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2021-22 Points of Pride

Art and Design Department Rank Among Top 10 Graphic Design Programs in Pennsylvania for 2022

The 2022 list is Animation Career Review’s eighth annual ranking compilation for graphic design.

June 06, 2022


Men's Rugby Wins National Championship

With the Golden Bears' 17-12 victory over Dartmouth in the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) Men's Premier National Cup Final, they claimed the first national championship in program history.

May 30, 2022


Liquid Interactive and Kutztown University Partner for Seventh Annual Digital Marketing Award

Each year, Liquid partners with one of its clients to present Kutztown University students with a real-world challenge that they must respond to with a digital marketing campaign.

May 19, 2022


Kutztown University Awarded $50,000 from T-Mobile Hometown Grants for Keith Haring Fitness Court

This world-class, one-of-a-kind court is the result of a partnership with the university and Kutztown Community Partnership.

May 12, 2022


McCargo To Serve as KU's Interim VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Dr. Donavan D. McCargo will serve as interim vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Kutztown University, effective June 18.

May 10, 2022


Softball Team Wins PSAC Championship

Kutztown University's nationally ranked softball team won the 2022 PSAC Championship, the second in program history.

May 08, 2022


KU Rock Ensemble Wins Three Downbeat Student Music Awards

Kutztown University's Rock Ensemble I received two 2022 Downbeat Student Music Awards and a singer in the ensemble, Delacey Lora, has been named ‘Best Singer’ in the Pop, Rock and Blues category.

May 05, 2022


KU Receives Two Year NSF Grant to Improve Equity in STEM

The project will use an intersectional lens to identify the underlying drivers of systemic gender inequities affecting STEM faculty and culminate in a five-year plan to advance organizational change.

May 04, 2022


Schwank, KU Announce $100,000 in State Grant Funding for Keith Haring Fitness Court

Kutztown University will receive $100,000 in state grant funding to support the much-anticipated Keith Haring Fitness Court, thanks to advocacy from State Sen. Judy Schwank.

April 21, 2022


Honors Student Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

This fellowship award provides Maybruck with a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 as well as a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees.

April 19, 2022


Students Win Business Plan Competition at State System Startup Challenge

Students created a business plan for the Schedula Degree Planner, an online platform that would redefine the way college students and advisors interact.

April 14, 2022


KU and RACC Sign B.S. Physics: Engineering Technology Dual Admissions Transfer Agreement

Under the dual admissions agreement, Reading Area Community College students will be guaranteed admission into KU's B.S. Physics: Engineering Technology degree program with third year (junior) status at Kutztown University on the condition that they meet specific criteria.

April 11, 2022


KU Named 2022 Transfer Honor Roll Recipient for Fifth-Consecutive Year

Kutztown University was one of 10 Pennsylvania schools honored and the only member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

April 07, 2022


Watson Awarded 2022 Outstanding Research and Publication

The Outstanding Research and Publication Award is given to individuals who demonstrate a personal and outstanding commitment to the improvement of curriculum development, as well as those who exhibit a passion for instruction, supervision, professional growth and the education of future generations.

March 30, 2022


Professor Receives NSF Grant to Provide Scholarships for Diverse STEM Teacher Candidates

The grant will support the recruitment of more STEM professionals to careers in secondary STEM teaching.

March 22, 2022


Sophomore Receives Scholarship, Internship from TE Connectivity through African Heritage Scholarship Program

Crutchfield is an information technology major from Pottsville, Pa. and will join TE in May to complete a 10- to 12-week internship at sites throughout the U.S.

March 17, 2022


KUR Wins Best Station Promo at Annual Broadcasting Awards

Kutztown University Radio (KUR) won for Best Station Promo at the 82nd Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Conference.

March 10, 2022


Women's Basketball Headed to NCAA Tournament

Kutztown University heard its name called as part of the 64-team 2022 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship field for just the second time in program history.

March 06, 2022


Professor Receives Patent for New Design for Precision Sensors

Dr. Kunal Das, professor of physics, has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of a new method for precision detection and sensing of rotation and magnetic fields.

March 03, 2022


KU Announces Project to Bring Rare Keith Haring Fitness Park to Campus

Kutztown University is partnering with Kutztown Community Partnership (KCP) to bring a world-class, one-of-a-kind Keith Haring Fitness Park to campus to help promote health and wellness in the Kutztown community.

