Daily Brief

April 25, 2022

Kutztown University Inducts Second Annual Class of Arts Hall of Fame

The Kutztown University Arts Society presented five recipients with the 2022 Schaeffer-Sharadin Fellows award, which includes induction into the second annual class of the KU Arts Hall of Fame. Wednesday night's induction ceremony at Schaeffer Auditorium highlighted the prominence of KU's relationship with the highest caliber artists and arts supporters. This year's inductees include Martha L. Hafer ’02, Jason Bishop ’07, Edward F. Protzman ’90, Rosemarie Sloat, Faculty Emeriti ’51 and Arthur Harrington ’65.

University Relations

Brothas Cookin' chefs smiling in a group with Dr. Hawkinson

Well-Being Brothas Cookin' Competition

Thank you to everyone who came out for our well-being cookoff competition "Brothas Cookin'" featuring gumbo chefs Bernard McCree, Thomas Robinson III and Baron Vanderburg; and wing chefs Warren Hilton, Donovan McCargo and Bilal Salaam. Bernard McCree was the pick for gumbo grand champion and Donavan McCargo was the choice for wing grand champion. We honor all our chefs and congratulate our winners.

Erica Stratton, University Well-Being Committee


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


Vice Provost Search

Candidates for the position of Vice Provost Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies will visit campus April 25, May 2 and May 4. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff.  Candidates’ names and vitae will be posted on the website 48 hours prior to their visit to campus.
- April 25: Candidate A
- May 2: Candidate B
- May 4: Candidate C

John Ward, Search Committee Chair

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

APSCUF Wellness Committee: Mindfulness Practices

The APSCUF Wellness Committee is sponsoring a free virtual event 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26. Dr. Patti Brenner, assistant professor of Counselor Education, will discuss daily mindfulness practices for health and well-being. This one-hour interactive webinar will explore daily personal mindfulness practices that can reduce pandemic-related stress. The webinar will also explore family and individual resource websites, apps, and professional programs. Click here to register. The Wellness Committee will randomly select five participants for a small gift at the conclusion of the webinar. We hope you join us for this informative discussion on wellness.

Scott Tracy, Ju Zhou and Kunio Mitsuma, APSCUF Wellness Committee

University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 28, via Zoom. The link can also be found on the UCC Document Submissions SharePoint page. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

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

National Bring Your Child to Work Day

The Commission on the Status of Women and the Women's Center will be hosting Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, April 28. Take Your Child to Work Day is a national day that gives children a glimpse into the working world to expose students to future job possibilities and the value of education. A number of activities have been planned for your children to enjoy while visiting KU. These activities include a scavenger hunt, planetarium show, SteamWorks activities, and a whole lot more. Please note, these activities are designed for parents to experience with their children. No minor child (under age 18) may be left unsupervised by their parent while on campus.
   If you plan to attend, please RSVP through Engage at the following link: https://engage.kutztown.edu/event/8050446. Please indicate the number of children as guests and also the number of meals tickets, as there is a limited quantity available.  Meal tickets can be used at either the South Dining Hall or the MSU Cub Café. For questions, please contact Christine Price price@kutztown.edu, Yasoda Sharma sharma@kutztown.edu or Jackie Fox jfox@kutztown.edu.

Commission on the Status of Women

Little Cubs Field Hockey Multi-Night Camp

Kutztown University field hockey will hold its first ever Little Cubs Camp for boys and girls ages 6-12, Monday, May 2 through Wednesday, May 4, 6-7 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium. The Little Cubs field hockey camp is designed to give boys and girls of all skill levels an opportunity to train with the KU coaching staff and players. The camp will include learning skills during multiple stations run by staff and current players. There will also be the opportunity to compete in a series of fun competitions. To end the camp, there will be a Q&A session with the current team and coaching staff. The cost for the camp is $50 (includes all three nights and a t-shirt; must sign up before April 30). Please click here to register: https://kutztown.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1675. For more information, contact KU field hockey coach Marci Scheuing at 610-683-4378, or by email at scheuing@kutztown.edu.

Marci Scheuing, Athletics

Dr. Albert Fu Wins ASA Award for Excellence in Teaching

The department of Anthropology and Sociology is pleased to announce that Dr. Albert Fu is the winner of the American Sociological Association's Community and Urban Sociology Section’s inaugural Excellence in Teaching in Community and Urban Sociology award. According to the award committee, Dr. Fu’s approach to teaching is interactive, integrative, and engaging and his excellence in teaching in urban sociology is evident in his rewriting the department’s curriculum in urban sociology, his leadership in revamping the major requirements and introducing a portfolio requirement that serves as both a capstone requirement and a key assessment tool and in writing the five-year evaluation for the sociology program. He also has a very strong commitment to teaching students from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds and to combating structures of social inequality and is committed to having his classes engage with the community around them, going on field trips, for example, to urban gardens.  Dr. Fu’s excellence in teaching also extends beyond Kutztown to the profession, where he served as an area editor for ASA TRAILS for Community, Environmental Sociology, Urban Sociology and Human Ecology. His teaching is also entwined with his research, with Dr. Fu receiving the 2016 ASA Carla B Howery Enhancement of Teaching Grant for his project "Assessing a Sociology Living Learning Community: Curriculum, Co-Curricular Activities, and a Culture of Good Writing" and publishing on pedagogy, for example, in his co-authored article "Sociology Portfolio Assessment and Curricular Review" published in 2018 in Teaching Sociology. In recognition of his teaching he received the 2020 ASA Political Economy of the World-System Section's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Kim Shively, Anthropology and Sociology

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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
Register Here
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 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Starbucks, McFarland Student Union
April 27 7:30 p.m. Rock Band 1 Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 28 11 a.m. UCC
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
April 28 7 p.m. Open Recovery Meeting
Health & Wellness, Beck Hall
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 27 1 p.m. Baseball vs. USciences (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 29 2 p.m. Baseball vs. West Chester
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
April 30 1 p.m. Softball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Live Video)


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