Daily Brief

Nov. 28, 2022

Old Main Clock Tower



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

Partly sunny conditions as high pressure builds in behind a departing cold front. High temperature near 50.


Laura Fahy-Leo to Serve as Interim Director of Admissions

Laura Fahy-Leo, associate director of Admissions, will serve as interim director of Admissions, effective immediately. Fahy-Leo is a two-time graduate of KU and has worked in the admissions office since 2007. She served as the interim director of Admissions during the 2018-19 academic year and brings tremendous experience to the role. Fahy-Leo steps in for Krista Evans, who was named interim vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

University Relations

College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Search Candidates

Candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts will visit our campus Dec. 5. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff.  Candidates' names and vitae will be posted on the website 48 hours prior to their campus visit.

Katie Bowen, College of Business

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, Old Main Concourse. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

December Blood Drive

The Community Outreach Center is looking for donors to participate in our December blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 218 McFarland Student Union Building. Donors will need to sign up for an appointment. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For questions, please contact blichar@kutztown.edu.

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center


University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. The meeting will be held on Zoom. The link can also be found on the UCC Document Submissions SharePoint page. Contact Lisa Brennan at brennan@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Lisa Brennan, Registrar's Office

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec 1, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom, meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html.xml. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and Dec. 2022 SharePoint folder  https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/universitysenatemembers . Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Steve Lem, University Senate

Starfish Task Force Willingness to Serve

Committee on Committees has been asked to populate a task force to gather faculty feedback about Starfish. This Willingness to Serve call will be open until midnight, Dec. 4. We will be selecting one faculty member from each college, one non-teaching or staff member and two additional members will be appointed by the provost. Members of the taskforce will serve as a sounding board, testing group and idea-generating body in collaboration with our Starfish manager and one representative of the college-specific success team to improve our implementation. Membership will begin Spring 2023 and extend through Spring 2024. Members should anticipate several meetings each semester to provide support to the implementation process, with potentially fewer meetings in the later phases of the rollout. To apply please complete the KU Starfish Taskforce Willingness to Serve form available on Engage

Deryl B. Johnson, University Senate

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 29 11 a.m. Lunch and Learn
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 30 1:30 p.m. Open Forum Dean CVPA - Candidate A
183 MSU
Nov. 30 3 p.m. Provost's Open Hour
Concourse, Old Main
Dec. 1 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Dec. 1 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum | Zoom
Dec. 1 7:30 p.m. Danu-An Emerald Isle Christmas
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 2 2 p.m. Open Forum Dean CVPA - Candidate B
183 MSU
Dec. 3 11 a.m. Christmas on the Farm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Dec. 5 2 p.m. Open Forum Dean CVPA - Candidate C
183 MSU

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 .