Daily Brief

Nov. 27, 2023

Football Wins at Charleston, Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals

Kutztown shook off a slow start and a few self-inflicted mistakes, storming back with 15 unanswered points in the final five minutes to stun No. 24 Charleston (W.Va.) 32-31 in a NCAA Division II second-round game at UC Stadium at Laidley Field Saturday afternoon. The victory is the Golden Bears' program-record 11th in a row, ties a program record for wins in a season and propels Kutztown into the national quarterfinals at Slippery Rock in a rematch of the PSAC Championship game Saturday, Dec. 2. This will be Kutztown's second appearance in the national quarterfinals in program history.

Sports Information


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

Mostly sunny skies for the day. High temperature near 47.


President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestons 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

VPA Associate Dean's Search Candidates

Below are the dates and times for the open forums with the candidates for the associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Links to the vitae will be active two days before the date the candidate will be on campus.
 - Candidate 1
2-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 202 Academic Forum.
 - Candidate 2
2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 202 Academic Forum.
 - Candidate 3
2-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 202 Academic Forum.

Tracy Reidenhour, VPA Associate Dean Search Committee

COE Associate Dean's Search Candidates

Below are the dates and times for the open forums with the candidates for the associate dean of the College of Education. Link to the CVs will be active two days before the date the candidate will be on campus.
 - Candidate A
3-4 p.m. Tuersday, Nov. 28, 116 McFarland Student Union Building.
 - Candidate B
2-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 116 McFarland Student Union Building.
 - Candidate C
1:15-2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 116 McFarland Student Union Building.

Tanya Faust, COE Associate Dean Search Committee

University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, please click here. The link can also be found on the UCC Document Submissions SharePoint page.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee


Career Outcomes Survey

Faculty and staff, please remind graduating students to complete their "First Destination Career Outcomes Survey" in Handshake before graduation (and again at three and six months). Employer and graduate school information is shared with academic departments for your use and benefit.

Career Development Center

Cookie Chat

Establishing or reestablishing your scholarship and creative work is important for faculty members. As we transition into new jobs, new role and new areas of growth, our scholarly growth must transition as well. Co-hosts Dr. Mauricia John, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Dr. George Sirrakos, Department of Secondary Education, share their experiences and explore ways to establish a scholarship at a teaching-focused institution 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 6 Rohrbach Library. As always, all faculty are welcome. New and pre-tenure faculty are encouraged to attend. The featured cookie will be "brown butter." If the time does not work, please attend via Zoom. For more information, visit the event page.

Center for Engaged Learning

CEL Professional Learning Opportunity for Faculty

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) invites faculty to apply for a professional development opportunity focusing on Universal Design Learning (UDL). The goal is to provide KU faculty with the skills and knowledge that help facilitate the institutionalization of equity, inclusion and diversity at KU through applying the principles of UDL. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 22. For more information, visit the CEL Events webpage.

Center for Engaged Learning

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 27 2 p.m. VPA Associate Dean's Search Candidate 1
202 Academic Forum
Nov. 28 3 p.m. COE Associate Dean's Search Candidate A
116 MSU
Nov. 30 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee Meeting
Nov. 30 11 a.m. Cookie Chat
6 Rohrbach Library
Nov. 30 2 p.m. COE Associate Dean's Search Candidate B
116 MSU
Dec. 2 11 a.m. Christmas on the Farm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. Craig Thatcher's Rockin' Holiday Show
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 4 3 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center 
Dec. 7 2 p.m. VPA Associate Dean's Search Candidate 2
202 Academic Forum
Nov. 30 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Arena
Dec. 1 3 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Edinboro
Keystone Arena
Video | Stats
Dec. 1 5 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Edinboro
Keystone Arena 
Video | Stats
Dec. 2 Noon Football at Slippery Rock (NCAA Quarterfinals)
Slippery Rock, Pa.
Dec. 2 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena 
Video | Stats
Dec. 2 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena
Video | Stats

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 .