ICYMI: Christmas on the Farm to Celebrate PA German Culture at Kutztown University

Kutztown University’s Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center will host Christmas on the Farm, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the heritage center’s property on Luckenbill Road, Maxatawny Township. The event, which is free and open to the public, features Pa. Dutch folk life demonstrations, live animals, children’s activities, the Martin Sister’s Band and local folk artists.

Attendees will learn about the regional folk culture at the event, which is a celebration of the holiday season and PA German Christmas traditions.

Stunning displays of work created by local artisans and craftspeople, as well as a children’s craft tent, keep young and old entertained. Experience historical and cultural live demonstrations featuring hearth cooking, tinsmithing, and fraktur work.! Terry Berger will be baking Pa. German sweets like Ox Tongue Continue reading “ICYMI: Christmas on the Farm to Celebrate PA German Culture at Kutztown University”

Four KU Players Named to United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Teams

11/29/2017 | Women’s Soccer
United Soccer Coaches Release

KUTZTOWN | Four members of the Kutztown University women’s soccer team were named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Teams. Senior Morgan Staley along with sophomores Maddie Mohr and Emily Zwiercan were named to the first team; while junior Alyssa Ryan was named to the third team.

In addition to being named to the United Soccer Coaches first team, Staley has also earned Division II College Coaches Association (D2CCA) All-Atlantic Region first team and CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. She has been a two-year captain for the Golden

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Kutztown Holds on for One-Point Win at Jefferson University

11/28/2017 | Men’s Basketball | Box Score
PHILADELPHIA | Four Kutztown University men’s basketball players scored in double figures, but it was the defense in the end that helped KU prevail from the Gallagher Center with a 67-66 victory in nonconference play Tuesday night.

Redshirt-junior Anthony Lee tallied a team-high 16 points, senior Rafiq Marshall and sophomore Max Wagner each contributed 15 points, and senior Ethan Ridgeway added 13 for the Golden Bears (4-1 overall, 1-1 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) who needed every last one of them in holding off the Rams (4-5) in their home gym.

Leading 67-60 with 2:29 remaining, Jefferson scored the next six points to trail by just one with 1:24 left. A couple of missed field goals by the Golden Bears gave the Rams one last shot with the ball, down by

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Reading Native Jacqueline Marusiak Helps Save Women’s Suffrage Celebration

Posters created by Ithaca College students for Lisle’s celebration of women’s suffrage.

One hundred years ago, women in New York State won the right to vote. Along with four other Ithaca College students, Reading’s Jacqueline Marusiak recently saved the centennial celebration of that historic event in the town of Lisle, where the first women in the state voted.

Marusiak is a Documentary Studies and Production major at Ithaca College.

Former Lisle Free Library historian Carol Gorham had planned to create informational materials for the commemoration, but unexpectedly passed away over the summer, leaving the event in jeopardy. Library board member Katharine Kittredge, an English professor at Ithaca College, wanted to help save the celebration.

“As a member of the women’s studies faculty at IC, I felt it was especially important that this anniversary was properly acknowledged,” Kittredge said. “We thought about this as an educational opportunity and Continue reading “Reading Native Jacqueline Marusiak Helps Save Women’s Suffrage Celebration”

Anderson Orr Named MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week

Just three games into the young 2017-18 campaign, Lebanon Valley College’s Anderson Orr of Wernersville, Pa., has been named the MAC Commonwealth Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Orr, a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration at The Valley.

The big man opened the season by averaging 20.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game during an undefeated week, including a Rinso Marquette Men’s Basketball Tournament Title. The senior netted 19 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in an 83-68 season-opening win over Cairn last Wednesday. The team captain followed it up with 23 points, 15 rebounds, two blocks, two assists, and a steal in just 16 minutes of action in an 89-65 win over New Rochelle in the tournament opener. In the championship game, Orr posted 19 points, eight rebounds, and a pair of blocks in a 95-65 win over Staten Island. He was named to the all-tournament team for his efforts.

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Austin Freeman named to ECAC All-Tournament team

Austin Freeman of Hamburg, Pa., is one of four Lebanon Valley College men’s soccer players named to the ECAC All-Tournament team as the reigning ECAC DIII Men’s Soccer Champions defended their crown by defeating Rutgers-Camden 3-2 to capture their second-consecutive ECAC Title on November 19.

Freeman, a graduate of Hamburg Area Jr-Sr High School, is pursuing a bachelor of arts in economics at Lebanon Valley. Tyler Skye was named the tournament MVP.

