Ogeka, Richmond Promoted at Kutztown University Foundation

Ogeka
Richmond

Alex Ogeka has been promoted to executive director of the Kutztown University Foundation and Ed Richmond has been promoted to associate executive director and chief financial officer of the foundation, effective immediately.

Ogeka and Richmond served as co-interim executive directors of the foundation the past two months. Prior to that, Ogeka held several leadership roles with the foundation and university, dating back to 2006. Richmond has been the foundation’s chief financial officer since 2009.

“On behalf of the KU Foundation Board, I want to congratulate Alex and Ed on their promotions,” said Bob Landis, president of the KU Foundation Board of Directors. “Alex and Ed have a long-standing connection with the university. Each has developed strong relationships — crucial to the short and long- Continue reading “Ogeka, Richmond Promoted at Kutztown University Foundation”

Jareth Monroe member of Exercise Science Club at Ashland University

Jareth Monroe of Hamburg is a member of Ashland University’s Exercise Science club.

Monroe, who is majoring in exercise science, is a 2013 graduate of Hamburg Area High School.

The Exercise Science Club at Ashland University is an active and chartered club offered to any student majoring in exercise science, as well as non-majors interested in the topic. In fall 2015, incoming exercise science majors had the opportunity to experience the new Mentorship Program, which paired upper class exercise science majors with those in the incoming freshman class. In addition to this program, members of this organization participate in annual fitness testing in the Ashland County School District, plan the AU Fit Fest, and work at AU health fairs.

No. 4 Women’s Soccer Earns Fourth Seed in Atlantic Regional

11/6/2017 | Women’s Soccer
NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Bracket | Team Reaction to Tournament Bid

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The fourth-ranked Kutztown University women’s soccer team has found out its fate. The Golden Bears (16-3-1 overall) were selected as the four seed of the Atlantic Regional in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, as was announced on Monday, Nov. 6.

KU has now earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in seven of the last nine years.

As the four seed, Kutztown will square off with fifth seed Notre Dame (OH) in the First Round of the Atlantic Regional at West Chester University on Friday, Nov. 10 at a time yet to be determined. The

Continue reading “No. 4 Women’s Soccer Earns Fourth Seed in Atlantic Regional”

Kutztown University Rugby Programs Promoted to Elite Status

The Kutztown University men’s and women’s rugby clubs have been promoted to Elite Status, effective January 2018.

The Elite Status level was developed by the university administration to enhance the support, both financially and operationally, for clubs that meet specific criteria. In order to receive consideration for Elite Status, clubs:

  • Must have a coach that is approved and hired by Recreational Services. The coach must meet national coaching standards of the sport’s governing body.
  • Cannot be a duplicate of a sponsored varsity sport at KU.
  • Must compete in a sport that is generally recognized as an NCAA or Olympic Sport.
  • Must have a National Governing Body in which it is affiliated.
  • Must compete on the collegiate club level and be a member of a league.
  • Must exist for at least five years at KU and must show a history of successful leadership and organization.
  • Must conduct all fundraising and alumni activities in consultation with the KU Foundation and Alumni Relations.
  • Must compete at the highest level with the potential to gain national recognition for the university. Strongest consideration will be given to those competing at the Division I level.
  • Must demonstrate an ability to recruit both nationally and internationally.
  • Must provide the necessary information in a timely manner for game results and publicity.

Continue reading “Kutztown University Rugby Programs Promoted to Elite Status”

Women’s Swimming Wraps Up Tri-Meet with East Stroudsburg and California (PA)

11/4/2017 | Women’s Swimming
EAST STROUDSBURG | The Kutztown University women’s swimming team took home silver medal finishes in 3-of-11 events on Saturday afternoon to conclude its tri-meet with fellow-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) competitors, East Stroudsburg University and California (PA) University.

In the team score category, KU was defeated by ESU, 268-136, and downed by Cal, 223-181, in its penultimate meet before the Franklin and Marshall Invitational, which is traditionally the peak of the regular season.

Lindsay Brenneman recorded the first second-place finish of day two for the Golden Bears, touching the wall with a time of 18.47.29 in the 1650-free, a mark which will qualify her in this event for the PSAC postseason.

