Daily Brief

Nov. 4, 2022

Photo of Luke Theodosiades with Phillies player Bryce Harper and a second photo of Luke on the field.

KU Student and Cancer Survivor Throws Out First Pitch at World Series

Kutztown University sophomore Luke Theodosiades was recognized at Wednesday night’s Game 4 of the World Series in Philadelphia. Luke, a pediatric cancer survivor, threw out the first pitch at Citizens Bank Park to Phillies player Bryce Harper, as a special invited guest of Major League Baseball and the Stand Up to Cancer organization. Luke and his family then watched the game alongside First Lady Jill Biden. Luke, a Phillies fan from Ridley Township, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), as a seventh grader. After not responding to some forms of chemotherapy, Stand Up To Cancer funded a CAR t-cell therapy trial for Luke. The trial was successful and lessened his cancer to non-detectable levels. One year later, Luke underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2016 with help from his younger brother, Niko. Luke has been cancer free ever since, and is studying early elementary education at KU. Luke’s story was featured on Philadelphia news outlets FOX29 and 6ABC.

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

High pressure over Nova Scotia continues to dominate. Wall-to-wall sunshine is expected. High near 70.



 It is with sadness that we share with you that two of our own Facilities family have passed away.
- Scott Russell, from our night maintenance team, passed on Oct. 18. Our deepest condolences to his family and co-workers, including his son Josh who is also on the night maintenance team.
- Tony Morales Sr., from our grounds/labor team, passed away on Oct. 27. Our deepest condolences to his family and co-workers, including his cousin Juan Morales on our night maintenance team.
Messages of condolences can be sent to the attention of Sandy Mejia in Facilities and we'll pass them along to the families.

Kyle Mills & Will Meeker, Facilities

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

November Parents and Family Bulletin

This month’s edition of the KU Parents and Family Bulletin has been sent to registered subscribers and can be found online.

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Stammtisch (conversation table) Theme Weeks

Please join the Department of Modern Language Study's "Stammtisch" (conversation table) for special theme weeks. This is a collaboration with Volkshochschule Reutlingen (vhsrt.de).
Authors' Week:
- 11 a.m. Nov. 15, KU alumna Ashley Snyder (Conrad Weiser) will speak about her teaching career. (in English)
- 11 a.m. Nov. 17, teacher Uwe Klemm (Jena) will speak about his teaching career, having taught in the former East Germany, through the time of reunification and today. (in German)
The link for all sessions is www.vhsrt.online/stammtisch.

Lynn Kutch, Modern Language Studies

Fifth CET Fall Presentation

The CET is pleased to offer our fifth CET Fall Presentation "Ungrading in Online Courses: Technological Tools that Build Community" by Dr. Elizabeth Schneider from the Department of Art & Design. The CET presentation can be accessed 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, through Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/97683843693. Presentation details can be found on the CET website below. Everyone is welcome. Participation certificates will be provided.

Yun (Amy) Lu, The Center for Enhancement of Teaching

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 4 8 a.m. Social Work in the Global Environment
Nov. 7 2 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 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
Female field hockey player hitting a ball on the field, surrounded by other players

Field Hockey to Host PSAC Final Four

The nationally ranked KU field hockey team clinched the No. 1 seed in the PSAC Tournament for the first time in program history. The Golden Bears will host the PSAC Final Four at Andre Reed Stadium Nov. 18-20. KU is 15-2, has won nine straight games and closes out its regular season Sunday, Nov. 6, at Slippery Rock.

Sports Information


Date Time Event
Nov. 4 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Lock Haven
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
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 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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