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    Nicholas Rumer Named to Dean’s List at Biola University

    Nicholas Rumer Named to Dean’s List at Biola University

    READING – Nicholas Rumer was named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence.

    Rumer of Reading was one of about 1,500 students who were named to Biola University’s Dean’s List in Spring 2018. Students who achieved a grade point average of 3.60 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.20 are placed on the Dean’s List.

    “Inclusion on the Biola Dean’s List is an indication that this student is performing exceptionally well in a rigorous academic program,” said Patricia Pike, vice provost for academic administration. “Our Dean’s List students are bright, motivated, engaged, competent, and personable. They are already demonstrating the characteristics of success that results from applied intelligence and that will support future endeavors in society, community, career, and family life.”

    Kiss the Glass Goodbye to highlight women in the media and music industries

    Kiss the Glass Goodbye to highlight women in the media and music industries

    Kiss the Glass Goodbye: VALE Music Hosts 14th VALE Media Industries Conference at Lebanon Valley College

    The 14th annual VALE Media Industries Conference, Kiss the Glass Goodbye, will feature successful women in the media and music industries on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Lebanon Valley College. The conference, organized and run by LVC students, is a great opportunity to make connections, gain knowledge about the evolving media industry from a woman’s perspective, and enjoy a day all about music and media.

    Speakers, including LVC alumni, are representing companies that include Big Machine Records (Nashville, Tenn.), Columbia Records (New York City), Shure (Niles, Ill.), New Era Technology (Little Falls, N.J.), Avixa (Fairfax, Va.), Tait Towers (Lititz, Pa.), and JPL Creative (Baltimore, Md.). Panels for the conference range from e-sports, audio visual technology, music recording, and publishing, to music therapy, live performance, STEM, and entertainment law, among many others.

    Kristen Merlin, a semifinalist from season six of NBC’s The Voice, is the keynote speaker and headliner for the evening’s entertainment. Since her debut on The Voice, she has shared the stage with national recording stars Shakira and Sugarland. Merlin’s new single is available for pre-order and will be released October 26.

    Merlin’s performance at 9 p.m. in Lutz Hall of the Bertha Brossman Blair Music Center highlights VALE Live After Hours performances by a variety of artists. The full schedule is available at http://wordpress.lvc.edu/wordpress/vale/.

    Conference tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased online. College students can attend for free if they register in advance online. High school students can also attend the conference free of charge by registering online here.

    The VALE Conference is part of VALE Music Group, a student-run LLC that also includes VALE Records, VALE Publishing, and VALE Live. VALE Music Group is a self-supporting organization run by the students at Lebanon Valley College. Donations toward the cost of this year’s conference can be made online.

    HEALTHY PETS, HEALTHY LIVES: LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

    HEALTHY PETS, HEALTHY LIVES: LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS

    This clinic provides complete low cost spay/neuter services to pets presented by residents of the City of Reading and adjacent areas.
    Each clinic is held at the Humane Society of Berks County and the cost of services is determined on an individual basis, to reflect both the type of service, (spay or neuter), and the type of animal, (cat or dog), with services provided for as low as $45.
    Reading area pet owners are encouraged to take advantage of this paramount opportunity to receive services from the region’s leading veterinarians and ensure their pet receives the highest level of care at an affordable cost.
    Click the button below to begin the registration process for your pet to receive services.

    Humane Society of Berks County announces Free Pets for Vets

    Humane Society of Berks County announces Free Pets for Vets

    Fee-free adoption event at the Humane Society of Berks County in support and honor of Veteran’s Day

    As a way to show our support and gratitude for all of our veterans, we are thrilled to announce we will be offering Free Pets for Vets – Fee Free Adoption Event at The Humane Society of Berks County, Saturday, November 10 through 12, 2018.

    Our service men and women provide us with an unparalleled service, and to show our appreciation, we want to provide veterans and their families with the ability to welcome a new furry friend into their homes without needing to pay the standard adoption fee.

    Throughout the event, vets and their families can view, select, and meet-and-greet with any animals; dogs, cats, and critters they’d like, that are available for adoption.

    Waived Adoption Fees Include:

    • Humane Pennsylvania’s Thirty Day Adoption Health Supplement
    • Spaying or Neutering (prior to adoption)
    • Vaccinations (including current rabies vaccination) and de-worming medication
    • Flea Treatment
    • Microchipping and chip registration

    Adopters also receive a free bag of Science Diet Pet Food. Science Diet partners with Humane Pennsylvania to provide great nutrition to all cats in our shelters.

    Adoption Hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    Veterans interested in adopting a pet during our Free Pets for Vets event will be asked to present their military ID as part of the adoption application process and verification on their service.

    The Humane Society of Berks County is located at 1801 N. 11th Street in Reading.

    To view the available animals for adoption, visit humanepa.org/adoption or meet the animals
    at the shelter, in-person, during scheduled operating hours. For more information about the
    free adoption event, please call 610-921-2348 or email: adoptreading@humanepa.org.

    Kutztown Community Library announces bus trip to Longwood Gardens

    Kutztown Community Library announces bus trip to Longwood Gardens

    Friends of the Kutztown Community Library are sponsoring a bus trip to Longwood Gardens Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, to see the magical array of Christmas trees, outdoor lights and fountain display.

    Fountain display begins at 3:30 p.m., weather-dependent.

    Cost is $82 for adults and $68 for children 5 to 18; fee includes bus fare, tip and admission.

    Lunch is on your own.

    For more information, call the library at 610.683.5820.

