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Members of the Kutztown University baseball team received a once-in-a-lifetime experience of Monday afternoon. In honor of its recent conference championship, the Golden Bears were invited to the State Capitol building, given a tour of the facilities, and recognized during the afternoon session of Senate.
Reading Area Community College (RACC) and Kutztown University (KU) today announced a reverse transfer agreement that will permit eligible students, who transfer from RACC to KU before earning an associate degree from RACC, the opportunity to transfer KU credits back to RACC to apply towards completion of the RACC associate degree concurrent with their enrollment at KU.
Kutztown University's award-winning Electronic Media Department unveiled its new mobile broadcast vehicle on Monday, Sept. 8.
Kutztown University professor Dr. David Webb has been analyzing ancient footprints from the Ciur-Izbuc Cave in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. The cave's 'chamber of footprints' had once contained 400 footprints, and nearly 200 of them were in good condition. But in the summer of 2012, Webb found only 51 had survived.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center's Jump Start Diversity (JSD) will receive a $50,000 grant for the launch of the Food Accelerator IDEA (Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship Accelerator). This will be a virtual program of JSD, focusing on established clients.
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.
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.
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.
Kutztown University Acting President Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto has appointed Dr. James E. Mackin as acting provost effective August 18. Mackin will take over for Vargas who became acting president July 1 with the departure of Dr. F. Javier Cevallos. Mackin will remain acting provost until a permanent university president is appointed.
The Kutztown University Electronic Media Department has received four Mid Atlantic regional Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS.
Ryan Perl, a sports management major at KU, was recently featured in the Morning Call for his internship with the grounds crew of Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Artist Paul Harryn '76 has donated his abstract, interpretative painting "Odyssey" to Kutztown University.
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees has appointed new officers for the 2014-2015 academic year. John "Jack" Wabby '68 has been appointed the chair of the trustees, Dr. Charles Blocksidge '65 has been appointed vice chair, and Tom Heck has been appointed secretary.
In April, Dr. Gary Cordner, Kutztown University professor of criminal justice, traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, to discuss policing philosophies and strategies that are employed by police forces in democratic countries.
Guido M. Pichini '74 of Wyomissing has been re-elected to a fourth consecutive term as chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors.