Daily Brief

Jan. 8, 2024

Conway Named Associate Dean of College of Education

Kutztown University has named Dr. Thomas R. Conway as associate dean of the College of Education. Conway comes to KU after nine years at Cabrini University and will begin at KU Monday, May 20. Conway is a lifelong educator and has served at Cabrini since 2015. He began as an assistant professor of education in 2015 and rose to associate professor in 2021. He has served in several leadership positions, including project director for several grant projects, director of the Honors Program, chairperson of Teacher Education, chief certification officer and faculty assembly chair.

University Relations

The nine students standing in front of the Capital building in Washington.

The Washington Center

Nine KU students are attending the "Inside Washington Academic Seminar" at The Washington Center (TWC). Students were awarded fully funded scholarships by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and TWC to spend a week in Washington, D.C., where college students from across the country discuss hot-button issues in policy, media, business and politics. Please continue promoting TWC’s internship program to students. The Pennsylvania State Scholarship continues to remain at its highest level, thanks to a $11,000 discount. This summer, our Pennsylvania students would pay only $1,310 for their 10-week internship program, including housing. A virtual student information session will be held 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 by the Career Development Center.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


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

Mostly sunny and seasonably chilly. High near 41.


University Curriculum Committee

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 25. The proposal deadline is noon Thursday, Jan. 11. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

New CEL Journal Posts

Please take a few minutes to visit KU Center for Engaged Learning (CEL)'s KUtztown exCEL faculty journal to read our latest post. This month we are featuring Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek, Department of English, who discusses how she used the Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to promote reading comprehension for her students during the Fall 2023 semester. Also, be sure to check out last month’s post, featuring Dr. Sally Hyatt, Department of Counselor Education and Student Affairs, who discusses how she used AI and UDL to promote inclusive pedagogy in two recent courses.

Center for Engaged Learning

AFSCME Local 2234 Information Event

Representatives from AFSCME will be on campus 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, Old Main concourse, to answer any questions you have about the union representing KU staff. Please stop by to speak to them and/or sign up to become a member, if you are not already a member. We are only as strong as our membership.

Letitia Manwiller, Afscme Local 2234

2024 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

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 has increased to $0.67 per mile effective Monday, Jan. 1. The reimbursement rate for travel from Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023, was $0.655 per mile. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Accounts Payable at apinvoice@kutztown.edu.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 15 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
University Closed
Date Time Event
Jan. 10 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Lock Haven 
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Jan. 10 7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Lock Haven 
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Jan. 13 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Jan. 13 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)

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

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.