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r. Greg Weisenstein is genial, genuine and smiles routinely. If he has to explain something in order for you to fully understand his position, he does so in measured sentences, weighing the individual value of each word. He deftly navigates questions to circumvent any apparent negativity. He’s excellent at speaking politically, yet his answers always satisfy. It is a specific skillset he developed outside of academia – after all, he hasn’t always been the President of West Chester University. He has found himself on advisory committees under Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and discussed national education policy with President George W. Bush. He has even represented the United States in direct talks with the former General Secretary of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev. A picture of the Soviet Union’s last leader and a younger, dark-haired Dr. Weisenstein sits on the windowsill of his office. In his time at West Chester University he has been an advocate for environmental policy, appointing the school’s first sustainability coordinator and guiding the campus to smarter energy consumption through a transition to geothermal power. His work with incorporating veteran’s programs at the university has earned him the prestigious General William E. DePuy Award, the Cadet Command’s highest honor. Considering all he has accomplished, it is no surprise that Dr. Weisenstein is a busy man, so we were grateful that he made the time to sit down with us and discuss the role of the university within this community. 

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Despite all that’s on his plate, Dr. Weisenstein is always quick to crack a smile Photo Adam Jones How long have you been in West Chester? My wife and I arrived here three years ago this past February. We have grown very fond of the community. And you just came for the job? We did. Where were you before here? At the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. What was your position? Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. On a personal level, how do you enjoy the community? Oh, my wife Sandra and I love the community. It’s a fantastic place to live. It’s convenient to everything: air travel, major cities on the East Coast, and right in downtown West Chester are fabulous restaurants, and wonderful little stores. We very much enjoy our time here. I imagine it’s a bit different than Grand Forks. Much warmer. It is quite a bit different in many ways. The people in North Dakota are fantastic people, but we’ve found the same kind of people live here: people who are willing to help each other, people who are concerned about each other, concerned about the welfare of their community. These are the things that are important to Sandra and I because both of us have always been involved in the community. To what extent? Sandra was vice president of the chamber and chair of business promotions in South Seattle, because she was a small business owner when we lived in that area. I’ve sat on chamber executive boards myself. We have always been engaged and involved in our communities. Was University of North Dakota very tied into the community? It was tied into the community quite well because Grand Forks was a community that wanted to grow. For a num-

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ber of very legitimate reasons, it was important that the community continued to grow, and the university was a major part of allowing that to happen. At one point the city made available a considerable amount of money to help the university with recruiting. They realized the quickest way for their community to grow would be to enable the university to continue to grow. Should we expect to see continued growth at West Chester University? Yes. But not in the way it has for the past decade. Over the course of the last ten years or so the growth that we’ve seen at the university has been right here in the borough. However, over the next couple of years you can expect to see growth through off-site locations like the graduate business center in Greenhill Corporate Park. Maybe you’ll even see some branch campuses in the future. Why has there been this shift? Well, our growth needs to be based on what the community can absorb. Additionally, our old plan was to attain excellence. We’ve done that. Now we intend to build on excellence, like implementing doctoral programs. Would you say that West Chester University is very involved with the community, or would you say there are almost two distinct communities? West Chester is very involved with the community. In 2010 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching included us in their Community Engagement Classification. Only 115 institutions earned this classification. So students are active in the community. Is the community interacting with the university? We’d like to encourage the community to become more involved with the university. We’re a cultural center here in the borough, and we want people to see us as a resource. This university is a great university because of this community, and we’d like to help make it better. WCP


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SUMMER Thursdays Photos by Paul “MRSA” Imburgia

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While Keith Kubatka may have been promoted to manager, he still puts in his time behind the bar here in West Chester

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Meet Our Bartender Of The Month From Kooma Name: Keith Kubatka Age: 36 Hometown: Downingtown What brought you to West Chester? Same as a lot of other people, I came here for school. I transferred from Pittsburgh to West Chester University. Are you still living in the area? Yeah. I met my wife while in college, and we’ve been in the area ever since. We now have a son named Maks and a home out in Downingtown. What did you do after school? I managed at The Rat. I was there for eight years Does that mean you were there when it closed down? I actually left before it closed, back in ‘06. From there I worked a variety of jobs in Exton, Manayunk and Philadelphia. How did you get involved with Kooma? Well, I started when they opened in Wilmington. When I first came on I was a bartender, but I worked my way up to manager within like a year. How’d you end up working in West Chester? The owners wanted to familairize me with the way things worked up here in West Chester to prepare for when we open the new location on Church Street. I’ll be managing there. Oh, so we’re officially confirming the new location on the record? [Laughing] Yeah. I had to check with John and Scott, our owners, before sitting down for this interview. But they said I can talk about it.

Great, because I think a lot of people want to hear about it. What’s happening? Well, obviously we’re moving there because it’s bigger. And, while the owners’ focus has always been on food – and we will be expanding the menu – it offers us a great opportunity to expand our nightlife. That’s a lot to tackle. Let’s talk about the food first. You’re expanding the menu? Our bibimbab dishes have always been popular, so we’re going to be adding some new ones. We’ve got a new chef in here, David Ngo, and he has some great new ideas for other items that we’re trying out as specials here, getting customer feedback, then adding to the menu in the new location. Will there be any new specialty rolls? Absolutely. We are expanding the sushi, too. And, while we’re bringing in some new rolls, we’ll still keep what’s working. And nightlife? Our owners travelled around the country, visiting high-end clubs, and they’re going to bring a Vegas feel to the new location. We’ll still have a family feel, but after the dinner hour passes, the nightlife will set in. What’s your nightlife like now? Primarily we get a great happy hour crowd and a lot of people who come in before dinner for a drink. It’s usually pretty easy to talk them into having more than just the one. Maybe coax them into a signature martini, like a French Whore or a Sexual Chocolate. Can you print those names? [Editor’s Note: Yes, yes we can]

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10th Annual West Chester Rotary

Chili Cookoff Sunday 10/14/2012

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Service Above Self

West Chester Rotary Club President Jeannie McGinn is already excited for this year’s Chili Cookoff The West Chester Rotary Chili Cookoff is just around the corner, and it has become one of the borough’s favorite events. (And I know it is mine!) This year the event celebrates its awesome 10th anniversary on Sunday, October 14. Over the course of those 10 years the Cookoff has grown immensely. The event now draws chili lovers from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia and beyond. In fact, this year it will be expanding from its traditional home and will now encompass High Street from Chestnut to Market and Gay Street from Walnut to High. Why has the event become such a big hit? Because who doesn’t like the opportunity to taste chili from more than 70 different teams for just $10? Yes, you heard that right: for one all-you-can eat $10 wristband, you can enjoy chili to your heart’s desire. Try them all, then go back for seconds and thirds. Best of all, proceeds from the event always go to charity, so you know your chili-eatin’ bucks are being put to a good cause. The event isn’t just about eating chili – it’s about judging it, too. There are several divisions, from non-profit, to business, to individual, but the big winner every year for Best Darn Chili is whomever brings home the People’s Choice Award. When you purchase your wristband you’re also handed wooden voting nickels, and as you try the chilis, pick out your favorite and offer them your wooden voting nickel. At the end of the day the event organizers count up all the wooden voting nickels and then (drum roll please) announce the People’s Choice Award at 3:30pm. While it is well known that Rotarians were the first to put “fun” into the word fundraiser, often times the public isn’t aware of what happens to all the money that is raised through our chili wristband sales. Unlike other events in the borough, 100% of the chili wristband sales go right back to the needy in this community. In 2012 we will be giving more than $30,000 in grants to deserving recipients at an awards ceremony the public is invited to attend at 11:15am right on the Chili Cookoff Main Stage. Each spring the West Chester Rotary Club begins their annual grant process whereby eligible organizations can apply for a grant. The grant money we disburse comes solely from the West Chester Rotary Chili Cookoff. We hope that with your help each chili wristband sold this year will make a difference. Discount wristbands are available in advance of the big day at the rate of three for $25. You can purchase those tickets at the cookoff ’s website, WestChesterChiliCookoff.com. If you are reading this and thinking, “I Love Chili, I wonder how I can get involved?” You are in luck. There is still time to enter your team into the 10th Annual West Chester Rotary Chili Cookoff. Visit the website and enter your team today. If you need more information or have interest in being a vendor, please contact Sue Karr at 610-436-4400. jmcginn@thewcpress.com

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THEATRE IN THE PARK Photos by Paul Imburgia

July 27 Commonwealth Classic Theatre presented a free showing of “Our Town” in Everhart Park

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The Makeshift Chef

Chelsea Durning is a cook by trade, and she knows how to scrap up a delicious meal with what’s left in your cupboard Everyone knows that the best “back to school” food staple is Ramen Noodles. It is easy to make and easy on the wallet, although it may not always seem like the healthiest choice. But, with a little creativity, you can transform those noodles into a meal that’s both affordable and healthy. These are a few of my favorite Ramen recipes: Ramen Chicken Fingers • 1 pound Boneless Chicken Breast • 1 Package Ramen Noodles • 2 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning • 3 Eggs, beaten • 1 cup Flour • ½ cup Oil • Salt and Pepper, to taste Cut the chicken into strips. Heat the oil in a deep pan. Crush Ramen Noodles. Combine the flour, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Dip the chicken strips in the flour and shake off the excess flour. Dip in the egg mixture and then the crushed Ramen Noodles. Carefully place the breaded chicken into the hot oil. Cook on each side for three minutes. Asian Ramen Noodle Soup • 1 package Ramen Noodles (Shrimp flavored) • 3 cups Water • ¼ pound of fresh or frozen shrimp • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil • ½ cup Napa Cabbage, shredded • ½ cup Red Cabbage, shredded • 1 each of Red and Yellow peppers, thinly sliced • Scallions (green onions), thinly sliced Cook noodles for 3 minutes in boiling water. Strain off one cup of the water. Add the cabbages and peppers to the cooked noodles. In a pan, heat the oil and cook the shrimp until they are pink (cooked thoroughly). Add the cooked shrimp to the noodle and vegetable soup. Garnish with scallions. Cole Slaw Ramen Salad • 1 pound Red Cabbage • 1 bunch Scallions (green onions) • ½ cup slivered Toasted Almonds • ½ cup roasted, Salted Sunflower Seeds • 1 package Ramen Noodles (Vegetable flavored) • ½ cup Oil • ¼ cup Sugar • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar • Ramen Noodle flavor packet Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl. Mix oil, sugar, apple cider vinegar and Ramen noodle flavor packet. Toss dry ingredients with dressing and serve. cdurning@thewcpress.com

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Photo Adam Jones

Local Talent Showcasing the World-Class Artisans of West Chester Artist: Keith Reed Medium: Tattoo Have you always been an artist? Not really. I mean, I drew when I was a kid, but I went to a private school, and it was really academically driven. There wasn’t much of a focus on the arts. Then I moved to West Chester in ‘94 and graduated with a BA in history and a minor in philosophy from the University. And what did you plan to do with that? My intent was to pursue a graduate degree so I could go on to teach at the collegiate level, to research and maybe write a book. Then how did you end up here, an artist at X-treme Ink? I was getting tattooed here, and I noticed that a lot of people wanted to get body piercing done, but they didn’t have someone who could do piercing. At the time I had friends who were doing it, and I learned from them, so when one of the guys at the shop jokingly said to me, “Why don’t you do it?” I said, “Okay, I will.” How did you get into tattooing? I came on as a piercer in July of 2001, and I started learning how to tattoo while I was here. Richard Beardon had opened the shop in March of 2000, and he offered me the opportunity to learn from him. He became my mentor. You’re now a part owner in the shop? Yeah. Rich and I own it together now. He sort of retired from tattooing, so I run the day-to-day operations. What do you like about the artform? It’s not like any other. You have to have a certain level of training, because there is two parts to it: the artform, and the craft. It is a trade you have

“You can’t mess up because it’s not like putting paint on a canvas,” says Keith Reed. “These people are instilling a lot of trust in you.”

to learn. Plus, you have to build an audience, grow your clients. You can’t mess up because it’s not like putting paint on a canvas. These people are instilling a lot of trust in you. You’re only as good as your last tattoo. How good was your last tattoo? I’ve been especially proud of a lot of the work I’ve done lately. The more frequently you tattoo, the more you really get into it. It becomes more natural. What’s the longest you’ve ever worked on one piece? At one time? I’d say six to seven hours is probably the most, but I try not to work that long anymore. After a while it wears you out, and it’s like the law of diminshing returns. If someone were looking to get a tattoo, what would you counsel them to consider? First and foremost, look at the artist’s work. Everyone has a portfolio of the work they’ve done, and you can gauge from that... unless they’re a total scumbag and just stealing other people’s work. The next step is to find an artist who matches what you’re looking for. If you want something super realistic, don’t go to someone who is more traditional. Finally, ask around. People like to talk about their tattoos, and they’ll let you know how their experience was. As a shop owner, what do you stress to your clients and staff ? What I try to tell everybody is that we want to be a place where you can have a good experience. I want clients to walk away saying we listened, took our time, and made their tattoo seem important. You might do a million nice tattoos, but at the end of the day, if you’re known as a jerk, you’ve failed. WCP

