Daily Brief

March 24, 2022

Pledge to Stop Hate

Please help us build a caring campus community which renounces hate, prejudice and bigotry. Kutztown University is frequented by uninvited visitors that use our grounds to expel hateful rhetoric, often shouting at unsuspecting students. These calculated invasions create physical, emotional and psychological disruptions on our campus. Please join us in responding with love and kindness. Visit our website for more information about the Pledge to Stop Hate campaign.


Dr. Valerie Trollinger headshot

Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture by Dr. Valerie Trollinger

Dr. Valerie Trollinger, professor of music, will present the Chambliss Faculty Research Award lecture 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 183 McFarland Student Union, Alumni Auditorium. Trollinger's lecture is titled, "Diagnosing and Correcting Voice Problems in Professors: Your Voice Does Not Need to End Your Career." Light refreshments will be available. If you are unable to join us in person, the recorded lecture can be viewed at https://youtu.be/5GLvGgMPsng.

Bethany French, Office of the Provost


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Jared Green Farewell

I'm sad to announce that our esteemed colleague, Jared Green, is leaving us this week for Penn State University. Jared joined the Office of Distance Education as an undergraduate student worker, completed an internship, and was hired full-time in 2014. Be sure to drop Jared an email thanking him for his years of devoted service and dedication to making KU a better place to teach and learn. He will be sorely missed.

Douglas Scott, Office of Distance Education

CET Watch Party

The CET is pleased to host the watch party for the upcoming AAAS-IUSE workshop "Inclusive STEM Environments Inside and Outside the Classroom" 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in our new CET office 06 Rohrbach Library. Dr. Erin Kraal will be our facilitator to lead discussions during and after the workshop to share ideas and questions. Workshop details can be found on the CET website here. If you plan to join us, please inform me at cet@kutztown.edu, so we can plan accordingly.  Participation certificates and snacks will also be provided. Hope to see you then.

Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

Internship & Job Fairs

Faculty and staff, please remind  your students that the internship and job fairs will be held noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 31. There are different employers coming for each day and the students can find them in Handshake

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Deadline for Chambliss Faculty Research Award Nominations

The Chambliss Faculty Research Award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeritus of physical science, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once within a person's career. Each award includes a medal engraved with the awardee’s name, a certificate of recognition, and a cash prize of $250. Please note that there is the expectation that each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of their work in spring or fall 2023. To recommend a colleague or to self-nominate, please send a letter of nomination and a curriculum vitae for the nominee via email to Dr. Karen Rauch (rauch@kutztown.edu), chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Selection Committee, by Monday, April 4.

Bethany French, Office of the Provost

Academic Advisement for Students Using Military Benefits

Academic advisors, please schedule advisement appointments early for your students who are using military benefits (veteran, military, and students using their parents benefits). This will enable these students to schedule their classes during priority registration between April 7-8. This will also allow them to maximize their military benefits before depletion through timely enrollment of degree-required classes. Students who convey life challenges during their appointment should be referred to the appropriate Veterans liaisons listed at this link.

Office of Veterans Services

Karen A. Ladley Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces Karen A. Ladley will defend her Education Doctorate dissertation, "Learning to Navigate the Unknown: The Importance of Critical Reflection and Collaboration for Community College Faculty During a Pandemic," 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, via Zoom

Patricia Walsh Coates, College of Education

Faculty RSVP for Spring Commencement

All faculty are invited to join in the celebration of our students' achievements by participating in the 2022 spring commencement ceremonies. A ceremony for graduate students will take place, 5 p.m. Friday, May 13, followed by two ceremonies for undergraduate students Saturday, May 13. The deadline to rent regalia (required for participation) is March 25. Faculty with their own regalia can reserve a seat through April 29. Click here to RSVP.

Erica Stratton, Commencement Team

Feminista Jones - Women's History Month Speaker

Feminista Jones is a feminist writer, community activist, award-winning blogger and author of the critically acclaimed "Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets." Her work centers Black American culture, critical race theory, intersectionality, women’s health and well-being. This event is brought to KU by the Dr. Constance P. Dent and Dr. Ann T. Gundry Distinguished Speaker Series in collaboration with the KU Women’s Center and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, 6 p.m. Monday, March 28, 218 McFarland Studen Union. Keynote and question and answer followed by book signing.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March Women's History Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
March 24 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Zoom Link
March 24 3:30 p.m. Associate Dean COB Search - Candidate B
312 McFarland Student Union
March 24 6 p.m. RAD Training
Georgian Room
March 25 2 p.m. Registrar Search - Candidate B
103 Academic Forum
March 25 7:30 p.m. KU Orchestra Performance
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 28 2 p.m. Registrar Search - Candidate C
183 McFarland Student Union
March 28 6 p.m. Women’s History Month Keynote: Feminista Jones
218 McFarland Student Union
March 31 1:30 p.m. Associate Dean COB Search - Candidate C
200 Graduate Center
Date Time Event
March 25 1 p.m. Softball vs. Georgian Court
North Campus Field
(Live Stats)
March 26 12 p.m. Baseball vs. Bloomsburg (Double Header)
North Campus 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.