Daily Brief

Nov. 1, 2023

football players tackling each other.

Football Holds Off Millersville to Win PSAC East Title

Kutztown University rushed for 237 yards and kept Millersville's offense in check throughout the afternoon to extend its winning streak to seven games and lock up its third PSAC East title in the last four seasons with a 17-12 Homecoming victory Saturday, Oct. 28, Andre Reed Stadium. The Golden Bears will host Slippery Rock in the PSAC championship game, noon Saturday, Nov. 11. The Rock wrapped up its fifth straight PSAC West crown with Saturday's 42-14 win over Clarion. Kutztown will host the PSAC championship game no matter the outcome of next week's game at West Chester. The Golden Bears have head-to-head victories over the PSAC East's only one-loss teams, East Stroudsburg and Shepherd. Those two meet next week. The Golden Bears can clinch the outright Eastern Division championship and their third unbeaten conference record in four years with a win over the rival Golden Rams.

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women soccer player with net behind them.

Women's Soccer Wins PSAC East Title and Wraps Up No. 1 Seed for PSAC Tournament

True freshman Katelyn Economopoulos netted a brace, including an 87th-minute penalty kick, to propel the Kutztown University women's soccer team to the No. 1 seed in the PSAC East and the regular season championship in a 2-1 victory over Mansfield on the road Saturday afternoon. It's the second PSAC East Regular Season Championship for KU in the last three years and only the third one in program history. The Golden Bears secured the No. 1 seed in the PSAC East as the PSAC Tournament will run through Keystone Field, beginning next week.

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

Low pressure moves through the area and may produce some shower activity during the morning hours. Conditions should improve by the afternoon and evening hours. High temperature near 48.


Faculty First Thursday Presentation

"Red Card Qatar: Human Rights Protests" by Megan O'Byrne, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Historically, social movements have taken various forms: loud, public, embodied, online, violent and nonviolent. In the 2022 World Cup, silent dissent spoke loudly, calling out FIFA rules, Qatari injustices and Iranian misogyny. These moments of mouth covering, kneeling, muted silence, wearing black, flag waving and so many more quiet acts made a clear rhetorical argument not only for the rights of people but for the rights of players as socio-cultural actors. In this chapter, we will examine the rhetorics of silent dissent as demonstrated by the actions of some of the most famous players of the world’s most popular game and their fans. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. Refreshments for attendees only will be served 10:30-11 a.m. Please join us.

Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Headshots

University Marketing is offering headshots for any KU faculty or staff member who would like a new or updated photo. Stop by between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 195 MSU, to get your photo taken. When dressing for a successful headshot, simplicity is key. Stick with solid colors or subtle patterns. Avoid tight patterns, plaids or narrow stripes, shiny or reflective materials, large or reflective jewelry and clothing with logos other than KU.

University Relations

Moonlight in Main

Come learn about the Ghost of Mary and what life was like as a student in Kutztown in the 1890’s by KU alumni Jason Graver followed by a tour of Old Main from PAKU. The new date for this event will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, Georgian Room. Hope to see you there.

Mandy Xu, Housing and Residence Life

Comp Conversations: Incorporating AI into Class Activities

Please join me via Zoom 11-11:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 to share ideas for incorporating AI into class activities. This workshop is most focused on writing classes or those that incorporate writing instructions. I will be sharing the best of what I've learned so far and invite you to describe an activity you are trying out in your own class. Please note that due to a series of technical difficulties, I am holding this workshop via Zoom only. I hope we can resume in-person meetings in the spring. 

Amy Lynch-Biniek, English/CEL

Army ROTC Meet and Greet

Stop by and meet the new ROTC Cadre who are taking great care of our ROTC Cadets 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 223 McFarland Student Union Building. Learn how this rigorous leadership program shapes and molds our students into leaders of tomorrow, how the Steel Battalion is able to win the Ranger Challenge multiple years in a row and our student Cadets' experiences and how they benefit from the program.

Military & Veterans Services

Miller-Keystone Blood Drive

We will host our monthly Miller-Keystone Blood Drive 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 218 McFarland Student Union. Please use the link below to sign up for your timeslot in advance.

Amanda Garcia, Community Outreach Center

The 12th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment

The Department of Social Work invites you to the 2023 Social Work in Global Environment Virtual Conference, titled “Promoting Women’s Human Rights in Local and Global Communities,” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3. We welcome students, staff, faculty and community members interested in promoting women’s human rights, understanding the roles of social workers and helping professionals. Please encourage students majoring in social work, women's and gender studies, psychology, philosophy, sociology, criminal justice, anthropology, education, communication studies and professional studies to attend this event. Registration and conference materials are available here. Do not miss this free and timely event.

Barth K. Yeboah, Department of Social Work

Math Research Group Publishes on Machine Learning

Dr. Brooks Emerick, Myung Song and Yun Lu, and Dr. Fran Vasko, professor emeritus, from the Department of Mathematics, published a paper titled “An Application of Machine Learning Tools to Predict the Number of Solutions for a Minimum Cardinality Set Covering Problem” in the proceedings of the sixth International Conference on Optimization and Learning this past March.  Dr. Emerick presented the results of the paper virtually at the conference in May. Additionally, Dr. Song presented the research findings at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America, which took place August 2023, Toronto, Canada. The research team remains active throughout the semester and continues to work on implementing machine-learning techniques into optimization problems. To date, this is the second paper the group has published in this research area. The research team is currently working on a third paper that implements and compares two machine-learning tools for predicting the number of alternative solutions to a more generalized form of minimum cardinality set covering problems. Read the abstract online

Brooks K. Emerick, Mathematics


Fall 2023 Late-Start Courses Attendance Verification Process

The initial attendance verification for late start courses, which is required federally for awarding of financial aid, is available in Starfish through Tuesday, Nov. 7. Faculty should indicate whether students have attended or have never attended by utilizing one of two flags. Please be sure to verify the attendance status of every student. For additional assistance, please visit Starfish in D2L, email starfish@kutztown.edu, or call 610-683-4217.

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success & Academic Excellence

Deadline Extended for FYE Faculty Fellow Applications

We have extended the deadline to submit applications for the FYE Faculty Fellow position until Monday, Nov. 13.

Karen Rauch, Provost's Office

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 1 9 a.m. Mobile Mammogram
E2 Lot, Student Recreation Center
Nov. 1 9:30 a.m. Girls in STEM Symposium
Multipurpose Room, MSU
Nov. 1 1:30 p.m. Charles Moody Retirement Celebration
203 Stratton Administration Center
Nov. 1 3 p.m.  Dia de los Muertos Celebration
Table A, MSU
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Faculty and Staff Headshots
195 MSU
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
120 Sharadin Arts Building 
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Comp Conversations
Nov. 2 1:30 p.m. Council of Trustees Committee Meetings
322, 323, 324, 325 MSU
Nov. 2 3 p.m. Council of Trustees Plenary Session
250 MSU
Nov. 2 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
Nov. 2 6 p.m. Moonlight in Main
Georgian Room
Nov. 3 9 a.m. Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment
Nov. 8 8 a.m.  Miller-Keystone Blood Drive 
218 MSU
Nov. 9 11 a.m. Middle States Accreditation Town Hall
Alumni Auditorium, MSU
Nov. 9 7:30 p.m.  KU Presents! Pirates of Penzance 
Schaeffer Auditorium
Date Time Event
Nov. 3 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. West Chester 
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Nov. 4 1 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (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 .