Daily Brief

Oct.13, 2022

KU Presents! Bilingual "Carnival of the Animals"

The classic and humorous musical suite, "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saëns, comes to Kutztown University.  Berks County Poet Laureate Anthony Orozco presents a fresh narration in English and Spanish to the composition performed by the Kutztown University orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Peter Isaacson. Kangaroos, tortoises, elephants and even fossils make an appearance in this musical journey perfectly timed for youngsters. The hour-long concert will also include fanfare from La Péri by Paul Dukas and Norwegian Dance #1 by Edvard Grieg. Come early for old-fashioned carnival games and fun on the Schaeffer front lawn at 12:30 p.m. Carnival of the Animals will take the stage 2 p.m. Sunday, October 23, Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets are $15; free for KU Students when logging in with their KU credentials.

KU Presents!

Director of KU Presents! to Co-Host New Arts-Related Podcast

Kutztown University's director of KU Presents!, Bryan Zellmer, will co-host a new podcast set to air Wednesday, Oct. 19. entitled, “There’s No Business Like…” This podcast explores topics and discussions with leaders of the professional theatrical touring industry. The podcast can be found on many popular platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Amazon Music as well as many other apps.

University Relations


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

High pressure drifts out to sea. Clouds will be increasing throughout the day. Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected. High temperature near 68.


Road Closure South Campus Drive

South Campus Drive between Deatrick and Beck Halls, will be closed 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for manhole repairs. Thank you for your cooperation.

Kyle Mills, Facilities Maintenance

KU Campus Store Art Appreciation Day Sale

Stop in the campus store and save 10% on art supplies. VIP save 15% off their purchase of art supplies. This sale is one-day-only while supplies last and excludes other discounts. 

Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting

Please join us 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 103 Academic Forum for the monthly AFSCME membership meeting. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME

Tips for Identity Theft Protection

The fear of identity theft can be a source of stress for anyone, whether they rely on traditional means of financial management or prefer to handle most things online. Thankfully, there are some easy steps individuals can take to safeguard accounts and other personal information. Join Kelly Ann Ryan, manager of PSECU at Kutztown University, to learn helpful tips for protecting yourself from identity theft, 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 17, 312 MSU. Kelly Ann is a certified credit union financial counselor who has a passion for bringing financial education programs to students, staff and community members of Kutztown University.

Lori Lentz, Academic Affairs

Kati Newberry Joins the Office of Student Involvement

Please join the Office of Student Involvement in welcoming Kati Newberry, the new office coordinator. Kati will be working with the office on administrative tasks that support our office operations. She will provide clerical support for annual programs, student organization registration, program operations, community service, food pantry, civic engagement, Engage processes among other roles within the office. Please stop by, say hello and introduce yourself.  Kati can be reached in Student Involvement, 153 MSU, across from the KU Campus Store. Her contact information is newberry@kutztown.edu and 610-683-4848.

Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 13 11 a.m. CET: "Scholarly Research Opportunities ..."
Oct. 13 3 p.m. Open Hour with Provost
Bears Den, McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 Noon Lunch and Learn - "The State of U.S. Democracy"
250 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 17 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 Membership Meeting
103 Academic Forum
Oct. 17 7 p.m. Tips for Identity Theft Protection
312 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 18 3 p.m. "I Don't Have Time For Assessment!" Workshop
200 Graduate Center
Oct. 20 9 a.m. Annual Health Expo
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 20 3 p.m. APSCUF-KU Tenure Track and Junior Faculty Forum
224 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 21 2 p.m. Keith Haring Fitness Court Ribbon Cutting
Corner of Baldy St. and Normal Ave.
Date Time Event
Oct. 14 7 p.m. W. Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg
Keystone Arena (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.

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