SEASON PREVIEW: Golden Bears Taking Momentum into 2018 and Aim to Remain Among PSAC’s Best

8/20/2018 | Football
Schedule | Roster

KUTZTOWN – The Kutztown University football team has put itself in contention for a division title the last three years. Returning 16 starters, expectations remain high for the 2018 Golden Bears. KU won five of its final six games last year and looks to its returning talent to pick up where the team left off.

Kutztown scored nearly 40 points per game last year on its way to an 8-3 record and 5-2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division for a third-place finish. While the offense posted numbers among the program’s best in its 100+ year history, the Golden Bear defense held teams to less than 20 points per game for the first time since 2001.

While Kutztown was able to pull out some close wins – five-point win at Mercyhurst and a fourth-down stop inside the 5-yardline to defeat Slippery Rock by eight in the season finale – KU can also look at two of its three losses as ‘ones that got away’. Kutztown lost in the final minute against both Assumption and

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Lebanon Valley College Names Resident Assistants

Lebanon Valley College Names Resident Assistants

ANNVILLE – Lebanon Valley College named 51 students as Resident Assistants for the upcoming academic year. An RA oversees a floor or wing in a residence hall, serving as a resource for residential students and providing a residential environment conducive to the overall development of students.

Local students serving as RAs include:

  • Cesar Flores of Reading, a graduate of Reading Senior High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science and doctor of physical therapy in exercise science and physical therapy.
  • Savannah Toth of Douglassville, a graduate of Daniel Boone Jr-Sr High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in neuroscience.

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

BLOTTER: Kutztown Borough Police Department

Aug. 17, 2018

  • Police investigated a report of vandalism to a building after it was reported that a no parking signed was burnt following an incident that occurred at Fitness By Ina, 80 Herring Alley.

Aug. 18, 2018

  • Police arrested Jeremy Pyne, 21, of Oley, for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, operating a vehicle without financial responsibility and traffic control signals following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of West Main St.
  • Police arrested Michael Jones, 33, of Kutztown, for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and for careless driving following an incident that occurred at the intersection of N. Whiteoak and Wentz streets.

Aug. 20, 2018

  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Michael Jones, 33, of Kutztown, for harassment/physical contact following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 200 block of E. Walnut Street.

Aug. 21, 2018

  • Police investigated the report of theft of a dirt bike missing following an incident that occurred at Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. Whiteoak St.

Upcoming Muhlenberg Community Library Fall 2018 fundraisers that are on sale now:

Upcoming Muhlenberg Community Library Fall 2018 fundraisers that are on sale now:

Designer Bag BINGO

http://www.berkslibraries.org/events/designer-bag-bingo
Sunday, September 23rd, noon to 4pm at the Muhlenberg High School Cafeteria. $25 Advance Tickets available at Muhlenberg Community Library. Tickets will be available for $30 At The Door at the MHS cafeteria. *Please bring check or cash to purchase tickets at the door.NYC Bus Trip to see Harry Potter exhibit

http://www.berkslibraries.org/events/nyc-bus-trip-0
Friday, October 26th, 8am-9:30pm. Visit the New York Historical Society Museum & Library for a guided tour of Harry Potter: A History of Magic. Then enjoy free time in NYC! $70 per person.More Fall fun at Muhlenberg Community Library:

Fall Book Sale
Wednesday, October 10th through Saturday, October 13th
Hardcover, paperbacks, audiobooks, music CDs and DVD movies for great prices!
Wed. Thurs. 10:00 AM-7:30 PM, Friday 10:00 AM –1:30 PM
Sat.–$5 for a Bag Full of Books from  9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Under A Spell At MCL
Saturday, October 20th
Children’s Events, 10 AM-12 PM
Trunk-or-Treat, Hay Bale Maze, Pumpkin Craft, & Face Painting (*Hay Bale Maze will be available weather permitting)
12-12:15 PM, Costume Contest
2-3 PM, Children’s Movie
Teen & Adult Events, 1-2 PM
Dreamcatcher Craft & a Halloween Escape Challenge
2-3 PM, *Ghost Stories with Charles J. Adams, III. *Not included with basic admission.
3:30 PM, Basket Raffle Drawing
The Miller-Keystone Blood Mobile will be onsite during this event. Get a pair of vampire teeth for donating with the blood mobile!
All Day Basic: $5 (excludes Charlie Adams)
Charlie Adams Special: $10 (all other events included)
Children 0-2 years & non-participating adults accompanying children are free

Lehigh University Welcomes Class of 2022

Lehigh University Welcomes Class of 2022

BETHLEHEM – Lehigh University is thrilled to officially welcome the Class of 2022. The incoming class represents an accomplished, diverse group of students who hail from represent 44 U.S. states and 43 international countries and territories. Congratulations on your enrollment at Lehigh – we are proud to call you one of our own!

