Presidential Inauguration of John R. Loyack to be held Friday, March 20, 2020
Alvernia University President John R. Loyack Francis Hall

Alvernia Advantage 

Transformation of the Individual and Community

The Board of Trustees of Alvernia University is pleased to announce the inauguration of John R. Loyack as the seventh president on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. in the university's Physical Education Center. The public is welcome to attend the ceremony.

In honor of President Loyack's inauguration, the campus community has organized a number of events and special activities for students, faculty and staff, and the community.

 


 

Accommodations

For those attending Inauguration from out of town, a block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading.

When making reservations identify yourself as a guest of the Alvernia University Inauguration.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading, 701 Penn Street, Reading, PA 19601, 610-375-8000.

Public Activities and Events

Monk/Sand Mandala - An Interfaith Event

Sunday - Thursday, March 15-19, 2020 - All Day | Francis Hall Atrium


*somewhat* - An Arts Event 

Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 7:30 PM | Francis Hall Theatre


"Welcoming the Other" - A Common Heart program

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 7:00 PM | McGlinn Conference Center

Common Heart will be an evening of interfaith dialogue led by Fr. Phil Rogers, Rabbi Brian Michelson, and Elsayed Elmarzouky, with Buddhist Losang Samten as a special guest.


CollegeTowne Panel Discussion & Reception

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (reception to follow)  | Francis Hall Theatre

A faculty-staff panel discussion on the University's Reading CollegeTowne initiative and its impact on business, the environment, healthcare, community engagement, politics, and the University's math and engineering programs.


Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Physical Education Center


Inauguration Reception 

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Physical Education Center

All are invited to a reception to greet President Loyack immediately following the ceremony. Please RSVP to Kristin Eck at kristin.eck@alvernia.edu.

Student Activities and Events

Faculty, Staff and Student Kickball Game

Monday, March 16, @ 4:00 PM | The PLEX


Fire & Ice

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Main Campus: Physical Education Center


Campus Community Luncheon

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Student Center


Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Physical Education Center


Inauguration Reception 

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Physical Education Center

All are invited to a reception to greet President Loyack immediately following the ceremony. Please RSVP to Kristin Eck at kristin.eck@alvernia.edu.


Inauguration Day of Service - Penn Street Cleanup

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - All Day | Penn Street corridor

"Greening and cleaning" in downtown Reading. Student will participate in planting and general cleanup of over 24 city blocks. Check back for more details or contact Courtney Bieber, Reading Collegiate Scholars Program Manager, at courtney.bieber@alvernia.edu.

Faculty and Staff Activities and Events

Faculty, Staff and Student Kickball Game

Monday, March 16, @ 4:00 PM | The PLEX


Employee Recognition Event

Tuesday, March 17 @ 2:00 PM | McGlinn Conference Center


CollegeTowne Panel Discussion & Reception

Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (reception to follow)  | Francis Hall Theatre

A faculty-staff panel discussion on the University's Reading CollegeTowne initiative and its impact on business, the environment, healthcare, community engagement, politics, and the University's math and engineering programs.


Campus Community Luncheon

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Student Center


Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 3:00 PM | Physical Education Center

Please RSVP to Kristin Eck at kristin.eck@alvernia.edu if you will be attending the inauguration ceremony and reception. If you plan on attending and wearing your Academic Regalia, please note that in your email.


Inauguration Reception 

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Physical Education Center

All are invited to a reception to greet President Loyack immediately following the ceremony. Please RSVP to Kristin Eck at kristin.eck@alvernia.edu.

Delegates

Check back for information specific to delegates.

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