Daily Brief

March 24, 2023

Dr. Matthew Coley

Executive Director and Curator for the New Center for Mallet Percussion Research Named

Dr. Matthew Coley has been named the first executive director and curator for the Center for Mallet Percussion Research at Kutztown University. Coley brings more than a decade of arts administration experience to KU’s newly constructed Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research. The facility will be home to KU's growing collection of music, photos and artifacts, along with the rare and valuable vintage collection of mallet percussion instruments that have been acquired over three decades. Coley will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the center, including the organization of new collections, maintaining records and cataloging acquisitions in the Past Perfect Collection Management System. He will serve as the audio technician for performances, including live streaming, assisting with philanthropy efforts and working with the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Click here to read more.

University Relations


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

Cold front will move through triggering showers throughout the day. These showers will likely be during the morning and early- to mid- afternoon.  High temperature near 51.


Points of Pride

Kutztown University's Points of Pride website has been updated through March 21. Read through the university's notable achievements on our website.

University Relations

May Commencement Faculty RSVP

All faculty are invited to join in the celebration of students' achievements by participating in the May commencement ceremonies. A ceremony for graduates will take place 5 p.m. Friday, May 12, followed by two ceremonies for undergraduates Saturday, May 13. All ceremonies will take place in the O'Pake Fieldhouse. Your role in this event is significant to our students. The deadline to rent regalia (required for participation) is March 24. Click here for RSVP link.

Erica Stratton, Commencement Team

Senior Art Exhibition: 2023 Art Education Graduates

The Miller Gallery is presenting the first of four senior exhibitions. The Art Education department exhibition will run March 25 through April 2 with an opening public reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 26. Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 2-4 p.m. Sundays.

Karen Stanford, CVPA

Understanding GSA (General Services Administration)

Register for this free training 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, via Zoom on the following topics; Defense Industrial Base (DIB) Readiness, Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Support, Government Contracting, Government Industrial Base (GIB) Readiness, Prime Vendor Program and Selling to Government. GSA officials will present this virtual event and discuss how to work with their agency to increase opportunities for small businesses by providing best value to federal agencies across the federal contracting marketplace.

Rachael Wolfe, KUSBDC

KU Student Featured in The Andrew Goodman Foundation's "Live the Legacy" Podcast

Hannah Williams (they/them), a political science student at Kutztown University and an ambassador of The Andrew Goodman Foundation's Our Vote Everywhere program, spoke on Season 3 Episode 5 of our Live the Legacy Podcast, which was recently released.
     The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy by training the next generation of leaders, engaging young voters and challenging restrictive voter-suppression laws. The Foundation’s Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere program partners with America’s colleges and universities and young people beyond campus to provide resources, visibility and mentoring to a national network of student leaders who involve their peers in participatory democracy through long-term voter engagement and public policy initiatives. The organization is named after Andrew Goodman, a Freedom Summer volunteer and champion of equality and voting rights who was murdered, alongside James Earl Chaney and Michael Schwerner, by the KKK in 1964 while registering Black Americans to vote in Mississippi. 

Department of Philosophy and Government

Postponed: TRIO SSSP Career Closet

The TRIO Career Closet Pop-up Shop is postponed until Monday, April 10 through Tuesday, April 18, with more details to follow. Donations of gently used men’s and women’s professional clothing in preparation for spring graduation, employment and internship opportunities will continue to be accepted.

Roxanne Grim, TRIO Student Support Services Program

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 27 3 p.m. College of Education Dean Search-Candidate C
116 McFarland Student Union
March 28 10 a.m. Human Library
Rohrbach Library
March 28 4:30 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture-Yongjae Kim
145 Boehm Science Center
March 29 1 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Concourse, Old Main
March 29 2 p.m. Your Opinion Matters: KU Website
325 MSU
March 29 7:30 p.m. KU Presents: John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell
Schaeffer Auditorium
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 24 3 p.m. M/W Tennis vs. PSU Harrisburg
Keystone Courts
March 25 1 p.m. *Postponed
Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 25 2 p.m. Acrobatics & Tumbling vs. West Liberty
Keystone Arena (Video)
March 26 12 p.m. Baseball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | 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.