Author: FRC

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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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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