She is also a member of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society and is involved with the mentoring program.

LoBrutto was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the business national honor society and is a sophomore accounting major.

He is a member of the Accounting Association and Knights of Columbus.

Birth announcements

PLAINS TWP. — Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announces the following newborns for March 20 through April 6, 2016:

A girl was born to Nicole and John Nemic, of Jenkins Township, on March 27.

A girl was born to Alexis Roden, of Harding, on April 6.

Happy birthday wishes

Mike English Sr., Pittston Township, will celebrate his birthday on April 25.

Lenny Brown, Old Forge, celebrated his birthday on April 20.

Misericordia University students visited Dublin Castle as part of their Department of Fine Arts study abroad trip to Ireland. From left, first row, Tierney Hafner, Newtown, occupational therapy; Miranda Bellas, Dupont, teacher education; Nicole Sadler, Florence, New Jersey, government, law and national security; Nicole Negron, Dallas, English; Ann Webster, Wilkes-Barre, nursing; and Ashley Peachey, Dallas, health science. Second row, Fallon Cooper, Freeland, occupational therapy; Emily Betterly, Hazleton, teacher education; Alivia Womelsdorf, Benton, biology; Asia Thompson, Dallas, English; Danielle Gorski, Wilkes-Barre, speech-language pathology; and Sarah Carne, Nanticoke, speech-language pathology.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_FOR-PUBLICATION-Fine-Arts-in-Ireland.jpgMisericordia University students visited Dublin Castle as part of their Department of Fine Arts study abroad trip to Ireland. From left, first row, Tierney Hafner, Newtown, occupational therapy; Miranda Bellas, Dupont, teacher education; Nicole Sadler, Florence, New Jersey, government, law and national security; Nicole Negron, Dallas, English; Ann Webster, Wilkes-Barre, nursing; and Ashley Peachey, Dallas, health science. Second row, Fallon Cooper, Freeland, occupational therapy; Emily Betterly, Hazleton, teacher education; Alivia Womelsdorf, Benton, biology; Asia Thompson, Dallas, English; Danielle Gorski, Wilkes-Barre, speech-language pathology; and Sarah Carne, Nanticoke, speech-language pathology. Submitted photo


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