Daily Brief

May 12, 2023

Celebrate 2023 Spring Commencement May 12-13

More than 1,100 students will be awarded degrees during Kutztown University's spring commencement ceremonies May 12-13, at O'Pake Fieldhouse.

University Relations


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

High pressure remains in control. Our first real taste of summer is in store. High temperature near 83.


Campuswide Electrical Shut Down Sunday, May 14

The campus electrical distribution system will be shut down from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 14. There will be no power to any campus building during that time. This work is necessary to perform required PMs on the university 69kV substation. Please make sure to save and power down your PC prior to this shutdown event. We plan to have facilities support staff on campus to address any service issues that may arise when the power returns. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

Campuswide Grass Fertilizer and Weed Control Application

TruGreen will be on campus Monday, May 15 to perform our annual spring fertilizer and weed control application. They typically begin early morning on the south side of campus, and finish on the north side by early afternoon. Please stay off treated areas until they are dry. This usually occurs within 30 minutes or so after the application is completed but can vary depending on weather conditions. Thank you.

William Meeker, Facilities

Health & Wellness Closed

The Health & Wellness Center will be closed for staff development 9-11 a.m. Monday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 17. Emergencies should contact Public Safety at 610-683-4001.

Robin Hoffman, Health & Wellness Services


Multimodal Teaching Article

Since Fall 2020, the German section of the Department of Modern Language Studies has offered its courses "multimodal," meaning some students attend in person and some via Zoom. This delivery method has enabled students from across PASSHE to take upper-level German classes and, in some cases, complete their degrees. Lynn M. Kutch recently published an article in the leading German language teaching journal Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German: "Disruptive Innovation for Language Teaching in a Multimodal Format." 

Lynn Kutch, Department of Modern Language Studies

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 12 5 p.m. Graduate Spring Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse - YouTube
May 13 9 a.m. Commencement: COE and CLAS
O'Pake Fieldhouse - YouTube
May 13 2 p.m. Commencement: COB and CVPA
O'Pake Fieldhouse - YouTube
May 14 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Campuswide Electrical Shutdown
May 15 5:30 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum
May 17 9 a.m. Faculty Reflective Retreat
May 17 1 p.m. John Dillon Retirement Reception
250 MSU
May 18 8 a.m. Procurement Retreat
103 Academic Forum
President Hawkinson KU women’s lacrosse team

President Hawkinson and Golden Bear Women’s Lacrosse

President Hawkinson visited the KU women’s lacrosse team Thursday, May 11, to congratulate the Golden Bears on a historic season and wish them luck in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. Under the leadership of second-year head coach Kristen Nicholson, KU qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and will play East Stroudsburg University Friday, May 12, at top-seed West Chester University.

University Relations

Date Time Event
May 12 12 p.m. T&F at PSAC Outdoor Championships
Slippery Rock, PA (Live Results | Video)
May 12 11 a.m. Softball vs. Davis & Elkins/Shippensburg
NCAA Atlantic Regional
Charleston, WV (Live Stats | Video)
May 12 3 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg
NCAA First Round
West Chester, Pa. (Live Stats | Video)
May 13 11 a.m. T&F at PSAC Outdoor Championships
Slippery Rock, PA (Live Results | 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.

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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.