Daily Brief

Oct. 26, 2023

Berks County’s Oldest Wooden Grave Marker Celebrated with Hand-Crafted Replacement

Berks County’s oldest and last remaining wooden grave marker will be celebrated with the dedication of a newlycreated wooden grave marker Wednesday, Nov. 1 (All Saints Day), at Bern Cemetery and Historic Graveyard, as part of a collaboration with Kutztown University’s Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. This new grave marker will be replacing the original 19th century grave marker that stood for more than 125 years in the historic cemetery behind Bern Reformed Church in Bern Township, Berks County.

University Relations


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

High pressure over the western Atlantic will circulate a mild southwesterly flow over our area. Fair skies today with highs around 75, a good 10 to 15 degrees above average.


Faculty Expert List

Local, regional and national media often contact KU to find experts in various fields. This exposure strengthens the university’s academic standing in the community and provides you an opportunity to be recognized for your exceptional knowledge and skills. If you are interested in being part of the university’s Media Resource Guide, please fill out this form and email it to Bryan Salvadore, salvadore@kutztown.edu. KU’s current Media Resource Guide can be found here. If you are included in last year’s guide and require updates, please contact Bryan Salvadore.

Bryan Salvadore, Communications

2024 Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment

The 2024 FSA Open Enrollment Period for both health care and dependent care accounts begins Monday, Oct. 16 and ends Friday, Nov. 3. FSA elections should be made through Employee Self-Service (ESS). Employees should elect coverage in annual amounts which is divided by your pay frequency. This is the only time you can elect to enroll in an FSA for the 2024 year, except in limited circumstances. Please note the 2024 limit for healthcare has been increased to $3,050.  Employees must reenroll every year to participate.

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Homecoming AA Meeting

Collegiate Recovery is hosting an AA meeting 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, Fireside Room, MSU.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the November 2023 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes to senate@kutztown.edu.

Lisa Frye, University Senate

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 26 10 a.m. Annual Health Expo
Oct. 26 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Oct. 26 11:15 a.m. Open Forum: Director International Education Search
Mini Auditorium, 116 MSU
Oct. 26 3 p.m. Open Hour with the Provost
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 26 4 p.m. "A Call to Question" Reception
Miller Gallery
Oct. 26 6:30 p.m. Sue Coe and Adam DelMarcelle Lecture
120 Sharadin Art Building
Oct. 26 7 p.m. Planetarium Show: "The Sun: Our Living Star"
Grim Science Building
Oct. 27 2 p.m. Sustainability Summit
101 de Francesco Building 
Oct. 27 4 p.m. "A Shadow That Broke the Light"
Miller Gallery
Oct. 27 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Marimba
Wells-Rapp Center
Oct. 28 All Day Homecoming
Oct. 28 9 a.m. Homecoming AA Meeting
Fireside Room MSU
Oct. 30 11:15 a.m. Open Forum: Director International Education Search
312 MSU
Oct. 31 11 a.m. CEL Discussion
6 Rohrbach Library
Oct. 31 6 p.m.  Outdoor Rock Concert (weather permitting)
Alumni Plaza
Nov. 1 9 a.m. Mobile Mammogram
Student Recreation Center Parking Lot
Nov. 1 1:30 p.m. Charlie Moody Retirement Celebration
203 Stratton Administration Center
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Faculty and Staff Headshots
195 MSU
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
120 Sharadin Arts Building 
Nov. 2 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting 
103 Academic Forum
Date Time Event
Oct. 28 Noon Women's Swimming vs. ESU and California (Pa.)
Keystone Pool
Oct. 28 2 p.m. Football vs. Millersville
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.

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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 .