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March 8, 2013 | By Monica Peters, For The Inquirer
On Sunday afternoon, enjoy folktales and songs as the Kennett Symphony Orchestra presents its children's concert "Jack and the Beanstalk and Other Orchestra Favorites" at West Chester University. The annual show will begin at 2 p.m. under the direction of Australian-born composer Melissa Dunphy. Movements to be performed are "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" from Solomon by Handel; "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland; and "Jack and the Beanstalk," composed by Dunphy in 2010.
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December 29, 2015
CHESTER COUNTY Dinniman is honored by West Chester University WEST CHESTER State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester) was awarded West Chester University's President's Medal for Service last week. Dinniman, a longtime faculty member at the university, was recognized for leadership and service to the school and students. "Like public service, part of the joy of teaching is having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life," he said in a statement.
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May 20, 1993 | For The Inquirer / LAURENCE KESTERSON)
It's a time of joy and a time of sadness. A beginning of hopes and dreams. It's a rite of spring and it's called graduation, and for the approximately 1,300 graduates of West Chester University, last Saturday marked the parting of the ways for the Class of '93.
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March 6, 1995 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In what has become a revolving-door situation, West Chester University again is looking for an athletic director. The university was forced into its latest search for an A.D. - its seventh in a little more than seven years - when William Lide announced his resignation Tuesday to take a similar position at North Carolina Central University in Durham. Lide has been in the West Chester job for 23 months. Lide is scheduled to begin his duties at North Carolina Central, a historically black college that is part of the University of North Carolina system, on May 1. He will continue his duties here until the end of April.
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October 24, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg Cuprak was able to salvage a few chunks of coal. The facilities manager at West Chester University put them in a small box - for posterity - and took them to a celebratory event on campus Wednesday. The university was formally decommissioning its coal-fired boiler plant, which for more than 50 years provided steam heat for the campus. It was replaced by a more-efficient geothermal system. The old anthracite plant hasn't been used since May, Cuprak said. But officials wanted to make sure the new system was working perfectly before they made the formal switch.
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March 1, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
A bill in the works that might allow West Chester University to pull out of the financially struggling State System of Higher Education might come with a steep price of its own, the head of the university's faculty union warned Thursday. If West Chester became state-related, rather than being part of the 14-school system, tuition could go up and less money might be available to retain full-time faculty, said Lisa Millhous, a professor and president of the school's chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties.
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August 26, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writers
The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease were found in the hot-water systems of buildings at West Chester University last week, causing hot water to be shut off to nine buildings over the weekend until the systems were sanitized. It was the second time this summer that the bacteria have been found on the campus. On Monday - the first day of classes - the remediation company hired to handle the problem reported that the systems had been successfully sanitized, a university spokeswoman said.
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August 12, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
A large crowd turned out at a public hearing Wednesday night at West Chester University to support and to oppose the contentious Mariner East 2 pipeline project, which Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. wants to build to transport liquid fuels like propane from the Marcellus Shale to a terminal in Marcus Hook.   More than 200 people attended a hearing at the Sykes Student Union organized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. More than 40 people signed up to speak during the public comment section, with testimony evenly divided for and against the project.
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July 22, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
A former West Chester University student has been sentenced to six to 20 years in prison for the rape of a student while she was unconscious. Kyle Vo, 20, of Blue Bell, was convicted in April of assaulting and raping a student in her dorm room after a night of drinking in January 2015 at the start of the spring semester. She had previously told Vo, a student at the time of the incident, and others that she was a virgin and hoped to wait to have sex, according to testimony. Vo, who had pleaded not guilty, was sentenced Monday by Chester County Court Judge Phyllis Streitel.
