Daily Brief

Feb. 24, 2022

Dr. Erin Kraal headshot, next to an image of her research findings

Kraal Featured for STEM Pedagogical Research

Dr. Erin Kraal, Department of Physical Sciences, was recently featured on the Scientia website, profiling her work in STEM pedagogical research. Kraal and colleagues recently assessed ‘Student Produced Audio Narratives’ (SPAN), a teaching approach designed to improve the perceptions of students enrolled in introductory geoscience courses and increase their engagement. Read preliminary results. Read full story.

University Relations


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2022 PASSHE Diversity Summit

Thank you again to all who attended the 2021 PASSHE Diversity Summit. We would like your input for the 2022 Diversity Summit. Please use the link to give your input as we begin the planning.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion Centers

Postponed: Faculty Chamber Music Silvertrust Series Recital

The Faculty Chamber Music Silvertrust Series Recital scheduled for Feb. 24 in the Georgian Room has been postponed. The rescheduled date has yet to have been decided, but will be announced once more is known. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Courtney Smith, Music Department Secretary

Mindfulness with Aliyah

Well-being sessions are a great opportunity to intentionally show up and participate in mindfulness, mental body scanning, mindful coloring and more. Join us 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, March 10, 24, April 7 and 21, South Studio, Student Recreation Center. 

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center

Tracy Driehaus Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Tracy Driehaus will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "Blinded by Whiteness: Middle-Class White Teachers’ Explorations of Identity and Deficit Discourse at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Perceived Ability," 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, via Zoom. 

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
February Black History Month
Across Campus
Feb. 12 -
March 6
Eastern Central Pa. Scholastic Art Awards
The Miller Gallery
Feb. 24 11 a.m. Social Equity Policies Training
4 Old Main A-Wing
Feb. 24 11 a.m. UCC
Feb. 24 11 a.m. CS/IT Research/Connor Ellis
Zoom Meeting ID: 936 1203 3210
Feb. 24 11 a.m. Assessment Grant Information Session
Feb. 24 11 a.m. CET Spring Presentation
Feb. 24 3:30 p.m. Mindfulness with Aliyah
Student Recreation Center
Feb. 24 6:30 p.m. UJIMA Keynote: Ilyasah Shabazz
218 McFarland Student Union Building
Feb. 25 10 a.m. COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Student Recreation Center
Feb. 28 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
Feb. 28 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Georgian Room
March 2 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 2  10 a.m. Jane Ammon Dissertation Defense
March 3 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin, Zoom
March 4 All Day Commission on the Status of Diversity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union

Date Time Event
March 2 5:30 p.m. PSAC Quarter Final Kutztown vs. TBD
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
March 3 4 p.m. WLAX vs Caldwell
Keystone Field


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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