Daily Brief

October 7, 2022

KU Boasts Increases in New Students, Freshman Class GPA and Diversity

Kutztown University welcomed 2,345 new degree-seeking students for the 2022-23 academic year, an increase of 9.6%, while retention of students remained steady at 78%, equaling last year’s 13-year high.

University Relations

KU Radio Spotifylogo

World College Radio Day

World College Radio Day began in 2011 and is celebrated annually the first Friday in October. Kutztown University Radio (KUR) is managed by Michael Regensburger, campus radio manager, and is staffed by more than 50 Kutztown University students. Faculty and staff interested in joining KUR can be trained to have their own radio show or help behind-the-scenes in the exciting world of radio. Zero experience is required. For schedules, shows and events, follow KUR1670 on Facebook and Instagram. To listen to KUR’s award-winning content, tune in by searching Kutztown University Radio on Spotify, at https://www.kutztown.edu/kur, via the TuneIn app or by radioing the 1670 AM frequency on campus.

University Relations

Weather

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

High pressure in control. Sunny day is in store. High temperature near 73.

Announcements

No On-Site Flu Shot Clinic

Due to understaffing, Rite Aid is unable to assist us with hosting an on-campus flu clinic this year for faculty and staff.  Flu shots are still available on a walk-in basis at any Rite Aid and CVS.      

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

October Parents and Family Bulletin

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.

University Relations

Fall Break

Fall Break is Monday, Oct. 10. There are no classes Monday, but the university and administrative offices will be open. Students and faculty should follow a Monday schedule Tuesday, Oct. 11.

University Relations

McFarland Student Union Fall Break Hours

The MSU hours for fall break are:
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

Amanda Garcia, MSU Operations

Student Recreation Center Fall Break Hours

The Student Recreation Center will operate under special hours:
- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.
The Keystone Hall Pool will operate under special hours:
- Open 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.

Tracy Turner, Student Rec Center

Attention Faculty: Looking for Experts in Real Estate and Investing for Non-Credit Courses

If you are interested in facilitating a non-credit course for the Office of Extended and Lifelong Learning and have credentials to teach residential real estate investing or investing in this economy, please contact our office at 610-683-4478.

Office of Extended and Lifelong Learning

Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Tip One

Criminals frequently use Google Docs to trick recipients into entering credentials into fake login pages. This is a common technique called a Credential Phishing Attack. Recognize the signs:
- Google Docs will not prompt for KU credentials
- Generic or suspicious sender, or the sender does not match the "from"
- Misspelling or grammatical errors
- Does it evoke emotion? Messages are often created to illicit an emotional response and get the recipient to open or click before analyzing the email
- Spoofed hyperlinks and websites
- Suspicious attachments
Report suspicious email to helpcenter@kutztown.edu and change your password immediately if you suspect you have clicked on a malicious link or attachment.

Information Technology

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 7 10 a.m. Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 10 All Day Fall Break: No Classes;
Administrative Offices Open
Oct. 11 All Day Monday schedule
Oct. 11 4:30 p.m. Philosophy Guest Speaker - Richard Swinburne
103 Academic Forum
Oct. 12 1 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
Sharadin Lobby
Oct. 12 11 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 13 11 a.m. CET: "Scholarly Research Opportunities ..."
Zoom
Oct. 13 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 7 p.m. Tips for Identity Theft Protection
312 McFarland Student Union
Athletics

Free Golden Bear Football Tickets

Faculty and staff get four free tickets to regular season home football games. Access by logging in for tickets with your KU login Once you have an account set up, you will also have access to discounted or free tickets to other campus events. Contact boxoffice@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4092 with questions.

KU Box Office

Accommodations

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.