Daily Brief

Aug. 29, 2022

First African American Graduate Presented Kutztown University President's Medal

Bessie Reese Crenshaw ’50, Kutztown University's first African American graduate, was presented with the Kutztown University President's Medal Thursday, Aug. 25, at the President’s house. Crenshaw graduated from Reading High School in 1946 and enrolled in Kutztown State Teachers’ College that fall; she was the only Black student enrolled at the time. In 1950, she became the first African American to graduate from the institution, earning a B.S. in education.

University Relations


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

After a warm front passes and stalls out, expect a mostly cloudy morning with possible fog. Skies will clear by afternoon and another warm day is in store. High temperature near 88.


2022 Fall Semester Parking Information

Parking enforcement is scheduled to begin immediately. To obtain a parking decal please visit Vehicle Registration and Permits located at 107 Academic Forum. Please be reminded that faculty and staff are only permitted to park in yellow lined spaces, and students are only permitted to park in their assigned lots and in white lined spaces, not restricted spaces. 
Thank you in advance for your assistance and have a wonderful semester.

John Dillon, Public Safety & Police Services

Parking Permits

Parking Permits joined the Card Office in 107 Academic Forum. Contact information: parkingpermits@kutztown.edu and 610-683-4825.

Elizabeth Pflugler, Business Services

Student Accommodation Letters Are Ready

Students registered with the Office of Disability Services for academic accommodations will be sending their electronic accommodation letters to faculty via your KU email. Please be aware, students are encouraged to discuss their academic accommodation needs with you during the start of the semester. Please take some time to review the accommodation letters you receive and determine with the student how you will provide their approved accommodations. Remember that some students may be self-advocating for the first time; please be patient as students explain their need for accommodations. Contact the DSO at 610-683-4108 if you have any questions or concerns, or would like to schedule a training session.

Linda Feinour, Office of Disability Services

Professional Development Available from Disability Services

Did you know the Office of Disability Services provides professional development training to offices and groups on campus? Our goal is to share knowledge and information regarding the best ways our campus can include students with disabilities and neurodiverse needs. Our training provides information about creating inclusive spaces, working with students with different types of physical and mental disabilities, and being aware of sensory differences and awareness. If you are interested in receiving professional development through the DSO, please reach out to rutter@kutztown.edu to schedule a time.

Megan Rutter, Office of Disability Services

Call for Proposals Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference

We are excited to host the sixth annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference Friday, Oct. 7 at KU. This year's theme is "Justice, It's on you, It's on me, It's On Us." We are accepting program proposals until Friday, Sept. 23 via this Engage form: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/548425.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Summer 2023 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program

The call for Summer 2023 faculty-led study abroad program proposals is now open. Interested faculty are invited to submit the application and Excel budget worksheet to Melissa Lincoln (lincoln@kutztown.edu) by Friday, Sept. 16 to ensure that approvals and financial reviews are completed in a timely manner. If you have questions or would like to connect with individuals knowledgeable about study abroad, please let me know. I would be happy to help arrange a meeting. We look forward to reviewing submitted proposals.
- Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal 2022-2023.pdf
Copy of Faculty-led Study Abroad Budget Worksheet 2022-2023.xlsx 

Melissa Lincoln, Office of Extended and Lifelong Learning

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 1 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doodle Day
Academic Forum, Rohrbach Library
and Sharadin Art Building
Sept. 1 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum

Date Time Event
Aug. 31 6 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Pace
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Aug. 31 7 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Shepherd
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 3 11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Saint Michael’s
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 4 1:30 p.m. Field Hockey vs. So. Conn. St.
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)


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.