Daily Brief

May 2, 2024

Kutztown University student standing behind podium

State Scholarship Winner

Matthew Love, a junior in the Special Education Visual Impairments/Middle Level 4-8 program, received the state Penn-Del AER Scholarship Award in Harrisburg, Pa. at the state visual impairment conference Saturday, April 27. This award is competitive and this is only the second time an undergraduate has won the award in the past 20 years. The award includes a monetary scholarship.

Dr. Nicole Johnson, Special Education

The REDress Project Installation on Campus

KU's version of "The REDress Project" will appear around the DMZ fountain today, Thursday, May 2, and remain erected until Monday, May 6. Through the unannounced pop-up of striking red dresses on the DMZ, Residence Life partnered with the Multicultural Center to bring awareness to this art installation, originally created by Métis visual artist Jaime Black-Morsette, that responds to the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW) epidemic in the U.S. and Canada. May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. Learn more about the staggering rates of violence online.

Amanda Slichter, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

Students at the Geography Department Annual Awards/GTU Initiation Ceremony

Geography Department Annual Awards/GTU Initiation Ceremony

The Department of Geography recently held its annual awards ceremony and Gamma Theta Upsilon induction.
2024 student awardees:
 - Anthony Defusco: Justham Family Memorial Award; C. Josephine Moyer Geography Award; Delaware Valley Geographical Association Award.
 - Leah Hart: Robert and Rosalin Ensminger Award.
2024 Gamma Theta Upsilon Inductees:
 - Andrew Carducci
 - Ryan Degler
 - Brett Dombrowski
 - Jack Dombrowski
 - Allison Fernandez
 - Wesley Griggs
 - Sophia Harris
 - Levi Hart
 - Alexa Karlowicz
 - James Pointer
 - Owen Smith
 - Sarah Snow
 - Zach Thomas
Well-earned, congratulations.

Laurel Delaney, Geography


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

Another beautiful springtime day with high pressure bringing fair skies and highs around 84 degrees.


Spirit Fridays

Fridays at KU are Spirit Fridays. All faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to wear maroon and gold and/or Kutztown University apparel on Fridays throughout the year. The KU Campus Store offers 20% off apparel and gifts the first Friday of every month as part of its First Friday Sale (in-store and online).

University Relations

P-Card Training

Are you new to using a KU purchasing card or need a refresher on how to monitor and reconcile your P-card purchase? The Regional Procurement Office (RPO) will conduct a WORKS training 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 8, and 2-3 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Please email Mary Vink at mvink@passhe.edu with your preference.

Mary Vink, RPO

SSHE Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for non-represented (management), nurses, faculty and police is April 22 through May 3. If you do not have changes, no action is required during Open Enrollment. View the Open Enrollment website for employee information, including the premiums for the 2024-2025 plan year. There are no plan changes, but you can find full information on the Open Enrollment page. Please reach out to Jeanette Forster with any questions.

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Community Outreach Center - Used Shoe Collection

The Community Outreach Center (COC) is still collecting used shoes - any size or style shoe is a great donation. Please drop off donations to the COC in the MSU, or if the office is closed, please leave shoes at the information desk. Thank you.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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 11 a.m.  P-Card Training
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


Trio from KU Softball Earn All-PSAC East Second Team Selections

Naya Darnowski, Emily Henn and Brianna Stocklin of the Golden Bear softball team earned All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division postseason honors, being tabbed to the Second Team, as voted on by the league's head coaches and announced Tuesday, April 30. It is the second All-PSAC recognition for Stocklin and the first for Darnowski and Henn.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
May 2 10 a.m. Softball vs. Shippensburg
PSAC Championships
Quakertown, Pa. (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. (Video | Results)


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 .