Widener University students earn leadership certificates

Jadelyn Rivera

Widener University congratulates its undergraduate students who recently received leadership certificates in ceremonies held on the campus in Chester.

Students earned the certificates through coursework at the university’s Oskin Leadership Institute, which works to inspire and prepare them to become strategic thinkers and responsible citizens. The institute, which opened in 2011 through a generous gift from David Oskin, former chairman of Widener’s Board of Trustees, provides opportunities that encourage Widener students to lead outside of their comfort zones.

Forty-nine students received their Widener leadership certificate this semester, bringing the total number of certificates awarded by the institute to 260 since it first began bestowing them in the spring of 2014.

The fall 2017 recipients included:

  • Annamarie Burns of Bernville, studying in Widener’s School of Business Administration.
  • Alexis Meals of Fleetwood, studying in Widener’s School of Business Administration.
  • Andrew Saylor of Reading, studying in Widener’s School of Engineering.
  • Jadelyn Rivera of Reading, PA, studying in Widener’s School of Nursing.

All recipients presented their personal leadership philosophies and the motivational stories behind them at the certificate ceremonies, which were held during the week of Dec. 4.

The certificate signifies the extra study and training each student puts into preparing for leadership – all done in addition to the regular coursework associated with their majors.

Kutztown University to host Berks County Science Olympiad

Kutztown University will host the Berks County Science Olympiad on Thursday, Jan. 11. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the McFarland Student Union (MSU). A meeting, including all the participants, will be held in the MSU multipurpose room at 8:20 a.m., followed by the competition at 8:40 a.m. at various locations on campus. The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony at approximately 2 p.m. in the MSU.

In case of inclement weather, the event will take place Friday, Jan. 12.

Nearly 350 students will take part in this year’s event. The schools participating in the competition include: Antietam, Bayard Rustin (West Chester), Berks Catholic, Boyertown, Central York, Conrad Weiser, Exeter, Fleetwood, Governor Mifflin, Hamburg, Henderson (West Chester), Kutztown, Reading, Schuylkill Valley, Sun Valley, Twin Valley, West Chester East, Wilson and Wyomissing area.

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VIDEO: KUTV’s 2017 Kutztown University Football Documentary

12/19/2017 | Football
Video: 2017 KU Football Documentary – “Next Man Up”

Courtesy of the Kutztown University department of cinema, television and media production, watch the 2017 KU football documentary, including game highlights and interviews with coaches and players.

Archives of previous documentaries can be found on the Video Documentaries page.

Lebanon Valley College recognizes fall student-athletes

Five inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Homecoming Weekend 2015. Sports Center exterior with homecoming banner

Lebanon Valley College recognized nearly 250 student-athletes who competed for the Flying Dutchmen fall athletic teams.

Local students who were recognized include:

Nicholas Bentz of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley and played on the football team. Lebanon Valley finished the season 5-5 overall, including a 5-4 mark in Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) play. The highlight of the season came when the Flying Dutchmen ended a three-game losing skid to Stevenson when LVC defeated the Mustangs in front of a packed house on Homecoming Weekend.

Anthony Jenkins of Reading, a graduate of Muhlenberg High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration at The Valley and played on the football team. Lebanon Valley finished the season 5-5 overall, including a 5-4 mark in Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) play. The highlight of the season came when the Flying Dutchmen ended a three-game losing skid to Stevenson when LVC defeated the Mustangs in front of a packed house on Homecoming Weekend.

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Wernersville, Reading residents among those honored at CCU fall 2017 commencement

A total of 718 students were eligible to walk in Coastal Carolina University’s fall commencement, held in two ceremonies in the HTC Center on campus on Dec. 15.

Among them were Chanel Roth, of Reading, who earned a bachelor of science in marine science; and Katelyn Rudy, of Wernersville, who earned a bachelor of arts in sociology.

In his talk to the graduation candidates, commencement speaker Luke Rankin shared advice given to him by his father.

“As the years have gone by,” said Rankin, who has served Horry County in the South Carolina State Senate since 1992, “I have learned that my father’s three-word mantra is a profound philosophy of life. It’s expressed in three simple words: observe, record and correlate.

