Daily Brief

April 12, 2023

View of Old Main with green and pink trees



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

High pressure continues to influence the area. Clouds from yesterday's trough passage will thin by the afternoon yielding sunny skies. High temperature near 80.


Test of the KU Alert System

There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:50 a.m. Thursday, April 13. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.

University Relations

NAMI KU Spring Speaker

Dr. Michael Pertschuk, medical director of the Eating Disorder Program at Tower Behavioral Health in Reading, Pa. will be the National Alliance on Mental Illness Club's spring guest speaker 4-5 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 206 Multicultural Center. Pertschuk began his interest in eating disorders while at Yale University. He continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his M.D. as well as a master’s degree in psychology. While a resident in psychiatry at Penn, he was mentored by several professors with expertise in the developing field of eating disorders. Over the years, he has published research on the medical complications and treatment of eating disorder as well as on body image issues. He has directed eating disorders treatment programs in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospital settings. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at Drexel University.

Patricia Ann Brenner, NAMI KU

Children's Literature Conference - 25 Years of Celebrating Children's Literature

We are so excited about this year's conference. We will celebrate a week of children's literature on campus with a book fair for KU students, virtual school visits with Sophie Blackall and Alan Gratz, Teen Library Day with Candice Iloh and the full day conference 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15. We have some exciting events planned to celebrate our 25th year. So, hurry and register your class for a virtual classroom visit and for the conference. For more information contact childlitconfku@gmail.com and our website.

Jamie Hovanec, Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library & Tech Education

Ninth Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Please join NAMI KU for our ninth annual Out of the Darkness Walk. A ceremony will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, on the DMZ at the stage area near the Health and Wellness Center and the Multicultural Center. The walk takes place immediately after the ceremony. Local organizations including the Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force, Tower Behavioral Health and Robbie's Hope will be on hand providing resources and information to walkers. All funds raised go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. AFSP is the leader in the fight against suicide. Out of the Darkness Walks allow AFSP to fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, raise awareness and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has local chapters in all 50 states.  Even if you are unable to attend the walk, please consider a donation which can be made on KU's walk page here.

Patricia Ann Brenner, NAMI KU

APSCUF-KU Student Scholarships Spring 2023

APSCUF-KU will grant two $500 scholarships and APSCURF-KU will grant two $250 scholarships to undergraduate students returning for Fall 2023. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. Please encourage your students to apply. For more information and instructions on how to apply, view the APSCUF-KU webpage. Deadline to apply is April 21.

Andrew Mashintonio, APSCUF-KU Student Liaison Committee

Mail Services Website

Check out our Mail Services website. We have updated vital information for both employees and students. You will receive everything faster when mail and packages are addressed correctly. Please make sure you put the person's name who is receiving the package in the attention area. Have the tracking number ready when you are looking for a package. Mail Services is always willing to help or answer any questions. Contact us at 610-683-4141 or mailservices@kutztown.edu.

Louis Richuitti, Mail Services

Approved Committee Appointees

The Senate approved all committee appointees slated to begin in Fall 2023. Please click here to access the list of appointees. Thanks to those who expressed interest during Willingness to Serve. Those that were and were not appointed to committees will receive a letter confirming all details.

Cara Cotellese, University Senate


Student Absence

Please excuse the following Esports Rainbow Six Siege team members from their classes, Friday, April 14 to Monday, April 17: Thomas Ziegler, Owen Fowles, Ryan Buchko, Mitchell Hawkins and Adama Sylla. The KU Esports R6 team will be traveling to Ohio for the six-school esports tournament. These students are aware that they must make up any missed work.

Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 13 9 a.m. Mobile Mammograms
Parking Lot, Student Recreation Center
April 13 10:50 a.m. Test Emergency Alert Systems
April 14 10 a.m. Well-Being Day
223 McFarland Student Union
April 15 7:30 a.m. Children's Literature Conference
McFarland Student Union
April 17 5:30 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Member Meeting
103 Academic Forum
April 19 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
April 19 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! Laura Benanti
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 20 11 a.m. Employee Planetarium Matinee Show
Grim Science Building
April 20 11 a.m. Lunchtime Concert
Center for Mallet Percussion Research
April 21 9 a.m. Big Art Day
120 Sharadin Arts Building
April 21 4 p.m. UGRC Faculty Awards
13G 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.

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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 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 .