Daily Brief

Jan. 5, 2023

KU Students in front of the Washington Captiol Building

The Washington Center Academic Seminar

Thirteen KU students were awarded scholarships from the commonwealth to participate this week in The Washington Center’s academic seminar “Inside Washington,” led by Dr. Marco Erhl. The students from various KU majors are learning about hot-button issues in policy, media, business and politics in a bipartisan environment.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


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

Finally more in the way of some appreciable partial sunshine today, but at the price of a downward step in temperatures thanks to the effects of a cold front. However, temperatures will still be above normal for January. Expect highs around 54 degrees with light west winds.


Mileage Reimbursement Rate 2023

In accordance with a change in the U.S. General Services Administration's privately owned vehicle mileage reimbursement rates and Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-07-A, Travel Expense Regulations, the reimbursement rate for use of a personal automobile for official State System travel will increase to $0.655 effective as of Jan. 1. This only applies to travel that occurs on/after Jan. 1. Any travel that took place from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2022, will utilize the previous rate of $0.625. Feel free to contact Accounts Payable with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Financial & Business Services

John Metcalf Memorial Service

A memorial service for Dr. John Metcalf will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Calvary Bible Fellowship Church, 4891 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, PA 19608, 610-678-5166. Metcalf, professor emeritus of music, taught at KU from 1990-2021. Please join me in offering our thoughts and prayers to his wife Donna and children (also former KU students) Emily '18, Angela and Abigail.

Tammy Wert, University Relations


UDL Professional Learning Opportunity for Faculty: Deadline Extended

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) invites faculty to apply for a professional development opportunity focused on Universal Design Learning (UDL). The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, Jan. 6. For full details, see the CEL website: Center for Engaged Learning: Events

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 12 Noon David Beougher Reception
Graduate Center Lobby
Date Time Event
Jan. 7 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Jan. 7 3 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Jan. 7 3 p.m. Wrestling vs. American International
O’Pake Fieldhouse

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.

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