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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

Kutztown Baseball Honored at State Capitol for PSAC Championship

September 15, 2014

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.

Kutztown University Unveils Mobile Television-Broadcast Trailer

September 9, 2014

Kutztown University's award-winning Electronic Media Department unveiled its new mobile broadcast vehicle on Monday, Sept. 8.

Professor Conducts Research on Ancient Footprints

September 4, 2014

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.

KU Small Business Development Center Awarded Grant

September 4, 2014

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.

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.

Dr. James E. Mackin Appointed Acting Provost

August 15, 2014

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.

KU Electronic Media Students Receive Four Regional Emmy Nominations

August 14, 2014

The Kutztown University Electronic Media Department has received four Mid Atlantic regional Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS.

Whitehall grad goes from IronPigs' crew to Phillies'

August 11, 2014

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.

Acclaimed Artist Donates Abstract Painting to KU

July 28, 2014

Artist Paul Harryn '76 has donated his abstract, interpretative painting "Odyssey" to Kutztown University.

Council of Trustees Appoints New Officers

July 21, 2014

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.

Professor Assists U.S. Department of Justice in Ukraine

July 14, 2014

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.

Pichini Elected to Fourth Term as Chair of PASSHE Board of Governors

July 10, 2014

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.

Yellow Ribbon Program to Assist Service Members, Families

June 25, 2014

Kutztown University will be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. The university will partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide additional education benefits to eligible service members, veterans and eligible family members who are classified as Non-Pennsylvania residents and eligible for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) at the 100% rate.