Author: FRC

35mm color film negative; folder 02-07, neg sleeve 05C10, neg 16; Life Magazine shoot: Nantucket, Crooked House with neighbors and wife. Fred Rogers reads a book on a couch near a window in a sitting room in the Crooked House.

Deep and Simple Inspiration

Fred Rogers could tackle any topic brilliantly. I’m sure, unlike me, he wouldn’t have had any trouble coming up with a thoughtful newsletter greeting month after month. There is no doubt that each of his newsletters would have been meaningful and inspirational. I started thinking about where Fred may have found inspiration. Who helped stir and provoke his thoughts? One person who comes to...

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Neighborhood Music Visits Program Helps Children Learn About the Power of Music

Paige Krempasky of Belle Vernon blew into the mouthpiece of her euphonium while more than a dozen preschoolers took turns pressing its valves. As they gained confidence exploring the large brass instrument, the Westmoreland Community Action Head Start students created an increasingly complex string of notes. [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='READ MORE' icon_pack='font_awesome' fa_icon='' fe_icon='' icon_color='' link='' target='_self' color='' hover_color='' background_color='' hover_background_color=''...

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Fred Rogers Display Update Coincides with Unity Center’s Anniversary

Those who stop at the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce's The Neighborhood Visitor and Information Center on Route 30 in Unity will notice that a display dedicated to children's television pioneer Fred Rogers no longer includes one of the trademark red zippered sweaters he wore on “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='READ MORE' icon_pack='font_awesome' fa_icon='' fe_icon='' icon_color='' link=''...

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Who Is Talking to Our Children

As with most people and organizations, January starts with a flurry of activities as we strive to achieve our resolutions for the New Year. At the Center, our work has primarily focused on professional development and academics. This year we will begin to take steps to reaching an important audience directly, families. When Fred Rogers founded his production company, he named it Family...

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Staying Connected December 2016

I received a holiday card the other day that said “From our family to yours, we wish you … joy!” At first I was taken by the image on the card which was very funny; the person who created the card is a brilliant artist. But then I was struck by “we wish you joy.”  That small three letter word conveys...

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Fred Rogers Statue Unveiled in Latrobe

With tears in her eyes, Nancy Rogers Crozier hugged the newly-unveiled statue of her late brother and proudly proclaimed that he was home. “It really is my brother,” Crozier told more than 100 people who watched Saturday in downtown Latrobe as she sat next to the lifelike bronze statue of Fred McFeely Rogers. “It's really thrilling,” she said minutes later. “The little...

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Staying Connected November 2016

The roots of Thanksgiving are based on the celebration of a bountiful harvest. Although most families don’t farm anymore, they do harvest --  figuratively. We do our best to nourish and care for our children. We worry about them, rejoice in their achievements, and with a little bit of luck, our children become confident, competent, and caring human beings.  I...

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Five SVC Freshmen Named Fred Rogers Scholars

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College inducted five freshmen as Fred Rogers Scholars at the sixth annual dinner and program hosted by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, at the Fred M. Rogers Center Oct. 28. The inductees, from left, are Melissa Koshute of Beaver, a marketing major; Casey Kalp of Mount Pleasant, a biology major; Marisa Maicke of Germantown, Maryland,...

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Staying Connected September 2016

Welcome back to the Fred Rogers Center Newsletter as we return from our summer hiatus. Over the past two weeks the Center has been abuzz, welcoming more than 100 students for course work, research, and scholarship opportunities. It was a busy summer with many opportunities to connect with providers and policy makers. Dr. Junlei Li provided the plenary speech at the 2016...

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Saint Vincent College Fred Rogers Center Names Assistant Professor of Learning, Media and Design

LATROBE, PA – Jeremy Boyle, M.F.A., has been named assistant professor of learning, media and design at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes. Boyle will be an integral part of the Saint Vincent College faculty and the Fred Rogers Center, creating interdisciplinary opportunities for students through...

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