PREVIEW: Men’s Basketball Looks to Turn the Tide at ESU in PSAC Quarterfinal Round

2/27/2018 | Men’s Basketball
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KUTZTOWN – The No. 4 seed Kutztown University men’s basketball team is looking to turn the tide on its fortunes inside Koehler Fieldhouse when it travels to take on top-seeded East Stroudsburg University Wednesday night, Feb. 28 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) quarterfinals. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Bears (21-6) are playing in the quarterfinal round of the PSAC tournament for the fourth straight season. They are 2-1 in the last three quarterfinal games, including a 114-93 victory over West Chester last season. But the Koehler Fieldhouse has been a tough venue to come out of with a victory of late for KU.

ESU (21-5) has won 10 of the last 13 games in the series, including five of the last six at Koehler Fieldhouse. Kutztown is looking to avoid a three-game sweep to East Stroudsburg this season, which

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Washburn University Announces Samantha Young Qualified for President’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

Washburn University Announces Samantha Young Qualified for President’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

Washburn University has announced Samantha Young of Leesport has qualified for the President’s List for the fall 2017 semester. To qualify for the President’s List, a student must be enrolled in 12 hours of graded credits and earn a semester grade point average of 4.0.

Washburn University is proud of its students and their commitment to excellence.

Elizabeth Lengel Named to Wheaton College (Ill.) Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

Elizabeth Lengel Named to Wheaton College (Ill.) Dean’s List for Fall 2017 Semester

Wheaton College student Elizabeth Lengel of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester.

To earn Dean’s List honors at Wheaton, an undergraduate student must carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

Local students named to President’s List at Clemson University

Local students named to President’s List at Clemson University

Local students have been named to the President’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2017 semester.

They are:

Max Anthony Vogel of Blandon, whose major is Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Christina Marie Schlosser of Reading, whose major is Psychology

To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Kutztown University to Host Social Work Community Forum

Kutztown University to Host Social Work Community Forum

15th annual event slated for March 30

The Kutztown University Department of Social Work will host its 15th annual community forum on Friday, March 30, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. This year’s topic, “Family in Environment: Part II-Addictions,” raises awareness of issues surrounding substance use disorders and effects on families in the social environment. It is part two of a three-year series. Community leaders, agency executives, policymakers, social workers, human services professionals, alumni, faculty, staff, and students will participate in the day-long event.

Presenters will include Dr. William Santoro, Substance Abuse Physician Specialist; Dr. Jean Bennett, Regional Administrator of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Douglas Tieman, President and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers; William Stauffer, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A); Geoffrey Kolchin, Program Analyst with Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency; and Johanna Byrd, ACSW, executive director, National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania.

A panel question and answer period will be held from 11:15 – 11:45 a.m. and from 3:30 – 4 p.m. (media welcome).

The annual $1,000 Diversity Prize, a competition cash award funded by the Social Work faculty in recognition of undergraduate and graduate level social work students who excel in celebration of diversity, will be presented.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has issued a statewide health disaster declaration in response to the incidence and prevalence of substance use disorders in the Commonwealth (specifically, opioid use disorders), now a public health emergency. According to SAMHSA, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $26,507,559 grant under the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis to Pennsylvania, considering it among the worst states in the nation. With emphasis on the family as the most important social institution and in recognition that alcohol and drug addiction affect the whole family, experts will identify and promote best practices that will enable social workers and other professionals to serve as catalysts to develop action plans and strengthen alliances across the practice continuum in this region.

Up to six continuing education credits (including 3 ethics credits) will be available for licensed social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. Poised to respond to the changing needs of the region, the Department of Social Work (BSW, MSW, DSW) at KU aspires to create an opportunity for individual fulfillment and societal contribution for all citizens of this rural, urban, and suburban region.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter, Forum chair, KU Department of Social Work, at 610-683-4235 or lyter@kutztown.edu.

Bally Mennonite Church to host pancake breakfasts March 10 and April 14

Bally Mennonite Church to host pancake breakfasts March 10 and April 14
Bally Mennonite Church, Route 100 in Bally, will host pancake breakfasts, including pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, orange juice, tea and coffee in the Church Fellowship hall from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10 and April 14.
The cost is a donation.
For more information check our website at: www.ballymc.org
Proceeds from this pancake breakfast will provide funds for the Bally Community Center, a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a haven the for kids of the area to come and have some good clean fun, play games, sports or just relax. Christian-owned and -run, the BCC is based on Christian principles of relating to one another in conduct, word and attitude.

Kutztown University to Host Regional Science Olympiad March 15

Kutztown University to Host Regional Science Olympiad March 15.

Kutztown University to Host Regional Science Olympiad March 15

Kutztown University will host the Central Eastern Regional Science Olympiad on Thursday, March 15. The event begins at 9 a.m. in Boehm Science Center and ends with the closing ceremony at approximately 3 p.m. in Keystone Arena. The inclement weather date is Friday, March 16.

More than 700 students representing 26 high schools and 12 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties competing in 46 different events.

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Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Loyola University Maryland

Loyola University Maryland has announced the members of its fall 2017 Dean’s List. In order to qualify for the Dean’s List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

The following local students have achieved this honor and indicated that Loyola can release their directory information:

  • Mary Francos, class of 2020 from Sinking Spring
  • Nicholas Gallen, class of 2020 from Sinking Spring
  • Du Lin Robertson, class of 2020 from Reading
  • Amy Swartz, class of 2018 from Fleetwood
  • David Traugott, class of 2020 from Reading
  • Gianna Walker, class of 2021 from Douglassville
  • Tyler Wightman, class of 2019 from Douglassville

Local Students on Dean’s Commendation List at Gettysburg College

Local Students on Dean’s Commendation List at Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and we are likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements.

Gettysburg College students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester’s work are placed on the Deans’ Commendation List. The following students from your area have been placed on the Fall 2017 list:

Patrycja Okurowski of Reading, Class of 2019

Brendan Salyards of Reading, Class of 2020

Local Students Named to the Gettysburg College Dean’s List

Local Students Named to the Gettysburg College Dean’s List

Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and we are likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements.

Students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above were recently placed on the Dean’s Honor List.

The following local students have been awarded this outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2017 semester:

  • Madison Cramer of Leesport, Class of 2019
  • Samuel Genova of Sinking Spring, Class of 2018
  • Lauren Heyer of Reading, Class of 2021
  • Julie Miranto of Douglassville, Class of 2018
  • Abigail Morelli of Wyomissing, Class of 2019
  • Allison Mueller of Reading, Class of 2018