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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Children’s Television Veteran Named Executive Director of Fred Rogers Center

Richard Fernandes has been named executive director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, according to an announcement by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president. The appointment becomes effective Jan. 1. Fernandes succeeds Rita Catalano, who is retiring at the end of the month after 25 years at Saint Vincent. She has served as an administrator...

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Learning Innovation: Apps for the Tiniest of Toddlers?

Once upon a time, about fours year ago, apps were something you served before a meal. Today we can barely imagine life without handy digital tools that put a world of information at our fingertips. There are apps for the weather, directions and entertainment, even tools to teach the youngest, down to the tiniest of mobile users. Mobile applications for early...

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Fred Rogers Center Executive Director receives SVC “Projektenmacher” Award

LATROBE, PA – Rita Catalano, executive director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children‟s Media, was named the third annual winner of Saint Vincent College‟s Projektenmacher Award in recognition of her creative initiatives that, in the spirit of Saint Vincent founder Boniface Wimmer, “have made a valuable difference to the campus community through creativity, imagination and vision.”...

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