Daniel Scheese of Birdsboro invited to present research at Center to Advance Palliative Care meeting

The Center to Advance Palliative Care notified Daniel Scheese of Birdsboro and other medical students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine that their research, “Identifying and Increasing Palliative Care Consults in the Medical ICU,” has been accepted for poster presentation CAPC’s national seminar, scheduled for Nov. 14 through 16, 2019, in Atlanta. The study addressed disparities in identifying appropriate patients for palliative care during their hospitalization.

As part of the project, medical resident physicians were educated on the inclusion criteria for palliative care, as well as the protocols for a palliative care consult. Palliative care-eligible patients were identified, and a notification was sent to the appropriate residents to consider a palliative care consult.

Overall, palliative care consults increased by 131 percent over the course of the study, leading the researchers to conclude that educating medical residents about palliative care consulting and notifying them about palliative care-eligible patients increased the number of eligible patients receiving a palliative care consult.

The CAPC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of quality health care for people living with a serious illness. As the nation’s leading resource in its field, CAPC provides health care professionals and organizations with the training, tools and technical assistance necessary to effectively meet this need.

CAPC is funded through organizational membership and the generous support of foundations and private philanthropy. It is part of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

The students worked with Sukriti Kamboj, M.D., from the Guthrie Clinic on the quality improvement project the poster describes. Those invited to present are Daniel Scheese, Warren Acker, Gina Baiamonte and Laura Grezzo.

Wilkes University welcomes class of 2023

Wilkes University welcomes more than 500 students into the University’s newest class.

  • Jocelyn Keller of Reading is entering Wilkes as a undeclared major
  • Olivia Ludovici of Hamburg is entering Wilkes as a nursing major
  • Colton Barger of Reading is entering Wilkes as a nursing major
  • Julia Rentschler of Bernville is entering Wilkes as a theatre arts major
  • Anthony Zabala of Birdsboro is entering Wilkes as a sports management major
  • Owen Breisch of Fleetwood is entering Wilkes as a mechanical engineering major
  • Jacob Gelvin of Reading is entering Wilkes as a mathematics major
  • Zachary Foote of Hamburg is entering Wilkes as a pre-pharmacy GS major
  • Rosalie Borst of Reading is entering Wilkes as a criminology major
  • Brad Hepner of Hamburg is entering Wilkes as a mechanical engineering major
  • Caleb Foote of Hamburg is entering Wilkes as a mechanical engineering major

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

Aug. 4, 2019

  • Police arrested Ryan Matalavage, 30, of Tamaqua, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at the Kutztown Borough Community Park, 440 E. Main St.
  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Hugh Gallagher, 22, of Emmaus, for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, general lighting requirements and for certification of inspection required following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of East Main Street.

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

July 19, 2019

After completing their investigation, police arrested Richard Mancini, 20 of Oley, for possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident that occurred in the 500 block of College Blvd.

July 24, 2019

Police investigated the report of vandalism after it was reported that an unknown individual or individuals attempted to cut the lock on a trailer while the trailer was parked at the top of Alex Ct.

July 26, 2019

After completing their investigation, police arrested Matthew Geist, 37 of Kutztown, for flee/eluding police, failure to wear protective equipment/motorcycle riders, lerner’s permits/motorcycle, stop sign violation, violation of driving vehicle at safe speed, reckless driving and for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of E Main St.

July 27, 2019

Police arrested Matthew Dietrich, 25 of New Tripoli, for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and for stop sign violation following an incident that occurred at the intersection of Willow St and E Normal Ave.

Women’s Bowling has eight named to 2018-19 ECC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

8/6/2019 | Women’s Bowling

The Kutztown University women’s bowling team saw eight student-athletes earn recognition as members of the 2019 East Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, representing the 2018-19 season.

KU was represented by Megan Bauter, Keanna Delp, Ashley Fister, Lauren Gudknecht, Laura Hartley, Dana Henry, Angela Kozma and Ella Luzzi.

The eight honorees is the most for the Golden Bears program since 2015.

The Commissioner’s Honor Roll is awarded to student-athletes who receive a 3.25 or better cumulative grade point average.

The octet were also recognized as Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes for the 2018-19 academic year, which includes maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher at the completion of the most recent academic year.

Kutztown ended the year with a 74-57 overall record, including eight wins over nationally-ranked opponents. The Golden Bears were one of the last six teams vying for the 2019 ECC Women’s Bowling Championship, and advanced to round six of the double elimination bracket, its deepest run since finishing as ECC runners-up in 2016.

“Late” August Events at Kutztown Community Library

Monday, August 12

Art Quilt Reveal 6:30 pm. Come view the art project created by Community Threads over a year and a half. Meet the crafters and purchase commemorative items. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley. (610) 683-5820

Thursday, August 22

The Giving Jar 10 am.  Author, Lisa Werley will read her book and educate kids and parents on allowance, creative ways of saving money, and the importance of giving to others.  Kids will make their own jars to take home.  Sign up at Library.  Kutztown Community Library 70 Bieber Alley. (610) 683-5820

Wednesday, August 28

Conversaction con Amigos 7 pm. Bring a Show & Tell item to kick off a new season.  Join us for a time of bi-lingual fun and games in Spanish. Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley.  (610) 683-5820

Central Penn news

There’s a lot going on this month at the Summerdale campus.

