Daily Brief

Feb. 15, 2022

four masked participants, students and faculty, standing on either side of a headshot poster of Bessie Reese Chainsaw, agent of change

Thank You for Sharing Your Heart of Gold

The KU Foundation and KU Presidential Ambassadors would like to thank the campus community for their support of I ❤️ Week! Together, we celebrated what we love about KU and showed gratitude for our faculty, staff, friends, family, donors and alumni.  Thank you for helping spread the love. Stay tuned for the Foundation’s Agents of Change initiative, which launches later this week and honors Golden Bears who are trailblazers and catalysts for social equity and justice.

Kutztown University Foundation

Creative Teens Honored at KU Scholastic Art Awards

The 98th Scholastic Art and Writing Awards is the country's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative students in grades 7-12. This program year, over 200,000 works were submitted to more than 100 regions across the country. The free exhibition runs Feb. 12 to March 5 and is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The award ceremony is 2 p.m. March 5, Schaeffer Auditorium. More than 200 students from 19 local schools awarded this year from Berks, Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties. Gold works are juried again on a national level by a panel of leading creative professionals. Winners are celebrated with a ceremony at Carnegie Hall and an exhibition at The New School and Pratt Institute, New York City. Schools include: Allentown Central Catholic High School, Bethlehem Catholic High School, Conrad Weiser High School, Easton Area High School, Emmaus High School, Exeter Senior High School, Eyer Middle School, Kutztown High School, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Dieruff High School, Nazareth High School, Oley Valley High School, Parkland High School, Springhouse Middle School, Whitehall High School, William Allen High School, Wilson Area High School and Wilson Senior High School. A virtual exhibition is also available.

Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts


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


Frederick Douglass Institute UK Study Abroad Information Meetings

FDI UK study abroad information meetings will be held today, Tuesday, Feb. 15. Attend and ask questions, learn about the details of the trip, courses and costs. FDI UK summer 2022 study abroad  information sessions:
- 11 a.m. Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97577681235 Meeting ID: 975 7768 1235.
- 6 p.m. Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/93004555541 Meeting ID: 930 0455 5541.

Maria Sanelli, KU Frederick Douglass Institute

AFSCME Membership Meeting

Please join AFSCME Local 2234 for our monthly membership meeting 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21,  220 Boehm Science Center. Bring your ideas to our next meeting.

Christina Ferris, AFSCME Local 2234

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speakers

Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this spring. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 22.  Interested students can find more information and an application on the commencement website. 

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Feb. 15 11 a.m. FDI UK Study Abroad Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 975 7768 1235
Feb. 15 5:30 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration
218 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 15 6 p.m. FDI UK Study Abroad Meeting
Zoom Meeting ID: 930 0455 5541
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
Feb. 21 5 p.m. AFSCME Membership Meeting
220 Boehm Science Center
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Ujima Conference Keynote
218 McFarland Student Union

Date Time Event
Feb. 16 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. East Stroudsburg (Senior Night)
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
Feb. 18 4 p.m. TRACK vs. KU Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Feb. 18 7 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. #4 Quinnipiac
Keystone Arena (Live Video)
Feb. 19 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
Feb. 19 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)


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.

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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 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.