Daily Brief

September 9, 2019

Kutztown University's Communication Design ranked No. 1 in affordable online graphic design Master's Degrees

Kutztown University’s communication design program has been named the most affordable online master’s degree in graphic design for 2019 by Graphic Design Degree Hub. KU ranked No. 1 and was the only Pennsylvania school recognized. Read more.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications


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

Cold front will gradually dissipate as it moves over the region Monday. While clouds are expected, an afternoon stray shower is possible with the residual energy associated with the weakening system. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds northeast at 6 mph.


Local, regional and even 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 send to Bryan Salvadore, Communications, Education House, 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, Office of Communications

Kick off the football season and save 40% off apparel in-store and online today only.
     KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace

Sept. 11
Please join us in wishing a fond farewell to Hayley Harnden, assistant to the athletic director for internal operations, as she moves on to the next chapter of her life. A reception in her honor will be held from 1-3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 207 Keystone Hall.
     Greg Bamberger, Athletics


Sept. 11
The university photographer will be holding an open session for all faculty and staff to update profile pictures 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 527 Old Main. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Fenstermacher at mfenster@kutztown.edu or ext. 6-5839.
     Office of Marketing and Digital Media

Sept. 16
Join Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson and their dog Wynnie on a campus walk at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16. Walkers should meet on the back porch of the president’s residence. Refreshments will be served at the president’s residence at the conclusion of the walk. Participants are welcome to bring their dogs. The walk will be canceled in the event of rain.
     Office of the President

Sept. 27
The third annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, in the McFarland Student Union. Program proposals will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 13. Please submit your proposal on Engage@KU by following this link. This year’s theme is Experiences: Understanding (Y)our Journey. This day is ours to honor and tell unspoken stories, find ourselves in each other and dismantle perceptions that limit us all. The conference is free to attend. If you plan on attending, either as a presenter or attendee, register at the following link by Sept. 26: GSMC 2019 Online Registration Form. On-site registration will begin 9 a.m., Sept.27, in the McFarland Student Union lobby.
     Christine Price, Women’s Center and LGBTQ Resource Center

Nov. 2
The sixth annual PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference will be held at Kutztown University, Saturday, Nov. 2. We are calling for oral and poster presentations from all students – undergraduate and graduate – in PASSHE universities’ STEM-related disciplines. Abstracts and registration can be submitted through this link before 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. In addition to presentations, the conference will feature a keynote speaker, presentation awards and lunch with refreshments. More information is available on the conference website. Please encourage your students to present at the conference, and feel free to share this with any interested faculty members or students in other PASSHE universities. Thank you.
     Yun Lu, Department of Mathematics

Do you hire students to assist in website tasks? Perhaps you are looking for a training session or refresher for yourself. We have scheduled one session every week through September for these needs. All users must go through training in order to gain access to the CMS. Users can sign up for a session at this link. Without signing up, participants will not have proper permissions in place, and training will not be effective. Please contact Kelly Smith with any questions.
     Kelly Smith, Office of Marketing and Digital Media


Sept. 11

2 p.m.

Open Session for Profile Pictures
527 Old Main

Sept. 12

3 p.m.

SGB Pride Fest

Sept. 14

8 a.m.

PGCHC’s Genealogy Conference
Academic Forum

Sept. 16

5:30 p.m.

Walk with Wynnie
Rear porch, President’s residence

Sept. 13

11 a.m.

WVB vs. Saint Michael’s
Keystone Arena, Live stats / Live video

Sept. 13

3 p.m.

FH vs. Slippery Rock
Andre Reed Stadium, Live stats

Sept. 13

7 p.m.

WVB vs. Notre Dame (OH)
Keystone Arena, Live Stats / Live Video

Sept. 14

9 a.m.

MXC vs. Division II/III Challenge
North Campus Course

Sept. 14

9 a.m.

WXC vs. Division II/III Challenge
North Campus Course

Sept. 14

10 a.m.

WVB vs. Salem
Keystone Arena, Live stats / Live video

Sept. 14


FH vs. Shippensburg
Andre Reed Stadium, Live Stats

Sept. 14

6 p.m.

WSOC vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Field, Live Stats / Live Video

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

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.