Daily Brief

Feb. 22, 2024

Ignite speakers from last fall's event

Ignite Kutztown

Ignite Kutztown will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center. Come see a dynamic array of speakers including students, faculty, staff and community members talk about a variety of topics. Ignite talks are five-minute presentations where speakers have 20 slides that advance automatically, making for fast-paced, engaging presentations. We hope you'll join us. Pictured are Ignite speakers from the previous fall's event.

Emily Cripe, Communication Studies


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

Two fronts approach the area, bringing an end to the bright sunshine. Mostly cloudy skies will prevail today with rain showers likely in the afternoon and evening. High 44. 


Rescheduled Cookie Chat: Funding Springboards for Your Research and Teaching

Meet Jeff Werner and Susan Lushinsky from the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects to learn about opportunities within KU, PASSHE and external sources (big or small) to help support your research and teaching ideas 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 6 Rohrbach Library. The Zoom link is available on the event page. The featured cookie will be Millionaire Bars. Please visit the link below for additional information.

Center for Engaged Learning

Town Hall Hosted By APSCUF and Faculty of Color Caucus

APSCUF-KU is committed to creating a campus that supports diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. In support of addressing and fixing issues noted in Senator Haywood's recent Enough report, the Faculty of Color Caucus will be hosting a Town Hall for our students to voice their concerns 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 183 MSU. The goal is to hear directly from students and for faculty, staff and administration to listen to these concerns. As stated in Senator Haywood's report, "It is imperative for PASSHE and the individual universities to continue listening, responding to and enacting meaningful change." Please join us in making Kutztown University a place where everyone feels safe, accepted, respected, included and supported.

Marlene Nanouh Fares, Academic Enrichment

Appointment Scheduling in Starfish-Quick Links

A quick setup guide is available for setting up appointment scheduling in Starfish: 3-Step Process for Appointment Scheduling. For more detailed information, please view the following document: Managing your Starfish Calendar. Both of these documents are also available on the KU Starfish Faculty and Staff Resources link below. For additional assistance setting up or managing your Starfish calendar, please email starfish@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4217.

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence


Faculty Women's Brunch/Networking Event

Join us for brunch, coffee/tea and an opportunity to network with other faculty women 10 a.m. to noon Monday, March 4, 250 MSU (President's Room). Sponsored by the NSF REVEALS Grant.

Emily Cripe, Communication Studies

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 21-22 All Day Ujima Conference
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Cookie Chat
6 Rohrbach Library
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. 27 4 p.m. Town Hall (APSCUF and Faculty of Color Caucus)
183 MSU
Feb. 28 9 a.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Mallie Culpepper-Yablonsky
245 Beekey
Feb. 28 7 p.m. Ignite Kutztown
135 Rickenbach
Feb. 29 11 a.m. Press Event: Regenerative Organic Agriculture Grant
250 MSU


4x400m Relay Team Captures Conference Crown

The 4x400m relay team of Kiana Young (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg), Taniyah Lawler (Chester, Pa./Chester), Beth Schearer (Springfield, Pa./Springfield), and Raechel Bonner (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) won gold as the Kutztown University women's track and field team wrapped up action at the 2024 PSAC Indoor Championships Monday, Feb. 19.

Sports Information


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.

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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 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.