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April 22, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU Sigma Delta Pi 

Students from left to right are Brianna Bush, Jayna Snyder, Jorge González Perdomo, Sarah Shiley, Luz M. Alva de la Rosa, Ivimirmary Herrera, Meganne Abbott, Peter Murray, Rebecca Lynn Hess, Rocco Mason, Julia Kristine Snyder.

Eleven Spanish majors and minors were inducted into the KU chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, National Hispanic Honor Society, on April 11. The Modern Language Studies Department is proud to honor their achievements in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, as well as their overall academic success!



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

2 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill, Keystone Field

8 p.m.

Black Flame Dance Team Showcase, Schaeffer Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

ACT Performance, Dead Man's Cell Phone, Schaeffer Litter Theater

7:30 p.m.

"White Knights in Red Square" Piano Recital, Georgian Room OM

8 p.m.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" MSU Movie Series, Alumni Auditorium MSU




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

Finally! A change in the weather! Slow moving low pressure will pass through the region. Showers and a possible thunderstorm during the day. Some storms may contain gusty winds. High temperature near 80. Winds southwest at 7-10 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts in storms.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

April 23, 1966:  Professor Henry W. Sharadin '91 passes away at the age of 93.  An 1891 graduate of Keystone State Normal School, Sharadin taught at the college for 30 years, 20 as chair of the art department.  Sharadin Arts Building is named in his honor.  He is buried in Kutztown's Hope Cemetery.   




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April 26, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Graduate Center Lobby
The campus community is invited to a Celebration Reception in honor of Dr. Robert Ziegenfus, professor of Geography, on the occasion of his retirement. We will have cake and beverages in the Graduate Center lobby from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please stop in to celebrate his amazing 34-year career here at Kutztown University and wish him well in his retirement!  See you there.
                Dorothy Siravo, secretary, Department of Geography


Female students at KU are invited to apply for the opportunity to participate in the PASSHE Women's Consortium 28th Annual Undergraduate Women's Leadership Institute! This event takes place June 5 - 9, 2016 at the McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania, about 75 miles north of Pittsburgh.  We strongly encourage applicants who exhibit the potential for leadership, rather than those female undergraduates who already possess the requisite leadership skills to positively affect their campuses and communities.  Selected participants will be expected to be enrolled at KU as an undergraduate student for 2016-2017.  The Leadership Institute for Undergraduate Women provides a forum for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to nurture the leadership potential of women students.  It creates an empowering experience for women as leaders, challenging women to realize their full potential as leaders.  Women are also connected with other women who are committed to social change.  Instructional sessions are conducted by talented women who contribute not only to the content of learning activities, but also serve as role models and potential mentors.  All sessions are interactive, requiring participants to engage in discussions, role plays, and simulations.  Students meet in small groups to process and apply information as well as learn from each other's experiences.  Guest speakers, outdoor recreation, and team building exercises also create multiple learning opportunities.  Additionally, literature, music, and videos about women and women's issues are available on site.  If selected, participants are expected to complete all participant registration forms and releases.  These forms and releases indicate the student's understanding that she will make and pay for travel arrangements to and from the Institute and will stay at McKeever for the duration of the Institute.  KU will cover the registration cost (lodging, meals and educational materials) for up to two students to attend.  (The registration cost, covered by KU, is $500 per student.)  Participants are expected to read the materials provided before attending the Institute and be active participants in discussions.  Upon returning to their universities for the 2016-2017 Academic Year, participants are expected to report back to their campus contacts and organize a project that enriches the climate for women on their campus and provide a final written report to the PASSHE Women's Consortium about the success of their project.  Interested students should complete the form located here:  Applications are due by Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12 noon.  Please contact Leah Cassellia with any questions. or 610-683-4867.


As we prepare for the Fall semester, KU Campus Store is attempting to ensure all course material information on our website is accurate and complete.  There are several reasons why some information may be incomplete; including a professor not being assigned for a class yet, waiting for information from a publisher, or low enrollment for an individual class.  Otherwise, textbooks and required materials need to be listed on our website to be compliant with the HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act).  We are reaching out to faculty and asking that they please take a minute and check to make sure their courses are listed on our website with accurate information.  If your course and section do not appear, we may have not received your textbook adoption yet.  After reviewing your courses, please feel free to contact our textbook department with any questions at ext. 3-4037.
To check the textbooks for your class: 
                1.            Visit
                2.            Click on Textbooks
                3.            Click on "Shop and Compare our textbook prices"
                4.            Select Fall 2016
                5.            Choose the department, course, and section
                6.            Repeat this for all your courses (They will appear on the right side of your screen)
                7.            Click Compare Prices On These Course Materials button
                8.            Click Begin Price Comparison button
                From here you will see our comparison tool.  Look for the "From KU Campus Store" selections. 

