Alvernia Students Earn Real World Experience Awards

Alvernia Students Earn Real World Experience Awards

Fifty Alvernia University students have earned competitive awards this fall to explore unique real world learning experiences. Funds are provided through the university’s Real-World Experience Award program – geared to expand students’ access to experiential learning opportunities in all academic areas.

Students applying for Real World Experience Awards receive up to $2,000 to support participation in a variety of opportunities, including Alvernia’s Washington Center program, undergraduate research, studying abroad, distance internships, alternative break experiences and service-learning. Importantly, the awards will not reduce the amount of any financial aid students already receive.

Kelsi Bickel of Wyomissing, majoring in Healthcare Science, will use award funds to study abroad in Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Terence Etienne of Wernersville, majoring in Accounting, will use award funds to take part in a Washington Center experience, interning with the Peace Corps in spring 2018

Shelly Farmer of Reading, majoring in Nursing, will use award funds to study abroad to Dingle, Ireland in spring 2018

Amanda Herrera of Reading, majoring in Accounting, will use award funds to study abroad in China in spring 2018

Andrew Innerst of Wyomissing, majoring in Physical Therapy, will use award funds for an internship at Kutztown University in fall 2017

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Daniel Shomper made the fall 2017 Dean’s List

Daniel Shomper made the fall 2017 Dean’s List

Congratulations to Daniel Shomper of Blandon for making The University of Akron’s fall 2017 Dean’s List.

To be eligible, Shomper, majoring in Finance – Financial Planning, maintained a semester GPA of 3.500 – 3.999, and was enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Go Zips!

Closing reception for “Susan Biebuyck & Friends” at Alvernia Feb. 12

A closing reception for “Susan Biebuyck & Friends” is scheduled for February 12, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m. The Miller Gallery is located in the main lobby of historic Francis Hall on Alvernia’s Main Campus, 400 Saint Bernadine Street, Reading, PA 19607.

Invited to showcase her new work in a solo exhibit, Biebuyck, who serves as gallery director and curator for Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown, PA, instead invited the “treasure trove of artist friends” who inspire her to exhibit with her, explaining, “I am truly delighted to have my friends exhibiting with me. I really enjoy the family of artists in this community who offer not only support but generate a kinship of creativity.”
Invited Artists:

Suzanne Fellows is a GoggleWorks artist and professor of art at Reading Area Community College. Biebuyck says, “I regularly entertain thoughts with Suzanne Fellows who has a delicate sense of the world. She recently used her work to save elephants in Africa with the “99 Elephants a Day” project. This year she’s moved on to creatures with which she shares her garden.”

Kristen Woodward is a professor of art at Albright College and board member of the Humane Society of Berks County. Woodward’s work is exhibited across the United States and abroad and offers Biebuyck constant lessons in art history and current trends including commentary on guns and violence and encouraging compassion towards all of humanity and animals.

Biebuyck recognized the talents of Angela Faust Izzo in a watercolor class at Kutztown University over 20 years ago. Several years ago when Izzo brought work to enter an exhibit at Studio B, they re-established their friendship, recognizing a similar love of humor that Izzo features in her work. Izzo, a wife and mother of four children, is employed by Gateway Ticketing and teaches watercolor and oil painting classes at Studio B.

Over several years Biebuyck has watched the blossoming talents of Devon Stackonis, a senior art student at Kutztown University. Stackonis exhibits regularly at Studio B and showcases multiple talents in art, music, and dance. Biebuyck sees her younger energy in Stackonis as an emerging artist already receiving glowing reviews for her work in painting and printmaking.

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McDaniel College Announces Dean’s List

McDaniel College Announces Dean’s List

McDaniel College announces its Fall 2017 Dean’s List in recognition of students’ academic excellence.

Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.

  • Alisha E. Kehs of Bernville earned Honors.
  • Dustin Stitzel Miller of Wyomissing earned Highest Honors.
  • Meghan Nicole Sadler of Blandon earned Highest Honors.

Students return from studying globally this fall

Students return from studying globally this fall

GETTYSBURG — At Gettysburg, students use the opportunity to study globally to pursue diverse paths in multiple areas of study.

More than 200 students studied globally in the fall 2017 semester, representing more than 30 majors in more than 25 countries. Among them were Abigail Morelli, a psychology major from Wyomissing, who studied in Germany; and Patrycja Okurowski, a health sciences major from Reading, who studied in Norway.

Learn more about Gettysburg College’s Center for Global Education.

Kutztown University to Launch New Mental Health and Well-being Resources

Kutztown University to Launch New Mental Health and Well-being Resources

Kutztown University will launch two new mental health and wellbeing programs, MindKare and Bear Kit, on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. in the McFarland Student Union. The event will take place near the entrance of the Cub Café in the Student Union.

In an effort to reduce the public stigma surrounding mental illness on college campuses, the Kutztown University Health and Wellness Center has installed a MindKare Kiosk inside the McFarland Student Union. The kiosk comes as a part of a grant from Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Program which was made possible by Dr. Edward Michalik, administrator, Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Program, and executive director, Berks County Agency on Aging.

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Dana Lorenz of Douglassville Named to the University of Hartford Dean’s List

Dana Lorenz of Douglassville Named to the University of Hartford Dean’s List

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Dana Lorenz of Douglassville has been named to its Dean’s List for Fall 2017.

The University of Hartford, centrally located in Connecticut, provides a distinctive educational experience across seven schools and colleges for one of the most diverse student bodies in New England. Hartford’s faculty are attracted by the opportunity to challenge and support students as they pursue degrees in more than 84 programs in the arts, humanities, science, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. Chartered in 1957, Hartford has more than 5,000 undergraduates, 1,600 graduate students, and 75,000 alumni worldwide. Visit www.hartford.edu for more information.

Morgann Henn of Leesport named to JMU’s president’s list

Morgann Henn of Leesport named to JMU’s president’s list

HARRISONBURG, VA — James Madison University is pleased to announce the following student made the president’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

Leesport, PA resident, Morgann Elizabeth Henn, has been named to the president’s list at James Madison University for the fall 2017 semester. Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above. Henn is majoring in Comm Sciences & Disorders.