Daily Brief

Nov. 17, 2022

Start Your Holiday Season with Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas

Music, song and dance are a vital part of joyous community celebrations across Ireland throughout the holiday season. Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas offers a taste of these extraordinary and centuries-old experiences. Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today, well known for a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy and empathy featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. Tickets: $38, $32 for seniors and students; KU faculty and staff: $32; KU students: $10. KU Faculty, Staff and Students access discounted tickets by using their MyKU Login.

KU Presents!

KU Veteras

Veterans Awareness Week

We had another successful Veterans Awareness Week. Many thanks to all the departments and offices who supported our Veteran and military-affiliated community either through contributions, event hosting, participation and general support. Additionally, our emergency fund increased through faithful R.E.D. button donations; we reached our goal again. Thank you for showing your appreciation to our student, faculty and staff veterans and for recognizing the value they bring to our KU family.

Tania Brown, Office of Veterans Services


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

Cold high pressure remains locked in over the area. The pressure gradient from yesterday’s departing low still keeping winds a bit up there, as well. The result of all this will be a mixture of clouds and sunshine with gusty northwest winds. The high will be about 43 with wind chills about 10 degrees below that-bundle up. 


Transfer Orientation

Please join us in welcoming new transfer students to campus today. Today's transfer orientation will feature academic and student life presentations along with a student services fair and campus tours. Welcome Golden Bears. 

Lisa Grabowski, New Student Programs

Recordings from PASSHE DEI Summit

If you were unable to make it to the PASSHE DEI Summit or made it but missed some of the sessions, the recordings are available online. We recorded all six keynote sessions and sessions that requested to be recorded are available for viewing on our SharePoint site.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity and Inclusion

Career Closet Open House

Thank you to the staff and faculty who were able to stop by the Career Closet Open House. Dr. Andrea Kirshman won the raffle basket for the closest guess of the number of students who utilized the career closet so far this semester-60 and the number of clothing items selected so far-177. Since its opening in 2019, 369 students have taken advantage of the career closet, securing 1,128 items for over $2500 in proceeds to the KU TRIO Student Services Support Program Scholarship Fund.

Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

Rohrbach Library Thanksgiving Recess Hours

Rohrbach Library will operate under the following adjusted hours for the Thanksgiving recess:
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 
- 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Closed Thursday, Nov.24 through Saturday, Nov. 26
- 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Nov. 27
- Regular hours will resume Monday, Nov. 28

Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Student Recreation Center Thanksgiving Recess Hours

The Student Recreation Center:
- 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday Nov. 21 
- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 and Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Closed Thursday Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26
- Regular hours resume 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27
Keystone Hall Swimming Pool:
- Regular hours Monday Nov. 21
- 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22
- 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23
- Closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26.
- Regular hours resume Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.

Tracy Turner, Student Recreation Services


Starfish Task Force Willingness to Serve

Committee on Committees has been asked to populate a task force to gather faculty feedback about Starfish. This Willingness to Serve call will be open until midnight, Dec. 4. We will be selecting one faculty member from each college, one non-teaching or staff member and two additional members will be appointed by the provost. Members of the taskforce will serve as a sounding board, testing group and idea-generating body in collaboration with our Starfish manager and one representative of the college-specific success team to improve our implementation. Membership will begin Spring 2023 and extend through Spring 2024. Members should anticipate several meetings each semester to provide support to the implementation process, with potentially fewer meetings in the later phases of the rollout. To apply please complete the KU Starfish Taskforce Willingness to Serve form available on Engage

Deryl B. Johnson, University Senate

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 17 4 p.m. “Mountain Mary”
DeLight E. Breidegam Building
Nov. 17 4:30 p.m. World Philosophy Lecture
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 24 All Day Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed
Nov. 25 All Day Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed
Date Time Event
Nov. 18 5:30 p.m. PSAC Semifinals
Field Hockey vs. East Stroudsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 19 1 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Georgian Court
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 20 Noon PSAC Championship Game (if KU wins semifinal)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)

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.