Daily Brief

January 22, 2020

Members of the Kutztown University women's lacrosse team volunteer at Opportunity House as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

Members of the Kutztown University women’s lacrosse team volunteering at pre-school child care at Opportunity House Monday morning as a part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Read the full the story via the link in President Hawkinson’s “welcome back” letter below.


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

High pressure passes over the region during the day Wednesday. Ample sunshine is expected. Slightly warmer than yesterday as some warm air works in from the south. High temperature near 40. Winds calm.


Dear KU Campus Community, Welcome back for the spring 2020 semester. I hope you all had an enjoyable break and were able to spend some time re-energizing for the months ahead. This spring, we welcome approximately 300 new students to campus. We also continue to work hard to bring a strong freshman class to KU in the fall.
Continue reading the president's letter in its entirety on the president’s webpage.
      Office of the President


Do you want to study abroad in the United Kingdom? There are still spots available for the summer 2020 study abroad trip. For more information click on the link below: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/frederick-douglass-institute/2020-study-abroad.html. Please email us at fdouglass@kutztown.edu.
       Maria Sanelli, Frederick Douglass Institute

Tutoring Services provides free tutoring for students. Peer tutors, supplemental instructors, drop-in labs for business, math, computer science and STEM courses and academic peer mentors are offered. Tutoring helps students improve course content knowledge and study strategies and is designed to support individual student learning goals. Students are now able to request Tutoring Services online using their MyKU account under Academic Services. Tutoring Services is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, in 30 Rohrbach Library, on the lower level. If you have questions please email tutor@kutztown.edu.
     R. Chad Brown, Office of Retention and Student Success

Now is the time to submit nominations for the January 2020 Employee of the Month.
     Alexis Martin, Office of Human Resources

The Kutztown Pipe Band is offering free intro-to piping lessons during the spring semester. If you are interested in learning to play the bagpipes, or if you already know how to play pipes or drums and would like to participate in the band, please contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for more information.
     Laura Sherrod, Kutztown Pipe Band


Jan. 23

11 a.m.

University Curriculum Committee Meeting
29 Rohrbach Library

Jan. 28

11 a.m.

FDI: Evolution of Black Political Thought
250 McFarland Student Union

Jan. 25

1 p.m.

SWIM vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Pool

Jan. 29

5:30 p.m.

WBB vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (live stats / live video)

Jan. 29

7:30 p.m.

MBB vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (live stats / live video)

Feb. 7– Nomination Deadline
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students who graduated in December 2019 or will graduate in May 2020 for this prestigious award. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards.
     Andrea Kirshman, Office of Retention and Student Services

Department Name


Department Secretary

Academic Enrichment

Tom Stewart

  Nancy Brynildsen

Anthropology & Sociology

Bill Donner

  Lori Dahlquist


Daniel Haxall

  Dorothy Siravo

Art Education

Julia Hovanec

  Tracy Reidenhour

Athletic Faculty

Jack Entriken


Biological Sciences

Christopher Sacchi

  Chris Ferris

Business Administration

Mahfuzul Khondaker, Chair
Sue Kong, Asst. Chair
Abdul Sraiheen, Asst. Chair

  Kim Kilgus

Communication Design

Denise Bosler

  Kathy Traylor

Communication Studies

Diana Ebersole

  Sandy Himmelreich

Computer Science & Information Technology

Lisa Frye

  Cindy Sutjak

Counseling \ Psychological Services

Bruce Sharkin

  Charlene Johnson

Counselor Education & Student Affairs

Helen Hamlet

  Pam Hopstetter

Criminal Justice

Jonathan Kremser

  Dena Lewis

Cinema, Television and Media Production

Michael Johnston

  Melissa Lincoln

Elementary Education

Tracy Keyes

  Heather Arbuckle


Andrew Vogel, Chair
Anthony Bleach, Asst. Chair

  Andrea Buno


Richard Courtney

  Laurel Delaney


Andrew Arnold

  Anne Cardinal

Library & Learning Technologies

Andrea Harmer

  Wendy Stettler


Paul Ache

  Jennifer Webb

Modern Language Studies

Christine Coleman Núñez

  Merlene Oswald


Jeremy Justeson

  Fran Melchionne


John Lizza

  Stacy Kushner

Physical Sciences

Edward Simpson

  Caecilia Holt

Political Science & Public Administration

Robert Portada

  Stacy Kushner


Gregory Shelley

  Christy Derr

Rohrbach Library

Susan Czerny


Secondary Education

George Sirrakos

  Vale Deeter

Social Work

John Vafeas

  Andrea Snyder
  Mary Bononno

Special Education

Anne Brawand

  Cheryl Oberheim

Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Elizabeth Rogol

  Deb Peter

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.