Daily Brief

Nov. 3, 2023

Honorary Doctorate for Nationally Respected Attorney Mark R. Weaver

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees approved the awarding of an honorary doctorate degree Thursday, Nov. 2 to Mark R. Weaver, Esq. ’83, M’85. Weaver will be presented a Doctor of Laws at the institution’s 2023 Fall Commencement Saturday, Dec. 16, O'Pake Fieldhouse. A Pennsylvania native and current Ohio resident, Weaver is a nationally respected attorney and crisis communications expert with nearly four decades of experience advising clients including governors, U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, as well as business and education leaders. Along the way, he has worked in all three branches and at every level of government.

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(left to right) Alice Fischer, projector with presentation, Dr. John Vafeas

Doctor of Social Work Student Presents at Prestigious Conferences

Alice Fischer, a Doctor of Social Work student, and Dr. John Vafeas presented "Developing an Academic School Social Work Research Center: A Partnership with the Practice Community" at the annual program meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Friday, Oct. 27, Atlanta, Ga. They also presented in October at the PA Chapter of the National Association of Social Work on "Do It for The Money! School Social Work Salary Trends and Economic Justice," a study of school social workers' salary trends in the state of Pennsylvania from 2015 to 2023.  

John Vafeas, Social Work


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

High pressure remains in place. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 56.


November Parents and Family Bulletin

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.

University Relations

Points of Pride

Kutztown University's Points of Pride website has been updated through Thursday, Nov. 2. Read through the university's notable achievements on our website.

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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. Tuesday, Nov. 7, Bears Den, 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, Provost Office

Free Flu Vaccines for Faculty and Staff

In collaboration with Lehigh Valley Health Network, the KU Health Center invites all faculty, staff and students to receive a flu vaccine at no charge. We will have an open vaccine clinic 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov. 7, 218 McFarland Student Union Building, across from the Multipurpose Room. No appointment is needed. Please bring your KU ID and wear a loose-fitting shirt. Available while supplies last. 

Mandi Volkert, Health & Wellness Services

Friend Inc. Holiday Boxes

The Community Outreach Center, in collaboration with Friend Inc., is looking for student organizations and university offices to consider donating to the Thanksgiving Holiday Food Box Drive. Please see the link below for items that can be included in each holiday box. Thanksgiving boxes can be dropped off anytime between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 and Monday, Nov. 13, Community Outreach Center, 281 McFarland Student Union Building.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

University Curriculum Committee

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 30. The proposal deadline is noon Thursday, Nov. 9. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Note that this is the last meeting for curriculum changes to be approved with a Summer 2024 or Fall 2024 effective date. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Virtual Military and Veterans Job Fair

In collaboration with the Career Development Center, the Virtual Military and Veterans Job Fair will be held 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, via Handshake. Please share with KU military and veteran students. Employers who are hiring for internships and permanent positions are interested in their skills and abilities. Sign up through Handshake for a list of employers and to schedule an interview.

Military and Veteran Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 3 9 a.m. Conference: Social Work in the Global Environment
Nov. 7 10 a.m. Free Flu Vaccines 
218 MSU
Nov. 7 3 p.m. Open Hour with the Provost
Bears Den, MSU
Nov. 8 8 a.m.  Miller-Keystone Blood Drive 
218 MSU
Nov. 8 3 p.m. Military and Veterans Job Fair
Nov. 9 11 a.m. Middle States Accreditation Town Hall
Alumni Auditorium, MSU
Nov. 9 7:30 p.m.  KU Presents! Pirates of Penzance 
Schaeffer Auditorium

Gatehouse earns PSAC Defensive Athlete of the Year; Five others from KU Field Hockey named All-PSAC

Senior defender Sarah Gatehouse was voted the 2023 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Defensive Athlete of the Year and was joined by five other Kutztown field hockey student-athletes on the All-PSAC teams, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Gatehouse and Juliana Donato were tabbed to the First Team. Erin GonzalezGrace HarroldMackenzie Kile and Danielle Panati were all voted to the Third Team. It is the second time Gatehouse is on the First Team and Donato's second time as an All-PSAC performer, earning Third Team last season.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Nov. 3 2:30 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg (PSAC Semifinals)
East Stroudsburg, PA (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 3 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. West Chester 
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Nov. 4 1 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Nov. 6 6 p.m. Women's Soccer hosts PSAC Quarterfinals
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)

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 .