Dinniman, Tomlinson congratulate WCU baseball champs

From left, West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino, state Sen. Andy Dinniman, Head Coach Jad Prachniak and state Sen. Robert Tomlinson. State Senators Andy Dinniman and Robert “Tommy” Tomlinson this week recognized the West Chester University Golden Rams baseball team winning the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship –its second national championship in six years. “You...

Art Watch: Keep on the lookout!

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times There are 100 different clay creatures (Clay-tons) hidden throughout Chester County by the 20 clay artists involved in the Annual Clay Days art exhibition. This year, “Clay Days” is revving up the excitement by including an art-inspiring treasure hunt all over the county. If you find one of these hidden clay creatures, it is yours to keep, and the...

Art Watch: New solar art installation is out of this world

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times West Chester University has been steadily increasing the presence of art throughout its beautiful campus in West Chester Pennsylvania. The latest artistic space was created outside the entrance to WCU’s Mather Planetarium, located off of the intersection of Church Street and Rosedale Avenue. Clay artist Rhoda Kahler was commissioned to create “Constellation”,...

WCU wins Div. II College World Series

West Chester University’s baseball team celebrates winning the 2017 Division II College World Series, Sunday, in Texas. Image courtesy: West Chester University Athletics. GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Unionville’s Nick Ward clubbed a third-inning homer, combined with a first inning shot by Robert Knox and Josh McClain’s clutch four innings of relief (en route to earning Most Outstanding...

WCU hosts discussion called, “Yes, All Women!”

Presented by Chester County Fund for Women & Girls By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Lilah Saber and Juliana Mosley smile after their presentations at the Yes, All Women! event Thursday at West Chester University. WEST CHESTER – March is women’s history month, and at West Chester University Thursday, women of all ages, races and backgrounds gathered to discuss how they can learn...

Fiorentino named President of WCU

Had held post on interim basis since April, 2016 Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino WEST CHESTER — The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education today selected Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino to serve as president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, effective January 9.  Dr. Fiorentino has held the position of interim president at the university since April 2016.  Prior...

Art Watch: New shows popping up across the county

First Friday for September is Art-Abundant! By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Although many of us will be looking to enjoy one last burst of summer, either sitting by the pool or spending time with friends, there are a number of interesting art happenings this Labor Day weekend. In Kennett Square, Mala Galleria welcomes abstract painter Ellen Catanzaro in a new gallery show entitled “Nature...

Carville and Matalin talk left & right at WCU

The married couple talk Trump, and a changing America By Nathaniel Smith, Columnist, The Times The prominent political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin did a duo act on March 11 at West Chester University. A large crowd came to hear the built-in drama of a Clinton person and a Cheney person happily married to each other (and who, we learned, started dating in Philadelphia 25 years ago). ...

Croce to speak on mindfulness, leadership at WCU

Pat Croce WEST CHESTER — The West Chester University Foundation welcomes former owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, successful entrepreneur, and WCU alumnus, Pat Croce, to an event celebrating WCU’s innovative Center for Contemplative Studies (CCS). In the early 1980’s, Pat Croce became a sports legend in Philadelphia when he ascended from the training room (as a physical therapist) to the boardroom...

Butler honored for work with youth

Kia Butler (middle) standing with her parents following being presented with the award at West Chester University last month. WEST CHESTER — “Change begins with us,” Kia Butler said after receiving the 2016 Drum Major for the Justice Award at the Martin Luther King Celebration brunch at West Chester University’s Sykes Student Union on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The Drum Major for the Justice...