Daily Brief

May 10, 2024

Jazz Ensemble Wins DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award

Kutztown University’s Jazz Ensemble I has been honored by the DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards with the Outstanding Performance Award in the category of Undergraduate Jazz Ensemble College Performance. The DownBeat Student Music Awards recognize the top jazz ensembles at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

University Relations

Software Engineering Students Present Capstone Projects at 2024 Demo Day

Kutztown University students majoring in Computer Science and Information Technology presented their capstone projects on software engineering as part of the department’s 2024 Demo Day Wednesday, May 1, McFarland Student Union. Demo Day is the culmination of two semesters on the analysis, design, code, integration and test of students’ projects.

University Relations


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

Frontal boundary over Maryland will permit multiple waves of low pressure to pass between now and Sunday. Rain and drizzle are expected throughout much of the day. High temperature near 52.


Elaine Bonfitto Retirement Celebration

Please join us to celebrate Elaine Bonfitto's more than 20 years of connecting artists, patrons and future arts advocates. Over the years, she has brought thousands of local school children to experience live performing arts, planned patron receptions, dinners and artist encounters, ensured everyone had the right food and most importantly, shared her passion for the arts. Please help us thank her for all the years of service and dedication 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 200 Schaeffer Auditorium. We didn't let her plan her own event.

KU Presents!

Campuswide Grass Fertilizer and Weed Control Application

TruGreen will be on campus Tuesday, May 14. They will be applying a fertilzer and weed control to all grass areas on campus. Please avoid going on the grass until the grass has dried, which is usually within 30 minutes, depending on the weather. Thank you.

William Meeker, Facilities

Partial North Campus Power Shutdown Notice

In order to support the Poplar House renovation project, a partial North Campus power shutdown will be required at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 18. The target time for power restoration is 11 a.m. This shutdown will impact the following buildings/facilities:
 - Beekey Education Center.
 - Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center.
 - de Francesco Building.
 - Rohrbach Library.
 - Lytle Hall.
 - Rickenbach Research and Learning Center.
 - McFarland Student Union.
 - North Water Tower.
This schedule has been established to limit disruption during normal business hours. Apologies in advance for any disruption this may cause. Questions or concerns should be directed to Bill Leech at leech@kutztown.edu.

Bill Leech, Facilities

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
May 10 5 p.m. Graduate Commencement
O'Pake Fieldhouse (Watch)
May 11 9 a.m. Undergraduate Commencement: COE, CLAS
O'Pake Fieldhouse (Watch)
May 11 2 p.m. Undergraduate Commencement: COB, CVPA
O'Pake Fieldhouse (Watch)
May 14 11:30 a.m. Elanie Bonfitto Retirement Celebration 
200 Schaeffer
May 15 11 a.m. Friends of Pete Lunch and Learn
218 MSU (Info)
May 18 7 a.m. Power Shutdown
North Campus (Partial)


Seven from No. 12 Women's Lacrosse Earn All-PSAC East Accolades

A near-program-record seven members of the No. 12 Kutztown University women's lacrosse team received All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference recognition, voted on by the head coaches and announced Wednesday. Shannon Lake (Medford, N.Y./Patchogue-Medford), Emma Meakim (Hatboro, Pa./Upper Moreland), Sam Graf (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) and Cyrose Conteh (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown) all were named to the First Team, while Lailah ElBouazzaoui (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan), Summer Davis (Beach Haven, N.J./Southern Regional) and Robin Spector (Northfield, N.J./Mainland Regional) were on the Second Team. It is the third All-PSAC honor for Conteh, Graf and ElBouazzaoui and the second for Meakim, Lake and Spector. The seven selections are the second most in program history and the most since the program was brought back in 2007. The 1982 team had eight all-conference selections.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
May 10 11 a.m. Softball at East Stroudsburg
NCAA Atlantic Regional
East Stroudsburg, Pa. (Video | Stats)
May 10 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse at Seton Hill
PSAC Semifinals
Greensburg, Pa. (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 , 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 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 .