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    Hometown diplomat to visit Governor Mifflin High School

    Hometown diplomat to visit Governor Mifflin High School

    Kimberly Barone, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy Philippines, to speak to students

    Governor Mifflin High School students will get a unique lesson on foreign policy and the foreign service from a Berks County native. Kimberly Barone grew up in the Bernville area and is currently working at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. She will visit Governor Mifflin as part of the U.S. Department of State’s “Hometown Diplomat” program, which aims to help connect students with a better understanding of foreign affairs.

    During her visit, Barone will talk about her role as a diplomat and her previous work in other federal agencies. She also plans to talk about the importance of internships for career preparation. Ms. Barone’s visit is part of Governor Mifflin School District’s ongoing effort to provide students with exposure to a variety of future-ready careers.

    From the U.S. Department of State:

    Kim was born and raised in Pennsylvania and attended college in the nation’s capital of Washington, DC, where she majored in International Business and Human Resources. During college, she had the opportunity to intern at the Washington National Opera and the U.S. Department of State. Following graduation, she spent nine years in federal service with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and the National Institutes of Health, prior to joining the Foreign Service. Kim has served at Embassy Manila since July 2017, and her active-duty Air Force husband is stationed nearby in Guam. This is her first overseas tour as a diplomat and she is working as a Vice Consul. In her spare time, Kim enjoys hiking in the Philippines and serves as the chair of the Embassy’s Green Team, leading an interagency group of volunteers that are dedicated to promoting environmental-friendly initiatives and awareness at the U.S. Embassy.

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    Nov. 2, 2018

    • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Joseph Paldino, 20 of Plymouth Meeting, PA for Criminal Mischief/Real Property following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W Main St.
    • Police arrested Micaela Beaty, 22 of Drexel Hill, PA for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W Main St.

    Nov. 3, 2018

    • Police arrested Tom Nguyen, 21 of Harrisburg, PA for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 83 Noble St.  A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.
    • Police arrested Matthew Wilde, 19 of Boyertown, PA for Violation of the Borough Peace and Good Order Ordinance following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of Normal Ave.
    • Police arrested Tyler Posch, 23 of Lansdale, PA for Violation of the Borough Peace and Good Order Ordinance following an incident that occurred at Shorty’s Bar, 272 W Main St.

    Nov. 4, 2018

    • Police arrested Brigid Grant, 22 of Southampton, PA for Violation of the Borough Peace and Good Order Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of W Main St.
    • Police arrested Noah Primeau, 19 of Tremont, PA for Violation of the Borough Peace and Good Order Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W Main St.
    • Police arrested a Juvenile, 17 of Bernville, PA for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of W Main St.
    • Police arrested Keith Parrish, 18 of Bensalem, PA for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.
    • Police arrested Michael Weber, 19 of Oxford, PA for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages and for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.
    • Police arrested Morgan Milano, 20 of Upper Darby, PA for Minor Presenting False Identification for Liquor and for Misrepresentation of Age following an incident that occurred at Wine & Spirit Shoppe, 45 Constitution Blvd.

    Nov. 7, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of Fraud following an incident that occurred at Bieber Transportation Group, 320 Fair St.

    Nov. 8, 2018

    • Police are investigating the report of Fraud following an incident that occurred at Business Link, 314 W Main St.

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    Many thanks to all our servicemen and -women for their and their families’ many sacrifices from the Courier

    Colleen Borian of Sinking Spring Part of Award-Winning Capstone Agency at UA

    Colleen Borian of Sinking Spring Part of Award-Winning Capstone Agency at UA

    The University of Alabama’s Capstone Agency has been awarded Best Campaign, Best Tactic and Best Student-Run Firm in the 2018 Public Relations Student Society of America Student-Run Firm Awards. Among the students involved in the Capstone Agency is Colleen Borian of Sinking Spring, PA (19608).

    Given annually at the PRSSA National Conference, these awards celebrate outstanding campaigns and tactics used by PRSSA’s nationally affiliated, student-run firms across the country. Capstone Agency won Best Tactic and Best Campaign in 2017 and was named Best Student-Run Firm in 2016. The Best Student-Run Firm award cannot be won by the same agency two years in a row.

    “The awards Capstone Agency received speak not only to our members’ dedication, hard work ethic and talent, but also to the quality of the C&IS student experience,” said Maret Montanari, firm director, Capstone Agency.

    “The College, as a whole, provides opportunities, like Capstone Agency, for students to gain hands-on professional experience before graduation.

    “We are fortunate to have these development opportunities to set our members up for success beyond The University of Alabama.”

    Capstone Agency’s submission for Best Campaign featured work completed for Alabama Power, titled Continue reading Colleen Borian of Sinking Spring Part of Award-Winning Capstone Agency at UA

    Olympic fencer, entrepreneur and social justice advocate Ibtihaj Muhammad to speak at Elizabethtown College

    Olympic fencer, entrepreneur and social justice advocate Ibtihaj Muhammad to speak at Elizabethtown College

    College to host annual Leffler lecturer, discussing perseverance in overcoming obstacles pertaining to sports, business and diversity

    Elizabethtown College welcomes this year’s Carlos R. and Georgiana E. Leffler Memorial Lecturer-Olympic sabre fencer, fashion entrepreneur and social justice advocate Ibtihaj Muhammad-Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. In 2016, Muhammad became the first Muslim-American woman to compete in Olympic fencing in hijab and the first Muslim woman to win an Olympic medal for the United States.

