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August 22, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Ursus Aureus, Inc., a subsidiary of the Kutztown University Foundation, held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at the site of the future Hampton Inn and Suites.
L to R: Ed Richmond, director, Ursus Aureus, Inc.; John Acanfora, director, Ursus Aureus, Inc.; Jeremy Dollar, Hilton Hotels; Gary Day, Pa. State Representative; Tom Heck, chair, KU Council of Trustees; Cynthia Shapira, chair, Pa. State System of Higher Education Board of Governors; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Scott Dorn '79, chair, Ursus Aureus, Inc. Board of Directors; Bob Landis, chair, Kutztown University Foundation Board of Directors; Allen Leiby, chair, Maxatawny Township Board of Supervisors; James Schlegel, mayor, Borough of Kutztown; Vince Difonzo, TKo Hospitality Management; John Eltringham, director, Ursus Aureus, Inc., and Alex Ogeka, executive director, Kutztown University Foundation.

Ursus Aureus, Inc., a subsidiary of the Kutztown University Foundation, held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday at the site of the future Hampton Inn and Suites. The project will bring 100 new hotel rooms to the community and support KU students at the same time. Based on market studies and financial forecasts, the hotel investment will earn a rate of return significantly in excess of our traditional portfolio, thereby increasing the amount of scholarships the Foundation can provide to KU students.


Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger
Low pressure lifts into Quebec during the day. Trailing cold front to swing through late afternoon to early evening. With the low and a sharp trough over the northeastern United States expect considerable cloudiness and periodic shower activity during the morning and early afternoon hours. Once the cold front passes we will get some much needed relief: cooler temperatures and lower atmospheric moisture. Very refreshing air. High temperature in the low-80s. Winds west at 9-11 mph. Rainfall totals less than 0.1 inches with higher amounts where storms occur.


Come to the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration on Friday, Aug. 24, to find out who will be named Employee of the Year from the 12 Employees of the Month below.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources
     Michael Regensburger, Kutztown University Radio
     Jean Koncsics, Academic Enrichment
     Barry Peterson, College of Visual and Performing Arts
     Annette Christman, Art and Art History
     Tanya Faust, College of Education
     Timothy Flannery, Intercollegiate Athletic Services
     Heather Fronheiser, Undergraduate Admissions
     Benjamin Trout, Registrar's Office
     Nancy Brynildsen, Retention and Student Success
     Miguel Nieves-Diaz, Library and Learning Technologies
     Johnee Border, Financial Aid Services
Click on the link below for the online registration.
     Office of the President
If you haven't heard the news, our campus photographer has been offered a great opportunity at another institution. Our marketing and communications team is currently conducting a search and we hope to fill the position by late fall. In the meantime, please know that we are only covering select events. If you have upcoming photo requests, we are happy to work with you to identify a solution, but please know, we may not have direct resources/budget to meet all requests.
     Sharon Tercha, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications

Most people in Berks County know about the Spotted Lanternfly. This colorful insect, originally from China, is currently active establishing new nesting sites and are visible as you walk around campus. The good news is that they are harmless to humans, but remain a nuisance. They have been damaging fruit trees, grapevines and other types of greenery. The KU Landscape and Logistics staff is treating select trees in high impact areas. As you move about campus, we ask for your patience while this matter is being addressed.
     Terry Brown, Facilities


Aug. 23

11 a.m. Website Redesign Presentation
260 Boehm
Aug. 24 8 a.m. Faculty/Staff Convocation and Celebration Breakfast
Lobby, Schaeffer Auditorium
Aug. 24 9 a.m. Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration
Schaeffer Auditorium
Aug. 26 11 a.m. Freshman Convocation
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Aug. 30 11 a.m. Unity Day
Schaeffer Lawn


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Aug. 23

7 p.m. VB vs. NYIT
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
Aug. 24 10:30 a.m. VB vs. Salem
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
Aug. 24 5 p.m. VB vs. Goldey-Beacom
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)





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