Daily Brief

July 13, 2023

Photo of Toyia Heyward

Congratulations Toyia Heyward

Congratulations to Toyia Heyward, senior executive associate to the president, for being named the coordinator of Board Operations and Trustee Relations for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Toyia’s new appointment will be effective Aug. 12. Please join me in thanking Toyia for her outstanding work and dedication to Kutztown University since her arrival in 2008, and especially for her support of the Office of the President over the past nine years. Toyia will be truly missed at KU and will always be a Golden Bear. We are fortunate to be able to continue to work with her in her new role with the State System. Once again, congratulations Toyia and thank you for everything.

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, President


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

Low pressure from Canada will spin some disturbances and fronts our way the next few days. As for today, not too bad, but a shower or thundershower cannot be ruled out. Partly sunny with a high near 90.


Freshman and Parent Orientation

New Student Orientation continues today through Saturday, July 15. Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Golden Bear family, more than 700 new students and their families, to campus. Orientation programming consists of academic and student life presentations.

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation Programs

Camps / Events Happening This Week

We are pleased to welcome the following camps/events this week on campus:
- July 13-16: Slovak Sokol (Stadium)
- July 13-16: KU PAEA (Pennsylvania Art Education Association) (Sharadin Art Building)
- July 16-19: KU Women Basketball (all gyms)
- July 16-19: KU Fields Hockey (both turf fields)
- July 17-21: KU STEM (Boehm Science Building)
- July 19: KU Football Prospect Camp (Stadium)
Show them your Golden Bear pride. Thank you.

Jamie Ryan, Conference and Event Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
July 17 4:30 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
203 Academic Forum

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

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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.