August 25, 2015 |
Students were ordered to evacuate a Kutztown University dormitory for several hours Sunday after 19 people became sickened by fumes coming from the basement of Deatrick Hall. Custodians first reported throat irritation and dryness about 2:45 p.m.; police and firefighters who responded to the scene experienced similar symptoms. Altogether, 12 students, three custodians, two police officers and two firefighters were treated by emergency personnel on site and released. Students have been moving into the dorms this week, and classes start Monday.
August 19, 2015 |
BACK IN THE early days of Pennsylvania, Christmas was frowned on by certain sects, faith healing was encouraged, New Year's was celebrated with gunfire, and a good snort of whiskey was just the ticket for aches and pains or just chilling out after a tough day in the fields. Don Yoder was a fount of such esoteric information, which he imparted to University of Pennsylvania students as a professor of folklife for 40 years, and anyone else who would listen. And lots of people listened.
November 28, 2014 |
After 275 days and nights in a hospital, Jackie Lithgow went home. The parade of goodbyes lasted all morning. The chef baked a farewell strawberry shortcake. Housekeepers, kitchen staff, therapists, doctors, nurses all stopped in Room 442 at Magee Rehab for clenching hugs and tearful farewells. Erin Trudell, his physical therapist, made Jackie stand up to hug her goodbye. "I'm so proud of you," she said. Dan Ryan, a physician, came in with two last words, "Cole Haan," which Jackie repeated, their little bond.
March 19, 2014 |
Blanca Muñoz was ready to convert the room into a mint-green paradise for 500 partygoers, but she confronted several obstacles: washing machines, assorted appliances, power tools. She had to wait hours for all of it to be hauled away so she could drape and decorate. "I'm tired. It's a lot of work," the Avondale businesswoman said in Spanish. "But that doesn't matter. " This is just what Muñoz has long wanted, to turn her party-planning and craft-making talents into a business.
June 18, 2013
ON THE FIRST episode of "The Haves and the Have Nots," Ty Lepley appears on the TV screen bare-chested and wearing a pair of pajama pants slung so low, they could give a gal whiplash. Jaw hanging, I asked myself, "Who is that guy?" Turns out he's a homeboy, a former Doylestown resident who moved out to Los Angeles just two years ago. He didn't go out there with the intention of becoming an actor. The 26-year-old Kutztown University grad was just looking for a change. Somewhere between hanging out at a gym in Santa Monica and last month's "Haves" premiere on the Oprah Winfrey Network, some smart soul spotted Lepley flexing those biceps of his and said he oughta be in pictures.
May 17, 2013
Amid a national debate about gun control sparked by a school shooting, Kutztown University's decision to permit guns on campus looks like a step in exactly the wrong direction. Kutztown last week became the only state-owned university in Pennsylvania to begin allowing those with carry permits to pack heat in "open areas" of the general campus - including the quad, walkways, and other places outside buildings. University president F. Javier Cevallos and other officials said the policy was changed because a blanket prohibition of weapons on the Berks County campus was legally unenforceable.
May 12, 2013 |
Kutztown University students have been honing their debate skills since the college's administration announced this week that it would allow licensed concealed weapons on campus. Students interviewed on campus Friday resembled a microcosm of the gun-control debate in this country - a majority opposed allowing guns on campus, while a handful adamantly supported it. "I think it's stupid," said Katey Merkel, 20. "I don't want to get shot. " "I don't see any need for people to carry guns on campus," said Ashley Groves, 19. "We're in Kutztown, not Philly.
May 12, 2013 |
Kutztown University may not be the only state-owned college to begin allowing legally registered guns in "open areas" on campus. A blanket prohibition against firearms on campus is legally unenforceable, said lawyers for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) in conjunction with the state's Office of General Counsel. The system has 14 universities, including Kutztown. All, including West Chester and Cheyney, were asked to make sure their policies complied with the law, according to Kutztown president F. Javier Cevallos, who sent a message to the campus community about the change in policy Thursday evening.
May 10, 2013 |
KUTZTOWN University has dropped its blanket prohibition on guns and will now allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry them onto campus under certain conditions, officials said yesterday. The Berks County university's new policy says that a gun owner with a "compelling reason" related to personal safety may bring a weapon onto campus with permission from the university police chief. Weapons will still be banned from campus buildings and athletic events. Kutztown, one of 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania, made the change after lawyers concluded that an outright ban was legally unenforceable, according to Kenn Marshall, a spokesman for the State System of Higher Education.
March 23, 2012
Antiques/Art/Crafts Annual Quilt Competition A display in the Gazebo. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. 3/23. Conjure Speak Invoke Exhibit of fiber work by women of color. Part of FiberPhiladelphia 2012. Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th St.; 215-232-4485. 3/23. Fresh + Wholesome Paintings, photography, screen printing, drawing, jewelry, weaving & mixed media. Lotus Root Art Gallery, 519 S. Fourth St. 3/23. Harmony Weavers Guild: Sowing Creative Seeds Woven, knitted & crocheted work by local fiber artists.