Daily Brief

Oct. 5, 2022

KU Steel Drum Band

KU Steel Drum Band

The KU Steel Drum Band performed at the Olivet Boys and Girls Club Clinton Site, Reading, for their Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration on Sept. 30. This performance was the kick-off to a new program where select music education majors from the steel band will travel to Olivet each week to instruct a beginner steel drum band. At the end of the semester, this youth steel band from Olivet will travel to the new Center for Mallet Percussion Research to perform side-by-side with the KU Steel Band.  

Frank Kumor, Music

Juliet Njoroge

Njoroge of Pennsylvania SBDC Awarded America's SBDC Top 40 Under 40

Juliet Njoroge, the lead office budget analyst for the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center, received recognition from America’s SBDC as one of the recipients of the “Top 40 under 40” award for 2021. Sponsored by Thryv, the Top 40 under 40 awards were created as a recognition of SBDC staff from across the national network who demonstrate innovation, leadership and commitment to the SBDC mission. Njoroge joined the Pennsylvania SBDC family in 2018. Through her tenure, she has remained committed to the SBDC network, maintaining and overseeing the financial management of the Pennsylvania Lead Office center. 

Francene Dudziec, Pennsylvania SBDC


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

Low pressure continues to be a nuisance. More rain throughout the day. Conditions should begin to improve by late afternoon to early evening. High temperature near 61.


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, Oct. 5, 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

Faculty First Thursday

Please join us for a Faculty First Thursday presentation by Tim Betz, professor of art history, 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 13G Schaeffer. Betz will talk about his upcoming book "Making History: Makerspaces at Museums and History Sites." Topics to be discussed include the power of learning a historic process as a teaching and research tool and the importance of preserving historic trades as intangible cultural heritage. This free presentation is open to the entire university community and is presented by the Office of the Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Headshots

University Marketing is offering free professional headshots for any KU faculty or staff member who would like a new or updated photo. Stop by Alumni Auditorium, 183 McFarland Student Union, to get your photo taken anytime during the following dates/times:
- Noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6
- 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14
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 Marketing

    KU Custodial Appreciation Day

    KU Custodial Appreciation Day is 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, Sharadin Lobby and 11 p.m. to midnight Old Main Concourse. Everyone is welcome to come and support our hard-working custodians who keep our workplaces clean. Enjoy coffee, cake and take a moment to thank your custodian. A clean workplace makes everyone more productive and efficient. Come out and join the celebration.

    Well-being Committee

    Noon Faculty/Staff Basketball

    If you might be interested in playing pick-up, full-court basketball at lunchtime, send an email to Dan Spiegel at spiegel@kutztown.edu for details. We play at noon Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as during school breaks. 

    Dan Spiegel, CSIT

    Upcoming Events
    Date Time Event
    Oct. 5 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
    Old Main Concourse
    Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! - Sam Bush Band
    Schaeffer Auditorium
    Oct. 6 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
    13G Schaeffer
    Oct. 6 Noon Faculty Staff Headshots
    183 McFarland Student Union
    Oct. 6 2 p.m. Dana Morykan Retirement Reception
    109 Stratton Administration Center
    Oct. 6 4 p.m. University Senate
    103 Academic Forum
    Oct. 7 10 a.m. Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference
    218 McFarland Student Union
    Oct. 10 All Day Fall Break: No Classes;
    Administrative Offices Open
    Oct. 11 4:30 p.m. Philosophy Guest Speaker - Richard Swinburne
    103 Academic Forum
    Oct. 12 1 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
    Sharadin Lobby
    Oct. 12 11 p.m. KU Custodial Appreciation Day
    Old Main Concourse
    Oct. 17 7 p.m. Tips for Identity Theft Protection
    312 McFarland Student Union

    Date Time Event
    Oct. 7 7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Millersville
    Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
    Oct. 8 12 p.m. Football vs. Bloomsburg
    Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Radio)
    Oct. 8 1 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. West Chester
    Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)
    Oct. 8 6 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. East Stroudsburg
    Keystone Field (Live Stats | Live Video)
    Oct. 8 6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Mansfield
    Andre Reed Stadium (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.