Daily Brief

April 6, 2023

Dr. Yasoda Sharma professor of Social Work

KU Faculty Attends Social Work Day at United Nations Headquarters

Dr. Yasoda Sharma, professor of Social Work, attended Social Work Day at the United Nations Headquarters, Monday, April 3 in New York. Sharma was there as a Board of Director for Region IV of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and as a committee member of the International Federation of Social Workers.

University Relations

KU Anthropology majors Adrianna Moore and Temple alumna Laurel McLaughlin presenting

Anthropology Students Present at Conference

KU Anthropology majors Adrianna Moore (right), Emma Ketterer (not pictured) and Temple alumna Laurel McLaughlin (left) recently presented their research at the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference in Ocean City, Maryland.

Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences

KU Honors Program attended the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa

Honors Program Attends Northeast Regional Honors Conference

This past weekend, 16 students in the KU Honors Program attended the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh. The theme of the conference was "Building Resilience from Tragedy: Understanding Hate, Violence, Loss and Reconciliation." Fourteen students presented original research or creative projects. In addition to exploring Pittsburgh with honors students from other schools, our students saw the play "Native Gardens" at the City Theater. After the show they were able to dialogue with an artistic director of the theater to discuss Karen Zacarias's "brilliant comedy that exposes well-intentioned neighbors' notions on race, class, morality and privilege." Overall, the conference proved how important it is to share your work with the world. We are already planning our next conference trip to showcase our outstanding KU students and their amazing research and artwork. 

Honors Program


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

Like yesterday, clouds will be more prominent than sunshine today, though there could still be some sunny breaks. If there are, it will get very warm and perhaps approach near 80 ahead of a cold front which could give us some strong showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon.


New Brand Video

University Marketing is proud to share a new brand anthem video produced by multimedia producer Chris Sponagle. The video is a showcase of KU’s students and the many opportunities they have at KU. It will be used in various ways during future admissions events and on social media and the footage will also be re-edited for video advertising opportunities. 

Leanne Recla, University Marketing

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting will be held 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom, meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate April 2023 SharePoint folder. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Deryl Johnson, University Senate


GEAC Rating Day Professional Development Event

We invite faculty to join us for Spring 2023 Rating Day. All norming and rating for general education C1 and C2 work products this semester will occur during this dedicated workshop time. In addition to completing the rating of student work, we have several other outcomes of the day, including:
- Evaluate our newly updated analytic rubrics. These revisions are the result of continued conversations from faculty instructors.
- Promoting a more collaborative process with our colleagues across the university.  
- The in-person and synchronous nature of the day allows for faculty to discuss challenging ratings with one another, and faculty with less expertise in a specific area can engage in conversation with faculty with more experience in the specific content area. 
- A way to encourage conversation about teaching and assessment with colleagues from across the university. 
- Free coffee and lunch.
The event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 223 MSU. Please register by April 21.

Bethany French, General Education Assessment Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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

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