Daily Brief

April 11, 2023

KU Designated "Voter-Friendly Campus"

Kutztown University has been designated a “Voter-Friendly Campus” for 2023-2024. KU is one of four institutions in Pennsylvania and three in the State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to receive this year’s designation.

University Relations

black and white Havanese

National Pet Day

Today is National Pet Day. Wynnie is the first dog and prize pup of President Hawkinson and his wife, Ann Marie. The adorable black and white Havanese can be seen peering out from her presidential perch as the campus community bustles by each day.

University Relations

Officer William Schumann

KUPD Welcome Officer William Schumann

Public Safety & Police Services is pleased to welcome officer William Schumann to the campus community. Officer Schumann received his Bachelor of Science, criminal justice degree from KU in December 2022. He graduated and received his Act 120 police training from the Allentown Police Academy. On behalf of chief David Drezek and all the KUPD staff, we welcome you to Kutztown University.

David Drezek, Public Safety & Police Services


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

Very nice springtime weather continues with high pressure over the Carolinas. Fair skies with a high of 72. There could be some extra cloud cover tonight as a weak trough swings through, but no precipitation is expected.


Free Reading Fightin Phils Baseball Tickets

Take your family to a R-Phils baseball game. University Relations has free undated general admission tickets. Contact Ally Larese, University Relations, at larese@kutztown.edu for tickets. 

University Relations

KU Campus Store - Art Appreciation Sale

Shop and save 10% off art supplies; VIP students save 15% Tuesday, April 11. Excludes other sales and promotions. In-store and online.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Intercollegiate Art History Symposium

The Department of Art and Design will host the Intercollegiate Art History Symposium Saturday, April 15, 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Students from many Pennsylvania colleges and universities will present their research on diverse topics related to art history. Everyone is welcome. The schedule of presentations is listed below. For more information, email ltice@kutztown.edu.
8:50-9 a.m. Opening remarks by Dr. Bradley Shope
9-10:35 a.m. Session 1: Women, Beauty and Representation
-Taylor Goodman, Messiah University, "Empowerment and Oppression: The Shifting Portrayals of Judith"
-Hallie Wilson, Lehigh University, "Facial Cosmetic: Gender, Beauty and Society in the Work of Ana Mendieta"
-Erin Rizzetto, Kutztown University, "The Self-Representation of Artemisia Gentileschi"
-Katie Huss, Lycoming College, "In the Parlor: Victorian Entertainment and the Cult of True Womanhood"
10:45 a.m.–noon Session 2: Interpreting Artists, Exhibitions, and Institutions
-Elizabeth Hutchinson, Messiah University, "Collaborative Change: A Transforming Relationship Between Artists and the Institution"
-Sophia Stefanowski, Kutztown University, "Caravaggio’s Violent History in Relation to His Art"
-Sophie McQuaide, Bucknell University, "The Perversity of Pink: Portia Munson and the 1994 Bad Girls Exhibition"
1-2:15 p.m Session 3: Forming Cultural Identities
-Aubrey Chambers, Lycoming College, "Interwoven Identities: Textiles as Formative and Reflective Elements of Culture"
-Peter Marcellino, Penn State University, "The Kasubi Royal Tombs: Kabakaship, Religious Conflict and the Rise of Cultural Unity"
-Abigail Platero, Albright College, Audience, Context and Patronage: Their Impacts on European Religious Art During the Renaissance"
2:30-3:45 p.m. Session 4: New Pedagogies and Connections
-Deirdre Sullivan, Gettysburg College, "Reimagining the Renaissance: A Comparative Study of Depictions of Divine Servants through ArcGIS Storymaps"
-Ian Butz, Muhlenberg College, "Utilizing Visual Art in Elementary School Social Studies Classrooms to Teach Truthful Stories of Native American History"
-Maxwell Schofield, Lehigh University, "Why AI Art is Not the Problem"

Lisa Tice, Art and Design

KU Inspires Celebrates Research in the Arts and UGRC Faculty Awards

Join us for a special evening of creative writing, music and presentation of UGRC Faculty Mentorship Awards 4 p.m. Friday, April 21, 13G Schaeffer Auditorium. A reception will follow. The 2023 recipients include Drs. Colleen Clemens, Nicole Johnson and Dale Parson. Please see tentative program here and RSVP here.

Lynn Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Multicultural Book Drive

Help the Community Outreach Center collect children's books (pre-K through young adult) that feature underrepresented characters and/or authors, as well as books that feature diverse cultures. Our mission is to increase awareness of and access to multicultural, multi-ethnic literature that reflects diversity in our communities. Our goal is to donate 100 books by April 21. You can donate in person at 281 MSU, or buy a book from our Amazon Wishlist. If you have any questions, please contact Elisha Cruz at ecruz775@live.kutztown.edu.

Leah Cassellia, Community Outreach Center


Request for Faculty Participation in Research on Power-Sharing and Inclusion

Faculty voices are needed. Please consider participating in a one-hour Zoom focus group on power-sharing and inclusion in higher education classrooms. Participants will be provided a $20 gift card. Click the Doodle Poll Link to indicate your interest and availability. You will be contacted by research assistant, Megan Tewksbury, once your focus group has been scheduled. The primary investigators of the study are Meghan Owenz, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, Kutztown University (owenz@kutztown.edu) and Laura Cruz, Ph.D., associate research professor, Penn State University (lxc601@psu.edu). The study has received approval from University IRB, approval number 07112022. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, KU IRB Committee at 484-646-4167.

Meghan Owenz, Department of Psychology

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 13 9 a.m. Mobile Mammograms
Parking Lot, Student Recreation Center
April 19 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! Laura Benanti
Schaeffer Auditorium
Date Time Event
April 12 2 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. Millersville
Keystone Courts
April 14 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Mansfield
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 16 11:30 a.m. Women’s Golf vs. Spring Invitational
Moselem Springs Golf Club

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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .