Daily Brief

Jan. 19, 2023

Shope Named Dean of College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dr. Bradley Shope has been named dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Kutztown University. Shope has served as associate dean of the college since 2018, and interim dean since 2021. Shope will begin his new role as permanent dean Dec. 31. Since arriving at KU in 2018, Shope has led student-support initiatives in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, including the college's early intervention program. In collaboration with the former dean, he has managed the college assessment and accreditation requirements, student recruitment and retention efforts and faculty support programs. Shope has developed exchange programs and articulation agreements with international institutions of higher education and has led a number of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

University Relations


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

Periods of rain. High near 41. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

SECA Deductions to Start Jan. 27

Unfortunately, the SECA payroll deduction file from the vendor was received after processing the Jan. 13 pay. The deductions have now been loaded into the payroll system for those who elected to contribute. There will be a doubled “catch up” SECA deduction for pay date Jan. 27.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources.  Thank you.

Human Resources

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 25 Noon “Lunch and Learn” Utilize LinkedIn and Create a Robust Profile
Jan. 25 5:30 p.m. KUSSI Fan, Faculty and Staff Appreciation Basketball Game
Keystone Arena
Jan. 26 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Jan. 26 6:30 p.m. So You Want to Be a Beekeeper?
312 McFarland Student Union

It's On Us and White-Out Basketball Game

Become involved in It's On Us and learn more about supporting organizations on campus. There will be a 'Den Defenders' white-out shirt giveaway at both games. Come show support for the KU Golden Bears and take the It's On Us pledge Monday, Jan. 23, Women's basketball at 5:30 p.m., Men's basketball at 7:30 p.m.

Department of Athletics


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 .