Daily Brief

June 28, 2021

Rectangular image with grey scale background of student's hands on, one writing in a notebook, the other resting on papers. Full-color headshot of Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold is on the right side of rectangle.

Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, Kutztown University’s new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, begins at KU today, Monday, June 28. Basden Arnold, who will serve as the university's chief academic officer and as a member of the president's cabinet, will be second-in-command for the institution. Her position serves as the main advocate for student success and the pursuit of academic excellence. This will include oversight of educational, scholarly, service and research initiatives throughout the division of Academic Affairs. In addition, the position oversees all technology efforts at the university. Please welcome Dr. Basden Arnold to KU. Learn more here.
     University Relations


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

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 4 and 5 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Human Resources will be moving from the Kemp Building, Monday June 28, and will be operating remotely until late July. Onsite fingerprinting will be suspended until we are relocated into the former Admissions House. Staff are available by phone, email, AskHR or Zoom, and may be available in person on campus by advance arrangement. If you need to speak with someone, voicemail messages will be checked regularly and returned in a reasonable amount of time. If immediate attention is needed, please call Danielle Santos at 610-683-4700. We appreciate your patience during this transition.
     Jennifer Weidman, Office of Human Resources


The Department of Art congratulates Dorothy Siravo on her retirement at the end of June. Dorothy began her KU career in the Office of Academic Affairs in 2008 before becoming secretary for the Departments of Geography and Art. She has been a wonderful colleague and great advocate for the arts and geography, and she was awarded the CVPA Award for Staff Excellence this spring. Please stop by the Department of Art, 115 Sharadin Arts Building, 1-3 p.m., Monday, June 28, to congratulate Dorothy and enjoy some refreshments. Thank you, Dorothy, for everything.
     Daniel Haxall, Department of Art

Kutztown University Student Services, Inc. (KUSSI) is currently seeking an operations manager to provide operational and technical support to the organization, with a special focus on the retail side of the business. KUSSI is a non-profit affiliate of KU, and as such, all surplus from operations is used to fund student scholarships and to subsidize activity fees. For more information please use this link: https://www.indeed.com/job/operations-manager-15c33699a9ce535c. Any questions about this opening should be directed to KUSSI’s human resources coordinator, Leslie Maillie, at Maillie@kutztown.edu or 484-646-4173. WWW.KUBSTORE.COM
     Lisa Kowalski, KUSSI





June 28

1-3 p.m.

Dorothy Siravo Retirement Gathering
115 Sharadin Arts Building

July 5

All Day

Independence Day Observed
University Closed




June 24

Baseball Day Camp

June 24

KU Soccer Youth Day Camp

June 24–25

KU Men’s Basketball Day Camp

June 26 – July 1

Fellowship Christian Athletes

June 27–29

KU College Autism Readiness Retreat

June 27 – July 1

KU Art Institute


KU Swim Camp

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

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.