Daily Brief

Aug. 31, 2023

African American student speaking at podium

Unity Day: Today

Kutztown University will celebrate Unity Day at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, on 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 multicultural makeup. The event will take place during the university's annual Community Link Fair, which brings together local businesses with the campus community.

University Relations


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

High pressure over Michigan keeps the remnants of Hurricane Idalia to our south and brings us a nice, almost autumn-like day with fair skies, cool breezes from the north, and a high of only about 75.


KU Alert Account Creation/Check-up

KU Alert, the university's text message warning system, powered by Omnilert, advises the campus of life-threatening situations as well as weather-related closures and concerns. Faculty and staff must opt-in to receive the text messages. If you already have an account, now is the time to review it to make sure your account is up to date and validated. Please take note of the expiration date that is seen after you log in. To create or review your account, use your KU single sign-on credentials at the link below. Register for Omnilert text alerts/Returning User Login.

Josh Leiboff, Web and Digital Media

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

Faculty and Staff Yoga Class

Join the Faculty and Staff Yoga Class 4:45-5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the North Studio, Student Recreation Center. No membership required, just present your ID at the Information Desk.

Student Recreation Center

Boxwood Bash Open House Event

Join us to chill out at the Boxwood Bash, 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 6, Boxwood House. Faculty, staff and all students are invited to tour the house, where the Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center are located, and to learn about our services, resources and upcoming programs. Also, check out the student clubs that we work with at Boxwood which include: FLMA, Allies, It's On Us and learn how to get involved. There will also be a Kona Ice truck, music, food, games, giveaways, crafting and more.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, in 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the September 2023 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes to senate@kutztown.edu.

Lisa Frye, Office of University Senate


Please Excuse Students Attending Adirondack Field Trip

Please excuse the following students from class on Thursday, Aug. 31 and Friday, Sept. 1.  These students will be traveling on a five-day geology field trip to the Adirondack Mountains to learn how chemicals in nature interact to form rocks (subterranean flow of mineral-rich natural springs through fractured aquifers, superheated geothermal waters that eat marble and deposit crystals, molten magmas that freeze many miles deep underground, and the brute-force recrystallization in the unfathomable heat and pressure of metamorphism). These students will return circa 10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, so should be in class Tuesday. They will probably still be pretty tired.
Cassidy Bordonaro, Isaias Caba, Jamie Cook, Tyler Glass, Willow Grimaldi, Jessica Lackey,  Thomas Long, Fred Martin Jr., Todd Messner, Venus-Gene Miller, Joaquin Perez, Joshua Scherer, Jake Simins, and Maddy Will.

Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Science

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Aug. 31 11 a.m.  Unity Rally
Schaeffer Lawn 
Sept. 4 All Day University Closed
Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 5 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doodle Day
MSU and Sharadin Arts Building 
Sept. 6  3-6 p.m. Boxwood Bash Open House 
Boxwood House 
Sept. 7 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Date Time Event
Aug. 31 3 p.m. Field Hockey vs. New Haven
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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .