Daily Brief

September 22, 2022

For 20th Straight Year, Princeton Review Ranks KU as One of Best in Northeast

Kutztown University has been featured as one of the "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review for 2023. The education services company is widely known for its test prep programs and college and graduate school guides. KU is among 224 institutions named to the regional list. Kutztown University has been included in the "Best of the Northeast" in 20 consecutive rankings, dating back to the 2004 rankings released in August 2003.

University Relations

Weather

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

Strong cold front comes through this morning and will give us our first REAL taste of autumn. Showers and thunderstorms are possible, any of which could feature downpours, centered more on the first half over the second half of the day, but any part of the day is game. Winds will gust past 20 mph and they’ll actually be a “chill” in the air by evening. Highs will top around 75 but then fall later in the day.

Announcements

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

Condolences

The Department of Philosophy and Government is saddened to share that Dr. Paula Holoviak's husband Peter passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20. A Requiem Service will held 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 401 E Main St, Wilkes-Barre. Friends and family may call for visitation at the church 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, with Parastas immediately following at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church or the Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation. https://www.yeosockfuneralhome.com/obituary/peter-holoviak

Steve B. Lem, Department of Philosophy and Government

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

Family Day Mass

Join the Newman Council of KU for a special Family Day Mass, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center, 15207 Kutztown Rd (across the street from (Old Main). Regular Sunday Mass will still be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 25. 

Lisa Grabowski , New Student Orientation

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

Academics

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. 22 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Zoom
Sept. 22 11 a.m. CET Presentation: Starfish
Zoom
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

Athletics

Free Golden Bear Football Tickets

Faculty and staff get four free tickets to regular season home football games. Access by logging in for tickets with your KU login Once you have an account set up, you will also have access to discounted or free tickets to other campus events. Contact boxoffice@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4092 with questions.

KU Box Office

Date Time Event
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

Accommodations

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.