Daily Brief

Nov. 6, 2023

Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Work Faculty Member

The Department of Social Work is proud to announce that our faculty member, Professor William Bender, was chosen for the National Association of Social Workers - Pennsylvania Chapter, 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. This recognition was given for repeated demonstration of outstanding achievements related to social work practices and core professional values, as well as more than 50 years of work that contributed lasting positive impact on multiple geographic areas of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including Greater Reading and Berks County. Community development, organizational leadership, civic engagement, direct practice in child welfare, mental health, gerontology, healthcare and LGBTQ communities are some of the many practice areas related to this lifetime achievement. The award was presented at the 2023 statewide conference held Monday, Oct. 23, in the Poconos, by NASW-PA.

John Vafeas, Department of Social Work


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

High pressure in control. A warm front passes through during the afternoon which will produce some cloud cover and possible showers into the evening. High temperature near 57.


Veterans Awareness Week

Kutztown University celebrates National Veterans Awareness Week, November 6-12, to recognize, celebrate and honor our military and veteran community and their families. Join Military and Veterans Services, Student Veterans Association and Army R.O.T.C. Steel Battalion for a weeklong celebration of the contributions and sacrifices of our military members and veterans. All events are free however, some require registration. Visit our webpage for event schedules and details.

Military and Veterans Services

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

We will host our monthly Miller-Keystone Blood Drive 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 218 McFarland Student Union. Please use the link below to sign up for your timeslot in advance.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

KU Middle States Accreditation Town Hall - Institutional Priorities

The Kutztown University Middle States Steering Committee seeks feedback from KU faculty, staff and students on institutional priorities. Please join us 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Alumni Auditorium, McFarland Student Union for the Middle States Accreditation Town Hall to learn more about Kutztown University’s accreditation and give your feedback on institutional priorities. For those who cannot attend, a survey will be distributed after the event.

Middle States Steering Committee

CEL Cookie Chat: Planning, Perseverance, and Publications - Not Perfection

Academic writing and publishing is hard. It not only takes time but is emotionally draining. In this cookie chat, Dr. Albert Fu will share tips and strategies for having a publication pipeline despite KU's 4/4 load. We invite others to share experiences on writing, revision, and dealing with peer reviewers. The featured cookie will be a coconut macaroon. Can't make it? Attend via Zoom.

Center for Engaged Learning


Fall 2023 Late-Start Courses Attendance Verification Process

The initial attendance verification for late start courses, which is required federally for awarding of financial aid, is available in Starfish through Tuesday, Nov. 7. Faculty should indicate whether students have attended or have never attended by utilizing one of two flags. Please be sure to verify the attendance status of every student. For additional assistance, please visit Starfish in D2L, email starfish@kutztown.edu, or call 610-683-4217.

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence

Army Tuition Assistance Clinic

Please share this information with your students. Military and Veterans Services will hold an Army Tuition Assistance Clinic 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, IT training room, 200 Stratton Administration Center. Please have your Army student veterans drop in during these clinic hours and we will help them create their Army Ignited (AI) account. Students need to have an approved AI account and resolve any holds prior to the window to apply for tuition assistance, Friday, Nov. 24.

Military & Veterans Services

Student Assistants at Fireside Chats

Do you need someone to talk about your concerns with or just want a relaxing break? Our friendly student assistants are here to chat or help you color a soothing picture. Join us for Student Assistance drop-in hours 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday, Fire Side Lounge. Stop by and take a breather with us. 

Jessica Hainley, Office of Student Assistance

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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 (Tickets)
Aerial view of KU soccer field.

Women's Soccer to Host PSAC Quarterfinal Monday Night

The Kutztown University women's soccer team will play Bloomsburg University in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) quarterfinal game 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, Keystone Field. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (K-12). Students from PSAC institutions are free with a valid student ID. Children who have not yet reached kindergarten (Pre-K) are also free. PSAC passes will be accepted. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Nov. 6 6 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Bloomsburg (PSAC Quarterfinals)
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 11 Noon Football vs. Slippery Rock (PSAC Championship)
Andre Reed Stadium (Video | Stats | Audio)

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 .