Daily Brief

June 1, 2022

Rugby team poses with national championship banner upon return to KU.

Rugby Teams Receive Celebratory Welcome Back to Campus

Thank you to members of the campus community who came out to welcome the Golden Bear rugby teams back to campus Tuesday afternoon after their weekend at the Collegiate Rugby Championships in New Orleans. Players and coaches returned to campus via police escort and were greeted by more than 75 members of the campus community. The women’s team finished in sixth place in the DI Club Bracket, while the men's team (pictured with President Hawkinson) won the Premier National Cup Final for the program’s first-ever national championship and the university’s first team national championship since men’s powerlifting in the early 1980s.

University Relations

SPARK for German Pilot Program is Wunderbar

After the first day, one young participant insisted on being called Jäger (hunter), the German equivalent of his first name. Another learner was going to start practicing with his brother, who is taking German at Kutztown High School. After two weeks, all students displayed an almost Pavlovian reaction to the word Bonbon (candy). These anecdotes, among many more, speak to the success of SPARK for German, a pilot program and partnership between the German section of Kutztown University's Department of Modern Language Studies and the Kutztown Area School District.

University Relations


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

Back door cold front passes and stalls over the area. This boundary will serve as a focal point for convection and some of those storms may be severe. High temperature near 82. Winds south at 5 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts where storms occur.


Farewell Reception for Michelle Kiec

Please join us for a small reception in honor of Michelle Kiec 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 2, Sharadin Arts Building Atrium Lobby. There will be cake and light refreshments. Please feel free to stop by and wish Michelle the best as she embarks on her exciting new adventure.

College of Visual & Performing Arts and the Office of the Provost

Camps/Events Happening This Week

We are pleased to welcome the following camps/events this week on our campus:
- Sunday, May 22 - Wednesday, June 1:  Tindell Geology Conference
- Wednesday, June 1:  Brandywine Heights High School Graduation (Keystone Fieldhouse)
- Thursday, June 2 - Sunday, June 5:  Northeast Regional Baton Competition (50th year Celebration) (Keystone Arena)
- Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 4:  Music in the Parks (Schaeffer Auditorium)
- Saturday, June 4:  Garage Strength Workshop (Academic Forum)
- Saturday, June 4:  Schlotter/Kerschner Wedding
- Saturday, June 4:  Anthony Myers Movement (Football Day Camp)

Show them your Golden Bear pride. Thank you

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 2 2 p.m. Michelle Kiec Farewell
Atrium Lobby, Sharadin Arts Building


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