Daily Brief

Aug. 31, 2022

Walks with Wynnie

Celebrate Wynnie’s Birthday

We will celebrate Wynnie’s Birthday, the First Dog of Kutztown University at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the President's House. We will have birthday cake for guests and doggie treats for pets. There will be photo ops with Wynnie and an opportunity for guests to sign a birthday poster for Wynnie. There will not be a walk around campus this day (just a celebration of Wynnie’s birthday), but there will be an opportunity to walk with Wynnie, Wednesday, Sept. 7; more details to come.

Office of the President

KU to Celebrate 2022 Unity Day

Kutztown University will celebrate Unity Day 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Schaeffer Lawn. Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, along with university leaders, representatives from the student body, the community and other campus officials will give remarks celebrating KU's diversity and sense of belonging to the Golden Bear community. The event will take place during the university's annual Community Link Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which brings together local businesses, non-profits and places of worship with the campus community.

University Relations


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

After last night's cold front passage, high pressure builds into the region. Refreshing northwest flow will break the heat under sunny skies. High temperature near 82. 


Road Closure

South Campus Drive between Deatrick and Beck halls will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 1 and 2 in order to make repairs to the steam/condensate lines in the manhole. Please avoid this area and thank you for your cooperation.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

KU Editorial Style Guide

Check out Kutztown University's style guide here. KU's style guide is offered as a resource to university communicators to establish consistent and appropriate editorial style for correspondence, print publications, websites, social media, etc. written for and about Kutztown University. This guide relies primarily on “The Associated Press Stylebook.”

Tammy Wert, University Relations

NYTimes, WSJ and Washington Post Access

The library is pleased to remind the KU community that you have free online access to three of America's most popular newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Instructions for how to sign up for an account or renew your access here: https://library.kutztown.edu/newspapers. Please contact Bob Flatley at flatley@kutztown.edu with questions.

Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library

Welcome Back Iced Coffee Station

Welcome back from University Well-being. Please enjoy a cup of iced coffee on us to celebrate your return. Starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, you will find us in the McFarland Student Union while supplies last.

Erica Stratton, University Well-being

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 Passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and September 2022 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Steve Lem, University Senate

Fall Assessment Day

Please join us for Fall Assessment Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 16, via Zoom. The agenda includes an overview of current university assessment practices, an introduction to the newest version of NuVentive and how programs can use it to track their assessment progress, and a workshop on assessment reporting best practices. We will give specific attention to the annual reports for program assessment. Questions should be directed to Assessment Fellows Michele Baranczyk (baranczy@kutztown.edu) and Nicole McClure (mcclure@kutztown.edu).

Nicole McClure, Office of Assessment

Proposal Submission for PASSHE DEI Summit EXTENDED

PASSHE has extended the due date for submissions for the virtual DEI Summit to be held Nov. 2-4.
- Extended priority submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.
- Final submission deadline is Friday, Sept. 16.
We invite you to submit a proposal to share your research, best practices, or lead an interactive workshop that is related to learning and implementing DEI practices, activating organizational cultural change, and measuring the impact of this work on your campus or in your community. The Planning Committee of the 2022 DEI Summit is excited to receive your proposals and convene a conference that highlights the important and innovative work happening across PASSHE every day.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach

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


Underwood Named Fellow of the American Ornithological Society

Dr. Todd Underwood, Department of Biological Sciences, was named a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society. His award notification explains that "AOS Fellows are chosen for eminence in ornithology" and are "recognized for their experience, commitment and contributions to the discipline and the Ornithological Society." Please join us in congratulating Dr. Underwood on this prestigious award.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

CET Hours

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is pleased to announce that our Fall 2022 hours start Tuesday, Sept. 6, in 6 Rohrbach Library. Stop by 6RL, call 610-683-1518, or get in touch with us via Zoom(https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kucet). CET Fall 2022 hours are:
- 1-3 p.m. Monday
- 1-3 p.m. Tuesday
- 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday
- 9-11 a.m. Thursday
- 9-11 a.m. Friday

Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Aug. 31 9 a.m.
5 p.m.
University Well-Being Iced Coffee
McFarland Student Union
Aug. 31 5 p.m.  Birthday Bash for Wynnie
President’s House
Sept. 1 10 a.m. CommUnity Link Fair
Schaeffer Lawn
Sept. 1 11 a.m. Unity Day
Schaeffer Lawn
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
Sept. 2 -- National College Colors Day
Sept. 5 -- Labor Day
University Closed

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.