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September 2021

News and releases from the Office of University Relations about Kutztown University.

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Mobile Mammograms Returning to KU Oct. 28; Register Today

The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will bring its mobile mammography coach to Kutztown University Thursday, Oct. 28.

September 30, 2021


Faculty Awarded Three-Year NSF Research Grant to Benefit Underrepresented Students

The grant aspires to better understand the barriers and challenges for success faced by underrepresented high school students in computer science, namely females, underrepresented racial minorities and/or students of low socioeconomic status.

September 29, 2021


Friehauf Receives 2021 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Kurt Friehauf, professor of physical sciences, has been awarded the 2021 Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, given annually, is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching skills and service to Kutztown University.

September 28, 2021


Well-Being to Highlight Fifth Annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference Friday, Oct. 1

The theme of this year's conference is, "Well-Being. Being-Well." The event features a keynote speaker and is open to the public.

September 28, 2021


Sherrod and Trollinger Receive 2021 Chambliss Faculty Awards

 Dr. Laura Sherrod, physical sciences, and Dr. Valerie Trollinger, music, were awarded the 2021 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards during the university's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 27.

September 27, 2021


KU Grows in New Students, Retention and Diversity for 2021-22

Kutztown University welcomed 2,140 new degree-seeking students for the 2021-22 academic year, while retention of students increased to 78%, the highest since fall 2008.

September 23, 2021


Live Musicians Headline the Fun at Heemet Fescht Lite in September

Kutztown University's Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is set to host Heemet Fescht Lite, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, featuring live music in the barnyard, local food trucks, barn star painting and more.

September 23, 2021


Council of Trustees Approve New Internship Agreements at September 2021 Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees approved 13 internship agreements to highlight the Council's September 2021 board meeting Thursday afternoon.

September 23, 2021


Newlander Named Recipient of 2021 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Dr. Khori Newlander, assistant professor of anthropology, has been awarded the 2021 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kutztown University.

September 22, 2021


Richuitti Named 2021 Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Louis Richuitti, storeroom clerk, on being named the 2021 Kutztown University Employee of the Year.

September 21, 2021


KU Climbs in 2022 U.S. News and World Report Rankings for Best Regional Universities

Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" for 2022 in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.

September 16, 2021


KU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a national month-long celebration – Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 – to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

September 15, 2021


Kiec, Shope Elevated to Interim Vice Provost, Dean

Kutztown University's Office of the Provost announced two interim appointments effective Sept. 11.

September 09, 2021


KU Presents! Returns for 2021-2022 with "FACE to Face"

KU Presents! at Kutztown University's Schaeffer Auditorium will feature six performances for the 2021-2022 season, including familiar names and up-and-coming sensations.

September 09, 2021


KU Named to Princeton Review's 2022 "Best in the Northeast"

Kutztown University has been included in the "Best of the Northeast" in 19 consecutive rankings.

September 08, 2021


KU, Borough of Kutztown to Recognize 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Kutztown University and the Borough of Kutztown will recognize the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a ceremony at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 10, at College Hill Memorial Grove.

September 07, 2021