·       Faculty Colloquium Series: “Men with Bark On”

When: Wednesday, Aug. 7, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

What: “Men with Bark On: Willard ‘The Fighting Parson’ Bean and the Construction of the Mormon Masculine Ideal, 1890–1920”

Who: Professor Brant Ellsworth

Where: Capital BlueCross Theatre

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

·       Entrepreneur Speaker Series – Patricia Robinson

When: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6–7 p.m.

Who: Patricia Robinson, CEO, EVOLVE Training & Development

Presentation: “I’m Jumping In!”

Where: ATEC Building, Room 200

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

·       Education Foundation’s 48th Annual Golf Open    

When: Friday, Aug. 16, 8:30 a.m.

What: Fundraiser forCentral Penn College’s Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that awards more than $220,000 in scholarshipsto studentseach year.

Where: Rich Valley Golf in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

Cost: $125 per golfer. For more information, visit centralpenn.edu/golfopen

·       Family Flicks Film Series: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

When: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2–4 p.m.

What: The 2019 live-action film – Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Where: Capital BlueCross Theatre

Cost: The event is free and open to the public.

Samantha Meers of Birdsboro graduates with honors from Adelphi University

Samantha Meers of Birdsboro graduated from Adelphi University at commencement ceremonies May 19, 2019, at NYCB Live: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Meers earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduation honors included: Cum Laude.

Adelphi confererred degrees on 1,950 students at its 123rd commencement exercises.

“As you all perform in various professional sectors, strive to be like the dancers of American Ballet Theatre and produce believable work,” Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of American Ballet Theatre, who received an honorary doctorate during the ceremonies, told graduates. “Make my generation believe in you — make future generations recognize the truth of your actions. We are your audience members and partners. And please remember: it’s all about the balance.”

Bloomsburg University awards degrees at spring 2019 commencement ceremony

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania congratulates the nearly 1,300 students who received their academic degrees May 11, 2019.

Zoe Achenbach from Reading graduated cum laude with a degree in Psychology BA and Sociology.

Dominique Barr from Laureldale graduated with a degree in Social Work BSW.

Morgan Barrett from Womelsdorf graduated cum laude with a degree in Speech Path and Audiology BS.

Chanse Beam from Fleetwood graduated with a degree in Communication Studies BA.

Bailey Bowman from Hamburg graduated with a degree in Communication Studies BA.

Rachel Bross from Bernville graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Speech Path and Audiology BS.

Sera Doughton from Reading graduated with a degree in Mass Communication BA.

Courtney Eyrich from Reading graduated with a degree in Bus Admin-Management BSBA.

Daniel Fink from Hamburg graduated with a degree in Bus Admin-Finance BSBA and Economics.

Angela Garipoli from Wyomissing graduated with a degree in Speech-Lang Pathology MS.

Tiffany Giannotti from Leesport graduated with a degree in Biology BS.

Allison Glenn from Sinking Spring graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Speech Path and Audiology BS.

Scott Heinsey from Womelsdorf graduated with a degree in Technical Leadership BAS.

Kyle Jones from Reading graduated with a degree in Health Sciences BS.

Joseph Kinek from Blandon graduated cum laude with a degree in Accounting BSBA.

Nicolas Kline from Fleetwood graduated with a degree in Mass Communication BA.

Kyle Latshaw from Leesport graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Mathematics BA.

Timothy Miller from Reading graduated with a degree in Digital Forensics BS.

Meghan Motze from Reading graduated cum laude with a degree in Early Childhood (PK-4) BSEd.

Shelby Neiman from Oley graduated with a degree in Social Work BSW.

Rebecca Nitka from Douglassville graduated cum laude with a degree in Speech Path and Audiology BS.

Jacqueline Omlor from Reading graduated cum laude with a degree in Spec Ed (PK-8)/EChild (PK-4).

Brent Pisarek from Birdsboro graduated with a degree in English BA.

Luke Pisker from Oley graduated with a degree in Nursing MSN.

Erin Riley from Birdsboro graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Speech Path and Audiology BS.

Ty Rohrbach from Reading graduated cum laude with a degree in Bus Admin-Info and Tech Mgt BSBA.

Bryan Segner from Reading graduated with a degree in Bus Admin-Management BSBA.

Casey Steward from Blandon graduated with a degree in Health Sciences BS.

Therese Wagner from Birdsboro graduated with a degree in Instructional Technology MS.

Shawn Wunder from Wernersville graduated with a degree in Technical Leadership BAS.

The overall grade point average necessary for honors distinction is: cum laude (with distinction) 3.5 – 3.74 overall average; magna cum laude (with great distinction) 3.75 – 3.94 overall average and summa cum laude (with highest distinction) 3.95 – 4.0 overall average.