Daily Brief

Sept. 28, 2023

Council of Trustees Issues Resolution in Recognition of Charles Blocksidge at Thursday's September Meeting

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees recognized trustee Charles Blocksidge ’65 with a resolution to highlight the council’s September board meeting Thursday afternoon.

University Relations

Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Adventure

KU Presents! Family Series opens 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 with "Sugar Skull." Join 12-year-old Vita Flores, a first-generation Mexican-American girl who is disconnected from her parents’ culture. When she wants to celebrate Halloween like her friends, her mother insists on celebrating the Day of the Dead. It features authentic Mexican songs and folkloric dances performed by three actors, two dancers and three musicians. See how Vita learns to deal with loss while celebrating the legacy of family members who have left us. KU faculty and staff can access discounted tickets by logging in for tickets with their MyKU log-in.

KU Presents!

FDI Scholar Dr. Sotomayor Hosts a Plática

The Frederick Douglass Institute shares with the Kutztown University campus community an exciting event in honor of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month. Dr. Sotomayor will facilitate a plática with the cast of the KU Presents! musical theatrical performance "Sugar Skull: A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure," 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, Multicultural Center. Sotomayor and the cast will discuss the bilingual and bicultural performance experience, intergenerational importance and the historical and contemporary significance of the celebration of Día de Muertos in the United States. This hour-long plática will engage an artistic perspective through visual culture, music, language and larger social issues pertinent to marginalized populations in our region and border countries. FDI hopes faculty, staff and students will participate in this event. 

Amber Pabon, Frederick Douglass Institute

Eight students

Come to Ignite Kutztown

Ignite Kutztown will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 135 Rickenbach Learning Center. Presentations are open to all and entry is free. Please join us to hear many presentations including:
- Liz Hamilton Quay, "Threading the Needle: How I Discovered Textiles."
- Caecelia Holt, “All That Glitters Isn't Zero Waste.”
- Jonathan Shaw, "Crusty Death Metal."
- Ethan Bortz, "Gum."
We hope to see you there.

Emily Cripe, Communication Studies


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

A weak disturbance will increase clouds today with a chance of an afternoon shower. Highs still cool at around 64.


KU Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition

The Miller Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition of the semester: The KU Art Faculty Exhibition. It is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs until Sunday, Oct. 8. Gallery hours are:
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
- 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

Karen Stanford, College of Visual and Performing Arts


University Senate Meeting

The upcoming University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 103 Academic Forum. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website. Minutes and documentation are available in the October 2023 SharePoint folder. Please email any Senate representative changes to senate@kutztown.edu.

Lisa Frye, University Senate

Fall 2023 SRI Dates

APSCUF and the provost's office have confirmed the following dates for SRIs this semester.
-Oct. 2 to Oct. 15: First half courses: Weeks 6 and 7.
-Nov. 6 to Dec. 3: Regular courses: Weeks 11-14.
-Nov. 20 to Dec. 3: Second half courses: Weeks 13 and 14.
Information on evaluation schedules for faculty can be found on the KU APSCUF website.

Albert Fu, APSCUF

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 28 11 a.m.  University Curriculum Committee
Sept. 30 All Day Family Day
Oct. 1 2 p.m. KU Presents! Sugar Skull
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 2 1 p.m. Plática
Multicultural Center 
Oct. 2 2 p.m. President's Open Hour
301 Stratton Administration Center 
Oct. 4 7 p.m. Ignite Kutztown
135 Rickenbach Learning Center
Oct. 5 10 a.m. CEL Discussion
6 Rohrbach Library
Oct. 5 4 p.m. University Senate Meeting
103 Academic Forum
Oct. 6 10 a.m. Gender & Sexual Minorities Conference Keynote Speaker
218 McFarland Student Union
Date Time Event
Sept. 30 10:30 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Moravian
Keystone Courts
Sept. 30 10:30 a.m.  Men's Tennis vs Moravian 
Keystone Courts
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 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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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.