Daily Brief

Sept.16, 2022

Fu Named Recipient of Prestigious Inaugural Sociology Award

Dr. Albert S. Fu, professor of sociology, has been named the recipient of the inaugural Community and Urban Sociology (CUSS) Excellence in Community and Urban Sociology Award at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. This award recognizes members of the ASA who demonstrate outstanding teaching skills in the field.

University Relations

Kutztown University Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Kutztown University celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This national, month-long celebration recognizes the diversity of the Hispanic/Latino/x/e culture and commemorates the achievements, contributions and histories of American citizens who have ancestry from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Kutztown University acknowledges the celebration of cultural heritage year-round but loves to spotlight and honor its unique beauty. KU appreciates National Hispanic Heritage Month as an important reminder to honor the past and present influence Hispanic/Latino/x/e culture has on the university and around the country. During the month-long celebration, the university is hosting a variety of events and sister events in neighboring cities.

University Relations


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

Strong high pressure continues to dominate. Crisp morning will give way to a very pleasant, sunny day. High temperature near 75.


Roll Out the Red Carpet - SECA is Here

Just getting started with SECA giving? Even $1 per pay, or $26 a year, can have a positive impact on SECA charities who serve those in need and the environment. Learn more about what $1 per pay can accomplish, then follow the links below to support the charities of your choice.
- Pledge using Employee Self Service (click on the “SECA Enrollment” tile) or a paper form
View the list of participating charities
- Learn about leadership giving
Dedicate your donation
- View instructions on how to pledge
Learn more about SECA
Let’s take “action” for SECA charities in 2022. “Lights. Camera. Give!”

Toyia Heyward, SECA coordinator

Road Closure

South Campus Drive between Deatrick Hall and Beck Hall will be closed Sept. 19 and 20.  A contractor will be working in the manhole in the middle of the road. Please avoid this area and thank you for your cooperation.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

Water Shut Down - Keystone Hall

The domestic water service in Keystone Hall will be shut down 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19. You can expect the water to be restored at approximately 7:30 a.m. once the repairs are completed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

Please join us 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 103 Academic Forum for our monthly meeting. The meeting is held the third Monday of every month. If you have any questions or issues that you would like to address, please come out and join us. There are still positions available on the board and committee members are needed. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

APSCUF-KU Fall Elections

APSCUF-KU Nominations and Elections committee would like to announce two fall 2022 special elections: to fulfill three terms on the University Tenure and one term on the Sabbatical committees, and two regular elections to fulfill a teaching-faculty opening on GEAC and the bi-annual election of the local CAP chapter chair. Please look for Willingness to Serves and Ballots in your university email inbox from SurveyMonkey in the coming weeks. The CAP chair election will be held after Nov. 8.

Anke Walz & Bobby Portada, APSCUF-KU


Lytle Welcome Back Carnival

Please join us at the Lytle Welcome Back Carnival, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Lytle Lawn, as we let students know about the departments of English, history and math. We will have lawn games, pizza and prizes for the students. The carnival is an opportunity for them to seek more information, meet the professors or join a club.

Anne Cardinal, Department of History

University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting please click here. The link can also be found on the UCC Document Submissions SharePoint page.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Second CET Fall Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer the second CET fall presentation "Starfish and Student Retention: Progress Surveys and Early Intervention Part I" by Cheryl Brattley, Starfish Program Manager. This CET presentation can be accessed 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, through Zoom here. Presentation details including abstract and speaker's short bio can be found on the CET website here. Everyone is welcome and participation certificates will also be provided.

Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Why Overturning Roe Matters: Panel Discussion - Zoom Webinar

The Women's Center is hosting a panel discussion of the Dobbs Decision 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, via Zoom. Faculty please have your students log on to the Women's Center Engage page for the Zoom webinar link to virtually attend this informative panel discussion on what happened when Roe was overturned and what it means for those seeking abortions in Pennsylvania. To receive the Zoom link via email please RSVP via Engage. 

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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. 22 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Sept. 22 11 a.m. CET Presentation: Starfish
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.