Daily Brief

March 1, 2024

KU Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Collaborate with Rodale Institute for Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program

Kutztown University was awarded a $1.5 million grant to support its Regenerative Organic Agriculture track within its environmental science program in collaboration with the Rodale Institute. State Representative Mark Rozzi, a 1996 KU graduate, was a pivotal advocate in the university acquiring the grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Funding will support student scholarships; internships; renovations to the university teaching greenhouse, adjacent to the newly built Nancy Jean Stump Seiger ’54 Botanical Research Center; professional development for students, faculty and Rodale Institute employees; farming equipment and land care.

University Relations

KU to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Keynote Speaker Chanel Miller

In honor of Women's History Month this March, Kutztown University is excited to announce a special event featuring Chanel Miller, a renowned writer and artist, as the keynote speaker as well as a series of events.

University Relations

New Collaborative Exhibition Explores Easter Egg Traditions of Pennsylvania

Exploring Pennsylvania’s colorful and diverse Easter egg traditions, "Easter Eggs: Symbols of Rebirth and Renewal" is a collaborative exhibition at Glencairn Museum produced in partnership with the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Featuring an unparalleled display of historic and contemporary Easter eggs, artifacts, documents and ephemera, the exhibition traces the origins, history and cultural diversity of Pennsylvania’s unique role in the development of Easter traditions in North America.

University Relations

Frederick Douglass Institute Lecture Series Presents Dr. SungEun Min

The Fredrick Douglass Institute cordially invites the campus community to our 2024-25 Lecture Series featuring esteemed FDI Scholar, Dr. SeungEun Min. Join Min as he delivers his lecture "The Korean Wave (Hallyu) 3.0: "Rethinking Eurocentric Education through South Korean Culture and Education" 10:45 a.m. Thursday, March 7, Multicultural Center Unity Room. We will begin with refreshments, announcements and networking opportunities. Min's lecture will be 11-11:50 a.m., following a Q&A. Building on the momentum of Hallyu 2.0, defined by the spread of Korean pop culture via online platforms, this lecture series foresees the emergence of Korean Wave 3.0 (Hallyu 3.0). It asserts Korean education as a compelling force poised to contest the Eurocentric curriculum and instruction, challenging the Northern/Euro-centric dominance in global knowledge production in the field of education. Rooted in the personal narratives of a former South Korean elementary teacher, the lecture aims to provide insights and perspectives on this transformative wave. Don't miss this enlightening opportunity to delve into the evolving landscape of global education and cultural exchange. Join us as we rethink traditional paradigms and embrace the diversity of knowledge. For more information, email fdouglass@kutztown.edu or follow us on Instagram @ku_douglass_institute.

Dr. Amber Jean-Marie Pabon, The Frederick Douglass Institute


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

High pressure moves offshore setting up a mild day in terms of temperatures. Clouds start to build by the evening hours. High temperature near 49.


2024 Schellenberg Award: Call for Nominations

The call for nominations for the 2024 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is now open. To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty full-time for at least three, but not more than seven years. The deadline to nominate a faculty colleague is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 5. For more information on the award, including how to submit nominations, please visit the CEL website.

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

Faculty Women's Brunch/Networking Event

Join us for brunch, coffee/tea and an opportunity to network with other faculty women 10 a.m. to noon Monday, March 4, 250 MSU (President's Room). Sponsored by the NSF REVEALS Grant.

Emily Cripe, Communication Studies

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 1 9 a.m.  Conference: Commission on Human Diversity
March 1 7:30 p.m. Concert: Wind Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 4 10 a.m. Faculty Women's Brunch/Networking Event
250 MSU
March 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! tenThing Brass Ensemble
Schaeffer Auditorium (Tickets)
March 6 All Day Miller Keystone Blood Drive
218 MSU
March 7 10:45 a.m. FDI Lecture Series: Dr. SeungEun Min
MCC Unity Room
March 7 11 a.m. Comp Conversation: Language and Power
6 Rohrbach and Zoom
March 7 2 p.m. COE Dissertation Defense: Mara Thompson
245 Beekey
March 7 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting 
202 Academic Forum
March 7 6 p.m. Women's History Month Keynote Speaker: Chanel Miller
218 MSU

Date Time Event
March 2 10 a.m. Super Region I Wrestling Championships
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats | Tickets)
March 4 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball hosts PSAC First Round Game
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats | Tickets)

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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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 .