Daily Brief

July 7, 2022

Vlaun Named KU Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Veronique Vlaun, clerical assistant, Honors Program, on being named Kutztown University Employee of the Month for November 2021. Vlaun's nomination from Dr. Jennifer Schlegel, associate professor and director of Honors Program, can be read online.

University Relations

Trout Named Registrar

Ben Trout has been named Kutztown University's new Registrar. Trout brings 18 years of higher education experience, including more than a decade in KU’s Registrar’s Office. He began his new appointment July 5. Trout has worked in KU’s Office of the Registrar since 2011. He began at KU as the assistant registrar for graduation, acting as the liaison between students, the Registrar’s Office and academic departments to collect course substitutions, inform students of graduation status and ensure all workflow happens quickly and accurately. He was named associate registrar in 2018, when he oversaw the undergraduate degree process and was the first point of contact for office staff and campus-wide, day-to-day operations. While associate registrar, Trout also served as interim registrar from 2021-2022.

University Relations


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

Stalled front to our south and some ripples of energy along that front will keep today on the mostly to partly cloudy side. A few showers or thunderstorms will be around in areas. Humid. High of 81 degrees. Light east-northeast winds at about 5 to 10 mph.


New Student Orientation

Freshmen/Parent and Family Orientation continues July 6-9. In-person program dates are July 6, 7 and 9. Online program date is Friday, July 8. This program is held at the McFarland Student Union building and consists of academic and student life presentations, course scheduling sessions, campus tours and a student services fair. Please join us in welcoming these students and families to campus. Go Golden Bears!

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

Free Online Diversity Forum

Are you looking for some additional DEI professional development? The University of Pittsburgh has a free online Diversity Forum, July 25-28. The theme is "Rewiring Our Systems: Transforming the Intersections of Inequity." The forum will feature a dynamic array of keynote programs and community-led sessions that aim to develop social equity consciousness and systems thinking, address the intersections of social identities and cultivate models for advancing social justice. The forum is entirely virtual, free and open to the public. Register at Diversity Forum 2022 (qualtrics.com).

Jerry Schearer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
July 2-10 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Folk Festival


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.