Daily Brief

March 27, 2023

Kim to Present 2023 Chambliss Faculty Lecture March 28

Dr. Yongjae Kim, professor of Sport Management, will present KU’s Spring 2023 Chambliss Faculty Lecture entitled, “From Gaming to Gaining: The Impact of Repetitive Sport Video Gaming on Sport Attitudes and Behavior,” 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 145 Boehm Science Center. His presentation will delve into the realm of sports video gaming, examining how it affects attitudes toward sports brands, the strength of those attitudes and actual behavior. In addition to the in-person event, this year’s Chambliss lecture will be available as a webinar on Zoom and will be uploaded to YouTube following the event. Link to join Zoom: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/99631458431.

University Relations


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

Partly sunny conditions in the morning. Cloud cover will increase later in the day and we should see shower activity by the afternoon. High temperature near 53.


COE Dean Search Open Forum - Candidate C

The Open Forum will be held 3 p.m. Monday, March 27, 116 MSU. The candidate’s CV is posted on the COE Dean Search Website.

COE Dean Search Committee

Music Monday

We are happy to announce that the first in this semester’s series of Music Monday events will be presented in a hybrid format 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music students will present a program including works by Handel, Mozart, Krommer, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and a world premiere by Filippos Ntinopoulos. Please join us for this exciting evening of music. To attend virtually, click here.

Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost, during her open office hour 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, Old Main concourse. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Easter on the Farm

Celebrate Pennsylvania German Easter traditions and the vibrant folk culture of the region at Easter on the Farm, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, located at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa. Easter on the Farm is a free, fun and educational event for the whole family featuring folklife demonstrations, live musical performances by some of the region’s finest folk musicians, kid’s activities, animals, local folk artists and our annual Easter egg hunts (12:30 and 2 p.m.).

University Relations

Kutztown University Radio Listenership Survey

Kutztown University Radio is conducting a fun listenership survey of our listeners, which consist of students, faculty, staff and community members. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey, even if you have never listened to KUR before.

Mike Regensburger, Kutztown University Radio

Braille Bears Host Dine in the Dark

On Saturday, March 25, the Braille Bears held a Dine in The Dark in South Dining Hall to raise awareness on visual impairments. About 75 students, alumni, family and friends attended the event making it a success. All proceeds raised will be used to help students attend conferences and raise awareness on visual impairments throughout the community. 

Nicole Johnson, Special Education

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

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


“We’re Not Thriving, But We’re Trying.” Exploring Undergraduate Students’ Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Department of Social Work announces Kelly Smith, MSW, LCSW, will be defending her dissertation "We’re Not Thriving, But We’re Trying.” Exploring Undergraduate Students’ Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic 3 p.m. Monday, March 27, via Zoom. Chaired by Dr. Mary Rita Weller.

Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

Liberating Self: An Autoethnographic Inquiry Into Black Male Mental Health

The Department of Social Work announces Phillip J. Roundtree, Sr., LCSW, MS, will be defending his dissertation "Liberating Self: An Autoethnographic Inquiry Into Black Male Mental Health", 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, via Zoom. Chaired by Dr. Stephen Stoeffler.

Sharon Lyter, Department of Social Work

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 27 3 p.m. College of Education Dean Search-Candidate C
116 McFarland Student Union
March 27 7:30 p.m. Music Monday
Schaeffer Auditorium |YouTube
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 27 1 p.m. Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 28 1 p.m. Baseball vs. IUP (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 28 1 p.m. Softball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH)
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 29 1 p.m. Softball vs. Lock Haven
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 29 3 p.m. Women’s Tennis vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Courts
March 29 4 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. West Chester
Keystone Field (Live Stats | Video)
March 31 2 p.m. Baseball vs. Bloomsburg
North Campus Field (Live Stats | Video)
April 1 1 p.m. Women’s Lacrosse vs. Millersville
Keystone 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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