Daily Brief

Feb. 11, 2022

KU Student's and Faculty’s Rare Species Assessment Featured in Conservation Organization Article

Dr. Gregory Setliff, professor of biology at Kutztown University, along with Dr. Dave Waldien, former assistant professor of biology and current International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) employee, have been diligently working with and supporting KU students on their efforts to identify new species for the IUCN. Recently, the team has successfully published a Red List Assessment for a species of beetle, the Giant Longhorn Beetle (Xixuthrus heros). Their assessment was included in an article published on the website of The Global Center for Species Survival at the Indianapolis Zoo.

University Relations


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


Change to Mass Schedule for Feb. 13

Mass will not be held Sunday, Feb. 13 at the St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center. Mass will resume 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20.

Lisa Grabowski, Newman Council

OnSite Dental - Currently Scheduling Appointments

Onsite Dental, the comprehensive mobile dental care clinic, is currently scheduling appointments for faculty, staff and students for Monday, Feb. 14, Wednesday, Feb. 16 and Thursday, Feb. 17.  Click Here to schedule an appointment, or call/text 484-284-9899 to learn more about services. OnSite Dental has highly-trained clinicians who provide everything from routine cleanings and exams to restorative care, including fillings, crowns, clear aligners and specialty care. OnSite Dental is a preferred provider for most major dental insurance plans and offers self-pay options and no-interest financing plans if needed. Anyone that schedules an appointment between Jan. 31 and May 1 will receive a Starbucks gift card after completing their first appointment. Next appointment dates will be Monday, Feb. 28, Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3.

Mandi Volkert, Health & Wellness Services

Lunar New Year Celebration

Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSAKU), International Students Organization and Multicultural Center will host the 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 218 McFarland Student Union. The movie, "Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" starts at 6:30 p.m. Please come and enjoy the movie, fun games, boba tea, snacks and try to win prizes. It’s free and open to the public.  Please share the information with your colleagues, friends and family.

Yishen Lai, Department of Modern Language Studies

Accepted Student Reception

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting our Accepted Student Reception on Saturday, March 5. Faculty and staff please check your email in terms of your participation. This is a very important event to help finalize the Class of 2026. Any questions can be directed to Liz Wieller at wieller@kutztown.edu

Liz Wieller, Admissions

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Feb. 7-11 I ❤ KU Week!
Feb. 11 11 a.m. CET Presentation
Feb. 14 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 15 5:30 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration
218 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 16 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 16 7:30 p.m. Pioneering Women of Jazz
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 17 6 p.m. Hate Has No Home Here
1 South Dining Hall
Feb. 21 All Day President's Day
Classes Held; Offices Open
Feb. 21 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

Date Time Event
Feb. 16 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. ESU
Keystone Arena
Feb. 18 4 p.m. Track & Field Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Feb. 18 7 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. Quinnipiac
Keystone Arena
Feb. 19 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena
Feb. 19 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena


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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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 University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or 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 email at OCR@ed.gov.