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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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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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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Baierl Subaru “Shares the Love” with the Fred Rogers Center

Our friends at Baierl Subaru and Subaru of America recently presented a check for more than $6,603 to the Fred Rogers Center, which represents the proceeds of the “Share the Love” event. Anyone purchasing a new Subaru at Baierl from November 21, 2013 to January 2, 2014, had an opportunity to donate $250 to support the work of the Center...

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State marker in Latrobe to honor Mr. Rogers

On some beautiful day in a Latrobe neighborhood, Mister Rogers will be remembered with a blue and gold historical marker. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission announced on Tuesday that Fred McFeely Rogers, the children's television host and Latrobe native, will be commemorated in a ceremony at James H. Rogers Park at Main and Jefferson streets. The date for the marker's unveiling...

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to receive Fred Rogers Legacy Award

Internationally-acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be honored as the inaugural recipient of the Fred Rogers Legacy Award and give a recital to benefit the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media on 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...

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Rogers Center apps featured on “The Digital Media Diet”

Greetings from the Gloop family and the Fred Rogers Center!  Alien Assignment is a fun game that encourages problem solving and discovery. The Gloop family’s spaceship has crashed and they need your help to repair their spaceship! Take pictures of your world to help the spaceship computer remember how to fix the ship and fly this lovable family of aliens...

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Child Trends: Too Young for Technology?

How does screen time affect brain development? At what age should kids begin to be exposed to TV, tablets, and mobile devices? How can parents use technology to help preschoolers learn? Is reading to a child from an iPad or Kindle better than reading from a book? This is the online broadcast of 2013's Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture! Hear from a...

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