Daily Brief

Sept. 21, 2022

KU Designated as a PA Hunger-Free Campus+

Kutztown University has been designated as a PA Hunger-Free Campus+ by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in recognition of the university’s commitment and leadership in the area of college student food security.

University Relations


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

High pressure remains the primary driver of the weather before pulling away and allowing a cold front to pass overnight. Sunny skies for most of the day. High temperature near 81.


Welcome Back Matt Santos

Matt Santos, vice president for University Relations & Athletics, who has been on medical leave since June 20 and has worked part-time since Aug. 11, will be transitioning back to full-time this week. Josh Leiboff, who has served as acting vice president since June 28, will return to his permanent role as director of Web and Digital Media Sept. 26. Welcome back Matt. Thank you Josh for your outstanding work during Matt’s absence.

Office of the President

AFSCME Fundraiser-Pop's Malt Shoppe

Join us at Pop's Malt Shoppe 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 208 W. Main Street, Kutztown - dine in or pick up only - and help support AFSCME Local #2234 at KU. You must show the flyer - available at the MSU information desk - in order for AFSCME to get credit.

Joyce James, AFSCME Local 2234

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. Wednesday, Sept. 21, Old Main concourse. 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

Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet Thursday, Sept. 22.
Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building:
- Academic and Student Affairs Committee, 323 MSU
- Finance, Property and Audit Committee, 322 MSU
- Human Diversity Committee, 325 MSU
- University Relations and Advancement Committee, 324 MSU
The Plenary Session will begin 3 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union Building.

Office of the President

KU Philosophy Club

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in 323 McFarland Student Union. Michael Alberto will present "Aristotle on Force." Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Elijah Jarosz, president; Allan Bäck, advisor, Philosophy and Government

"Bob Ross" Painting, Stay Alive Make Art

Health Promotion Services is offering a program "Bob Ross" Painting, "Stay Alive Make Art for Sober September" 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 200 Student Recreation Center. Come prepared to create a finished work of art canvas with Ann Lemon and friends. Snacks and all materials will be provided.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health & Wellness Services

Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the September Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Latina/Latino Inclusion in the Workplace

As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, many people enjoyed the article I shared last week. Here is another resource, an online learning module on Latina/Latino Inclusion in the Workplace. I hope you find it informative and helpful.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

New - Casual Catering Menu

Our casual catering menu offers a variety of party trays and bakery boxes designed for meetings, breaks and informal receptions.  All items come packaged in disposable trays or boxes and include necessary plates, napkins, utensils, etc. Casual Catering options do not include menu substitutions, service, equipment or cleanup of your event. Contact us for details.
Now active on catertrax for ordering.  Orders can be placed by emailing  catering@kutztown.edu or visiting https://kutztown.catertrax.com.

Heather Hausman, Catering

Current Rates and Promotions Offered by PSECU

This fall, take a look at some of the great rates and promotions offered by PSECU. A new season can be a great time to set new goals. If one of your financial goals is “saving more money,” consider opening a certificate (CD) with PSECU.  Rates recently increased and can be found online at: Certificates | Banking - PSECU. If you haven’t joined PSECU yet, the credit union is featuring a new-member bonus of up to $250 when faculty and staff join and meet promotional requirements. Click here Up to $250* Floating Your Way (psecu.com) to apply and read full promotional terms. Call the PSECU office on campus at 610-894-4814 or email Kelly Ann Ryan at kryan@psecu.com to learn more. 

Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU


Faculty Expert List

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, Communications

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 21 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Concourse, Old Main
Sept. 22 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Sept. 22 1:30 p.m. COT Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
Sept. 22 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 McFarland Student Union
Sept. 24 All Day Family Day
Sept. 24 11 a.m. Heemet Fescht
Heritage Center

Date Time Event
Sept. 21 7 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 24 noon Football vs. Shepherd (Family Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Radio)
Sept. 24 1 p.m. Men's Tennis vs. Frostburg State
Keystone Courts
Sept. 24 1 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. Frostburg State
Keystone Courts


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.