Daily Brief

March 4, 2024

Students at sales championship

2024 National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship

Congratulations to three sport management students, Matthew Hoover, Logan Nadelman and Phillip DiMarco, for their impressive performance at the National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship (NCSSC) in Atlanta. Led by Dr. Jayden (Yongjae) Kim, these students represented our program at the national level. The NCSSC is a prestigious sales event in sport management where students are given the opportunity to showcase their sports sales skills in a competitive format. Hundreds of students from 48 schools around the country participated in this year's event to make the jump from college to the pros. Each student was able to secure more than a handful of on-site interviews with professional sports teams, which speaks volumes about their talent and dedication.

Soojin Kim, Department of Sport Management

left to right, Frances Cortez Funk, Donna George, and Dr. Scott L. Tracy

Town Hall: "Herbaceuticals" Medical Marijuana and Psycho-active Herbal Substances, Truths, Myths and Science

Counseling, Academic Affairs and the Health Center hosted a town hall program on "'Herbaceuticals' Medical Marijuana and Psycho-Active Herbal Substances, Truths, Myths and Science" Monday, Feb. 26. Graduate students, faculty, staff and community members attended. Donna George, the PASSHE Alcohol and Other Drug Coordinator shared that Kutztown University is the first in the PASSHE System to do a program on “Herbaceuticals.” Dr. Scott L. Tracy, associate professor, Counselor Education and Student Affairs, co-coordinator of Clinical Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Programs, graduate students from the internship class and Frances Cortez Funk, director of Health Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services, shared information and current practices, maximizing available services and led conversations that evening. A student in attendance shared that it was a learning experience about Indica vs. Sativa. “I never thought about it in a medical/prescription sense, even though it is medical.”

Frances Cortez Funk, Health and Wellness Center


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

High pressure moves offshore allowing a weak low pressure to move through. Mostly cloudy conditions for most of the day. Precipitation arrives by the evening and overnight. High temperature near 60.


Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 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

Spring Commencement Speakers

Applications are being accepted through Tuesday, March 19 for student commencement speakers for the spring commencement ceremonies this May. Three students will be selected to speak before their graduating class and guests:
 - One graduate student. 
 - One undergraduate student for the 9 a.m. ceremony.
 - One undergraduate student for the 2:30 p.m. ceremony.
Please direct all questions about the commencement speaker application process to Dr. Andrea Kirshman at kirshman@kutztown.edu (undergraduate students) or to Dr. Carl Sheperis at sheperis@kutztown.edu (graduate students).

Melissa Lincoln, Office of the Vice Provost

Miller Keystone Blood Drive

The Community Outreach Center is hosting our monthly blood drive Wednesday, March 6, 218 McFarland Student Union. Donate blood, make a difference and save lives while contributing to the betterment of your community. Sign up using the link below to reserve your donation time.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

Guest Artists, Piano and Cello Recital

Guest artists, Grammy-award winning cellist Zuill Bailey and critically acclaimed pianist Natasha Paremski give recital with works by Chopin, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research.

Maya Strava Kokkinou, KU Department of Music


Yellow Brick Road to Success

Embark on a magical journey down the "Yellow Brick Road to Success" 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, 218 and 250 MSU. Invite your students who may require a little wizardry in their academic lives. Join us at the mid-point of the semester for a rendezvous with multiple supporting offices on campus. Picture this – a convergence of helpful folks ready to sprinkle academic stardust and answer all your burning questions. Dorothy had her companions and you've got an entourage of support services to guide you through the semester storm. Whether you're feeling like the Scarecrow in need of some brains, the Tin Man yearning for a heart-to-heart about your coursework or the Cowardly Lion facing the daunting mid-semester slump, we've got your back. But wait, there's more – attending students stand a chance to win fantastical prizes. It's not just about finding your academic Oz; it's about the thrill of winning goodies that would make the Wicked Witch of the West turn green with envy. So, why miss out on this golden opportunity? Do you have questions, concerns or just need a friendly chat about the magic of education? Jessica Hainley from Student Assistance is your go-to wizard. Click your heels (or just type an email) and reach out to her (hainley@kutztown.edu). Don't be like the flying monkeys, aimlessly wandering through the semester – join us on the "Yellow Brick Road to Success"

Jessica Hainley, Student Assistance

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
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 5 7:30 p.m. Guest Artists, Piano and Cello Recital
Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research
March 6 All Day Miller Keystone Blood Drive
218 MSU
March 6 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
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 4 5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield
PSAC First Round
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats | Tickets)
March 8 Noon Baseball vs. West Chester (DH)
North Campus Field (Stats)
March 9 11 a.m.  Women's Lacrosse vs. Tampa
Keystone Field (Video | Stats)

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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