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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

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.

KU Selected as a Top School in Military Advanced Education Guide

December 4, 2014

Kutztown University has been awarded the designation of a 'Top School' in the 2015 Military Advanced Education's (MAE) Guide to Colleges and Universities, which measures the best practices in military and veteran education.

Kutztown University Recognizes Faculty for Research, Excellence in Teaching

December 3, 2014

KU honored Professor Cheryl Hochberg, Dr. Todd Underwood and Dr. Adrienne Oakley, during the faculty recognition ceremony in November. Hochberg, chairperson of the Department of Fine Arts, and Underwood, Department of Biological Sciences, received Chambliss Faculty Research awards; Oakley, Department of Physical Sciences, received the John P. Schellenberg Award.

KU Student Serves Community at Home and Away

December 2, 2014

KU sophomore Kathleen Douillette, featured in this story provided to the Lebanon Daily News, has been volunteering with the Campbelltown Fire Co. since age 14. Now that she attends Kutztown University, she volunteers at the Kutztown Fire Co. simultaneously.

Kutztown University Named a "Best for Vets"

November 11, 2014

Kutztown University has been selected to appear on The Military Times' Best for Vets list. This recognition acknowledges KU's commitment to providing opportunities for America's veterans.

KU Department wins PCA Outstanding Counselor Education Program of the Year Award

November 10, 2014

Kutztown University's Counseling and Student Affairs Department is the winner of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association's (PCA) 2014 Outstanding Counselor Education Program of the Year Award. Members of the department accepted the award at a luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 8, during PCA's annual conference, held in State College, Pa.

Professor to be Featured on the Weather Channel

November 6, 2014

Dr. Edward Simpson, chair, Physical Sciences Department, will appear on an episode of the Weather Channel's "Strangest Weather on Earth" Sunday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m.

Kutztown University's commitment to Remain Affordable to all Reinforced

November 1, 2014

Morning Call feature on Pell Grants shows KU's commitment to all students.

KU to Offer Online Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement Program for Educators

October 30, 2014

Beginning in winter 2015, Kutztown University's Department of Special Education will offer an online, 12-credit autism endorsement program for currently certified teachers or seniors who are enrolled in a program leading to instructional certification.

Professor Receives 2014 Ronald Lunardini Mentoring Award

October 30, 2014

Dr. Kelley R. Kenney, KU professor of counseling and student affairs, has been honored as the recipient of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association (PCPA) 2014 Ronald Lunardini Mentoring Award.

Professor Authors Book on Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals

October 30, 2014

Dr. Avidan Milevsky, associate professor of psychology at KU, is the author of the forthcoming "Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals."

KU to Become Home of Nation's Largest Rare Percussion Instrument Collection

October 22, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 24, Kutztown University will become home to the largest collection of rare xylophones, marimbas and vibraphones in the nation.