Daily Brief

Dec. 1, 2023

PASSHE STEM Research Conference

PASSHE STEM Research Conference Was A Success

Kutztown University hosted the PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference Saturday, Nov. 11. The meeting was a great success and attracted nearly 100 student and faculty participants from five PASSHE universities, including Kutztown, Commonwealth, Indiana, Penn West and West Chester. A total of 42 research projects were presented in both poster and oral presentation formats. The keynote speaker, Caelen Brooks, a KU alum and third-year Physics Ph.D. student at Harvard University, spoke about her journey to graduate school, her research experience at KU and her current research project at Harvard. She also provided valuable advice for the undergraduate student researchers. Four students received best presentation awards in the following STEM categories:
 - Category A - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Engineering: Sai Sravya Anem from West Chester University.
 - Category B - Biology: Eilie Holland from Commonwealth University.
 - Category C - Geosciences and Chemistry: Jaylin Calistro from Kutztown University.
 - Category D - Marine Sciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Astronomy and Psychology: Philip Jahn from Kutztown University.
The conference organizers, Yun Lu, Eric Laub, and Brooks Emerick, appreciate the support received from the offices and departments including the provost's office, the CLAS dean's office, the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, the Department of Mathematics, as well as the support from all STEM faculty volunteers to make this event a success.

Brooks K. Emerick, Mathematics


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

Sunny start to the day will give way to clouds and showers by afternoon as a cold front passes the area. High temperature near 45.


First Friday Sale

Enjoy the first Friday sale every first Friday of each month, including Friday, Dec. 1. Save 20% on apparel and gifts in-store and online.

Kyle Rex, Campus Store

Twelve Days of Deals Starts Now

Today is day one of " Twelve Days of Deals." Save 30% off bags. Each deal is valid until Tuesday, Dec. 12 and excludes other sales and promotions.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 1 3 p.m.  COB Associate Dean Search Candidate B
201 de Francesco
Dec. 1 7:30 p.m. Wind Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 2 11 a.m. Christmas on the Farm
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
Dec. 2 7:30 p.m. Craig Thatcher's Rockin' Holiday Show
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 4 9 a.m. Software Engineering Demo Day
218 MSU
Dec. 4 10 a.m.  Clay Club Holiday Sale 
Table D, MSU
Dec. 4 3 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center
Dec. 5 10 a.m. Pet Therapy Day
218 MSU
Dec. 5 7:30 p.m. Latin Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 6 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble II Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 7 2 p.m. VPA Associate Dean Search Candidate 2
202 Acadaemic Forum
Dec. 7 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting 
103 Academic Forum
Dec. 7 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble I Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 8 1 p.m. COB Associate Dean Search Candidate C
106 de Francesco

Three Golden Bears Selected to D2CCA All-Super Region 1 Football Team

Three student-athletes from the PSAC champion Kutztown University football team were named to the Division 2 Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) All-Super Region 1 Teams, Thursday. Linebacker Tyler Whary, the 2023 PSAC East Defensive Athlete of the Year, and punter Nate Millard were First Team picks, while guard Adam Kase secured a spot on the Second Team offense. For all three players, the all-region selection is the first of their respective careers.

Sports Information

Football Fan Bus - Limited Seats Remain

Limited seats remain (20) on the university's three fan busses for the Golden Bear football national-quarterfinal game at Slippery Rock University noon Saturday, Dec. 2. Bus departs 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, from the E-2 parking lot at the Student Recreation Center and will return to campus immediately following the game. Register by noon today, Friday, Dec. 1, by emailing athletics@kutztown.edu with the names and emails of all individuals who wish to reserve a spot. Individuals are responsible for purchasing game tickets (purchase game tickets online). Join the KU cheerleaders and travel to Slippery Rock to cheer the Golden Bears to victory.

University Relations

Dec. 1 3 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Edinboro
Keystone Arena
Video | Stats
Dec. 1 5 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Edinboro
Keystone Arena 
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Dec. 2 Noon Football at Slippery Rock (NCAA Quarterfinals)
Slippery Rock, Pa.
Video ($) | Stats | Listen | Tickets
Dec. 2 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena 
Video | Stats
Dec. 2 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena
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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Non-Discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at .