Daily Brief

December 9, 2020

President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson and “Wynnie” wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season, and a bright and hopeful new year.
Thanks to KU's international students and the Presidential International Piano Quintet for helping us share season's greetings with the Golden Bear family. Watch on YouTube.

A group of women sitting at a table with water glasses.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sandra Joy McSwain-Jones, Ed.D. Dr. McSwain was a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at KU for 25 years, until she retired in 2013. She began her career as the first director of the Women’s Center, and served in that role from 1989 until 1991. Sandra stayed on as a member of the Women’s Center Advisory Board for many years. We were pleased that she was able to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Women’s Center with us, in November 2019. May she rest in peace. Click here to read Dr. Sandra Joy McSwain-Jones’ obituary.
     Christine Price, Women’s Center


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

Clipper system moves in and passes to our north. Some light precipitation possible during the day: snow showers in the morning, rain by afternoon. High temperature near 40. Winds south at 5-10 mph. Snowfall total less than half an inch.


Day nine of 12 Days of Deals. Shop in-store and online.
     KU Campus Store


During the past semester, the facilities custodial team has offered limited office cleaning services. Beginning Monday, Dec. 14, the team is going to begin a winter break project of vacuuming all offices on campus. This will be performed primarily by our second shift crew. We understand many are limiting access into their space due to COVID-19. We will disinfect touchpoints when we leave each office space. If you prefer the team stay out of your office and skip the service, please notify Paul Mackewicz at mackewic@kutztown.edu. Thank you.
     Will Meeker, Campus Services, Facilities


The Career Development Center is offering a “Winter Career Challenge” for all students. Faculty teaching winter classes may want to incorporate some or all of the challenge into their class(es). The Career Challenge is to complete one of the career certificates virtually. You can learn more by visiting: www.kutztown.edu/careercenter. Questions can be sent to: henry@kutztown.edu.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


Dec. 7-12


Finals Week

Dec. 9

8 p.m.

Jourdain Fisher Comedy
Virtual; Register at: http://bit.ly/KUPAcomedy1209

Dec. 10


Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
Click here to preregister

Dec. 10

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees Committee Meetings

Dec. 10

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees Plenary Session

Dec. 12

9 a.m.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

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

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.