Oct. 5, 2023
Transfer Honor Roll Recipient for the Sixth Consecutive Year
Kutztown University was named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2023 Transfer Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. KU was among 208 colleges and universities in the nation to be named in recognition of the dynamic pathways they have created to support community college transfer students. Kutztown University was one of 10 Pennsylvania schools honored and the only member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
$2.2 Million Grant to Increase Retention, Graduation Rates and Eliminate Equity Gaps for Students
Kutztown University has been awarded a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to implement a Title III program, which is funded 100% with federal funds, to increase undergraduate retention and graduation rates and eliminate equity gaps for Kutztown University students.
High pressure which has been situated over our region the past few days moves a bit to our east and northeast tonight allowing our winds to become more southeasterly, thus slightly cooler than the past few days. It’ll still be plenty mild, however. Just no more 80+ readings. Looking at fair skies with a high temperature around 77. We’ll lose a few more degrees tomorrow and then autumn weather returns this weekend.
Travel Management System (ESS Portal) Browser Issues
We have been informed that the Travel Management System (TMS) located in the ESS portal does not work well when individuals use Chrome as the browser. The IT department recommends using Microsoft Edge instead.
Tammy Moyer, Financial and Business Services
Student Recreation Center Fall Break Special Hours
Student Recreation Center hours are:
- 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.
- 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8.
- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9.
The Keystone Hall Pool hours are:
- 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.
- Closed Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8.
- 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9.
Tracy Turner, Student Recreation Center
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
A NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group is now available at Kutztown University. The support group occurs every first and third Thursday of the month 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 141 Old Main. NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for any adult who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others, and the groups are led by trained leaders who've been there. NAMI’s support groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group can be heard and get what you need. The group is free and confidential. The support group will help participants:
- Aim for better coping skills.
- Find strength in sharing experiences.
- Not judge anyone else's pain.
- Forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
- Embrace humor as healthy.
- Accept that we cannot solve every problem.
- Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences
To learn more about NAMI Peer Connections Groups go to their website. For more information about our on-campus group and or if you are interested in being a NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group Facilitator contact email@example.com.
Patricia Ann Brenner, Counselor Education & Student Affairs / NAMI KU
General Education Curriculum Deadlines
The submission folder for the Thursday, Oct. 19, GEC meeting is now open on the GEC D2L page. As a reminder, all proposals must have been approved by the college curriculum committee before they are submitted to GEC. This is the last GEC meeting prior to the Thursday, Nov. 9, UCC submission cut-off for Fall 2024 effective classes, due to the freeze on the new curriculum based on the implementation of Banner. Any proposals that reach GEC after Sunday, Nov. 12, will not make the deadline and will not be effective until Spring 2025. If you have questions, please contact GEC@kutztown.edu.
Megan O'Byrne, General Education Committee
6 Rohrbach Library
|University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
|GSM Conference Keynote Speaker
218 McFarland Student Union
|Lynn Vartan Solo Concert
No Classes; Administrative Offices Open
|Follow Monday Schedule
|Outdoor Rock Concert
|Jenny Klukken Solo Concert
|KU Presents! Mark Morris Dance
|"Eclipse" Planetarium Show
Planetarium, Grim Science Building
|Field Hockey vs. Coker
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Video | Live Stats)
|Women's Volleyball vs. Shepherd
Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live Stats)
|Women's Soccer vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Field (Live Video | Live Stats)
|Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live Stats)
In Case You Missed It
Deadline to Register for In-Person Attendance at PASSHE DEI Summit
The deadline to register for in-person attendance at this year's hybrid PASSHE DEI Summit at Shippensburg University (Nov. 8-10) is Tuesday, Oct. 10. There is no conference fee to attend in-person or virtually, and most meals for in-person attendance will be provided. Virtual registration is open until the start of the event. You can register at the link below. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Additionally, if you know of any students who are interested in attending in person and need assistance with hotel reservations and/or transportation, please refer them to the email provided. The finalized conference schedule will be released soon.
Angelica Mishra, PASSHE DEI Summit Planning Committee
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.
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 email@example.com 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.