  • Ariana Fantasia-Davis of Birdsboro
  • Benjamin Aulenbach of Womelsdorf
  • Adriana Perez-Flores of Reading
  • Jonathan Garcia of Reading
  • Mericel Mirabal of Reading
  • Jonathan Yepez-Guzman of Reading
  • Trevor Thenga of Reading

Eliza Meals enrolls at Widener University as Apogee Scholar

Eliza Meals enrolls at Widener University as Apogee Scholar

CHESTER – Widener University is pleased to welcome 15 freshmen who have enrolled at the university as Apogee Scholars.

Apogee Scholars are recognized by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener for their high potential to lead positive change on campus and in their communities. The students were all recipients of Widener High School Leadership Awards, and each received a $20,000 scholarship to attend Widener.

As High School Leadership Award recipients, all of the students were nominated by their high schools for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools.

Apogee Scholars make significant leadership contributions within the university community. They plan and execute Widener’s annual Courage Day, and participate in the national Collegiate Leadership Competition, as well as attend lectures and special programs on campus. They also attend workshops on leadership through the Oskin Leadership Institute, where they are able to earn leadership certificates as they also complete coursework in their chosen academic disciplines.

The class of 2022 Apogee Scholars include:

Eliza Meals, of Fleetwood, who attended Oley Valley High School and plans to pursue management.

“I am excited to begin working with this new group of Apogee Scholars,” Hal Shorey, director of the Oskin Leadership Institute said. “These are very special students who have already demonstrated the capacity to lead. We pride ourselves in helping them develop the courage and moral character needed to become leaders in their chosen fields, their communities, and in the larger society.”

REMINDER: 4:30 p.m. today – meet the new Central Penn president

REMINDER: 4:30 p.m. today – meet the new Central Penn president

SUMMERDALE – Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams will make her official public debut as Central Penn College’s 10th president at “Something to Celebrate” Aug. 30, 2018, at the college’s Conference Center in Summerdale.

The event is open to the larger Central Penn community, including local residents, students, faculty, staff, alumni, business owners, nonprofit leaders and government officials.

“Central Penn College is such an integral part of the community, and one of my goals as president is to build and expand on those key relationships,” said Fedrizzi-Williams, who began her official duties June 19.

In spring 2019, there will be an official inauguration ceremony at the Summerdale campus, date and time still to be determined.

When: Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.           

What: Celebration of Dr. Linda Fedrizzi-Williams being named Central Penn College’s 10th president

Where: The Conference Center at Central Penn College

Schedule

  • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Meet-and-greet hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails
  • 5:30 to 6 p.m. – Remarks by Dr. Fedrizzi-Williams and others
  • 6 to 7 p.m. – Music on the patio (moved to inside, if raining)

USD Torero Cassidy Kuhn of Reading named to the WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

USD Torero Cassidy Kuhn of Reading named to the WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Cassidy Kuhn was one of 150 Torero student-athletes named to the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2017-18 academic year.

Kuhn is a member of the Women’s Cross Country/Track team.

The honor roll recognizes student-athletes who have balanced athletic success with academic excellence. To be considered for this honor, student-athletes must have earned a varsity letter in a sport the conference determined a champion in the recently completed academic year.

Fogarty-Harnish and Duluth Huskies in Summer Collegiate World Series Final

Fogarty-Harnish and Duluth Huskies in Summer Collegiate World Series Final
8/17/2018 | Baseball
Game 3 Live Video

KUTZTOWN – Kutztown University junior pitcher Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish and his summer league baseball team, the Duluth Huskies of the Northwoods League, are playing in a decisive game three of a best-of-three series in the Summer Collegiate World Series Aug. 17 at Wade Stadium in Duluth, Minn.

Fogarty-Harnish, who has made five relief appearances, is 1-0 with nine strikeouts in 12 innings pitched for the Huskies.

After falling in game one, Duluth bounced back to defeat Fond du Lac 8-1 in Game Two to force the deciding game three. The victory was Duluth’s first ever in the SCWS. The Huskies have a 50-26 overall record.

Fogarty-Harnish was voted to the All-PSAC East Second Team last season after pitching a total of 28.1 innings, going 5-2 in 15 appearances, both starting and in relief. He also picked up five saves, which ranks eighth in school history for a single-season.