Daily Brief

April 24, 2024

Spring Day at Kutztown University

Administrative Professionals Day; Thank You from President Hawkinson

Today is Administrative Professionals Day and I want to thank the many administrative professionals at our university for the wonderful service they provide to our students, faculty and staff. It is important to recognize your contributions in helping us to fulfill our mission. As administrative professionals, you provide the fundamental attributes that give structure to the day, and you provide the frame to many actions. You are the foundation of your department or unit, the cog that holds the wheel together, the water that primes the well. Especially on a college campus, the administrative professional is the one most likely to have the institutional history, experience and dedication to ensure the office runs smoothly. You are often selfless in your commitment to help students, supervisors, peers and others. As professionals, and caring people, you will rise up to face adversity and not hesitate to put in the extra effort to complete a task or project. This university is stronger because of the good work you do. Thank you, for all you do for Kutztown University.

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, President


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

A cold front approaches the area today but it doesn't have much uplift potential. Some scattered showers in the morning with the frontal passage. Conditions begin to improve by the afternoon. High temperature near 67.


First Destination Outcome Survey

Please remind graduating students to complete their First Destination Career Outcomes Survey in Handshake before graduation (and again at three and six months). Employer and graduate school information is shared with academic departments for your use and benefit.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


Call to Faculty for Certified ScrumMaster Instructor

KU Advance is planning to offer a Certified ScrumMaster Course (CSM). The certification course must be taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. If you're a faculty member with the passion and expertise to lead the CSM, we invite you to join us in this exciting venture. Please email interest and qualifications by Monday, April 29, to extendedlearning@kutztown.edu. Please contact Lori Lentz at ext. 3-4478 for any questions or concerns.

Office of the Vice Provost

Last Day for Tutoring

The last day for tutoring for Spring 2024 is Wednesday, May 1. Students can sign up for tutoring in Starfish by using the "Tutor" link next to their course or by using the "I Need Help" button. If a student would like to meet with a trained peer to discuss time management, organizational skills or test-taking strategies, an Academic Peer Mentor (APM) is a great resource. Students can sign up for APMs in Starfish under "My Services." Please encourage your students to take advantage of these services. Tutoring Services is located at 26 Rohrbach Library. Contact Tutoring Services at 610-683-4207 or tutor@kutztown.edu with questions or visit the website for additional information.

Adam Troxel, Tutoring Services

GEPAC Rating Day Professional Development Event

We invite faculty to join us 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, MSU, for Gen Ed Rating Day. All norming and rating for general education A1-A4 work products (written and oral communication) collected in Fall 2023 will take place during this dedicated workshop time. The new Category A: Analytic Rubrics can be found here. We are excited to continue developing analytic rubrics as they provide dimensional outcomes for the entire SLO. This process will help us close the loop as we take these outcomes back into the classroom for improved student learning. Thanks to everyone who participated in the revising process for these rubrics. Coffee and lunch will be served at the event. Please register at the link below. For any questions or concerns, please email gepac@kutztown.edu.

General Education Program and Assessment Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 24-27 -- Bearfest 45
April 24 11:30 a.m. Dissertation Defense: Kealsey McNeil
April 24 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse 
April 24 3 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: Graffiti Workshop
113 Sharadin
April 24 7 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: Writing Workshop
Multicultural Center
April 24 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble II
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 25 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
April 25 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
April 25 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
April 25 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble I
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 29 1 p.m. Title III Grant Information Session
April 30 9 a.m. LVHN Mobile Mammograms
Student Recreation Center
April 30 Noon  Title III Grant Information Session
183 MSU
April 30 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate A
183 MSU
April 30 6:30 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 1 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate B
183 MSU
May 1 7:30 p.m. Concert: Jazz Ensemble II
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 2 Noon Integrating Generative AI into Your Work
Zoom (RSVP)

Date Time Event
April 26 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)
April 27 Noon Women's Lacrosse vs. Millersville 
Keystone Field (Video | Stats)


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 , 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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .