Daily Brief

Sept. 20, 2023

Students at Bienvenidos celebration

Bienvenidos Celebration

President Hawkinson, members of Cabinet and KU staff attended the opening event of Hispanic Heritage Month, Bienvenidos, Thursday, Sept. 14, along with students and the campus community at the KU Multicultural Center. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month at KU online.

University Relations

Frederick Douglass

The Frederick Douglass Institute Welcomes You Back

Join The Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) for our fall open house 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, Multicultural Center. We will have games, giveaways, refreshments and information on this year's programming. Faculty interested in sending their students can contact fdouglass@kutztown.edu for special accommodations. We hope to see you there.

Amber Pabon, Frederick Douglass Institute


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

High pressure over the Ohio River Valley moves into the region. Very nice sunny day in store for the area. High temperature near 74.


Employee of the Month

Now is the time to submit nominations for the September 2023 Employee of the Month.

Alexis Martin, Human Resources

Now Booking for Summer 2024

Now that the fall semester is underway, its time to start thinking about summer 2024. If you plan to host any KU sponsored camps, conferences and/or events in summer 2024, please make sure to email conferenceservices@kutztown.edu with the following information:
- Name of Event
- Sponsoring Department
- Main Contact Person and Email Address
- First Choice of Date(s)
- Second Choice of Date(s)
The deadline is Monday, Oct. 1. We will communicate with you once we have finalized your dates with further information to follow. Thank you for your cooperation.

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services

"If Not Now, Then When?"

Health and Wellness Services and the President's Roundtable on Alcohol & Other Drugs are pleased to host Nicole Charlanza, a harm reduction specialist. One of the best ways to fight the stigma around opioid use disorder and show your support is to educate yourself and your communities. We invite you to spend an hour with us 11 a.m. to noon, Sept. 21, 145 Boehm Science Center.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Services

Print Center Items

The KU Print Center is here to help with your stationery item requests including letterhead, envelopes, presentation folders and more. Just send us an email at printcenter@kutztown.edu or call ext. 3-4116.

Ilene Stroh, Print Center


Excused Absence Request - Eligible Military & Veteran Student

Please excuse veteran and military-affiliated students who volunteered to help setup the Borough of Kutztown "The Wall that Heals." Professors of students who volunteered will also receive a formal excused absence request via email. The "Wall that Heals" is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. It provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing the wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin. Thank you for your support of this once-in-a-lifetime and meaningful opportunity.

T. Brown, Military & Veterans Services

UCC and Registrar’s Statement on Curriculum Change Freeze for Fall 2024

With the rollout of the new software system known as Banner, a freeze on entering curriculum information is needed during the migration to the new system. Because of this, any curriculum changes (new courses or changes to existing courses, new programs or changes to existing programs and FYS Topics) that need to be in effect for the Fall 2024 semester, must be considered on or before the Thursday, Nov. 30 UCC meeting (and submitted to SharePoint no later than noon Thursday, Nov. 9). Any proposals submitted to UCC after Thursday, Nov. 9 until September 2024 will not be effective until Spring 2025. 

R. Todd Rober, University Curriculum Committee

Early Alert Progress Survey Available - Registration Link Corrected

The Fall 2023 Early Alert Progress Survey will be available for faculty in Starfish beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19, and will remain open through Thursday, Sept. 28. Faculty are encouraged to use the survey to send kudos to students as words of encouragement, to acknowledge good work, and to reinforce student success early in the semester. Faculty can also raise flags of concern for attendance issues, missing/late or low-scoring assignments, or submit a fully customized academic concern flag. Every kudos and flag template has the option to add custom content; two options are completely customizable. All message templates can be viewed in Starfish D2L. Please email starfish@kutztown.edu with questions or

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

Tutoring Services

Tutors are available for most 100 and 200-level courses and some upper-level courses. Academic Peer Mentors (APM) are available to all students. Students can sign up for an APM or tutor directly in Starfish using the tutor link next to their course or by using the "I Need Help" button in Starfish. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this resource. Tutoring Services is located 26 Rohrbach Library. Contact Tutoring Services at 610-683-4207 or tutor@kutztown.edu with questions or visit the website for additional information.

Adam Troxel, Tutoring Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 21 11 a.m. "If Not Now, Then When?"
145 Boehm Science Center
Sept. 21 11 a.m.  Comp Conversations Workshop 
6 Rohrbach Library | Zoom 
Sept. 21 6 p.m.  Rape, Aggression and Defense Training 
Georgian Room, Old Main 
Sept. 21 7 p.m. Planetarium Show: "Solar Superstorms"
Grim Science Building
Sept. 21 7 p.m. COVID Queertet
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Sept. 23  11 a.m. Heemet Fescht
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Sept. 26 11 a.m.  Frederick Douglass Institute Open House 
Multicultural Center 
Date Time Event
Sept. 22 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Arena Live Video | Live Stats 
Sept. 23 11 a.m.  Field Hockey vs. Mercyhurst
Andre Reed Stadium Live Video | Live Stats 
Sept. 23 1 p.m.  Women's Volleyball vs. Lincoln 
Keystone Arena Live Video | Live Stats 

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.

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 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 .