Connor Kilgore graduates from Coastal Carolina University

Connor Kilgore graduates from Coastal Carolina University

Connor Kilgore of Leesport earned a Bachelor of Arts in intelligence & national security studies from Coastal Carolina University on Aug. 3, 2018, during the summer commencement ceremony.

More than 380 students were eligible to participate in the University’s summer commencement program. Jen E. Boyle, Ph.D., an English professor and the 2018 HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer, gave the commencement address.

Boyle spoke on the topic of “Truth and Truth Telling,” relating this theme to her work as a professor of English and her specialty in new media. She described the importance and the challenges involved in searching for and interpreting truth in contemporary life. She encouraged the graduates to hold on to those moments from their collegiate education when they experienced decisive insights into truth.

“Write that peer, faculty or staff member that was part of some transversal truth, large or small, and let them know,” she said. “Because I can tell you it’s those moments that keep me getting up in the morning to collectively share this sometimes stumbling and difficult pursuit of truth with you. Speak your truths.”

Boyle, this year’s recipient of the HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award, teaches and writes about questions of media transformation and theories of mediation. Her scholarship and teaching explore “new” media objects and performance; bodies and technology; and the virtual and material flows of objects and information through networks, from the 17th century to the digital present.

PSAC and Kutztown University Enter Year 2 of Video Streaming Service with Increased Coverage for 2018-19

PSAC and Kutztown University Enter Year 2 of Video Streaming Service with Increased Coverage for 2018-19
8/28/2018 | Football
Golden Bear Network Video Portal

KUTZTOWN – Kutztown University’s ‘Golden Bear Network’ enters its second year of video streaming in 2018-19, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s partnership with Stretch Internet and the ‘PSAC Network’.

In the first year of the PSAC Network in 2017-18, all 18 PSAC schools were mandated to stream all men’s and women’s basketball games during the 2017-18 year. In 2018-19, schools will add women’s volleyball and football coverage across the league.

The Golden Bear Network – a product of the KU Sports Information office – is brought to fans in high-definition. Fans can watch events free of charge across all computers, cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Video links will be made available on sport schedule pages on www.KUBears.com.

In addition, fans can stream events through their televisions using the following devices: Roku, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Apple TV. To stream PSAC Network events through these devices, simply search for “PSAC” on any of the compatible devices, and download the free app.

Following a live broadcast, each game will be archived and available for viewing through the on-demand feature.

Fans can learn more about the devices at the following links:
Apple TV: https://www.apple.com/tv/
Amazon Fire TV: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00U3FPN4U
Android TV: https://www.android.com/tv/
Roku: https://www.roku.com/index

Stevenson University Recognizes Spring Deans List Students

Stevenson University Recognizes Spring Deans List Students

The dean’s list recognizes full-time undergraduate students whose academic achievement is outstanding in each semester. To qualify, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed 12 credits or more during that semester.

  • Andrea Behrenshausen of Reading
  • Alayna Roesener of Douglassville
  • Kailee Ziegler of Bethel

PREVIEW: Field Hockey Welcomes Seton Hill Saturday for Youth Camper Day

9/21/2018 | Field Hockey
Live Stats

KUTZTOWN – Fresh off its victory over No. 5 Bloomsburg, the Kutztown University field hockey team will face off with the Seton Hill University Griffins on Saturday at 11 a.m. inside of Andre Reed Stadium. KU Field Hockey will be hosting its Youth Camper Day in conjunction with the game.

The Youth Camper Day promotion will feature field hockey-specific giveaways pre-game, which include a signed stick from former USA National Team member Amanda DiNunzio. After the match, all youth in attendance will have the opportunity to participate in a postgame clinic and meet and greet with the KU Field Hockey Team.

Kutztown notched its biggest victory thus far in its matchup at Bloomsburg on Wednesday evening, taking down the nationally-ranked Huskies on the road. Rachel Dusman and Alyssa Donato both found the net in the opening half to put the Maroon and Gold ahead 2-0 at the break. The KU defense surrendered a late goal in the 63rd minute, but was then able to hold off BU for the final seven minutes to come away with the 2-1 win.

For the game, Kutztown outshot Bloomsburg, 9-4, and held a 10-3 advantage in corners. Freshman keeper Katie Dotterweich picked up the win.

