Daily Brief

August 31, 2021

President Kenneth S. Hawkinson Ph.D. standing at a podium during the Faculty Staff Convocation and Celebration Aug. 27, 2021..

Complete coverage of the Opening Day Convocation and Celebration held Friday, Aug. 27, is now available online. The 90-minute program covers the many great activities occurring at our university. Included are the annual faculty award presentations and employee of the year, a message from President Hawkinson, an overview of the updated university strategic plan, and presentations for each university division. Visit the president’s webpage to view the full video replay and remarks from President Hawkinson.
     University Relations


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

Stationary front to our south brings partly cloudy skies with an isolated chance of a shower or thundershower. We remain humid with highs in the low-80s.


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., Sept. 1, Starbucks, McFarland Student Union. 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
Join us for the 4th Annual Unity Day Celebration 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, 218 McFarland Student Union. Join your fellow campus community members in celebrating the great diversity of our campus as we come together as one Golden Bear family. Also enjoy the Community Link Fair, a Welcome Week event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Jerry Schearer, Sr. Associate Dean of Students / Chief Diversity Officer

The next meeting of University Senate is 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via ZOOM Meeting ID: 932 6677 3253 Passcode: 092021. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and Sept. 2, 2021, SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.
     Steve Lem, University Senate

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





Sept. 1

3 p.m.

Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union


Women’s Center & LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House
Boxwood House (new location)

Sept. 2

11 a.m.

Unity Day
Schaeffer Lawn

Sept. 2

4 p.m.

University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum | ZOOM Meeting ID: 932 6677 3253

Sept. 7

4-7 p.m.

Women’s Center & LGBTQ+ Resource Center Open House
Boxwood House (new location)




Sept. 4

12:05 p.m.

Football vs. Assumption
Andre Reed Stadium
Live Stats | Video (will update)

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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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.