Daily Brief

October 23, 2020

John Wabby headshot

The Pennsylvania Association of Council of Trustees held its annual fall meeting this week. KU’s own trustee Jack Wabby ’68 chaired the meeting as PACT president. The virtual meeting included 160 trustees from across the 14 State System universities. For more information on PACT, visit https://www.passhe.edu/PACT/Pages/default.aspx.
     University Relations

Golden bear statue with tall grass in the foreground

Kutztown University has accelerated its Master of Education in secondary education with initial certification to a 12-month program for graduate-level students (originally 15 months). The program is a hybrid, social justice-oriented teacher preparation program and is designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees interested in becoming teachers of diverse student populations in U.S. urban public schools. Learn more at the Oct. 28 Open House. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Pictured: Laura Gale (left) and Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW (right)

Pictured: Laura Gale (left) and Mary Rita Weller, Ph.D., LSW (right)

The Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces the publication of the October issue of The Collage featuring senior anthropology student Laura Gale and assistant professor of social work Dr. Mary Rita Weller. We are pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of the LAS community. Access here.
      The Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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

High pressure remains entrenched across the eastern United States. Dense fog will be with us this morning before slightly eroding by afternoon. Mostly cloudy conditions expected. High temperature in the low 70s. Winds southeast at 5 mph.


Kutztown University’s four-year graduation rate jumped 5% this year, eclipsing the biggest increase and highest total in university history. KU’s graduation rate, which measures the graduates who attended KU between Fall 2016 and Spring 2020, rose to 42%. The total is 9% above the national four-year graduation rate average of 33%. This large increase speaks to the higher level of preparedness of KU’s students, and the success of the university’s faculty and staff in providing the support needed to retain its students. In addition, Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson worked with the university community upon his arrival in July 2015 to put many new related policies and standards in place.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


Oct. 19-24


Homecoming 2020 Festivities

Oct. 23


Wear Pink Day/Pink October brown bag discussion

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training

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 DSO@kutztown.edu, 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

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 University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or 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 email at OCR@ed.gov.