Daily Brief

April 14, 2022

Kayla Argen smiling and holding her Chambliss Academic Silver Medal certificate

Kayla Argen – Silver Medal

Kayla Argen from Cresco, Pa. is a sport management major graduating in May. She was awarded the Chambliss Academic Silver Medal for noteworthy achievements in athletics. Argen was captain and center midfielder for the nationally-ranked KU women's soccer team, where she helped lead the Golden Bears to a successful 17-1-2 season in 2021 and participated in the PSAC and NCAA tournaments. She was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team and D2CCA All-America Third Team; the eighth player in program history to earn All-America status and only the third to receive the recognition from multiple organizations in a single season. She has been an active member of the women's soccer program all three competitive seasons that she has been a student at KU, starting in 53 of 58 career games played. Argen led KU last year in scoring with 10 goals and five assists for 25 points, which ranked fourth in the PSAC. Throughout her career, she has 17 goals and 15 assists, fifth all-time in program history for career assists. These numbers have accounted for three years due to the 2020 season being canceled due to COVID-19. Argen is planning to return to the field this fall as the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19. Her future aspirations involve a professional athletic playing career and/or a career path working in the sports field.  

University Relations

Male student wearing a mask and working on a desktop computer

Environmental Science Student Honored for Research

Zachary Glass, Environmental Science/Biology was recognized with an CPUB Outstanding Student Award at the 53rd annual meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB), held virtually April 9. Zac presented the results of his independent research with Drs. Friehauf (Department of Physical Sciences) and Setliff (Department of Biology), entitled "A Survey of the Morphology of the Hind Tibial Apex in Broad Nose Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae)." For his project, Zac studied the comparative morphology of the corbel character system in broad-nosed weevils from around the world using KU’s Scanning Electron Microscope in the Fred and Martha ’02 Hafer SEM Lab. Zac’s platform presentation also won first place in the judged category of the Ecology and Organismal Biology section.

Gregory P. Setliff, Biological Sciences

Closeup on the faces of a group of KU Honors Students, smiling

KU Honors Students Attend NRHC Conference

Fourteen students represented Kutztown University’s Honors Program at the 2022 Northeast Regional Honors Council conference in Philadelphia April 7-10. Six students presented their Capstone research and all of the students were engaged in a variety of events, including City as Text tours of Philadelphia, community service, professional development opportunities, multiple keynotes and lots of presentations from students representing programs from New Hampshire to Maryland. A highlight was the announcement of Vanessa Maybruck (’22 B.S. Mathematics; B.S. Ed. Mathematics Education) as the recipient of this year’s Northeast Regional Honors Council Student of the Year at a four-year institution for her outstanding academics and leadership in honors. Many thanks to Dr. Basden Arnold for supporting this strategic initiative that afforded the following to participate: Dotterweich; K. Hone; C. Piacquadio; E. Smith; R. Walther; M. Gooding; E. Greb; X. Osorio; E. Santos; K. Sherry; M. Carroll; K. Beitz; N. Kochel; A. La Penta; V. Vlaun; J. Schlegel.

Jennifer Schlegel, Honors Program


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New Budget Manager

Please welcome Heather Klotz as the new budget manager who began Monday, April 11. Klotz joins Financial and Business Services after working four years as accountant at KUSSI. Please send budget transfer requests directly to Heather. She can be reached at 610-683-1392 or klotz@kutztown.edu.

Matt Assad, Financial & Business Services

McFarland Student Union Hours

The McFarland Student Union will be closed Sunday, April 17.

Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 14 1:30 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union
April 18 4 p.m. Dr. Ann Gundry Remembrance Reception
Old Main Concourse
April 18 5 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
203 Academic Forum
April 18 7 p.m. Clay Club Visiting Artist: Cristina Tufiño
123 Sharadin
April 19 Noon Languages and Careers Panel
287 Old Main | Zoom
April 19 7:30 p.m. Single Reed Concert
Georgian Room
April 20 All Day KU Inspires-A Celebration of Research/Creativity
Rohrbach Library and 183 MSU
April 20 4 p.m. UGRC Faculty Mentorship Award Ceremony
183 McFarland Student Union | Zoom
April 20 4 p.m. Cook Off Crowning
April 20 6 p.m. KU Arts Society Induction Ceremony
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 20 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: Pinchas Zuckerman Trio
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 21 11 a.m. Elder Care Workshop
260 Boehm | Zoom 932 5919 5199 PC: 175964

Group shot of the women's rugby team wearing their uniforms and covered in dirt on the field, smiling

Women’s Rugby Wins MARC Tournament Championship

The Kutztown University women’s rugby team completed its undefeated spring season by going 4-0 Saturday, winning the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) championship on the North Campus Rugby Pitch. KU defeated Rowan University 40-0, Drexel University 32-0 in the final match of pool play, and then again defeating the Dragons 20-5 in the semifinal, before taking down Temple 22-17 in the final. Megan Babinsky and Kaylee Brulliea finished with six tries each. Maddy Forster totaled four tries, while Jenna Wilson and Alyssa Arena each had two. Alexis Swavely and Daphne Posey recorded one try each. Arena and Forster both had one conversion on the day. KU now advances to nationals.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
April 14 9 a.m. M/W Track & Field vs. Mondschein Multi
Andre Reed Stadium
April 15 2 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Shepherd
Keystone Courts
April 15 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Shippensburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 15 2:30 p.m. Softball vs. Mansfield
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 16 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 16 1 p.m. Softball vs. Bloomsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats)


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