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2012 University News Archives

December 21, 2012
West Chester University Anthropologist to be Honored by King of Sweden
In April, West Chester University anthropologist Paul Stoller will accept a prestigious award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, who also presents the Nobel Prizes.
December 21, 2012
West Chester Faculty to Spend Winter Session in Kenya
In lieu of teaching classes on campus this winter session, a team of West Chester University faculty will be traveling more than 8,000 miles in early January to the village of Angiro in southwestern Kenya.
December 12, 2012
Three quick tips to relieve stress
Donald McCown, director of WCU's Stress Reduction Center/Center for Contemplative Studies, suggests three anti-stress techniques you can practice almost anywhere.
December 10, 2012
Notable Alumni to Address Graduates
Cheryl Fulginiti '80, VP for engineering at United Parcel Services, Inc., and H. Viscount "Berky" Nelson '61, director of the Center for Student Programming at UCLA, will share their roadmaps to success with graduates at Winter Commencement on Dec. 16.
December 10, 2012
West Chester University Students "Doing History"
Students in Robert Kodosky's "Varieties of History" and "Modern American Military History" courses are not just learning history in the classroom. They are experiencing what historians do in the field.
December 4, 2012
Bill Freeland Retrospective on display until December 14
In his work, on display at The New Gallery, Bill Freeland offers metaphors to reorient the viewer to nature, environment, and the basic rituals of living.
November 26, 2012
East Earl Native Selected as West Chester's Honors Soloist for Annual Holiday Program
Nearly every student in West Chester University’s School of Music will perform in the 91st Annual Holiday Program on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3 and 7 p.m.
November 16, 2012
Improving Student's Eating Habits
It's well known that college students often have poor eating habits, but research shows the more they learn about proper nutrition the more likely they are to develop healthy eating patterns.
November 15, 2012
West Chester University Students Create New Windows 8 App for Educators
Two interns at the University’s Demonstration and Application Center, where students have hands-on access to new technology, developed the code and the graphic identity for an app to help educators track attendance.
November 9, 2012
Ethical Decision - Making a Virtual World
On November 14, researchers at West Chester University in Pennsylvania and Iowa State University conducted a live demonstration of TransGen (Transgenic) Island, a virtual exercise for science students
October 26, 2012
Poetry Center Director Part of NY Art Exhibit Opening
Kim Bridgford, who has headed the Poetry Center at West Chester University since 2010, has forged a collaboration of The Bearden Foundation, The Schomburg Center, and the 92nd Street Y with the Poetry Center to present "A Writer's Celebration of Romare Bearden" at the Milton J. Weill Art Gallery at 92nd Street Y
October 25, 2012
WCU Breaks Ground on More South Campus Housing
The West Chester University Foundation recently broke ground on a new student housing complex on South Campus. Read more...
October 3, 2012
Extending the WCU Community Via Local Radio
With the half-hour radio show "Ram Jam," a WCU graduate student brings WCHE listeners a fresh take on University events and faculty experts.
September 25, 2012
Testing a Manta Robot
An interdisciplinary science and engineering research team tests a robotic ray designed to simulate the hydrodynamics and material properties of the manta ray.
September 19, 2012
WCU Pianist Named PA Music Teacher of the Year
Igor Resnianski has been named the 2012 Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association.
August 27, 2012
Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition Is Sept. 5 - 9
Featuring some of the greatest talent in the trumpet world, this event is recognized as one of the major international trumpet solo competitions.
August 18, 2012
Kim Bridgford Joins Creative Luminaries As a Ucross Fellow
During her Ucross Fellowship, Kim Bridgford, director of the West Chester University Poetry Center, is completing a collaborative project with visual artist Jo Yarrington.
August 17, 2012
Pharmaceutical Product Development Program Features New Undergrad Lecture Series by Viropharma
For the first time in its 12-year history, West Chester University's Pharmaceutical Product Development Program will feature one company presenting a semester-long seminar series.
August 1, 2012
U.S. Forest Service Director Visits WCU's Gordon Natural Area
President Weisenstein recently welcomed Forest Service representatives to the Robert B. Gordon Natural Area for Environmental Studies (GNA), which the regional arm of the agency has chosen as a best practices site for managing invasive species.
July 16, 2012
Hot Nights, Cool Jazz: WCU's Criterions Alumni Reunite for a Free Concert
Several generations of musicians bring cool licks and hot jazz to Asplundh Concert Hall with the annual Criterions Alumni Reunion Concert on Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m.
July 11, 2012
Higher Ed. Modernization Act
As the final, important step in an 18-month long process, Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law a series of bills that will "modernize" the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), providing the 14 member universities new competitive and cost-savings opportunities, and granting them the ability to offer advanced degree programs designed to meet the specific needs of employers in their regions and the Commonwealth.
July 11, 2012
PASSHE BOG sets tuition rates
The Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) today approved a 3 percent tuition increase for the 2012-13 academic year, honoring its commitment to the Legislature and the governor, and marking the fifth time in eight years the increase has been either at or below the rate of inflation.
Feb. 15, 2012
West Chester University's "Learn More" Campaign
Learn More about West Chester University's marketing campaign.
Feb. 1, 2012
Former WCU Player Headed For Super Bowl
Former West Chester University football player, Dan DePalma ('11), is in Indianapolis with the New York Giants this week as a member of their practice squad.
Jan. 19, 2012
19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
This year, West Chester University honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of activities on Thursday, Jan. 26, including service projects, performances, meals and movies.
Jan. 19, 2012
West Chester Political Scientist Named to Fulbright Specialist Roster
A member of West Chester's faculty since 2009, Jeffery L. Osgood is associate director of the University's Center for Social and Economic Policy Research, which serves business, community agencies and government with research in health, economic development and outreach.
Jan. 13, 2012
West Chester University Launches Center for Healthy Schools
In the interest of linking children's health with their education, the Center has teamed up with 11 school districts in the Philadelphia region plus health and education agencies in PA.

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