Thank you for assisting us to get all course material information out to the students and keeping the University compliant with HEOA.  Just a reminder, if you are not requiring a book for your course, we should list that on our site also.  You just need to let us know.  Also, by sending your students to KU Campus Store for their course materials, you are ensuring that they will have the right material, at the right time and at the most competitive price.  Please feel free to put our website on your syllabus.
                Vicki Graft, retail manager, KUSSI


Kutztown University Committee on Committees - Approved at Kutztown University Senate on April 7.  

Academic Standards & Policies Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Leigh Kane
1 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rep.: Derek Mace
1 College of Education Rep.: Nicole Johnson
1 College of Business Rep.: Girma Zelleke
Academic Technology Committee
 1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Beatrice Epwene
1 College of Education Rep.: Margaret Bestwick
1 College of Business Rep.: Carolyn Gardner
1 Natural Science Rep.: Carsten Sanders
Admission Exceptions Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Keith Massie
Athletic Policies & Programs Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Daniel Haxall
1 College of Business Rep.: David Wagaman
Calendar Committee
1 Professional Staff and Managers Rep.: Susan Mangold
1 Professional Staff Rep. from the Library: Sue Czerny
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Julia Hovanec
1 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rep.: Todd Dodson
1 College of Education Rep.: Mary Ann O'Neil
1 College of Business Rep.: Keshav Gupta
1 Professional Staff Rep. of Athletics: Michelle Gober
Campus Beautification & Preservation Committee
1 College of Education Rep.: Wendy Rogers
Center for Enhancement of Teaching Advisory Board
1 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rep.: Ko-Hsin Hsu
1 State System of Higher Education Summer Teaching Program Graduate: Perry Lee
Commission on Human Diversity
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
1 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rep.: Juliana Svistova
1 College of Education Rep.: Tabetha Bernstein-Danis
1 College of Business Rep.: William Roth
Commission on the Status of Women
3 At-Large Female Faculty Members: Lindsey Runell, Emily Cripe, Patricia Pytleski
2 At-Large Male Faculty Members: Eric Johnson, Stephen Stoeffler
Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee
2 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Ju Zhou, Kristen Bazley
Enrollment Management Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Carrie Nordlund
Events Advisory Council
1 Athletic Rep.: Michelle Gober
Financial Aid Committee
1 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Tony Wong
Graduate Exceptions Committee
1 Graduate Faculty Rep., College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Yoon Mi Kim
1 Graduate Counselor Education Rep.: Frederick Redekop
Honorary Doctorate Committee
2 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Melissa Nurczynski, Jonathan Kremser
Institutional Climate Committee
1 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Mathias Le Bossé
1 At-Large Minority Professional Staff Manager Rep.: Lisa Grabowski
1 College of Education Rep.: Christopher Weiler
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Deryl Johnson
Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
2 Non-Scientific Area Faculty Rep.: Connie O'Brien, Angela Cirucci
1 Scientific Area Faculty Rep.: Jason Crockett
International Affairs Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Soo Goh
2 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Alexander Hernandez, Christine Saidi
1 Professional Staff Member: Magdalena Monet
Library Committee
1 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rep.: Richard Heineman
1 College of Education Rep.: Denise Darrah
1 Professional Staff/ Management Rep.: Jory Wamsley
1 Library Faculty or Staff Rep.: Karen Wanamaker
Professional Development Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Rose DeSiano
1 College of Education Rep.: Tracy Keyes
1 College of Business Rep.: Ashwini Gangadharan
Research Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Diana Ebersole
1 College of Education Rep.: Catherine McGeehan
1 College of Business Rep.: Feisal Murshed
Space Allocation Committee
1 College of Visual and Performing Arts Rep.: Robert Smith
1 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rep.: Brian Kronenthal
1 College of Education Rep.: Mark Wolfmeyer
1 Professional Staff/ Manager: Christine Price
Student Faculty Review Board
1 At-Large Faculty Member: Kerri Cebula
Undergraduate Exceptions Committee
1 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Rep.: Yasoda Sharma
1 College of Business Rep.: Norman Sigmond
University Conduct Board
1 Professional Staff/ Administration Rep.: Alta Hart
2 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Jack Entriken, Laura Sherrod
University Safety & Security Council
1 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Dina Hayduk
University Traffic Bureau
1 At-Large Faculty Rep.: Steve Lem
1 Professional Staff Rep.: Terry Sitler


Due to multiple events happening on Kutztown University's North Campus on Saturday, April 23, attendees should plan on additional travel time due to crowded parking lots. Baseball and softball doubleheaders kick off at 1 p.m. on North Campus, along with a 24-team collegiate rugby tournament, an Accepted Students Day on campus, as well as an event with the Old Time Plow Boys organization at the German Heritage Center.  While there will not be designated parking areas for specific events, attendees should allow extra time.


