Daily Brief

July 15, 2021

Kutztown University president, Kenneth Hawkinson, and Pro Football Hall of Famer, and KU alumnus, Andre Reed pose for photo op.

Andre Reed ’05, Pro Football Hall of Famer, returned to campus Tuesday to visit with President Hawkinson and leaders of the Kutztown University athletic department and KU Foundation.
      University Relations


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

Today might be the first day in a while without the concern for much in the way of pop-up precipitation. It will still be plenty steamy. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Heat index in the upper 90s. Those pesky shower and thunderstorm chances may return tomorrow with more in the way of atmospheric disturbances in play tomorrow rather than today.


The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following:
Sabbatical Leaves 2022–2023
2022-2023 Academic Year
– Jonathan Kremser, Criminal Justice.
– John Lizza, Philosophy.
– Mark Mahosky, Art and Design.
– Todd McFeely, Art and Design.
– Phillip Reed, Physical Sciences.
– Jennifer Schlegel, Anthropology and Sociology.
– Yong-Sang Shim, Computer Science and Information Technology.
2023 Spring Semester
– Andrew Arnold, History.
– Tauqeer Hussain, Computer Science and Information Technology.
– Georgeos Sirrakos, Secondary Education.
– Juliana Svistova, Social Work.
– Todd Williams, English.
     Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs


All invoices, travel reimbursements and pcard receipts for fiscal year 2021 (before July 1, 2021) were due to the Office of Accounts Payable last week. If you still have invoices for last fiscal year, please submit them to AP no later than Friday, July 16.
     Matt Assad, Office of the Controller


On Saturday, Aug. 28, we will be welcoming hundreds of new students and their families to campus for move-in day. Please consider serving as a volunteer to help unload cars and provide a friendly face to incoming students. Listed below is a link to a registration form which will allow you to select your shift time and other information. A free Welcome Week t-shirt is provided to each volunteer. In early August, you will receive your move-in day assignment. Shifts are arranged in three-hour increments 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You may also elect to stay for the entire day or sign up for multiple shifts. To register please visit: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/7138066https://www.kutztown.edu/orientation
      Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

Kutztown University campus is participating in the Emergency Demand Response Program. Through this program, Met-Ed asks large customers to reduce their power usage when the electrical grid is overloaded. A mandatory test is scheduled 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 16. Every little bit helps. The campus community is encouraged to participate by:
– Turning off non-essential electrical devices (coffee machines, TVs, printers, microwaves).
– Turning off lights in administrative, academic, athletic and residential spaces.
– Raising the temperature on operable thermostats to 76 degrees.
– Making sure windows and doors are closed in air-conditioned spaces.
– Using the stairs if you are able instead of elevators.
Thank you for your assistance.
     Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance, Energy Services and Utilities

The Electrical Feeder 1303 will be shut down from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 18. There will be no power to the following buildings on this date:
– Beekey Education Building.
– Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center.
– deFrancesco Building.
– Rohrbach Library.
– Lytle Hall.
– Rickenbach Research and Learning Center.
– McFarland Student Union.
– North water tower.
The shutdown is required to replace a faulty transformer at Lytle Hall. We plan to have facilities electrical staff on campus to address any service issues that may arise when the power returns. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
            Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance, Energy Services and Utilities




July 12-15

KU Swim Camp

July 12-15

KU Soccer ID and Team Camp

July 14-19

Embers Charter School Conference

July 17

East Penn Raiders Football Practice

July 18-21

KU Field Hockey

July 21-24

Philadelphia Pole Vault /Jumps

Please make them feel welcome on our campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Conference Services, 610-683-1359.
     Jason Garcia, Office of Conference and Event Services


What are the fundamentals of financial literacy for your business? Discover how to prepare your company to be credit ready and explore conventional and non-traditional sources of financing available to new or established small businesses. Our second webinar in this three-part SBA series covers the information and documentation businesses need in order to apply for a loan. Find out what lenders look for in a borrower’s experience and in a loan application, 2 p.m., Thursday, July 29.
         Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center

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.