Dec. 13, 2022
Holiday Greetings to the Kutztown University Community
President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson and “Wynnie” wish everyone many
moments of beauty and wonder through the holidays.
Special thanks to Cecelia Grant ’20 for this one-of-a-kind winter illustration of KU’s campus.
View a video of the “making of” the artwork and a special message from the Hawkinsons by clicking below.
Cold high pressure brings fair skies and highs around 40.
Retirement Gathering for Karen Essig
Please join us in wishing Karen Essig a fond farewell as she retires from KU after 17 years of service. Her contribution to the mission of the university was epic, and her integral part in the success of the Office of the Registrar will be valued and remembered. She will be greatly missed. We will be hosting a reception for Karen 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 317 Stratton. There will cake and light refreshments. Please swing by and wish Karen well as she begins the next chapter in her life.
Ben Trout, Office of the Registrar
Sabbatical Applications Collection 2023
The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available 1-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, 2-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, in 130 Lytle Hall to collect your sabbatical applications for Fall 2024-Spring 2025. Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. Each application should include the following items: signed verification of eligibility form from the provost's office (signatures of the applicant and the provost representative are required), signed application form (signatures of the dean, the department chair and the applicant are required), written sabbatical proposal and updated CV. More sabbatical application information including the forms and rubrics can be found here on the APSCUF-KU website.
Yun (Amy) Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee
|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
|Dec. 17||1 p.m.||Undergraduate Commencement
|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
KU to Add Men's Swimming as Its 23rd Varsity Sport
Kutztown University will add men's swimming to its varsity sports roster for the 2024-25 academic year. The new sport will support the university's strategic enrollment efforts while enhancing the Golden Bears women's swimming roster. Men's swimming will increase KU's varsity intercollegiate programs to 23, including 14 women's programs and nine men's programs.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.