READING – Each semester, Bard College at Simon’s Rock recognizes superior scholarship through the dean’s list. Tobias Walker, of Reading, has earned a place on the dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester.
To be eligible for this honor, a student must carry 14 or more credits and achieve a grade point average of 3.5.
KUTZTOWN – The Kutztown University women’s soccer team was voted third in this year’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference preseason poll, as voted on by the conference’s coaches.
It is the second straight season KU has appeared in the top-three of the preseason rankings, and the ninth year in-a-row that the Golden Bears have been voted in the top-five since the PSAC returned to a single division in 2010.
Kutztown received four first-place votes. West Chester was picked the favorite coming into the season for the fourth consecutive year, receiving seven first-place votes. East Stroudsburg, which knocked out KU in the last two PSAC tournaments, was picked second with six first-place votes. Gannon and Slippery Rock round out the top-five.
The Golden Bears are coming off a 16-4-1 campaign, tied for the second-most wins in program history. They also won a school-record 13-straight games to start the season, led the league in scoring, and
Lebanon Valley College dedicates $20 million Arnold Health Professions Pavilion
$10 million gift from Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold propels innovative facility
ANNVILLE – The Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion opened officially Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, as the new home of the college’s athletic training, exercise science and physical therapy programs. An extraordinary $10 million gift from Jeanne Donlevy Arnold H’08, a member of the College’s Board of Trustees, and Edward H. Arnold H’87, trustee emeritus, as well as gifts from many other friends of Lebanon Valley College, brought the $20 million-dollar facility to life.
“We believe in LVC and the outstanding education it provides to all its students,” said Jeanne, college trustee and former vice president of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. “Graduates trained in the new health professions pavilion will help meet the nation’s growing need for skilled health practitioners and will provide graduates with challenging and fulfilling careers.”
“Because of the country’s aging population, which is particularly relevant in the Lebanon Valley, there is a great need for the highly talented health professions graduates LVC will develop,” said Ed, trustee emeritus.
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WILKES-BARRE – Wilkes University welcomed 91 students into the honors programs newest class.
- Donald Ballou of Leesport is in the pre-pharmacy guaranteed seat program
- Lauren Johnson of Douglassville is in the pre-pharmacy guaranteed seat program
Laudenslager returns to the Golden Bears bench for his second season after previously serving as a volunteer assistant coach last year. He will remain as the goalkeepers coach and assist in other strategies and overall program needs.
Since 2014, Laudenslager has been the owner and executive director on Soccer Shots, a youth soccer academy in Denver. At Soccer Shots, Laudenslager is responsible for accounting, planning, sales and marketing, while also coaching programs for children ages 2-8.
He is a graduate of Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, Pa
“Mark was instrumental in helping our program to a successful season last year, and his commitment to our program as a volunteer assistant was tremendous,” said head coach Erik Burstein. “I am absolutely thrilled he accepted the assistant position and will be with us again this year. Mark’s work with the goalkeepers last year had such a positive impact on our performances and really helped develop our goalkeepers. I am very excited for him to continue his work with our goalkeepers as they continue to make massive improvements each and every season under his direction.”
Zyta is a 2018 graduate of the University of Charleston (WV), Kutztown’s opening day opponent this season. She was a four-year starting goalkeeper from 2014-17, and was an All-Mountain East Conference and All-Region goalie, playing in 78 career games. Zyta posted a school-record 31 shutouts, including a record 12 her junior year, and a 0.75 goals-against-average with 386 career saves. Her sophomore year in 2015, she ranked No. 4 in the nation in save percentage at .896.
Zyta is a native of Ontario, Canada, and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC in 2018. She is pursuing her master’s degree in clinical health at KU.
“Zoe has a tremendous amount of coaching experience for a graduate assistant,” Burstein said. “She arrives at KU after a stellar playing career with one of the top division II women’s soccer programs in the region (Charleston). Zoe’s expertise working with goalkeepers, and her ability to coach and instruct other areas of the field, will be a huge asset to our program and I a super excited for her to get started.”
Kutztown opens its season with consecutive home games, beginning on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. against Charleston (WV) at Keystone Field.
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference had 931 student-athletes receive the award. Seton Hill led the way with 144 winners, followed by Gannon with 136. West Chester (129), Slippery Rock (100) and Kutztown rounded out the top-five.
In order for a student-athlete to be eligible to receive an Academic Achievement Award, they must: have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, have attended a minimum of two years
BIRDSBORO – Kaitlynn Yeager of Birdsboro was one of 16 students from Susquehanna University who recently studied in South Africa as part of the university’s Global Opportunities program.
Travel Writing in South Africa allows students to spend two and a half weeks exploring South Africa, followed by a travel writing workshop in the fall. The study abroad program is led by Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Glen Retief, who shares his memories of growing up in South Africa. Students spend ten days in a traditional Xhosa village at Mdumbi, where they meet with traditional diviners and chiefs and enjoy dishes such as lamb and tomato curries and pancakes stuffed with fresh mangoes. Students also visit Cape Town to tour a black South African township, bargain at the biggest handicrafts market in Africa and visit mosques and museums. As they travel, time is set aside for journaling about their experiences.
Yeager is a creative writing major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Exeter Township Senior High School, she is the daughter of Robert Yeager and Lisa Bell.
As a cross-cultural requirement, study away is an integral part of a Susquehanna education. All students spend at least two weeks off campus, immersed in a culture different from their own, in the U.S. or abroad. Students reflect upon their experiences when they return, guided by faculty members and coursework that promotes discovery and personal growth. Susquehanna students can choose from study-away programs, ranging from a few weeks to a full semester, in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, Europe, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, among other options. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu/GO.