Daily Brief

Sept. 13, 2023

Aerial view of lounging area in de Francesco

Attend the Ribbon-Cutting of Renovated de Francesco Building

Join the university and Kutztown community for the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the
de Francesco Building, home to the university’s College of Business and the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. Refreshments and building tours will be provided. The building underwent a complete life-cycle upgrade, which includes increased lounge and group study space, additional computer lab space, improved technology and welcomed the college’s Department of Sport Management into the building.

College of Business

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023

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.

University Relations


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

Rain showers in the morning will give way to partly sunny skies by afternoon. High temperature near 77.


Test of KU Alert System

There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems at 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including outdoor campus loudspeakers. Please note: indoor loudspeakers and desktop pop-up systems will not be activated during this test, as they are currently under repair. Messages will also be seen on the university website and social media. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.

University Relations

Old Main Chimes

The chimes in the Old Main clock tower are currently under repair. They are expected to resume later this month (to include the top of the hour and quarterly notifications, and the university alma mater shortly after noon).

University Relations

Professor Mahosky has Upcoming Exhibition in Philadelphia

Professor Mark Mahosky, Department Of Art & Design will show his recent work with an opening reception 6 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 14, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia. The show entitled "Vignettes and Souvenirs" features over 40 paintings and 20 small sculptures created in the last five years with an emphasis on 2022-23. He will also discuss his work at the gallery 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. The show closes Saturday, Nov. 4. For more information visit the Fleisher/Ollman website. 

Mark Mahosky, Department of Art & Design

Suicide Prevention - It's Real:College Students and Mental Health

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend Health & Wellness Services' suicide prevention program "It's Real: College Students and Mental Health" 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 14, 102 Academic Forum. Spend an hour with a representative from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We all can raise awareness and become more informed.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Services

Mil-Vet Scholarship Information Session

Faculty and staff who work with the military and veteran student population, please encourage your students to attend the Mil-Vet Scholarship information session being held 11-11:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 250 MSU. This session will cover information on scholarship opportunities for veteran and military-affiliated students. Light refreshments will be provided. Thank you for your support.

Valerie Reidout, Military & Veterans Services

Donations of Period Products Needed

With the start of a new semester, The Women’s Center and KU Food Pantry is in need of period products. Donations can be dropped off at Boxwood House year-round. Students can pick up free self-care items 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Boxwood House during the semester.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center


Spring 2024 Learning Communities

If you are interested in offering a Learning Community for the Spring 2024 semester email kirshman@kutztown.edu to receive the form. The due date for the form to be submitted is Thursday, Sept. 14. If you need additional information or time to complete the form please contact me.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success & Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 13 1 p.m. Open Forum: Asst Dean LAS
202 Academic Forum
Sept. 14 10:50 a.m. Test of the KU Alert System
Sept. 14 11 a.m. Faculty Promotion Information Session
Sept. 14 11 a.m. Fall Cookie Chat
CEL, 6 Rohrbach Library
Sept. 14 11 a.m. Suicide Prevention Program
102 Academic Forum
Sept. 14 3 p.m. Provost Open Hour
Bears Den, MSU
Sept. 14 7 p.m. Bagpipes Calling
Schaeffer Auditorium
Sept. 15 1 p.m. Open Forum: Asst Dean LAS
202 Academic Forum
Sept. 18 5 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Meeting
200 Academic Forum
Sept. 18 6 p.m.  Rape, Aggression and Defense Training 
22A Old Main 
Sept. 19 10 a.m. Rohrbach Library Open House 
Rohrbach Library 
Sept. 19 11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
de Francesco Building
Sept. 19 6 p.m.  Rape, Aggression and Defense Training 
Georgian Room, Old Main 
Sept. 21 6 p.m.  Rape, Aggression and Defense Training 
Georgian Room, Old Main 
Date Time Event
Sept. 15 4:30 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Cedar Crest
Keystone Courts
Sept. 15 7 p.m. M/W Cross Country vs. DII/DIII Challenge
North Campus Course
Sept. 16 Noon Football vs. Mercyhurst
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Sept. 16 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | 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 , 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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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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .