Daily Brief

Nov. 13, 2023

Professor Inducted into Steinway and Sons Teacher Hall of Fame

Dr. Maria Asteriadou, professor of piano and chamber music at Kutztown University, has been inducted into the esteemed Steinway and Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony, recognizing her outstanding commitment to piano instruction, took place Thursday, Oct. 5 at the prestigious Historic Steinway factory in New York City.

University Relations

Veterans Day Flag-Raising Ceremony

President Hawkinson and interim dean of students Jerry Schearer joined KU's Student Veterans Association and ROTC Saturday morning, Nov. 11, for their annual flag-raising ceremony to honor Veterans Day.

University Relations


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

Canadian high pressure anchored in place. Ample sunshine for the day. An approaching shortwave may produce some patchy cloud cover by the afternoon. High temperature near 50.


Open Hour with Provost

Faculty, staff and students are invited to drop by and chat with Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, provost, during her open office hour 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Old Main concourse. Faculty and staff who would like to have a conversation, but for whom this time does not work, are welcome to contact the Office of the Provost at 610-683-4155 to schedule a time to meet.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

CEL Professional Learning Opportunity for Faculty

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) invites faculty to apply for a professional development opportunity focusing on Universal Design Learning (UDL). The goal is to provide KU faculty with the skills and knowledge that help facilitate the institutionalization of equity, inclusion and diversity at KU through applying the principles of UDL. The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 22. For more information, visit the CEL Events webpage.

Center for Engaged Learning

Pawbucks Sale 20% Off

Visit the KU Campus Store to save 20% on apparel and gifts Monday, Nov. 13. In-store and online. Excludes other sales and discounts.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Leave Donations Requested

AFSCME, OPEIU, SPFPA, POA and management employees can donate annual or personal leave to designated employees with a qualifying catastrophic illness/injury. Dawn Schadler (CW1, Housing) has qualified and requested donations. Go to Human Resources>Forms>Benefits for the "Leave Donation Form." For more information on the leave donation program click here. 

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

World Philosophy Day at KU with Guest Speaker, Dr. Derrick Darby

The Department of Philosophy and Government presents the 11th annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture on "Remembering Rustin and Addressing Humanity's Challenges," by Professor Derrick Darby, Henry Rutgers distinguished professor, Department of Philosophy Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, Schaeffer Auditorium. This lecture will extract lessons from Bayard Rustin's life as a political organizer to offer prescriptions of how we can work together across our identity differences to address racism, economic inequality, climate change and other grand challenges. This lecture is supported by the President's Strategic Initiatives Program and Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Persons with a disability, call 610-683-4108 (TDD: 610-683-4499) or email accommodation@kutztown.edu. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Dr. M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy and Government

National Geography Awareness Week Movie Night

In celebration of 2023 National Geography Awareness Week: "The Power of Place," the Department of Geography will host a movie night with the showing of "Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World (2021)" 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 145 Boehm Science Building. Please join us in watching this critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning documentary film which follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices and take essential action to address our ongoing climate crisis. Admission is free. All are welcome to attend this event. Co-sponsored by the Rohrbach Library.

Dr. Mathias J. Le Bossé, Geography

Get Lit

Celebrate your well-being. Faculty and staff are welcome to join us at the coffee and tea station 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, Old Main lobby.

Anne Imschweiler, KU Well-Being Committee

Transgender Day of Remembrance

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance Monday, Nov. 20, there will be a memorial display Nov. 13-17, Brass Rail Gallery, MSU. This display honors the transgender individuals whose lives were taken too soon this year, due to acts of transphobia and hate. This year will sadly include one of our own, Ryan Padovani '22. To submit your words, art and/or a poem in his memory, please do so here.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

KUR Speaks with Keith Brintzenhoff of the Kutztown Folk Music Society

Keith Brintzenhoff is a well-known expert on Pennsylvania Dutch culture around Kutztown and Kutztown University and is involved in the Kutztown Folk Music Society, an organization that hosts musical guests at St. Paul's UCC monthly from October through May. KUR recorded a podcast with Keith today highlighting this season’s Kutztown Folk Music Society events.

Mike Regensburger, Campus Radio

Period Product Donations Needed

The Women’s Center and KU Food Pantry are in need of period products. Donations can be dropped off at Boxwood House, Community Outreach Center or St. Barnabus Church. This Period Product Drive ends Monday, Nov. 13. Free self-care items are available for all students during the semester 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

AFSCME Increases

Eligible current AFSCME employees will see a retroactive increase on the pay of Friday, Nov. 17. This is due to the July 1, 2023 general pay increase included in the new contract. The new employee contribution rates for health insurance are also included. Please see the AFSCME CBA for more information.

Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources

AFSCME Holiday Party

Attention AFSCME 2234 Members, the 2023 Members Holiday Party will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, Janelle’s Restaurant and Catering Hall. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 20. Invitations have been sent. If you have not received your invitation, please email Veronique Vlaun at vlaun@kutztown.edu. We are dealing with an incomplete list and would love for you to attend.

Veronique Vlaun, AFSCME

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 13 Noon Graduate School Fair
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. World Philosophy Day Lecture
Schaeffer Auditorium 
Nov. 14 6 p.m. "The Power of Place" Documentary Film
145 Boehm
Nov. 15 All Day Well-Being Day
Campus (Website)
Nov. 15 2 p.m. Indigenous and Native Showcase 
218 MSU
Nov. 15 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Old Main Concourse
Nov. 15 6 p.m. Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Football Wins PSAC Championship, Qualifies for NCAA Tournament

Darryl Davis-McNeil ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns and the Kutztown University defense kept No. 4 Slippery Rock off the board until the final minute as the Golden Bears clinically dismantled the previously unbeaten Rock, 31-7, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship game Saturday afternoon at Andre Reed Stadium. The victory lifted Kutztown to its third PSAC crown all-time and second under current head coach Jim Clements in the last three years. It was also the Golden Bears' first-ever win against a top-five nationally ranked opponent. Sunday night, KU was selected as the No. 3 seed in Super Region One in the NCAA Tournament. KU will host Virginia Union in the first round noon Saturday, Nov. 18, Andre Reed Stadium. It is Kutztown's fourth NCAA playoff appearance in the last five seasons and sixth in program history.

Sports Information

Field Hockey Wins Saturday Night, Advances to NCAA Final Four

Breann Craley and Jillian Buchman put third-seeded Kutztown University field hockey in front on two separate occasions as the Golden Bears took down sixth-seeded Pace University 2-1 Saturday night in an NCAA first-round game at Andre Reed Stadium. Kutztown will now advance to the NCAA national semifinals, where it will take on the number two seed Shippensburg 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, Manchester, N.H. The national championship game will be Sunday, Nov. 19.

Sports Information

Championship T-Shirt

In celebration of football's PSAC Championship, purchase your limited-edition championship t-shirt online through the KU Campus Store.

Sports Information

Date Time Event
Nov. 15 6 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Georgian Court
Keystone Arena (Video | Stats)
Nov. 17 5 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg (NCAA National Semifinal)
Manchester, N.H.
Nov. 18 Noon Football vs. Virginia Union (NCAA First Round)
Andre Reed Stadium
Nov. 18 1 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Jefferson
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 .