Daily Brief

Jan. 31, 2024

KU Advance

Get ready to fast track your career path for free through KU ADVANCE – the new brand name for our extended learning and workforce development efforts. One move closer. Your career acceleration starts with KU Advance. Direct questions Lori Lentz, director of Extended Learning, at lentz@kutztown.edu.

Lori Lentz, Academic Affairs

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

Emma Hope

Emma Hope wins PennACE Student of the Year Award

Congratulations to Emma Hope for winning a 2023 PennACE Student of the Year Award. She is the first KU student to win this internship-focused award. As a transfer from Lehigh Carbon Community College, she completed a virtual summer internship at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center

ACT Presents "Rock of Ages"

Actors Creating Theater (ACT) presents the hit jukebox-musical "Rock of Ages"  7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 and 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, Schaeffer Auditorium. This entirely student-run performance is a musical and dancing extravaganza. Ask your students and advisees, you'll know students on stage, in the pit or working as stage crew. Come support our students, hear the songs you know and the ones you forgot that you knew. Tickets are on sale now.

Derek Mace, ACT


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

A weak clipper system passes to our south, which may produce a flurry this morning. Mostly cloudy conditions the rest of the day as high pressure begins to build. High temperature near 40.


Philosophy Club Meeting

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, 312 MSU. Christian Van Slooten will present "Causation, Hume and the Problem of Reapplication." All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108, dso@kutztown.edu or TDD number: 610-683-4499 in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Allan Bäck, Philosophy and Government

Starfish Workshops Spring 2024

Faculty and staff can sign up for 30-minute sessions to review Starfish functionality, learn about new features and ask questions. Users can choose from a list of available session times and topics. Sign up using this link or visit the Starfish website; the link to sign up is under "Starfish Faculty and Staff Resources."

Nancy Brynildsen, Student Success and Academic Excellence

2024-2025 Early Event Registration Deadline

The Office of Conference and Event Services has established the deadline for early consideration for room reservations and activities scheduled for the 2024-25 academic year as noon Friday, March 8. For more detailed information and guidelines on the process, please visit the website below. 
Please consider the following when planning your events for the 2024-25 academic year:
 - All requests must be entered by a faculty or staff member in the EMS Room Reservation System.
 - Any early reservation requests for a student organization must be submitted by that organization’s advisor.
 - Any events received after noon Friday, March 8 will be handled on a first-come basis.
 - All events submitted outside of the 2024-25 academic year will be handled at the appropriate time according to scheduling policies.
If you have any questions regarding the process, feel free to call ext. 3-4105 or email jgarcia@kutztown.edu.

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services

KU/JCPenney Suit-Up Event

You are invited to attend a KU/JCPenney Suit-Up Event held 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, JCPenney at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Get up to 50% off professional clothing. This event is exclusively for KU faculty, staff, students and alumni. Please bring your KU ID. No registration is needed, which means you can just show up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Career Development Center at x34067.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center


Spring 2024 Attendance Verification Process

The initial attendance verification for Spring 2024 courses – required federally for awarding of financial aid – will be available for faculty in Starfish beginning Wednesday, Jan. 31, and will remain open through Tuesday, Feb. 6. Faculty should indicate whether students have attended or have never attended by utilizing one of two flags. Please be sure to verify the attendance status of every student. For additional assistance, please visit Starfish in D2L, email starfish@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4217.

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Feb. 1 -- Black History Month
Feb. 1 11 a.m. Philosophy Club Meeting
312 MSU
Feb. 1 11 a.m. CEL Connections at Play
6 Rohrbach Library
Feb. 1 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
202 Academic Forum
Feb. 4 2 p.m.  KU Presents! Family Series 
Schaeffer Auditorium


Get your Free Basketball Tickets

Watch the Golden Bears take on Shepherd Wednesday, Jan. 31. Get tickets to the whole season, pick three or one game at a time. KU faculty and staff get four free tickets for each regular season home game by logging in for tickets with their MyKU log-in. Skip the line and get your tickets now.

KU Box Office

Date Time Event
Jan. 31 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Shepherd  
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Jan. 31 7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Shepherd 
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 2 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. Pitt-Johnstown
Keystone Arena (Video)
Feb. 3 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Feb. 3 1 p.m. Women's Swimming hosts Last Chance Invitational
Keystone Natatorium
Feb. 3 3 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield
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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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 .