Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE NORTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE NORTH AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

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QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS

Strategic plan community kickoff set

A presentation and panel discussion at 7 p.m. today will kick off the strategic plan process for the Quaker Valley School District.

The session in the high school auditorium, 625 Beaver Road, Leetsdale, will feature a presentation by superintendent Joseph Clapper about the state of public education and challenges facing the district. A panel discussion, an overview of district goals and questions from the audience will follow.

Among the panelists will be Bill Flanagan from the Allegheny Conference; Steven E. Sokol, president and chief executive officer, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh; Gregory Dell'Omo, president of Robert Morris University; and Jamie Kasper from the Pittsburgh Arts Collaborative.

OHIO TOWNSHIP

Animal Friends waives adoption donation

Recent large-scale rescues have left the Animal Friends shelter desperate for kennel space. In an effort to find homes for cats and empty cages for rescued cats, adoption donations are being waived for all felines age 2 and up.

Animal Friends typically requests a $75 donation for cat adoption. All cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, receive microchips and are medically and behaviorally cleared for adoption.

All adoption applications are screened.

Information: 412-847-7000 or www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org.

LAROCHE COLLEGE

Master's in accounting to be offered

La Roche College will begin offering a 30-credit master of science degree in accounting in January.

The program will offer advanced accounting skills.

The degree, which is designed for students who want to become certified in the profession, will cover international accounting, updates in Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, fraud examination and forensic accounting. Graduates will receive preparation for a license as a certified public accountant.

Information: 412-536-1260 or Hope.schiffgens@laroche.edu.

* La Roche will hold a fall open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Zappala College Center and Kerr Fitness & Sports Center on campus, Babcock Boulevard, McCandless.

High school students, transfer students and their families may speak with admissions counselors, learn about financial aid and consult with faculty. …

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