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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

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.

Read the Tower Magazine

June 24, 2014

Catch up on all the latest news in the Summer 2014 issue of the Tower, Kutztown University's Magazine.

Audra McDonald to Headline 2014-2015 KU Presents! Season

June 2, 2014

Audra McDonald, Broadway, movie and television star who is up for a record-breaking 6th TONY award at this week's TONY award ceremony, will headline the 2014-2015 KU Presents! Performing Artists Series "See You at Schaeffer!"

KU Men's Rugby Finishes 2nd at CRC Women 4th

May 31, 2014

The Golden Bear men's and women's rugby 7s teams competed at the Collegiate Rugby Championship May 30-June 1. The men's team placed second, losing in the championship final. The women's team placed fourth.

Brandon Martinez Named to Academic All-America Baseball First Team

May 29, 2014

Junior outfielder Brandon Martinez, of the Kutztown University baseball team, has earned the esteemed accomplishment of being named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team on Thursday afternoon, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).