Daily Brief

April 1, 2022

Dr. Greenstein and Mr. Donmoyer smiling and looking down at renovated desks

Newly-Renovated Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

State System chancellor Dr. Daniel Greenstein toured the newly-renovated Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center on North Campus with director Patrick Donmoyer. The Center is expected to open to the public later this year.

University Relations


Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger



On behalf of the Women’s Center, WGS, the KU Foundation and friends of Dr. Ann Gundry, we are saddened to share that Ann passed away peacefully on March 27.   Dr. Gundry taught at KU for 37 years in the department of physical education, until her retirement in 2004.  During her time here, Ann served as the director to the Women’s Center from 1991-2004, and was a founding faculty member of what was then called the Women’s Studies Minor.  Ann created several student scholarships, and was active in the faculty union, APSCUF.  She established the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the Kutztown University Women’s Center and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, which allowed us to bring Madonna Thunderhawk, Ilyasah Shabazz and Feminista Jones to campus. Ann paved the way for so much of what we do through Allies, FMLA, WGS and both the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center. We are grateful to have known such a remarkable, generous, determined human.  A remembrance reception will be held on Ann’s birthday April 18. Please join us 4 p.m. Monday, April 18, Old Main Concourse to celebrate Dr. Ann Gundry.  RSVP encouraged but not required, to Dina Hayduk, hayduk@kutztown.edu.

Women's Center

RPO Pcard Forms

Going forward, please remember to use the RPO Pcard Change/Exception form and the RPO Pcard Enrollment request. Pcard Change/Exceptions Request: https://apps.kutztown.edu/forms/?ID=PURPurchasingCard; Pcard Enrollment Request: https://apps.kutztown.edu/forms/?ID=PURPurchasingCardEnroll. Please reach out to Mary Vink, mvink@passhe.edu if you have any questions. Thank you.

Mary Vink, RPO Procurement

Addendum to Religious Holiday Email

Although it was in my draft, I missed another April holiday in yesterday's email.   Easter holidays for Orthodox Christians are April 21-24.  Please also be mindful of Orthodox Christian students, staff, and faculty that may be celebrating and traveling. Thank you.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach

Autism Awareness Speaker Coming to KU

Did you know April is Autism Awareness Month? The most recent studies have shown that around 2% of the global population is diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As it becomes more common, individuals who are part of the autistic community and those who work closely with them continue to work towards a wider awareness of what autism can look like, since it is different for every individual, as well as towards acceptance for everyone. Ben Hartranft was diagnosed with autism at age two and has lived through the same struggles that many individuals within the autistic community have seen. Through the Eagles Autism Challenge, Ben found a passion for advocating and motivating others and has been using that passion to spread his story--a story of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion for every individual, no matter their differences. Come out to KU’s Schaeffer Auditorium 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 to hear Ben share his story with KU and the Kutztown community. Free tickets are available to the general public, faculty and staff through KU Presents!; and for students on Engage. For more information on Ben, visit his website at: https://www.benergy1.com/

Megan Rutter, Office of Disability Services

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, Old Main concourse (east side). Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 103 Academic Forum.  The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514  Passcode: 428969. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and April 2022 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Steve Lem, University Senate

MaryJo Rosania-Harvie Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces MaryJo Rosania-Harvie will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "Strength, Beauty, and Resilience: The Impact of Self Reflection and Exploration of Memory on Postmodern Feminist Educators, Inside and Outside the Classroom," 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 8, via Zoom

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Lori G. Berryman Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Lori G. Berryman will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "Another Empty Seat: Educators’ Experiences with Trauma and Grief After a Student Death," 9 a.m. Friday, April 15 via Zoom. 

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 4 8 a.m. ITS ON US Campaign
McFarland Student Union/Library Lawn
April 4 2 p.m. Courageous Conversations
223 McFarland Student Union
April 4 6 p.m. Clay Club visiting Artist Domenic Frunzi
108 Sharadin Arts Building
April 4 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic Youtube
April 5 5 p.m. Autism Awareness Speaker
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 6 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, 106 Student Rec Center
April 6 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
April 7 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
135 Rickenbach Learning Center Auditorium
April 7 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
April 8 7 p.m. ACT Spring Music Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 9 7 p.m. ACT Spring Music Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 12 10:30 a.m. Wellness Social 
223 McFarland Student Union

Date Time Event
April 2 Noon (DH) Baseball vs. Shepherd
North Campus Field
(Live Stats)
April 2 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. West Chester
Keystone Field
(Live Stats | Live Video)
April 2 3 p.m. Acro & Tumbling vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena
(Live Video)

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.