Daily Brief

April 8, 2024

Daffodils on Campus

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

High pressure retreats eastward allowing a weak mid-level trough to pass. Skies will be mostly clear during the morning. Increasing cloud cover from the trough by afternoon with models peaking the cloud cover around 70% by 4 p.m. We should have enough breaks in the cloud cover for decent to good viewing of the eclipse. High temperature near 61. Look for a potential cool down of a couple of degrees as the eclipse peaks though.


April 2024 Parents and Family Bulletin

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.

University Relations

SGB's Personal Care Items for KU Students

Join the Student Government Board and help support KU's Bear Essentials Food Pantry by helping us collect personal items, such as toiletries, hygiene products, self-care items and school supplies. Through Friday, April 19, drop off any new personal products in the donation boxes located in the Community Outreach Center. Let's work together as a campus community to help others in need.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center


Call for Study Abroad/Away KU-Led Program Proposals

Study abroad and study away proposals for KU-Led Programs are now available for faculty and staff interested in leading programs in the following terms:
Winter 2025 
 - Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, May 1.
Spring 2025
 - Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, May 1.
Summer 2025 
 - Proposal Deadline: Sunday, Sept. 1.
Those interested in submitting proposals can do so on the MyGLOBALKU portal by clicking "Start a KU-Led Proposal". Email Dr. Christina Kinney at studyaway@kutztown.edu if you have any technical issues or proposal questions.

Christina Kinney, Office of International Education and Global Engagement

Beth Lattanzi's Dissertation Defense

Please join us for Beth Lattanzi's dissertation defense titled, "Searching for Equity Within Children's Literature: A Professor and Students' Journey of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging," 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 245 Beekey. The chairperson is Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and the dissertation committee includes Dr. McGeehan and Dr. Perkins.

Catherine McGeehan, College of Education

Chambliss Faculty Research Awards

We invite you to submit nominations for the 2025 Chambliss Faculty Research Award. The Chambliss Faculty Research Award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, recognizes the very highest achievement in research and scholarship. Each year, up to two awards may be given. Each award includes a medal engraved with the awardee’s name, a certificate of recognition and a cash prize of $250. Please note that there is the expectation that each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of their work in spring or fall 2025. To recommend a colleague or to self-nominate, please send a letter of nomination and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Karen Rauch, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Selection Committee, by Monday, April 22. All materials should be submitted electronically to rauch@kutztown.edu.

Karen Rauch, Provost's Office

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

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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
Old Main Concourse
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 9 1 p.m. Softball vs. Shepherd (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
April 9 4:30 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Courts
April 10 3 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Field (Stats | Video)
April 12 4 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. California (PA)
Keystone Courts
April 13 1 p.m. Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
April 13 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Shepherd (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats | Video)


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