April 28, 29
Candidates for the position of provost and vice president of Academic Affairs will visit campus over the next few weeks.  Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff.  Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted one week before their visit to campus.  The third candidate has been added.

April 28-29           Dr. Elizabeth A. Throop


April 21 and 22
Please excuse the following students who will be representing Kutztown University at the PASSHE Frederick Douglass Institute Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22 at Millersville University. These students are part of the KU FDI Debate team: Judy Lin, Austin Jackson, and Deshawn Harper. These students are presenting papers at the conference: Sera Fives, Megan O'Neill and Kevin Kelley. We wish them all the best!


April 21, 22 and 23, 183 MSU
This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.


April 22, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
On Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main, Pianist Daniel Immel will present a solo faculty piano recital, entitled "White Knights in Red Square," featuring an evening of piano music of all Russian and Ukrainian composers. Composers featured are Rachmaninov, Shchedrin, Medtner, Kosenko, Glinka, Prokofiev, as well as the debut of a piece by composer Austin Schlichting, entitled "A Hero of Our Time." The concert is free and open to the public.


April 22 - Candidate 2
Candidates for the position of Associate Dean in the College of Business will visit campus over the next few weeks. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus.


April 23
The Office of Admissions is hosting the fourth and final Accepted Student Day program this Saturday, April 23. We are expecting approximately 1,000 guests to attend. The official program will be delivered to offices participating in the event. Please contact Jade Eggleston at with questions about the program. We thank you in advance!
                Office of Admissions


April 23, 9 a.m., North Campus Rugby Pitch
The 3rd Annual Kutztown Rugby 7s Tournament is this weekend. This Saturday, April 23, your Golden Bears will be facing over 20 different teams to complete the 3-peat! It is an all-day affair so come to cheer the teams to victory. Meet us at the rugby pitch off of Luckenbill, games begin at 9 a.m., and be ready to enjoy some fast paced rugby 7s action!  There will be lots of activity on the North side of campus, and parking for rugby is designated in lots B2 and B3. See you then! Run with the Bears!
                Kutztown University Men's Rugby


April 23, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown
The Kutztown University Choral Music Department presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessor (Solemn Vespers) in a free concert Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. University Choir, conducted by Dr. Henry A. Alviani, director of choral studies, will perform at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown. Guest soloists will include Kutztown University graduate soprano Mary McCormack, now a graduate student at Temple University; tenor Tyler Tejada, also a Temple University student; bass Dr. Damian Savarino, voice professor at Messiah College who also performed this role in Carnegie Hall last April; and Kutztown University students Elizabeth Weimar, soprano; Dakota May, alto, and Melissa Gump, alto. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Director of Music Bruce Rohrbach is the guest organist. A chamber orchestra led by Kutztown University Orchestra Director Jonathan Moser will collaborate on the performance. The Chamber Singers will also perform, presenting a program of works by Palestrina, Di Lasso, Durufle, Thompson, and others, including a spiritual. The concert is free and open to the public. For more details and information call 610-683-4553.


April 24, 4 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium
Please join the Reading Choral Society in celebrating its 140th Season this Sunday, April 24, with the performance of Haydn's Creation.  Under the artistic direction of Mr. Graham Bier, the program begins at 4 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  Students will be admitted free with KU ID.  Tickets are $20 at the door; $15 in advance.  Thank you.


April 25, 5 p.m., Old Main Concourse

Students in the M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling course CPY 544: Professional Orientation and Ethics in Family Counseling will present a Poster Session, "Issues in Family Counseling" in the Old Main Concourse, Monday April 25, 5-6 p.m. Posters show evidence-based professional and ethical practices in family therapy for concerns of Veterans suffering from PTSD, Children with Depression and Co-morbid Conditions, Child and Adolescent survivors of Parental Abuse, a Cancer Diagnosis, Cyber-communication, and other issues helped by family counseling. This event is open to the campus community.
                Jo Cohen, faculty coordinator, Department of Counseling and Student Affairs  



Friday, April 22
2 p.m.                   Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill (Keystone Field) Live Stats

Saturday, April 23
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. Bloomsburg (Senior Day) (North Campus Field) Live Stats
1 p.m.                   Softball vs. West Chester (North Campus Field) Live Stats



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