Daily Brief

March 2, 2022

Women's History Month 2022

March is Women's History Month and the Kutztown University campus has many events planned to raise awareness on issues, educate and empower young women at the university.

University Relations

Agents of Change - Scott Blair

The KU Foundation is recognizing Agents of Change - members of the KU Community who are trailblazers and catalysts for social equity and justice. Find out how Scott Blair '03, '06 is making an impact.

Kutztown University Foundation


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Nominations Open for the Wiesenberger Faculty Award

Nominations are open for the 2022 Arthur & Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. Any current full-time, tenured faculty member at Kutztown University is eligible for nomination. Nominations must be received by Friday, April 1. This award is presented each year to a faculty member who has served KU in a manner that sets them apart from faculty colleagues. The recipient will be announced at the Faculty-Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 26. Please submit nomination forms to Erin Gautier at gautier@kuf.org.

Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

Faculty First Thursday

Join CVPA 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 120 Sharadin or Zoom for Faculty First Thursday. Assistant professor Megan O'Byrne will present "This Land is Our Land: Protesting to Protect Places on the Margin." In 2008, Tim DeChristopher illegally bid on Bureau of Land Management parcels offered for energy exploration leases near National Parks in Utah. This analysis focuses on mediated news coverage and in situ rhetoric to examine the ways that place-based rhetoric and place-as rhetoric tactics were used to protect these park-adjacent lands from oil and gas leases and to protect DeChristopher from impending legal action.

Joselyn Wynter, CVPA Dean's Office

12th Annual Conference on Human Diversity

There is still time to register for the 12th Annual Conference on Human Diversity, hosted by the Commission on Human Diversity, Friday, March 4. This year’s theme is “Taking Action with Compassion: Advocacy, Healing, and Reform.” There will be great keynotes and breakout sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can attend in person 183 McFarland Student Union or by Zoom. Participants can come and go as needed. Faculty, staff and students are invited. You can find the link for registration and download the program schedule with the Zoom links CHD webpage.

Stephen W. Stoeffler, Commission on Human Diversity

International Women's Day Period Product Drive

Women's Center, Community Outreach Center and SWAK Club are hosting a period product drive and packing party to benefit a local shelter. We are looking for period products and/or gift card donations. Items can be dropped off at Boxwood House or at the party/event, 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 223 McFarland Student Union.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Undergraduate Student Commencement Speakers

Commencement speaker applications are being accepted from undergraduate students graduating this spring. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 22. Interested students can find more information and an application here.

Andrea Kirshman, Student Success and Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March Women's History Month
Feb. 12 -
March 6
Eastern Central Pa. Scholastic Art Awards
The Miller Gallery
March 2 5 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass
Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center
March 3 11 a.m. CVPA Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin, Zoom
March 3 11 a.m. KU Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union
March 4 All Day Commission on the Status of Diversity Conference
218 McFarland Student Union
March 7 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 7 12-4 p.m. Drop-in Wellness: Show Up for Yourself Monday
119 Beck Hall, Health and Wellness Center
March 7 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Georgian Room
March 9 10 a.m. COVID-19 Testing
East Gym, Student Recreation Center
March 10 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
March 10 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Meeting - Public Session
250 McFarland Student Union


Kutztown hosts Lock Haven in PSAC Quarterfinal Round

The time has come. March is here. The Kutztown University women’s basketball team has competed hard for a long and grueling four-month regular season for this moment. KU opens up postseason play, hosting Lock Haven University in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference quarterfinal round 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, Keystone Arena. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for non-PSAC students. PSAC students with a valid ID are free.

CJ Hemerly, University Relations/Athletics

Date Time Event
March 2 5:30 p.m. PSAC Quarter Finals
Women's Basketball vs. TBD
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
March 3 4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs Caldwell
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)

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 DSO@kutztown.edu, 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 University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or 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 email at OCR@ed.gov.