Daily Brief

May 31, 2022

Kutztown University Men’s Rugby cheering as they celebrate their First National Championship

KU Men’s Rugby Wins First National Championship

Tournament Most Valuable Player Mate Kvirikashvili registered his second game-winning try of the day with less than two minutes remaining as the Kutztown University men's rugby team capped off a dream spring sevens season in New Orleans Monday.  With the Golden Bears' 17-12 victory over Dartmouth in the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) Men's Premier National Cup Final, they claimed the first national championship in program history. Read the full recap online.

The university invites the campus community to celebrate the championship and welcome the Golden Bears back to campus Tuesday afternoon. Please monitor your email Tuesday for the team’s expected arrival time and location.

The Golden Bear women went 3-3 over the weekend and bounced back from an early defeat Sunday morning to finish sixth overall in the Women's DI Club Bracket at the national Collegiate Rugby Championships in New Orleans. Read the full recap online.

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

30% Off This Week at KU Campus Store for Faculty and Staff

The KU Campus Store is proud to offer a 30% discount (in-store only) off apparel and gifts for all employees, May 31 to June 3, with KU ID. Employees who purchase during the promotional period will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 KU Campus Store gift card (winner drawn June 6).

University Relations

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

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 2 2 p.m. Michelle Kiec Farewell
Atrium Lobby, Sharadin Arts Building


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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