Daily Brief

June 29, 2023

Kutztown Folk Festival Returns July 1-9

The Kutztown Folk Festival, ranked the No. 2 cultural festival in the nation by USA Today readers, returns in-person this summer July 1-9 at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Tickets are available online.

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

High pressure directly over Pennsylvania will bring finally a day without risk for showers, but Canadian wildfire smoke will be our new issue once again. Fair, hazy skies, with high temperatures around 83. Dew point levels will noticeably lower and more comfortable than earlier this week.


Faculty Participates in Televised Panel

Dr. Michael Gambone, Department of History, participated on a panel, “Conspiracy Theories in Modern American History,” at the 2023 Organization of American Historians Conference. The panel was televised on C-Span as part of its American History TV broadcast. Gambone spoke about the pedagogy of teaching conspiracy theories. His remarks can be seen around the 51 minute mark here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?526971-4/conspiracy-theories-modern-american-history

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Transfer Student Orientation

Please join us in welcoming more than 100 new transfer students and their families as they participate in New Student Orientation, Thursday, June 29, in 218 McFarland Student Union Building. Included in this program is information regarding academics, financial aid, housing, student life and more. Welcome Golden Bears.

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

Camps/Events Happening This Week

We are pleased to welcome the following camps/events this week on our campus:
- June 29-August 5: Change Summer Camp (various locations on campus)
- June 30-July 1: Berks Warriors Basketball Tournament (Keystone Hall)
- July 1-8: KU Summer Music Festival (Schaeffer Auditorium) 
- July 5-8: Sky Jumpers (Keystone Hall)
- July 6-9: STEM YEA Camp (Boehm Science Building)
Show them your Golden Bear pride. Thank you.

Jamie Ryan, Conference and Event Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
July 1-8 Summer Music Festival
July 1-9 Kutztown Folk Festival
July 4 All Day Independence Day
University Closed

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 , 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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