Daily Brief

Feb. 19, 2024

Visual Impairment Program Awarded $30,000 from Kutztown Lions Club

Kutztown University received $30,000 from Kutztown Lions Club to support graduate students enrolled in the university’s visual impairment program.

KU Foundation


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

High pressure influences our area. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 38.


Dr. Stephen St. Onge Welcome Reception

Join President Hawkinson in welcoming Dr. Stephen St. Onge, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, to the KU community 3-4:30 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 19, 250 MSU. Light refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

President's Office

University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Zoom.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

TIAA Representative On Campus

Our new TIAA representative will be on campus 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 119 Stratton. If you would like to make an appointment, please call 1-800-842-2252 or visit the link below.

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

WORKS Training

If you are new to WORKS or just need a refresher on the university purchasing card, the Regional Procurement Office (RPO) will be having a training session 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 27. If you are interested in signing up, please email Mary Vink at mvink@passhe.edu.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

Pawbucks Sale 40% Off Today

Save 40% on apparel and gifts. In store and online. Excludes other sales and offers.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Governance Committees: Willingness to Serve

Please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Friday, Feb. 23. Please direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.

Cara Cotellese, University Senate


Comp Conversations, Writing Is Reading: Developing Reading Skills

So much of effective writing depends on effective reading, of both others’ work and our own drafts. Many students struggle with reading - maintaining focus, comprehending and retaining information. In this session 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 Rohrbach Library, we will share some recent research on student reading and offer strategies for supporting student readers.

Amy Lynch-Biniek, English, Composition Coordinator

Early Alert Progress Survey Available in Starfish

The Spring 2024 Early Alert Progress Survey will be available for faculty in Starfish Feb. 13-22. Faculty are encouraged to use the survey to send kudos to students as words of encouragement, to acknowledge good work and to reinforce student success early in the semester. Faculty can also raise flags of concern for attendance issues, missing/late or low-scoring assignments, or submit a fully customized academic concern flag. Every kudos and flag template has the option to add custom content; two options are completely customizable. All message templates can be viewed in Starfish D2L. Please email starfish@kutztown.edu with questions or sign up for a quick Starfish refresher.

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 19 -- President's Day (KU Open, Classes Held)
Feb. 19 3 p.m. Welcome Reception: Dr. Stephen St. Onge
250 MSU
Feb. 20-22 All Day Ujima Conference
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Cookie Chat
6 Rohrbach
Feb. 22 11 a.m.  University Curriculum Committee
Feb. 23 Noon PASSHE DEI Virtual Panel
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Stepping into Black History
South Dining Hall
Feb. 24 All Day Chamber Music Weekend Concert
Georgian Room


Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night at Kutztown University Basketball

Kutztown University Athletics would like to invite all faculty and staff and their families to attend the women's and men's basketball doubleheader Wednesday, Feb. 21. Tipoff for the women's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.; men's game will start at 7:30 p.m. We will recognize all of those faculty and staff in attendance during halftime of the games. There will be goodie bags, free concessions certificates and a chance to win a KU Bears prize package. We ask that all those planning to attend register in advance here.

Renee Hellert, Intercollegiate Athletic Services

Date Time Event
Feb. 21 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m.  Men's Basketball vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 23 TBA Men's and Women's Tennis vs. West Virginia Wesleyan
Keystone Courts 
Feb. 24 11 a.m. Men's and Women's Tennis vs. Salem
Keystone Courts 

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 .