Daily Brief

Sept. 25, 2023

Sheperis to Co-Host Seminar on Preparing Students for Collaborative Practice

Dr. Carl Sheperis, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies, will present at the 2023 Nexus Summit, Wednesday, Sept. 27. The presentation title, “The Classroom and Beyond: Preparing Students for Collaborative Practice,” will cover topics including: AI involvement and transparency in diagnosis and treatment planning; Addressing public mistrust of AI through community education; Integration of AI into healthcare education and competencies; Ensuring global participation and equity in AI integration; AI applications in clinical education, mental health and disaster response and potential disruptions to medical specialties.

University Relations

Jennifer Castro Begins as Director of Admissions

Jennifer Castro ’05, M’09 has been appointed the new director of Admissions at Kutztown University. A KU graduate, Castro comes to KU from Lehigh University in Bethlehem and brings more than 15 years of admissions experience. She begins at KU Monday, Sept. 25.

University Relations

Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers

90’s favorite The Wallflowers with Jakob Dylan brings their new album to the stage 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, Schaeffer Auditorium. Jakob Dylan has forged his own path as a gifted musician, not only as the lead singer and primary songwriter for the band he founded in 1989 but also as a solo performer and recording artist. The Wallflowers’ breakthrough 1996 album, “Bring Down the Horse,” produced the number-one single, “One Headlight,” which won two Grammy Awards in 1998. Rolling Stone selected the song as “one of the greatest pop songs of all time.” KU faculty and staff can access discounted tickets by logging in for tickets with their MyKU log-in.

KU Presents!


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

Remnants of Ophelia slowly move east. Rain will stick around for the morning but should begin to ease by afternoon. Cool temperatures due to the northerly winds and ample atmospheric and ground moisture. High temperature near 62.


President's Open Hour

Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 301 Stratton Administration Center. President Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. If you are planning to stop by, please call the Office of the President, 610-683-4101 to RSVP.

Office of the President

The Frederick Douglass Institute Welcomes You Back

Join The Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) for our fall open house 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, Multicultural Center. We will have games, giveaways, refreshments and information on this year's programming. Faculty interested in sending their students can contact fdouglass@kutztown.edu for special accommodations. We hope to see you there.

Amber Pabon, Frederick Douglass Institute


Early Alert Progress Survey Available - Registration Link Corrected

The Fall 2023 Early Alert Progress Survey will be available for faculty in Starfish beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19, and will remain open through Thursday, Sept. 28. Faculty are encouraged to use the survey to send kudos to students as words of encouragement, to acknowledge good work, and to reinforce student success early in the semester. Faculty can also raise flags of concern for attendance issues, missing/late or low-scoring assignments, or submit a fully customized academic concern flag. Every kudos and flag template has the option to add custom content; two options are completely customizable. All message templates can be viewed in Starfish D2L. Please email starfish@kutztown.edu with questions or

Cheryl Brattley, The Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence

New Cookie Chat Added

"From discussion bore to discussion cure: Make your discussion boards meaningful," will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, CEL 6 Rohrbach Library. Featured cookie: chocolate chip.
Discussion boards can be great tools for facilitating student learning in classes. They can also be tricky pedagogical tools to implement effectively. How can we make discussion boards more engaging and supportive as inclusive student learning communities? In this chat, Dr. Amber Pabon, Secondary Education and the Frederick Douglass Institute, will share her experience in structuring effective, supportive discussion boards. We invite you to bring examples of discussion board successes and challenges from your courses.

Center for Engaged Learning

Call for Presentations PASSHE STEM Research Conference

2023 PASSHE STEM Student Research Conference, will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at Kutztown University. The conference offers opportunities to all PASSHE students (undergraduate and graduate) to present any research they have conducted in the STEM disciplines* listed below. The conference is currently being organized as in-person and will feature a keynote speaker, oral and poster presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, awards for oral and poster presentations, lunch and refreshments. Please encourage your students to register at  https://mykucrm.kutztown.edu/register/STEM2023. Submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Contact: Dr. Brooks Emerick, bemerick@kutztown.edu.

Brooks K Emerick, Department of Mathematics

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 25 3 p.m. CEL Advisory Board Meeting 
6 Rohrbach Library
Sept. 26 11 a.m.  Frederick Douglass Institute Open House 
Multicultural Center 
Sept. 27  7:30 p.m. The Wallflower with Jakob Dylan
Schaeffer Auditorium
Sept. 30 All Day Family Day
Oct. 1 2 p.m. KU Presents! Sugar Skull
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 5 10 a.m. CEL Discussion
6 Rohrbach Library
Date Time Event
Sept. 25 10 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Daemen
Keystone Court
Sept. 25 10 a.m.  Men's Tennis vs. Daemen
Keystone Court
Sept. 27 5 p.m.  Women's Swimming vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena
Sept. 27  7 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Bloomsburg
Keystone Field (Live Video | Live Stats
Sept. 29  Noon  Men's Tennis vs. Jefferson
Keystone Court
Sept. 29 Noon  Women's Tennis vs. Jefferson
Keystone Court
Sept. 30 10:30 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Moravian
Keystone Court
Sept. 30 10:30 a.m.  Men's Tennis vs Moravian 
Keystone Court
Sept. 30 Noon Football vs. East Stroudsburg
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Video | Live Stats)
Sept. 30 1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Mansfield 
Keystone Field (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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