Daily Brief

Dec. 7, 2023

Community event for survivors of domestic violence.

Social Work Professor Impacts Community with Event for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Dr. Yasoda Sharma, professor, Social Work, is passionate about positively impacting the lives of domestic violence survivors. As the vice president of the board and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, with the support from the board members and staff of the Domestic Violence Center for Chester County, she organized the holiday party for approximately 150 people which included the domestic violence survivors and their families. The holiday party symbolized resilience and solidarity, making a meaningful impact in the community. Sharma's leadership set an inspiring example, emphasizing empathy, community engagement and proactive support for vulnerable populations. Her initiative demonstrated that addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors requires a holistic and compassionate approach, fostering a sense of belonging within the community.

University Relations


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

A weak trough brings another likely batch of wet snow or rain (not unlike the wet snow batch that moved through yesterday). Most likely times affected would be the first half of the day into early afternoon. Little to no accumulation is expected but as always in such situations, exercising extra caution on the roads is always wise in the case of a slick spot or two. If we miss this batch today, then just expect mostly to partly cloudy skies. High temperatures remain chilly and wintry either way at about 41.


Twelve Days of Deals - Day Seven

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

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

VPA Associate Dean's Search Candidate Two

Below are the dates and times for the open forums with the candidates for the associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Links to the vitae will be active two days before the date the candidate will be on campus.
 - Candidate 2
2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 202 Academic Forum.
 - Candidate 3
2-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 202 Academic Forum.

Tracy Reidenhour, VPA Associate Dean Search Committee

COB Associate Dean Search Candidates

Below are the dates and times for the open forums with the candidates for the associate dean of the College of Business. This is a critically important position for the college; we hope that you will take time to attend all or part of the meetings and ask questions of the candidates. Curricula vitae will be posted on the website a few days before each campus visit.
 - Candidate C
1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 106 de Francesco Building.

Katie Bowen, COB Associate Dean Search Committee

Adjusted Finals Week CEL Hours

Please note the adjusted CEL hours for finals week:
 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 13.
 - 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

Center for Engaged Learning, Center for Engaged Learning

AFSCME Local 2234 Board

The following officers were elected for a two-year term at the Monday, Nov. 20 AFSCME Local 2234 meeting:
 - Tracy Reidenhour, president
 - Christina Ferris, vice president
 - Letitia Manwiller, secretary
 - Joyce James, treasurer
 - Sky Francisus, trustees
 - Eric Furst, Cindy Rauenzahn and Veronique Vlaun, E-Board
 - Denise Bucks, trustees, one-year term
The Monday, Dec. 18 member meeting has been canceled and was replaced with the Saturday, Dec. 2 member holiday gathering. The Thursday, Jan. 15 meeting has been moved to Monday, Jan. 22 to allow members to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

Letitia Manwiller, AFSCME Local


Sabbatical Applications Collection Schedule 2024

The Sabbatical Leave Committee will be available during the following time slots in 130 Lytle to collect your sabbatical applications for Fall 2025 to Spring 2026. 
 - 11 a.m. to noon and 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024.
 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024.
 - 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.
Please bring one original copy and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application for the sabbatical committee to review. Each application should include the following items: 
 - Signed verification of eligibility form from the provost's office (signatures of the applicant and the provost representative are required).
 - Signed application form (signatures of the dean, department chair and the applicant are required).
 - Written sabbatical proposal and updated C.V.
More sabbatical application information including the forms and rubrics can be found on the APSCUF-KU website.

Yun Lu, Sabbatical Leave Committee

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Dec. 7 10:30 a.m. "Local Color: Cultivating Communities" Presentation
Sharadin Arts Building
Dec. 7 2 p.m. VPA Associate Dean Search Candidate Two
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
Dec. 10 1 p.m. President's Holiday Celebration
Georgian Room, Old Main
Dec. 10 3 p.m. Golden Bear Dance Company Fall Showcase
Schaeffer Auditorium
Dec. 11 2 p.m. VPA Associate Dean Search Candidate Three
202 Academic Forum
Dec. 11 7:30 p.m. Holiday Concert
Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research
Dec. 14 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
Dec. 14 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
Dec. 14 7 p.m. Planetarium Show: "Season of Light"
Grim Science Building
Dec. 9 1 p.m. Women's Swimming vs. Kean
Keystone Natatorium
Dec. 9 3:30 p.m. Football at Colorado School of Mines
NCAA National Semifinals
Golden, Colo.
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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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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 .