Seventh Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for students

The Bucks County Community College Foundation invites the public to its seventh annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Thursday, October 23rd. Donations benefit women students who support at least one child while seeking a higher education. The event will be held in Tyler Hall, the 84-year-old historic mansion that’s the cornerstone of the college’s Newtown campus. Finger sandwiches, desserts, and tea will be served.

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First National Bank to host free document shredding event

The First National Bank is once again doubling the shredding capacity at its bi-annual free document shredding event. The event will continue at its new, bigger venue –Bucks County Community College – and will be held on Saturday, September 27th.

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BCCC launches search for next bard of Bucks County

Bucks County Community College Professors Charlie Groth (left) and Christopher Bursk (right), co-directors of the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program, have launched the search for the 2014 bard of the county. The winner will take over from 2013 laureate Alexa Gutter (second from right) of Yardley, shown with 2012 laureate Lara Adams Gaydos (second from left).

Entries must be postmarked by Friday, September 5th and received by the college’s Language & Literature Department by Tuesday, September 9th. For more information call 215-968-8151.

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Turn to Bucks for an affordable college degree

Bucks County Community College is accepting applications and registration for the fall 2014 semester, which starts Wednesday, August 27th. Registration at the public, two-year college must be completed by Monday, August 25th.

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Annual Conference on Crimes Against Children draws large attendance

by June Portnoy

More than 300 professionals in the fields of child abuse investigation, treatment and prevention participated in the Third Annual Bucks County Conference on Crimes Against Children (CAC) on March 18th at Bucks County Community College (BCCC).

Barbara Miller, BCCC Vice President of Continuing Education, Workforce Development & Public Safety, greeted guests during the opening ceremony, stating, “We always want to be a part of whatever serves our community, and all of you here serve our community in such a special way.

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Walking tour describes history of Tyler Hall and Gardens

by June Portnoy

There’s a hidden gem at Bucks County Community College in Newtown. On the campus stands Tyler Hall, a 60-room mansion surrounded by formal gardens.

On Wednesday, April 2nd, the college’s Social Science Club invited the public to a walking tour of this formal baronial estate led by Professor Emeritus Lyle Rosenberger. He began the tour by quoting his friend, a professor at Oxford University, stating, “Buildings and gardens are a reflection of the values of the people who built them.”

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Youth Orchestra of Bucks County new member auditions are May 17th-18th

Attention all young musicians in Bucks County and surrounding areas! You will reach your highest level of musicianship by becoming a member of this amazing and fun musical family. The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) will hold auditions for its 2014-15 season on May 17th and 18th. Applications are welcomed for all instruments and all age levels, from grades three to 12.

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An Evening in the Chocolate Garden

Join A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, at the 19th annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fantasy for an evening at The Chocolate Garden, at Tyler Hall on the campus of Bucks County Community College in Newtown on Saturday, April 26th. This event, which is the largest annual fundraiser for AWP, is a fun evening to eat great food, meet hundreds of community members, bid on fantastic auction items, and sample the most delicious chocolate desserts from all over the county – all for a great cause!

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BCAEYC celebrates Silver Anniversary Conference

by June Portnoy

On Saturday, October 5th, silver balloons waved in the air at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) Newtown campus, welcoming several hundred early childhood educators for the 25th Annual Bucks County Association for the Education of Young Children (BCAEYC) Conference.

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