Rudderow presents at 10th annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium

Rudderow presents at 10th annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium

SELINSGROVE – Christina Rudderow of Fleetwood presented research this summer at the 10th annual Landmark Conference Summer Research Symposium. The event was hosted by Juniata College.

The research Rudderow presented, supervised by Professor of Biology Jack Holt, discusses variability of diatom biofilm communities in Green Gap, a small head water stream during the summers of 2015-2018.

The symposium brings together undergraduate researchers from colleges and universities within the NCAA’s Division III Landmark Conference, which includes Susquehanna. Students presented the results of the summer research that was done in collaboration with faculty, in poster displays or oral presentation sessions.

Rudderow, a biology major in the Class of 2021, is a 2017 graduate of Fleetwood High School and the daughter of Joe and Claudia Rudderow.

Jonathan Bender achieves Academic Honors in Adult Degree and Continuibg Studies at Saint Francis University

Jonathan Bender achieves Academic Honors in Adult Degree and Continuibg Studies at Saint Francis University

LORETTO – Jonathan Bender of Mohrsville achieved Academic Honors in Adult Degree and Continuing Studies at Saint Francis University for the 2017-2018 academic year. Jonathan is pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership.

To be eligible for this recognition, students must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 15 credits must be completed between September 1 of one year and August 31 of the following year, with a quality point average of at least 3.500.
  • Part-time (fewer than 12 credits per semester) undergraduate student status must be maintained throughout the one-year period.

ADCS gives you the option of completing some degrees entirely online, or taking evening/weekend classes in Cambria, Blair, and Centre counties.

READING PUBLIC LIBRARY SPONSORING JOB READINESS WORKSHOP FOR TEENS

READING PUBLIC LIBRARY SPONSORING JOB READINESS WORKSHOP FOR TEENS

Reading Public Library is partnering with the Department of Labor and Industry to provide a free workshop for teens ages 14 to 18 who are seeking employment. This job readiness workshop will be held in the Teen Loft at Main Library, 100 S. 5 th St. on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 am to 2:00 pm.

Topics will include filling out job applications, creating a résumé, and interview tips and practice.

Each participant will receive a complimentary flash drive and lunch compliments of Reading Public Library. Registration for the series of classes is required by Oct. 18. Register by stopping by the Teen Loft, 100 S. 5 th St., calling 610-655-6350 ext. 241 or via email to rplya@reading.lib.pa.us.

For more information, call 610-655-6350 ext. 241.

Businesses, families, organizations will come together for Governor Mifflin Homecoming celebration

Businesses, families, organizations will come together for Governor Mifflin Homecoming celebration

Who: Governor Mifflin School District and members of the greater Governor Mifflin community

What: Governor Mifflin will host its second annual Community Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, September 29. This year, the event will start with the Homecoming parade, which will step off at 9:30 a.m. After weaving through the streets of Shillington, the parade will end at Governor Mifflin High School, the location of a community tailgate party featuring more than 30 local businesses, organizations, and alumni groups. This year’s tailgate will also feature a Fire Safety Open House, presented by local fire departments, as well as free car seat safety checks by Safe Kids Berks County. The tailgate party will wrap up in time for the Homecoming football game at Governor Mifflin Stadium. The Mustangs will host the Twin Valley Raiders for a 1:00 kick off.

The Governor Mifflin Community Homecoming Celebration is an initiative through the Governor Mifflin Office of Communications and Community Relations. Local businesses and organizations are invited to participate, free of charge, in an effort to showcase the Governor Mifflin community and increase engagement across community stakeholders.

Where: Governor Mifflin High School

101 S. Waverly Street, Shillington, PA

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Full schedule, participant list and parade route available online at www.governormifflinsd.org/homecoming

October Events At Central Penn College

It’s a busy month at the college. Lots of different events. Most are free and open to the public. Take a look…

October Events At Central Penn College

600 Valley Road, Summerdale, PA 17093 

When:                Wednesday, October 17, 6–9 p.m.

What:                 Central Penn professors will discuss online security for parents and students, how to use social media wisely, and the risks and benefits of different social media sites.

Where:               ATEC, Room 200/202

Cost:                  Free and open to the public. To register, go here.

When:                Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.    

What:                 A day-long celebration for the community, students and alumni, including music, dance Continue reading “October Events At Central Penn College”

Women’s Soccer Continues Climb in National Poll

9/25/2018 | Women’s Soccer
Official Release

KUTZTOWN – The 11th-ranked Kutztown University women’s soccer team continues its climb to the top of the national rankings. For the second consecutive week, KU has risen in Division II’s top-25, appearing at No. 11 in the latest United Soccer Coaches Division II Week 4 Poll released Tuesday afternoon.