March 02, 2022


Ellis Named 2022 Winner of Award for Achievement in Data Analytics

Connor Ellis, Maple Glen, Pa., was named the 2021-2022 winner of the $1,000 Liquid Interactive Award for Achievement in Data Analytics at Kutztown University.

February 28, 2022


Kraal Featured for STEM Pedagogical Research

Dr. Erin Kraal, Physical Sciences, was recently featured on the Scientia website, profiling her work in STEM pedagogical research.

February 23, 2022


Schearer Receives Kutztown Community Partnership Award

This award is given annually and recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in their endeavors.

February 17, 2022


Students' and Faculty’s Rare Species Assessment Featured in Conservation Organization Article

Recently, the team has successfully published a Red List Assessment for a species of beetle, the Giant Longhorn Beetle (Xixuthrus heros).

February 10, 2022


Fall 2021 Dean's List

More than 1,920 students have been named to the Fall 2021 Dean's List at Kutztown University.

January 19, 2022


Students Implement Amazon Alexa into Classroom

Three computer science and information technology students successfully implemented Amazon Alexa with Extron classroom audio/visual systems to allow for voice-controlled technology on campus.

December 21, 2021


Historic Golden Bear Football Season Ends in National Quarterfinal

A last-second defeat in a thrilling contest at Andre Reed Stadium ended KU's record-setting 2021 season.

December 04, 2021


Gold Seal Recognizes Student Voter Engagement

Kutztown University has received a gold seal from the 2020 ALL IN Challenge Awards for student voting participation rates on campus. Gold seals are awarded to colleges and universities that produce a student voting rate between 70-79% in the presidential election.

November 15, 2021


Scholarships for Pell Grant Eligible Students

Kutztown University established its Pell Promise scholarships to help students in need.

November 15, 2021


KU Students Win City Council Positions

Wesley Butler (Reading, Pa.) and Natalie Santos (Allentown, Pa.) won election to their respective city councils in November's elections.

November 05, 2021


Modern Languages Professor Wins Leadership Award

Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, associate professor of modern languages, won the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) Frank Mulhern Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership in the world language profession.

October 25, 2021


Physics Alumna Receives 2021 LeRoy Apker Award; Highest National Honor for Undergraduate Physics Research

Kutztown University alumna Caelan Brooks ’21 was named the 2021 recipient of the American Physical Society's LeRoy Apker Award, the highest honor awarded to undergraduate physicists in the United States.

October 21, 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


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 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


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, KU Renew Academic Research Agreement

Kutztown University and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, Pa., renewed a five-year agreement of academic cooperation Wednesday, establishing a research affiliation for the mutual benefit of both institutions.

August 25, 2021


Foundation Breaks Ground on Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research

The Kutztown University Foundation broke ground on the Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research.

August 24, 2021


Rodale Institute, KU Sign Academic Research Agreement

Kutztown University and Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pa., signed a five-year agreement of academic cooperation Monday, establishing a research affiliation for the mutual benefit of both institutions.

August 23, 2021


Newlander Awarded Three-Year NSF Research Grant

The NSF grant will support 36 undergraduate and six graduate students as they conduct digs and artifact analysis involving two 19th-century industrial communities: Stoddartsville and Joanna Furnace.

August 09, 2021


Music Business Concentration Receives National Accreditation

Kutztown University's music business concentration, within the undergraduate music degree program, received accreditation approval from the National Association of Schools of Music.

August 05, 2021


Kutztown Tops Previous School Record with 120 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners

Kutztown University set a new school record with 120 Division 2 Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Award recipients for 2020-21, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.

August 04, 2021


Technical Writing Undergraduate Certificate

Kutztown University's new undergraduate certificate in technical writing addresses this demand in a nine-credit format.

August 03, 2021


KU hosts Press Conference for Senator Haywood and PASSHE to Announce DEI Funding

State Senator Art Haywood and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education held a hybrid press conference at Kutztown University Wednesday, to announce new funding for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives at PASSHE universities.

July 21, 2021


Women's Basketball Posts Highest GPA In NCAA Division II for 2020-21, Earns WBCA Recognition

Kutztown University women's basketball earned special mention for having NCAA Division II's highest team grade point average during the 2020-21 academic year as the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) released its Academic Top 25 Team Honor Rolls.

July 13, 2021


Certificate in Cybersecurity Announced

A new short-term certificate program in cybersecurity at Kutztown University prepares students to prevent and defend threats to cyberspace and information technology.

July 01, 2021