Author: FRC

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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Four named Early Career Fellows by Fred Rogers Center

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College has named four new Early Career Fellows for 2014-2015, according to an announcement by Rick Fernandes, executive director of the Rogers Center. The Fellows, who will work on individual and collaborative projects through the mentorship of the Fred Rogers Center, are James Alex Bonus of Madison, Wisconsin,...

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Staying Connected: June 2014

It's been a very busy time at the Fred Rogers Center, with two large events taking place in a two week period. So I want to start off by thanking our team: Junlei Li, Michael Robb, Karen Struble Myers, Tanya B. Smith, Emily Uhrin, Cindy Scarpo and Theresa Noel. The amount of energy and effort they put into making these...

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Internationally-Acclaimed Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Receives Fred Rogers Legacy Award, Gives Benefit Recital

Internationally-acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma was honored as the inaugural recipient of the Fred Rogers Legacy Award and gave a recital to benefit the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media today (Friday, May 23) at Saint Vincent College. Ma, who appeared twice with Fred Rogers on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and became a lifelong friend of the late public television legend, was invited...

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Tribune-Review: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma receives Fred Rogers award; event raises $1M for center

Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and 15 Grammy Awards, accepted the Fred Rogers Legacy Award on Friday at St. Vincent College in Unity with high praise. “This is perhaps the greatest honor I've ever received,” he told the 750 attendees gathered in the basilica, as he was bestowed with the inaugural award developed by...

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Staying Connected: May 2014

It has been a busy May here at the Fred Rogers Center. We have been planning the Fred Rogers Legacy Award and the Fred Forward Conference, plus we selected our 2014 Early Career Fellows. First off, we are all very excited about the Fred Rogers Legacy Award, which is being given to Yo-Yo Ma this Friday, May 23rd. The support for...

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Tribune-Review: Yo-Yo Ma to receive first Fred Rogers Legacy Award

In a 1985 episode of “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood,” Yo-Yo Ma, the world-renowned cellist, performs two Bach movements before the show's host tells his audience; “Do you know what a present that is? When you play something for somebody, it's just like giving them a present.” Ma will be the first recipient of a Fred Rogers Legacy Award, developed by the Fred...

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Staying Connected: April 2014

The Fred Forward Conference is quickly approaching, and we are excited to announce a new addition to the program, a special forum called Fred Chats. Fred Chats will serve as a platform for fresh voices, 15-25 years old, to speak to one of the many areas of talent Fred Rogers exemplified to improve the lives of children. We believe kicking...

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