Daily Brief

April 13, 2023

KU's FDI Participates in Ninth Annual Douglass Debates

The Frederick Douglass Institute participated in the ninth annual Douglass Debates on Tuesday, April 11. The Douglass Debates engage first-generation, low-income, BIPOC undergraduate students in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in competitive debate. Students develop leadership, public speaking and advocacy skills that support their academic success. Cinema, Music and Television senior Yannick Notin and political science first-year student Mark-Handy Phanor prepared research, crafted speeches and developed propositions centering on environmental problems and their relationship to racism, poverty and political disenfranchisement. The first-time debaters addressed the resolution "environmental justice should be prioritized by policymakers in our local communities" and performed very well. FDI wishes to thank both students for their diligent preparation and exceptional representation of Kutztown University.

Amber Jean-Marie Pabon, Frederick Douglass Institute


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

The perfect spring-time weather continues, another sunny day with summery highs near 84. With that perfection, comes the risk of brush fires. The very dry conditions combined with the very low humidity combined with a stiff breeze are all prime ingredients for brush fires to pop up, and there were several in the area yesterday. Use extra caution around open flame and ignition sources.


Teen Library Day with Candice Iloh

Join us for Teen Library Day featuring author Candice Iloh. Hosted by the Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technology community, the event will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 14, Schaeffer Auditorium. There will be open mic poetry, snacks, book signings and more. You don't want to miss it.

Rosanne Perkins, Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technology

Faculty Piano Recital - Daniel Immel

Department of Music keyboard faculty member Daniel Immel will present "Blizzardry" 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public and will feature music by Beethoven, Gershwin, Chopin, Liszt, Enescu and Schulz-Evler. The concert will also be live-streamed. For more information, email Dr. Immel at immel@kutztown.edu.

Daniel Immel, Department of Music

The Athletic - Sports News Resource

Rohrbach Library offers campuswide access to The Athletic. This subscription-based sports news resource from The New York Times provides in-depth coverage, analysis and commentary on various sports and teams, with a focus on quality journalism and original reporting. Details on how to sign up for an account here.

Bob Flatley, Rohrbach Library


Excused Absence for CDC Site Visit

Thursday, April 13, students will be off campus for a site visit sponsored by the Career Development Center and Disability Services. Please excuse the following students from classes held between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.: Jason Fliegelman, Anthony Lubbers, Lilly Witmer, Jake Worsham, Glen Javeline, Alex Lock, Caden Powell, Sarah Brisman, Zoë Weidman, Conor Moran, Zachary Bellon, Benjamin Shively-Ertas, Sydney Hartman, Alice Dzwill, Brandon Baker. Students should discuss missed work with their professors. 

Megan Rutter, Office of Disability Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 14 10 a.m. Well-Being Day
223 McFarland Student Union
April 14 7:30 p.m. Faculty Piano Recital - Daniel Immel
Schaeffer Auditorium
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 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 .