WCU to present ‘Three Sisters’

Three Sisters opens at West Chester University, Feb. 29 West Chester University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents a world premiere adaptation of the Anton Chekhov classic THREE SISTERS. Associate Professor of Theatre John Bellomo adapted and directs the show. THREE SISTERS runs Thursday, February 29, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m.,...

2 WCU buildings get LEED Gold certifiction

A LEED Gold certification plaque awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. will soon be displayed in West Chester University’s Sciences & Engineering Center and The Commons (SECC). Standing next to a replica of the plaque that is currently on its way to the SECC is (l to r) Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities Dave McNamara, Sustainability Council Chair and Associate...

WCU’s Fiorentino to be inducted into Chester County Hall of Fame

Christopher M. Fiorentino The leader of the largest university within Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will soon be inducted into the Chester County Hall of Fame by the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC). CCEDC is announcing that West Chester University (WCU) President Christopher M. Fiorentino will be honored on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 before an anticipated audience...

WCU awarded $60K grant through PA Hunger-free Campus grant

  West Chester University Resource Pantry The Governor’s Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Education have announced that West Chester University has been selected to receive state grant funding in the amount of $60,000 from the 2023-2024 PA Hunger-Free Campus grant, as part of the Governor’s PA Hunger-Free Campus program. Now in its second year, the grant is designed to combat student...

Bernotsky named 16th President of W. Chester U.

Dr. R. Lorraine Bernotsky Today, Dr. R. Lorraine (Laurie) Bernotsky was unanimously named the 16th president of West Chester University by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), effective July 1, 2024. A longstanding champion for public education and State System students, Dr. Bernotsky is a first-generation college graduate who has been selected to lead...

WCU kicks of RamTHON, benefitting CHOP, Nov. 4

Students participating in last year’s RamTHON are pictured playing a “Minute-to-Win-It” game with Rammy, WCU’s mascot. WEST CHESTER — RamTHON, a no-sitting dance party organized to raise $30,000+ for the children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), will officially start the season-of-giving at West Chester University on Saturday, November 4, 1-7 p.m., in Sykes Student Union,...

WCU’s Florentino to retire in summer, 2024

Christopher M. Fiorentino West Chester University President Christopher M. Fiorentino, Ph.D., who leads the largest university within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, announced to the West Chester University community today that he will retire in the summer of 2024. Having led the institution as its 15th president for more than six years and having served the University now for a...

Hillendale honored as Green Ribbon School; WCU given ‘Sustainability’ award

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the 2023 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees. In Pennsylvania, Hillendale Elementary School in Chadds Ford was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, and the California Area School District in Coal Center was honored as a District Sustainability...

County Workforce Development Board and WCU partner to host county-wide job fair

A county-wide job fair, similar to this one held in 2022, is coming to West Chester University on Tuesday, April 4 More than 70 companies looking to hire for various jobs across a range of industries will be present at a job fair on April 4 at West Chester University. The event is a partnership between Chester County’s Workforce Development Board, West Chester University, and PA CareerLink –...

WCU, YMCA team up to challenges families to adopt healthier habits

Local families using the wellness amenities at the West Chester Area YMCA. As new year’s resolutions become old news, faculty from West Chester University (WCU) and instructors from the YMCA encourage families to keep fitness at the forefront through a series of weekly health lessons and challenges that begin on February 22. During the family-friendly Whole Health Challenge, eight lessons will be...