Daily Brief

June 10, 2024

Geology Professors Lead Statewide Geologic Training Camp

Dr. Sarah Tindall (Geology) and Dr. Adrienne Oakley (Marine Sciences and Geology) team-taught students from across PASSHE field skills used for geologic studies. They emphasized immersive teaching of the practical skills that geologists use in the field to evaluate bedrock for building/road/bridge construction, mitigate pollution, delineate water resources and discover mineral resources because those abilities are in demand in the professional world. It’s good to have safe structures, unpolluted land, clean water to drink and the stuff from which we make our comfortable civilization – thank you, geologists. Mark your calendars: International Geologists Day celebrates these hard-working providers on the first Sunday of April. Students live and eat in dorms and work solid 8-10-hour days over the course of 12 days at Kutztown University before moving to West Chester, then Slippery Rock for the next segments of the course. Students mapped and measured rocks in caves, a limestone quarry and outcrops in the wild. This project pilots collaborative field training among PASSHE schools and is in its third year. The project is funded by a major National Science Foundation grant coauthored by Dr. Sarah Tindall. Tindall also coordinates housing, transportation and registration for students. Photo: Dr. Adrienne Oakley (left) working with a geology student in an active limestone quarry. They are holding a rock that records a small fault – what might have formed during a minor earthquake hundreds of millions of years ago.

Kurt Friehauf, Geology

CEL Hosts CURE Faculty Development Institute

Ten faculty from various disciplines attended the Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Faculty Development Institute May 15-16. CURE-based courses are designed to offer students hands-on research experience and help faculty generate new information in their fields. Facilitated by CEL director Erin Kraal, the two-day event focused on building a community of practice by examining scaffolding, assessment, publishing and equity in CUREs. Participants identified areas for refinement, set related goals and outlined plans for their next course delivery. A follow-up workshop in August will allow faculty to present their action plans. The institute was funded by the Title III Grant, Strengthening Institutions Program.

Center for Engaged Learning


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

High pressure begins to build across the area. Upper-level trough crossing the Great Lakes may produce some cloud cover. Mostly to partly sunny conditions are expected. High temperature near 73.


FY 2024 Travel Reimbursement Requests

As a reminder, travel expense reimbursement requests should be submitted through the Travel Management System - ESS Portal for all fiscal year 2024 travel no later than Monday, July 8. Fiscal year (FY) 2024 guidance. Travel reimbursement requests turned in after Monday, July 8 will be applied to your FY 2025 budget. Please contact Amanda Vakso at avasko@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

Art Exhibitions Open for Summer

The Miller Gallery's Summer Exhibition "Best of 2024" is open to the public through Saturday, Aug. 3. This exhibition features select artwork from 2024 graduates with BFAs in animated arts, art, art education and communication design. The Gallery is located in the Sharadin Arts Building, off the Atrium/Fountain entrance. The Atrium Gallery will be exhibiting the "Foundation Year Exhibition," showcasing the best of our first-year art students. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Karen Stanford, CVPA Galleries and Community Outreach

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
June 10 9 a.m.  Social Equity Policies Training
June 11 11 a.m. P-Card Training 
June 12 11:30 a.m. Faculty and Staff Recognition Picnic
O'Pake Fieldhouse
June 17 5 p.m. AFSCME Local 2234 Member Meeting
103 Academic Forum


Trio from KU Baseball named to Academic All-District Team

Jake Skrocki, Trevor Leverington and Dominic Proietto of the Kutztown University baseball team all earned spots on the 2024 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District team. It is the second Academic All-District recognition for Skrocki and Proietto and the first honor for Leverington. To be eligible for CSC Academic All-District, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50.

Sports Information


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