Monday, October 20, 2014

Y Achievers Program

The Rocky Run Y provides a FREE college and career readiness program for students in 5th - 12th grades.  Middle school program is held at Chester City Hall Tuesday evenings at 5:30p and High school program occurs the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month at Villanova University - transportation is provided for the high school program with pick up and drop off sites at Chester High and the Community Hospital.

Please use the contact below with any questions.

Ashley J. Funk, MPH
Director of Youth Development
Rocky Run Branch
1299 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
(P) 610-627-9622 (F) 610-627-0902

Widener MBA in Business Process Management Ranks #7 ranks Widener University’s MBA in Business Process Management (Business Process Innovation) seventh among competing MBA programs with a specialization in Management Information Systems

Chester, Pa.—Widener University’s online MBA in Business Process Management (also known as Business Process Innovation) ranked seventh in a recent list of the 20 best online MBA in Management Information Systems Degree Programs compiled by selected Widener’s program based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths and reputation, which included reputation for online degree programs.

Widener’s MBA in Business Process Management includes 33 credit hours, which provide students with a comprehensive business management education with courses in managerial economics in an innovative environment, accounting, managing for results, leading organizations and people, and marketing. 

The program also equips students with information system skills. Widener’s School of Business Administration has a strong relationship with SAP, the world’s leading provider of business software solutions, as an active member of the SAP University Alliance.
The online MBA in Business Process Management degree specifically prepares students for the Certified Business Process Professional certification, governed by the Association of Business Process Management Professionals, and for managerial roles.

“The MBA in Business Process Management is highly relevant in today’s business environment,” said Dr. Penelope Sue Greenberg, associate provost for graduate studies and director of School of Business Administration Graduate Programs.  “Business process innovation centers on understanding the need to change the focus of organizations from functional silos to integrated end-to-end business processes to gain a competitive advantage. Students gain the cross-functional perspectives to manage today’s process-oriented organizations.”

To learn more about Widener’s MBA in Business Process Management, visit .

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Widener University Hosts Screening of Documentary “1971” about Burglary of Media, Pa. FBI Office

Screening followed by panel discussion with “The Burglary”
author Betty Medsger and Chester Mayor John Linder

Chester, Pa.—In 1971, Media, Pa. became the focus of an intense FBI manhunt to discover who broke into the bureau’s office there and stole all of the files, leaving only questions that remained unanswered for more than 40 years. Earlier this year, former Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger answered many of the questions in her book “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” Now, the story is also being told in the documentary film “1971” which debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Widener University will host a screening of “1971” followed by a discussion including Medsger and Chester, Pa. Mayor John Linder at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 in Founders Hall Room 109. Copies of Medsger’s book will be available for purchase at the event, and she will hold a book signing following the panel discussion. Sponsored by Widener University, the Widener Black Student Union and the Widener Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the event is free and open to the public.

A group calling themselves the “Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI” took responsibility for the burglary and mailed copies of the stolen files to members of the news media, including Medsger, and to the organizations being investigated by the FBI. Among the documents stolen from the FBI office was a file on the bureau’s investigation of the Black Student Union at Widener, then known as PMC Colleges. Linder, a 1976 graduate of Widener, was a member of the Black Student Union at the time of the burglary.

Film Trailer: Click Here or watch video below

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lincoln University performs halftime at Chester High School Football Homecoming Game

The weather was damp and rainy for the homecoming game for Chester High School football. One fan told me it was misty. But the crowd turned out at Widener University’s Quick Stadium to see the Clippers football team go up against rival Penn Wood. The game opened with the Cheyney University Marching Band. Chester got off on the score board with 6, no good on the kick. Then Penn Wood scored with 2 points conversion, 6 to 8. Chester scored again making it to the end of first quarter 12 to 8. At the end of the first half, Chester led 20 to 14. Chester ended the game with a win over Penn Wood 34 to 21. Congrats Chester on your second win of the season. 

Awesome performance by Lincoln University Marching band at halftime! See Video

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Chester Homecoming Game

Re: Dave Burman
Chester (1-5) vs Penn Wood (0-6) homecoming tonight at beautiful Quick Stadium on the campus of Widener University!! 7 PM Kick!!