Daily Brief

Feb. 16, 2022

Fall 2021, Winter 2022 Degree Recipients

Kutztown University has conferred degrees for more than 450 students for the 2021 fall semester and 2022 winter session.

University Relations


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


Thank You

My family and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to members of the Kutztown University community who sent kind words, flowers, contributions and gifts of sympathy and compassion to our family after Al's passing. Our kids and I have felt so much love and compassion as we heal from this unexpected loss of my husband and the kids' father.  It does help in the healing process to know that so many people have us in their thoughts and prayers. Again, on behalf of Maddy, Keith, Kevin and myself, our deepest thanks.

Jeanette L Forster, Human Resources

Employee Of The Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the February 2022 employee of the month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Campus Climate Survey

Just a reminder to complete the 2022 Campus Climate Survey.  You should have received an email from "info@viewfindersurveys.com" with a link specifically to a survey for your employment classification. Thank you, and we appreciate your feedback to make our campus and PASSHE a better place to work and learn.

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

Risley Hall Storm Sewer Repairs

Please avoid the south side of Risley Hall Thursday, Feb. 17. An excavator will be on-site 7 a.m. to repair the underground storm sewer main. Thank you.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

Elevated Eats - Kutztown Catering

Are you planning a campus event with food or beverages and need assistance? Check out our updated content including a Catering Event and Planning Resource Guide/Checklist. We offer a variety of menus and service styles to fit your event budget and planning needs. Whether you’re looking for boxed meals, serviced buffets, or platters for pickup we have a service that’s right for you. Kutztown Catering - Kutztown University Contact the catering office at ext. 3-4680 or catering@kutztown.edu.

Heather Hausman, Aramark

Wellness Talk

The Health and Welfare Committee of APSCUF-KU will present a discussion, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Zoom: 484-646-4142. The presentation is on how the pandemic and other ongoing stressors can affect us; how we can cope; how we can support others; the features/symptoms of depression and anxiety, and how to respond to them; and when and how to help others access services and other resources. Lottery gifts will be drawn at the end of the talk.

Ju Zhou, Health and Welfare Committee Chair

KU Philosophy Club Meeting

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 312 McFarland Student Union and through Zoom Meeting. Professor Joseph Jedwab will present "Hera, Theseus, and the Ship." All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Allan Bäck, advisor; Adamary Rodriguez, president, KU Philosophy Club

Hate Has No Home Here

Join the Residence Life Social Justice Committee for their spring event "Hate Has No Home Here" - a free, catered, cultural event for all faculty, staff and students - 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Dining Room 1, South Dining Hall. The event will be featuring bubble tea and other international delicacies, as well as the opportunity to make your own "Hate Has No Home Here" sign for your room. Attendees will receive a free “Hate Has No Home Here” t-shirt while supplies last. Come eat, create and learn.

Hannah Hotalen, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

Jane Ammon Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Jane Ammon will defend her Doctor in Education dissertation, "Decentering Whiteness in Teacher Education Through a Creative Self Study of Womanist Pedagogy," 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, via Zoom.

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Feb. 16 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 16 7:30 p.m. Pioneering Women of Jazz
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 17 11 a.m. Wellness Talk
Zoom Meeting ID: 484-646-4142
Feb. 17 6 p.m. Hate Has No Home Here
1 South Dining Hall
Feb. 21 All Day President's Day
Classes Held; Offices Open
Feb. 21 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 21 5 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
220 Boehm Science Center
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Ujima Conference Keynote
218 McFarland Student Union

Date Time Event
Feb. 16 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. East Stroudsburg (Senior Night)
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
Feb. 18 4 p.m. TRACK vs. KU Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Feb. 18 7 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. #4 Quinnipiac
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
Feb. 19 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Feb. 19 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)


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.

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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 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.