Daily Brief

June 5, 2024

Spring 2024 Dean's List Announced

1,987 students have been named to the Spring 2024 Dean's List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the Dean's List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

University Relations

Geology Club Tours Arizona's Geologic Wonders

The KU Geology Club traveled to northern Arizona with Dr. Kurt Friehauf (Geology) and did the following:
 - Explored the red rock country near Sedona.
 - Hiked down the cliffs into the Grand Canyon on the South Kaibab Trail.
 - Walked in amazement between the curving aeolian Navajo sandstone walls of Antelope Canyon.
 - Climbed the slopes of the 6,000-year-old SP Crater volcano to peer into its steep crater.
 - Walked along jagged 950-year-old 'A'ā lava flows at Sunset Crater volcano.
 - Toured the ¾-mile diameter Meteor Crater asteroid impact site where a 150-foot-wide chunk of iron slammed into the Ice-Age Arizona desert 50,000 years ago, creating a 20-megaton blas.
 - Walked among rich fields of 210-million-year-old fallen trees, whose buried carbon bodies were replaced by silicon-rich groundwaters at Petrified Forest National Park.
 - Hiked to the peak of Peridot Mesa on the San Carlos Apache tribal lands, where black lava rose violently from 100 miles below the surface of the Earth, ripping away mantle rock samples that lined the vent walls and freezing them in the lava flow like tangerines in a Midwestern Jello desert (well, … more like undissolved sugar in Jello – tangerines are non-crystalline, but sugar has a lattice).
 - Hoofed in the desert heat to sample perlite deposits and find grape-sized obsidian marbles locally called “Apache Tears” that legendarily formed where tears of the families of murdered warriors fell and fused the desert sands.
 - Drove along the 3¾-mile-long Ray Copper Mine.
Students camped nights and ate meals cooked by Dr. Friehauf.

Kurt Friehauf, Geology Club


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

A warm front lifts through the region today ending our streak of pleasant weather. Showers and possible afternoon thunderstorms are expected. High temperature near 81.


Travel Reimbursement Requests - Fiscal Year End

Travel expense reimbursement requests (through the Travel Management System - ESS Portal) should be submitted no later than Monday, June 10, for travel through Friday, May 31. Travel reimbursements for Saturday, June 1, through Sunday, June 30, must be submitted no later than Monday, July 8. Fiscal year (FY) 2024 guidance can be found online. Travel reimbursement requests turned in after Monday, July 8 will be applied to your FY 2025 budget. Please contact Amanda Vakso (avasko@kutztown.edu) with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

P-Card Training

Are you new to using a KU purchasing card or need a refresher on how to monitor and reconcile your P-card purchase? The Regional Procurement Office (RPO) will conduct a WORKS training 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 11, via Zoom. Please email mvink@passhe.edu if you are interested.

Mary Vink, RPO

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 6 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
June 6 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
June 7 9 a.m. Week-by-Week Workplace Wellness
223 MSU
June 10 9 a.m.  Social Equity Policies Training
June 11 11 a.m. P-Card Training 
June 12 11:30 a.m. Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic
O'Pake Fieldhouse (RSVP)
June 17 5 p.m. AFSCME Local 2234 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 , 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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