Daily Brief

April 5, 2023

The 10th Annual Mugridge Symposium

The 10th annual Larry R. Mugridge Symposium on Mathematical Research by Undergraduate Students at Kutztown University will be held 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 214 Lytle Hall.
     The Department of Mathematics holds the symposium in memory of Dr. Mugridge and to honor his 38 years of service to Kutztown University.
     The program begins with a talk by Dr. Lyn McQuaid telling a first-hand story of Mugridge (she is his daughter); then, the focus centers on student research presentations by the individual students who conducted their research (with faculty direction or not). The presentations have a strong and essential mathematical component  on pure or applied mathematics, statistics, mathematics education (along with related areas such as computer science, physics, biostatistics centered, engineering and economics).
     The Mugridge has a slightly distinctive style versus most undergraduate symposia because it is a competition with awards and is founded upon an Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) model -- the research the students do is original to them (with direction from faculty (where appropriate)) and is an authentic celebration the splendid work of students.
     This year the students hail from Kutztown University, Penn State Berks and Penn State University Park. The students compete for monetary awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd based on creativity, innovation, rigor and perspicacity.
     Judges of the presentations are faculty from Cedar Crest College, Penn State Scranton and Kutztown University.

M. P. M. M. McLoughlin, Department of Mathematics

The Collage Newsletter March 2023

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces the publication of its latest issue of “The Collage.” The March 2023 issue features Dr. Erin Kraal, professor of physical sciences and Emily Leggiero, a senior environmental science major. 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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

Back door cold front moves through early giving a chance for drizzle and fog in the morning. The front then lingers for most of the day making for cloudy conditions. High temperature near 68.


End of Leave Carry-over Period

Reminder that the leave carry-over period ends after April 21. Any unused personal or excess annual leave carried over from the 2022 leave year must be used by April 21. Personal carry-over leave not used by April 21 will expire ("use it or lose it"). Excess annual time not used by April 21 will be converted to sick leave, up to the maximum allowed by the respective bargaining agreement. Please have all requests for carry-over leave submitted and approved through ESS as soon as possible and no later than April 28. Any requests meant to use carry-over leave that are submitted after April 28 will require additional work to process correctly.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

Leave Donations Requested

AFSCME, OPEIU, SPFPA, POA and management employees can donate annual or personal leave to designated employees with a qualifying catastrophic illness/injury. Tina Smith (CW1, 2nd shift) and Cindy Rauenzahn (CW1, 3rd shift) have both qualified and requested donations. Go to Human Resources>Forms>Benefits for the Leave Donation Form. For more information on the leave donation program click here. 

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

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

Special Hours

Student Recreation Center
- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 7
- Closed Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and April 9
Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
- 8-9 a.m. and  noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 7
- Closed Saturday and Sunday, April 8 and April 9
     Tracy Turner, Student Rec Center

McFarland Student Union Building
- Closed Sunday, April 9.
     MSU Operations

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 5 Noon Second Annual Diversity Marketplace
April 5 1 p.m. Maintenance Appreciation Day
Lobby, Sharadin Arts Building
April 5 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den Mc Farland Student Union
April 6 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum | Zoom
April 13 9 a.m. Mobile Mammograms
Parking Lot, Student Recreation Center
Date Time Event
April 6 6 p.m. Acro&Tumbling vs. Caldwell and ESU
Keystone Arena (Video)
April 7 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Shepherd
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 8 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Shippensburg
Keystone 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 , 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

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