Daily Brief

Nov. 9, 2023

Kutztown University Cheerleaders

KU Spirit Day – Friday, Nov. 10

As our Golden Bear athletic teams compete in the playoffs this weekend, let’s cheer them on and show our support by showing our school pride. President Hawkinson has declared this Friday, Nov. 10, Spirit Friday at KU. All faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to wear maroon and gold and/or Kutztown University apparel this Friday. Athletics information and schedules can be found at https://www.kubears.com/. To celebrate, the KU Campus Store will have 25% off on KU apparel and gifts to show your pride for KU, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9-10, in-store and online. In addition, follow and look for information on the KU Instagram page this week to find out how you can win a KU Campus Store gift card.

University Relations


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

A warm front moves through bringing warmer air once again today with otherwise partly cloudy skies and a few passing showers. It’ll be breezy with high temperatures around 66.


Best for Vets 2023

Kutztown University was ranked in Military Times’ 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings for the ninth straight year. Military Times is the largest and most comprehensive ranking of schools for military service members and veterans.

University Relations

AFSCME Increases

Eligible current AFSCME employees will see a retroactive increase on the pay of Friday, Nov. 17. This is due to the July 1, 2023 general pay increase included in the new contract. The new employee contribution rates for health insurance are also included. Please see the AFSCME CBA for more information.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Leave Donations Requested

AFSCME, OPEIU, SPFPA, POA and management employees can donate annual or personal leave to designated employees with a qualifying catastrophic illness/injury. Dawn Schadler (CW1, Housing) has qualified and requested donations. Go to Human Resources>Forms>Benefits for the "Leave Donation Form." For more information on the leave donation program click here. 

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Period Product Donations Needed

The Women’s Center and KU Food Pantry are in need of period products. Donations can be dropped off at Boxwood House, Community Outreach Center or St. Barnabus Church. This Period Product Drive ends Monday, Nov. 13. Free self-care items are available for all students during the semester 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Volunteers Needed: Operation Snowflake Shovel Program

The Community Outreach Center is looking for faculty, staff and students to assist with shoveling for borough residents who are seniors or have a disability. This program will run through the months of October to April. The Community Outreach Center provides shovels and salt. When you sign up, you are assigned to a group that must cover the assigned list of addresses (usually 3-4 houses). Please feel free to reach out if you have specific people you want to be paired with. Incentives will be given to those who participate. For any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to get in touch with Bethany Francis at bfran174@live.kutztown.edu or volunteer@kutztown.edu. You can sign up for this opportunity using the link below.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

KUR Speaks with Keith Brintzenhoff of the Kutztown Folk Music Society

Keith Brintzenhoff is a well-known expert on Pennsylvania Dutch culture around Kutztown and Kutztown University and is involved in the Kutztown Folk Music Society, an organization that hosts musical guests at St. Paul's UCC monthly from October through May. KUR recorded a podcast with Keith today highlighting this season’s Kutztown Folk Music Society events.

Mike Regensburger, Campus Radio

One Hour Sweatpants Sale

Grab your $20 sweatpants that have pockets Thursday, Nov. 9. One day and one hour only; 11 a.m. to noon, KU Campus Store; 7-8 p.m., Dixon Marketplace. Excludes other sales and discounts. Sweatpant sales are final. In-store only.

KU Campus Store


Rock Lititz On-Site Visit

Please allow the following students to make up any missed work from classes Friday, Nov. 10, to attend Rock Lititz’s College Visit Career Day. This live-event industry leader, with a 108-acre campus, will be exhibiting the pieces that go into building immersive live events with demonstrations to showcase jobs ranging from design to engineering, manufacturing to finance, scenic art to operations, across this fast-paced, creative and technical industry. They’ll learn from promoters, production managers and site directors about how big concerts and shows come together. The following students are: Brendan Adames, Calvin Becker, Emma Cook, Ingrid De Pena Concepcion, Rhiannon Dietrich, Owen El-Bahtimy, Stephan Frumuselu, Justyna Gaczkowska, Cameron Jean, Devon Koch, Harrison Levin, Emily Light, Sarah Love, Angelique  Mincey, Ayanna Nafis, Katherine North, Will Owen, Noah Paules, Nicholas Rimanic, Natalie Schappell, Odette Soler, Vincent Sordini, Sianna Swavely, Rebeca Viloria Flores, Zaide Williamson, Carolyne Wintersteen.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Join Us for Our 2023 Business Idea Competition

The Kutztown University Business Idea Competition provides students of all disciplines an opportunity to develop their creative business ideas, receive valuable feedback from business professionals and win cash prizes. Finalists will present their business ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 101 de Francesco Building. We hope to see you there.

Katie Bowen, College of Business

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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)
Nov. 10 11 a.m. Memorial Tree Dedication Ceremony
Rohrbach Library Lawn
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. World Philosophy Day Lecture
Schaeffer Auditorium 
Nov. 15 All Day Well-Being Day
Nov. 15 2 p.m. Indigenous and Native Showcase 
218 MSU
Date Time Event
Nov. 10 6 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Gannon (PSAC Semifinal)
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 11 Noon Football vs. Slippery Rock (PSAC Championship)
Andre Reed Stadium (Video | Stats | Audio)
Nov. 11 6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Pace (NCAA First Round)
Andre Reed Stadium (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 12 1 p.m. KU hosts Women's Soccer PSAC Championship
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.

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 .