Daily Brief

Feb. 23, 2024

Student organizing food items in the KU pantry.

Ujima Conference Day of Service

Thanks to the student volunteers who helped stock and reorganize the KU student food pantry as part of this week’s Ujima Conference events.

University Relations


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

A gray and dreary day in store with on and off drizzle. Precipitation may be more steady as the day progresses. Some foggy conditions too. High temperature near 50.


CEL Advisory Board Meeting

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) Advisory Board will meet 2-2:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 Rorhbach Library, CEL Center.

Center for Engaged Learning

Commission on Human Diversity's 14th Annual Conference

The Commission on Human Diversity is pleased to announce that registration is open for its 14th annual conference 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 1, McFarland Student Union. The conference is hybrid, so most sessions are also available on Zoom. The conference theme this year is “Inspirational Advocacy Through the Arts.” The two keynote speakers, John Nolter and Dr. Phillip Jeffrey Tietbohl, are amazing artists and visionaries. Biographies and program information can be found here. KU faculty, students and community members will also be presenting workshops. All students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend this free event. Registration information can be found at the link below.

Patricia Ann Brenner, The Commission on Human Diversity

VPA Art Majors Win Awards

The Healing Through The Arts Juried Art Show concluded its judging this week, announcing six winners from Kutztown University. The artworks are currently on display at the Allentown Art Museum until Sunday, March 31. Elizabeth Frost won fourth place for her digital painting "The Sleepy Time Bear." Six Community Awards were also presented to Patricia Defelice, Monica Dull, Arlo Lao, Madaline Malitas and Neo Safouan. Assistant Professor Dannell MacIlwraith and Instructor Sarah Sterner-Hausknecht submitted the student artwork for the competition.

Dannell MacIlwraith, Department of Art and Design

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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
March 1 9 a.m.  Commission on Human Diversity Conference


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