The Golden Bears (7-1 overall, 5-1 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) were unranked after week one, but were voted No. 16 week two and rose two spots to No. 14 last week. The persistent climb up the ladder has been a fixture to the program, which appeared in the top-10 multiple weeks last season, including the program’s first No. 1 ranking.

Kutztown is also the top-ranked team in the Atlantic Region.

KU won its only game last week, a 2-0 victory over Edinboro last Saturday, Sept. 22 at Keystone Field. It is the sixth straight win for KU. Sophomore Rachel Rizzo netted her first career goal, heading a cross by Emily Zwiercan into the Fighting Scots net. Zwiercan also tallied one of her own in the first half from a well-placed over-the-top pass by Erica Monte Carlo. Zwiercan is fifth in the PSAC with five goals.

Junior goalie Jenna Bracken, who recorded her fifth shutout of the season, made eight saves. She leads the conference with a .951 save percentage.

The Golden Bears defense has allowed just two goals through their first eight games, the least amount to start a season since the 2003 season when KU allowed just two goals through the first nine.

The University of California-San Diego is the newly-ranked top team in Division II, after the University of Central Missouri lost last week. Grand Valley State University appears at No. 2, followed by Columbus State University, University of West Florida and Colorado School of Mines rounding out the top-five.

In the region, KU is ahead of West Chester University for the No. 1 spot.

Kutztown travels to take on the No. 12 Golden Rams (5-1-1, 4-1-1) tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Live stats and video can be found at www.kubears.com.

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

Sept. 14, 2018

  • Police arrested Courtney Barmes, 18, of Newtown Square, for violation of the borough open container ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W. Main St.

Sept. 15, 2018

  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Korey Lantaff, 21, of Orefield, for violation of the borough noise ordinance following an incident that occurred at 545 Briar Circle S. A disruptive conduct report was also issued.
  • Police arrested Patrick Horan, 19, of Philadelphia, for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.
  • Police arrested Colin Gibble, 21, of Lititz, for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of S. Whiteoak St.
  • Police arrested Bryana Donnelly, 18, of Telford, for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Greenwich St.
  • Police arrested Gabriel Infante, 23, of Doylestown, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W Main St.

Sept. 16, 2018

  • Police arrested Dominique Player, 20, of Essex, Md., for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages; turning movements and required signals; and for periods for requiring lighting following an incident that occurred in the 500 block of College Blvd.
  • Police investigated the report of vandalism to a mailbox after it was reported that the mailbox was ripped off of a residence in the 00 block of Greenwich St.

Sept. 18, 2018

  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Abdrahman Saad, 21, of Adamstown, for criminal mischief/tampering with property following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.

Sept. 20, 2018

  • Police arrested Robert Mueller, 24, of Allentown, for violation of the borough noise ordinance following an incident that occurred at 113 Noble St. A disruptive conduct report was also issued.

Kutztown University announces degrees

Kutztown University announces degrees

KUTZTOWN – Kutztown University announces degree conferment twice a year, once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish the requirements for graduation throughout the entire year.

The cumulative grade point average necessary for honor distinction is: with honor (cum laude) 3.40; with high honor (magna cum laude) 3.60 and with highest honor (summa cum laude) 3.80.

The following students have been awarded degrees since the winter 2018 announcement.

