Daily Brief

March 22, 2023

KU to Host 2023 Entrepreneurship Week March 27-31

Kutztown University's College of Business, the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC) and the KU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are proud to present Entrepreneurship Week 2023, Monday, March 27 to Friday, March 31. This annual event provides students and the local community with valuable insights, strategies and tools from experts to help launch or strengthen their businesses. Events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cob@kutztown.edu.

University Relations

Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations

The Kutztown Pipe Band participated in the Saint Patrick's Day celebration at Ganly's Irish Pub and Restaurant Friday, March 17 and was featured on the morning and evening news on Channel 69 WFMZ. The KPB also braved the cold and wind Sunday, March 19 to march in the Pocono Irish American Club's 44th annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Stroudsburg, Pa. Current members of the band include KU faculty, staff, alums, students of local high schools and local community members. Free introductory bagpipe lessons are offered by the Kutztown Pipe Band to KU faculty, staff, students, as well as local community members. In-person group lessons are 6 p.m. Thursdays and a go-at-your-own-pace online course option is available in D2L for KU community members. All current pipers in the band learned to play the bagpipes through this introductory program which was initiated in 2017. Experienced pipers and drummers are also invited to join the band. Contact sherrod@kutztown.edu for additional information.

Laura Sherrod, Kutztown Pipe Band


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

High pressure slides to the east as a warm front passes during the day. Clouds will be decreasing throughout the day. High temperature near 61.


Dave Culp's Retirement

Dave will be retiring from the university Friday, March 31. The Facilities Project Services team would like to thank Dave for his many years of dedicated service. We wish him the best entering his next chapter.

Bill Leech, Facilities Project Services

Ramadan 2023 Begins March 22

Ramadan is the Muslim month of fasting. Practicing Muslim students, faculty and staff will be fasting (i.e., no food and no water) from dawn to dusk. It is not unusual to be up past midnight for prayers and then get up at 3:30-4 a.m. to eat before dawn and pray. Ramadan 2023 will last through Friday, April 21. Please note that Muslim students, faculty and staff may be tired, hungry and dehydrated in your classes, offices or events - especially later in the afternoon and early evening classes or activities.

Jerry Schearer, Dean of Students

AFSCME Local 2234

On Wednesday, March 20, representatives from AFSCME will be on location to kick off a state contract campaign. We welcome members and non-members to stop by and speak with us 11:30 a m. to 3:30 p.m., Boehm Lobby and Sharadin Arts Lobby and 3-6 p.m., Old Main Lobby and McFarland Student Union. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

COE Dean Search Open Forum - Candidate B

The Open Forum will be held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 116 MSU. The candidate’s CV is posted on the COE Dean Search Website.

COE Dean Search Committee

Your Opinion Matters

Faculty, staff and students are invited to share your thoughts about the Kutztown.edu website. There will be multiple chances for your input to be heard. Please attend any of the below sessions:
- 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 23, 322 MSU.
- 2-3 p.m. Friday, March 24, 322 MSU.
- 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 325 MSU.
- 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 30, 322 MSU.

Kelly Smith, Web & Digital Media

Women's History Month Event - Uplifting Women in The Workplace

Join the Women's Center and Career Development Center 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Multicultural Center. This program will touch on sexism and microaggressions in the workplace and how women can move up in their jobs, be successful and feel a sense of empowerment. This program is open to all faculty, staff and students.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Women's History Month Event - Woman2Woman

Join the Women's Center and Pen2Paper for this open mic event for Women's Herstory Month.  Raise your voice and share your own writing, spoken word, song or favorite poem 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 23, Bear's Den, MSU. Open to all faculty, staff and students. Please RSVP to speak or attend at Engage.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

Spring Book Review

The Kutztown University Department of Library Science is hosting the Spring Book Review. Join us for an evening of conversation, children's literature and savory treats. Newly donated books are available to take home in return for a professionally written book review. The event takes place 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 183 Alumni Auditorium. For more information contact libsci@kutztown.edu

Department of Library Science

The Center for Engaged Learning

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) will be closed Thursday, March 23, to attend the FYS Symposium.

Erin Kraal, Center for Engaged Learning

Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture Featuring Dr. Yongjae Kim

Dr. Yongjae Kim, Department of Sport Management, will present the Chambliss Faculty Research Award lecture 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 145 Boehm. Kim’s lecture is titled "From Gaming to Gaining: The Impact of Repetitive Sport Video Gaming on Sport Attitudes and Behavior." Light refreshments will be available. If you are unable to join us in person, the lecture will be recorded and posted to YouTube after the event.

