Daily Brief

Feb. 16, 2023

Call for Nominations Deadline: Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards

The deadline for nominations for the Chambliss Undergraduate Student Academic Achievement Awards is a few days away. Faculty and staff, please nominate undergraduate students, graduating in December 2022 or May 2023, for this prestigious award prior to the Tuesday, Feb. 21 deadline. Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more categories. A list of categories and a nomination form can be found here

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success & Academic Excellence


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

Mostly cloudy and breezy out ahead of a cold front. Rain showers around, especially in the afternoon. Although it won’t be half as beautiful as yesterday, it’ll still be mild with highs topping out at about 63.


Discussion and Film Screening: "The World's Most Expensive Home: A 16th-Century Italian Villa"

Join us 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 120 Sharadin Arts Building, for a discussion on the complicated situation of maintaining and protecting historic homes and monuments and for the second KU screening of a Rutgers student-made documentary about the Casino Ludovisi in Rome. The Casino Ludovisi's owner, Princess Rita Boncampagni Ludovisi, faces eviction and the home has been up for auction no less than five times (all failed). The fate of this incredible structure, which contains the only known ceiling painting by the infamous Caravaggio, is still up in the air. Hot chocolate and sweet treats will be provided. 

Pierette Kulpa, Department of Art & Design


Graduate Assistantships

A call for application for graduate assistants for Fall 2023 has been sent to division leaders, current graduate assistant supervisors and graduate council. Please remember that you must complete the application each year even if you are continuing with the same graduate assistant(s).

John Ward, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

Call for Faculty: Noncredit Learning Opportunities

If you are willing to teach and have the expertise in the following areas, please contact Lori Lentz at lentz@kutztown.edu by Tuesday, Feb. 21:
- Recording and Producing a Podcast.
- Tai Chi.
- Bird watching in Berks County.
- Journaling.

Lori Lentz, Extended and Lifelong Learning

Starfish Early Alert Progress Survey Available

The Spring 2023 Early Alert Progress Survey will be available for faculty in Starfish beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 and will remain open through Friday, Feb. 24. Faculty are encouraged to use the survey to send kudos to students as words of encouragement, to acknowledge good work and to reinforce student success early in the semester. Faculty can also raise flags of concern for attendance issues, missing/late or low-scoring assignments or submit a fully customized academic concern flag. Every kudos and flag template has the option to add custom content; two options are completely customizable. All message templates can be viewed in Starfish D2L.  Please email starfish@kutztown.edu with any questions or to set up a training. 

Cheryl Brattley, Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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
Feb. 21 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate B
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Feb. 22 11 a.m. VP for EMSA: Candidate C
135 Rickenbach Learning Center


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.