Daily Brief

Jan. 25, 2022

President Hawkinson at a podium

President Hawkinson's Spring 2022 Update and Welcome

Welcome to the 2022 Spring Semester at Kutztown University. I want to thank all of you - our faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters - for your dedication and commitment to making our fall semester such a success. While we had to overcome continued challenges with the pandemic, the return of in-person classes and events made the semester feel much more like a traditional college experience for all. We celebrated outstanding accomplishments by our students, faculty and staff; held a spectacular kickoff gala for our record-setting “Together We’re Golden” comprehensive campaign, which is currently nearing a total of $37 million of its $40 million goal; and cheered through unforgettable seasons from our Golden Bear football and women’s soccer teams. Many of our recent accomplishments have positioned our university for a stronger future. Click here to read the full story.

University Relations


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Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate undergraduate students graduating December 2021 or May 2022 for the prestigious Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Award. The nomination deadline is Monday, Feb. 14. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-success-center/academic-achievement-awards.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Bookstore Accounts

Do you know a student that is waiting on a financial aid refund in order to buy their books?  They may be eligible for a bookstore account to use their pending aid sooner.  Encourage them to apply online and see if this may work for them.  Not all students will be approved.

Wendy Pursell, Office of Student Accounts

Student Accommodation Letters are Ready

Students registered with the DSO will be approaching you to discuss their academic needs and their approved academic accommodations. Please take some time to review accommodation letters with your students, discuss their needs, and determine how you will provide their approved accommodations. Please remember that some students may be self-advocating for the first time. Please be patient as students explain their need for accommodations. Contact the DSO at 610-683-4108 or DSO@kutztown.edu if you have any questions.

Linda Feinour, Disability Services Office

Candi Calhoun Border Retirement Reception

Please join us in wishing Candi Calhoun Border a fond farewell as she retires from Kutztown University after 28 years of service. We are having a reception in her honor 1–3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, in Public Safety & Police Services, I-Wing, Old Main. Ms. Calhoun served her entire 28-year career in Public Safety. We hope the campus community joins us to wish her well.

Deputy Chief David Drezek, Kutztown University Police Department

Spring 2022 Academic Department Chairs and Secretaries

Department Name Chair Dept. Secretary
Academic Enrichment Thomas Stewart, Chair Nancy Brynildsen
Anthropology & Sociology Kim Shively, Chair Laura French
Art & Design Denise Bosler, Chair
Pierette Kulpa, Asst. Chair
Kathy Traylor
Art Education Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Chair Tracy Reidenhour
Athletic Faculty Jack Entriken, Chair N/A
Biology Christopher Sacchi, Chair Chris Ferris
Business Administration Gary Chao, Chair
Sue Kong, Assistant Chair               Qin Geng, Assistant Chair
Megan Roth
Cinema, Television and Media Production Jonathan Joy, Interim Chair TBD
Communication Studies Mary Eicholtz, Chair TBD
Computer Science & Information Technology Lisa Frye, Chair Cindy Sutjak
Counseling & Psychological Services Aimee Adams, Chair Charlene Johnson
Counselor Education & Student Affairs Helen Hamlet, Chair Pam Hopstetter
Criminal Justice Jonathan Kremser, Chair Sierra Kepner
Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education Tracy Keyes, Chair Karen Lyons
English Jonathan Shaw, Chair
Amy Lynch-Biniek, Assistant Chair
Andrea Buno
Geography Richard Courtney, Chair Laurel Delaney
History Mike Gabriel, Chair Anne Cardinal
Mathematics Paul Ache, Chair Sarah Wert
Modern Language Studies Lynn Kutch, Interim Chair Merlene Oswald
Music Frank Kumor, Chair Courtney Smith
Philosophy & Government Steve Lem, Chair Heather Pafchek
Physical Sciences Edward Simpson, Chair Caecilia Holt
Psychology Jason Lanter, Interim Chair Christy Derr
Rohrbach Library Faculty Susan Czerny, Chair N/A
Secondary Education Mark Wolfmeyer, Chair Vale Deeter
Social Work John Vafeas, Chair Andrea Snyder
Special Education Anne Brawand, Chair Cheryl Oberheim
Sport Management and Leadership
Soojin Kim, Chair Deb Peter

Anne Imschweiler, Provost Office / Academic Affairs

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 25 4:30 p.m. Open House
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
Jan. 26 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Jan. 27 10 a.m. OneDrive Training
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 27 1 p.m. OneDrive Training
200 Stratton Administration Center
Jan. 28 1 p.m. Candi Calhoun Border Retirement Celebration
Public Safety, I-Wing, Old Main
Feb. 1 Black History Month

Date Time Event
Jan. 28 7:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. UPJ
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Jan. 29 1 p.m. Swimming vs. Cedar Crest (Senior Day)
Keystone Pool


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.