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April 2, 2012

KUTZTOWN, PA - Kutztown University was in the news several times over the last few days.  Here are some highlights in articles from the Reading Eagle.

Dr. Ogden quoted

Whether it be a pair of jeans, a couch or even a vehicle, people have recently began to take advantage of opportunities to buy used items from thrift shops and sellers of the "pre-owned." Kutztown marketing professor spoke about the shift in buying and the local entrepreneurs who are taking advantage of it.

""Probably 12 years ago in California, some of the Beverly Hills yuppie kids started wearing recycled, consignment clothes," said Dr. James R. Ogden, professor of marketing at Kutztown University. "People started looking at that, picking up some of the fashions of the '60s. All of a sudden it became a fad."

Read the article: Some see shift toward buying previously owned clothing, furniture and autos (Reading Eagle)

Easter on the Farm

Kutztown's Pennsylvania German Culture Heritage Center held a free Easter event this past weekend. Children had the chance to partake in bobbing for apples, decorating Easter eggs and even holding some small chicks in honor of the upcoming Easter holiday.

"The human vs. pig competition was one of various children's activities at the free annual event, which ran from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the farmstead in Maxatawny Township near Kutztown University.

Read the  article: Easter is good fun down on the farm (Reading Eagle)

America Reads

The US Department of Education oversees a national program called "America Reads." Over the weekend, Kutztown students held an America Reads event, where children made arts and crafts and were able to take home a free book with them. Animals also made an appearance to help illustrate a well-known Dr. Seuss book.

Kutztown University freshman Delaney Comoss, 19, helps Karis Herrlin, 5, Kutztown, make a brown bear puppet at the America Reads event Saturday at the college."

Read the article: America Reads event draws 100 children to KU (Reading Eagle)