Daily Brief

Feb. 21, 2024

Healing Arts Anti-Gun Violence: The Power of Love

"Healing Arts Anti-Gun Violence: The Power of Love" is a 21-foot banner created by students, staff and faculty at Cheyney University in collaboration with Apologues, a nonprofit that focuses on assisting individuals to heal, empower and advocate against violence. Dr. Marietta Dantonio Madsen, their professor, guided the project beginning September 2022 in coordinating the surviving families of gun-violence victims to create panels commemorating their loved ones. Madsen will be at KU for the reception to spiel about the resulting powerful and uplifting experience 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Brass Rail Gallery, MSU, with a 5 p.m. presentation in 223 MSU.

Helena Domenic, Art and Design


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

High pressure over northern Maine will continue to influence the region. Mostly sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 42.


Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Bears Den, MSU. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

COE Dissertation Defense

EDD candidate, Mallie Culpepper-Yablonsky, will present and defend her dissertation titled, "Culturally Integrating Nuestra Juventud: Understanding Spanish-speaking Multilingual Learners through Culturally Relevant Pedagogy," 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 245 Beekey. All are welcome to attend. Her dissertation committee chair is Dr. Helen Hamlet. Her committee members include Dr. Catherine McGeehan and Mrs. Katie Sames.

Catherine McGeehan, College of Education


CEL Advising Crunch Flash Workshop

Overwhelmed by advising? Lots of advisees? Research-based practices can help make it smoother for you and your students. Give Maddie Anthes, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Erin Kraal, professor of Physical Sciences, 30 minutes from 11:10-11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 Rohrbach Library, and they’ll save you time and effort during the upcoming advising sessions.

Erin Kraal, Center for Engaged Learning

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 21-22 All Day Ujima Conference
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Cookie Chat
6 Rohrbach
Feb. 22 11 a.m.  University Curriculum Committee
Feb. 22 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, MSU
Feb. 23 4 p.m. Healing Arts Anti-Gun Violence: The Power of Love
Brass Rail Gallery, MSU
Feb. 23 Noon PASSHE DEI Virtual Panel
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Stepping into Black History
South Dining Hall
Feb. 24 All Day Chamber Music Weekend Concert
Georgian Room
Feb. 25 2 p.m. Scholastic Art Awards
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 27 9:30 a.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Kim Kneller
105 Beekey
Feb. 28 9 a.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Mallie Culpepper-Yablonsky
245 Beekey
Feb. 28 7 p.m. Ignite Kutztown
135 Rickenbach


McKee Closes Decorated Career with Seventh Medal at PSAC Championships

Graduate student Gracie McKee (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) put the finishing touches on one of the top careers in Kutztown University women's swimming history with a bronze medal in the 200-yard backstroke Saturday evening, Feb. 17, as the 2024 PSAC Championships came to an end. The medal was McKee's seventh in three conference meets as a member of the Golden Bears.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Feb. 21 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Millersville
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 21 7:30 p.m.  Men's Basketball vs. Millersville
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 23 TBA Men's and Women's Tennis vs. W. Va. Wesleyan
Keystone Courts

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