Students Participate in Alpha Phi Omega at Alvernia University

Students Participate in Alpha Phi Omega at Alvernia University

READING – The following students participated in the Alpha Phi Omega at Alvernia University during 2017-18. Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a national co-ed service fraternity that was founded on the principles of leadership, fellowship, and service. With over 400,000 members worldwide on over 375 campuses, APO provides more service on more campuses than any other collegiate service organization.

  • Aubrey Eaken of Womelsdorf was named a member while studying Occupational Therapy. Eaken is a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School.
  • Jordan Hine of Reading was named a member while studying Nursing. Hine is a graduate of Berks Catholic High School.
  • Kiersten Ingram of Wernersville was named a member while studying Communication. Ingram is a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School.
  • Emily LeVan of Reading was named a member while studying Occupational Therapy. LeVan is a graduate of Muhlenberg High School.
  • Tessa Logullo of Sinking Spring was named a member while studying Occupational Therapy. Logullo is a graduate of Wilson High School.
  • Shelby Ralston of Fleetwood was named a member while studying . Ralston is a graduate of Fleetwood Area High School.

Community Partnerships in Support of the Newly Expanded Spike’s Pet Pantry Program

Community Partnerships in Support of the Newly Expanded Spike’s Pet Pantry Program

Reading – We are thrilled to announce that in partnership with Redner’s Markets and Purina, we are expanding our Ani-Meals Pet Food Program into the new and improved, Spike’s Pet Pantry.

As we continue to grow and differentiate our pet food pantry program, we have renamed the Ani-Meals Program to Spike’s Pet Pantry. This new nomenclature better defines the goal of the program which is to provide resources, specifically food, for pet owners in need of proper nutarian for their pets.  The ultimate goal is to prevent pet surrender due to food insecurity or temporary hardship.

Thanks to the generosity of the teams at Redner’s Markets and Purina, in support of our mission to empower people in our communities to increase their capacity to care for animals so that all animals are healthy, safe, and treated humanely – throughout the months of June through December 2018, Redner’s Markets will be offering the opportunity for customers to easily donate to this life-saving program.

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BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

June 17, 2018

After completing their investigation, police arrested Samuel Shrawder, 24, of Kempton, and Samantha Schaeffer, 22, of Womelsdorf, for possession/use of drug paraphernalia and for violation of the Borough Hours of Operation Ordinance following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Borough Community Park, 440 E. Main St.

Fagan Earns First Career Academic All-America Honor

6/20/2018 | Women’s Track and Field
Official Release

KUTZTOWN – Kutztown University track & field graduate McKenzie Fagan became an Academic All-American on Wednesday. Fagan was voted to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team for Division II Men’s and Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Fagan is an eight-time Dean’s List honoree and graduated in May with a 3.96 GPA. She has been a three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete, a two-time D2ADA Academic Achievement Award winner, and was named to the All-Academic Team by the coaches’ association last year.

In track & field, Fagan closed her career as a two-time PSAC Champion in the high jump. She won the 2017 indoor title, went on to qualify for indoor nationals in 2017 as a junior, and capped her career with the 2018 PSAC outdoor title. She is a four-time All-Region high jumper, two-time All-PSAC selection, and was the 2018 KU Coaches Award winner this past April.

Fagan’s best marks in the high were 5-7.25 indoors for second in school history, and 5-5.25 outdoors for fourth in school history. In multi events, she ranks third in the indoor pentathlon at 3,193 and 10th in the heptathlon outdoors at 4,006.

She is the first Academic All-American for KU track & field since Emma Sullivan in 2016.

Partner galleries announce arrival of seventh set of collectible coasters

Attention Bear Fever Fans: Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery & Studio and Studio B Fine Art Gallery announce arrival of seventh set of collectible coasters

Featuring the efforts and art work of Boyertown Area School District’s students, staff, and volunteer parents, the seventh set of Bear Fever coasters is now available at Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery & Studio, 220 South Reading Ave., Boyertown, and Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. Also available are sets 2-6; set 1 is sold out and not currently available.

Set seven features images of Bear Fever bears from 4 of the Boyertown Area School District’s elementary schools:

“Patches” from Boyertown Elementary School, “Gilbert” from Gilbertsville Elementary School, “George” from Washington Elementary School, and “Once Upon a Bear” from Colebrookdale Elementary School.

“Patches”

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Reading native Pfennig named to the Hofstra University dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester

Reading native Pfennig of the field hockey team at Hofstra University has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester

Reading – Meredith Pfennig, a member of the Field Hockey team at Hofstra University, has been named to dean’s list the for the Spring 2018 semester.

