Daily Brief

May 4, 2023

KU special education majors (pictured from left to right) Hallie Page, Morgan Pierce and Rosetta Teutonico

KU Special Education Majors Speak on Panel at HR Conference

KU special education majors (pictured from left to right) Hallie Page, Morgan Pierce and Rosetta Teutonico spoke on a panel along with three students from Elizabethtown College at the 11th annual District HR Exchange Conference held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Conference Center Thursday, April 27. The three pre-service teachers shared their perspectives on what they hope for in a future teaching position. The conference session was attended by superintendents, HR directors and other district and intermediate unit administrators in an effort to learn what factors are most likely to attract and keep prospective new teachers entering the profession. 

Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Department of Special Education

Tornado and Jana House

Geography Guest Lecturer

The Department of Geography announces a lecture by Jana Houser, Atmospheric Science Program, Ohio State University, 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 260 Boehm Science Center, “Observations of Non-Descending Tornadogenesis and Forecasting implications.” Everyone is welcome.

Michael Davis, Department of Geography


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

Persistent omega block and upper level low pressure starts to finally lose grip today, but not yet totally. Clouds and some sun will mix and temperatures will warm slightly but still be a good 12 degrees below average. Scattered showers will be around, especially in the afternoon, but the showers don’t appear to be as widespread as recent days. High temperature of 58.


Shapiro Administration Awards Funding to Kutztown University to Bolster Special Education Teacher Workforce

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced that $1.5 million in grant funding was awarded to 15 universities that partner with school districts to expedite the process for students to become a special education teacher, including $99,510 to Kutztown University.

University Relations

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 92 2146 3918 Passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate May 2023 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes to senate@kutztown.edu. Light refreshments will be served from 3:30-4 p.m.

Deryl Johnson, University Senate

CEL Advisory Board Meeting

The CEL Advisory Board will meet 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 6 RL CEL Center.

Erin Kraal, Center for Engaged Learning

AFSCME Local 2234 Memorial Day Parade

Join AFSCME Local 2234 in the Kutztown Memorial Day Parade 8-10 a.m. Monday May 29. Unite with our university and community honoring military personnel who lost their lives in service to our country. Email Vern immediately at vsv574@yahoo.com to sign up. Check your personal email from April 27 for more information.

AFSCME Local 2234 Executive Board


Faculty Accompany Students on Research Trip

During the spring semester, the English department sponsored a student trip to New York City to study Oscar Wilde archives at the Morgan Library and Museum and to review the new play “The Rewards of Being Frank,” a sequel to “The Importance of Being Earnest.” KU faculty members Sandra Leonard and Edward Probasco accompanied five graduate students and five undergraduate students.

University Relations

Geography Department Annual Awards Ceremony

The Department of Geography recently held its annual awards ceremony and Gamma Theta Upsilon induction. Congratulations to the following students.
2023 Student awardees: 
- Emily Leggiero, Justham Family Memorial Award
- Patrick O’Brien, C. Josephine Moyer Geography Award
- Emily Leggiero, Delaware Valley Geographical Award
- Sorrel Langkamer-Smith, Robert and Rosalin Ensminger Award
2023 Gamma Theta Upsilon Inductees:
- Anthony DeFusco
- Zachary Goodman
- Natalie Kamieniecki
- Sorrel Langkamer-Smith

Richard Courtney, Department of Geography

Rohrbach Library Exam Week Hours

Rohrbach Library will operate under the following hours for exam week:
- 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 5
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6
- 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, May 7 
- 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, May 8 
- 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday, May 9
- 7:30 a.m. to midnight Wednesday, May 10
- 7:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday, May 11 
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 12
- Closed Saturday May 13 and Sunday May 14

Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 4 11 a.m. Keith Haring Day Fitness Clinic
Keith Haring Fitness Court
May 4 Noon Keith Haring Art Walk
Keith Haring Fitness Court
May 4 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
May 5 11 a.m. Geography Lecture: Jana Houser
260 Boehm Science Center
May 5 7:30 p.m. KU Orchestra and Reading Choral Society
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 8 1 p.m. Slack & Zimmerman Retirement Celebration
Old Main lobby
May 9 10 a.m. CEL Advisory Board
6 Rohrbach Library
May 10 All Day Period Product Drive
Boxwood House
May 11 11 a.m. Free Employee Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building
May 11 1 p.m. Surprise Retirement Gathering: Simpson
Boehm Science Center
Date Time Event
May 4

10 a.m. Softball PSAC Championships
Game 2 vs Bloomsburg
Veterans Memorial Park, Quakertown (Live Stats | Video)
May 5 Noon Baseball vs. West Chester (DH) (Senior Day)
North Campus 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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .