Daily Brief

April 4, 2022

Equity and Awareness in the Arts

Kutztown University's Department of Art and Design presents Equity and Awareness in the Arts Virtual Lecture Series for the 2022 spring semester. The series of remote, live events are broadcast via KU's Art and Design YouTube channel. This lecture series brings together artists, designers, curators, public artists, children's book illustrators, interactive media and museum union leaders who share their creative processes, research and their diverse artistic practices. Speakers will address issues of climate change, social injustice, minority biases and arts as activism. In addition to KU students, faculty and staff, it is free and available to the public.

University Relations

Watson Awarded 2022 Outstanding Research and Publication Award

Carol Watson, Kutztown University education professor, has received the 2022 Pennsylvania Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Outstanding Research and Publication Award. This award is given to PASCD members who have researched and published work within the past two years. "I am honored to have been chosen for this award by the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development," Watson said. "I have been lucky to work with many KU undergraduate students, teaching them the research process. It is their energy and curiosity that drive me as a researcher. I hope the findings from our work will support educators as we all continue to serve students to the best of our ability and knowledge."

University Relations


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


President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, 301 Stratton Administration Center.  President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, ext. 3-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

Clay Club Visiting Artist Domenic Frunzi

Domenic Frunzi is a functional ceramic artist and educator located in East Kensington Philadelphia.  He will be demonstrating wheel throwing and giving an artist lecture 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, 108 Sharadin Arts Building.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

COB's Feisal Murshed is Recognized

Dr. Feisal Murshed is now a member of the affiliated research faculty of the University of Washington’s Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy. Joining this distinguished group of scholars is a testament to the managerial relevance of his scholarship and his research pedigree. Murshed’s work appears in top-tier outlets in Marketing including Journal of Marketing Research and Marketing Science, as well as in Harvard Business Review

Feisal Murshed, College of Business

CET Pedagogical Development Grant 2022-2023

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is pleased to announce a pedagogical development grant opportunity for our faculty members to improve college teaching and instructional practices that promote student learning and instructor effectiveness. The CET can support up to two grants with each grant funded at an amount up to $1,500. More details can be found on the CET website. Please submit your grant proposals to cet@kutztown.edu by Friday, April 8, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to your CET grant proposals.

Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Karise Fink Mace Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Karise Fink Mace will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "Mathematics is Art: The Impact of a Non-Traditional Metaphor on Teacher Mindset and Instructional Practices in Mathematics," 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, via Zoom

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 4 8 a.m. ITS ON US Campaign
MSU/Library Lawn
April 4 2 p.m. Courageous Conversations
223 McFarland Student Union
April 4 6 p.m. Clay Club visiting Artist-Domenic Frunzi
108 Sharadin Arts Building
April 4 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic Youtube
April 5 5 p.m. Autism Awareness Speaker
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 6 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, 106 Student Rec Center
April 6 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
April 7 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
135 Rickenbach LC Auditorium
April 7 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
April 8 7 p.m. ACT Spring Music Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 9 7 p.m. ACT Spring Music Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 12 10:30 a.m. Wellness Social 
223 McFarland Student Union

Date Time Event
April 4 2 p.m. (DH) Softball vs. Bloomfield
North Campus Field
(Live Stats | Live Video)
April 5 3 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. ESU
Keystone Courts
April 5 4 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Shepherd
Keystone Field
(Live Stats | Live Video)
April 8 3 p.m. Men’s Tennis vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Courts
April 8 6 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. ESU
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
April 9 12 p.m. (DH) Baseball vs. Mansfield
(125 Years of Baseball Celebration)
Keystone Field
(Live Stats | Live Video)


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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-Discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.