Daily Brief

April 26, 2024

Photo of Brett Santos with Kutztown University campus background

Brett Santos Named Director of New Student Orientation

Mr. Brett Santos '20 '22M has been named the new director of New Student Orientation (NSO). Santos has been the assistant director of Admissions/Campus Visit Experience at Arcadia University (Glenside, Pa.) for the past two years. Prior to that, he was an active undergraduate and graduate student here at KU. As an undergraduate, he was a tour guide and worked for NSO as a facilitator and student program coordinator. As a graduate student, Santos was the graduate assistant for NSO and also did internships with the KU registrar's office, the KU student success office and at Albright College Office of Admissions. Santos will begin his new role Monday, May 6 - welcome back to KU. We want to thank the search committee and everyone who came to the open forums for the candidates and provided your feedback. Also a very big thank you to Dr. Lisa Grabowski, who has led NSO for the past 10 years and been of service to KU for the past 24 years. She will retire at the end of May after helping to onboard Santos and continuing to work hard to prepare for summer connections.

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students

Administrative Breakfast

Breakfast for Administrative Professionals Day

President Hawkinson hosted the annual breakfast for Administrative Professionals Day Wednesday, April 24. Thank you to our administrative professionals for the service they provide to our students, faculty and staff.

University Relations


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

High pressure over New England will create cool easterly winds. Mostly sunny skies after some morning frost. High temperature near 62.


Campus Climate Sexual Assault Survey

Today is the final day for students to submit their responses to the Campus Climate Sexual Assault Survey, by midnight. All undergraduate students received emails from "announcements" with this information, twice, and a third and final reminder went out Thursday via the Engage portal. Here is the general link for students to use, with the case sensitive password "KUsafety" Take the Survey. This HEDS survey is funded through the PA Governor's It's On Us Grant, sponsored by the KU Women's Center.

Christine Price, Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Piano Palooza

We are excited to present the Piano Palooza concert with works for multi pianos/pianists 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, Schaeffer Auditorium. The program will feature works by Debussy, Khachaturian, Lavignac, Grieg, Beethoven/Skoryk, as well as the monumental "Liebeslieder Waltzes" by Brahms with singers and "The Planets" by Holst with visual accompaniment prepared by the KU Planetarium. Please join us for this unique evening of music and spectacle.

Maria Asteriadou, Music

Restorative Practices Workshop

The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will host a two-day professional development workshop on "Restorative Practices" held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23, MSU (must attend both days). Lunch will be provided. This will be facilitated by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School. We are limited to 45 participants and currently have 10 spaces left. If you are interested, please contact Caecilia Holt (holt@kutztown.edu). Restorative Practices is an emerging social science that studies methods to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. In this professional development event, you will learn ways to foster and facilitate engagement and build positive relationships, whatever your sphere of influence is on campus.

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students


Writing Center Open Through Thursday, May 9

The KU Writing Center is open through Thursday of finals week, May 9, to help students with their final papers. Please remind them to stop by 100C Rohrbach Library, call, email or make an online appointment using the link below for writing help and guidance. The hours are:
In-person appointments
 - 2-6 p.m. Sunday.
 - 2-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
KUWC Online
 - 2-6 p.m. Sunday
 - 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
 - 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.
 - Noon to 4 p.m. Friday.

Patricia D. Pytleski , Writing Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 26 10 a.m. Butterfly Garden
MSU Lawn
April 26 7:30 p.m. Concert: Wind Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 28 1 p.m. Golden Bear Gallop 5K
April 28 3 p.m. Concert: Symphonic Band
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 29 1 p.m. Title III Grant Information Session
April 29 7:30 p.m. Concert: Piano Palooza
Schaeffer Auditorium
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)
May 2 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate C
183 MSU
May 2 7:30 p.m. Concert: Jazz Ensemble I
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 3 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate D
183 MSU

Acrobatics and Tumbling

Acrobatics and Tumbling Set for Sunday's National Championships in West Virginia

Golden Bear acrobatics and tumbling's five-element heat will compete at the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championships 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, Fairmont W.Va. Watch the event finals live on ESPN+. Read more online.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
April 26-28 11 a.m. Women's Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club (Kutztown, Pa.)
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)
April 28 11 a.m. Acrobatics and Tumbling at NCATA National Championships
Fairmont, W.Va. (Watch)


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 .