    In addition to fencing, Muhammad is the founder of Louella, a clothing company aiming to bring affordable modest fashion to the U.S. market. She is also an ambassador with the U.S. Department of State’s Empowering Women and Girls through Sports Initiative. Named to the “Time 100: The Most Influential People” list, hers is an important voice uniting both sport and non-sport circles in a global discussion on the importance of equality in sports.

    Muhammad will take the same stage as Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder of War Child Canada and War Child USA, in 2017, and Michele Norris, longtime National Public Radio host, in 2016. The annual Leffler Lectures feature speakers of national and international renown-recognized for their accomplishments in making change in their areas of focus-who enhance the educational experience for the campus and greater communities and create meaningful public dialogue.

    Lecture admission is free and open to the public, with a ticket request in advance through the College’s ticket hotline at 717-361-4757 or at lecturetickets@etown.edu.

    For more information, please contact Sarah Penniman at 717-361-1428 or pennimans@etown.edu.

    Wyomissing resident graduates from James Madison University

    Wyomissing resident graduates from James Madison University

    James Madison University is pleased to announce the following students who graduated during the Aug. 4, 2018, commencement exercises.

    Alexus B Holbert of Wyomissing graduated with a degree in Biology from James Madison University during the Aug. 4, 2018, commencement exercises.

    Holbert was among more than 730 students who received undergraduate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.

    Customers Bank announces support for Kutztown University’s Small Business Development Center

    Customers Bank announces support for Kutztown University’s Small Business Development Center

    KUTZTOWN – Customers Bank congratulates Kutztown University on being named the new lead center for the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center network.

    Recently, it was announced that Kutztown University was selected as the new lead center for the PASBDC network from a pool of five applicants. For the past 37 years, the lead center for the network was located at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

    “This is a great honor for Kutztown University’s SBDC,” said Richard “Dick” Ehst, president and COO of Customers Bank. “Customers Bank has worked with the Kutztown University SBDC since the bank’s founding in 2009 and we know first-hand the high-quality of service and professionalism the center provides to its clients.”

    Beginning this year, Customers Bank will support Kutztown University’s and the PASBDC’s network by Continue reading Customers Bank announces support for Kutztown University’s Small Business Development Center

    Matthew Hope of Wyomissing elected to statewide Medical Society post

    Students from Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM) were well represented at the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) annual House of Delegates meeting in Hershey on Oct. 26. At the podium during the event is Matthew Hope of Wyomissing, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, who was elected Medical Student Trustee to the PAMED Board of Trustees. Speaking, to the left of the podium, is John Curtis of Conshohocken, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, who was elected Foundation Student Trustee-elect to the Board of the Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

    Matthew Hope of Wyomissing elected to statewide Medical Society post

    Matthew Hope of Wyomissing, a medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, elected to a position on the governing council of the Medical Student Section of the Pennsylvania Medical Society. The elections were held at PAMED’s annual House of Delegates meeting in Hershey on Oct. 26.

    During the meeting, PAMED’s Medical Student Section held elections for statewide offices. Several GCSOM students were elected to leadership positions.

    Nathan Hoff of Honesdale, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, was elected Chair of the Medical Student Section. As chair, he will preside over all MSS Governing Council meetings and will represent PAMED at the American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section meetings in June and November.

    Matthew Hope of Wyomissing, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2020, was elected Medical Student Trustee to the PAMED Board of Trustees. As a trustee, he will represent Pennsylvania’s medical students at PAMED Board of Trustee meetings and functions and serve as a liaison between the Medical Student Section Governing Council and PAMED.

    Anis Adnani of Pittsburgh, a member of GCSOM’s Class of 2021, was elected Medical Student Continue reading Matthew Hope of Wyomissing elected to statewide Medical Society post

    Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Microchip identification

    Healthy Pets, Healthy Lives: Microchip identification

    by: Karel Minor, President/CEO of Humane Pennsylvania

    What’s the one thing that people could do that would save more animals’ live every year more than anything else? Microchip identification.

    More animals die in animal shelters each year based on being unidentified strays than for any other reason. Fundamentally, any animal that enters a shelter as a stray and doesn’t get back into its owner’s arms swiftly is at huge risk.

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    “Women and the Great War: Posters from the Collection of Pamela Tronsor”

    “Women and the Great War: Posters from the Collection of Pamela Tronsor” on display at Elizabethtown College

    American posters depicting women as icons of and workers for the war effort available for viewing through Dec. 1

    Elizabethtown College is hosting “Women and the Great War: Posters from the Collection of Pamela Tronsor” in Hess Gallery in Zug Memorial Hall through Dec. 1. This collection of propaganda posters from World War I includes American posters focusing on women as icons of and workers for the war effort as depicted by the leading graphic artists of the time.

    In order to sell the war to the American people, the majority of whom had been opposed to intervention in the European conflict, the U.S. Government’s Committee on Public Information created a Division of Pictorial Publicity. In a span of less than two years, approximately 2,500 poster designs and approximately 20 million posters-nearly one for every four citizens-were produced.

    These colorful posters, often depicting women, were on display in many public places during the First World War-such as train stations and post offices-as well as on the sides of buildings and in shop windows. In the emergence of modern day advertising, these posters marked the first time that advertising techniques were used for propaganda purposes on such a mass scale. Urging citizens to buy war bonds and war savings stamps, as well as encouraging recruitment, were goals of the displayed posters.

    Tronsor explains that “at the time America entered the war in 1917, these posters must have seemed Continue reading “Women and the Great War: Posters from the Collection of Pamela Tronsor”