    Library announces local authors book signing event Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Library announces local authors book signing event Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    www.berkslibraries.org/events/author-meet-and-greet

    Join Muhlenberg Community Library at the Reading Showroom of Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattress store for refreshments and readings by local authors. Peruse books to purchase and have signed.
    A portion of the proceeds benefit the library.
    • Charles J. Adams, III is the author of Haunted Berks, Berks the Bizarre, Great Train Wreaks of Eastern Pennsylvania, and many more.
    • David Nazario is the author of Why Love Is More Important Than Religion.
    • Lisa A. Werley is the author of the children’s Johnny and Jay books.
    • Stormy Corrin Russel is the author of The Separation trilogy.
    • Elizabeth Bodien is the author of Blood, Metal, Fiber, Rock.
    • Marsha Heydt is the author of a children’s music education book series as well as a recording musical artist.
    • Karen Hertzog is the author The Truth is in the Word.
    • Christopher Schmehl is the author of The State of Oz.
    • Suzanne J. Warfield is the author of The Deal Breaker and Puck and Minnie: All That Is.
    • Dr. Phillip Tietbohl is the author of A Collection of Kitters, Fairies and Trains, The Monster Within, and many more.
    Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Mattress is located at 629 Snyder Road, Reading.
    This event benefits Muhlenberg Community Library.

    Dr. Kelley Kenney Named 2019 ACPA Diamond Honoree

    Dr. Kelley Kenney Named 2019 ACPA Diamond Honoree

    KUTZTOWN – Dr. Kelley Kenney, professor and director of Student Affairs in Higher Education at Kutztown University, has been named a 2019 ACPA Diamond Honoree by College Student Educators International.

    Dr. Kenney will be recognized as a Diamond Honoree at the ACPA 2019 Annual Convention on March 3-6, in Boston, Mass.

    According to the ACPA Foundation website, ACPA exists to provide philanthropic support for the initiatives of ACPA College Student Educators International that generate and disseminate research and scholarship about college students and further the professional development of student affairs and student service professionals.

    The Diamond Honoree Program, which was established in 1999, recognizes colleagues who have made outstanding contributions to ACPA, student affairs and services, and higher education, as well as provides an opportunity to raise funds for future work and scholarship.

    Specifically, those nominated for consideration are recognized for outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and student affairs. They may be former leaders of the profession, supervisors, teachers, or anyone who has had a continued and significant influence on the quality of Continue reading Dr. Kelley Kenney Named 2019 ACPA Diamond Honoree

    Shoemakersville’s Leigh Kissinger Received a Physical Therapy White Coat from University of the Sciences

    Shoemakersville’s Leigh Kissinger Received a Physical Therapy White Coat from University of the Sciences

    SHOEMAKERSVILLE – Leigh Kissinger of Shoemakersville, a doctor of physical therapy student at University of the Sciences, received a white coat at the annual Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony Sept. 8, 2018. The White Coat Ceremony is an annual rite of passage for students entering the professional phase of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

    Kissinger continues on the path to receiving a doctor of physical therapy degree in May 2021. Donning their white coats, the more than 70 student-physical therapists recited the Oath of a Physical Therapist, a gesture to reinforce their commitment to working with patients compassionately and to enhancing their health and well-being.

    University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to our distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Discover how USciences students are proven everywhere they go at usciences.edu.

    Central Penn College announces November calendar of events

    Central Penn College announces November calendar of events

    Nov. 6 – Bras Across Campus

    When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 4:30 p.m.

    What: Students and volunteers will build a bra chain across Central Penn’s Henszey’s Bridge in support of breast cancer awareness and prevention.

    Where: Summerdale campus, including the quad and historic Henszey’s Bridge.

    Cost: Free and open to the public.

     

    Nov. 7 – Faculty lecture on JFK Assassination

    When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 12:10 to 1:10 p.m.

    Who: Legal Studies Professor John DeLeo.

    What: Faculty Lecture: “The JFK Assassination… 55 Years Later”

    Where: ATEC, Room 200.

    Cost: Free and open to the public.

     

    Nov. 8 – Victim’s Rights Advocate Jennifer Storm

    When: Thursday, Nov. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Who: Jennifer Storm.

    What: Author Jennifer Storm will speak about her role in working with survivors of abuse and violence, Continue reading Central Penn College announces November calendar of events

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

    Oct. 26, 2018

    • Police arrested Vincent Iacobone, 22, of Warminster, for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble Street.
    • Police arrested Vincent Metzger, 21, of Mohnton, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred at the intersection of Strausser and Sander Alleys.
    • Police arrested Julia Nahrgang, 19, of East Norriton, for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, one way roadways and for minor prohibited from operating a vehicle with alcohol in system following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of Sacony Alley.

    Oct. 27, 2018

    • Police arrested Javier Noguera-Cardenas, 19, of Bridgewater, N.J., for violation of the borough peace and good order ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of South Baldy Street.

    Oct. 28, 2018

    • Police arrested Christopher Karlonis, 22, of Frackville, for violation of the borough open container ordinance following an incident that occurred at the intersection of Noble Street and Sander Alley.
    • Police arrested Ryan Hartman, 20, of Barto, for purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of West Main Street.

    Oct. 31, 2018

    • Police investigated the report of vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that the vehicle was egged while parked at a residence in the 300 block of West Walnut Street.
    • Police arrested Matthew Hallock, 37, of Kutztown, for harassment/physical contact following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of West Walnut Street.
    • Police arrested Michael Melfi, 19, of Sewell, N.J., for purchase, consumption, possession or transportation of liquor or malt or brewed beverages following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of East Main Street.

    Nov. 1, 2018

    • Police arrested Austin Silfee, 18, of Saylorsburg, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of West Main Street.