Daily Brief

March 22, 2024

Field hockey team at the State Capitol

Field Hockey Recognized at State Capitol for National Championship

The Golden Bear field hockey team was invited to the State Capitol in Harrisburg Tuesday, March 19, to be recognized for winning the 2023 NCAA DII National Championship. President Hawkinson and his wife, Ann Marie, accompanied players, coaches and administrators as the team was formally recognized on the House floor. The team also met with State Representatives Mark Rozzi ’96 and Jamie Barton as they toured the Capitol.

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A.S. King at KU

Join the Department of Elementary, Middle Level, and Library Learning Technologies as we welcome A.S. King to our campus for Teen Library DAY (TLD) 9:30 a.m. today, Friday, March 22, Schaeffer Auditorium. TLD has been a continuous program at KU for the past 30 years. This year's iteration will feature a presentation and Q&A session from the author, light refreshments and a book signing. Widely recognized, King has accolades which include the Michael L. Printz Award and honors, the Margaret Edwards Award and the ALAN Award. Hear this local author, library advocate and literacy proponent engage with our Kutztown University community. We hope to see you there.

Shelby Schwoyer, Elementary, Middle Level, and Library Learning Technologies


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

Cool and dry high pressure continues to exert itself on the area. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 46.


Canceled: Easter on the Farm

Due to expected heavy rainfall and a Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service, Easter on the Farm at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University Saturday, March 23, has been canceled. No make-up date will be scheduled for this year.

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Points of Pride

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

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Fiscal Year End Prep - SourcePoint

Fiscal Year (FY) End is coming soon. The Regional Procurement Office (RPO) has designed a training session to guide SourcePoint users on steps they should take in preparation for the period leading up to FY End close. The next training session will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27. Those who use SourcePoint or are involved with the procurement of goods or services should plan to attend.

Tammy Moyer, Business Office

KU Kids Summer Art Camp Registration Now Open

Our wildly popular kids summer art camps are back. Join us in Sharadin for a summer filled with creative exploration, art making and adventure. Each week-long program is open to campers entering grades one to nine. Each camp is a full day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nine classes are being offered in June and July, all taught by KU art education alumni, and will be assisted by art education undergrads. Classes fill fast, sign up now.

Karen Stanford, CVPA Galleries and Community Outreach

LAS Associate Dean Search

Please join us for the open forum with our second candidate for the associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Links to their CV will be active at least one day prior to the candidate’s interview. The following are the dates and times: Candidate B - 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 201 Academic Forum.Candidate C - 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 201 Academic Forum.

Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Office of VPA Dean

Study Abroad/Away Faculty and Staff Workshop

The Office of International Education and Global Engagement is partnering with The Forum on Education Abroad to offer two interactive workshops Friday, April 5, for KU faculty and staff interested in learning more about studying abroad. Participants can register for one or both of the sessions online. If you have any questions or concerns, please email studyaway@kutztown.edu.
 - Current Trends in Education Abroad will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Forum on Education Abroad is the Standard Development Organization for education abroad. This workshop will engage participants in understanding how the "Standards of Good Practice" were developed, how they can be applied to innovative education abroad program models and where to find resources to support new program development. Drawing on data compiled as part of The Forum on Education Abroad State of the Field, this session will also introduce participants to the current trends and challenges in education abroad. Key themes will include moving beyond traditional education abroad, accessibility, supporting underserved/underrepresented students and supporting well-being on education abroad.
 - Drinks and snacks will be provided noon to 1 p.m. Leading Short-Term Programs will be held 1-4:30 p.m. This workshop will cover the life-cycle of short-term education abroad program development. Using the Standards of Good Practice as a guide, participants will work collaboratively with each other in identifying opportunities to apply the Standards to their unique course design.

What You Will Gain:
 - Understand how the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad relate to the lifecycle of a short-term program.
 - Understand the needs of various stakeholders in the design and delivery of short-term education abroad programs.
 - Improve and streamline the collaborative nature of developing short-term education abroad programs.
 - Enhance student learning outcomes on short-term education abroad programs.

Christina Kinney, Office of International Education and Global Engagement

EDD Dissertation Defense

The College of Education announces a Public Oral Dissertation Presentation by Christopher Thomas held noon Friday, March 29, 227 and 229 Beekey. The dissertation is titled "Exploring Student Experience Through Photovoice: A Transformative Approach to Studying School Climate and Culture at CHS." The Dissertation Committee includes chair Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer and committee members Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder and Dr. Edwin Mayorga.

Catherine Vigilante, EDD

Official University Trademarks

The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. By law, these marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the Office of University Relations. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through CLC Licensing. The current list of protocols and approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at: https://www.kutztown.edu/logos. Questions regarding licensing can be directed to the University Relations office at ur@kutztown.edu.

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Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
March 22 9:30 a.m. Teen Library Day
Schaeffer Auditorium
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 11 a.m. Fiscal Year End Prep - SourcePoint 
March 27 Noon Internship and Job Fair
218 MSU
March 27 2:30 p.m. LAS Associate Dean Search - Candidate C
201 Academic Forum 
March 29 8:45 a.m. 20th Annual Social Work Community Forum 
Schaeffer Auditorium
March 29 Noon EDD Dissertation Defense: Christopher Thomas
227, 229 Beekey

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.

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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.