Daily Brief

June 17, 2024

Chairperson Robert Grim

Remarks by Council of Trustees Chairperson Robert Grim

Robert Grim, Esq., is set to conclude his two-year term as chair of the KU Council of Trustees Sunday, June 30 (2022-24). Grim is a lifelong resident of Kutztown, where he has practiced law since 1969. He began his career as an assistant public defender in Berks County and has served as a municipal solicitor in the area for more than 40 years. Grim is the co-founder and a former director, solicitor and treasurer of the Kutztown University Foundation. He will continue to serve on the executive committee as the outgoing chair. Read Grim’s opening remarks at the June 6 public meeting online.

University Relations


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

Warm front passes as a high pressure over the southeastern U.S. strengthens, ushering in our first significant heat wave of the season. Mostly sunny conditions are expected. High temperature near 88.


Annual Spouse Attestation for PEBTF Benefits

The annual PEBTF spouse attestation for AFSCME and SCUPA employees hired on or after Aug. 1, 2003, will be held from June 1 through July 31. Employees who do not complete the attestation by Wednesday, July 31, will have their spouse terminated effective Thursday, Aug. 1. The initial letter was mailed Thursday, May 23. The online attestation on the PEBTF website is available to employees. If you have any questions, please contact PEBTF directly at 1-800-522-7279.

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Goods and Services - Receiving Merchandise Year-End

As we approach fiscal year-end Sunday, June 30, please remember important due dates and ensure they are factored into your department’s plan for fiscal year (FY) 2024.  Merchandise delivered on or before Sunday, June 30, must be received in SourcePoint by the requisitioner before the end of the day Sunday, June 30. Please feel free to contact Accounts Payable with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

PASSHE Summit Seeking Presentation Proposals

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming PASSHE Summit “Uniting for Inclusive Student Success,” Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28-29, hosted at Millersville University. It is a dynamic event dedicated to exploring and promoting strategies that ensure every student has the opportunity to thrive. This summit will be a platform for sharing insights, fostering collaboration and celebrating innovative approaches to inclusivity in education. We invite you to join us in this exciting endeavor by creating and presenting your unique perspectives and solutions. Whether you're a student with a personal success story, an educator with effective teaching methods, or a community member with valuable resources, your contribution can make a significant impact. We would like to offer you the chance to inspire others, share your expertise and be part of a movement that values inclusion and excellence in our educational systems. Together, we can create a more supportive and successful environment for all students. To submit a proposal, follow the link below. Let's work together to ensure every student's success story is heard and celebrated.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion/CDO

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 17 5 p.m. AFSCME Local 2234 Member Meeting
103 Academic Forum
June 20 Noon 5 Keys To Effective Leadership In Higher Education
Multicultural Center


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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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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .