Daily Brief

Dec. 8, 2023

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Football Team Arrives in Colorado

The Golden Bear football team and traveling party landed in Denver, Colo. Thursday, Dec. 8, in advance of Saturday’s NCAA DII national semifinal game vs. Colorado School of Mines. Follow KU’s experience during the weekend on the athletics X and Instagram accounts, and the university’s Instagram account. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 9. Follow the game with live stats and live video (ESPN+). The KU Foundation is hosting a watch party at 3 p.m., Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room, 218 McFarland Student Union. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Register here.

Sports Information


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

High pressure over us will give us a sunny day. High temperature near 50.


Friday's College of Business Associate Dean Candidate Postponed

Due to illness, the interview for the College of Business associate dean candidate today, Friday, Dec. 8, has been postponed. The website will be updated with any additional schedule changes.

University Relations

December 2023 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

Twelve Days of Deals - Day Eight

Today is day eight of "12 Days of Deals." Save 40% off "Champion." Each deal is valid until Tuesday, Dec. 12 and excludes other sales and promotions.

KU Campus Store

CEL Open House

Join the Center for Engaged Learning for our finals week open house 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 6 Rohrbach Library. Take a break from or gear up for your finals week grading. We will have hot beverages, snacks, treats and relaxing crafts.

Center for Engaged Learning

Adjusted Hours: Student Recreation Center

Student Recreation Center hours:
 - 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 to Wednesday, Dec. 13.
 - 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.
 - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.
 - Closed Saturday, Dec. 16 and Sunday, Dec. 17.  
Keystone Hall Swimming Pool hours:
 - 8-9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 13.
 - 8-9 a.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.
 - Closed Thursday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 15.

Tracy Turner, Student Recreation Center

Computer Science and Information Technology Thesis Presentation

The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology invites the university community to attend as Genevieve D. Smith presents her thesis titled, "Boosting Website Speed and User Experience Detecting and Removing Unused CSS Selectors and Rules," 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, via Zoom.

Daniel Spiegel, Computer Science and Information Technology


KU Inspires 24 Proposal Form Now Open

KU Inspires will celebrate undergraduate research and creativity. Save the date and encourage your student researchers to submit a proposal. The submission form is now open. The submission deadline is Friday, March 8. KU Inspires will take place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Rohrbach Library. We welcome proposals for the following formats: papers, posters, performances, artwork, zine/graphic novel displays and short film festivals.

Lynn Kutch, Undergraduate Research and Creativity

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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. 13 10 a.m. CEL Open House
6 Rohrbach Library
Dec. 14 10 a.m. CSIT Thesis Presentation
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

Clements Claims Fourth Career AFCA Regional Coach of the Year Award

Jim Clements, the all-time winningest coach in Kutztown University football history, added another American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Regional Coach of the Year award to his storied list of accomplishments, the organization announced Wednesday, Dec. 6. Clements was named Division II Region 1 Coach of the Year for the third time at KU (2019, 2021, 2023) and picked up his fourth honor all-time going back to his 2010 Division III regional recognition at Delaware Valley University.

Sports Information

Women's Soccer's Curtis and Economopoulos named All-Americans

After a historic 2023 season for Kutztown women's soccer, junior defender Bridget Curtis and freshman midfielder Katelyn Economopoulos were named All-Americans by United Soccer Coaches, as announced by the organization Thursday, Dec. 7. Curtis was named to the First Team, while Economopoulos was named to the Second Team. The duo becomes the ninth and 10th Golden Bears in program history to earn All-America status during their careers in the Maroon and Gold.

Sports Information

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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