Saint Vincent College is a private Benedictine liberal arts college in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1846 by a monk from Bavaria, Germany, it was the first Benedictine monastery in the United States. It is operated by the Benedictine monks of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Saint Vincent Archabbey and College was founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Metten Abbey in Bavaria. On April 18, 1870, the Pennsylvania state legislature incorporated the school. Saint Vincent College became coeducational in 1983. In 1996, the college, along with the archabbey and parish, observed the 150th anniversary of its founding; the current president of the college is Fr. Paul R. Taylor, O. S. B. Ph. D, he was announced as the 18th president of Saint Vincent College on June 14, 2019 in a press conference at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, while his official tenure began on July 1, 2019. Fr. Paul had served as the College's executive vice president from 2012–19, while having worked as vice president of institutional advancement and director of financial aid and admissions.
Father Paul succeeded Brother Norman W. Hipps, O. S. B. who served as the 17th president of Saint Vincent College from 2010-19. Previous presidents of the college are: Rt. Rev. Boniface Wimmer, O. S. B. Rt. Rev. Andrew Hintenach, O. S. B. Rt. Rev. Leander Schnerr, O. S. B. Rt. Rev. Aurelius Stehle, O. S. B. Rt. Rev. Alfred Koch, O. S. B. Rt. Rev. Denis Strittmatter, O. S. B. Rev. Quentin Schaut, O. S. B. Rev. Maximilian Duman, O. S. B. Rev. Maynard Brennan, O. S. B. Rev. Fintan R. Shoniker, O. S. B. Rev. Cecil G. Diethrich, O. S. B. Rev. Augustine Flood, O. S. B. Rev. John F. Murtha, O. S. B. Rev. Martin R. Bartel, O. S. B. James F. Will Jim Towey Br. Norman W. Hipps, O. S. B. Ph. D. Rev. Paul R. Taylor, O. S. B, Ph. D. Saint Vincent is organized into four schools; each school has its own Dean who works with students and prospective students and a Council of Advisors composed of representatives of business and academia to advise and direct policy and programs. This school was formed in 2001, it includes the departments of Business. The school’s majors include Accounting.
The McKenna School includes master’s programs in Criminology and Management: Operational Excellence. The school was formed in 2004, it includes the departments of Communication, Education and Sociology/Anthropology. The departments share in common a concern with how people develop and interact in a wide range of settings as well as a commitment to the approaches common to the social sciences. Programs in the school share a commitment to active and experiential learning and to student research. Associated with the school are the Saint Vincent College Drug and Alcohol Prevention Projects and the Fred M. Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media; the school was formed in 2004. It contains the departments and programs of English, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts and Classical Languages and Theology; the Saint Vincent Gallery and the College's Stage and Theatre programs are part of this school, in addition to numerous student music ensembles including The Saint Vincent College Singers, The March of the Bearcats Marching Band, as well as Pep Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble.
The school was formed in 2004 and includes the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Information Science and Physics. Majors are offered in Biochemistry and Environmental Science. Teacher certification may be obtained in biology, environmental education and physics. Cooperative programs with other institutions of higher education enable students to pursue degrees in engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant; the college offers engineering program. Students spend three years at St. Vincent, fulfilling core requirements and prerequisites for an engineering major two years at the engineering college. Upon completion of coursework and recommendation by the Mathematics Department, students are guaranteed acceptance at Penn State University; the college has agreements with the University of Pittsburgh and The Catholic University of America. Under this program, the student receives a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Vincent and a Bachelor of Science degree from the engineering college.
In 2014, the college added a four-year degree in engineering science. St. Vincent has intercollegiate teams, known as Bearcats, in women's bowling, baseball, volleyball, cross country, lacrosse, swimming and tennis; the college is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. All teams compete in the NCAA Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference. Two sports that are not sponsored by the PAC have other affiliations. In bowling, a sport with a single championship for all three NCAA divisions, the Bearcats compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference; the newest varsity sport of men's volleyball, introduced for the 2020 season, is playing its first season as a Division III indep
Balaguer Guitars is an American manufacturer of solid body electric guitars and basses. Joe Balaguer and owner of the company, graduated from the Guitar Craft Academy in 2009, a luthier program within the Musicians Institute. Prior to starting Balaguer Guitars, he repaired and restored vintage instruments in Los Angeles before re-locating back to Pennsylvania; the company was founded in 2015, following a series of successful prototypes prior to full production. Balaguer Guitars has manufacturing facilities in USA, South Korea, China; the company's product range includes the Helion, the Astra and the Thicket. The Espada is a higher-end range model, retailing around $1099; the company has a custom shop where players can design specific models. Beau Burchell Every Time I Die's Andy Williams The World Alive's Tony Pizzuti
Compton Valence is a small village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies 7 miles west of the county town Dorchester, it is sited at the head of a narrow valley, formed by a small tributary of the River Frome, is surrounded by the hills of the Dorset Downs, which has led to it having been described as "a pocket of habitation in the downs." Dorset County Council estimate that in 2013 the population of the parish was 50. The parish church has a 15th-century tower, but the rest of the building was rebuilt in 1838–1839 by Benjamin Ferrey; the locality is known to geologists for the'Compton Valence Dome', arising from the local upcoming of the chalk strata. The core of this geological structure has been eroded to reveal the older underlying Middle Jurassic mudstones, it lies astride the Wynford Fault and is thought to arise from a complex intersection of faults in the area. Compton Valence is known locally for its display of snowdrops, which fill the road verges in late winter