“Observe. Pay attention to the world…. Carefully observe the people you interact with every day, from the highest to the most humble, paying particular attention to the latter. Record. Remember what your observations have taught you. Note how can the mistakes you’ve made be avoided. Correlate. Weave those experiences, lessons and observations into your philosophy and the values you live by. Use that Continue reading “Wernersville, Reading residents among those honored at CCU fall 2017 commencement”

Victoria Conover of Reading named to president’s list at Bob Jones University

Victoria Conover, a Junior Middle School Education major of Reading, was among approximately 540 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2017 President’s List.

The President’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

Kutztown Borough Police Department blotter

Dec. 9, 2017

  • Police investigated the report of theft after an item was reported missing following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W. Main St.
  • Police arrested Jordan Ryan, 22, of Media, for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of Noble St.
  • Police arrested Corey Ryan, 18 of Chadds Ford, for violation of the borough open container ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of Noble St.
  • Police arrested Skyler Graff, 21, of Blandon, for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and for careless driving following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W. Main St.

Dec. 10, 2017

  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Baotran Nguyen, 19, of Madison, N.J., for burglary, simple assault, harassment/physical contact and criminal trespass following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 100 block of W. Main St.
  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Austin Edleman, 19, of Phoenixville, for theft by unlawful taking, criminal conspiracy and for purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages following an incident that occurred at Basin Street Hotel & Bar, 42 E. Main St.
  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Christopher Kerlin, 19, of Gilbertsville, for theft by unlawful taking and for criminal conspiracy following an incident that occurred at Basin Street Hotel & Bar, 42 E. Main St.

Dec. 13, 2017

  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Michael Robertson, 47, of Temple, for simple assault and harassment following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of James Alley.
  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Casey Ferguson, 23, of Moscow, for simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of E. Main St.
  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested William Blessington, 23, of Kutztown, for criminal mischief following an incident that occurred at Strand Theatre, 32 N. Whiteoak St.

Dec. 14, 2017

  • Police investigated the report of vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that the tires were slashed while the vehicle was parked at a residence in the 00 block of E. Normal Ave.

Susquehanna River Basin Commission Hosts Traveling Photo Gallery

On Dec. 14, 2017, the Commission will begin hosting the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership’s Traveling Photo Gallery that showcases the winning images from the 6th Annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest. The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) holds their annual photo contest as a way of showcasing and inspiring connections between communities and the Susquehanna River.

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Lapkiewicz’ Three-Pointer in OT Lifts KU over Georgian Court

12/16/2017 | Women’s Basketball | Box Score
KUTZTOWN | In its final non-conference contest of the 2017-18 campaign, Karen Lapkiewicz knocked down a clutch three-pointer with 21 seconds remaining in overtime to propel the Kutztown University women’s basketball team over the Georgian Court University Lions, 88-84.

A tightly-contested affair throughout, Georgian Court made two triples in the final 12 seconds to send the game to an extra period, tied at 74-all. KU led 82-77 following a Gabbi Wright layup with 2:19 left in the extra session, but the Lions tied it up at 84-84 with 29 seconds to go, setting the stage for Lapkiewicz’ heroics. Taylor Thames raced down the length of the court and found Lapkiewicz for a three-pointer from the elbow, staking Kutztown to a three-point margin they would see to the finish line.

The Maroon and Gold had six scorers in double-digits, paced by Lapkiewicz’ team-high 18 points. Wright and Alexis Smith totaled 14 points and Thames, Keifonna Ferguson and Rylee Derr chipped in 12, 11 and

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Kutztown Wins Final Three Bouts to Earn Home-Opening Victory Saturday Night over LIU Post

12/16/2017 | Wrestling
Video Replay

KUTZTOWN | The Kutztown University wrestling team won the final three bouts Saturday, two by bonus points, to cap a come-from-behind, 22-17 victory over LIU Post Saturday night in KU’s home-opener at Keystone Arena.

The Golden Bears (1-2) won the first two bouts to jump ahead early. Austin Petril scored 19 points in a 19-2 tech. fall at 125 for a five-point win, and was followed by an 8-3 decision by 133-pounder Christopher Crane for KU.

The Pioneers soared back with five-straight wins at the middle weights. They won by a major decision, pinfall and three decisions to open up an 18-8 lead after 174 with three bouts to go. Of the setbacks, KU’s Austin Scrivani put forth a valiant effort at 149 against nationally-ranked Joseph Calderone in an 18-12 decision.

The tides turned at 184 for Kutztown. 10th-ranked Jeff Reimel controlled his match at 184 against Dan

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