WCU to present Robin Hood, Nov. 12-13

West Chester University’s Opera Theater presents ROBIN HOOD with music by Ben Moore and libretto by Kelly Rourke on Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m. Performances are staged in the 1200-seat Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. General Admission tickets are $7 at  www.wcupatix.com. Wells School of Music’s...

Air Line Pilots Association, International to present $50K to WCU for Michael Horrocks Football Scholarship Endowment Fund

West Chester University football players walk past a statue of former WCU QB Michael Horrocks, a United Airlines Pilot who was killed on 9/11. The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) will present a $50,000 gift to West Chester University (WCU) for the Michael Horrocks Football Scholarship Endowment Fund. Vice President of Finance-Treasurer of ALPA Joseph Genovese will present a check to...

WCU Dedicates The Roger and Agnes Ware Plaza, transforms entrance to campus and borough

Pictured at the dedication (L to R): Ashley Battiste, Katie Lickfield, Sean Wattman, Roger Ware ’82, Agnes Ware, President Chris Fiorentino, Sue Fiorentino, Joshua Filer, Keana Flowers WEST CHESTER — Thanks to the generosity of Agnes and Roger Ware ’82, the gateway to West Chester University’s campus has been transformed and the borough of West Chester is now even more engaging. Located at...

WCU clinic demonstrates potential model for large county vaccine events

Chester County residents in Phase 1A received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday, at the large-scale clinic established through a partnership between Chester County Hospital and the Chester County Health Department. WEST CHESTER — Two of Chester County’s leading COVID-19 vaccine providers came together on Saturday for a one-day clinic that vaccinated close to 1,500 individuals in...

WCU presents 99th annual holiday program, Dec. 5

The 2019 West Chester University Holiday Concert WEST CHESTER ­­— The West Chester University Wells School of Music will continue an annual tradition, virtually. The 99th Annual Holiday Program will be available to members of the community and audiences worldwide on Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m. This year’s event, which has been filmed in advance, edited and will use Livestream for viewing,...

West Chester declares emergency after COVID spike

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa WEST CHESTER — Facing a spike in COVID-19 cases, especially among college-age residents, the borough declared a state of emergency, Friday. The emergency limits the size of gatherings in the borough — indoor and outdoors — to 10 people. It also expands the state’s mandate for mask wearing, basically requiring it anywhere outside the home — with...

PSAC, West Chester U: no fall sports due to COVID-19, hopes for spring return

The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) voted on Tuesday to suspend all mandated conference athletic events and championships through the fall semester in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conference has already undertaken a full review of its ability to shift fall sports competition and championships to the spring semester and fully intends to do so if a return...

What To Do: Altan to perform at Longwood Gardens

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Altan There are always many good reasons to visit Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) any time of year. Right now, a major draw is the OrchidExtravaganza — but that is just one of a number of attractions Over the years, Longwood Gardens has presented a wide array of musical acts from around the world...

On Stage: WCU grad Gilfillian celebrates first album with show at The Fillmore

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Devon Gilfillian A special event on this weekend’s entertainment calendar will be the triumphant return of a local musician who is celebrating the recent release of his debut album on a major label. Devon Gilfillian, a graduate of West Chester University, released his debut album, “Black Hole Rainbow,” on January 10 on Capitol Records. On January...

WCU band wins Sudler Trophy

The West Chester University Marching Band in competition. West Chester University’s Wells School of Music announced Monday that the Incomparable Golden Marching Band is the recipient of the distinguished 2019 Sudler Trophy. Presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, the Sudler Trophy is known as the “Heisman Trophy of the collegiate band world.” It is awarded every other year to a college...