Daily Brief

Sept. 15, 2022

McQuaid Receives 2022 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Lyn McQuaid ’95, associate professor of mathematics, received Kutztown University’s 2022 Wiesenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching. The annually presented award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated superlative teaching skills and service to the university. The award was presented during the 2022 Kutztown University 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

A beautiful meteorological autumn day under high pressure. Fair skies with highs around 72, cooler than yesterday thanks to a weak cool front that came through unannounced last night.


Happy Birthday, KU

Kutztown University was founded Sept. 15, 1866, as the Keystone State Normal School, and celebrates its 156th birthday today. KU was established as a teacher’s college and has grown into more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs serving liberal arts and science, visual and performing arts, education and business. Happy Birthday, Kutztown University. Learn more about KU at https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku.html.

University Relations

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

National Hispanic Heritage Month Q&A

As we kick off the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I want to thank the offices and departments who are hosting events and educational sessions as outlined in the press release. I also wanted to bring your attention to an interesting article from Insights from August 2022 titled "National Hispanic Month Q&A."  I think it gives some good sights to our faculty and staff about our students. I hope you find it insightful and helpful on how we serve our students now and in the future.  

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. Food Drive

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated and Student Involvement Services will be holding a Pantry Food Drive from Sept. 12 - 26. We will have three drop off locations available for your convenience: the Multicultural Center lobby; the Stratton Administration Center lobby; and the McFarland Student Union information desk. We accept donations of non-perishable food in jars, cans and new hygiene products. We recommend canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, snack bars, crackers, rice, sauce, and pastas. Thank you for your support.

Amanda Garcia, Greek Life Office

Last Chance - Call for Proposals

The last date to submit a proposal for the Fall 2022 Gender & Sexual Minorities conference is Friday, Sept. 23. The sixth annual Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at KU. This year's theme is "Justice, It's on you, It's on me, It's On Us." Submit program proposals via this Engage form: https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/548425.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center


Assessment Day Agenda

Please join us for Fall Assessment Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 16, via Zoom. The agenda follows class times so faculty can attend for an hour or two or the entire event.
- 9 a.m. Introductions and Nuventive updates
- 10 a.m. General Education and Program report highlights
- 11 a.m. Annual Report update and workshop for upcoming annual report.
Questions should be directed to Assessment Fellows Michele Baranczyk (baranczy@kutztown.edu) and Nicole McClure (mcclure@kutztown.edu).

Bethany French, Office of the Provost

Attention Faculty: Noncredit Learning Opportunities

The Office of Extended and Lifelong Learning is offering two noncredit opportunities for the KU community. Please call Lori at 610-683-4478 by Monday, Sept. 19, if you have the interest and credentials to facilitate these events.
- Tips for Identity Theft Protection (one session).
- Stitches in Time: A Journey with the Folk Festival’s Quilt Barn (3 sessions).

Lori Lentz, Office of Extended and Lifelong Learning

Rohrbach Library Open House

It’s that time of the year to pack your bags and get ready for a trip to the annual Rohrbach Library Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Open House is a wonderful way to acquaint new students with the resources and services in the library building. 

Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 15 10:50 a.m. Test of KU Alert Systems
Sept. 15 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
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. 16 9 a.m. Fall Assessment Day
Sept. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum
Sept. 20 10 a.m. Open House
Rohrbach Library
Sept. 20 11 a.m. Lytle Welcome Back Carnival
Lytle Lawn
Sept. 20 3 p.m. Social Equity Policies Training
Room 04, Old Main, A-Wing
Sept. 24 All Day Family Day
Sept. 24 11 a.m. Heemet Fescht
Heritage Center

Date Time Event
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.