KU (4-1), riding a three-game win streak, has now matched its best five game start in head coach Marci Scheuing‘s tenure and sits tied-first in the current Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) standings.

Offensively, the Golden Bears have scored in all five games this season and are holding their opponents to just .80 goals per game, second in the PSAC. Kyra Wozniak has been outstanding as the center piece in the attack in her junior season, totaling six goals and one assist. The Plains-native has a six-game point streak and her 13 combined points currently rank first across all of Division-II. Dusman has also been a bright spot early in her freshman campaign, tied for second on the team with seven points, scoring two goals and adding three assists.

On the defensive end, Mackenzie Fuhrman has continued her strong play in her central midfield role, tied with Dusman with 12 points. In net, Dotterweich has shown little signs of inexperience as a freshman, allowing just three goals while posting a 4-1 record and .77 goals against average.

It its matchup with the Griffins, KU will look to repeat its result from last season when it claimed a 3-0 victory over SHU at home on Sept. 23. Wozniak scored two goals before half and Trinity Ponton added a second-half tally to secure the three-goal win. In the game, Kutztown outshot Seton Hill 23-9, enjoying possession in the Griffin end for most of the afternoon.

In search of its first victory in 2018, Seton Hill (0-3) will have its sights set on spoiling the Maroon and Gold’s afternoon. This will be a tall task, however, for the Griffins who have been outscored 16-1 in their first three games. If KU can stay ‘clicking’ on the offensive side of the field, its high-powered attack will be too much for a struggling Seton Hill side to handle.

Live stats will be available via the link above, which is also accessible via www.kubears.com.

Amanda Newland of Douglasville has been accepted to University of the Cumberlands

Amanda Newland of Douglasville has been accepted to University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands has proudly accepted Amanda Newland of Douglasville Pennsylvania, for the upcoming academic year. Amanda, a current student at Daniel Boone High School, is welcomed into the UC Class of 2023.

Located in the heart of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction that offers undergraduate degrees on-campus and online, along with several pre-professional, graduate and doctoral programs. With a total enrollment of more than 10,000 students, UC is the largest private university in Kentucky and is devoted to preparing students for the future through hands-on, experiential learning and research.

Newland will be among 1400 other students on the UC Williamsburg campus finding academic opportunity in more than 40 majors, more than 30 clubs and student organizations, 28 athletic teams and a commitment to affordability in a private, liberal arts education.

Oct. 13 bus trip to NYC to benefit Kutztown Community Library

Oct. 13 bus trip to NYC to benefit Kutztown Community Library
Join us for a fun day in NYC! There is so much to do. See a Broadway show, take a food tour, or visit a museum. There’s endless shopping and restaurants to enjoy.
Leaving Kutztown at 8 a.m. and drop off at Bryant Park. Pick-up is at the same location at 6 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Kutztown Community Library.
Cost is $45, which includes bus driver tip and a snack.
For more information, call 610.683.5820.

Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record-High 518 New Students

Lebanon Valley College Welcomes Record-High 518 New Students

ANNVILLE – Lebanon Valley College welcomed a record-breaking 518 new students this fall, exceeding last year’s incoming student group, which was then the largest in the College’s history. The fall 2018 class includes an all-time high 473 first-year students and 45 transfers.

Local students include:

  • Max Bosch of Wernersville, a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Engineering.
  • Alexander Druckenmiller of Wernersville, a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Business Administration.
  • Logan Grauer of Mohrsville, a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, is planning to pursue a degree in History.
  • Amanda Hatfield of Douglassville, a graduate of Daniel Boone Jr-Sr High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Music Education.
  • Joshua Hildebrand of Douglassville, a graduate of Commonwealth Connections Acad, is planning to pursue a degree in Computer and Data Science.
  • Marah Hoffman of Birdsboro, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is planning to pursue a degree in English.
  • Kayleigh Johnson of Douglassville, a graduate of Daniel Boone Jr-Sr High School, is planning to pursue a degree in English.
  • Macy Kreider of Bethel, a graduate of Mason Dixon Homeschoolers Assn, is planning to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Kayla Nettleton of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Leah Nye of Reading, a graduate of Muhlenberg High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.
  • Samantha Smith of Hamburg, a graduate of Hamburg Area Jr-Sr High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Physics.
  • Kristen Suruskie of Reading, a graduate of Exeter Township High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Music Education.
  • Carter Williams of Womelsdorf, a graduate of Conrad Weiser Area High School, is planning to pursue a degree in Accounting.
  • Luke Williams of Mohrsville, a graduate of Schuylkill Valley High School, is planning to pursue a degree in History.
  • Alicia Cremer of Sinking Spring, a graduate of Albany College Pharmacy, is planning to pursue a degree in Undeclared/Open.
  • Christopher Holowach of Reading, a graduate of Alvernia University, is planning to pursue a degree in Psychology.
  • Jesse Kauffman of West Reading, a graduate of University Of Pittsburgh, is planning to pursue a degree in Audio and Music Production.
  • Ethan Stratton of Temple, a graduate of Reading Area Community College, is planning to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

