Daily Brief

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.

University Relations


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

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

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

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.

Sports Information


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.

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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 .