Daily Brief

May 1, 2024

Second Annual Fitness Clinic, Competition and Art Walk at Keith Haring Fitness Court

Kutztown University sport management students and faculty are leading the charge to provide the campus and local communities with exercise clinics and competitions 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Keith Haring Fitness Court. Community members are welcome to attend the open fitness clinic 11-11:45 a.m., a competition among KU and Kutztown Area High School (KAHS) students is scheduled at 11:45 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. art walk celebrating Haring’s work.

University Relations

Kutztown University students planting trees.

Earth Day Tree Planting Event

As they have for the past 12 years, in recognition of Earth Day, students in two labs for the Environmental Biology class participated in a collaborative effort with the Kutztown Borough Environmental Council (EAC) to remove invasive shrubs and plant 60 native trees and shrubs along the Saucony Creek at Kutztown Borough North Park. Tree purchases were funded by a matching grant to the Kutztown Borough EAC. Dr. Todd Underwood, professor of biology and chair of the Kutztown Borough Environmental Advisory Commission, applied for this grant to support habitat restoration along the Saucony Trail. Underwood is a leader in building strong ties between the university and the Borough. Ms. Cheyenne Friscia, a biology major and KU Student Representative to the Borough EAC, helped to lead the tree-planting event. Nearly 40 Kutztown University students participated over two days in this class-based service, learning tree and shrub-planting activity. All the trees and shrubs that were planted are native to Pennsylvania and were added to reinforce the importance of the Saucony Trail as a home and habitat for wildlife.

Christopher F. Sacchi, Biology

People at event at Kutztown University

TRIO Student Support Services Program Networking Event

Thank you to the KU faculty and staff, KU Foundation professionals and off-campus professionals and TRIO SSSP alumni who participated and continued to support the TRIO SSSP Networking Event. This year we would like to also thank Amy Cozze, outreach director for U.S. Senator Bob Casey, for her time and support of the TRIO grants. The support of our representatives allows the TRIO grant programs to continue to be funded, like KU’s TRIO Student Support Services Program and TRIO Upward Bound program. TRIO SSSP is proud to be providing services for students at KU for 30 years. This year, 10 students were awarded for their exceptional efforts in their academics and participation in the program. Business Boulevard created another facet of networking, allowing students to showcase their businesses and talents. Headshots were provided to students by Carter McKinney of McKinney Media LLC.

Roxanne Grim, TRIO Student Support Services Program


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

Surface high pressure in place. Mostly sunny conditions after some patchy morning fog. High temperature near 77.


Save the Date: Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic

Mark your calendars for the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, O'Pake Fieldhouse. All Kutztown University faculty and staff are invited to attend this event. Invitations will be sent out following commencement.

Human Resources and the Office of the President

May is AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which offers us a chance to celebrate the immense contributions of AAPI communities and look to our future in a diverse, equal society. AAPI Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. Our KU campus honors and celebrates our APPI faculty, staff and students for their dynamic and brilliant voices, culture and leadership.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

Goods and Services - Requisitions

As we approach fiscal year-end, Sunday, June 30, please remember important due dates and ensure they are factored into your department’s plan for fiscal year (FY) 2024. Requisitions for the purchase of services or goods that are to be provided/delivered before Sunday, June 30, must be entered in SourcePoint and approved by the account manager by Friday, May 31. Please feel free to contact Accounts Payable with any questions or concerns.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office


Writing Center Open Through Thursday, May 9

The KU Writing Center is open through Thursday of finals week, May 9, to help students with their final papers. Please remind them to stop by 100C Rohrbach Library, call, email or make an online appointment using the link below for writing help and guidance. The hours are:
In-person appointments
 - 2-6 p.m. Sunday.
 - 2-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
KUWC Online
 - 2-6 p.m. Sunday
 - 11 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
 - 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.
 - Noon to 4 p.m. Friday.

Patricia D. Pytleski , Writing Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 1 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate B
183 MSU
May 1 5 p.m. Communication Studies Showcase
223 MSU
May 1 7:30 p.m. Concert: Jazz Ensemble II
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 2 11 a.m. Fitness Clinic, Competition and Art Walk
Keith Haring Fitness Court
May 2 Noon Integrating Generative AI into Your Work
Zoom (RSVP)
May 2 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate C
183 MSU
May 2 7:30 p.m. Concert: Jazz Ensemble I
Schaeffer Auditorium
May 3 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate D
183 MSU
May 8 7 p.m. Concert: Choir
Georgian Room
May 9 4 p.m. Senior Toast
Alumni Plaza
May 10 5 p.m. Graduate Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 11 9 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement: COE, CLAS
O'Pake Fieldhouse
May 11 2 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement: COB, CVPA
O'Pake Fieldhouse

Date Time Event
May 1 12:30 p.m. Softball vs. California (Pa.)
PSAC Championships
Quakertown, Pa. (Video | Stats)
May 1 4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. West Chester
(Video | Stats)
May 2 10:35 a.m. Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
Allentown, Pa. (Video | Stats | Tickets)
May 3-5 All Day Track and Field at PSAC Championships
Shippensburg, Pa.


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 .