Daily Brief

April 18, 2024

Spring at KU

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

A backdoor cold front will bring notably chillier-than-average temperatures to the region today with highs no better than about 57 with lots of clouds under a damp easterly flow. We could also see some spotty drizzle, but not much in the way of organized precipitation today.


Fall 2024 Transfer Orientation

Join us in welcoming more than 91 new transfer students who will be participating in today's Transfer Student Orientation, Thursday, April 18, 218 MSU. This event consists of academic and student life presentations. Welcome Golden Bears.

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

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

Ninth Annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI KU) Campus Club will host the ninth annual Out of the Darkness Campus Walk 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21. The event will begin with a brief ceremony, where those who have died by suicide are remembered. Walk proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Our own KU radio will DJ the event. Please consider joining us and or donating to AFSP. Registration information can be found in the link below.

Patricia Ann Brenner, NAMI KU


Dissertation Defense: Ann Rivers

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Social Work are pleased to announce that Ann Rivers, MSW, LSW, will defend her Doctor of Social Work dissertation, "The Perceived Impact of an “Awareness Toolkit” on Alzheimer Caregivers’ Preparedness, Burden, and Resiliency," 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, ZoomMeeting ID: 287 643 347 72. Passcode: Ao5MBj. The dissertation chair is Dr. Yoon Mi Kim.

Sharon Lyter, Social Work

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 18 8 a.m. Fall 2024 Transfer Orientation
218 MSU
April 18 11 a.m. Elder Care Workshop 
102 Academic Forum (Zoom
April 18 7 p.m. Ride the Cyclone Musical 
Schaeffer Little Theatre
April 18 7:30 p.m. 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
April 22 1:30 p.m. GEPAC External Reviewers
250 MSU 
April 23 11 a.m. CSIT Thesis Presentation
April 23 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble III
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 24-27 -- Bearfest 45
April 24 11:30 a.m. Dissertation Defense: Kealsey McNeil
April 24 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble II
Schaeffer Auditorium
April 25 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
April 25 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
April 25 7:30 p.m. Concert: Rock Ensemble I
Schaeffer Auditorium


Acrobatics and Tumbling National Championship Preview Event

The Kutztown University acrobatics and tumbling team has qualified for the NCATA National Championship for the first time in program history. The team will compete 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, Fairmont, W. Va., live on ESPN+. Since this will be the largest crowd our student-athletes have ever performed in front of, the team is asking for help preparing our athletes. We would like to invite all to our practice 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, Keystone Arena. We would love your support to help us create a high-pressure environment for our athletes to properly prepare. The performance will be less than 30 minutes.

Renee Hellert, Intercollegiate Athletics

Date Time Event
April 19 3 p.m. Tennis vs. Edinboro (M&W)
Keystone Courts 
April 19 3:30 p.m. Acrobatics and Tumbling National Championship Preview Event
Keystone Arena
April 20 11 a.m. Tennis vs. Mercyhurst (M&W)
Keystone Courts 
April 20 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Mansfield (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)


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