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    Reading native participating on SRU Theatre’s holiday classic ‘A Christmas Carol’

    Erik Warmbein, a sophomore history major from Pittsburgh, portrays Ebenezer Scrooge in the Slippery Rock University Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” The production, adapted by David Skeele, SRU professor of theatre, will be a 70-minute, no intermission performance. Photos by Elizabeth Linton, a freshman music performance and music therapy major from Cranberry Township.

    Reading native participating on SRU Theatre’s holiday classic ‘A Christmas Carol’

    SLIPPERY ROCK – Slippery Rock University Theatre will bring Charles Dickens’ classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol” to life at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 3-6. A 2 p.m. matinee is slated for Dec. 2. All performances are in the University Union Multipurpose Room.

    The production, adapted by David Skeele, SRU professor of theatre, will be a 70-minute, no intermission performance.

    “(David) took Dickens’ work and adapted it to the stage and has directed two previous productions … now I’m picking it up,” said Deanna Brookens, an associate professor of theatre and director of this year’s production.

    Twenty-nine SRU students and a handful of grade school children from Slippery Rock Area Elementary School comprise the cast.

    SRU students from your area participating on the cast and staff include the following:

    • Kelli Bampton, master electrician and a sophomore resort, recreation, and hospitality major from Reading.

    Community members participating include the following: Continue reading Reading native participating on SRU Theatre’s holiday classic ‘A Christmas Carol’

    First solo flight for EMU at Lancaster student-pilot Noelle Yorgey

    Noelle Yorgey, a student in EMU at Lancaster’s aviation program, poses for a photo after her first solo flight earlier this month. Students in the four-year aviation program begin flight school in their first semester and will eventually earn several flight certifications, as well as a bachelor’s degree in leadership and organizational management. (Photo courtesy of Aero-Tech Services, Inc.)

    First solo flight for EMU at Lancaster student-pilot Noelle Yorgey

    Noelle Yorgey – a junior transfer into Eastern Mennonite University’s new leadership and organizational management bachelor’s degree program with a concentration in aviation – has completed her first solo flight.

    Flying solo was “a bit surreal,” Yorgey writes below, but her experience in the LOM-Aviation program has been particularly grounded: “Coming from a four-year state college to a classroom of people in all different walks of life is really inspiring. One day you might talk with a mason, architect and IT expert. The passion you see them pursuing their career with and the diversity of the class provides a unique atmosphere, which stimulates conversation and various points of view.”

    A resident of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, Yorgey soloed on Nov. 9. Her flight instructor is Jon Glick.

    She answered a few questions about her passion for flying:

    Why are you interested in aviation, and when did you make the decision that this was in your future?

    Since I was a sophomore in high school, I have had a growing passion for aviation. On vacation, my family and I were introduced to an aviation missions organization, Agape Flights. My interactions with the organization inspired me to consider aviation as a career. I have spent the past two years pursuing a business degree, but several weeks before business school resumed this fall, I learned of EMU’s business and aviation program. It could not have been more clear that this is what I was called to pursue, and I am so thankful for the opportunity!

    What was your first solo experience like?

    Soloing is a bit surreal. From day one, my instructor had been beside me in the cockpit. The day of the solo, he hopped out of the plane and that was the moment that I realized that this was real; I was going Continue reading First solo flight for EMU at Lancaster student-pilot Noelle Yorgey

    Five Women’s Soccer Players Named to United Soccer Coaches All-Region Teams

    11/27/2018 | Women’s Soccer
    United Soccer Coaches Release

    KUTZTOWN – Five members of the Kutztown University women’s soccer team were named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Teams. Juniors Kristina Miller, Maddie Mohr and Emily Zwiercan were voted to the First Team and senior Alyssa Ryan and junior Jenna Bracken were named to the Second Team.

    The quintet of Golden Bears all earned All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors earlier this season. Miller, Mohr, Zwiercan and Bracken were also voted to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-Region First Team.

    Mohr is a three-time All-PSAC First Teamer, the first women’s soccer player under head coach Erik Burstein to accomplish this feat. She started in all 20 games this season, recording three goals and an

    Continue reading Five Women’s Soccer Players Named to United Soccer Coaches All-Region Teams

    Tina O’Donnell of Kutztown earns year-end accolades from the Empire 8 Conference

    Tina O’Donnell of Kutztown earns year-end accolades from the Empire 8 Conference

    Elmira College field hockey defensive stalwarts Liz Shephard of Cazenovia, N.Y., (2021) and Tina O’Donnell of Kutztown (2020) received year-end accolades from the Empire 8 Conference on November 12, as Shephard was named an E8 All-Conference Honorable Mention and O’Donnell was chosen to the Sportswoman of the Year Team.

