Daily Brief

April 19, 2024

Thank You from KU Inspires

Thanks to all student presenters and faculty mentors for their participation in and support of KU Inspires, a Celebration of Research and Creativity, Wednesday, April 17. This year's event boasted nearly 50 student researchers in a variety of majors and from all four colleges. Photo: Johan Tejada, animated arts, presents his original short film "The Accident" at the 2024 KU Inspires conference.

Lynn M. Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Senior Exhibition for BFA in Art

Seniors earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art are having their Senior Exhibition in the Miller Gallery April 20-28.

Karen Stanford, CVPA Galleries and Community Outreach


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

Cold front approaches the area by the afternoon hours. Mostly cloudy conditions for the day but some shower activity is possible by the afternoon in association with the aforementioned frontal passage. High temperature near 60.


Hip-Hop at KU: Moments Create Movements

Empower the creatives. Empower the community. Empower the culture. Moments Create Movements is a grant-funded program from the KU Research Committee. Marlene N. Fares and Stephen Walker, with the support of faculty, staff and student organizations, are bringing you the dopest hip-hop experience. Join us as we pay homage to hip-hop with our workshops and showcase.
 - DJing Workshop: 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 22, Little Theatre, Schaeffer Auditorium. Explore the world of mixing with DJ Trix, aka Dr. Sirrakos.
 - Graffiti Workshop: 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 113 Sharadin. Graffiti artmaking with Dra. Sotomayor.
 - Writing Workshop: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Multicultural Center. Poetics of hip-hop with Chana and Stephen.
 - Moments Create Movements Hip-Hop Showcase: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, Schaeffer Auditorium.

Marlene Fares, Academic Enrichment

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 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Old Main concourse. 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

Film Crew on Campus Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25

Admissions and University Marketing will be working with a camera crew on campus Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25. We will be filming in most campus buildings and common areas, including classrooms. Please email Jory Wamsley at wamsley@kutztown.edu if you are not comfortable with your class being filmed and we will make appropriate arrangements. Thank you.

Jory Wamsley, Admissions

AVP and Dean of Students Open Forums

The search committee for the position of AVP and Dean of Students invites students, faculty and staff to the candidate open forums. The search committee will be soliciting your responses to the candidates through a survey sent after the forum. The curriculum vitae for each candidate will be posted the day before each campus visit. A link will be provided at a later date.
- Candidate A: 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 183 MSU (Alumni Auditorium).
- Candidate B: 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 183 MSU (Alumni Auditorium).
- Candidate C: 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 183 MSU (Alumni Auditorium).
- Candidate D: 3 p.m. Friday, May 3, 183 MSU (Alumni Auditorium).

Matt Assad, Search Committee Chair

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 19 10 a.m. Big Art Day 
Sharadin Arts Building 
April 21 1:30 p.m. Concert: Trombone Choir
114 Schaeffer
April 21 2 p.m. Senior Exhibition for BFA in Art
Miller Gallery, Sharadin
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 22 4 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: DJ Workshop
Little Theatre, Schaeffer
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 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse 
April 24 3 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: Graffiti Workshop
113 Sharadin
April 24 7 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: Writing Workshop
Multicultural Center
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
April 30 9 a.m. LVHN Mobile Mammograms
Student Recreation Center
April 30 3 p.m. AVP and Dean of Students: Candidate A
183 MSU
April 30 6:30 p.m. Hip-Hop at KU: Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium

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)


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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