Author: FRC

Fred Rogers Center Names Sharapan PNC Grow Up Great Senior Fellow

LATROBE, PA – Hedda Sharapan, L.H.D., has been named PNC Grow Up Great Senior Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes. Sharapan joins the Center to work on a special initiative to analyze audio recordings of conversations between Fred Rogers and the late Dr. Margaret McFarland, an...

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SVC To Celebrate ‘Fred Fest’ March 16-21

LATROBE, PA – In honor of the 87th anniversary of the late Fred Rogers’ birthday on March 20, Saint Vincent College students and faculty will be celebrating his life with a new series of events called Fred Fest during the week of March 16 to 21 and invite area residents, especially children, to participate. All events and activities are free and open to...

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Staying Connected: March 2015

As we celebrate the birth of Fred Rogers on March 20, it is very easy to understand why people would remember a beloved television icon, but his birthday is also cause to celebrate his devotion to the well-being of children. He was interested in the inner life of the child long before he realized his dream of creating a television program. While Fred was a student...

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SVC Rogers Center Plans Conference for Early Childhood Educators

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College is partnering with the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) to present a mini conference entitled “Click, Swipe, Scroll: Teaching in the Digital Age” on Monday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus...

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SVC Rogers Scholars Plan Sweater Drive

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Scholars at Saint Vincent College are hosting a sweater drive now through March 20 in honor of Fred Rogers’ birthday. Gently-used sweaters are being accepted at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent. This year’s sweater drive is part of the Scholars’ community service initiatives. Members of the Fred Rogers...

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Staying Connected: February 2015

I often tell visitors to the Center that our greatest asset is having the Fred Rogers Archive. The Archive is what guides us in everything we develop, and how we approach complex issues before us. Our other tremendous strength is being based at a small liberal arts institution, Saint Vincent College, with students who are actively engaged and interested in carrying on Fred's legacy through their...

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Staying Connected: December 2014

I can't believe it's been a year since I accepted the opportunity to be a part of the Fred Rogers Center. I am tremendously grateful to the many people who made me feel so welcomed in the Pittsburgh community as well as for the many colleagues across the country who generously provided encouragement and feedback as we've been refining our...

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Five Freshman Named Fred Rogers Scholars

Saint Vincent College inducted five freshmen as Fred Rogers Scholars at the fourth annual dinner and program hosted by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, and Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., chancellor, at the Fred M. Rogers Center Oct. 16. The inductees are Lauren Campbell, a biology major from Hollywood, Maryland; Joshua Centore, abiochemistry major from Cecil; Jennifer Haseleu, an occupational...

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Staying Connected: October 2014

Greetings from the Fred Rogers Center! We are very excited to update you on our work since our summer hiatus. Autumn is quickly transforming the landscape both outside and inside the Fred Rogers Center. For the first time, classes in the Saint Vincent College Children's Studies Minor will be taught at the Center. As I write this, our former workshop...

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Fred Rogers Center Contributes to Book on Technology

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College contributed a chapter to the new book, Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning, by Routledge Publishers and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Fred Rogers Center director of education and research, Dr. Michael Robb, authored a chapter in conjunction with Dr....

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