Daily Brief

March 18, 2022

Sophomore Receives Scholarship and Internship

TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity and sensors, will welcome 14 students, including Kutztown University sophomore Savannah Crutchfield, into the first year of the African Heritage Scholarship Program. The program, is a $3.5 million investment in the company's efforts to further diversify its workforce and bring new opportunities in the technology industry to top-performing Black and African American students in the United States. Crutchfield is an information technology major from Pottsville, Pa. and will join TE in May to complete a 10- to 12-week internship at sites throughout the U.S. Upon successful completion of the internship, students will receive a scholarship of up to $22,500 for their junior year, based on financial need, and will be invited back for a second internship at TE next summer. The scholarship would then be eligible for renewal for their senior year. TE expects a new cohort of students will join the African Heritage Scholarship Program each year for the next five years.

University Relations


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Health and Wellness Center

The Health and Wellness Center will have a change in operation hours Friday, March 18. The center will be open 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., and then closed for the remainder of the day due to a professional development event.  When the Health Center is closed, please contact Public Safety and Police Services at 610-683-4001 for immediate assistance. If you have an emergency off campus, call 911.

Robin Hoffman, Health and Wellness Services

AFSCME Convention Call

Local 2234 members, at our March 21 meeting we will be electing delegates to attend the 50th Annual AFSCME Council 13 Convention in Hershey, April 29 to May 1. Please plan to join us for our monthly membership meeting 5 p.m. Monday, March 21, 203 Academic Forum.

Christina Ferris, AFSCME Local 2234

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in Old Main concourse (east side). Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet. 

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Thank You to Officer Edwin Fernandez

The members of the Kutztown University Public Safety & Police Services would like thank Officer Edwin Fernandez for his service to the KU campus community. Officer Fernandez has accepted a position with the Upper Macungie Police Department in Lehigh County. Please take the time to congratulate him. We wish him much success in all his future endeavors. 

David Drezek, Kutztown University Police Department

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March Women's History Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
March 14-18 Spring Break
No classes; Offices open
March 21 1:30 p.m. Social Equity Policies Training
04 Old Main A-wing
March 21 5 p.m. AFSCME Meeting
203 Academic Forum
March 21 6 p.m. RAD Training
22A Old Main
March 21 7:30 p.m. Faculty Chamber Silvertrust Recital
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 22 6 p.m. RAD Training
Georgian Room
March 23 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 23 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse (east side)
March 24 6 p.m. RAD Training
Georgian Room
March 25 7:30 p.m. KU Orchestra Performance
Schaeffer Auditorium
Date Time Event
March 18 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Lock Haven
North Campus Field (Live Stats)

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.