Daily Brief

Oct. 12, 2023

A group of seven diverse people standing in front of a wood panelled wall (Old Main Concourse)

Sallie Redekop Scholarship Creates Opportunities for Graduate Students

The Kutztown University Foundation received a $100,000 gift from Dr. Frederick Redekop, professor of counselor education and student affairs, and his wife, Maria Smith, through the Everence Foundation. This gift, the first of its kind to the KU Foundation, enhanced the Sallie Redekop Scholarship and will provide $5,000 to 20 graduate students in the counselor education and student affairs program this academic year.  Additionally, Fred and Maria have established an endowed scholarship fund whose current value is more than $532,000. Pictured above are the inaugural group of scholarship recipients, selected in fall 2022.
“I’m grateful to Fred and Ria for their generosity,” stated Alex Ogeka, executive director of the KU Foundation. "It has been an honor to work with them to create a family legacy that helps current and future students.”
These gifts were gratefully given in memory of Sallie Bai Jiang Rogers Redekop, who is now a bright light in the firmament, a free citizen of the Kosmos.

KU Foundation


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

High pressure remains in control today with fair skies and temperatures right around average at about 67.


AFSCME Monthly Meeting

Please join us for the monthly AFSCME members meeting 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 200 Academic Forum. Light refreshments will be served.

Dave Isett, AFSCME


Ed.D. Graduate Research Forum

The Ed.D. program will be hosting the third annual Graduate Research Forum. This year, doctoral students will be presenting their research 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, Beekey Education Center. Poster sessions are a solid way for doctoral students to engage with their research in a public forum and we are looking forward to holding the event on campus this year. Please consider joining us for the forum. 

Secondary Education

Starfish for Faculty Office Hours and Advising Appointments

Starfish appointment scheduling for faculty office hours and advising appointments offers the following benefits and functionality:
- Starfish syncs with your Outlook calendar, lessens the chance of double booking appointments and simplifies the process for students to schedule using a direct link. Documenting outcomes is simple with speed notes or custom notes with the option to send a copy to the student. Students can also be sent a message for missed appointments. 
- With the advisement period quickly approaching, the timing is ideal to set up your calendar in Starfish. The basic setup takes only a few minutes to share your Outlook calendar, set up your office hours, and send your link to your advisees. 
The Starfish D2L has screenshots and directions, or if you prefer assistance, we are available to help. You can sign up for a time using this link: Starfish Faculty/Staff Training - Fall 2023 or request a time if none of the times available work with your schedule. Email starfish@kutztown.edu or call 610-683-4217 for additional assistance. 

Cheryl Brattley, Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 12 7 p.m. "Eclipse" Planetarium Show
Grim Science Building
Oct. 16 5 p.m. AFSCME Monthly Meeting
200 Academic Forum
Oct. 17 5 p.m. Graduate Research Forum
Beekey Education Center 
Oct. 17 6 p.m. Outdoor Rock Concert
(weather permitting)
Schaeffer Lawn
Date Time Event
Oct. 13 6 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live Stats)
Oct. 14 Noon Football vs. Shippensburg 
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Video | Live Audio | Live Stats)
Oct. 14 1 p.m. Women's Swimming vs. Cedar Crest
Keystone Pool
Oct. 14 4 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Lock Haven 
Keystone Arena (Live Video | Live 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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

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