Daily Brief

Feb. 13, 2023

Aerial View North Campus



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

As the coastal low moves away, we will experience dry, downsloping winds from the Appalachians. Between that and the sunshine, temperatures will be mild. High temperature near 55.


Pawbucks Sale

20% off apparel & gift in-store and online, excludes other sales and discounts.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Athanasios Ramadanidis Piano Recital

Celebrate Rachmaninoff. This year marks both Rachmaninoff's 150th birth year and 80th anniversary of his death. Greek pianist and exchange student at KU, Athanasios Ramadanidis will perform a recital with works by Bach, Beethoven, Mitropoulos and Rachmaninoff, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, Schaeffer Auditorium. 

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Ujima Conference 2023: Reimagining Cultural Authenticity

Multicultural Services is hosting the annual Ujima Conference Feb. 15 and 16. "Ujima" is one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa meaning "collective works". All are welcome to attend. The schedule of events includes presentations by Bilal Salaam, the LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Dr. Brenda Muzeta; plus bingo, a Beauty Pop Up Show and more. This year's keynote speaker is Cornell William Brooks, 18th President and CEO of the NAACP. Brooks will present 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 218 McFarland Student Union. Join us for all events. A full conference schedule can be found on our website.

Angelica Mishra, Multicultural Center

Governance Committees: Willingness to Serve

Faculty, managers and staff members, please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Governance Committees. Log in using your full KU email address and password. Willingness will close Sunday, Feb. 19. Direct Engage access questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.

Cara Cotellese, University Senate

The Opioid Epidemic: Impacts on Family Across the Lifespan

The Department of Social Work will host the 19th Annual Community Forum, 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 3. We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker is Admiral Rachel L. Levine, 17th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the head of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and formerly Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health. The topic, "The Opioid Epidemic: Impacts on Family Life Across the Lifespan,” raises awareness of the need to address the opioid epidemic and its disastrous impact on youth. Moreover, opioids are rampant, with adults and older adults using and misusing opioids, either by choice or as prescribed, resulting in an array of hazards across the life cycle.
For more information contact forum chair, Dr. Sharon Lyter.

John Vafeas, Department of Social Work

Lamppost Banners

The lamppost banners along Kutztown Road (from Rothermel to Stratton) will be replaced in the near future. If anyone would like one or more of these after they are removed, please contact recla@kutztown.edu and indicate which banners (photo, type).

Leanne Recla, University Marketing


Open Starfish Information Sessions

Want to learn how to use Starfish more efficiently? Starfish Information Sessions will be held for faculty and students 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 15, 22, March 1 and 8, in 16 Rohrbach Library. No registration required. Requests for specific information to be covered can be emailed to starfish@kutztown.edu

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Winter 2024 Study Abroad Proposals

The call for Winter 2023-2024 faculty-led study abroad program proposals is now open. Interested faculty are invited to submit the Study Abroad forms (proposal and budget) to Melissa Lincoln (lincoln@kutztown.edu) by Friday, Apr. 1, to ensure that approvals and financial reviews are completed in a timely manner. 

Melissa Lincoln, Office of Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning

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


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 , 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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .