Daily Brief

Oct. 3, 2022

DeLight E. Breidegam Building: Headquarters of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

Kutztown University and the KU Foundation hosted a dedication ceremony for the DeLight E. Breidegam Building: Headquarters of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center Thursday, Sept. 29. This newly-renovated building houses the Heritage Center's world-class research collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, documents, ephemera and artifacts acquired since the establishment of the Center in 1991. This state-of-the-art research library will be open to students, faculty, visiting researchers and the public, allowing access to this unique collection showcasing four centuries of the Pennsylvania German cultural presence in the region.

University Relations


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

Stalled low continues to produce rain. Pretty much the same weather we had over the weekend. High temperature near 57.


SECA 2022

When we give to charity, it’s often because someone special in our life has inspired that gift. SECA gives donors the opportunity to publicly dedicate their donation in honor of or in memory of a person of their choice.
Learn about dedicated donations, and make your pledge today.
- Donate using Employee Self Service (click on the “SECA Enrollment” tile) or a paper form
View the list of participating charities
- Learn about leadership giving
- View instructions on how to pledge
- Learn more about SECA
Shine a spotlight on who or what inspires you to give. Don’t miss your opportunity to give in honor or memory of someone important. “Lights. Camera. Give!”

Toyia Heyward, SECA

President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began Sunday, Sept. 25. Yom Kippur marks the culmination of 10 days of introspection and repentance following Rosh Hashanah. This year, Yom Kippur begins at sundown Tuesday, Oct. 4, and ends at sundown Wednesday, Oct. 5. It is observed by fasting, attending synagogue and pausing from work. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are the most holiest days of Judaism - High Holy Days. We encourage members of the KU community to be aware of this holiday and to make accommodations for Jewish employees and students if they request it.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

Willingness to Serve

Kutztown University faculty, managers and professional staff members, please use this online form https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/560688 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Tuesday, Oct. 4. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.

Deryl Johnson, University Senate


The Washington Center Internship Program

Please inform your students The Washington Center, which provides D.C.-based internships, will host a table event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the McFarland Student Union. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 610-683-4067.

Career Development Center

Call for Proposals: First Year Experience Conference

The KU First Year Experience program invites online proposals for the inaugural FYE conference from faculty, staff and students. The conference "Contributing to Their Success" will be held Thursday, March 23, at KU. Submit a 200 word abstract for a 45-minute individual presentation, panel presentation or roundtable session. Proposal due by Friday, Dec. 16. For more information and the submission form go to this link.

Mahfuzul I. Khondaker, First Year Experience Program

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 3 3 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Oct. 3 7 p.m. Stiches in Time: A Journey with the Folk Festival's Quilt Barn
312 MSU
Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! - Sam Bush Band
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 6 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
13G Schaeffer
Oct. 6 Noon-2 p.m. Faculty Staff Headshots
183 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 6 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Oct. 7 10 a.m. Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union Building
Oct. 10 All Day Fall Break: No Classes;
Administrative Offices Open


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

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 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.