    A third-year goalie from Kutztown, Pa., O’Donnell was honored as Elmira’s representative on the Empire 8 Sportswoman of the Year Team. The E8 emphasizes that “Competing with Honor and Integrity” is an essential component of a student-athlete’s experience in conjunction with an institution’s educational mission, and one student-athlete from each institution is recognized annually for consistently exhibit the critical traits of outstanding sportsmanship.

    O’Donnell finished her junior season as one of just five goalies in Division III to amass over 200 saves, as she led the Empire 8 with 220 saves and 12.94 saves per game. Her save total ranks third all-time in program history, and the six victories she recorded are tied for fourth-most in a single season. O’Donnell made double-digit saves on 11 occasions, including a pair of matches with a season-high 23 stops. She also earned the first shutout of her collegiate career in a 6-0 victory over Wells on September 25.

    In her second season as a starting defender for the Purple and Gold, Shephard earned the first All-Conference award of her career. The Cazenovia native started all 17 contests as a sophomore and accumulated 1,200 minutes of playing time. Playing as a kicking back in EC’s second game of the year against Wooster, Shephard logged her second defensive save as a Soaring Eagle, and she earned her first point with an assist against Utica Oct. 20.

    Shephard, perhaps best known for her superior block tackling ability, doubles as Elmira’s lead injector on penalty corners. Generating offense on penalty corners proved to be key for the Soaring Eagles in wins over King’s (Pa.), Sage, Brockport, Morrisville State and Keuka.

    Howliday Open House: Photos with Santa Paws at Both Shelters

    Howliday Open House: Photos with Santa Paws at Both Shelters

    Join us this Saturday at either the Humane League of Lancaster County or the Humane Society of Berks County for a howlin’ happy kickoff to the holiday season.

    Santa Paws will be visiting the shelters from noon to 4 p.m. to take photos with all the good boys and girls, two-legged and four.

    Photos with Santa are $5 each and all funds raised support the animals in our care.

    For more information, click HERE.

    A Very Festive Furry Friday

    Furry Fridays are our way of bringing together people with passions for art and animals alike, opening our shelters to the public and offering a space to mix and mingle after a long work week.

    We provide the art, food, drinks and entertainment, and you provide the fun and engaging atmosphere.

    Our featured artist is not just one talented individual, but many! This Furry Friday is not one to miss, as we will showcase incredible works by our very own Humane Pennsylvania team members. JOIN US.

    Shop our new online store

    Our new online store is LIVE!

    Shop exclusive Humane Pennsylvania merchandise including soft tees, our 2019 Rock Albums Calendar, and much more. SHOP APPAREL and GIFTS.

    KU to Host Workshops Dec. 5 on Future of Title IX and #MeToo Movement

    KU to Host Workshops Dec. 5 on Future of Title IX and #MeToo Movement

    KUTZTOWN – Sponsored through the PA Governor’s Its On Us Grant, Jessica Davidson, interim executive director of End Rape on Campus, will host two workshops at Kutztown University Wednesday, Dec. 5. The first workshop, “The Future of Title IX”, will take place at 3 p.m. in room 145 in the Boehm Science Building. The second workshop, “Moving Beyond #MeToo: What Does a Trauma-Informed Future Look Like”, will take place at 6 p.m. in room 218 in the McFarland Student Union Building.

    In the “The Future of Title IX” workshop, Davidson and Michelle Carroll, EROC’s associate director, will explain the function of EROC, as well as discuss the new changes to Title IX, the future of the movement, and what a survivor-focused Title IX system may look like. A brief Q&A will follow the discussion.

    In the “Moving Beyond #MeToo: What Does a Trauma-Informed Future Look Like?” workshop, Davidson will discuss various types of violence and how students can support friends who have experienced it, as well as how institutions can make efforts to be more trauma-informed and help survivors in both the short and long term.

    Prior to joining the EROC campaign as managing director in 2017, Davidson served as regional advisor for the It’s On Us Campaign, as well as interned at the White House office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. In her current role she is responsible for EROC’s fundraising efforts, grant and budget management, maintaining healthy relationships with partners and organizations, and serving as the face of the organization in addition to various other responsibilities.

    Davidson’s advocacy efforts have been featured in several media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME magazine and Good Morning America, among others. She has presented Continue reading KU to Host Workshops Dec. 5 on Future of Title IX and #MeToo Movement

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    Nov. 16, 2018

    • Police arrested Ryan Rose, 20, of Easton, for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred at Turkey Hill Minit Market, 50 W. Main St.