The spectacular work of the Hofstra student-athletes in the classroom continued during the spring semester as not only did the group of more than 300 Pride athletes compile a school-record 3.27 grade point average but 116 of them were named to either the Provost’s or Dean’s List for their extraordinary work.

“Our Hofstra student-athletes continue to showcase their incredible dedication to their academics on a daily basis,” stated Hofstra Director of Athletics Rick Cole, Jr. “I am so impressed with how well they manage all of the responsibilities that come along with being a student-athlete at Hofstra. A special thank you to Rachel Peel-Macandrew and Michelle Spaterella from our Center for University Advising for their tireless work with our student-athletes.”

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Alexis Meals of Fleetwood visits China for academic, cultural immersion trip

Alexis Meals of Fleetwood visits China for academic, cultural immersion trip

CHESTER – Alexis Meals of Fleetwood traveled to China from May 9 through June 3 as part of a short-term academic and cultural immersion trip offered by Widener University.

Widener University has a long-standing academic exchange and cooperation agreement with Chongqing Technology and Business University in Chongquing, China.

While in China, Meals and classmates studied the economy and politics of China, learned about the differing types of Chinese Martial Arts, learned about Chinese Calligraphy, and studied and socialized with Chinese and other international students. They also learned to speak basic Mandarin phrases.

The group toured famous sites, including the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden Village and Tiananmen Square, and took a weekend trip to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which was created to imitate the natural habitat for giant pandas to encourage breeding and rearing their young.

When the Chongqing students visit Widener University in the fall, the Widener students who traveled to China will serve as their campus hosts.

Meals, a business analytics major, is a member of the Widener University Class of 2019.

ICYMI: Pet-a-Palooza returns to Central Penn College Saturday, June 30, 2018

Pet-a-Palooza returns to Central Penn College Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Petapalooza is a free community festival that features animals from local rescues and shelters. More than 30 shelters and rescues will be participating in the 8th annual Petapalooza. This is the third consecutive year for the event to be held at Central Penn College.

“We’re so glad to be back again this year at Central Penn,” said Bitsy McCann, volunteer executive director for Petapalooza PA. “This event is a fun way to highlight the need for pet adoptions and for the public to see so many lovable animals.”

Fast Facts

  • Who: Lots of furry four-legged friends from 32 area shelters and rescues. In addition, pet owners from the community can bring their animals, as long as they’re leashed, well-behaved and vaccinated.
  • What: Live music, food trucks, vendors, raffles and, of course, the always popular Parade of Pets, which will occur at 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Central Penn College, 600 Valley Road, Summerdale
  • When:  Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine.

 Why: To showcase local animal shelters and rescues while featuring their lovable animals. For more information about the event, including a complete list of vendors, visit: www.PetapaloozaPA.com.

1970s All-Decade Team Announced in Conjunction with 50 Seasons of Field Hockey

1974 Team Photo
6/22/2018 | Field Hockey
All Stars 1975 Team Photo
1974

KUTZTOWN – 2018 marks the 50th season of Kutztown University field hockey. In celebration of the program and its alumni, KU will be

1976 Team Photo
1975

announcing All-Decade Teams throughout the summer, leading up to the announcement of KU’s All-Time Team. KU will release a new decade every week, and this week, we look at the All-Decade Team for the 1970s.

1978 Head Coach Mary Hill
1976

Former KU field hockey players had to meet one of the following requirements to be named to an All-Decade Team, and placed on the ballot for the All-Time Team. After their public release, a compiled list of All-Decade Teams will be added to the main headquarters for 50 Seasons of KU Field Hockey.

Member of KU Athletics Hall of Fame, for accomplishments primarily in field hockey
All-America selection
Multiple all-conference selections, or one First Team selection
Rank in Top-2 in School History in Career Stat Category
1970s Team MVP

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New Hybrid Health Science Program Prepares students for an advanced degree

New Hybrid Health Science Program Prepares students for an advanced degree

SUMMERDALE – Getting a bachelor’s degree in health science just got a lot easier for working students in the midstate region, thanks to a new hybrid program developed by Central Penn College.

The hybrid health science program features online courses, along with once-a-week labs for classes, such as biology, chemistry and physics. All labs are held in the evening on Central Penn’s main campus in Summerdale, Pa.

The core curriculum was also revamped to better reflect the needs of students pursuing a variety of healthcare careers.

“We understand the challenges faced by working students, especially those already in the healthcare field,” said Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams, President of Central Penn College. “That’s why we updated the program to include a hybrid option.”

The health science program prepares students for graduate school in a number of healthcare disciplines. Central Penn College has offered a health science degree in a traditional, in-person format since 2016.

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