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September 12, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


US News World Report Best Colleges
Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.  In data released today, U.S. News lists KU as number 126 in the first tier of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, two spots higher than last year and up five spots over the 2016 rank.  KU has been ranked in the first tier since 2011.  Best Regional Universities ranks institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate degrees and some master's degree programs but few, if any, doctoral degrees. Six hundred twenty-one universities are included in the Best Regional Universities rankings. Details on the rankings are available at


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

Another nice day, but this one may slightly be marred by the presence of some increasing high to mid-level clouds as the day goes on as the remnants of what once was Hurricane Irma begins to throw some moisture into our neck of the woods. Don't worry, it is no longer a hurricane. But the next few days could lean on the cloudier and/or showery side. So I hope you've been enjoying this nice stretch up until now. Highs today right around 77.


There will be a test of the KU Alert system this morning Sept. 12 at 10:50 a.m. All components of the alert system, including e-mail, text messaging, and building speaker systems will be activated.
     KU Emergency Management Team

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Kutztown University will recognize the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. on College Hill Memorial Grove. Rain location is 223 MSU. Remembrance Day is organized each year to remember the attacks on Sept. 11 and also KU students and veterans who have passed. At 11 a.m., KU Trombone Choir will play as community members gather on College Hill Memorial Grove. President Dr. Hawkinson will open the ceremony. He will be followed by speeches from faculty and students. The thirty minute ceremony will conclude with a floral presentation. If you have any questions, please contact Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement at
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

Very full 'Kutztown Live' this afternoon on your campus radio station, KUR! Coming up between 3 and 4 p.m., interviews with The Keystone newspaper, Shoofly, KU alumnus country singer and businessman Pat Garrett, and Lori from the NE Berks Chamber of Commerce with her bi-weekly business feature. Remember to stream "Kutztown Live" on your computer at

Sept. 12, 6 p.m.
Dog Therapy is back. Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 6 - 7 p.m. in 218 MSU. Several dogs will be in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too.
     Aimee Adams, Counseling and Psychological Services

Sept. 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Faculty and Staff Open Studio day, Thursday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in 223 MSU, Formal Dining Room.
     Andrew Ferguson, photographer, University Relations

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting is scheduled Monday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. in 223 MSU. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Food will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

These non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies:
Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2017-0140 NEW - Utility Plant Operator 2 FT 9/19/17
2017-0037 MR2 Carpenter/Plumber- 2nd shift FT Continuous
2017-0076 Dean, College of Education FT 9/21/17
2017-0101 Custodial Worker 1 - Pool FT 12/1/17
2017-0148 Athletic Training Intern 2017-18 Temp PT 9/29/17
Asst Coach 2017-18 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temp PT Continuous
Clerical 2017 2017 Clerical Pool FT 12/1/17
The Office of New Student Orientation Spring and Fall 2018 orientation dates are as follows:

Spring 2018 Transfer:
-Thursday, Nov.16, 2017 (early registration)
-Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Spring 2018 Freshmen:
-Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018

Fall 2018 Transfer:
-Thursday, May 24, 2018
-Wednesday, June 6, 2018
-Wednesday, June 20, 2018
-Friday, July 13, 2018
-Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 (final transfer orientation)

Fall 2018 Freshmen:
-Thursday, May 31, 2018
-Friday, June 1, 2018
-Saturday, June 2, 2018
-Monday, June 4, 2018
-Tuesday, June 5, 2018
-Thursday, June 7, 2018
-Friday, June 8, 2018
-Wednesday, June 13, 2018
-Thursday, June 14, 2018
-Friday, June 15, 2018
-Saturday, June 16, 2018
-Monday, June 18, 2018
-Tuesday, June 19, 2018
-Thursday, June 21, 2018
-Friday, June 22, 2018
-Thursday, July 12, 2018
-Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 (final freshmen orientation)
If you have questions, please contact the Office of New Student Orientation at ext. 3-4088.
     Lisa Grabowski, Office of New Student Orientation


Sept. 11-15 ALL DAY Evacuation Drills
Sept. 12 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Blood Drive, 218 MSU
Sept. 12 11 a.m. 9/11 Remembrance Program, College Hill Memorial Grove
Sept. 13 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Bowie State, Keystone Arena (Stats)
Sept. 14 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open Studio Day, 223 MSU
Sept. 15 3 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. Holy Family - Keystone Courts
Sept. 15 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Shepherd - Keystone Arena (Stats)
Sept. 16 9 a.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Goldey-Beacom - Keystone Arena (Stats)
Sept. 16 10 a.m. Men's and Women's Cross Country hosts Division II/III Challenge - North Campus
Sept. 16 12:05 p.m. Football vs. Seton Hill - Andre Reed Stadium
(Stats / Audio / Video)
Sept. 16 1 p.m. Rugby vs. St. Bonaventure, Rugby Pitch
Sept. 16 5:30 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Caldwell - Keystone Arena (Stats)






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Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

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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 e-mail at 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 e-mail at