  • Anthony Kintner, bachelor of science, Bally
  • Logan Pettinato, bachelor of science, Bernville
  • Alexis Wise, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Bethel
  • Rachel Hammersley, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Birdsboro
  • Jennifer Davies, bachelor of fine arts, summa cum laude, Birdsboro
  • Eric Gibson, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Birdsboro
  • Samantha Katzenmoyer, bachelor of science – business administration summa cum laude, Birdsboro
  • Casey Limper, bachelor of fine arts, summa cum laude, Birdsboro
  • James Morta, bachelor of science, cum laude, Birdsboro
  • Kyle Myers, bachelor of science, Birdsboro
  • Tyler Readinger-Angstadt, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Birdsboro
  • Laura Steiger, bachelor of fine arts, cum laude, Birdsboro
  • Cheryl Brattley, master of education, Blandon
  • Paige Gergely, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Blandon
  • Kara Greiss, bachelor of science – business administration, magna cum laude, Blandon
  • Rachael Hall, bachelor of science, cum laude, Blandon
  • William Havrilchak, bachelor of arts, cum laude, Blandon
  • Joshua Kelly, bachelor of science, Blandon
  • Rachael Knarr, bachelor of science, Blandon
  • Dylan Kramer, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Blandon
  • Jacob Kramer, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Blandon
  • Stephen Miller, master of education, Blandon
  • Zachary Schneider, bachelor of science, cum laude, Blandon
  • Tiffany Tyler, master of science, Blandon
  • Gerard Vicaro, bachelor of science, Blandon
  • Kelsey Dick, bachelor of science – business administration, cum laude, Douglassville
  • Alana Greene, master of education, Florissant
  • Robert Homan, bachelor of science, Douglassville
  • Jeff Krystopa, bachelor of science – business administration, Douglassville
  • Rebecca Mickletz, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Douglassville
  • Michael O’Mara, bachelor of arts, Kutztown
  • Savannah Scozzafava, bachelor of arts, Douglassville
  • Kylee Stimson bachelor of social work, cum laude, Douglassville
  • Sara Stoltzfus, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Douglassville
  • Adam Beidler, bachelor of science, Fleetwood
  • Kirsty Comer, master of education, Fleetwood
  • Alex Deck, bachelor of science – business administration Fleetwood
  • Cayley Eppler, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Fleetwood
  • Austin Gehman, bachelor of science – business administration cum laude, Fleetwood
  • Amber Heist, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Fleetwood
  • Amberlea Himic, bachelor of science, cum laude, Fleetwood
  • Tyler Lance, bachelor of science, cum laude, Fleetwood
  • Christian Schwenig, bachelor of arts, Fleetwood
  • Alyssa Smith, bachelor of science, Fleetwood
  • Joanna Solt, bachelor of arts, Fleetwood
  • Logan Hartman, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Hamburg
  • Catherine Mahony, bachelor of arts, Reading
  • Sydney Oberholtzer, bachelor of science, cum laude, Hamburg
  • Michael Oswald, bachelor of science – business administration magna cum laude, Hamburg
  • Korissa Seidel, master of education, Hamburg
  • April Siegfried, master of arts, Hamburg
  • Dickson Borger, master of education, Leesport
  • Andrew Cygan, bachelor of fine arts, summa cum laude, Leesport
  • Hope Bond, bachelor of fine arts, summa cum laude, Lenhartsville
  • Kimberly Bowman, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Mohrsville
  • Colin Jensen, bachelor of arts, Mohrsville
  • Alexa Miller, bachelor of science, Mohrsville
  • Lois Shornock, master of arts, Mohrsville
  • Kyle Yeakley, bachelor of science, Mohrsville
  • Christian Lefko, bachelor of science, of business administration summa cum laude, Oley
  • Andrew Sabol, bachelor of arts, summa cum laude, Oley
  • Tara Anspach, bachelor of social work, summa cum laude, Reading
  • Joshua Appling, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Maxine Ardelean, bachelor of arts, Reading
  • Victoria Ayala, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Zachary Balla, bachelor of science – business administration Reading
  • Cydney Bard, bachelor of arts, Reading
  • Katherine Beam, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Reading
  • Bryan Blake, bachelor of science – business administration Reading
  • Andrew Branford-Hopkins, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Dominique Deangelo, bachelor of science – business administration Reading
  • Vinay Desai, master of social work, Reading
  • David Eltz, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Reading
  • Amy Fernandez, bachelor of social work, Reading
  • Taylor Hasker, master of arts, Reading
  • Erika Hewston, bachelor of fine arts – crafts and bachelor of science – business administration, summa cum laude, Reading
  • Troy Hoffman, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Mychael Holt, bachelor of arts, Reading
  • Jenna Kazmar, bachelor of fine arts, summa cum laude, Reading
  • Aaron Klinikowski, bachelor of science, Reading
  • James Koppenhofer, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Reading
  • Brenden Krauss, bachelor of science – business administration Reading
  • Valerie Makowiecki, master of education, Reading
  • Arashi Mesa-Melo, master of science, Reading
  • Cole Mitchell, bachelor of social work, Reading
  • Kaitlin Moyer, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Joanaliz Nieves, master of arts, Reading
  • Kathleen Polanco, master of science, Reading
  • Samantha Pugliese, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Jessica Reber, bachelor of fine arts, Reading
  • Kaitlyn Reber, bachelor of fine arts, cum laude, Reading
  • Michael Reed, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Dariel Richardson, bachelor of science – business administration, Reading
  • Sophia Roman, master of social work, Reading
  • Tiffany Sauber, bachelor of social work , summa cum laude, Reading
  • Brittney Schonour, master of arts, Reading
  • Paula Schrader, master of social work, Reading
  • Joshua Sherman, master of education, Reading
  • Katherine Shuman, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Naomi Snyder, master of arts, Reading
  • Lily Stamm, bachelor of fine arts, cum laude, Reading
  • Benjamin Stock, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Horace Tyler, bachelor of science, Reading
  • Allison Wade, bachelor of social work, Reading
  • Tyler Fitzgerald, bachelor of science, of business administration Reading Station
  • Shelby Kauffman, master of social work, Shartlesville
  • Carly Anastasio, master of social work, Shillington
  • Stacy Sowers, bachelor of science, Shoemakersville
  • Loriann Ford, master of social work, Sinking Spring
  • Hannah Leidich, master of education, Sinking Spring
  • Stephanie Monroe, bachelor of science, Sinking Spring
  • Jonathan Orellana, bachelor of science, Sinking Spring
  • Daudi Paul, bachelor of science, Sinking Spring
  • Douglas Shuey, master of education, Sinking Spring
  • Leah Spyker, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Inverness
  • Samuel Warrick, master of arts, Sinking Spring
  • Sarah Jablonski, master of social work, South Heidelberg Township
  • Philip Clauss, bachelor of science, of business administration, Temple
  • Ashley Gebhard, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Temple
  • Jade Jaroszenski, bachelor of fine arts, magna cum laude, Temple
  • Holli Kline, bachelor of science, cum laude, Temple
  • Yunaira Leon Taveras, bachelor of science, magna cum laude, Temple
  • Angula Sorg, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Temple
  • Jacob Young, bachelor of science, of business administration Temple
  • Vale Deeter, bachelor of arts, summa cum laude, Topton
  • Jennifer Jackowiak, bachelor of science, Topton
  • Brooke Metzker, bachelor of fine arts, magna cum laude, Bethlehem
  • Nicole Zensky, master of arts, Topton
  • Austin Bragg, bachelor of science, Wernersville
  • Matthew Peterka, bachelor of arts, Wernersville
  • Jason Pierce, master of arts, Wernersville
  • Jenna Ruoss, bachelor of science, summa cum laude, Wernersville
  • Deja Towles-Racis, bachelor of fine arts, West Lawn
  • Maria Celis, bachelor of science, West Reading
  • Beau Young, bachelor of arts, West Reading
  • Amanda Zuchowski, bachelor of science, cum laude, West Reading
  • Steven Rohrbach, bachelor of science, Womelsdorf
  • Sarah Wert, bachelor of science, cum laude, Womelsdorf
  • Travis Peek, master of business administration, Wyomissing
  • Daniel Westerman, master of social work, Wyomissing

