Daily Brief

Oct. 24, 2022

Sport Management Program Awarded Reaccreditation

With joy, the Department of Sport Management announces its achievement of a seven-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Accreditation by COSMA is a stellar achievement and a statement of the program’s continuing commitment to quality and excellence in sport management education based on agreed-upon accreditation standards. KU’s Sport Management program was the first in eastern Pennsylvania to be granted accreditation by COSMA in 2015. The Department of Sport Management would like to extend our appreciation to the students, alumni, administration and support staff for all the support provided to help lead the process to success. 

Soojin Kim, Department of Sport Management

Photo of students who participated in Dine in the Dark

Dine in the Dark

Students in the Program on Visual Impairments paired with the Berks County Vision Resource Center to host a "Dine in the Dark" at the Berkshire Country Club. More than 100 people attended and it was a great event to raise awareness of blindness. 

Nicole Johnson, Braille Bears


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

Drizzle in the morning will give way to more steady rain in the afternoon. High temperature near 64.


Sherrod to Host Chambliss Faculty Lecture

Kutztown University’s Dr. Laura Sherrod, professor of physical sciences, will present her lecture entitled, “When Science and History Converge: The Search for a Lost Revolutionary War Mass Burial” during the university’s annual Chambliss Faculty Lecture 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 183 McFarland Student Union. The lecture will also be available on Zoom.

University Relations

Lunch and Learn: Using Inclusive Language

The EMSA Professional Development Committee is proud to present the second workshop in our series, Lunch and Learn, open to all faculty and staff. Amanda Slichter, assistant director of Residence Life, will provide tips and suggestions for using inclusive language in the workplace and when interacting with students. Join us noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 223 McFarland Student Union. Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will also be provided. Please use the link below to sign up. Contact Angelica Mishra at mishra@kutztown.edu with any questions.

EMSA Professional Development Committee

Trunk or Treat

Kutztown University Athletics is sponsoring a community-wide trunk or treat 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the F6 lot (Andre Reed Stadium). Please park in the F1 lot (Stratton Building). The event is open to the public and we encourage costumes. The rain date is Thursday, Oct. 27. For more information contact Elizabeth Parkins at parkins@kutztown.edu.

Renee Hellert, Intercollegiate Athletics

PACK 4 IMPACT - Period Product Drive

The Women's Center, Social Workers and Advocates of Kutztown (SWAK) and the Community Outreach Center are taking donations of period products at our event 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 104 Unity Room, Multicultural Center. After this event, we will accept donations at the Boxwood House Women's Center until Nov. 9.  

Diane Biehl, Women's Center

HARLOween Event

On behalf of our Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services, we would like to cordially invite you to our annual HARLOween which will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, on the DMZ at Kutztown University. Campus and community members are invited to bring their children to experience a day full of fun activities, inflatables and trick-or-treat opportunities. We'll have snacks and drinks available along with the opportunity for the children to win some prizes throughout the day. Adult supervision is required for all children under the age of 18. In case of rain, this free event will be moved to 218 McFarland Student Union.

Maria N. De La Cruz, Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services

Honorary Degree Nominations

The Honorary Degree Committee seeks to recognize exceptional individuals whose distinguished contributions in the service to humanity, scholarship, government, business, creativity, science or the community are deserving of the university’s highest honor. Nominees cannot be employees of PASSHE. Send nominations or any questions to Brandon Nolt, Department of Sports Medicine, by Tuesday, Nov. 1. Please use this link to access the nomination form: Nomination Form.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

PASSHE Diversity Summit

There is still time to register for the virtual PASSHE Diversity Summit, Nov. 2-4. The summit is free and open to all students, staff and faculty. We will have an opening reception and watch party 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 183 McFarland Student Union. Please use the link below to register.

Jerry Schearer, Office of the Dean of Students

The 11th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment

The Department of Social Work invites you to the 2022 Social Work in Global Environment Virtual Conference 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 titled “Conflict, War and Peace.” We welcome students, staff, faculty and community members interested in the local-global impacts of conflict, war and peace and specifically, 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 free event. Registration and conference materials are available here. Do not miss this free and timely event.

Barth Yeboah, Department of Social Work

Thanksgiving Food Box Drive

The Kutztown University Community Outreach Center is once again hosting the Thanksgiving Food Box Drive. Collection has begun with a firm due date of 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. The Office of Student Involvement, 153 MSU, is open for deliveries from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or boxes can be picked up by our staff on Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Please email blichar@kutztown.edu to make arrangements and for more details please visit GivePulse.

Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture

The Department of Philosophy and Government is pleased to announce that professor Randall L. Kennedy will deliver the 10th annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture, "Should I Love My Country? Patriotism and the African American.” The lecture will begin 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Schaeffer Auditorium.
Professor Kennedy is the Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School and has served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. He has published extensively on race, law, and equality, including "Race, Crime, and the Law", which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1998.
For more information regarding Kennedy's visit, please contact the department either by emailing Heather Pafchek (pafchek@kutztown.edu) or by phone at 610-683-4449. 

Steve B. Lem, Department of Philosophy and Government

Attention AFSCME 2234 Members

The 2022 Members Holiday Party will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lyons Fire Company. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 4. Invitations have been sent. If you have not received your invitation, please email Veronique Vlaun (vlaun@kutztown.edu). We are dealing with an incomplete list and would love for you to attend.

Joyce James, Facilities

Everything was greatly appreciated.

The custodians would like to give a big thank you to everyone that was involved with custodian appreciation day. You all have our gratitude. Thank you again.

KU Custodian Staff


Starfish- New Resources for Faculty and Staff

Starfish D2L is now available. Modules for phase one include profile preferences, progress survey instructions, email templates and options for custom content. The Fall 2022 Midterm Progress Survey launches Oct. 25 and will remain open until Nov. 3. CET is hosting a Starfish training 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 via Zoom. Contact starfish@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4217 with any questions.

Cheryl Brattley, Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 24 Noon Lunch and Learn: Using Inclusive Language
223 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 25 4:30 p.m. Chambliss Faculty Lecture: Laura Sherrod
183 McFarland Student Union | Zoom
Oct. 25 6 p.m. Trunk or Treat
F6 Parking Lot - Andre Reed Stadium
Oct. 27 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Oct. 27 11 a.m. CET: Starfish and Student Retention
Oct. 27 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, McFarland Student Union
Oct. 28 10 a.m. Faculty Technology Listening Session
102 Academic Forum
Oct. 30 1 p.m. HARLOween Event
Date Time Event
Oct. 26 7 p.m. FH vs. Millersville
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Oct. 29 1 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Millersville
Keystone Field (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.

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 University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or 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 email at OCR@ed.gov.