Daily Brief

Feb. 27, 2023

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Women’s Basketball to Host Playoff Game Monday Night

The Golden Bear women’s basketball team hosts Lock Haven University in a PSAC First Round game at 5:30 p.m., tonight, Monday, Feb. 27, at Keystone Arena. Tickets for KU employees are $10 and can be purchased online.

Sports Information


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

High pressure slides offshore allowing low pressure to approach from the west. Clouds will be increasing throughout the day before a rain/snow mix arrives by the late afternoon. High temperature near 40.


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LAS Dean Search-Candidate A

The Open Forum will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 145 Boehm Science Center. The candidate’s CV’s is posted in advance on the LAS Search Website.

LAS Dean Search Committee

AFSCME Monthly Meeting

Please join us 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 203 Academic Forum for our monthly AFSCME member meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

How to Change Your Legal Name

The PA Trans Equity Project will be facilitating a workshop for faculty, staff and students on what one needs to know about the legal name change process in Pennsylvania. Join us 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Boxwood House.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

University Well-being Coffee Bar

The university well-being committee invites you to stop by for a cup of coffee and conversation 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 28. The coffee bars will be available in the lobbies of Old Main, Beekey Education Building and Boehm Science Center. We hope to see you there.

Erica Stratton, University Well-being Committee

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

The Commission on Human Diversity's 13th Annual Conference

The Commission on Human Diversity's 13th annual conference will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, McFarland Student Union. The theme for our conference this year is "Contemporary Issues in Human Diversity & Social Justice." Keynote speakers include our own, Dr. Mary Rita Weller and Venus Ricks who is the former director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is the current education program coordinator for the Antiracist Development Institute at Penn State Dickinson Law. There is no fee for the conference and lunch will be provided for those who register in advance. To register for the conference, please use this link. Program information can be viewed here. We will be presenting our annual Social Justice Award to a Kutztown University student after our morning keynote address. We hope to see you at the conference.

Patricia Ann Brenner, Commission on Human Diversity

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

Register for the First FYE Conference

If you haven't done so yet, please register for the first FYE conference to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, McFarland Student Union. The conference is free and open to any member of the KU community (faculty, staff, student). Please register here for the conference, especially if you plan to attend the lunch. Lunch will be provided to the first 150 registrants. In addition, a certificate of attendance will be awarded to all registered participants. The registration deadline is Friday, March 10. Please share this information with your students and encourage them to register.

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success & Academic Excellence

The Science Olympiad at KU

The Science Olympiad needs volunteers. Are you looking for something fun to do over spring break? Do you want to add a little something to your résumé? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the CE Regional Science Olympiad Thursday, March 16 (snow date: Friday, March 17). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts 20 high schools from five counties. More than 400 students will compete in approximately 23-plus events based in science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers and technology. We need your help to make all that happen. You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more. You can judge an event or help with the Appeals Board. Club advisers, get your club involved.  Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Dr. Michael Davis at midavis@kutztown.edu or if you are interested or check out our website for more information. We look forward to having you as part of the team.
Eric Laub, Physical Sciences
Joann S. Monko, Physical Sciences
Soni Diaz, assistant coordinator

Joann Monko, Physical Sciences

How to Record and Produce Your Own Podcast

This workshop will teach individuals how to record, edit and publish their own podcast and will be taught by KU CTM alum Connor Gregory. The cost is $50 and you can register here. Please contact Lori at 610-683-4478 with any questions.

Lori Lentz, Office of Extended Learning

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 27 2 p.m. LAS Dean Search-Candidate A
145 Boehm Science Center
Feb. 27 4 p.m. How to Change Your Legal Name
Boxwood House
Feb. 27 5 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Meeting
203 Academic Forum
Feb. 28 9 a.m. University Well-being Coffee Bar
Lobbies of Old Main, Beekey Education Center and Boehm Science Center.
March 1 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin Arts Building
March 1 2 p.m. LAS Dean Search-Candidate B
145 Boehm Science Center
March 1 7 p.m. Ignite Kutztown
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
March 3 8:45 a.m. Social Work Community Forum
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 3 9 a.m. Human Diversity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union
March 3 2 p.m. LAS Dean Search-Candidate C
145 Boehm Science Center
March 3 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum | Zoom
Date Time Event
Feb. 27 5:30 p.m. PSAC First Round WBB vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
March 2 6 p.m. Women's Acro & Tumbling vs. Stevenson
Keystone Arena (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 , 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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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 .