Daily Brief

Nov. 7, 2022

renovation of the DeFrancesco Building

President Hawkinson and Council of Trustees Tour DeFrancesco Renovation

President Hawkinson, his cabinet and KU’s Council of Trustees toured the renovation of the DeFrancesco Building Thursday, Nov. 3. DeFrancesco houses the university’s accredited College of Business and will soon incorporate the entrepreneurial-focused Small Business Development Center. The renovation is scheduled to be completed in May and will welcome students and faculty for the 2023 Fall semester.

University Relations


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

Cold front sweeps through during the day. Skies will be fair for most of the day. High temperature near 70.


Points of Pride

Kutztown University's Points of Pride website has been updated through Oct. 2022. Read through the university's notable achievements on our website.

University Relations

Veterans Awareness Week Schedule

Veterans Awareness Week kicks off next week with several pre-events happening this week. See our line up at the link below. Show your support and appreciation of our KU military and veteran community by participating in one or more events. If you haven't requested your R.E.D. button yet, there's still time. Thank you to all the departments and offices who are hosting events for or featuring our military and veteran students.

Office of Veterans Services

Starbucks Hours of Operation

The Bear's Den Starbucks in the McFarland Student Union Building is now open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Chris Wallace, Dining Services - Aramark

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Open Hour with the 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. 9 in the Bears Den in MSU. 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

Fifth CET Fall Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer our fifth CET Fall Presentation "Ungrading in Online Courses: Technological Tools that Build Community" by Dr. Elizabeth Schneider from the Department of Art & Design. The CET presentation can be accessed 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, through Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97683843693. Presentation details can be found on the CET website below. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificates will be provided.

Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for Enhancement of Teaching

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 7 2 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton
Nov. 7 7:30 p.m. Heartland Marimba Quartet & Reading Pops
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 9 1 p.m. IT Listening Session
200 Academic Forum | Virtual
Nov. 9 3 p.m. Open hour with the Provost
Bears Den McFarland Student Union
Nov. 10 11 a.m. Fifth CET Fall Presentation

Women's Basketball 50th Anniversary Celebration Rescheduled for 2023

The Kutztown University women's basketball 50-year anniversary celebration, postponed last winter, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023. Registration is open for the event, where the program's Golden Anniversary Team will be honored. That team includes a new member with the addition of recent alumna and KU all-time leading scorer, Rylee Derr. The Golden Bears will host Mansfield 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Following the game, a celebratory reception will be held in the Student Recreation Center that includes recognition of the KU Women's Basketball Golden Anniversary Team, alumna speakers and more.

University Relations


Date Time Event
No home games this week.

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 DSO@kutztown.edu, 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 University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or 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 email at OCR@ed.gov.