Lebanon Valley College Inducts Angela Fleig Into Psi Chi Honor Society

Lebanon Valley College Inducts Angela Fleig Into Psi Chi Honor Society

ANNVILLE – Angela Fleig of Reading, Pa., was recently inducted into Psi Chi at Lebanon Valley College during the College’s annual Inquiry celebration.

Fleig, a graduate of Reading Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology at The Valley.

Psi Chi, the Psychology Department honor society, was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

To learn more about Inquiry, please visit http://www.lvc.edu/offices-directories/academic-affairs/inquiry/.

Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir Performs at Music Conference

Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir Performs at Music Conference

ANNVILLE – The Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir recently performed at the 2018 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference April 19-21 in Lancaster. The Concert Choir was selected to sing from among a pool of 130 applicants.

Local students include:

Krystal Nolte of Lenhartsville, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education.

Daniel Behler of Leesport, a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education and music.

Mikaela Krall of West Lawn, a graduate of Wilson High School, is pursuing a bachelor of music in audio and music production and English.

Justin Kripas of Womelsdorf, a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education and audio and music production.

Allison Sichler of Reading named NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

Allison Sichler of Reading named NEWMAC Academic All-Conference

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sixty spring student-athletes, including Allison Sichler, represented WPI on their respective NEWMAC Academic All-Conference teams.

Ama Biney, Katie Chagami and RiAnna May earned their third for softball as Brittney Lambert, Emily Newman and Lea Strangio picked up their third women’s track & field, and Jack DeVine and Jimmy Doty were three-time honorees for men’s track & field. In all, Women’s Track & Field led the five WPI programs with 17 selections while Women’s Rowing led the conference with 14. Men’s Track & Field led the men with 13 selections. Baseball boasted 12 and Softball secured four.

Emma MacIntyre and Abby McAdams were repeat picks and Gina Capobianco returned to the women’s track & field scroll. Repeat juniors featured Michelle Gencorelli, Cole Godzinski, Xandria Korn, Katie Nugent and Kendra O’Malley. Kristen Detloff was joined by sophomores Faye Gauthier, Nicole Mattson, Sydney Packard, Ari Rozen mand Callie Schadt as first time honorees.

Women’s Rowing senior Alexandra Connor was a repeat selection, as was juniors Eva Barinelli, Madeline Burke, Diana Celaj, Catherine Matyas, Paula Sardi and Sarah St. Pierre. First timers included juniors Continue reading “Allison Sichler of Reading named NEWMAC Academic All-Conference”

Kutztown University Ensemble Receives DownBeat Student Music Award

Kutztown University Ensemble Receives DownBeat Student Music Award

Blues and Rock Ensemble reaches milestone in only its second year

KUTZTOWN – Kutztown University’s Department of Music has been named the recipient of a DownBeat Student Music Award. KU’s Blues and Rock Ensemble I took the prize for Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance in the category of Blues/Pop/Rock Group. The group is under the direction of Dr. Kevin Kjos, director of jazz studies and professor of trumpet at KU since 1998.

Kutztown is the only institution of higher education in Pennsylvania to receive a 2018 Student Music Award.

Down Beat magazine is the premier jazz magazine for professional jazz musicians as well as those who contribute to the industry, like producers, engineers, advertisers and students. For its awards, institutions nationwide submit recordings in a variety of categories. Panels of respected jazz performers and educators select winners and outstanding performance citations.

The DownBeat Student Music Awards, founded in 1976, are considered the most prestigious awards in jazz education. Hundreds of musicians, music educators and music industry professionals received their first international recognition as DownBeat Student Music Award winners. At least six winners have gone on to appear on the cover of DownBeat as professional artists. Scores have been featured in the Continue reading “Kutztown University Ensemble Receives DownBeat Student Music Award”

Women’s Golf with Two-Stroke Lead after Day One of ESU Invitational

4/21/2018 | Women’s Golf
Day One Results

EAST STROUDSBURG – The Kutztown University women’s golf team fired an opening round 321 (+33), giving it a two-stroke lead after the first day of the East Stroudsburg Invitational at Glen Brook Golf Club.

KU holds a two-stroke lead over West Chester University (323) and six-stroke lead over Millersville University (327), setting up what should be an exciting final round tomorrow.

All four of the counted KU individual scorers finished inside the top-eight with Jillian Jones leading the team with her 79, putting her in third place overall. Shannon Weber finished just one stroke behind Jones, notching an 80, positioning her tied-sixth headed into the final day of competition.

Caity Leppert and Rachel Tarnopoll posted identical 81s (t-eighth) to round out the Golden Bears’ top-four with KU being the only team having four players inside the top-eight. Rebecca Graham shot an 86 as the final Kutztown member officially competing for KU this weekend.

Hannah Amos, Annalia Kostow and Allyssa Bernasconi all competed unattached, scoring rounds of 90, 98 and 115, respectively.

Tomorrow’s final round from Glen Brook GC will begin at 12:30 p.m. as the Maroon and Gold look for their second consecutive victory of the spring season.

