Daily Brief

April 15, 2022

Aerial view of the clock tower of Old Main, with the southside of campus and dorms in the background

Corey Potter – Silver Medal

Corey Potter is from Reinholds, Pa. and graduated in December with a degree in geology. He was awarded the Chambliss Academic Achievement Silver Medal for successfully completed research project(s). Throughout 2021, Potter completed two separate research projects with guidance from two different faculty members and exhibited outstanding research ability and skill. In one of his projects, he worked to create 3D computer models from photographs, adapt lab-based geology research and created a method for extracting geospatial data using his computer skills. Potter worked independently to create a clear workflow that future research students can use and devised a programming solution for gathering useful data from photogrammetric models. He presented his results in person at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Portland, Oregon in Oct. 2021. This conference is an international professional event where undergraduate students are encouraged to attend and present cutting-edge scientific research. Most presentations are given by professionals in industry, government and academia and only a select few of undergraduate students. Potter has since graduated from KU and is now in graduate school at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo. He is in the Petroleum Engineering program and is working on his Ph.D.

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Students Win Business Plan Competition at State System Startup Challenge

Kutztown University students Shantal Ewell and Kevin Smyth won the $10,000 first place prize in the annual State System Startup Challenge, sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Ewell, an MBA student, and Smyth, a Master's in Student Affairs student, created a business plan for the Schedula Degree Planner, an online platform that would redefine the way college students and advisors interact. The Schedula Degree Planner creates a personalized degree plan so students can avoid unnecessary courses to graduate in four years or less while improving the efficiency of advisors and the graduation rates of universities.

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KU Association for Women in Mathematics Receives Community Outreach Award

Kutztown University's chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) was awarded the Community Outreach Award by the National AWM organization this past fall. This award is given to a student chapter in recognition of its outstanding engagement with the local community.

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Kutztown Staff members in uniform talking to a group of students wearing It's On Us promotional t-shirts outside

SGB holds Campus Safety Walk

KU's Student Government Board held its annual Safety Walk Wednesday night. Students were joined by university officials and administrators, walked campus and looked at all aspects of campus safety.

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Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger


Faculty Artist Series: Daniel Immel, Piano

Department of Music Faculty member Daniel Immel will present a solo piano recital entitled "Waterfire" 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Schaeffer Auditorium. The program will feature music by Bach, Debussy, Chopin and Vine. The program is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed as well for those who cannot be in attendance.  

Daniel Immel, Department of Music

Well-Being is Fire

The university well-being committee is excited for our next event, "Well-Being is Fire." On April 20 we will host a university-wide event filled with activities to make sure our overall well-being is in check. Events like Drink and Draw, Mindfulness, goat yoga and goat therapy, “Find your Perfect Insta Shot”, Massages, DIY Potted Plants, Rock Climbing Wall, Food Trucks, Music from the Hip Hop Club, "Brothas Cookin'" food competition between faculty and staff, international food tasting and so much more. Check out the full list of activities on our website.

Erica Stratton, University Well-Being Committee

Elder Care Workshop

Ann Barlett from the Berks County Area Agency on Aging will share information about the various programs, services and resources available for older adults, adult children of aging parents, caregivers, etc. 11 a.m., Thursday, April 21, 260 Boehm Science Center. Highlights include:
- Care at Home
- Information on in-home services and eligibility for the funded in-home care programs
- Supportive Services
- Caregiver Support program, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Services to Seniors
- Home-Delivered Meals, Senior Community Centers, PA MEDI program
- Ombudsman Advocacy for long-term care residents
- Elder Abuse Awareness and Protective Services
- Health & Wellness programs, promoting independence and healthy lifestyles
- Resources
This event sponsored by the Kutztown University Commission on the Status of Women is open to faculty, staff and students. Join us in person or via Zoom Meeting ID: 982 5919 5199 Passcode: 175964. RSVP by April 19, 2022 to ronan@kutztown.edu

John Ronan, Kutztown University Commission on the Status of Women

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series: Daniel Immel, Piano
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 18 7 p.m. Clay Club Visiting Artist: Cristina Tufiño
123 Sharadin Arts Building
April 19 Noon Languages and Careers Panel
287 Old Main | Zoom
April 19 7:30 p.m. Single Reed Concert
Georgian Room
April 20 Well-Being is Fire
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

Date Time Event
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)


Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

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