Daily Brief

Nov. 30, 2022

Old Main clock tower and building roofs in the background, with a tree branch in the foreground



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

Strong cold front passes. Showers and a possible thunderstorm. High temperature near 55.


Holiday Celebration

President Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson cordially invite you and your family to a holiday celebration 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, Georgian Room Old Main. Kindly respond by Dec. 5 through the link below. Following the celebration, please enjoy these additional activities starting 3 p.m.:
Seasons of Light Planetarium Show, Grim Science Building
Department of Music Holiday Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium

Office of the President

Mail Services Holiday Break Deadline

Please have all international packages and large mailings ready no later than Monday, Dec. 21 to allow enough time to send out before break. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Mail Services at 610-683-4141 or mailservices@kutztown.edu

Mail Services

New to the Business Office

Please welcome Angela Troutman, accountant, to the business office. who started Monday, Nov. 21. Troutman, who started Monday, Nov. 21, joins financial and business services after working eight years at KUSSI. She can be reached at ext. 3-4147 or atroutman@kutztown.edu.

Matt Assad, Financial & Business Services

Starbucks Expanded Hours of Operation

The Bear's Den Starbucks in the McFarland Student Union Building will be expanding their hours of operation. Starbucks will be open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Friday, Dec. 16.

Chris Wallace, KU Dining Services

Faculty First Thursday Presentation

Dr. Megan O’Byrne from the Department of Communication Studies will present "Sex Beyond Commitment: Exploring Taboo Communication About Non-Monogamy in Open and Closed Relationships" 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center. This research study, a recently published book chapter, explores the communicative practices of couples who experience non-monogamy because of open relationships as compared to those who experience affairs. Thematic analysis indicates identification of relational needs, primary dialectical tensions and fetishes within the relationships as relational/conversational conflicts. Results suggest that while some minor differences exist between the couples, both types of couples face similar communication struggles after experiencing non-monogamy.

Joselyn Wynter, College Of Visual & Performing Arts

Pop-Up Student Holiday Art Market

Come find handmade holiday gifts by students in Clay Club and Textiles & Weaving Club. Shop the lobby of Schaeffer Auditorium at KU Presents! Danu Emerald Isle Christmas performance 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1. 

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Lunch and Learn: Identifying Bias and Developing Awareness

The Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) Professional Development Committee is proud to present the next workshop in our series of Lunch and Learns open to all faculty and staff. In this workshop, athletics diversity and inclusion officer, Bilal Salaam, and assistant director of Financial Aid, Michael Arias, will show us how to recognize bias and develop awareness to increase our understanding of the topic. Their presentation will take place noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 250 MSU. Light refreshments will be provided. Please use this link to sign up. Contact Angelica Mishra at mishra@kutztown.edu with any questions.

EMSA Professional Development Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
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
Dec. 5 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Dec. 6 noon Lunch & Learn: Identifying Bias
250 MSU
Date Time Event
Dec. 2 5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Gannon
Dec. 3 5:30 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Clarion
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Dec. 3 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Clarion
Keystone Arena (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 .