Daily Brief

March 21, 2024

KUR Wins Gold at 85th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards

Kutztown University Radio (KUR) has once again set a gold standard in collegiate broadcasting by securing a top award at the prestigious 85th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards in New York City this March. Amidst fierce competition from student radio stations around the world, KUR triumphed by bringing home the coveted award for 'Best On-Air Pledge Drive,' with its innovative "1866 Minute Giving Challenge." The relentless energy and creativity of the students during the nearly 31-hour live broadcast caught the judges' attention and epitomized the station's commitment to excellence in student-led media.

University Relations

Social Work Celebrates 20 Years of Community Engagement with Annual Forum

The Department of Social Work will host the 20th Annual Community Forum 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 29, Schaeffer Auditorium. We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Vijayan K. Pillai, professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington, an expert on reproductive rights and author of "Social Development and Abortion Policies in the United States: State-Wise Variations." The event will raise awareness of the need to address reproductive rights and the impact on families in a post-Roe world, creating risks for families and also for social workers and other professional providers who guide and serve women in perinatal health, pregnancy and childbirth. Ethicists have reported that laws related to reproductive health, gender identity and sexual orientation have placed social workers and other human service providers in a complex milieu of potential legal violations. To register, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CommunityForum2024. We appreciate excusing social work majors from class, as they are required to attend the forum.

Dr. John Vafeas, Department Chair, Social Work


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

Not feeling much like Spring today, but it’ll look nice. Fair skies and breezy with high temperatures only around 42. Wind chills in the 30s under chilly high pressure.


KUR Soliciting Feedback From Campus Community

Kutztown University Radio (KUR) is soliticiting feedback from students, faculty and staff. Whether you listen daily, weekly or never, we want to hear from you. The survey is short and shouldn't take more than a few minutes of your time.

Mike Regensburger, Kutztown University Radio

KU Email Signature

We are excited to share our accessible email signature for staff and faculty. This signature features the university’s official maroon color and is accessible for all audiences by removing gold and any logos. In this document, you will find instructions for Outlook on PC, Mac and the web app (OWA). We encourage the entire campus community to welcome and utilize this new signature to further advance our brand both on and off campus, and to align our efforts toward accessibility.

University Relations


New CEL Journal Post

Please take a few minutes to visit the "KUtztown exCEL" website faculty journal to read our latest post. This month, we are featuring Maddie Anthes, assistant dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who discusses how to remove some of the stress during the advising crunch to make room for more meaningful advising experiences. Be sure to check out last month’s post featuring Dr. Sandi Leonard and our previous posts from the current academic year.

Center for Engaged Learning

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 21 -- Fall 2024 Course Registration Opens for Special Groups
March 21 11 a.m. Philosophy Club Meeting 
323 MSU
March 21 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
March 21 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
March 23 11 a.m. Easter on the Farm
Heritage Center
March 25 8 a.m. Yellow Brick Road to Success
218, 250 MSU
March 25 Noon  Comp Conversations
6 Rohrbach (Zoom)
March 26 2:30 p.m. LAS Associate Dean Search - Candidate B
201 Academic Forum 
March 26 4:30 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Research Lecture
183 MSU, Alumni Auditorium
March 27 Noon Internship and Job Fair
218 MSU
March 27 2:30 p.m. LAS Associate Dean Search - Candidate C
201 Academic Forum 

Date Time Event
March 22 1 p.m. Baseball vs. Millersville (DH)
North Campus Field (Video | Stats)
March 23 11 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. California (Pa.)
Keystone Courts 
March 24 1 p.m. Men's and Women's Tennis vs. Shepherd
Keystone Courts

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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.