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News Releases

The Office of University Relations produces news releases on special events, speakers and campus community accomplishments. Browse the links below to find the top stories making news at KU, or review the links under "news releases" to the left for all releases.

Top News Stories

Geaney Named Dean of College of Business

May 19, 2015

Dr. Martha M. Geaney has been appointed dean of the College of Business at Kutztown University. She replaces Dr. William Dempsey who will retire May 29.

KU Professor, Students Join Fight Against Invasive Fly

May 19, 2015

Dr. Greg Setliff, associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences, and student workers are helping to study and eliminate the invasive spotted lantern fly from Berks County.

Kutztown University Team Finds 220-Million-Year-Old Fossil

May 16, 2015

Dr. Edward Simpson, Department of Physical Sciences, and Dave Fillmore '06 discuss with the Reading Eagle their historic findings.

KU College of Business Granted Prestigious AACSB Accreditation

May 11, 2015

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International announced today that the Kutztown University College of Business has earned accreditation from the organization.

Commencement Exercises Set for May 9

May 5, 2015

More than 1,300 graduates will walk during Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9.

KU to Offer Five New Minors in Fall 2015

May 1, 2015

Kutztown University is introducing five new minors which will be open to students for the fall 2015 semester, including astronomy; digital communication and new media; entrepreneurship; Spanish for modern business; and supply chain management and logistics.

KU Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Encourage Computer Science Study

May 1, 2015

Kutztown University has received a five-year, $614,375 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage incoming freshman to join the computer science major.

KU Presents Academic Awards

April 29, 2015

Kutztown University celebrated the recipients of its annual Academic Achievement Awards in a ceremony on April 24 in the McFarland Student Union. The ceremony included remarks Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, Professor Emeritus, Physical Science, and Dr. Anne Zayaitz, acting provost.

KU Graduate Student Wins National Poetry Contest

April 28, 2015

Samantha Kronstadt, a graduate student at Kutztown University receiving her Master of Education specializing in student affairs in higher education at graduation this May, has won the National Career Development Association's (NCDA) annual poetry contest.

KU Contributes More Than $557.8 Million to Pennsylvania Economy

April 15, 2015

In a study released by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Kutztown University contributed more than $550 million of the system's estimated $6.7 billion economic impact on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

A Relationship Defined by Music Composition

April 12, 2015

KU senior Raul Palomo's musical composition part of recital at Liszt Academy in Hungary, thanks to Daniel Immel, Department of Music faculty (via Reading Eagle)

Avalanche Crowned Mascot Madness Champion

April 7, 2015

Avalanche, Kutztown University's golden bear mascot, earned the title of Mascot Madness Champion Monday evening with a 15-vote victory over Rocky of Slippery Rock University.

Kutztown University hosts Insights into Women as Innovators

April 7, 2015

The Entrepreneurship Club at Kutztown University hosted a March 27 luncheon on Insights on Women as Innovators. (Via the Kutztown Patriot)

Kenneth S. Hawkinson Named 12th President of Kutztown University

March 17, 2015

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today unanimously selected Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson to be the next president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.

Higher Learning Helps Fight Burning

March 14, 2015

Several Kutztown University students are featured, in this article from the Reading Eagle, for their work as volunteer firefighters with the Kutztown Fire Company. (subscription required)