Daily Brief

Aug. 10, 2022

Wehrung Named Associate Dean of the College of Business

Kutztown University has named Dr. Jeffrey Wehrung as associate dean of the College of Business. Wehrung comes to KU after 10 years at Black Hills State University and began at KU Aug. 3. Wehrung served at Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota, since 2012. In his recent role as special assistant to the provost, Wehrung was responsible for the coordination of academic programs for a new location at the Ellsworth Air Force Base, the transition of support for the Hospitality and Business Center and oversaw curriculum development for the Healthcare Administration program.

University Relations


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

Cold front will stall across the region during the day. The day will end up being mostly dry but we could see a thunderstorm in the afternoon. High temperature near 85. Winds northeast at 5 mph. Rainfall less than 00.1", except higher amounts possible with storms.


Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration

Please join us Friday, Aug. 26 for the Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration at Schaeffer Auditorium. Dr. Hawkinson and Cabinet members will provide university updates. Light breakfast will be available in the lobby starting at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 9 a.m. Please click on the link for the online registration.

Office of the President

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the July 2022 Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

AFSCME Local 2234, please join us at our monthly membership meeting 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 203 Academic Forum. We are currently looking to fill our treasurer position, as our former treasurer has left KU for another position. If you are interested in this position, please let someone on the board know of your intent. Any issues or concerns should be brought to our meeting.

Christina Ferris, Biology/AFSCME Secretary

New Rohrbach Library Homepage

Rohrbach Library is pleased to announce a new homepage redesign. Please click on the included link for a sneak peak. Comments and suggestions are welcome, and should be sent to librarian Susan Czerny at czerny@kutztown.edu by Aug. 17. A podcast explaining the redesign is included here: https://www.screencast.com/t/VnIbqsxyQ
Please note: the link to the library's website, https://library.kutztown.edu, will remain the same once the transition is complete.

Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

Print Center

The KU Print Center would like you to meet our new team. If you would like to schedule a meet and greet with Ilene, Michelle and Liz please contact us at printcenter@kutztown.edu

Ilene Stroh, Print Center


University Writing Center

The University Writing Center opens Tuesday, Sept. 6. Faculty contact UWC at pytleski@kutztown.edu to schedule an in-person, Zoom information session or an in-class writing session. Please share the following with your students and consider including in your syllabi:
      The University Writing Center is a free student service - both in person and online - offering advice and assistance with writing assignments related to any course or subject. Tutors can assist students in improving the composing process, as well as development, organization, style, documentation and mechanics. Contact UWC at 610-683-4733 or wrcenter@kutztown.edu to set up an in-person appointment. Go to https://kutztown.mywconline.com, to use the UWC online. Instructions and screenshots are on the website. Fall 2022 hours are:
In-person-100C Rohrbach Library
- 2-6 p.m. Sunday
- 2-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
- 2-6 p.m. Sunday
- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
- 3-8 p.m. Wednesday
- Noon to 4 p.m. Friday

Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center


Six selected for induction into Kutztown University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2022

Kutztown University proudly announced, Friday, that six former standout Golden Bear student-athletes will be enshrined in the KU Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2022 in November. The newest members of the Hall of Fame include Howie Cuff '95 (cross country/track & field), posthumously, Al Fitch '04 (baseball), Kim Kelty '08 (soccer), Jordan Morgan '16 (football), Erin (Reynolds) Bastida '14 (field hockey) and Adriane (Willmer) Power '07 (softball). The 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled Friday, Nov. 4, at the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Room, McFarland Student Union Building. Registration information and additional details are forthcoming.

University Relations


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

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.