Daily Brief

Oct. 25, 2023

Admissions Welcome Center

Kutztown University has begun its latest building renovation on campus, transforming the Poplar House into the new Kutztown University Admissions Welcome Center to greet prospective students and their families. The new facility is expected to open Spring 2025. Located at the entrance to campus, at the corner of Kutztown Rd. and College Blvd., the new Admissions Welcome Center will include a renovation of the Poplar House and a new 10,300 square foot addition. The new addition will include a lobby and gathering space with a reception/information counter with interactive displays and kiosks; a large multi-purpose meeting room, capable of both table seating for receptions or lecture style layout for presentations; a catering kitchen to support special events; offices for a portion of admissions department staff; and a lounge for student tour guides. The facility will also include state-of-the-art HVAC, lighting and audio/visual features.

University Relations

1866 Minute Giving Challenge logo

The Countdown Starts Now

The 1866 Minute Giving Challenge is underway from 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25. to 2:06 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 and focuses on supporting all things KU. This is your GOLDEN opportunity to be a part of the impact by making a gift to what you love at KU. There are plenty of KU organizations, projects, programs, clubs and athletic teams to support. Gifts to your specific cause can be made online, over the phone, by check/cash and by mail. To view the full list of participants and to make a gift, visit www.kuf.org.

Jillian Lovejoy, KU Foundation

Charles Moody

Charles Moody Retirement Celebration

Please join us at the retirement celebration for Charles Moody to honor 16 years of hard work and service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 203 Stratton Administration Center. 

Jennifer Davis, IT


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

High pressure in place will make for a sunny day. High temperature near 71.


Health Vibes 2023 Annual Health Expo

Join us for the Annual Health Expo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, McFarland Student Union Building. Campus and local communities are invited. This event will include free fitness assessments, over 25 wellness vendors, dance performances beginning at 11:30 a.m., a push-up contest, light refreshments, and free giveaways. Be Golden with Health Vibes.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, Health & Wellness Services

Faculty First Thursday Presentation

"Red Card Qatar: Human Rights Protests" by Megan O'Byrne, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Historically, social movements have taken various forms: loud, public, embodied, online, violent and nonviolent. In the 2022 World Cup, silent dissent spoke loudly, calling out FIFA rules, Qatari injustices and Iranian misogyny. These moments of mouth covering, kneeling, muted silence, wearing black, flag waving and so many more quiet acts made a clear rhetorical argument not only for the rights of people but for the rights of players as socio-cultural actors. In this chapter, we will examine the rhetorics of silent dissent as demonstrated by the actions of some of the most famous players of the world’s most popular game and their fans. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. Refreshments for attendees only will be served 10:30-11 a.m. Please join us.

Joselyn Wynter, College of Visual and Performing Arts


Deadline Extended: Call for Presentations

PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference will take place 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, McFarland Student Union Building. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. This is a great opportunity for students to present their work and connect with students and faculty from other PASSHE universities. This conference features a keynote speech from KU alumni Caelan Brooks, oral presentation and poster sessions, presentation awards in different categories and free refreshments and lunch at no cost for presenting students as well as their mentors.

Brooks K. Emerick, Department of Mathematics

Important Reminder to Faculty About Advisement

Kate Peffley (peffley@kutztown.edu) and/or Briana Zdradzinski (zdradzin@kutztown.edu) are available for questions and assistance with transfer courses as faculty work with transfer students for advisement and course registration.

Benjamin Trout, Registrar's Office

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Oct. 26 10 a.m. Annual Health Expo
Oct. 26 11 a.m. University Curriculum Committee
Oct. 26 11:15 a.m. Open Forum: Director International Education Search
Mini Auditorium, 116 MSU
Oct. 26 3 p.m. Open Hour with the Provost
Old Main Concourse
Oct. 26 4 p.m. "A Call to Question" Reception
Miller Gallery
Oct. 26 6:30 p.m. Sue Coe and Adam DelMarcelle Lecture
120 Sharadin Art Building
Oct. 26 7 p.m. Planetarium Show: "The Sun: Our Living Star"
Grim Science Building
Oct. 27 2 p.m. Sustainability Summit
101 de Francesco Building 
Oct. 27 4 p.m. "A Shadow That Broke the Light"
Miller Gallery
Oct. 27 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Marimba
Wells-Rapp Center
Oct. 28 All Day Homecoming
Oct. 30 11:15 a.m. Open Forum: Director International Education Search
312 MSU
Oct. 31 11 a.m. CEL Discussion
6 Rohrbach Library
Oct. 31 6 p.m.  Outdoor Rock Concert (weather permitting)
Alumni Plaza
Nov. 1 9 a.m. Mobile Mammogram
Student Recreation Center Parking Lot
Nov. 1 1:30 p.m. Charlie Moody Retirement Celebration
203 Stratton Administration Center
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Faculty and Staff Headshots
195 MSU
Nov. 2 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
120 Sharadin Arts Building 
Date Time Event
Oct. 28 Noon Women's Swimming vs. ESU and California (Pa.)
Keystone Pool
Oct. 28 2 p.m. Football vs. Millersville
Andre Reed Stadium (Video| Stats | Audio)

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.

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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 Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact 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 e-mail at .