Radnor High School Named First National Orchestra Flutist – Delco Times

RADNOR — Radnor High School senior Audrey Niedland has been named the first president of the flute section of the National Association for Music Education’s National Symphony Orchestra. She was one of ten student-musicians from Pennsylvania and four flautists selected from the 122-member ensemble.

Audrey participated in a virtual All-National Honor Ensembles program from January 22-24. The ANHE ensembles consisted of a concert band, a symphony orchestra, a mixed choir, a jazz ensemble, a guitar ensemble and a modern orchestra. Participants were selected through a rigorous process that included a series of video-recorded auditions during the 2020-21 school year.

The 2021 virtual event included multiple rehearsals with ANHE 2021 conductors, workshops with renowned clinicians, and each ensemble created a recorded final performance to be premiered online during the 37th annual month of the music in our schools.

Neumann’s online bachelor’s degree ranks among the top 100 in the nation

US News & World Report ranked Neumann University’s online bachelor’s degree among the top 100 in the nation. In rankings released January 25, the magazine ranked Neumann’s program 74th nationally and 4th in Pennsylvania.

According to the magazine, in evaluating online degree programs, “US News chose factors that weigh on how well these programs are delivered and how effective they are in delivering affordable degrees in a timely manner.”

Neumann’s program has been ranked favorably, even in comparison to online bachelor’s degrees from major local universities and those with national profiles.

Neumann offers two online bachelor’s degree programs: the BS in Business and Organizational Studies and the BS in Public Safety Administration. Both programs offer courses in an accelerated format (7.5 week course) and provide mature students, many of whom have family and work responsibilities, flexibility in graduation.

Dr. Jilian Donnelly, executive director of the university’s adult and continuing education unit, credits the personal attention a small college can provide to Neumann’s success with adults. “Our academic advisors will review a student’s work history, work-related training, military experience, and prior academic work, all with the goal of transferring as many credits as possible,” she explains.

Neumann University is also a Yellow Ribbon School and helps eligible veterans fund their post-secondary education. Veterans and other mature students can transfer up to 90 credits to online degree programs.

According to Donnelly, since students enrolled in these programs are likely to seek career advancement, both online programs incorporate a problem-solving project related to the workplace, affiliated organization, or professional interest of the student. the student.

US News rated online adult education programs based on four categories: engagement (35%); services and technology (25%); degrees and faculty training (20%); and expert opinion (20%)
To learn more about Neumann University’s online bachelor’s degree programs, visit http://www.neumann.edu/online.

John Smitherman brings Broadway to the Media Theater

For one weekend only, John Smitherman will bring his concert “My Broadway!” at the Media Theatre, Saturday February 19 and Sunday February 20. Smitherman is back on the media stage to bring audiences top Broadway male hits. Audiences will hear all of their favorite tunes performed with a full orchestra, highlighting the many roles Smitherman has performed throughout his career. Songs from ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, ‘South Pacific’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Man of La Mancha’, Phantom of the Opera’ and more will be performed, along with some of his favorite songs made famous by many such artists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mario Lanza and Tom Jones. Jessica Edwards and Jaimie Lynn Jensen will make appearances.

Smitherman is also no stranger to media veterans, having played for their annual fundraiser in the past. The Media Theater will host media veterans at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 19.
All seats for both nights are $30. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.mediatheatre.org or by calling the box office at 610-891-0100.

Performer John Smitherman will host a concert, “My Broadway!” at the Media Theatre, Saturday February 19 and Sunday February 20.

Free walk-in COVID testing clinic opens in Upper Darby

Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann ​​Keffer has announced the opening of a new walk-in COVID-19 testing facility on Upper Darby Municipal Lot #1, 100 Garrett Road, just across the street. of the township building. It has been open for a few days to municipal employees and opened to the general public on Wednesday.

Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or who has had a confirmed exposure to the virus is strongly encouraged to take advantage of the clinic.

Although appointments are strongly recommended, walk-ins will be accepted. Testing slots at the clinic will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., although residents should check online at http://testpa.online for updated hours of operation as well as to schedule an appointment.

COSA offers a virtual Power Over Pain program

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), in conjunction with Senior Community Services’ Friendship Circle Senior Center, sponsors the renowned Chronic Pain Self-Management Program developed at Stanford University. This program is intended for people aged 60 and over who live with chronic pain.
The program will meet online via Zoom once a week for six weeks on Mondays from February 28 to April 4, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

One in five people live with chronic pain. Chronic pain can impact all aspects of a person’s life – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Chronic pain self-management is the idea that individuals are in control of how they manage their pain. Individuals are the experts on their own bodies and therefore play the most important role in managing their pain.

The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program provides participants with the self-care tools and life skills that help them achieve their personal goals for managing their chronic pain. Topics include managing frustration, fatigue, isolation and lack of sleep; learn exercises to improve strength, flexibility and endurance; use medications effectively; Communication; nutrition; and the evaluation of new treatments.
This evidence-based program is free with support from COSA and the PA Department of Aging. Places are limited and registration is compulsory. To register, contact Ellen Williams, Health and Wellness Program Manager, at [email protected] or call 610-499-1937.

This weekend’s Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics

More than 500 divers are thrilled to be “frozen for a reason” again in person at the seventh annual Philadelphia Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania on Friday, January 28 and Saturday, January 29 at Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia.

The event kicks off on January 28 with the Cool Schools Plunge, where a friendly competition between high schools from Philadelphia and Delaware counties will take place, followed by the Business Plunge which offers the opportunity to interact with Philadelphia sports team mascots and of the network. with Philadelphia business leaders and government officials.

The event will culminate with the General Plunge on Saturday, January 29, where local celebrities and the general public will jump into icy pools and get “frozen for a reason.” Plunge Town will include a selfie station, backyard games, food trucks, Wawa coffee/drinks, Coca-Cola brand samples, family-friendly law enforcement partner exhibits, a Philadelphia Union inflatable mini soccer field and more. Music and entertainment for the dive day will be provided throughout the morning by DJ Eric of Fireside Events.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round training and competition in 21 Olympic-type sports to more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities. For more information on how to join “The Inclusion Revolution”, visit http://www.specialolympicspa.org.

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