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The Kutztown University Council of Trustees has appointed new officers for the 2014-2015 academic year. John "Jack" Wabby '68 has been appointed the chair of the trustees, Dr. Charles Blocksidge '65 has been appointed vice chair, and Tom Heck has been appointed secretary.
In April, Dr. Gary Cordner, Kutztown University professor of criminal justice, traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, to discuss policing philosophies and strategies that are employed by police forces in democratic countries.
Guido M. Pichini '74 of Wyomissing has been re-elected to a fourth consecutive term as chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors.
Kutztown University will be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. The university will partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide additional education benefits to eligible service members, veterans and eligible family members who are classified as Non-Pennsylvania residents and eligible for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) at the 100% rate.
Catch up on all the latest news in the Summer 2014 issue of the Tower, Kutztown University's Magazine.
Audra McDonald, Broadway, movie and television star who is up for a record-breaking 6th TONY award at this week's TONY award ceremony, will headline the 2014-2015 KU Presents! Performing Artists Series "See You at Schaeffer!"
The Golden Bear men's and women's rugby 7s teams competed at the Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-June 1. The men's team placed second, losing in the championship final. The women's team placed fourth.
Junior outfielder Brandon Martinez, of the Kutztown University baseball team, has earned the esteemed accomplishment of being named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team on Thursday afternoon, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Kutztown University has released the names of the 2014 Spring Semester Dean's List. The list includes 1,759 students.
Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto has been named acting president of Kutztown University by the institution's Council of Trustees, effective July 1, 2014.
Kutztown University students Anna Tellis and Tiffany Jones were named student ambassadors for the Division on Visual Impairment for the National Council for Exceptional Children, at this year's conference for the Council for Exceptional Children.
The Reading Eagle (subscription required) profiled Lynisha Compton, who graduates Saturday. "When I look back at that little girl who struggled in school and see that she is now graduating with honors," Lynisha said, "it brings tears to my eyes."
Muhammed Dalgin, assistant professor, Department of Business Administration, along with the Kutztown Small Business Development Center, provided expertise in this Reading Eagle Business Weekly special report on Berks County’s economic recovery.
Kutztown University students compose a formidable group of scholars and academics in a wide array of fields. KU and its academic departments are committed to recognizing these students and showcasing their achievements and dedication. View the list of 2013-14 student award winners.
Andrew B. Arnold, Chair of the History Department at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, has authored a book on the coal regions of Pennsylvania.