Daily Brief

March 29, 2023

State Representative Jamie Barton and President Hawkinson in front of Old Main

State Representative Barton Visits KU

President Hawkinson welcomed Pennsylvania State Representative Jamie Barton to campus Friday, March 24. Barton serves District 124, which includes the KU campus.

University Relations

Renee Hellert, Dr. Anne Carroll, Sadie Doss, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Robert Grim, Esq.

Student Recognized at March Council of Trustees Meeting

Sport management major Sadie Doss was recognized by the College of Business as the college’s featured student speaker at the recent KU Council of Trustees meeting, Thursday, March 23. Doss is from Mechanicsburg, Pa., and a student-athlete on the women’s volleyball team. She was a team captain, an All-PSAC player, a Dean’s List student with a 4.0 GPA and a member of the CSC Academic All-District Team. She currently serves as an intern for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Doss is pictured with (L to R): Renee Hellert, director of athletics; Dr. Anne Carroll, dean of the College of Business; Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president; and Robert Grim, Esq., chair of the KU Council of Trustees.

University Relations

photo of a group of students with trash bags

Greek Life Students Host Community Clean Up

Sunday, March 26, more than 200 Greek Life students and many others participated in a community clean up in effort to keep Kutztown beautiful. Thank you to all who attended.

Amanda Garcia, Greek Life


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

High pressure briefly takes hold for the day Wednesday. Fair skies are expected during the day. A cold front passes during the evening bringing a chance of showers. High near 55.
     Dr. Michael Davis, Monsoon Mike Regensburger, special guest Stormwatch Sal Williams, and KU meteorology student Alexa Gantz recorded a new "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast yesterday discussing past, present and future weather, along with an update on the latest worldwide climate news. You can hear the podcast by clicking here.


Student Trustee Search

Faculty and staff, please nominate those students who could best serve the university as its student trustee. Kutztown University Council of Trustees is searching for a new student trustee. A student is qualified if he/she is a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed 30 or more credits by the beginning of the 2023 fall semester, is in good standing, has a GPA of at least a 2.5 and will graduate no sooner than May 2025. The Council of Trustees, the governing body of the university, is composed of an eleven-member board, one of whom is an undergraduate student. The student trustee is a full-voting member of the council. The nomination deadline is April 7. All nominations must be submitted in writing and must include the student's name, email address and telephone number. We will immediately contact students nominated for the position.
     For more information about the position or to download an application please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/student-trustee-search.html.
     Forms are available in the Office of the President, MSU Information Desk, residence halls, Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center and Rohrbach Library. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Toyia Heyward, Office of the President, at 610-683-4102 or heyward@kutztown.edu.
     Application deadline is April 14.

Evan Santos, Student Trustee Search Committee

Dave Culp's Retirement

Dave will be retiring from the university Friday, March 31. The Facilities Project Services team would like to thank Dave for his many years of dedicated service. We wish him the best entering his next chapter.

Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

New Coordinator for Student Success & First-Year Experience

Please join me in welcoming Alyssa Oakley to the Student Success and Academic Excellence team. Alyssa received her bachelor’s degree from KU and will receive her MSW at our May commencement. Her email is alyoakley@kutztown.edu. Please don't hesitate to reach out to her.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

SourcePoint/SAP/ESS Outage

The SAP production system (PRD) will go offline 3 p.m. Friday, March 31; this includes all portal applications (ESS/MSS/E-time/BW/Travel/SourcePoint). All systems are scheduled to be back online 6 a.m. Monday, April 3.

Tammy Moyer, Financial and Business Services

Your Opinion Matters (Correction)

Faculty, staff and students are invited to share your thoughts about the Kutztown.edu website. There will be multiple chances for your input to be heard. Please attend any of the below sessions:
- 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 325 MSU.
- 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 30, 322 MSU.

Kelly Smith, Web & Digital Media

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 29 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Concourse, Old Main
March 29 2 p.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
325 MSU
March 29 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 30 11 a.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
322 MSU
March 30 6 p.m. Speaker/Book Signing-Gabby Rivera
218 McFarland Student Union
April 3 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Date Time Event
March 29 1 p.m. Softball vs. Lock Haven
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 29 3 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Courts
March 29 4 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 31 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Bloomsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 1 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)

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.