“Everyone who helped recruit these talented students, including many of our proud alumni, looks forward to the wonderful contributions these new Dutchmen will make to our campus community,” said Ed Wright, vice president of enrollment management. “It will be exciting to watch them grow and succeed at The Valley.”

New and returning students have explored the newly-opened Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, a $20-million state-of-the-art facility that is home to the physical therapy, athletic training, and exercise science programs and is open as a study and gathering space for all students.

Students will also benefit from the Edward and Lynn Breen Center for Graduate Success, a next-generation model for career development that connects networking, internships, skill-building, and personal advising. The Breen Center will build upon LVC’s existing network, as career guidance site Zippia recently identified Lebanon Valley College as #1 among all U.S. colleges and universities in its listing of “The Best Colleges in Each State for Getting a Job 2018.” The placement rate for Lebanon Valley is 96.185% according to College Scorecard data from the Class of 2008.

The College’s move-in day included the traditional Water Ceremony, at which students bring water from home to combine in the Peace Garden pond, signifying the uniting of the class. After Opening Convocation on August 23, faculty and staff formed a welcome line to cheer the students on.

The first week of classes featured the Week of Welcome with events including food trucks, class socials, and other activities designed to introduce new students to the campus community and the opportunities that await them, including internships, leadership roles, student organizations, and athletics teams.

Casey Burke ’19 M’21, president of Student Government, talked to students about the importance of putting themselves out there and doing things outside their comfort zone.

“This is your chance to make your life here exactly what you want it to be,” she said. “With a positive outlook, you will have a positive experience.”

Watch the video of move-in day here and view the Facebook photo album here.

Incoming First Year Students Participate in the University of Vermont TREK Program

Incoming First Year Students Participate in the University of Vermont TREK Program

On Saturday Aug. 18, 2018, more than 250 first-year UVM students, led by 74 upper class leaders, began their University of Vermont experience as part of TREK, a unique seven-day first-year enrichment program sponsored by UVM’s Department of Student Life.

For 39 years, UVM’s TREK program has sent new students all over the state of Vermont to explore the region’s wilderness, develop leadership skills and work on community service projects. TREK is one of the biggest and most diverse new-student, collegiate, community building programs in the northeast region.

  • Matt Blanchet of Wyomissing participated in hiking
  • Anne Motley of Reading participated in state park crew
  • Amelia Coates of Fleetwood participated in white water kayaking

Field Hockey Voted to NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll

8/28/2018 | Field Hockey
National Release

KUTZTOWN – For the first time in two years, the Kutztown University field hockey team is nationally-ranked entering its season, voted eighth in the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II Preseason National Coaches Poll.

The Golden Bears finished the 2017 season 11-7 overall with a 5-5 record in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, their third-straight winning season. KU was tabbed as high as fifth in the national poll last season and last appeared in the top-10 on the Oct. 24 poll, voted eighth.

Kutztown returns two All-Americans in junior forward Kyra Wozniak and junior midfielder Mackenzie Fuhrman.

Defending Division II national champion Shippensburg University was picked first, receiving 18 first-place votes. National semifinalists East Stroudsburg University was just behind in second with four first-place votes. LIU Post, Millersville and West Chester rounded out the top-five and all received one first-place vote.

Stonehill College and Saint Anselm College were voted sixth and seventh respectively, just ahead of Kutztown. Merrimack College and Bloomsburg University rounded out the top-10.