Kindness Bus Visits Fred Rogers Center

Bob Votruba, founder of One Million Acts of Kindness (www.onemillionactsofkindness.com), visited the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College on Oct. 6 in his “Kindness Bus.” Fred Rogers was a major influence on Votruba’s work and so he met with Emily Uhrin in the Fred Rogers Archive in the morning and with some of the Saint...

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Carrying Fred Rogers’ Legacy Forward in the Digital Age

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College and the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute are pleased to announce the release of the highlights from a forthcoming research report Technology and Interactive Media for Young Children: A Whole Child Approach Connecting the Vision of Fred Rogers with Research and Practice authored by...

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Neighborhood Music Visits Program Helps Children Learn About the Power of Music

Paige Krempasky of Belle Vernon blew into the mouthpiece of her euphonium while more than a dozen preschoolers took turns pressing its valves. As they gained confidence exploring the large brass instrument, the Westmoreland Community Action Head Start students created an increasingly complex string of notes. “You kind of played a song,” Krempasky told her excited young audience at the Westmoreland...

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Fred Rogers Display Update Coincides with Unity Center’s Anniversary

Those who stop at the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce's The Neighborhood Visitor and Information Center on Route 30 in Unity will notice that a display dedicated to children's television pioneer Fred Rogers no longer includes one of the trademark red zippered sweaters he wore on “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.” In an update of the exhibit, to be unveiled...

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Fred Rogers Statue Unveiled in Latrobe

With tears in her eyes, Nancy Rogers Crozier hugged the newly-unveiled statue of her late brother and proudly proclaimed that he was home. “It really is my brother,” Crozier told more than 100 people who watched Saturday in downtown Latrobe as she sat next to the lifelike bronze statue of Fred McFeely Rogers. “It's really thrilling,” she said minutes later. “The little...

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Five SVC Freshmen Named Fred Rogers Scholars

LATROBE, PA – Saint Vincent College inducted five freshmen as Fred Rogers Scholars at the sixth annual dinner and program hosted by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president, at the Fred M. Rogers Center Oct. 28. The inductees, from left, are Melissa Koshute of Beaver, a marketing major; Casey Kalp of Mount Pleasant, a biology major; Marisa Maicke of Germantown, Maryland,...

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Saint Vincent College Fred Rogers Center Names Assistant Professor of Learning, Media and Design

LATROBE, PA – Jeremy Boyle, M.F.A., has been named assistant professor of learning, media and design at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes. Boyle will be an integral part of the Saint Vincent College faculty and the Fred Rogers Center, creating interdisciplinary opportunities for students through...

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Fred Rogers Center Announces New Community Outreach

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College was awarded a Remake Learning Grant from The Sprout Fund to support a new student-driven community outreach program. Incubator 143, the student research and development lab at the Fred Rogers Center, recently launched the Neighborhood Music Visits program. The program provides young children with...

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Saint Vincent College Rogers Center To Celebrate Fred Fest March 14-19

LATROBE, PA – In honor of the 88th anniversary of the late Fred Rogers’ birthday on March 20, Saint Vincent College students and faculty will be celebrating his legacy with a series of events called Fred Fest during the week of March 14 to 19. Area residents, especially children, have been invited to participate as all events and activities are...

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Study Finds Early Childhood Education Not Reliant On Classroom Technology

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College contributed to a new report “Technology in the Lives of Educators and Early Childhood Programs: Trends in Access, Use and Professional Development from 2012 to 2014,” announced executive director Rick Fernandes. The study, conducted by Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development in...

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