Daily Brief

Dec. 5, 2022

image of bronze bear statue in a snow shower


Holiday Celebration

President Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson cordially invite you and your family to a holiday celebration 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Georgian Room Old Main. Kindly respond by Dec. 5 through the link below. Following the celebration, please enjoy these additional activities starting 3 p.m.:
Seasons of Light Planetarium Show, Grim Science Building
Department of Music Holiday Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium

Office of the President


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

High pressure in place over the Mid-Atlantic. Sunny skies will prevail. High temperature near 46.


40% off Apparel & Gift - Basketball Pawbucks Sale

Basketball Pawbucks Sale. Apparel & Gift 40% off today only. In-store and online. Excludes other sales and promotion.

KU Campus Store | KUSSI

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Search Candidates

Candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts will visit our campus Dec. 5. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff.  Candidates' names and vitae will be posted on the website 48 hours prior to their campus visit.

Katie Bowen, College of Business

Clay Club's Holiday Sale

Support our student artists by purchasing a handmade work of ceramic art as part of your holiday shopping, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, Table D MSU. We will have a range of items from functional art to sculptures made by current ceramics students. 

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Lunch and Learn: Identifying Bias and Developing Awareness

The Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) Professional Development Committee is proud to present the next workshop in our series of Lunch and Learns open to all faculty and staff. In this workshop, athletics diversity and inclusion officer, Bilal Salaam, and assistant director of Financial Aid, Michael Arias, will show us how to recognize bias and develop awareness to increase our understanding of the topic. Their presentation will take place noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 250 MSU. Light refreshments will be provided. Please use this link to sign up. Contact Angelica Mishra at mishra@kutztown.edu with any questions.

EMSA Professional Development Committee

Winter Holiday Food Box Drive

The Community Outreach Center is once again hosting the Winter Holiday Food Box Drive. Collection has begun with a firm due date of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. The Office of Student Involvement, 153 MSU, is open for deliveries from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Email blichar@kutztown.edu to pre-arrange to have your box picked up by our staff on Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Details of what is needed can be found on GivePulse. Please feel free to decorate the box and/or add the name of the organization that prepared it. All families will receive a turkey in addition to the box. 

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

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


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

Violin Masterclass with World-Renowned Violinist, Timothy Schwarz

Timothy Schwarz, a brilliant soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue, will work with our music students in a masterclass setting 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Class Field Trip for Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

The following students will be on a Taxonomy of Vascular Plants class field trip to Longwood Gardens from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Please excuse them from any missed classes and allow them to make up any missed work. Thank you.
Paul Ache IV, Kyle Baker, Ryan Buchko, Evan Hinkle, Sara Kieser, Joshua Lawrence, Emily Leggiero, Brock Stinson and Carlina Urban.

Carol C. Mapes, Department of Biology

Join Us for CSC355 Software Engineering Demo Day

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is proud to announce the fall Senior Seminar Software Engineering Demo Day Tuesday, Dec. 6, 218 MSU. Presentations are 9:30 a.m. to noon and poster sessions are 1-3 p.m. Students have worked for two semesters on their projects, including web and mobile apps, a brewing monitoring app and a Discord bot.

Donna DeMarco, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Cinema, Television and Media Production to Host Second Tower Talks

Kutztown University’s Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production will host the second Tower Talks, a speaker event on campus, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, Rickenbach Auditorium. This event features KU alumni, faculty, staff and students and brings together the community to inspire all who attend. Tower Talks welcomes anyone from the greater Kutztown community to join. Doors open at 7 p.m. The event serves as a great way to showcase the talent that is fostered from the KU experience.

University Relations

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 5

10 a.m. Clay Club Holiday Sale
Table D, MSU
Dec. 5 1 p.m. Timothy Schwartz Masterclass
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 5 2 p.m. Open Forum Dean CVPA - Candidate C
183 MSU
Dec. 5 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Dec. 6 9:30 a.m. CSC355 Software Engineering Demo Day
218 McFarland Student Union
Dec. 6 noon Lunch & Learn: Identifying Bias
250 MSU
Dec. 7 7:30 p.m. CTMP Tower Talks
Rickenbach Auditorium
Dec. 11 1 p.m. Holiday Celebration
Georgian Room, Old Main

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 .