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July 10, 2016 | By Andrew Maykuth, STAFF WRITER
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will conduct five public hearings in August on the Mariner East II pipeline, which Sunoco Logistics Partners proposes to build to deliver Marcellus Shale propane and natural gas liquids to Marcus Hook. DEP will conduct a hearing from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. on August 10 at the Sykes Student Union at West Chester University, 110 W. Rosedale Ave. in West Chester. It will also conduct a hearing on Aug. 8 in Altoona, on Aug. 9 in Lebanon, Aug. 16 in Harrisburg and Aug. 18 in Westmoreland County.
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June 27, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Joseph R. Polito Jr., 77, of West Chester, a lawyer and civic volunteer so devoted to his home turf that friends called him "Mr. Chester County," died Sunday, June 19, of cancer at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester. He had been diagnosed in 2011, his family said. Born on Valentine's Day, Mr. Polito was the first son of Giuseppe Rosario Polito, of Monforte San Giorgio, Sicily, and Rose Concetta Terrizzi, of West Chester. He grew up playing in the aisles of his family's corner grocery in West Chester.
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May 15, 2016 | By Rick Brown, For The Inquirer
LAKELAND, Fla. - It had been three years since the West Chester University women's lacrosse team made it to the NCAA tournament. That was the longest drought in the program's history. The Golden Rams, once perennial contenders for the Final Four, had every intention of making a return trip. Unfortunately, that goal will have to wait another season. Rollins' Megan Curry scored with 31 seconds remaining Friday to lift the fifth-seed Rollins Tars past the fourth-seeded Golden Rams, 9-8, in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Regional.
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April 27, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna and Michaelle Bond, STAFF WRITERS
Donald Trump ripped Republican rivals for strategizing against him and railed against a "rigged" election system during a campaign rally Monday at West Chester University. Ahead of Tuesday's primary, Trump urged Pennsylvanians to vote for him and his "slate. " Voters will select 54 unbound delegates - three from each congressional district - who are free to support the candidate of their choice at the Republican National Convention this summer. "It used to be you could just vote....
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April 27, 2016 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
SHE WAS MAYBE 4-foot-10 when she stood on the curb on her tippy toes, this wispy 19-year-old West Chester University sophomore named Caitlin Renner, who sported a couple of nose rings, clear-framed glasses, a bright floral skirt. Looking across a narrow asphalt demilitarized zone at a seemingly endless stream of Donald Trump supporters, she made the classic peace sign with her left hand while shouting the slogan on the blue placard she clutched in her right: "Love over hate!" She also held a few tiny flower buds at the end of her fingertip.
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April 27, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Maddie Hanna, Tricia L. Nadolny, and Julia Terruso, STAFF WRITERS
Donald Trump lambasted Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday, calling him "weak and pathetic" for striking a deal with Sen. Ted Cruz in an effort to defeat the New York developer. "In business, that's called collusion," the Republican presidential front-runner said. "If you collude, it is illegal. ... Only in politics can you do stuff like this. " Speaking at West Chester University, Trump went on to ridicule Kasich's eating habits and label the Democratic front-runner "Crooked Hillary.
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April 24, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman and Patricia Madej, STAFF WRITERS
Donald Trump is coming to West Chester on Monday. His planned rally at West Chester University is the latest to be scheduled in a wave of presidential campaign events in the state in the run-up to Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary. It's a busy weekend, too. On Saturday: Former President Bill Clinton is to stump for his wife, Hillary, appearing on the Democratic front-runner's behalf in Swarthmore and Ambler.  He will speak Saturday morning at Swarthmore Rutledge School, 100 College Ave., in Swarthmore . The event begins at 11:30 a.m. (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
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April 11, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Before the Sheraton moved in across the road, before Home Depot set up shop next door, Loch Aerie was the bewitching summer estate of a gentleman farmer who amassed a great fortune manufacturing paper shirt collars and then lost it. William Lockwood's 1868 Swiss-Gothic manor, a 6,522-square-foot marvel of peaked roofs, arched windows, and Addams Family charm, is now a misfit in the madding suburban landscape. At 1 p.m. April 21, the East Whiteland Township property, on a narrow hillock along Route 30 near Route 202, goes to auction.
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