Daily Brief

April 7, 2022

Students presenting behind a long desk lined with desktops

Designathon 2022

Friday, April 1, students in the communication design program participated in the 15th annual Designathon. Students, alumni and professors worked in teams to meet with real-world clients of nonprofit organizations and design and present creative works for them. The marathon lasted 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and was full of art-making and collaboration.

University Relations


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On behalf of the Women’s Center, WGS, the KU Foundation and friends of Dr. Ann Gundry, we are saddened to share that Ann passed away peacefully on March 27.   Dr. Gundry taught at KU for 37 years in the department of physical education, until her retirement in 2004.  During her time here, Ann served as the director to the Women’s Center from 1991-2004, and was a founding faculty member of what was then called the Women’s Studies Minor.  Ann created several student scholarships, and was active in the faculty union, APSCUF.  She established the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the Kutztown University Women’s Center and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, which allowed us to bring Madonna Thunderhawk, Ilyasah Shabazz and Feminista Jones to campus. Ann paved the way for so much of what we do through Allies, FMLA, WGS and both the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center. We are grateful to have known such a remarkable, generous, determined human.  A remembrance reception will be held on Ann’s birthday April 18. Please join us 4 p.m. Monday, April 18, Old Main Concourse to celebrate Dr. Ann Gundry.  RSVP encouraged but not required, to Dina Hayduk, hayduk@kutztown.edu.

Women's Center

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 103 Academic Forum.  The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom Meeting ID: 974 5408 8514  Passcode: 428969. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and April 2022 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Steve Lem, University Senate

KU Alumna Georgia Lazaridou Piano Recital

KU Alumna, pianist Georgia Lazaridou will perform a recital 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Lazaridou has been internationally recognized as a pianist with impeccable technique and great sensitivity. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public. If you cannot attend in person, you may find the link to the livestream below. 

Courtney Smith, Department of Music

CET Open House

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is hosting an open house 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in the new CET office located in 6 Rohrbach Library. Please join us to see the new space and to engage in conversation with colleagues about the center and its work. Amy Lu, director, will be present with our special guest, Jack Schellenberg, who served as the first CET director. Refreshments will be provided.

Amy Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Wellness Tip: Media Unplugged

Have you wondered how much time Americans spend on social media each day? Research shows that Americans spend an average of seven hours a day on technology. Excessive phone and internet usage are linked to anxiety, causing eye strain, headaches, fatigue and decreased creativity. Check out these sites for some tips on how to unplug from technology and have a mindful life: Unplug // How to disconnect.

Campus Wellness Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 7 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
135 Rickenbach LC Auditorium
April 7 11 a.m. CET Presentation
06 Rohrbach Library (RL 06)
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 11 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
KutztownUnivMusic YouTube
April 13 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Date Time Event
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)
North Campus 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.

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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.