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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

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)

Haddad Wins NCAA Wrestling Championship

March 14, 2015

Ziad Haddad's storybook career as a Golden Bear came to a joyful close on Saturday evening, when he successfully defended his national title at Saint Louis University's Chaifetz Arena to become a two-time Division II national heavyweight champion and a three-time All-American for the Kutztown University wrestling program.

Kutztown University to Offer First Doctoral Program

March 13, 2015

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors approved Kutztown University's request for its first doctoral program. KU will offer a Doctor of Social Work degree in collaboration with Millersville University. It is one of only two Doctor of Social Work programs offered in Pennsylvania.

Kutztown Wrestlers Spend Afternoon with Local Youth Organization

March 12, 2015

The Kutztown University wrestling team's four national qualifiers joined a handful of other teams competing at the NCAA Championships this weekend for an afternoon of fun and demonstrations at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis.

Field Hockey Earns National Academic Team Award

March 9, 2015

The Kutztown University field hockey team has continued to excel in the classroom, and was honored on Monday as a 2014 Gladiator by SGI / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II National Academic Team Award winner.

Society of Physics Students Honors KU Chapter

February 17, 2015

The Kutztown chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been presented with a Distinguished SPS Chapter award. In choosing award recipients, the SPS looks at each chapter's participation and activities on campus and in the community to determine which chapter best represents their mission.

Read the Latest Issue of the Tower

February 16, 2015

Kutztown University's alumni magazine, the Tower, released its winter 2015 issue featuring "Golden Great" Andre Reed '05. Visit to read the latest news about Reed, graduate studies at KU, remembering Randy S. Schaeffer '72 and much more.

Career Development to Host Grad School Education Week

February 2, 2015

Kutztown University will host its annual Grad School Education Week celebration from Feb. 17 - 21. At the event, students can learn about graduate and professional school options. This event is sponsored by the Career Development Center and KU's Graduate School Admissions.

KU Student Attends Harrisburg Internship Semester

January 28, 2015

Laura Bieber is working for the Pennsylvania Department of State as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

KU Names Fall 2014 Dean's List

January 14, 2015

More than 1,700 students have been named to the Fall 2014 Dean's List at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60.

Stroke Victim Fights Back, Finishes Degree

December 16, 2014

This time last year, Jennifer was fighting for her life after suffering a stroke. Now, she's a Kutztown University graduate.

Lecture by KU Professor on C-SPAN3 Saturday

December 10, 2014

A lecture by professor John Riley, associate professor of political science at KU, will air on C-SPAN3's American History TV (AHTV) Saturday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m.

Commencement Set for Saturday

December 10, 2014

Approximately 470 undergraduate and 45 graduate students are set to walk during Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's winter commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. in the O'Pake Fieldhouse. Acting President Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto will preside.

KU to Partner with Regional School Districts for Grant

December 5, 2014

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education was awarded a third Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, through the U.S. Department of Education. The seven-year, $23.7 million grant was awarded to 14 institutions of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Part of the grant will be used to fund KU's efforts to partner with regional school districts and assist underrepresented students in learning about higher education opportunities and, eventually, attend college.