Daily Brief

Sept. 7, 2023

left to right Drs. Chambliss, Setliff, Hawkinson


Setliff and Wong Named Recipients of 2023 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards

Dr. Gregory Setliff, biology, and Dr. Wing Hong Tony Wong, mathematics, have been awarded Kutztown University's 2023 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards for their extraordinary research and scholarship endeavors. The awards were presented during the university's Faculty and Staff Convocation and Celebration Friday, Aug. 25. The Chambliss Faculty Research Award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeriti of physical science, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once within a person's career.

University Relations

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

Photo of the Kutztown Pipe Band.

Bagpipes Calling

Enjoy an evening of the powerful music of the Great Highland Bagpipes brought to you by the Kutztown Pipe Band 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, Schaeffer Auditorium. This presentation will feature music and educational explanations of this fascinating instrument and the distinct culture of Scotland. All ages are welcome and questions from the audience are encouraged. The event is free and no registration is required. Join us for an unforgettable evening.
The Kutztown Pipe Band is a student club at Kutztown University and a nonprofit group in the Borough of Kutztown. Band members are a diverse group of individuals, including faculty, staff and students from Kutztown University, members from local schools, and residents of the Borough of Kutztown and nearby communities. Visit www.kutztownpipeband.com for more information.

Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences/Kutztown Pipe Band

Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) Fall 2023 Cookie Chats

The Center for Engaged Learning is happy to announce the first of our Fall 2023 Cookie Chats, "Take Note" 11-11:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, CEL Center, 6 Rohrbach Library. How can we help students take better notes to support their learning? Join us along with Deb Sailsbery from the Department of Elementary, Middle Level, Library and Technologies Education (EMLT), as she shows us how she uses sketchnoting in her courses. We'll also be joined by Jessica Smith from the Center for Student Success and Academic Excellence, who will share how Tutoring Services helps students develop notetaking skills. Bring examples or ideas from your own courses to join in the conversation. Our featured cookie will be a molasses crinkle.
"Planning, Perseverance, and Publications - Not Perfection" will be held 11-11:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, CEL Center, 6 Rohrbach Library. Academic writing and publishing are a significant commitment of time and energy. In this cookie chat, Dr. Albert Fu will share tips and strategies for having a publication pipeline despite KU's 4/4 load. We invite others to share experiences on writing, revision and dealing with peer reviewers. The featured cookie will be a coconut macaroon.
Center hours for the fall semester are:
- 9 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. Monday.
- 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.
- 1-4 p.m. Wednesday.
- 9-11 a.m. Thursday.

Center for Engaged Learning


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

One more very hot day before temperatures begin to slowly step down beginning tomorrow. Until then, mostly sunny, hot, and humid with highs around 91. Watch for an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm in a few spots.


Academic Chairs and Secretaries List

The updated Academic Department Chairs and Secretaries list has been uploaded to the Provost, Academic Affairs website under Resources and Forms/Faculty and Staff Resources.

Anne Imschweiler, Office of the Provost

Veterans Liaisons in Key Offices

The Veterans Liaisons for the Fall 2023 semester can be found at the link provided. Please contact these liaisons for veteran and military-affiliated student assistance relevant to the liaison’s office and function. KU Military & Veterans Services is also a helpful resource. Do not hesitate to contact us at 610-683-4228.

Tania Brown, Military & Veterans Services

New Students Using Military Benefits

KU Military & Veterans Services will host extended orientation and onboarding for all new military, veteran and military-affiliated students to ensure their required paperwork has been submitted. Avoid delays in military benefit payments, provide important updates and resolve any issues. If you know a student who is using military benefits, please encourage attendance. Our mission is a smooth transition. Thank you for your support.

Tania Brown, Military & Veterans Services

Food for Thought: Wheel Throwing Workshop with Victoria Baron

Do you wish you had something to pour maple syrup from beside a sticky bottle? Or maybe you wish you had a salad bowl that could fit enough kale for your daily serving of folate. In this workshop, we will use the pottery wheel to create functional pieces with our favorite foods and beverages in mind. These can be as simple as a salad bowl, or as complex as a breakfast set with a teapot and pouring vessel for your maple syrup. We will cover basic wheel throwing and combining multiple components to create more complex pieces 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 20 to Nov. 8, 108 Sharadin Arts Building. Cost is $125 one-time fee per person for the entire eight-week workshop. All skill levels are welcome. Contact kuclayclub@gmail.com for more information or to reserve your spot.

Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Clay Club

Lambda Theta Phi Back-To-School Supply Drive

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Incorporated will be holding a Back-To-School Supply Drive through Friday, Sept. 15 to collect essential back to school supplies for the Opportunity House in Reading, Pa. We will have three drop off locations available for your convenience: Multicultural Center lobby; Stratton Administration Center lobby; and the McFarland Student Union information desk. Monetary donations can be made at www.opphouse.org/donate. Thank you for your support.

Amanda Garcia, McFarland Student Union

Earn up to $300 by Joining PSECU Today

Kutztown University faculty and staff are eligible to join PSECU. Earn up to $300 when you join and meet promo requirements. Ready to Level Up your banking?

Yamile Jimenez, PSECU


Business Idea Competition Orientation Session

The Kutztown University Business Idea Competition provides students of all disciplines an opportunity to develop their creative business ideas, receive valuable feedback from business professionals, and a chance to win up to $2,500. Finalists will present their business ideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs.  Please encourage your students to attend one of our two orientation sessions being held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, or 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 201 de Francesco Building.

Kaitie Bowen, College of Business

Call for Proposals for Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference

Call for proposals for the 2023 Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference: "Advocacy in Action." We cordially invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, activists and independent scholars to prepare presentations for the 7th annual Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference at Kutztown University Friday, Oct. 6. We encourage professionals from a wide variety of fields to submit a presentation proposal. Proposals are due Friday, Sept. 15. We are looking for presentations and workshops with specific learning outcomes focused on the topics of social justice, healthcare, education, academic research, politics and advocacy as it relates to the LGBT community. Please submit proposals through our Form on ENGAGE.

Diane Biehl, LGBTQ+ Resource Center

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Sept. 7 11 a.m. KU Philosophy Club
312 MSU
Sept. 7 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Sept. 7 4-6 p.m. Art Opening Reception
Miller Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building
Sept. 11 5 p.m. Walk with Wynnie
President's Residence, patio
Sept. 12 10 a.m. Anthropology and Sociology Open House
464 Old Main (fourth-floor D-wing)
Sept. 14 11 a.m. Faculty Promotion Information Session
Sept. 14 11 a.m. Fall Cookie Chat
CEL, 6 Rohrbach Library
Sept. 14 7-9 p.m. Bagpipes Calling
Schaeffer Auditorium 

Free Golden Bear Football Tickets

Cheer on the Golden Bears against Mercyhurst. KU faculty and staff get four free tickets to regular season home football games. Access by logging in for tickets with your KU login Once you have an account set up, you will also have access to discounted or free tickets to other campus events. Contact boxoffice@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4092 with questions.

KU Box Office

Date Time Event
Sept. 8 3 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Bentley
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video)
Sept. 9 11 a.m. M/W Tennis vs. Chestnut Hill
Keystone Courts
Sept. 9 2 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Mansfield
Andre Reed Stadium (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 , 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

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 .