Kutztown Football to Support AFCA’s Coach to Cure MD Program on Saturday

Kutztown Football to Support AFCA’s Coach to Cure MD Program on Saturday
8/31/2018 | Football
KUTZTOWN – Just as in years past, head coach Jim Clements and the Kutztown University football staff is wearing American Football Coaches Association patches on their shirts to promote the association and bring awareness to its programs. The season-opener was Saturday, Sept. 1.

Coach To Cure MD began in 2008 with more than 200 schools and 2,675 coaches involved. 10 years later, that effort has expanded to 620 different schools and more than 11,350 coaches wearing the logo patch on the sidelines and participating in Coach To Cure MD events – a growth of more than 325 percent.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood, primarily affecting boys of all races and cultures. People with Duchenne develop progressive muscle weakness that eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency, and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne. But thanks to Coach To Cure MD and the work of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, there is hope.

The AFCA will coordinate a multi-platform social media campaign throughout opening weekend using the hashtag #AFCAPatch. For more information on the AFCA and its promotional patch weekend, visit www.afca.com or follow AFCA on social media. You may also call the AFCA office at 254-754-9900.

About the AFCA 
The American Football Coaches Association was founded in 1922 and is considered the primary professional association for football coaches at all levels of competition. The 11,000-member organization includes more than 90 percent of head coaches at the 700-plus schools that sponsor football at the college level. Members include coaches from Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and Mexico.

About PPMD 
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) is the largest, most comprehensive nonprofit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy – our mission is to end Duchenne.

We invest deeply in treatments for this generation of people affected by Duchenne and in research that will benefit future generations. We advocate in Washington, D.C., and have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in funding. We demand optimal care, and we strengthen, unite and educate the global Duchenne community.

Everything we do – and everything we have done since our founding in 1994 – helps people with Duchenne live longer, stronger lives. We will not rest until every person has a treatment to end Duchenne. Go to www.ParentProjectMD.org for more information or to learn how you can support our efforts and help families affected by Duchenne.