Daily Brief

May 27, 2022

American flags placed in front of the graves of soldiers

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is Monday, May 30. Following the Civil War, families and friends put flowers on the graves of soldiers; in 1966, May 30 was designated as Decoration Day. The tradition of decorating graves of soldiers has continued. Whatever you will be doing - do not forget that Memorial Day is to honor and mourn the military personnel who died while serving the United States branch of the Armed Forces. Honor and remember.

University Relations


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


Employee Recognition Picnic

As the rush of the end of semester and the excitement of graduation begin to fade, we turn our attention to another annual tradition: the employee recognition luncheon. This year, President Hawkinson is pleased to welcome the campus community 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15 to O’Pake Fieldhouse, as we gather to honor all those employees who reached a service milestone and/or have retired since June 2019. A list of honorees is available here. Please RSVP by June 3.

Human Resources

Spirit wear isn’t just for Fridays this summer

President Hawkinson invites everyone to sport their business-casual KU spirit wear throughout the week this summer. To help kick off the unofficial start of summer, the KU Bookstore is proud to offer a 30% discount off apparel and gifts for all employees. This offer is available May 31 - June 3 with KU employee ID.

Human Resources

Final Call for Registration: 2022 CET Summer Teaching Conference (Virtual)

The CET is pleased to announce the 2022 CET Summer Teaching Conference 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 1. It will be held virtually on Zoom. This year's conference, with the theme of OER/Open Pedagogies, features a keynote by Dr. Torrey Trust and professor Robert W. Maloy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. There will also be a panel discussion with KU faculty members sharing their experiences with OER/Open Pedagogies. More information about the keynote can be found here. Tentative program can be found here. Thanks to those who registered. If you haven't done so, please consider registering for the conference using the link below. You will receive the conference Zoom link shortly in your confirmation email. All are welcome and certificates will also be provided. Thanks, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions. 

Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Summer Bonus Offer from PSECU

Start the summer with some extra cash in your pocket. PSECU is offering up to $250 when KU faculty and staff join and meet promotion requirements. Simply join PSECU using promo code: UPTO250UD. Add a free checking account with a debit card plus digital banking for a $100 bonus. Establish qualifying direct deposit(s) for an additional $150. Click here for full rules and application. Call the PSECU office at 610-894-4814 for more details. 

Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 30 All Day Memorial Day
University Closed
June 2 2 p.m. Michelle Kiec Farewell
Atrium Lobby, Sharadin Arts Building

KU Rugby team wearing their uniforms in a team huddle on the field

Rugby Teams to Compete at Collegiate Rugby Championship This Weekend in New Orleans

The Golden Bear men's and women's rugby teams travel to New Orleans this weekend, May 28-30, to compete at the Collegiate Rugby Championships. The nationally ranked men's rugby team, the No. 1 seed in the East Region, has the top prize squarely in mind. Games throughout the weekend will be carried on The Rugby Network and NCR's YouTube Channel. The Challenge Bowl Final, Survivor Shield Final, Champion Plate Final, National Cup Third Place match and National Cup Final will be carried on CBS Sports Network. Read the full men's preview, with match schedule and ways to watch, online.

The women's team competes at CRCs for the first time in three years. All stadium matches will be broadcast through CBS Sport Network or The Rugby Network. Select other games will be broadcasted through YouTube. Read the full women's preview, with match schedule and ways to watch, online.

Sports Information

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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.

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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.