Daily Brief

April 12, 2024

Solar Eclipse 2024

Solar Eclipse 2024

The Solar Eclipse captured five miles north of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, State Route 199, at the exact center of the path of totality Monday, April 8, by KU’s David Reimer, Information Technology. See more pictures online.

University Relations


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

Cold front passes the area bringing about a rainy day. Might be a stray thunderstorm in the late morning to early afternoon hours. Breezy conditions are expected. High temperature near 62.


At-Risk for Mental Health Training Opportunity

Identifying and responding to college students in distress can be challenging. The campus community has asked for more guidance in working with troubled students. KU is now offering two 30-minute Kognito training modules on D2L to help faculty, staff and students identify signs of distress and what they can do to help.
 - “At-Risk Mental Health for Faculty and Staff” is an interactive roleplay that will help users learn about psychological distress, how it impacts college students and what they can do when they're concerned about a student.
 - “At-Risk for Mental Health for Students” is an interactive roleplay that builds awareness, knowledge and skills about mental health and suicide prevention for themselves or others and prepares users to talk with fellow students in distress and direct them to support.
Trainings are available through D2L as “Kognito (Faculty/Staff)” or “Kognito (Students)” and are accessible through the end of the semester. 24/7 crisis and non-crises resources specific to KU and the community are included in the course content. Please encourage your staff and students to take this short, but valuable, training opportunity. Questions can be directed to Susan Mangold at mangold@kutztown.edu.

Susan Mangold, Student Assistance

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, during her open office hour 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Bears Den MSU. 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

Immel Presents "Blackjack!: The Road to 21"

Daniel Immel, professor of music, will present his annual Faculty Piano Recital, "Blackjack!: The Road to 21," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Schaeffer Auditorium. Immel will present pianistic masterpieces of C.P.E. Bach, Rachmaninov, Liebermann, Pann, Say and Bolcom. The concert will also be live-streamed, is free and open to the public. We hope to see you all there.

Daniel Immel, Music

Big Art Day to be Staged Again on KU Campus Friday, April 19

Big Art Day, coordinated by faculty from the Department of Art and Design, is bringing three KU alumni back to campus this spring to share their insight and experience on varied careers in the arts. The event will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, with the following locations and times:
 - 10 a.m. to noon, 120 Shardin for the morning event.
 - Noon to 2 p.m., second floor Atrium Gallery Sharadin (the lobby outside of the Miller Gallery) for the afternoon events.
Our alumni speakers are Erika Stearly '09, James Maria '12 and Jae Kazmar '18. Big Art Day has been an annual Art and Design event since its founding in 2007. Its purpose has always been to foster a connection between esteemed alumni of the program and current students to celebrate the accomplishments of both. The event includes morning coffee with speakers, followed by individual presentations of their work experience and creative projects, a rich question and answer session, department awards, including awards given by the alumni who are jurying the current Kutztown Studio Arts Senior Show, and finally, a luncheon.

Pierette Kulpa, Art and Design

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 12 Noon Societal Impact and Sustainability Panel Luncheon
Georgian Room
April 12 7 p.m. "Who Run It" Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 12 7:30 p.m. Alumni Concert and Chamber Players
Georgian Room
April 13 8 a.m. KU Children's Literature Conference
April 15 7 p.m. Country Music Performance: Chris Moreno
MSU Lawn
April 15 7:30 p.m. Concert: Single Reed
Georgian Room, Old Main
April 16 5 p.m. Indian Cultural Celebration
Multicultural Center
April 16 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble IV
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 17 8 a.m. Dissertation Defense: Ana Bogota
245 Beekey 
April 17 9 a.m. KU Inspires: A Celebration of Research and Creativity
Rohrbach Library
April 17 10 a.m. Blood Drive
218 MSU
April 17 2 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den MSU
April 17 7:30 p.m. Concert: Latin Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 18 11 a.m. Elder Care Workshop 
102 Academic Forum (Zoom
April 18 7:30 p.m. Daniel Immel presents "Blackjack!: The Road to 21"
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 19 10 a.m. Big Art Day 
Sharadin Arts Building 
April 21 1:30 p.m. Concert: Trombone Choir
114 Schaeffer
April 21 3 p.m. Golden Bear Dance Company
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 21 3 p.m. Out of the Darkness Walk

Date Time Event
April 13 1 p.m. Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats | Video)
April 13 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Shepherd (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)


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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