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A Three-Letter Word Jill McDevitt is the proprietor of Feminique and holds a master’s degree in Human Sexuality

Sex school is almost complete! I’ve been working on my doctoral dissertation like a madwoman, and the countdown is on for when I will finish my Ph.D. in human sexuality, becoming the only person in the world with all three of their degrees, a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate, in sex. By the next issue, this article will come to you from Dr. Jill. I’m super excited! Here is a list of the top five things you probably didn’t know about sex school: 1. There is such a thing as sex school. When I tell people I’m a sexologist, the first question is usually, “That’s actually a degree program?” The answer is yes! Sexology is the scientific study of human sexual behavior, and it’s just like every other science that deals with human behavior, such as psychology, sociology and even economics – it has research methodologies, theories and constructs, peerreviewed academic journals, professional organizations, and graduate school programs. It’s just that instead of studying the behavior of thinking, spending, or legislating, it’s sex. 2. It’s sex, but it’s still school. I took exams, spent countless hours in the library, wrote research papers, had internships, worked on team projects, and did everything else people do when they are in school. And there were lectures, hours and hours long, on topics like how social positionality impacts the epistemology of sexual history and pedagogical methods for adolescents on hegemonic masculinity. After a given point, any topic, even sex, can get pretty dull. 3. It’s school, but it’s still sex. But it certainly wasn’t always dull. In my schooling I’ve made genitals out of clay, watched people get lit on fire (with consent) during a BDSM demonstration, and interviewed prostitutes in Amsterdam. Until you’ve been in a classroom with 20 people, everyone sitting at desks in rows, taking notes while watching 70s porn, you haven’t lived. 4. Homework can raise eyebrows. Homework for sex school can be an interesting experience. My school books have raised undergrad roommate’s eyebrows, homework assignments that involved interviewing peers left people in my dorm thinking I was crazy, and just recently, while doing schoolwork at the public library, the website I was using was blocked. It has always been a process having to explain to people, “Yes, I’m reading about ______ (you name it: orgies, foreskin, pregnant sex), but I swear, it’s for school!” 5. Classmates are companions. I have seen dozens of my classmates – and at least two professors – cry in the classroom. So many people have demons surrounding sexuality that, before you can be a professional and help other people with their problems, you have to work out yours. Entire classes have been dedicated to catharsis. Students talk about extremely difficult things like brutal rape experiences, issues with body image, and the pain of being ostracized by family for their gender or sexual orientation. In sex school, classmates often double as allies. jmcdevitt@thewcpress.com

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VINTAGE GARAGE SALE Photos by Paul Imburgia

August 3 Vendors, food and live music inside the Chestnut Street parking garage every first Friday through September

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VINTAGE GARAGE SALE Photos by Paul Imburgia

August 3 Vendors, food and live music inside the Chestnut Street parking garage every first Friday through September

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The Runway Mix

DJ Romeo curates a playlist that’s full of back to school hits for studying, chilling and – most importantly – partying Summer is the ultimate one-night stand... hot as hell, totally thrilling and gone before you know it. While the end of summer is disappointing, one of biggest perks of the season is the heat-seeking, chart-topping music that’s released for the youth of the nation to enjoy. These are the songs that will be blasting in dorm rooms and parties, shared on facebook and added to ipod playlists. They will accompany you as you study for a big exam and will help people enjoy some of the best days of their lives. djromeo@thewcpress.com Song of the Month Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”

Imagine Dragons are easy enough for studying, but good enough for chilling The Lumineers – “Ho Hey” Birdy Nam Nam – “Goin’ In” (Skrillex Goin’ Hard Mix) Meek Mill ft. Drake – “Amen” Alex Clare – “Too Close” Nas – “The Don” Karmin – “Hello” (Laidback Luke Mix) Bridgit Mendler – “Ready or Not” No Doubt – “Settle Down” Nicki Minaj – “Pound the Alarm” 50 Cent, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys – “New Day” Maroon 5 – “One More Night” Florence and The Machine – “Spectrum” (Calvin Harris Remix) Avicii vs. Lenny Kravitz – ���Superlove” Justin Bieber ft. Big Sean – “As Long As You Love Me” Green Day – “Oh Love” Of Monsters & Men – “Mountain Sound” Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)” Mac Miller – “Missed Calls” MGK ft. Ester Dean – “Invincible”

september 2012 | thewcpress.com

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The WC Press - Section 2 - September 2012