    Nov. 17, 2018

    • Police arrested Emily Mangel, 21, of Margate City, N.J., for violation of the borough noise ordinance following an incident that occurred at 45 E. Normal Ave.
    • Police arrested Edward Dietzler, 19, of Langhorne, for simple assault following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of S. Whiteoak St.

    Nov. 18, 2018

    • Police arrested Anthony Dellinger, 18, of Carlisle, for purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 00 block of S. Whiteoak St.
    • Police arrested Dominick Farina, 21, of Honesdale, for violation of the borough noise ordinance following an incident that occurred at 96 S. Whiteoak St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.
    • Police investigated the report of vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that the tires were slashed while the vehicle was parked at a residence in the 300 block of Fairview Drive.

    Nov. 19, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, police arrested Jahmad Lockett, 20, of Chester, for minor presenting false identification for liquor and for misrepresenting age to secure liquor following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W. Main St.

    Nov. 21, 2018

    • Police arrested Rashaad Burgos, 27, of Douglasville, Ga., for possession/use of drug paraphernalia, possession of a small amount of marijuana and for a stop sign violation following an incident that occurred in the 400 block of Fairview Drive.

    Nov. 22, 2018

    • Police arrested Zachary Koenig, 21, of Hamburg, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at Wells Fargo Bank, 301 W. Main St.

    Men’s Basketball Voted Eighth in Latest Atlantic Regional Poll

    11/26/2018 | Men’s Basketball
    Official Poll

    KUTZTOWN – For the second straight week, the 22nd-ranked Kutztown University men’s basketball team has been voted into the Division Two Sports Information Directors of America Atlantic Regional Poll, appearing eighth, as released Monday afternoon.

    The Golden Bears (3-2 overall) have not played since a 94-91 double-overtime defeat at Lincoln University last Tuesday, Nov. 20.

    Kutztown won its season-opener against the region’s second-seed West Liberty, 107-97, back on Nov. 9. It’s only two setbacks came by a combined five points, with both the Lions and West Virginia Wesleyan (74-72, Nov. 10) escaping with last-second shots.

    The Maroon and Gold lead the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in scoring at 87.6 points per game and in field goal percentage at 49.8-percent.

    Redshirt-senior Anthony Lee ranks second in the conference at 25.6 ppg, sixth at the free-throw line, shooting 88.2-percent, and eighth with 4.0 assists per game. Redshirt-sophomore Moe Williams is fifth in rebounding at 8.8 rebounds per game. KU has five players inside the top-50 in the PSAC in apg, with Lee, Williams (23rd, 2.8), Kiyon Hardy (31st, 2.4), Ricky Hicks (31st, 2.4) and Facundo Arens (50th, 1.6).

    Kutztown has three games this week, all at Keystone Arena. KU hosts Jefferson in a non-conference game Wednesday, Nov. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. It will then take on the region’s top team in Indiana (PA) and Clarion in back-to-back days on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2. Both of those tips are set for 3 p.m.

    Jessica Kritschil Member of Alpha Phi at Ashland University

    Jessica Kritschil Member of Alpha Phi at Ashland University

    ASHLAND, OH (11/26/2018)– Jessica Kritschil of Birdsboro is a member of Alpha Phi at Ashland University. Kritschil, a 2017 graduate of Daniel Boone High School, is majoring in marketing.

    The Epsilon Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Phi sorority is dedicated to improving and embodying their six core values: character development, scholarship, service, loyalty,leadership, and sisterhood. Alpha Phi prides itself in fundraising for the Alpha Phi Foundation and raising awareness for cardiac care. Their philanthropy programs and events include the Pre Red Dress Social, The Annual Red Dress Gala, Cardiac Care Week, Hoops for Heart, and Mr. University.

    KU Blues and Rock Ensemble to hold concert this Wednesday night, Nov. 28

    KU Blues and Rock Ensemble to Hold Concert Nov. 28

    KUTZTOWN – The award-winning Kutztown University Blues and Rock Ensemble will hold a concert Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stump Seiger ’54 Multipurpose Room in the McFarland Student Union Building. The concert is free and open to the public.

    The ensemble will feature music by Stevie Nicks, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, and many more. Earlier this year the KU Blues and Rock Ensemble received an award for the best Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance in the category of Blues/Pop/Rock Group award from DownBeat magazine. Kutztown was the only institution in the State System of Higher Education to receive a 2018 Student Music Award.

    DownBeat magazine is the premier jazz magazine for professional jazz musicians and contributors, including producers, engineers, advertisers and students. For its awards, institutions nationwide submit recordings in a variety of categories, after which panels of respected jazz performers and educators select winners and outstanding performance citations.

    For more information contact Dr. Kevin Kjos at 610.683.1583 or kjos@kutztown.edu.