Daily Brief

March 11, 2024

Ujima Conference 2024 Honors Exceptional Leaders in the Campus Community

Kutztown University celebrated the remarkable contributions of six distinguished individuals during the Black History Month 2024 Ujima Conference Awards Feb. 20-22. These awards recognize those who have significantly impacted the campus community through their dedication to education, unity, leadership, freedom of expression, community service and legacy building.

University Relations


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

Intense low pressure moves through the Canadian maritime provinces, allowing high pressure to build to our southwest. Winds will be strong today. Cloud cover will erode throughout the day resulting in mostly sunny to fair skies. This will usher in a week of very mild and pleasant weather. High temperature near 50.


KU Magnetic Name Badges

KU has branded name badges. Department chairs or secretaries can email sales@waitzcorp.com at Waitz Corporation (610-437-5409) to request a quote for:
- 3.5” x 1.5” name badge gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name and department; or
- 3.25” x 2” name badge gold/burgundy engraved with KU logo, name, title and department.
Enter a purchase requisition in SourcePoint (Vendor #0081001839) using your cost center or department p-card. Prices range from $9.75 to $14, depending on quantity. Contact University Relations at ur@kutztown.edu with questions.

University Relations

Ramadan Begins Monday, March 11

Ramadan begins Monday, March 11, and will end Tuesday, April 9. Eid al-Fitr 2024 is expected to be celebrated Wednesday, April 10. Millions of Muslims across the world observe fast (no food, no water) from dawn till dusk (approximately 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) during the whole month of Ramadan, as this is the most sacred month for the whole Muslim Ummah. This often also includes prayers into the night. It is not unusual to be up past midnight in prayer and then wake up at 3:30-4 a.m. to eat before dawn and pray. Our KU Muslim community (students, staff and faculty) may be tired, hungry and dehydrated - especially with any late afternoon or early evening classes, campus jobs, sports practices or other activities. Please be understanding and accommodating. Thank you.

Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Diversity

Dixon Hall - Water Shut Down Notice

The water service feeding Dixon Hall will be shut down 3 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, to repair a water main leak. You may expect the water to be off most of the day. Water will be restored once the repairs have been completed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Facilities

Spring Break Hours: McFarland Student Union

Spring break hours for the McFarland Student Union are:
 - Closed 6 p.m. Friday, March 8.
 - Closed Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10.
 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15.
 - Closed Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.
 - Resume normal hours Monday, March 18.

MSU Operations

Spring Break Hours: Student Recreation Center

Spring break hours for the Student Recreation Center are:
 - Closed Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10.
 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 11-15.
 - Closed Saturday, March 16.
 - The Keystone Hall Pool will be closed March 9-16.
 - Regular hours resume 1-11 p.m. Sunday, March 17.

Tracy Turner, Student Recreation Center


Lunch x Learn: Working with Neurodivergent Students

This workshop on Neurodiversity in the College Classroom, led by Megan Rutter, assistant director of Disability Services, will include case studies and scenarios that may be similar to what you have experienced in your classrooms. Join us for a free lunch sponsored by the DSO as we discuss some of the biggest struggles for neurodiverse students, how they may manifest within your classroom space and some suggestions on how to best support their needs. The Lunch and Learn will have two seatings: 11-11:50 a.m.; and noon to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 6 Rohrbach Library, CEL office. A variety of boxed lunches, courtesy of the DSO, will be available for those who register. Availability is limited to 20 participants per seating. Please visit the event page for more information.

Center for Engaged Learning

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 11-15 -- Spring Break
March 12 -- Summer Session 2024 Registration
March 18-19 11 a.m. Graduation Festival
218 MSU
March 18-22 -- Neurodiversity Celebration Week
March 19 11 a.m. Lunch x Learn: Working with Neurodivergent Students
6 Rohrbach

Date Time Event
March 11 1 p.m. Baseball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)
March 12 3 p.m.  Baseball vs. Chestnut Hill 
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)
March 15-16 11 a.m. Wrestling at NCAA DII Championships
Park City, Kan. (Video | Stats)
March 15 Noon Baseball vs. Pitt-Johnstown (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)
March 16 Noon Baseball vs. Pitt-Johnstown (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | 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.