Grove City Ranked No. 22 Most Affordable College in U.S.

Plus, Pitt to break ground on a new 3,600-square foot ecology lab in Linesville.

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Grove City receives recognition from Affordable Colleges & Forbes
Grove City College recently landed spot No. 22 of 81 in Affordable Colleges Online’s lineup of most affordable Pennsylvania colleges, compiled from an original list of 400 state schools. Grove City’s rating was based on the comparison between net cost and return on investment information from sources such as’s 2013 College Earnings Report, the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System, the National Center for Education Statistics and the Carnegie Foundation.

Grove City also was included in the July 2013 list of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes, a collaboration with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Overall, the school was No. 192 of the 650 institutions included on the Forbes list, just ahead of the University of Pittsburgh.

Pitt set to break ground on new ecology lab

The University of Pittsburgh will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new lab Thursday at the school’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology in Linesville, Pa. Funded in part by the National Science Foundation, the project has a $1 million value. When it’s finished in April 2014, the 3,600-square-foot lab will provide extra space for current research and attract international researchers for summer residencies. The lab will also be used for public education, targeting the K-12 youth of northwest Pennsylvania who are interested in science. The lab is part of Pitt’s six-year plan to increase undergraduate education, innovative research and youth outreach.

Enter Seton Hill’s Women in Art 2013
Select female artists will receive additional exposure at Seton Hill University’s biennial “Women in Art” exhibit at the school’s Harlan Gallery. The exhibit will feature art by women working with various mediums; it is a juried, cash-prize program. Artists who pay the $20 fee can enter as many as three digitally formatted pieces; email entries to gallery director Carol Brode.

The entry deadline is Sept. 20; the free public exhibit will run Oct. 24 through Nov. 24 (Sunday through Friday).


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