Freshman Katerina Parowski became Kutztown’s second first-year to claim silver, finishing in the No. 2 spot in the 50-free, clocking in at 26.18.

The foursome of Parowski, Frank, Alison McLaughlin and Carly Wise turned in the Maroon and

Continue reading “Women’s Swimming Wraps Up Tri-Meet with East Stroudsburg and California (PA)”

Men’s Basketball Voted Eighth in D2CCA Atlantic Region Preseason Poll

11/6/2017 | Men’s Basketball
KUTZTOWN | The Kutztown University men’s basketball team was voted eighth in the first Division Two Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) Atlantic Region preseason poll, released on Monday.

D2CCA will sponsor regional and national basketball polls this season for the fourth time. The regional poll is determined by a six-man committee comprised of two representatives from each of the region’s three conferences (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Mountain East and CIAA). The national poll, with two sports information director representatives from each of the eight NCAA Division II regions, will be released each Tuesday, beginning tomorrowNov. 7.

It is important to note that this is not the official poll that will ultimately decide who makes the NCAA

Continue reading “Men’s Basketball Voted Eighth in D2CCA Atlantic Region Preseason Poll”

LISTEN: Interviews with Janet Malouf and Bernie Driscoll on the KUSSI Halftime Report

11/5/2017 | Men’s Basketball
KUTZTOWN | The KUSSI Halftime Report from Saturday’sroad football game on Nov. 4, is now available online. Hear from women’s basketball head coach Janet Malouf and men’s basketball head coach Bernie Driscoll on this week’s halftime report.

Bowling Gets Seventh at FDU Jamboree

11/5/2017 | Women’s Bowling
STRATFORD | The Kutztown University women’s bowling team won two of its three matches on Sunday, Day Three of the FDU Jamboree, and finished in seventh place out of 15 teams with an 8-4 overall mark from the weekend tournament.

The eight wins is the most by KU at the event since the 2013 season when it won nine.

The Golden Bears opened the day with a 926-874 loss to No. 22 Franklin Pierce in the bracket round. The Ravens also got the better of KU on day two, Saturday, Nov. 4.

The Maroon and Gold bounced back in their next match, defeating Felician for the second time over the weekend, by a 856-815 score.

In the third and final match of the event, KU took down Caldwell 877-805.

Angela Kozma led the KU lineup with a 19.9 frame average through 30 frames. Also through 30 frames, Keanna Delp held a 17.75 average, and Jenn Fitts had a 17.72 frame average through 27 frames.

Kutztown is now 20-7 overall on the season. KU returns to action on Friday, Nov. 17 at the UMES Hawk Classic.

Kutztown Borough Police Department blotter

Oct. 27, 2017

  • Police arrested Evan Bray, 23, of Belvidere, N.J., for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 400 block of College Blvd.

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Police arrested Chad Reinsel, 23, of Reading, for Violation of the Borough Peace and Good Order Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W Main St.
  • Police arrested Evan Baskerville, 2,4 of Bethlehem, for Public Drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Normal Ave.
  • Police arrested Caleb Dixon, 19, of Spring City, for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.
  • Police arrested Robert Scharf, 18, of Wayne, N.J., for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of Noble St.
  • Police arrested Dylan Burns, 19, of Blackwood, N.J., for Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of S Baldy St.

Oct. 29, 2017

  • Police arrested Ryan O’Neill, 25, of Danielsville, for Violation of the Borough Peace and Good Order Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W Main St.
  • Police arrested Pim Gautier, 25, of Hackettstown, N.J., for Violation of the Borough Peace and Good Order Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 00 block of S Whiteoak St.
  • Police arrested Noah Gambler, 20, of Mertztown, for Public Drunkenness and for Violation of the Borough Open Container Ordinance following an incident that occurred in the 100 block of E Main St.

Oct. 30, 2017

  • After completing their investigation, Police arrested Julia Cummiskey, 21, of Mertztown; Kalee Fuegel, 21, of Philadelphia; and Lydia Garay, 22, of Millmont Park, for Violation of the Borough Noise Ordinance following an incident that occurred at 319 W Walnut St. A Disruptive Conduct Report was also issued.