Daily Brief

June 16, 2022

aerial picture of south campus

Students Participate in The Washington Center Internship Program

This summer, five students from Kutztown University will attend The Washington Center’s Academic Internship Program, the most KU students in one session to date. The Washington Center is the largest and most established student internship program in Washington, D.C. Since its founding, The Washington Center helped more than 60,000 young people translate their college majors into career paths. KU students include: Ethan Moyer, Wernersville, Pa., Marketing and German Studies; Lilith Cole, East Stroudsburg, Pa., Criminal Justice; Gavin Hungaski, Kempton, Pa., Cinema, Television and Media Production; Kathlyn Mosima, Eagleville, Pa., English; Ryan Hoelzel, Allentown, Pa., Political Science.

University Relations


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

An approaching warm front will ignite two possible rounds of showers and thunderstorms today. The first cluster could come in the morning and a stronger cluster of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms could come later in the day. In between, it will just be partly to mostly cloudy and humid. Highs around 83. Rainfall could surpass a quarter inch in any heavier downpours.


Juneteenth Holiday

Just a reminder that the university is closed Monday, June 20 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday that falls on Sunday, June 19. This has been added to the regular major holidays on the holiday calendar.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources


Juneteenth is a United States federal holiday, celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates the final end of slavery in the U.S. on June 19, 1865, when Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for slaves in Galveston, Texas, the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. The word Juneteenth is a portmanteau (a blend of words in which parts of multiple words are combined to form a new word) of June and nineteenth. The day is also celebrated outside the United States, being used by organizations in a number of countries to recognize the end of slavery and to honor the culture and achievements of African Americans.

There are local celebrations that you may want to attend:
- Berks/Reading: June 17-19, Berks Lodge #47, 237 Walnut Street, Reading
- Lehigh: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 18, SteelStacks, Bethlehem

Jerry Schearer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 16 Noon Dr. Hilton Farewell Reception
250 McFarland Student Union
June 20 All Day University Closed
Juneteenth Observed


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.