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...

Fiorentino named interim WCU president

Long time West Chester University faculty member Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino has been named the school’s interim president. The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education on Thursday appointed Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino, vice president for external operations at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, to serve as the university’s interim president effective...

Former WCU, Rustin star White signs with Bluebirds

Rondell White WEST CHESTER — Former West Chester University Ram running back Rondell White has committed to the West Chester Bluebirds in 2016.  The 2013 Harlon Hill Award Finalist will join former WC Bayard Rustin teammate Lee Kurfis in what is shaping up to be a potent offense for the new minor league team. During his college career, White became the second (and first division 2) player to...

WCU Marching Band to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The West Chester University Marching Band. WEST CHESTER — West Chester University’s Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band is one of only 10 U.S. marching bands to participate in the 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. NBC10 will broadcast the parade from NYC at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. “We are taking West Chester’s party to New York,” says WCU’s Director of...

Avon Grove marching band earns U.S. Bands PA State Championship

  WEST GROVE, Pa. – The Avon Grove High School Marching Band earned first place at the U.S. Bands Pennsylvania State Championship held Saturday, October 31, at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium. This is the first time that the marching band has earned the title of U.S. Bands Pennsylvania State Champion. The band scored a 92.375 in the Group IV-A class and won the honors of...

On Stage: WCU’s Flanick shines in ‘Nunsense’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times When an actress auditions for a role in the hit musical “Nunsense,” it is to her advantage to have familiarity with the show, first-hand experience in dealing with nuns or both. Back in April, Erika Flanick auditioned for a role in “Nunsense” with neither. Flanick, a West Chester University theater major, did not let it hold her back. As a result,...