Daily Brief

Nov. 30, 2023

Sadie Ross and women's volleyball team playing.

Doss Receives First Career D2CCA All-Atlantic Region Honor

The accolades continued to roll in for Kutztown women's volleyball outside hitter Sadie Doss in her final season. On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the graduate student was voted to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-Atlantic Region Second Team. It is the first All-Region recognition for Doss, who was also voted to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference First Team for the second-straight season. She gives the program its second-consecutive All-Region performer in as many seasons. Doss is also a two-year team captain.

Sports Information


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

Partly cloudy. High temperature of 47 degrees.


President's Holiday Celebration

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson invite you and your family to a Holiday Celebration 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, Georgian Room, Old Main. Kindly reply by Wednesday, Dec. 6 with the number of guests through the online reply form.

Office of the President

Free Flu Vaccines for Faculty and Staff

The KU Health Center has a limited supply of flu vaccines available for students, faculty and staff at no charge. The CDC recommends everyone receive an annual flu vaccine to protect against the spread of the virus. Call 610-683-4082, option 1 to schedule an appointment. 

Mandi Volkert, Health and Wellness Services

AFSCME Local 2234 Board

The following officers were elected for a two-year term at the Monday, Nov. 20 AFSCME Local 2234 meeting:
 - Tracy Reidenhour, president
 - Christina Ferris, vice president
 - Letitia Manwiller, secretary
 - Joyce James, treasurer
 - Sky Francisus, trustees
 - Eric Furst, Cindy Rauenzahn and Veronique Vlaun, E-Board
 - Denise Bucks, trustees, one-year term
The Monday, Dec. 18 member meeting has been canceled and was replaced with the Saturday, Dec. 2 member holiday gathering. The Thursday, Jan. 15 meeting has been moved to Monday, Jan. 22 to allow members to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

Letitia Manwiller, AFSCME Local

Craig Thatcher's "Rockin' Holiday Concert"

Join us for a cool start to the holiday season. Recording artist, band leader, originator/host of the PBS series, “Behind the Guitar,” and International Clinician/Ambassador for C.F. Martin & Co., Craig Thatcher brings his “Christmas Show” band to Schaeffer Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. This festive concert benefits the Kutztown University Arts Society’s P.L.A.Y. events. Thatcher is well known throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond as an accomplished and versatile guitarist, adept at many different musical styles including rock, blues, jazz, pop and fingerstyle acoustic guitar. Nyke Van Wyke and vocalist Regina Sayles are among the band members making this an all-out joyful show.

Sandy Green, Government Relations

Clay Club's Holiday Sale

Clay Club's Holiday Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, Table D, McFarland Student Union Building. Visit us to meet ceramics students and discover the beautiful artwork they are offering for your holiday gift giving (or a treat for yourself).

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

WORKS P-Card Training

If you are new to reconciling the Kutztown University purchasing card transactions in WORKS or need a refresher, the Regional Procurement Office (RPO) will be conducting a training session 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 19. If you are interested in signing up, please email your preference to Mary Vink at mvink@passhe.edu.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the December 2023 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes to senate@kutztown.edu. Light refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m.

Lisa Frye, University Senate


APSCUF Winter Social

APSCUF is hosting a winter social event for all members 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, Saucony Creek, 15032 Kutztown Road, directly following Rep Council. This will be a casual event where food will be provided. Current members are welcome to bring a new member, along with their completed membership card and can get a free drink voucher.

Albert Fu, APSCUF

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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 Search Candidate B
116 MSU
Nov. 30 7:30 p.m. Rock Ensemble I Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 1 3 p.m.  COB Associate Dean Search Candidate B
201 de Francesco
Dec. 1 7:30 p.m. Wind Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
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 9 a.m. Software Engineering Demo Day
218 MSU
Dec. 4 10 a.m.  Clay Club Holiday Sale 
Table D, MSU
Dec. 4 3 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Dec. 5 10 a.m. Pet Therapy Day
218 MSU
Dec. 5 7:30 p.m. Latin Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 6 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble II Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 7 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting 
103 Academic Forum
Dec. 7 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble I Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 30 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Arena
Video | Stats
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.
Video ($) | Stats | Listen | Tickets
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 .