Daily Brief

Sept.1, 2022

President Hawkins walking into 2022 Faculty and Staff Convocation

Welcome Back

President Hawkinson hosted the 2022 Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 26. Welcome back to all our employees for the new academic year.

University Relations

Kutztown Cheerleaders

Spirit Fridays

President Hawkinson declared that Fridays at KU are Spirit Fridays. All faculty, staff, students and the community are encouraged to wear maroon and gold and/or Kutztown University apparel on Fridays throughout the year. Wear your Maroon and Gold proud this year beginning Friday, Sept. 2, for National College Colors Day. To kick off the year, the KU Campus Store will have 20% off on KU apparel and gifts to show your pride for KU. One day only (Sept. 2), in-store and online.

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

A beautiful start to September and the first day of meteorological autumn. Fair skies and breezy northwest winds. High around 80.


Special Hours

Recreational Services will have special hours this weekend.
Student Recreation Center:
- 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4
- 1-11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5
Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
- Closed Sunday, Sept. 4
- 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5

Tracy Turner, Rec Center

Free Tickets and Transportation to Reading Fightin Phils LGBTQ+ Night

Join us for Pride Night with the Reading Fightin' Phils vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats Tuesday, Sept. 6. Pick up your free tickets at the Boxwood House or the MSU Information Desk. The bus will depart from the MSU at 5:30 p.m. and will return at 10 p.m. The game starts 6:45 p.m. Register on Engage for the bus at the link below.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

APSCUF-KU General Membership Meeting and Faculty Mixer

All APSCUF-KU members are welcome to join us at our general membership meeting and faculty mixer, 3:15-5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in 103 Academic Forum and via Zoom. Please RSVP for the mixer at Saucony Creek Brewing immediately following the meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the link below. Contact Annie Hungaski at apscufku@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4277 if you are not an APSCUF-KU member and want to attend or for more information. Feel free to visit our website.

Albert Fu, APSCUF-KU

J.C. Penney Suit Up Event

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a KU-J.C. Penney Suit-Up event. Get up to 50% off professional clothing. This event is exclusively for KU faculty, staff, students and alumni. Please bring your KU ID. No registration needed, just show up at JCPenney in the Lehigh Valley Mall, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. 

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center



The President’s Office is pleased to announce the following faculty were awarded tenure and/or promotion effective fall semester 2022.
Faculty Awarded Tenure, Fall 2022
Brooks Emerick, Mathematics
Nicole McClure, English
Daniel Neuenschwander, Music
Khori Newlander, Anthropology and Sociology
Dylan Schwesinger, Computer Science and Information Technology
Myung Soon Song, Mathematics
Faculty Awarded Promotion, Fall 2022
Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Martha Anderson, Sports Medicine
Colin Bolger, Criminal Justice
Moira Conway, Geography
Brooks Emerick, Mathematics
Khori Newlander, Anthropology and Sociology
Melissa Nurczynski, English
Roseanne Perkins, Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education
Patricia Pytleski, English
Dylan Schwesinger, Computer Science and Information Technology
Myung Soon Song, Mathematics
Cynthia Stunkard, Special Education
Associate Professor to Professor
Erin Kraal, Physical Sciences
Brian Kronenthal, Mathematics

The Office of the President

MLS Virtual Stammtisch (Conversation Table)

The Department of Modern Language Studies has partnered with the Volkshochschule Reutlingen, Germany, to offer a weekly virtual Stammtisch (conversation table). The main aims are to offer authentic opportunities for practicing language skills in German and English, as well as to broaden cultural horizons by interacting with learners from around the world. The English-language Stammtisch will take place 11 a.m. EST on Tuesdays and the German-language Stammtisch will take place 11 a.m. EST on Thursdays. Sessions begin the week of Sept. 13 and conclude the week of Dec. 8. 
Please view poster here. 
The link to access all sessions is www.vhsrt.online/stammtisch

Lynn Kutch, Modern Language Studies

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 1 10 a.m. CommUnity Link Fair
Schaeffer Lawn
Sept. 1 11 a.m. Unity Day
Schaeffer Lawn
Sept. 1 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Doodle Day
Academic Forum, Rohrbach Library
and Sharadin Art Building
Sept. 1 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Sept. 2 -- National College Colors Day
Sept. 5 -- Labor Day
University Closed
Sept. 8 3:15 p.m. APSCUF Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum - Zoom

 HBO Hard Knocks text

Golden Bear Alum Craig Reynolds Featured on HBO Hard Knocks

Former Golden Bear running back, Craig Reynolds, member of the Detroit Lions, was featured on the latest episode of HBO Hard Knocks, Tuesday, Aug. 30. HBO chronicles Craig’s time at KU and his journey through the NFL as he competes to make the Lions’ 53-man roster. Episode 4 of Hard Knocks can be watched on https://www.hbomax.com/.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Sept. 3 11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Saint Michael’s
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 4 1:30 p.m. Field Hockey vs. So. Conn. St.
Andre Reed Stadium (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.

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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 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.