Daily Brief

April 24, 2023

2023 Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award Winners

Kutztown University presented the Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Awards to six accomplished students Friday, April 21. Students who received awards were nominated by staff and faculty members for meeting one or more of the six areas of achievement: successfully completed research projects, high-quality original artwork, high-quality artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.), original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields, noteworthy achievements in athletics, and outstanding service to the KU community. The Academic Achievement Awards were established in 2004 through a donation provided by Dr. Carlson Chambliss, KU professor of astronomy from 1970-2003. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the exceptional individual achievements of a select group of KU graduating seniors. Specially designed coin medallions of gold, silver and copper were presented to the students. L to R: Gracie McKee, Corinne Deichmeister, Lauren Murphy, Emelly Tiburcio, Zachary Raup, Emma Smith.

University Relations

Left to Right: Isiah Fernandez, Isaias Oviedo, Logan Nadelman, Kyle Newman, Bailey Antipas, Brady Walsh, Hunter Pizzo, Tyler Monahan

Sport Management

The Department of Sport Management hosted its first-ever National High School Sport Business Case Competition from April 7-8. The competition was designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to apply their business knowledge to real-life scenarios in the sport industry. Thirteen high school teams from five states participated with the final four teams selected to compete in the final round. A panel of sport industry professionals, KU alum and academics judged the teams.
     We take this time to extend our heartfelt thank you to the Lancaster Barnstormers for providing the case, Living Sport and Greco Promotions for supporting the competition as award sponsors, and the judges for the feedback and interaction with the participants. Our Sport Management student volunteers, left to right: Isiah Fernandez, Isaias Oviedo, Logan Nadelman, Kyle Newman, Bailey Antipas, Brady Walsh, Hunter Pizzo, Tyler Monahan, were also truly instrumental in leading the event to a success.
      Next year's event is scheduled for April 5-6, 2024.

Case Competition Committee (Duane Crider, Jayden Kim, Michelle Vaughn, Soojin Kim, Kyle Newman), Department of Sport Management


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

A weak disturbance associated with a low pressure moving through eastern Canada will cause some cloudiness. Otherwise, look for a good amount of sunshine. High temperature near 57.


Steinway & Sons Spirio Demonstration

Kevin Heinselman with Jacobs Music and KU piano students will demonstrate the Steinway & Sons Spirio, the world's finest high resolution player piano. Join us for this free show 3-6 p.m. Monday, April 24, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, Center for Mallet Percussion.

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Chamber Ensemble Recital

Come out to the Chamber Ensemble Recital 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music students will perform works by Bolling, Dvorak, Mozart, Schumann and a KU premiere by a young composer from Allentown, Ava Bloomfield.

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Celebrated Piano Trios

KU faculty members, Kurt Nikkanen and Maria Asteriadou joined by guest artist, Wolfram Koessel, cellist of the American String Quartet, will present a chamber music concert featuring two milestones of the piano trio literature, Schubert's expansive and lyrical Trio no.2, in E-flat Major and the monumental and dramatic Trio in e minor of Shostakovich, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research. Admission is free and open to the public.

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, April 27 via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting please click here. The link can also be found on the UCC Document Submissions SharePoint page. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

Kutztown University Men's Basketball Summer Day Camp

The Kutztown University Men's Basketball program is hosting a summer basketball camp for boys and girls grades 3-12 on June 19-22. The cost of the camp is $175. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. If you would like more information about the camp or would like to sign up, please contact Coach Tom York at tyork@kutztown.edu or by phone 610-683-4366(O). Here is the link to sign up online: www.KutztownUSportsCamps.com.

Tom York, Athletics/Men's Basketball

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


Deadline Extended: GEAC Rating Day Event

We have extended the deadline for registration for Rating Day to Friday, April 28. The day is designed to be an opportunity to build community and discuss General Education, have a norming session that goes over the newly revised rubrics for C1 and C2, as well as have participants serve as raters for the C1 and C2 courses during a workshop. Coffee will be available in the morning, and lunch provided. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 223 MSU. Please register by April 28 here.

Bethany French, General Education Assessment Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 24 3 p.m. Steinway & Sons Spirio Demonstration
Wells-Rapp Center
April 24 8 p.m. Chamber Ensemble Recital
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 25 10 a.m. Steinway & Sons Spirio Demonstration
Wells-Rapp Center
April 25 6 p.m. Celebrated Piano Trios
Wells-Rapp Center
April 26 7:30 p.m. Tower Talks
103 Wells-Rapp Center
April 27 All Day Take Your Child to Work Day
Campus | Engage
April 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
April 27 11 a.m. Chat GPT, Center for Engaged Learning
6 Rohrbach Library | Zoom
Date Time Event
April 25 1 p.m. Softball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 26 1 p.m. Softball vs. Wilmington (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 28 2 p.m. Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 28 TBA Women’s Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 29 TBA Women’s Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh Golf Club
April 29 1 p.m. Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 30 TBA Women’s Golf at PSAC Championships
Berkleigh 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 .