Daily Brief

Sept. 6, 2022

President Hawkinson and his cabinet on move-in day

Move-In Weekend

President Hawkinson and his cabinet continued their annual tradition of helping students move into their residence halls on move-in day, Saturday, Aug. 27. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped students move in.

University Relations

Unity Day speaker

Unity Day 2022

Thank you to all the attendees and speakers for Unity Day 2022 and the Community Link Fair, which brought together local businesses, non-profits and places of worship with the campus community to celebrate KU's diversity and sense of belonging to the Golden Bear community.

University Relations

Photo of an envelope without a return address

Package Unable to be Delivered

Did you try to mail the package in the photo above? Please provide Mail Services with a full return address and postage or department cost center. Example below:
Louis Richuitti
425 Baldy Road
Kutztown, PA 19530

Louis Richuitti, Mail Services


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

Flood Watch ends today at noon when a slow-moving low pressure completes its journey through the area bringing us much needed rain totaling 1-2 inches. Highs today will be about six degrees below average at about 74 degrees, but the humidity will make the apparent temperature a little closer to 80.


Walk with Wynnie Wednesday, Sep. 7

Faculty, staff and students are invited to walk with Wynnie, the First Dog of Kutztown University, as she takes President Hawkinson and Ann Marie on a walk Wednesday, Sept. 7. Walkers can meet at 5 p.m. on the patio behind the President’s House for a 45-minute walk around campus with light refreshments. The walk will be canceled in the event of rain. Other dogs are welcome to attend. Pet waste bags will be provided.

Office of the President

Rape, Aggression and Defense Training

Rape, Aggression and Defense Training, provided by Public Safety and Police Services, is free to female faculty, staff and students. Training is scheduled 6 p.m. Sept. 12, 13 and 15. You must attend all three sessions to complete the RAD program. Email dsantos@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4860 for more information and to sign up.

Danielle Santos, Public Safety and Police Services

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. School Supply Drive

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated will be holding a Back-To-School Supply Drive from Aug. 15 through Sept. 7 to collect essential back to school supplies for the Opportunity House, Reading, Pa. We will have three drop-off locations available for your convenience: the Multicultural Center lobby; Stratton Administration Center lobby; and the McFarland Student Union information desk. Monetary donations can be made at www.opphouse.org/donate or use the QR code. Thank you for your support.

Amanda Garcia, Office of Greek Life

September Blood Drive

The Kutztown University Community Outreach Center continues to team up with Miller Keystone to recruit faculty, staff, students and community members to donate blood via our monthly drive, Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose room. Donation of blood is critical during this time and we are always looking for donors. The blood drives are by appointment only. Please register using the link below. 

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

Bagpipe Lessons

Are you interested in learning to play the bagpipes? The Kutztown Pipe Band offers free introductory bagpipe lessons to KU faculty, staff, and students as well as local community members. In-person group lessons begin 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. Experienced pipers and drummers are also invited to join the band. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional details and to reserve your spot. 

Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences / Kutztown Pipe Band

Study Abroad Fair

There will be a Study Abroad Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 218 McFarland Student Union.  If you are interested in participating and assisting with the planning of the event, please reach out to Melissa Lincoln at lincoln@kutztown.edu.

Melissa Lincoln, Office of the Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning

Office of Assessment Monthly Newsletter

The Office of Assessment has launched a monthly newsletter. The publication will include updates on university assessment practices, practical assessment design resources, and information about upcoming workshops, deadlines and other events. The first edition is now available pdf here.

Nicole McClure, Office of Assessment


Breakfast with the Provost

This academic year, Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold would like to meet with groups of faculty from varying departments and career stages. In order to facilitate that, we have scheduled Breakfast with the Provost meetings every two to three weeks 8:30–10 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Invitations will be sent to individual faculty members by e-mail. If you are unable to attend on a particular date, there will be other meetings throughout the academic year to attend. We wish you all the best as we begin a new school year.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

CET Hours

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is pleased to announce that our Fall 2022 hours start Tuesday, Sept. 6, in 6 Rohrbach Library. Stop by 6RL, call 610-683-1518, or get in touch with us via Zoom(https://kutztown.zoom.us/my/kucet). CET Fall 2022 hours are:
- 1-3 p.m. Monday
- 1-3 p.m. Tuesday
- 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Wednesday
- 9-11 a.m. Thursday
- 9-11 a.m. Friday

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

Corrected UPC/UTC Information Sessions Date

If you are planning to apply for promotion this year, please note that you need to notify your department chair in writing by Thursday, Sept. 15 with a copy to the dean and provost. We are also asking that you notify the UPC (and UTC, if appropriate) with the name of your DPC chair by Oct. 1. You can email that information to Josh Miller and/or Duane Crider. This semester the UPC will offer three virtual informational sessions to discuss promotion-related issues and address any concerns. The procedures and required documents for tenure and promotion have changed from previous years, so we strongly encourage any promotion candidate to attend this meeting, as well as department chairs and DPC chairs. The members of the University Tenure Committee will also be available. The meetings will be held on Zoom at https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/91819258827 on the following dates:
- 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22
- 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29
- 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3

Josh Miller, University Promotion Committee, University Tenure Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 7 5:00 p.m. Walks with Wynnie
Patio, President's House
Sept. 8 11 a.m. Return to Campus event
Library Lawn
Sept. 8 3:15 p.m. APSCUF Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum - Zoom
Sept. 8 4-7:00 p.m. Involvement Fair
218, 223, 250 MSU
Sept. 12 6 p.m. RAD training
Old Main

Date Time Event
Sept. 9 4 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Scranton
Keystone Courts
Sept. 10 11 a.m. M/W Tennis vs. Chestnut Hill
Keystone Courts
Sept. 10 12 p.m. Football vs. California (Pa.)
Andre Reed Stadium (Stats | Video | Audio)
Sept. 10 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Mansfield
Keystone Field (Stats | Video)
Sept. 10 4:30 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Caldwell
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Sept. 10 6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Frostburg State
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)


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.

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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.