Daily Brief

Nov. 20, 2023

Field Hockey Wins KU's First NCAA National Championship; Celebration Tuesday

Jillian Buchman and Greenleigh McGehee scored second-half goals as third-ranked and third-seeded Kutztown University field hockey erased a 1-0 deficit late in the third quarter and held on to defeat top-ranked and the number-one seed, East Stroudsburg 2-1 Sunday afternoon, Nov. 19, in the NCAA Division II national championship game at Grappone Stadium in Manchester, N.H. Kutztown finishes a historic season, setting the program record for wins in a season with 19, setting a new record in shutouts with 14 and playing in just the program's second-ever national championship game, first in 26 years, while earning the first trophy. Mark your calendar and celebrate with the team 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Room, McFarland Student Union.

Sports Information

KU BEARS Research Presented to The Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, John Shrader Chapter 21

Undergraduate student, Rebekah Underwood, performed geophysical surveys at the Historic Douglas House and White Horse Tavern in Douglassville during the summer of 2023 as part of a KU Bears research project. This work entailed several days of data collection with ground-penetrating radar and magnetometry to produce detailed geophysical maps of subsurface variations and structures. Rebekah presented the results of her project to the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, John Schrader Chapter 21 Wednesday, Nov. 15. These results will be used to guide future archaeological excavations.

Dr. Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences Department


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

Strong high pressure near the Ontario-Quebec border will give us sunny skies. Clouds will be on the increase come afternoon and evening. High temperature near 46.


Golden Bears Win. Special 40% Off Apparel and Gift at KU Campus Store

Save 40% off apparel and gift today, Monday, Nov. 20, at the KU Campus Store. In-store and online.

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store


The Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production is saddened to share that professor Cara Cotellese's mother, Vivian Speca, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the age of 85. Obituary and service details can be found here. Cards may be sent to the department.

Cherilyn Barnett, Cinema, Television and Media Production

International Collective Debut Performance

Dr. Aileen Razey, Department of Music, invites the community to a unique cross-collaborative performance 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, Scheaffer Auditorium. Faculty and guest artists combine new music (clarinet and double bass), electronics, contemporary dance and staging for a new musical experience.

Aileen Razey, Department of Music

Adjusted Hours: MSU

McFarland Student Union hours:
- 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.
- 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.
- Closed Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26.

MSU Operations

Adjusted Hours: Rohrbach Library

Rohrbach Library will operate under the following hours for the week of Thanksgiving:
 - 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday, Nov. 20.
 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.
 - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22.
 - Closed Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25.
 - 6 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Nov. 26.

Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Adjusted Hours: Student Recreation Center

Student Recreation Center hours: 
 - 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 22.
 - Closed Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25.
Keystone Pool hours: 
 - 8-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.
 - 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. 
 - Closed Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25.

Tracy Turner, Recreational Center

Adjusted Hours: Center for Engaged Learning

Please note the reduced hours for the Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) during the week of Nov. 20:
 - 2-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20.
 - 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21.
 - Closed Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Center for Engaged Learning

AFSCME Membership Meeting

In accordance with the AFSCME International Constitution, nominations and election for president, vice president, recording secretary, secretary-treasurer, (3) executive board members, (1) one-year trustee, (1) two-year trustee and (1) three-year trustee will be held at the next general membership meeting 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 200 Academic Forum.

Joyce James, Facilities

Seeking Feedback on KU's Institutional Priorities

The Middle States Steering Committee seeks feedback from faculty, staff and students on KU’s institutional priorities. The selection of institutional priorities that matter to the institution is key to ensuring that the Middle States Self-Study Report and process are informative, insightful and valuable. Institutional priorities should therefore be forward-looking and related to the university's mission. Four institutional priorities were shared at a recent Town Hall meeting Thursday, Nov. 9. Please follow the link to provide your feedback on our four institutional priorities by Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Gregory P. Shelley, Middle States Steering Committee


Cookie Chat

Establishing or reestablishing your scholarship and creative work is important for faculty members. As we transition into new jobs, new role and new areas of growth, our scholarly growth must transition as well. Co-hosts Dr. Mauricia John, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Dr. George Sirrakos, Department of Secondary Education, share their experiences and explore ways to establish a scholarship at a teaching-focused institution 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 6 Rohrbach Library. As always, all faculty are welcome. New and pre-tenure faculty are encouraged to attend. The featured cookie will be "brown butter." If the time does not work, please attend via Zoom. For more information, visit the event page.

Center for Engaged Learning

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 20 5 p.m. AFSCME Memebership Meeting
200 Academic Forum
Nov. 21 11 a.m. Field Hockey National Championship Celebration
Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Room, MSU
Nov. 21 6 p.m. International Collective Debut Performance 
Scheaffer Auditorium
Nov. 23 All Day Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed
Nov. 24 All Day Thanksgiving Recess
University Closed

Football Runs Past Virginia Union, Advances to NCAA Second Round

Kutztown blitzed NCAA Division II's top-ranked rushing defense for 210 yards on the ground and scored the first 28 points on its way to a commanding, 38-14 victory over No. 13 Virginia Union in the first round of the NCAA DII Championship Saturday afternoon, Nov. 18 at Andre Reed Stadium. The Golden Bears defeated their second consecutive nationally ranked opponent after downing then No. 4 Slippery Rock, 31-7, in the PSAC Championship game last week. KU previously defeated back-to-back ranked opponents in 2011 and 2021. Kutztown also reached 10 wins in a season for the fifth time in program history and the third time in the last four seasons under current head coach Jim Clements. Kutztown will now travel to Charleston (W.Va.) to face the 24th-ranked and Mountain East Conference champion Golden Eagles in a second-round game next Saturday, Nov. 25, at a time to be determined.

Sports Information

Field Hockey's Gatehouse Honored with NCAA Elite 90 Award

Sarah Gatehouse is the recipient of the Elite 90 award for the 2023 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship, announced Thursday evening, Nov. 16, at the annual banquet at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester, N.H. Gatehouse, a senior, sport management major, is a multi-year PSAC Scholar-Athlete, D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award winner, NFHCA Scholar of Distinction and NFHCA National Academic Squad and Dean's List member, boasting a perfect 4.0 GPA. On Friday, Nov. 3, at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's final four at East Stroudsburg, Gatehouse was awarded the PSAC Champion Scholar award for the second straight year.

Sports Information

Nov. 25 TBD Football at Charleston (W.Va.)
NCAA Second Round
Charleston, W.Va.

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