Daily Brief

May 13, 2024

Kutztown University students celebrating graduation

Thank You from President Hawkinson

I want to express my deepest gratitude to all those who made this past weekend's commencement ceremonies a success. So many contributed to the weekend events: the administrators, faculty and staff who planned and worked the event, the custodial and grounds crews who prepared the buildings and beautiful landscaping, the police and security personnel, the volunteers, the Department of Music and Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production for enhancing our ceremonies and allowing families across the world to watch our ceremonies, our faculty, students and their families and friends. I'm proud to be among you all. Thank you.

Kenneth S. Hawkinson, University President


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

Ridging works into the area and provides for a sunny day. High temperature near 72.


Thank You from Commencement Staff

We'd like to express our immense appreciation to the many staff, faculty and volunteers that contributed to the success of the commencement ceremonies this past Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. The KU community effort that makes our graduations so meaningful to our students and their guests is amazing. A special thank you goes out to the members of our Facilities crew who work tirelessly behind the scenes, often jumping in to help manage unexpected challenges that arise. The KU Golden Bear spirit shines brightest as we celebrate the achievements of our graduates. Thanks for helping to make it all possible.

KU Commencement Staff/Dean of Students Office

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 14 11:30 a.m. Elanie Bonfitto Retirement Celebration 
200 Schaeffer
May 15 11 a.m. Friends of Pete Lunch and Learn
218 MSU (Info)
May 18 7 a.m. Power Shutdown
North Campus (Partial)


Softball Advances to NCAA Super Regionals

After losing a lead and falling in the opening game of the day, Golden Bear softball, with its season then on the line, battled back and won the second game over Shippensburg to advance out of the NCAA Atlantic Region four-team pod Sunday, May 12, at Creekview Park, Stroudsburg, Pa., and move on to the NCAA Super Regionals. The Golden Bears (36-23 overall) held a 4-0 lead into the fifth inning of game one, but the Raiders (36-21) scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to stave off elimination with a 9-4 game-one victory. The Maroon and Gold, now needing to win to extend their season, fell behind 1-0 early in the second game Sunday, but rattled off five straight runs and won 5-1. Kutztown will now travel to Charleston, W.Va., to play the third-seeded Golden Eagles in the best-of-three series at Super Regionals beginning Tuesday, May 14.

Sports Information

Women's Lacrosse Finishes as PSAC Runner-Up for Best Finish in 40 Years, Qualifies for NCAA Tournament

The Golden Bear women's lacrosse team defeated Seton Hill Friday, May 10, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) semifinals, 13-10, to advance to the program's first PSAC championship game since 1984 (the program's only title came in 1982). KU overcame a six-goal deficit in the championship game against West Chester Sunday, May 12, but fell in the final minutes, 12-11. Sunday night, KU heard its name called as one of 16 participating teams in the 2024 NCAA Division II Championship tournament. The Golden Bears (15-5 overall) earned the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Region and will take on a familiar opponent, No. 3 seed East Stroudsburg (12-6), Thursday, May 16, at West Chester's Vonnie Gros Field. Kutztown set a new program record for wins in a season with 15 and will be looking to win its first NCAA game in program history.

Sports Information

Soccer Summer Youth Soccer Day Camp

Kutztown University Women's Soccer would like to invite the children of all faculty and staff to attend our "Summer Youth Soccer Day Camp," Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20. Hosted on campus at Keystone Field and Andre Reed Stadium, we offer three options to fit players of all ages and skill levels:
- Half Day ($165); 9 a.m. to noon; ages 5-14.
- Full Day ($290); 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; ages 5-14.
- New: Cubs-n-Cleats ($105); 5-6 p.m.; ages 3-4.
Each day, campers will participate in dynamic games and activities that safely enhance their skill level and understanding of the game of soccer. Every practice is age/skill-appropriate and designed by our professional camp staff. These sessions are for fun, promoting proper growth and development and taking place in a small group environment where players would receive individual instruction. Moving from basic technical activities all the way to games and full-field matches, campers will experience an immersive soccer environment they will absolutely love and remember. Check out the link below to register.

Maddy Reed, Women's Soccer

Date Time Event
May 14 TBD Softball at Charleston (W.Va.)
NCAA Atlantic Super Regionals
Charleston, W.Va.
May 16 TBD Women's Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg
NCAA Tournament
West Chester, 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.

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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 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 .