Feb. 7, 2022
You have a Heart of GOLD!
Valentine's Day is the perfect time to embrace how as Golden Bears, we're individually unique – but Together, We're Golden! Meet us 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7-11 in the MSU, as we celebrate I ❤ KU Week! The Kutztown University Foundation and KU Presidential Ambassadors will host activities throughout the week, including a "Give What You Can" food drive and crafting "Heart of Gold" messages that express what folks love about their KU experience. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are encouraged to take a selfie at our display in the MSU with their "Heart of Gold" and tag us on social media #KUheartofgold. Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to see all that makes KU special.
Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation
Office of Disability Services
McKenzie Hollenbach is serving as interim director of the Office of Disability Services. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 3-4109. Megan Rutter is serving as the interim assistant director of the Office of Disability Services. Contact her at email@example.com or ext. 3-4792.
Jesus Pena, Division of Equity and Compliance
Let's Talk About: Mental Health and the Black Community
In honor of Black History Month, join undergraduate assistants, social work interns and graduate assistants from the Kutztown University Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center to discuss the topic of mental health as it relates to the Black community. Throughout this interactive discussion, we will discuss topics such as mental health stigmatization, generational trauma, Black-focused therapeutic techniques, cultural humility and more. Let's start the conversation on Black Mental Health together 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in 218 McFarland Student Union.
Diane Biehl, Women's Center and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center
President's Open Hour
Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in 303 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, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.
Office of the President
Creating Accessible Documents Information Session
In this session you will learn some quick ways you can use tools that are already built into Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat to help make the content of your documents more accessible to all students. Join us 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, Zoom Link and 11 a.m., Feb. 17, Zoom Link.
McKenzie Hollenbach, Office of Disability Services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather Hausman, Aramark
University Curriculum Committee
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 24. The proposal deadline is noon Thursday, Feb. 10. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Brian Meares at email@example.com with any questions.
Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee
Call for Proposals - English Learner Conference
The Kutztown University College of Education welcomes session proposals for the Kutztown University-District Partnership Joint Conference on English Learner Education "'In Their Shoes' ... Honoring the Lived Experiences of English Learners" 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Kutztown University. This conference seeks to bring together ESL specialists, teachers working with ELLs, teacher educators, administrators and various stakeholders who work to address the needs of English learners. To submit a proposal, follow this link: Call for Proposal Link. Proposal submission due Friday, Feb. 18. Decisions announced by Friday, Feb. 25.
Carissa Pokorny-Golden, College of Education
2021-2024 Strategic Enrollment Management Plan
The Strategic Enrollment Management Plan has been completed and approved by Cabinet as well as reviewed by the Strategic Planning and Resources Committee and the Enrollment Management Committee. It is available online at
Christine Storch, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Free Walk-in Math Tutoring
The Department of Mathematics offers free walk-in peer tutoring for students in mathematics classes from MAT 17 through and including the Calculus sequence. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this valuable resource. Tutors are available 2-5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in 218 Lytle Hall.
Brian Kronenthal, Department of Mathematics
|February||Black History Month|
|Feb. 7-11||I ❤ KU Week!|
|Feb. 7||10 a.m.||COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
|Feb. 7||11 a.m.||Safe Space Training
|Feb. 7||2 p.m.||Mental Health and the Black Community
|Feb. 7||3:30 p.m.||President's Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center
|Feb. 8||11 a.m.||Creating Accessible Documents
|No home athletic events this week|
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.