Daily Brief

June 5, 2023

Pride Month

We celebrate June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Pride Month. A month to celebrate LGBTQI+ individuals and honor the history. This year will be the 53rd annual celebration. Pride month in the U.S. is held in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village. On June 28, 1970, the first pride marches were held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago to commemorate Stonewall and demonstrate for equal rights. The American Civil Liberties Union is currently tracking 491 anti-LGBTQ bills in the U.S. While it feels like we are taking steps backward in equal rights, it is important to celebrate the successes and joys in our LGBTQ+ community. During Pride month, remember that being an LGBTQ ally takes action. Reach out to all your LGBTQ+ family and friends and let them know that you support and respect them.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center and University Relations

Memorial Day Parade in Kutztown

The Kutztown Pipe Band participated in the 2023 Kutztown Memorial Day Parade, with ceremonies held at Fairview Cemetery and Hope Cemetery. The KPB is a student group at KU and nonprofit group in the Borough, with free group bagpipe lessons offered to anyone interested in learning. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional information.

Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences / Kutztown Pipe Band


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

High pressure to our northwest. It is possible to get some passing cloud cover from the closed low to our northeast.  Mostly sunny conditions are in store. High temperature near 77.


Orientation Preview

Please join us 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, 218 McFarland Student Union for a preview of this summer's New Student Orientation Programs. Meet our staff, learn more about orientation goals and learning objectives. Freshman/parent orientation begins June 6 through 10.

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation Programs

Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet Thursday, June 8.
Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building.
- Academic & Student Affairs Committee, 323 MSU.
- Finance, Property and Audit Committee, 322 MSU.
- Human Diversity Committee, 325 MSU.
- University Relations & Athletics and Advancement Committee, 324 MSU.
     The Plenary Session will begin 3 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union Building.

Office of the President

AFSCME Monthly Meeting

Join us 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 12, 103 Academic Forum for the monthly AFSCME members meeting. The meeting will also be available on Zoom. Light refreshments will be served. Note the time change to 4:30 p.m. This new time will extend for the summer break and return back to 5:30 p.m. when classes resume.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the O’Pake Fieldhouse. Awards presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 7 through the online form.
     A list of all the honorees is available on the Human Resources page of the Kutztown University website.

Office of the President

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 5 3:30 p.m. Orientation Preview
218 McFarland Student Union
June 8 1:30 p.m. COT Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
June 8 3 p.m. COT Plenary Session
250 MSU
June 12 4:30 p.m. AFSCME Member Meeting
103 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

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.