Daily Brief

August 24, 2021

Photo of leaders from Kutztown University and Rodale Institute sitting at a table signing a research agreement.

Kutztown University and Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pa., signed a five-year agreement of academic cooperation Monday, establishing a research affiliation for the mutual benefit of both institutions. The agreement provides KU students and faculty the opportunity to partner with Rodale Institute personnel and researchers from around the world on field research in the areas of soil health, organic practices for farming and pest management, composting and pollinators. Internship opportunities will also be available for students. Read More.
     University Relations


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

With two tropical systems in one week finally in our past, we’ve got some quiet weather for the short term. The tradeoff is muggy dewpoints and borderline hot weather, although not quite as brutal as a couple of weeks ago. Thinking upper 80s to near 90 today with plenty of sunshine.


Come to the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration on Friday, Aug. 27 to find out who will be named Employee of the Year from the 12 Employees of the Month. Programming will begin at 9 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium (doors open at 8:45 a.m.). Kutztown University Marching Unit will be performing in front of Schaeffer from 8:15-8:45 a.m. 
     Amy Ridenour, Office of the President

Join us for KU Alumni Goat Yoga noon to 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5, Setters Ridge Winery, 99 Dietrich Valley Road, Kutztown, Pa. Admission is $35 and includes a complimentary glass of wine. Attendees should bring their own yoga mat, towel and water. After class, feel free to hang out and listen to music provided by Setters Ridge and enjoy lunch from the food truck.
     Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

The Research Committee provides funding to faculty and administrators to facilitate their research. The 2021-2022 guidelines are now available, please click this link for more information. Applications are due Nov. 1, 2021. Please note that there is $70,000 available for funding grants. The Research Committee will make awards in December.
     Heather Arbuckle, Office of Grants & Sponsored Projects

The Student Recreation Center will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 25 through Friday, Aug. 27 for student and staff training. Fall semester hours begin 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 28. Hours are Monday to Thursday 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
     Tracy Turner, Recreational Services

View non-instructional positions open on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu (Menu to OOC postings).
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources 





Aug. 24

1 p.m.

SBDC Workshop: “First Steps to Starting Your …”

Aug. 27

9 a.m.

Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration
Schaeffer Auditorium

Aug. 30

8 a.m.

First Day of Classes

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.