Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer Reading 2018 at Crozer Library


The J. Lewis Crozer Library Summer Reading Kickoff!
When: Saturday, June 23rd
Time: 11am-2pm
Where: The Library!
Theme: Libraries Rock!

Please join us for our 2018 Summer Reading kickoff at The J. Lewis Crozer Library. Students will be able to sign up for summer reading, take home a summer reading folder, and have some fun! There will be a performance by Making Music, as well as other games and treats!

Included in Summer Reading Folder:
Activity Log
List of potential prizes
Fun Worksheets
Bookmark & Pencil
Calendar of Programs & Events
Free Book
Contact Person: Miss Nicole
620 Engle Street
Chester, PA 19013
Phone: 610-494-3454 ex. 203
crcsd@declolibraries.org

Widener offers summer camps in science, business, and robotics


Chester, Pa. – With summer around the corner, Widener University is offering a variety of fun and educational summer camps for high school students in June and July. Parents still have time to register their children and can take advantage of early registration discounts for some of the camps.

Young Scientists Summer Mini-Camp
Day Camp: June 26 – June 28
New this year, the Young Scientists Summer Mini-Camp is the perfect place for high school students to explore subjects as diverse as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, and physics and astronomy. The hands-on program allows you to learn about science from Widener’s top-ranked faculty. You'll get to use Widener's telescope to observe Venus in the night sky. You'll learn college-level material about the exciting field of biochemistry. And, you'll get to use environmentally-friendly equipment as you learn about sustainability.
An optional stargazing in Widener’s observatory (weather permitting) will be held from 8:45 – 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuition (includes daily lunch) is $175 for early registration, $200 after June 15.
For more information, contact Theresa Sminkey at 610-499-4003 or tasminkey@widener.edu. Register online. 
Engineering Summer Camp
Day Camp: June 25 – 28, 2018
Resident Camp: June 24 – 28, 2018
Since 1996, the Engineering Summer Camp has welcomed high school students to explore the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, robotics, and biomedical engineering by participating in fun hands-on activities. The expert Widener faculty and staff will lead students through a variety of activities including computer workshops, demonstrations, films, laboratory exercises, discussion groups, presentations and more.
Online registration and more details are available here.
Tuition for Day Camp is $450. Tuition for Resident Camp is $900.
For more information, teachers and students can contact Maria Wochele at 610-499-4037.
Business Summer Camp
Day Camp: July 16 – 18
Female high school students can experience a highly interactive three-day event where they learn about branding – both personal and business. You will learn what makes you unique and how to market yourself to colleges and industry. We will take head shots, teach you about your personal branding and show you how to present yourself to the world. You will also hear from industry leaders that will share their message about branding. Highlights of the week include a tour of UPS, a Wilmington Blue Rocks game, and learning from Widener’s top faculty in a college learning environment.
A full agenda for the summer camp is available online.
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required. The deposit is refunded if your application is not accepted.
For more information and to fill out an application, contact Jessica Hoopes at 610-499-4304 jfhoopes@widener.edu.
Robotics Summer Camp
Day Camp: July 23 – July 26
The Engineering Robotics Summer Camp will introduce high school students to the exciting world of robotics engineering. Students will work with leaders in the robotics field along with Widener faculty and staff to learn about the rapidly growing industry. This exciting program will teach students the technical skills they need to design and develop a variety of robotic systems. This program takes place ahead of Widener’s launch of the new robotics major offered in the School of Engineering beginning in the fall 2018 semester.
Online registration and more details are available here.
Tuition for the camp is $400, which includes lunch.
Registration is fully refundable through Monday, July 9. After July 9, a 50% registration refund is available until Monday, July 16. No refunds will be granted after this date. 
Students entering grade 9 in September 2018 are eligible to participate.
For more information, teachers and students can contact Maria Wochele at 610-499-4037.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Widener to Celebrate Sustainability with Tree Planting


Chester, Pa. – Widener students and faculty will celebrate Earth Day a few days early by planting trees and installing a new garden on campus on Thursday, April 19. The event is part of Widener’s April Sustainability Series, which has been showcasing the university’s sustainability efforts throughout the month.
Starting at 2 p.m., Widener students and faculty will plant three to four cherry trees and will repair a drainage area near Kapelski Hall. They will then install a garden as part of Widener’s new sustainability and civic engagement curricular pathway.
Last year, the College of Arts & Sciences received a $25,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to pilot the development of a new curricular pathway. The three-year grant was awarded in a competitive process and was made possible through Widener’s affiliation with Project Pericles and the Lang Foundation. The pathway now comprises 14 general education courses that span nine departments in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Media interested in attending can contact Jessica Reyes with any questions.
WHO: Approximately 30 – 50 students and faculty are expected to participate.
WHAT: The Widener community will plant three to four cherry trees, repair a drainage area, and install a garden for the sustainability and civic engagement pathway.
WHERE: Corner of E. 15th Street and Walnut Street, Chester, Pa. (Green space between Wolfgram Library and Kapelski Hall)
WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 2 – 5 p.m.
WHY: The tree planting and garden installation will be a highly visual event in anticipation of Earth Day, which is Sunday, April 22. The event showcases Widener’s sustainability efforts and the new sustainability and civic engagement pathway. The event was organized by a student, who will be available for interviews.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Chester Children's Chorus Spring Concert 2018


CCC in concert April 15 at Westtown School as part of their Shoemaker Artist Series on Sunday, April 15 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Additional information about Westtown School’s Shoemaker Visiting Lecture Series can be found at www.westtown.edu/shoemaker. If special seating is required, please call 610-399-7872.