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Admiring Art Across Campus 

If you haven’t taken a stroll across campus lately, you may have missed a few signature pieces of newly installed art now bringing life to our shared spaces. Here are a few locations to visit on your next campus walk:

Begin your campus tour at the entrance to Mather Planetarium, located behind the Schmucker Science Center.  The Planetarium Beautification Project began in 2013 and was developed in partnership with donor and WCU alumna Helga Knox ’79 and John Baker, WCU Professor Emeritus and former chair of WCU’s Department of Art & Design.  The project started in the recently redesigned Mather Planetarium where a student art gallery was added along with a wall of shooting stars, the project then expanded to include a beautiful mosaic and a stately, solar-powered sculpture in the courtyard, Sun Sculpture. Ceramic artist and WCU alumna, Rhoda Kahler ‘95, was commissioned to create Constellation, the mosaic installation of hand-made clay pieces, mirrors and tiles that surround the doorway to the Planetarium.  Local metal sculptor, Dave Beck created the centerpiece of the project, a large yellow and blue kinetic steel sculpture, filled with lighting solar-powered lighting elements that represent the sun.  We are grateful for Helga Knox’s support and leadership on this amazing beautification project.  This new campus oasis is a must see.  Read More>>>



WCU Corporate Associate of the Year Award

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the West Chester University (WCU) Foundation held the 21st Annual President’s Corporate Reception at the headquarters of The Vanguard Group at The Majestic Building, Malvern, PA.  This event recognizes WCU’s Corporate Associates and honors our Corporate Associate of the Year, The Vanguard Group.  West Chester University’s President, Christopher Fiorentino, presented the award to Carra Cote-Ackah, Executive Director, Community Stewardship for The Vanguard Group.  Senator Andrew Dinniman presented a citation to The Vanguard Group on behalf of the Pennsylvania State Senate.

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