Daily Brief

Sep. 14, 2022

John and Kim Named Recipients of 2022 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards

Dr. Mauricia John, Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Yongjae Kim, Sport Management, have been awarded Kutztown University’s 2022 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards for their extraordinary research and scholarship endeavors. The awards were presented during the university's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 26.

University Relations


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

Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.


Test of KU Alert System

There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:50 a.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 15. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.

University Relations

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with the provost, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, during her open office hour 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15 at Starbucks, MSU. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Third "Thirsty" Thursday Mass

Join the Newman Council of KU for Mass followed by a Q&A with Father John Maria 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center. 

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

A Special Thank You

I would like to thank my co-workers and friends for the cards, monetary gifts and kind words during the recent death of my father. Your thoughts and kindness were very appreciated.

Sue Ritzko, Custodial Services


Sabbatical Leave 2023-2024

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the following:
2023 Fall Semester
- Mario Cardozo, Geography
- Daniel Haxall, Art & Design
2024 Spring Semester
- Michael Downing, English
- Ashwini Gangadharan, Business Administration
- Deryl Johnson, Communication Studies
- Brian Kronenthal, Mathematics
- Sandra Leonard, English
- Yuxia Qian, Communication Studies
- Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences
- Ju Zhou, Mathematics
2023-2024 Academic Year
- M. Halim Dalgin, Business Administration
- Deborah Duenyas, Counselor Education & Student Affairs
- Therese Maskulka, Business Administration
- Paul Quinn, Physical Sciences
- John Ronan, English

Lorin Basden Arnold, Provost

Guest Speaker in Sales Class

Caity Persing of Community Brand, a KU graduate, and former student of Dr. Murshed, was a guest speaker in the latter's Personal Selling and Sales Management (MKT 330) class. It was a highly interactive and engaging session where students got a broader view of the real-life sales exposure. They were made aware of various current business scenarios and situations in different niches. Overall, Caity provided a unique perspective into an entry-level sales job and an honest assessment of career in sales.   

Feisal Murshed, Business Administration

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 14 All Day Blood Drive
218 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 15 3 p.m. CET Presentation: Dr. Lynn Kutch
Zoom Meeting ID: 97683843693
Sept. 15 6 p.m. RAD training
Georgian Room, Old Main
Sept. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum
Sept. 24 All Day Family Day
Sept. 24 11 a.m. Heemet Fescht
Heritage Center

Date Time Event
Sept. 14 7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Adelphi
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 16 5 p.m. Men’s Cross Country vs. DII/DIII Challenge
North Campus Course
Sept. 16 5:45 p.m. Women’s Cross Country vs. DII/DIII Challenge
North Campus Course

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

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.