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KU great gets the Call from the Hall
Golden Bear legend enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Andre Reed
Andre Reed
KU great gets the Call from the Hall
Golden Bear legend enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

August 2, 2014

Kutztown University football legend Andre Reed '05 was inducted the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 2, 2014.  Reed, who played at Kutztown from 1981-84, went on to a stellar career with the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League.  He becomes the first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference alumnus to earn the honor.

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    Brooke
    Major: Elementary Education, Class of 2015
    KU is this future educator's home away from home

    One trip to Kutztown University was all it took for Brooke Benson. The rest is history.

    Upon her visit to Kutztown, Benson fell in love with the "home-away-from-home feel" and felt drawn to the school with its great reputation in educating future educators.  

    As soon as the early education major made the commitment to Kutztown, she wasted no time in becoming involved in extracurricular campus life. She immediately joined sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, which has been one of her fondest engagements at KU. Read more

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      Kristine
      Major: Psychology, Class of 2015
      Enhancing connections, leadership skills through involvement

      How many university presidents invite entire student organizations to their home for dinner?

      For Kristine Hernandez, a junior clinical psychology major and Presidential Ambassador, dining with KU’s president was one of the highlights of her undergraduate experience.  Read more

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        Cameron Lipnicky
        Cameron
        Majors: Leisure and Sport Studies, Business, Class of 2015
        Exploring the business-side of athletics

        Kutztown University junior Cameron Lipnicky's love for everything athletics was the foundation for his selection of two majors: leisure and sport studies and business administration. Read more

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          Emily
          Major: Art Education/Crafts, Class of 2014
          Unlocking potential through KU’s art programs

          Emily Shaffer has found her niche in art education and fine metals, and through Kutztown University, she's paving a path of success in the arts. She found the beautiful landscapes, culture-rich atmosphere and diverse student body artistically inspiring - Emily knew KU was the right choice.

          Through art education, Emily hopes to help her future students experience the positivity and freedom one can gain from creativity. With her crafts major, she has already made a statement in the art field by being one of 158 artists in the U.S. to have their work featured in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Read more

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          Derrick
          Major: Political Science, Class of 2016
          "The first thing I saw at Kutztown was opportunity."

          When Derrick Taylor first arrived at Kutztown University, he observed an array of opportunity and experiences laid out before him. He shed himself of reserve and eagerly made his way through open doors. A passionate political science major, Taylor has sharpened his leadership skills, not only through his major, but through involving himself in campus organizations, such as ACE and BSU. He also has been a fundamental part in the development of a Kutztown chapter of the NAACP.  

          "The first thing I saw at Kutztown was opportunity," recalls Taylor. "The staff and faculty won't let you fail. They'll push you to your limit and then increase your limit and push you further. You are somebody. It's a loving environment here. You can come here and draw your own picture. That's why I chose KU." Read more

          Alexa
          Alexa
          Major: Biology/Pre-Med, Class of 2014
          Future dentist building a solid foundation through KU's sciences

          Alexa Sicher has aspired to be a dentist with her own practice since kindergarten. The university felt like home to Sicher, a Kutztown native. She chose her major, Biology/Pre-Med, and her minor in Biochemistry to take the next step to achieve her dentistry goals.

          "The challenging programs that Kutztown University has designed for those interested in joining the medical field have allowed me to become confident in my abilities, excel as a student, and grow as a young adult. My work and education made me an extremely competitive candidate for dental schools, which was my ultimate goal." Read more

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            Engstrom Presented Wiesenberger Award for Excellence in Teaching

            August 28, 2014

            Kutztown University and the Kutztown University Alumni Association honored Associate Professor of Sport Management and Leadership Studies, Dr. Lorri Engstrom, with the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.

            Graduate Student Earns PASSHE Highmark Graduate Award

            August 26, 2014

            Tara Elliot, a third-year mental health counseling master's degree candidate, is the winner of KU's 2014 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Highmark Graduate Award.

            KU Signs Reverse Transfer Agreement with Montgomery County Community College

            August 20, 2014

            Montgomery County Community College and Kutztown University signed a "reverse transfer" agreement, the first agreement of its kind between a community college and a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education university.

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            Upcoming Special Events

            August 27, 2014

            KU Opening Day Address and Video

            August 25, 2014

            Kutztown University's Opening Day Celebration, was held August 22. This video features messages from representatives of SGB, University Senate and the university bargaining units; an update on the KU presidential search; the presentation of the Wiesenberger Faculty Award; a special video presentation "365 days in 3 minutes, 38 seconds" highlighting the past year at KU; and a special message from Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, KU’s acting president. Watch the video and read the address

            Extended Hours for Select Offices

            August 22, 2014

            Several offices on campus will have extended hours for the first week or first two weeks of the semester. More information

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