Jones, Women’s Golf Wins ESU Invitational

4/22/2018 | Women’s Golf
Final Results

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The Kutztown University women’s golf team fired a round of 309 on day two, to finish off a first-place run Sunday at the East Stroudsburg Invitational at Glen Brook Golf Club. It is a school-record seventh tournament win of the 2017-18 season, and second in a row this spring.

The Golden Bears held a two-stroke lead over West Chester University heading into the final day, after compiling a round of 321 (+33) on the par-72 course.

Freshman Jillian Jones, who led KU after day one, finished tied for first overall after firing a round of 75 for an overall two-day total of 154. Her 75 on day two was tied for ninth all-time in program history, and her 154 ranks sixth all-time.

Shannon Weber placed second on KU with a two-day total of 156, and a day two score 76. Rachel Tarnopoll was third with a total of 161, followed by Rebecca Graham at 164 and Caity Leppert with a total of 167.

Annalia Kostow, Hannah Amos and Allyssa Bernasconi also competed in the tournament.

Kutztown is set to compete in its final event of the regular season on Tuesday, Apr. 24 when it plays at the Alvernia Invitational. KU will then have about two weeks to prepare for its first ever trip to the NCAA East Super Regionals, beginning on Monday, May 7 in Big Rapids, Mich.

Residents’ questions drive Governor Mifflin town hall meeting

Residents’ questions drive Governor Mifflin town hall meeting

Who:  Governor Mifflin Superintendent Dr. Steve Gerhard and Governor Mifflin CFO Diane Richards

What: As school districts navigate the budget season, Governor Mifflin invites residents to be active participants in the budget process. The district will host its third annual Budget Town Hall Meeting on April 30. The event is shaped by questions submitted by district residents and is intended to provide more detailed information about district finances and operations.

Where: Governor Mifflin Intermediate School cafeteria

600 Governor Drive, Shillington

When:  Monday, April 307:00 p.m.

Jones and Weber Tie for Low Medalist in Tuesday’s Regular-Season Finale at Alvernia

4/24/2018 | Women’s Golf
Results

MOHNTON – Jillian Jones won her second-straight invite and tied for the low medalist with three other golfers, including teammate Shannon Weber, as the duo led the Kutztown University women’s golf team to a second-place finish in the team’s regular-season finale on Tuesday at the Alvernia Invitational at the LedgeRock Golf Club.

The Golden Bears wrap up their regular season finishing in the top-two in all 11 meets this year, including winning the program’s first conference title in October. KU has won seven invites this year, a new school record.

Jones and Weber shot matching 78s on Tuesday. Jones was coming off a win at the ESU Invitational over the weekend as both KU players shot +6 at the one-day invite.

Senior Caity Leppert shot a 79 to tie for fifth place and round out KU’s top trio.

KU looks ahead to its first-ever postseason – a trip to the NCAA East Super Regionals beginning on Monday, May 7, in Big Rapids, Mich.

Strong Pitching Shines as Softball Wins Nightcap at Wilmington

4/24/2018 | Softball | Box Score 1 | Box Score 2
NEW CASTLE, Del. – Erin Fortney threw a two-hitter with no earned runs in a tough 3-0 loss in the opener, and Ava Bottiglia followed with a complete-game, 4-2 victory in game two to highlight the Kutztown University softball team’s day at Wilmington University Tuesday afternoon.

Fortney didn’t allow an earned run in six innings in the opener. She allowed just two hits, both singles, with six strikeouts while throwing 61-of-97 pitches for strikes. Errors around the diamond plagued the Golden Bears, however, allowing three unearned runs in the game.

Wilmington scored all three of its runs off KU errors in the opener. A throwing error and sacrifice bunt led to a Wildcat stealing home in the first for a 1-0 lead. Two KU errors in the third led to a two-out, two-run single for the 3-0 advantage.

Bottiglia took the ball in game two for the Golden Bears. Her only runs allowed on the day were a two-out wild pitch with the bases loaded in the second, and an RBI triple with two outs in the fifth that Sara

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PREVIEW: Baseball Poised for First PSAC Series Win in Weekend Matchup with Mansfield

4/25/2018 | Baseball
Live Stats (Friday) | Live Video (Friday) | Live Stats (Saturday)

KUTZTOWN – Sitting one game out of the current playoff picture, the sixth-place Kutztown University baseball team faces off with last-place Mansfield University on April 27-28. First pitches from the Mountaineers’ Shaute Field on Friday and KU’s North Campus Field for Senior Day on Saturday will be at 1 p.m.

Mansfield Matchup Preview
KU is hitting the final stretch of its 2018 regular season schedule with eight games remaining in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) play. The Golden Bears (15-17, 9-11 PSAC) are neck-and-neck in the Eastern Division standings with both Lock Haven (20-17, 10-10) and Shippensburg (20-13,10-10), but the message in the Maroon and Gold dugout remains clear: Just keep winning and the rest will take care of itself.

Kutztown has earned a split in 4-of-5 conference series this season, suffering its lone series defeat to first-place Bloomsburg. While this has allowed KU to keep pace in the playoff race, manager Chris Blum and his squad understands it must notch its first series win of the season against MU to keep its postseason hopes alive.

Mansfield (9-26, 3-17) has lost 10 straight overall, swept by Shippensburg and Bloomsburg in its last two

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