Daily Brief

Nov. 3, 2022

Miller Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception

Eric Anthony Berdis, Miller Gallery's Artist in Residency Oct. 16 to Nov. 2, will begin a Gallery Exhibition Nov. 3 to Dec. 16. Berdis’ work, "THESE ONES ARE GOING TO GROW BIG SOMEDAY," uses a childlike inquiry to imagine what a queer ghost would look like. By reflecting on the history of the AIDS memorial quilt and considering artists and activists lost to acts of violence, he creates a new world and envisions a safe space for the viewer and himself. Through joy and play, Berdis uses the textile processes to create a cast of characters that live on in this world. The duality of joy and sorrow ask the viewer "are these characters friend or foe?" Berdis has been meeting with classes and clubs and will be returning on Nov. 18 for the KU Art Education Conference to lead a workshop with local art teachers.

Karen Stanford, College Of Visual & Performing Arts


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

A large East Coast ridge will keep us much milder than average for at least the next five days. Fair skies with temperatures more typical of late September or early October rather than early November. Look for highs around 67 with light easterly breezes.


2022 PASSHE Campus Climate Survey Dashboard

The State System’s Systemwide Climate Survey, administered Jan. 31 to March 4, was distributed to students and employees to learn about their experiences to assess and provide strategies to improve the campus and office climates across the State System. The survey supports the State System’s strategic priorities, particularly developing inclusive communities and enabling infrastructures. The Systemwide Campus Climate Survey data dashboard, by university, is available to all PASSHE users via the following (SSO) link. At KU, 795 students (12.9% of population) 199 faculty (46.8%) 142 staff (44%) and 84 non-represented employees (65%) responded to the survey. The Institutional Climate Committee, which reports to University Senate, will now review the results. Through data from periodic campus climate surveys, the committee will identify campus community members’ perceptions and attitudes about KU and over the next six months, will develop actionable plans to address needs identified by the campus climate survey.

Jerry W. Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

Kraal to Serve as Faculty Director of the CET

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Dr. Erin Kraal, professor of physical sciences, will serve as faculty director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, beginning Jan. 2, 2023. We thank Dr. Yun Lu, professor of mathematics, for her leadership of the CET for the past three years.

Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

Starfish Updates and New Features

A new login point for Starfish has been added to the Kutztown University webpage drop-down menu for easy access. The Starfish Fall 2022 Midterm Progress Survey is open until 11 p.m. Thursday, Nov 3. New options for custom messaging are available and can be viewed in Starfish D2L. Contact starfish@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4217 with any questions.

Cheryl Brattley, Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

Kutztown University Council of Trustees Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet Thursday, Nov. 3. Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building:
- Academic and Student Affairs Committee, 323 MSU
- Finance, Property and Audit Committee, 322 MSU
- Human Diversity Committee, 325 MSU
- University Relations and Advancement Committee, 324 MSU
The Plenary Session will begin 3 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union Building.

Office of the President

University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom, meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and Nov. 2022 SharePoint folder. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Steve Lem, University Senate

Student Absence - TRIO Student Support Services Program

Fifty students in the TRIO Student Support Services Program will be traveling to New York, NY  for a multi-cultural trip 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Please allow students to attend this event without any affect to their academic standing in your class. The student is responsible for all material covered or due in class according to your expectations.  Notes will be available upon request. Please direct questions to rgrim@kutztown.edu.  

Roxanne Grim, TRIO Student Support Program

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 3 11 a.m. IT Listening Session
240 Beekey | Virtual
Nov. 3 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
120 Sharadin Arts Building
Nov. 3 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
Nov. 3 3 p.m. Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 3 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Nov. 4 8 a.m. Social Work in the Global Environment
Nov. 7 2 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 President's Boardroom Stratton
Nov. 7 7:30 p.m. Heartland Marimba Quartet & Reading Pops
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 9 1 p.m. IT Listening Session
200 Academic Forum | Virtual


Date Time Event
Nov. 4 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
Nov. 5 11:30 a.m. M/W Cross Country at PSAC Championships
Mansfield University’s Lamb’s Creek Course
Nov. 5 12 p.m. Football vs. West Chester (Senior Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Audio)
Nov. 5 1 p.m. Women’s Swimming vs. Millersville
Keystone Pool
Nov. 5 2 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (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 , 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 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 .