Daily Brief

April 5, 2024

Students at the Diversity Marketplace

Diversity Marketplace

The Multicultural Center hosted its annual Diversity Marketplace Wednesday, April 3, with vendors, local businesses, KU student organizations, offices and resources.

University Relations

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Lisa Frye, Computer Science and Information Technology, and Dr. Wendy Ryan, Biological Sciences, are the 2024 recipients of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Award. This honor recognizes a faculty member in the college with a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success both in and out of the classroom. Please join us in congratulating Drs. Frye and Ryan and in thanking them for their dedication to our students.

Dr. Laurie McMillan, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The 17th Pirnot Lecture: “Benjamin Franklin’s Mathematics”

Paul C. Pasles, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics at Villanova University, will deliver the 17th Annual Thomas L. Pirnot Lecture in Mathematics 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 262 Boehm. Benjamin Franklin’s Mathematics will talk about centuries after the death of Benjamin Franklin, his mathematical discoveries continue to be cited in academic journals and books. Franklin was willing to apply basic mathematics to situations where only qualitative arguments had been admitted previously. How did a self-educated amateur scientist conceive of original concepts in such wide-ranging areas as demography, decision-making and most famously, the art of magic squares? This talk will examine Franklin’s self-education and early influences, contributions to quantitative thinking and his influence on others. This history of mathematics talk will be accessible to mathematicians, historians and anyone just interested in the topic.

M. McLoughlin, Mathematics


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

Mostly cloudy conditions today as we dry out from an extended wet period. High temperature near 46.


First Friday Sale

Save 20% off apparel and gifts, in-store and online at the KU Campus Store. Excludes other sales and promotions.

Kyle Rex, KUSSI

Saturday Road Closures for Annual Fools' Run

Please be aware that College Boulevard will have limited access 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, due to the 33rd running of the Kutztown Optimist Club Fools’ Run. Main Street and Kutztown Road should be used to access campus during this time. The road races support scholarships for area high school students to attend KU.

University Relations

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 at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 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 and Academic Affairs

Landscape Bed Weed Application

Tomlinson Bomberger will be on campus Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, treating the campus landscape beds for weeds. Please avoid approaching them if you see them making the applications. Thank you.

William Meeker, Facilities


2025-2026 Fulbright Student Competition

We are excited to announce that the 2025-2026 Fulbright Student Competition cycle officially launched Tuesday, April 2. This prestigious program offers a unique opportunity for our talented students to engage in international educational exchange, fostering mutual understanding and cultural enrichment. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistant Programs in various countries around the world. This life-changing experience allows students to pursue their academic passions, develop leadership skills and build lasting connections with communities abroad. Faculty members play a crucial role in identifying and mentoring potential Fulbright applicants. Your support and guidance can make a significant difference in a student's decision to apply and their success in the competition. We encourage you to inform your students about this incredible opportunity and inspire them to explore the possibilities that Fulbright offers. Students interested in applying for the Fulbright Student Competition should contact either Carl Sheperis (sheperis@kutztown.edu) or Derek Mace (mace@kutztown.edu) for further information and assistance. Please note that the internal deadline for applications to be considered at Kutztown University will be Monday, Sept. 23. This internal deadline ensures that our students have ample time to receive feedback, refine their applications and submit a competitive package to the national Fulbright committee. We kindly ask for your support in promoting the Fulbright Student Competition among your students and encouraging them to take advantage of this transformative opportunity. By working together, we can help our students unlock their full potential and make a lasting impact on the world.

Dr. Carl Sheperis, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

KU Inspires Celebrates Research and Creativity Conference

Please plan to support the nearly 50 student researchers by attending this year's KU Inspires, A Celebration of Research and Creativity, Wednesday, April 17. In its fourth year, the event is an on-campus, low-stakes conference where students can share their ideas in a friendly environment. It runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a poster and artwork exhibit all day in the library and individual panels on the hour throughout the day. Formats include paper presentations, posters, artwork, original creative writing, comics and short films. Preview the program here.

Lynn Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
April 5 Noon Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Awards
183 MSU
April 6 9 a.m. Accepted Student Reception
O'Pake Fieldhouse
April 7 2 p.m. KU Presents: Lightwire Theater: The Ugly Duckling
Schaeffer Auditorium (Tickets)
April 7 3 p.m. Cadieux Farewell Recital
Georgian Room
April 8 7:30 p.m. Concert: Dark Sky World Premiere with
KU Percussion, Choirs and Heartland Marimba Quartet
Wells-Rapp Center
April 9 11 a.m. Young Entrepreneurs Panel
101 de Francesco
April 9 4 p.m. Pirnot Lecture in Mathematics
262 Boehm Hall 
April 9 7:30 p.m. Concert: Percussion Ensemble with
Heartland Marimba Quartet and KU Choirs
Georgian Room, Old Main
April 10 10 a.m.  Dissertation Defense: Beth Lattanzi
245 Beekey
April 10 Noon Women Entrepreneurs Panel Luncheon
218 MSU (RSVP)
April 10 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Concourse Old Main
April 10 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: Lakecia Benjamin
Schaeffer Auditorium (Tickets)
April 12 Noon Societal Impact and Sustainability Panel Luncheon
Georgian Room
April 12 7:30 p.m. Alumni Concert and Chamber Players
Georgian Room

Date Time Event
April 6 1 p.m. Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
April 6 2 p.m. Acrobatics and Tumbling vs. Iona 
Keystone Arena (Video)
April 7 1 p.m. Softball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
April 7 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (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 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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