Daily Brief

April 20, 2023

Photo of faculty and student at 2018 Berks County Research and Creativity Conference

Annual Berks County Research and Creativity Conference

Kutztown University will host more than 200 undergraduate students from KU and area colleges and universities as they present their research and creativity with each other and the community at the 24th annual Berks County Research and Creativity Conference. Support KU students by attending their paper, poster, visual art and performance sessions Saturday, April 22, 218 MSU.  Alumnus Reverend Matthew J. Kuna '16, BSED Spanish and ESL, will present "Because of Wonder: Our (underrated) Premise and Task” 11-11:45 a.m. Program booklet available here:  www.kutztown.edu/hecbc. Sponsored by the Higher Education Council of Berks County.  

Kerri Gardi, Career Development Center


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

Dry warm front passes. Winds swing around to the southwest and temperatures significantly jump from the past few days. Fair skies and highs around 77.


Earth Day Tree Planting Event

This year in recognition of Earth Day, students in the Environmental Biology class at Kutztown University will participate in a collaborative effort with the Kutztown Borough Environmental Advisory Commission to plant 120 native trees and shrubs along the Kutztown Borough Sacony Trail. Tree purchases were funded by a matching grant to the Kutztown Borough Environmental Advisory Commission from the Schuylkill Highlands Mini-Grant Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Dr. Todd Underwood, biology faculty member and chair of the Kutztown Borough Environmental Advisory Commission applied for this grant to support habitat restoration along the Sacony Trail; Dr. Underwood is a leader in building strong ties between the university and the borough. Nearly 60 KU students in three environmental biology lab sections will participate over three days in this class-based service learning tree planting activity. All of the trees to be planted are native to Pennsylvania and will be added to reinforce the importance of the Sacony Trail as a home and habitat for wildlife.

Christopher Sacchi, Biology

2023 Kutztown STEM Summer Camp

Kutztown University NOYCE scholarship program is offering a free week-long STEM Summer Camp for 40 middle school students (sixth through eighth grader in the 2022-2023 academic year), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 17-21. The goal of this free STEM summer camp is to provide students an opportunity to explore different STEM subjects by participating in fun hands-on activities organized by KU faculty (professors Conway, Emerick, Heineman, Kronenthal, Pham, Reed, Shimkanon, etc.), recent KU graduate Isaac Reiter and KU Noyce scholars. The activities include are not limited to the following: visit KU planetarium, observe and learn mathematical magics, isolate DNA from your cheek cells, make maps and predict weather, fun math activities, participate in game development or information security workshop, visit STEAMworks, open-access makerspace, etc. To register for the camp click here. 

Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

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

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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 22 8 a.m. Berks County Research and Creativity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union
April 23 3 p.m. Out of the Darkness Walk
April 26 7:30 p.m. Tower Talks
103 Wells-Rapp Center for Percussion Research 
April 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
April 27 11 a.m. CEL Chat GPT
6 Rohrbach Library, Center for Engaged Learning
Date Time Event
April 21 2 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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