Daily Brief

March 4, 2022

American flag and Irish flag flying on flagpoles next to each other, with the blue sky in the background

March is Irish-American Heritage Month

Congress designated March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991 and the president issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers who served in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. According to a Census.gov survey in 2019, 30.4 million U.S. residents claimed Irish heritage.

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Physics Professor Receives Patent for New Design for Precision Sensors

Kutztown University's Dr. Kunal Das, professor of physics, has received a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of a new method for precision detection and sensing of rotation and magnetic fields. Das began the patent application process in 2018. The successful patent is the first documented at the university in the last 15 years. This invention takes a completely new approach for conducting precision sensing of both rotation and of magnetic fields. Until now, the state-of-the-art technology for extremely sensitive measurement of rotation and magnetic fields has relied upon the principle of wave interference, such as SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device). Das' patent develops and utilizes a very different phenomenon called localization.

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


Last Day to Complete Campus Climate Survey

If you have not completed the Campus Climate Survey, please do so. Today is the final day to participate and make your voice heard. An invite to participate was sent from "info@viewfindersurveys.com" if you need to search your inbox.  Thank you to everyone who completed the 2022 Campus Climate Survey. 

Jerry W. Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

University Curriculum Committee

The next University Curriculum Committee meeting will be held Thursday, March 24. The proposal deadline is noon, Thursday, March 10. Please submit proposals to the UCC SharePoint site. Contact Brian Meares at meares@kutztown.edu with any questions.

Brian Meares, University Curriculum Committee

NAMI KU: Integrative Trauma with Tara

Trauma therapist and Kutztown University alumna, Tara Elliot will provide an overview of her integrative trauma practice in this presentation.  She will also demonstrate and teach breathing and grounding techniques.  If you cannot attend the session in person, pre-register for the session using the following link https://bit.ly/3rAZo88. 

Patricia Ann Brenner, Counselor Education and Student Affairs / NAMI KU

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March Women's History Month
Irish-American Heritage Month
Feb. 12 -
March 6
Eastern Central Pa. Scholastic Art Awards
The Miller Gallery
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 University Celebrating 125 Seasons of Baseball

Kutztown University will honor its 125th season of organized baseball during the 2022 season. The history of the program dates to 1891, starting with an intramural squad, before the first varsity season was contested in 1894. Kutztown has sponsored the sport continuously since then, with only a four-year hiatus for World War II between 1942-45, and a pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Along the way, Kutztown has produced more than 1,100 all-time victories, six PSAC championships, five NCAA regional titles and five trips to the NCAA Division II championships.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
March 5 3:30 p.m. PSAC Semifinals
Women’s Basketball vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)
March 11 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Millersville
North Campus Field


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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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.