Daily Brief

Feb. 27, 2024

Vote for the Kutztown Folk Festival

The Kutztown Folk Festival has once again been nominated in the 2024 10Best Readers' Choice travel awards. For the last several years, the Festival has been in the top three. Please vote to help us get to No. 1. An expert panel selected Kutztown Folk Festival as a contender for Best Cultural Festival, which just launched. This contest gives voters four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. A person can vote once a day for the run of the contest. Voting ends Monday, March 18; the winners will be announced on 10Best noon Friday, March 29. You can read the official rules here.

KU Foundation


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

A warm front brings partly to mostly cloudy skies today with some rain showers possible, mainly later today and tonight. Very mild though, with highs around 62.



We regret to inform the Kutztown University community of the passing of Christian Schlegel '54, father to professor Jennifer Schlegel, Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Christian lived a full life as a teacher, as an active member of his community and church and as a successful businessman, at the same time that he was the proud owner of a Christmas tree farm. He was a major supporter of the university and the boardroom at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is named in his honor. A service will be held Saturday, March 2, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown. People can meet the family at 9 a.m. with the service at 11 a.m. Information can be found in the link below. Our thoughts are with Jen and her family.

William W Donner, Anthropology/Sociology

Volunteers Needed: Science Olympiad at KU

The Science Olympiad needs volunteers as we are getting closer to the date and are short-staffed. Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Want to add a little something to your résumé? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the CE Regional Science Olympiad Tuesday, March 12 (snow date Wednesday, March 13). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts six middle schools and 25 high schools from nine counties. 600+ students will compete in approximately 46 events based on 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, check out our website for more information. We look forward to having you as part of the team.

Joann Monko, Physical Sciences

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. 27 9:30 a.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Kim Kneller
105 Beekey
Feb. 27  11:10 a.m. CEL Advising Crunch Flash Workshop
6 Rohrbach
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
Feb. 29 1:30 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, MSU
March 1 9 a.m.  Conference: Commission on Human Diversity
March 1 7:30 p.m. Concert: Wind Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! tenThing Brass Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium

Date Time Event
Feb. 28 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg
Dean's List Honors
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 28  7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg
Golden Bear Honors
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 29 3 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill
Keystone Field (Video | Stats)
March 2 10 a.m. Super Region I Wrestling Championships
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)

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 .