Daily Brief

April 17, 2023

KU Faculty and Jazz Ensemble to Perform Piece Commissioned by Grammy Award-Winning Composer

Kutztown University Jazz Ensemble I will perform “Hibiscus,” commissioned by the ensemble from Geoff Keezer, winner of the 2023 Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for “Refuge” from his recent album “Playdate.” Written for classical pianist, jazz bassist and large jazz ensemble, this piece will be performed at its world premiere 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

University Relations


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

Low pressure moving through Ontario will give us the risk of showers and a possible thunderstorm during the morning hours. Skies will clear by late morning. High temperature near 65.


Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost, during her open office hour 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, Concourse, Old Main. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

KU Composition Conference

The KUCC celebrates excellent students in writing and composition. All KU faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend panels throughout the day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 17, McFarland Student Union. Please encourage your students to attend to see excellent student writing showcased and to participate in the poetry reading, 1-2 p.m., Formal Dining Room MSU.

Sandra Marie Leonard, Department of English

AFSCME Monthly Member Meeting

Join us 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, 103 Academic Forum for our monthly AFSCME members' meeting. We will once again be connected via Teams for those of you who cannot attend in person. Light refreshments will be served. Moving forward, the meetings will be starting at 5:30 p.m. and be accesible via Teams. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Piano Palooza

The Department of Music will present the annual Piano Palooza with works for two pianos/multi pianists and percussionists by Bach, Bartok, Copland, Lutoslawski, Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Schnittke. The performers include faculty, students and alumni, as well as invited guest faculty and students from Greece. The concert is free and open to the public 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, Schaeffer Auditorium. In the event you cannot attend in person, you can watch the live-stream by clicking here.

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Employee Planetarium Matinee Show

Faculty and staff, please join the Kutztown University Planetarium 11-11:45 a.m. Thursday, April 20, Grim Science Building, for a free employee matinee "Incoming!" The final documentary in this series is Thursday, May 11, "Black Holes - Journey into the Unknown."

Kurt Friehauf, Department of Physical Sciences

For Caregivers of the Elderly

Join us for an elder-care workshop: Berks County Area Agency on Aging with Ann Barlett 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 20, 260 Boehm or via Zoom Meeting ID: 931 8410 7622 Passcode: 742349. This event is open to all faculty, staff and students. A box lunch is available to attendees on campus. RSVP by noon Monday, April 17 to pytleski@kutztown.edu to attend and your choice of:
- Bavarian ham and Swiss on a pretzel roll
- Tuna salad ciabatta with fresh romaine and sliced tomato
- Deli sliced turkey and Swiss on hearty wheat bread
- Chicken Caesar wrap
- Grilled vegetable ciabatta with grilled vegetables, spicy hummus and lettuce
Sandwiches come with mustard, mayo, potato chips, assorted crave-worthy cookies and bottled water.
This event is sponsored by Kutztown University Commission on the Status of Women.

John Ronan, Commission on the Status of Women

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

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 17 9 a.m. KU Composition Conference
McFarland Student Union
April 17 5:30 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Member Meeting
103 Academic Forum
April 17 7:30 p.m. Piano Palooza
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 18 11 a.m. Tuesday Tea Party
Formal Dining Room McFarland Student Union
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. Elder Care Workshop
260 Boehm Science Center
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
April 23 3 p.m. Out of the Darkness Walk
Date Time Event
April 18 3 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 18 4 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Courts
April 21 1 p.m. Softball vs. Bloomsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 22 12 p.m. Baseball vs. Shippensburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 22 1 p.m. Softball vs. Mansfield (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | 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.