Bethany French, Office of the Provost

On-Campus Internship and Job Fair

Staff and faculty, please remind your students that the on-campus KU internship and Job Fair is noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 218 MSU. There will be more than 65 employers attending. Students need to come professionally dressed and with copies of their resumes. Students can view the employers coming to the fair on their Handshake account, as well as making an appointment for the Career Closet for professional clothing. If you have any questions, please call 610-683-4067.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Marketing & Social Media Strategy KUSBD: Building Your Personal Brand Workshop

Sign-up for this free training 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. Topics will include Business Start-up/Preplanning, Customer Relations, eCommerce, Managing a Business, Marketing/Sales, Social Media and Woman-owned Businesses. Come join the Kutztown University Social Media Strategy team to create and implement your personal brand for your digital presence. At this workshop we will develop a brand identity for you and your business, capture new headshots for your digital profiles, identify the core messaging and combine the idea with the vision. At the end of this workshop, you will have developed a personal brand book that can serve as your future guide to consistent digital marketing. Please register for this event in advance so we can prepare materials accordingly, by contacting Rachel Wolfe, 570-728-8351.

Rachael Wolfe, KUSBDC

Children's Literature Conference - 25 Years of Celebrating Children's Literature

We are so excited about this year's conference. We will celebrate a week of children's literature on campus with a book fair for KU students, virtual school visits with Sophie Blackall and Alan Gratz, Teen Library Day with Candice Iloh and the full day conference 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15. We have some exciting events planned to celebrate our 25th year. So, hurry and register your class for a virtual classroom visit and for the conference. For more information contact childlitconfku@gmail.com and our website.

Jamie Hovanec, Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library & Tech Education

Summer 2023 Camps Events and Conferences

As the summer is fast approaching, this is a reminder that any faculty, staff, student organizations or departments who want to host an event, conference or summer camp at KU should contact the Office of Conference and Event Services. Conference and Event Services utilizes majority of the campus, including residential facilities, for its scheduled KU and non-KU sponsored events, conferences and summer camps. For more information or questions please feel free to contact our office and we will assist you in planning your event. Stay Golden.

Jason Garcia, Conference and Event Services


General Education Course List for Fall 2023 Online Now

To assist professors with advising, the General Education Committee has posted a list of the General Education courses being offered for Fall 2023 on its website. The listing includes the course prefix, number, title and GE Category for each course. Should you have any questions or comments, please email the committee at gec@kutztown.edu.

Bethany French, General Education Committee

KU Philosophy Club Meets

The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 312 MSU. Christian van Slooten will present: Is God’s Existence Possible? Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
Elijah Jarosz, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

Allan Back, Philosophy and Government

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 22 11:30 a.m. AFSCME Local 2234 Representatives 
Boehm, Sharadin, Old Main and MSU
March 22 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den McFarland Student Union
March 22 3:30 p.m. College of Education Dean Search-Candidate B
116 McFarland Student Union
March 23 9 a.m. First Year Experience (FYE) Conference
McFarland Student Union
March 23 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
March 23 11 a.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
322 MSU
March 23 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
March 23 2 p.m. Uplifting Women in the Workplace
Multicultural Center
March 23 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 McFarland Student Union
March 23 6 p.m. Woman2Woman
Bear's Den, McFarland Student Union
March 23 6 p.m. Rape, Aggression and Defense Training
Georgian Room Old Main
March 23 7 p.m. Spring Book Review
183 Alumni Auditorium, MSU
March 24 2 p.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
322 MSU
March 27 3 p.m. College of Education Dean Search-Candidate C
116 McFarland Student Union
March 28 4:30 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture-Yongjae Kim
145 Boehm Science Center
March 29 2 p.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
325 MSU
March 30 11 a.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
322 MSU
March 30 6 p.m. Speaker/Book Signing - Gabby Rivera
218 McFarland Student Union
Date Time Event
March 22 1 p.m. *Canceled
Softball vs. Chestnut Hill (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 22 1:30 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. West Chester
Keystone Courts
March 24 3 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. PSU Harrisburg
Keystone Courts
March 25 12 p.m. Baseball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 25 1 p.m. Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 25 2 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. West Liberty
Keystone Arena (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 , 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 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 .