Daily Brief

Sept. 30, 2022

College of Education Receives Murray Award for Preparing High-Quality Teachers

Kutztown University’s College of Education received the 2022 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Murray Award in recognition of the university’s commitment in preparing high-quality teachers to enter the educational field. “We are proud to be recognized with this award indicating the highest quality in teacher preparation,” said Dr. John Ward, dean of the College of Education at Kutztown University. “The achievement is the result of a long history of quality partnerships with local schools and a caring faculty dedicated to preparing the best teachers.”

University Relations

King of Newgrass comes to KU Presents!

Sam Bush was a forerunner of the “newgrass” genre that took traditional bluegrass and turned it into an electrified alternative with long jams and rock-and-roll songs. With New Grass Revival, Bush released chart-climbing singles, earned Grammy nominations, and was the backing band for Leon Russell. He went on to collaborate with artists including Emmy Lou Harris’ Nash Ramblers, Lyle Lovett and Bela Fleck before going solo. Best known as mandolin virtuoso, but master of fiddle and guitar, Bush was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist by the Americana Music Association in 2009. Sam Bush Band will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 5, Schaeffer Auditorium.  Tickets are $42; $36 for KU Faculty and Staff and $10 for KU Students when logging in with their KU credentials. Come early for a bluegrass jam on Schaeffer front lawn led by Berks Fiddle Fest starting at 6:30 p.m. The jam is free to the public.

KU Presents!

Mobile Mammograms Returning to KU Oct. 31 - Register Today

The Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University Monday, Oct. 31. Screenings will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center parking lot. The screening service will be offered to women over 40 years old who have not had a mammogram in the past year, and no prescription is needed. The event is open to the entire community. Post-traditional and graduate students as well as staff, faculty and community members can benefit from this opportunity. There are also grant-funding opportunities for those over 40 without insurance. Those interested should contact the Lehigh Valley Health Network for more information. To schedule an appointment, call 888-402-5846. Please have your physician's contact information and insurance card available at the time of your call.

University Relations


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

Another fair autumn day with crisp highs around 65. Can't rule out the very small chance of an isolated instability sprinkle. 


National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day

National Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day is celebrated Sunday, Oct. 2, in appreciation of the employees who keep our schools and workplaces across the nation running smoothly. Kutztown University’s Custodial Services staff supports our students and employees by providing clean and safe living spaces in the residence halls, academic and administrative buildings. Thank you to our Housing and E&G Custodial Services staff for your hard work and dedication to our campus.

Will Meeker, Facilities

Faculty and Staff Headshots

University Marketing is offering free professional headshots for any KU faculty or staff member who would like a new or updated photo. Stop by Alumni Auditorium, 183 McFarland Student Union, to get your photo taken anytime during the following dates/times:
- Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
- 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14
When dressing for a successful headshot, simplicity is key. Stick with solid colors or subtle patterns. Avoid tight patterns, plaids or narrow stripes, shiny or reflective materials, large or reflective jewelry and clothing with logos other than KU.

    University Marketing

    Stitches in Time: A Journey with the Folk Festival's Quilt Barn

    Cyndi Hershey from the Quilt Barn will present:
    - Session 1: Then & Now:  An overview of how quilting has evolved throughout history, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 312 McFarland Student Union.
    - Session 2: Quilt Design Over the Years, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 312 McFarland Student Union.
    - Session 3: Quilt Barn-The Inside Scoop, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 312 McFarland Student Union.
    Cost $10 for each session or $25 if registering for all three sessions.

    Lori Lentz, Office of Extended and Lifelong Learning

    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


    The Washington Center Internship Program

    Please inform your students The Washington Center, which provides D.C.-based internships, will host a table event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the McFarland Student Union. For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 610-683-4067.

    Career Development Center

    University Senate Meeting

    The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 Passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and October 2022 SharePoint folder (https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/universitysenatemembers) folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

    Steve Lem, University Senate

    Call for Proposals: First Year Experience Conference

    The KU First Year Experience program invites online proposals for the inaugural FYE conference from faculty, staff and students. The conference "Contributing to Their Success" will be held Thursday, March 23, at KU. Submit a 200 word abstract for a 45-minute individual presentation, panel presentation or roundtable session. Proposal due by Friday, Dec. 16. For more information and the submission form go to this link.

    Mahfuzul I. Khondaker, First Year Experience Program

    Upcoming Events
    Date Time Event
    Sept. 30 6:30 p.m. Clay Club's Annual Bowl-A-Thon
    108 Sharadin
    Sept. 30 7 p.m. "Bob Ross" Painting, Stay Alive/Make Art
    200 Recreation Center
    Oct. 1 8 a.m. STEM Open House
    Boehm Science Center
    Oct. 3 3 p.m. President's Open Hour
    301 Stratton Administration Center
    Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! - Sam Bush Band
    Schaeffer Auditorium
    Oct. 6 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
    13G Schaeffer
    Oct. 6 Noon-2 p.m. Faculty Staff Headshots
    183 McFarland Student Union
    Oct. 6 4 p.m. University Senate
    103 Academic Forum
    Oct. 7 All Day Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference
    218 McFarland Student Union Building


    Ziegenfus '65 Named Athletics Legacy Award Recipient

    The Kutztown University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced Dr. Robert "Bob" C. Ziegenfus '65 as the recipient of the 2022 Kutztown Athletics Legacy Award. The Kutztown Athletics Legacy Award was created in 2019 as a way to honor individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Kutztown University athletic department and the university through their time, dedication, commitment, philanthropy, and/or general support. Ziegenfus will be presented the Legacy Award at the 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 4, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room of the McFarland Student Union.

    Sports Information

    Date Time Event
    Oct. 1 9 a.m. Women's Bowling vs. Chestnut Hill
    Jay Lanes
    Oct. 1 1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg
    Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
    Oct. 2 noon Women's Golf vs. KU Fall Invitational
    Moselem Springs Golf Club


    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.