Daily Brief

Feb. 10, 2023

President Hawkinson, Ann Marie Hawkinson, Alex Ogeka with university benefactors and supporters

President Hawkinson in Florida Supporting Fundraising Efforts

President Hawkinson and his wife Ann Marie, along with Alex Ogeka, executive director of the KU Foundation, made their annual trip to Florida this week to support the university’s philanthropy efforts. The five-day visit included several meetings with university benefactors and supporters.

University Relations

John Spagnola, former Philadelphia Eagle, spoke at Kutztown University

Former Philadelphia Eagle Speaks at KU

John Spagnola, former Philadelphia Eagle, spoke at Kutztown University Tuesday, Feb. 8, about his NFL career and how he grew a $3.5 billion asset investment management firm.

University Relations

Scholastic Art Winners Honored in KU Miller Gallery

More than 650 pieces of artwork from creative teens are being exhibited in the Sharadin's Miller Gallery as part of the Scholastic Art Awards competition. Creative teens in grades 7-12 from Berks, Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton counties were juried into this highly competitive program. The Gold Key winners from our region will go on to compete with students across the country and winners will be featured at an exhibition in NYC and ceremony at Carnegie Hall this spring. This year marks 100 years of this program created by the Scholastic Book Company in 1923.  It is the longest-running most-prestigious art competition in the country. KU is now the organizer and host for our region. The exhibition is open early, starting Friday Feb. 9 and on display through March 5. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The awards ceremony honoring the students, families and teachers will be held 2-3 p.m. Sunday March 5.

Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts


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

Cold front moving through the area during the day. Skies will remain clear but winds will be strengthening. High temperature near 53. Wind gusts near 30 mph.


February 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

Heathers the Musical presented by KU's Actors Creating Theater

"Heathers The Musical" is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High, the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. Please come support this entirely student-run production, featuring majors from across the university 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25., Schaeffer Auditorium. Faculty/Staff tickets are only $8 per person.
This production contains haze, loud noises including gunshots, flashing lights and strobe, strong language and mature themes including murder, suicide, sexual violence and references to eating disorders. Audience discretion is advised.

Derek Mace, Actors Creating Theater

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 14 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate A
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Feb. 16 11 a.m. Employee Planetarium Matinee Show
Grim Science Building
Feb. 16 4 p.m. Ujima Conference: Cornell William Brooks
218 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 16 6:30 p.m. Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building

Date Time Event
Feb. 10 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. Shippensburg
Live Video

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