LVC began its ECAC trek back on Nov. 11 when the Dutchmen blanked John Jay by a 3-0 score to advance to the Second Round. The next day, LVC shutout McDaniel 1-0 and went on to the ECAC Semifinal round where the Dutchmen held on Grove City 3-2 to advance to the championship game.

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Local students named university scholars

Several area students were named Susquehanna University Scholars recently; the annual Scholars Program held on Nov. 3, recognized Susquehanna’s most successful student scholars. To be named a University Scholar, students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 in full-time study for the past two semesters or equivalent credit hours of part-time study.

Caroline Beohm, of Reading, is an English literature and political science major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Garden Spot High School, she is the daughter of Mr. Beohm and Mrs. Werner.

Samantha Borkhoche, of Reading, is an international studies-diplomacy and economics major in the Class of 2019. A 2016 graduate of Wilson High School, she is the daughter of Alexandre and Amale Borkhoche.

Charlotte Wood, of Sinking Spring, is a music education-instrumental major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Conrad Weiser High School, she is the daughter of Bruce and Kerensa Wood.

Annamaria Rudderow, of Blandon, is a psychology major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, she is the daughter of Claudia Rudderow and Joe Rudderow III.

Emily Lepore, of Hereford, is an early childhood education major in the Class of 2018. A 2014 graduate of Upper Perkiomen High School, she is the daughter of Ronald and Kathy Lepore.

Priscilla Kim, of Reading, is an accounting major in the Class of 2020. A 2016 graduate of Exeter Township High School, she is the daughter of Joshua and Chung Kim.

Julianna Whalen, of Shillington, is a strategic communications-public relations major in the Class of 2020. A 2015 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School, she is the daughter of Michael Whalen and Shari Whalen.

Smith Named PSAC East Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week

11/27/2017 | Women’s Basketball
KUTZTOWN | Kutztown University women’s basketball freshman Alexis Smith scored a season-high 24 points in KU’s 90-55 victory over Penn State Lehigh Valley on Saturday, earning her PSAC East Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week Honors, as announced on Monday afternoon.

Smith went 5-of-13 from distance and a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe, adding five rebounds, three steals and two assists in an efficient, stat-stuffing 20 minutes of game action.

The Central Dauphin-prep has led KU in scoring in three of its six games this season, posting team-high marks against Bowie State (11/10, Chestnut Hill (11/15) and PSULV (11/25). Smith’s season average of 10 points per game ranks second on the team behind fellow freshman Rylee Derr (11.5 ppg) and she leads the Golden Bears in free throws made and free throw percentage, knocking down 17-of-19 thus far at a 89.5 percent clip. Of all players in the PSAC averaging at least 10 ppg, Smith has played the fewest minutes of this group, averaging 10 ppg in just 14.8 minutes per contest off the bench.

The award for Smith is the first of her career and the first honoree for the Maroon and Gold this season.

Kutztown (3-3 overall, 0-2 PSAC) returns to action this Wednesday, Nov. 29 against Jefferson University. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Keystone Arena.

PREVIEW: Men’s Basketball Travels to Take on Jefferson University

11/27/2017 | Men’s Basketball
Game Notes | Live Stats | Watch Poll

KUTZTOWN | After nine days since its last game, the Kutztown University men’s basketball team will return to the court at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Jefferson University in nonconference action.

After splitting their first two games of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) schedule, the Golden Bears (3-1 overall, 1-1 PSAC) will take on the Rams (4-4, 0-0 CACC) in a midweek matchup.

KU fell by two points 89-87 at California (Pa.) back on Saturday, Nov. 18 before bouncing back the following day to defeat Slippery Rock 86-72.

Senior point guard Ethan Ridgeway was named the PSAC East Co-Athlete of the Week after combining to score 70 points in the two games. He tallied a career-high 40 points against the Vulcans, and then

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Appleby and Reimel Remain Nationally-Ranked as KU Wrestling Receives Votes in Coaches Poll

11/27/2017 | Wrestling
Team Poll | Individual Rankings

KUTZTOWN | Kutztown University’s Ryan Appleby and Jeff Reimel remained in the national poll in their respective weight classes, as the Golden Bear wrestling team received votes as a team in the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) National Poll, released on Nov. 24.

Appleby remained fifth in the country at heavyweight. Reimel moved from 197 to the 184-pound ranking, earning the No. 10 mark this week.

The two Golden Bears earned KU 13 points in the point-based ranking system. KU was one of 16 teams receiving votes in the poll.

Appleby is off to a 4-1 start at heavyweight this season. A two-time

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