Daily Brief

Dec. 12, 2022

Bronze bear with snow on the nose



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

Low pressure moves away from Long Island allowing high pressure to move in. Partly sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 42.


December Parents and Family Bulletin

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.

University Relations

Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet Thursday, Dec. 15.
Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m.
- Academic & Student Affairs Committee, 323 MSU.
- Finance, Property and Audit Committee, 322 MSU.
- Human Diversity Committee, 325 MSU.
- University Relations & Athletics and Advancement Committee, 324 MSU.
The Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union Building.

Office of the President

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

Please join us 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 203 Academic Forum for the monthly AFSCME membership meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Career Closet Giving Tree

If you can donate gently used or brand-new professional clothing or a VISA gift card to the Career Closet, please take a "Golden Bear Paw" from the Career Closet's Giving Tree at the Career Development Center, 113 Stratton Administration Center.  For more information, please call 610-683-4067. Happy Giving Season.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

KU Print Center

The KU Print Center is here to help with your holiday card printing needs and custom gift ideas. We can do personalized wall art or pictures on wood, acrylic or any flat surface, mouse pads, luggage tags, journals, puzzle boards, ornaments, coasters, cutting boards, golf balls and so much more. Call us for more details at 610-683-4116.

Elizabeth Pflugler, KU Print Center

Rohrbach Library Exam Week Schedule

Rohrbach Library will be operating under the following adjusted hours for exam week:
- 7:30 a.m to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
- 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11
- 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13
- 7:30 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, Dec. 14 and Thursday, Dec. 15
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16
- Closed Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18

Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Finals Week Hours

Student Recreation Center
- 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 to Wednesday, Dec. 14
- 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15
- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16
- Closed Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18
Keystone Hall Pool
- Regular hours Monday, Dec. 12 to Wednesday Dec. 14
- 8-9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15
- 8-9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. Friday Dec. 16
- Closed Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday Dec. 18

Tracy Turner, Student Rec Center


Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students, graduating December 2022 or May 2023, for this prestigious award prior to the Feb. 21 deadline. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found here

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success and Academic Excellence

UGRC Call for Presenters

Undergraduate Research & Creativity, in cooperation with the Honors Program, will once again offer the Student Workshop Series, 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Please contact Lynn Kutch, kutch@kutztown.edu, if you would like to present a topic based on your area of expertise. More details to follow.

Lynn Kutch, Department of Modern Language Studies

Spring 2023 Student Course Assistant (SCA) Requests

The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence is now accepting requests from faculty for Student Course Assistants (SCA) for Spring 2023. Learn more about the SCA position by clicking here. To request an SCA, please complete the Student Course Assistant & First-Year Experience Guide Request Form: Spring 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence.

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 15 1:30 p.m. COT Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
Dec. 15 2 p.m. Karen Essig Retirement
317 Stratton Administration
Dec. 15 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 McFarland Student Union
Dec. 15 6:30 p.m. Extreme Planets
Planetarium, Grim Science Building
Dec. 17 9 a.m. Graduate Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Dec. 17 1 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Dec. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
203 Academic Forum
Dec. 21 6:30 p.m. Season of Light Holiday Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building

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 .