Daily Brief

April 22, 2022

Schwank Announces $100,000 in State Grant Funding for Keith Haring Fitness Park

Kutztown University will receive $100,000 in state grant funding to support the much-anticipated Keith Haring Fitness Park, thanks to advocacy from State Sen. Judy Schwank, the university announced at a press conference Thursday. The park is set to open this fall.

Kutztown University is partnering with Kutztown Community Partnership (KCP) to bring a world-class, one-of-a-kind Keith Haring Fitness Park to campus to help promote health and wellness in the Kutztown community. The interactive fitness park will be located on the corner of Baldy Street and Normal Avenue, on the KU campus, where Haring's art will be integrated into every element.

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Closeup of students wearing gardening gloves and planting baby trees

Earth Day Tree Planting Event

In recognition of Earth Day, students in the Environmental Biology class at Kutztown University participated in a collaborative effort with the Kutztown Borough Environmental Advisory Commission and the Kutztown Community Partnership to plant 76 trees at Kutztown's North Park. The trees were purchased through a generous grant from Giant Food Stores. Dr. Todd Underwood, biology professor and chair of the Kutztown Borough Environmental Advisory Commission, applied for this grant in collaboration with the Kutztown Community Partnership. Underwood is a leader in building strong ties between KU, the Borough of Kutztown and  Kutztown Community Partnership. Nearly 60 Kutztown University students participated in this class-based, service-learning, tree-planting activity. All the trees planted are native to Pennsylvania and were added to contribute to the importance of North Park as a home and habitat for wildlife.

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


Chamber Ensemble Recital

Please join us 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, Schaeffer Auditorium for some exciting chamber music performances by our music students. If you are unable to attend in person, a link to the recital is below.

Courtney Smith, Music

Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet Thursday, April 28.
Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building.
- Academic & Student Affairs Committee, Room 323
- Finance, Property & Audit Committee, Room 322
- Human Diversity Committee, Room 325
- University Relations & Athletics and Advancement Committee, Room 324
The Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union Building. The meeting will also be available Live Stream via YouTube at https://youtu.be/SrefkvvIEKE.

Office of the President

Recovery is Sweet

A Collegiate Recovery meeting will be held 7-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. This meeting is open to members of the campus community in recovery, living a substance-free lifestyles, sober curious, and those who have family and friends with dependency. Celebrate with us and have a "Sweet Night."

Frances Cortez Funk, Alcohol & Other Drug Services

Information Session: KU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program in Belize

Please share with your students: Drs. Chris Habeck and Matt Stone will be hosting an information session 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, 260 Boehm Science Center for students interested in taking a Category C General Education course in the tropical country of Belize during Winter 2023. More information about the program can be found here: https://kubelize.weebly.com/ and a small video of last year's trip can be found here: https://vimeo.com/699457883.

Christopher Habeck, Biological Sciences

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 22 5 p.m. Wind Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 23 8:30 a.m. KU Children's Literature Conference
McFarland Student Union
April 24 3 p.m. Out of the Darkness Walk
April 25 1:30 p.m. Vice Provost Search Open Forum/Candidate A
322 MSU | University Vice Provost Search
April 25 7:30 p.m. Chamber Ensemble Recital
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 26 11 a.m. APSCUF Wellness Committee: Mindfulness
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April 26 7:30 p.m. Rock Band 2 and 3 Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 27 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
April 27 7:30 p.m. Rock Band 1 Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 28 1:30 p.m. COT Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
April 28 3 p.m. Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union
May 2 1:30 p.m. Vice Provost Search Open Forum/Candidate B
312 MSU | University Vice Provost Search
May 4 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
May 4 1:30 p.m. Vice Provost Search Open Forum/Candidate C
312 MSU | University Vice Provost Search
May 5 6 p.m. Dinosaurs @ Dusk with Dr. Ed Simpson
KU Planetarium

Date Time Event
April 22 10 a.m. Women's Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 23 10 a.m. Women's Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 23 Noon Baseball vs. ESU (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats)
April 23 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 23 2 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Davis & Elkins
Keystone Courts


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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