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April 27, 2016


The Daily Brief

Out of the Darkness Walk 2016 

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the second annual Out of the Darkness Walk. We appreciate all the volunteers and walkers. We raised over $13,000 and had 626 walkers.

Thank you again for helping with this important outreach.
                Kathy Loomis

Connor Herlihy 2016 Sport business Conference 

Connor Herlihy, majoring in Leisure and Sport Studies, presented his research entitled, Gender Difference on Brand Image and Social Impact: A case of an LPGA Event, at the 2016 Sport Business Conference at Indiana University of PA on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Connor has conducted this reserach with Dr. Soojin Kim.

Patrick Flynn Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference 2016
Patrick Flynn, majoring in Leisure and Sport Studies, presented his research entitled, Examining Relationship between Service Satisfaction and Team Identification: A Case of Minor League Hockey Team, at the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference at Albright College on Saturday, April 16, 2016. When Patrick interned at LV Phantoms in 2015, he completed his research project. He worked with Dr. Yong Kim



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7:30 p.m.

Jazz II and Commercial Ensemble, Little Theater, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

High pressure in place. Some passing moisture will produce some clouds. High temperature in the mid 60s. Winds northeast at 6 mph.




(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 27, 1895:  Principal George Hancher reminds students, through the use of the Kutztown Patriot, that they must all be in bed by 10 p.m. every night. 



Donations are being accepted for a KU employee who had a house fire. If you would like to donate financially, we would welcome any donations of cash or check. Donations can be dropped off at the Women's Center in Old Main or will also be collected at the Senate meeting on Thursday. As their need for clothing is immediate, please drop off by 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Thank you.
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach


April 27
Please allow the following members of Chamber Singers, who will be on tour Wednesday, April 27, to make up any class work missed during their absence. Colt Barron, Brandyn Black, Anissa Contento, Elise Durling, Marcus Feld, Nicolas Gerber, Kaitlyn Good, Melissa Gump, Kayla Mackley, Rachel Miller, Brynna Mullins, Matt Murphy, Megan Povlich, Bobby Rutherford, Colin Shecktor, Jonathan Tice, Patrick Wales, Melanie Weidner, Elizabeth Weimar and Andrew Warren.
                Dr. Henry A. Alviani, associate professor of music


April 27, 28 and 29
Jazz II and the Brand New Commercial Ensemble is Wednesday, April 27.
Jazz I is Thursday, April 28.
Neal Kirkwood Birthday Concert Friday, April 29. 
All the concerts are in Little Theater, Schaeffer Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. and are free. 
The Jazz Ensemble I concert will feature KU alums and working full-time musicians Kristin Grassi, vocals, and Matt Cochran, trumpet, will be joining the band with fabulous jazz standards made famous by Bette Midler and Frank Sinatra and pieces for trumpet by Maynard Ferguson and Doc Severinsen.
Jazz Ensemble II and the Commercial Ensemble will present big band tunes and commercial tunes by Stevie Wonder.
Neal's Birthday will feature a variety of ensembles from KU Jazz Studies. 
Free and open to the public, seating is limited. Think New York jazz club.
                Kevin Kjos, director of Jazz Studies


April 28 and 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 28, 4 p.m., Beekey Education Center Lobby
The College of Education will be holding a celebration in remembrance of the dedicated service by Dr. Darrell Garber and Dr. John McCarthy on Thursday, April 28 at 4 p.m. in main lobby of the Beekey Education Center. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
                Dr. Michelle Kiec, acting dean, College of Education


April 28, 4:30 p.m., 103 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in 103 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


April 29
Friday, April 29, we will host the first of five fall 2016 transfer orientation events. Friday's event will be held in Schaeffer Auditorium with an anticipated 132 new transfer students and family members in attendance. Other fall transfer orientation dates include: May 26, June 8, 22, and July 15. Look for additional information about these and other orientation events in the Daily Brief in the coming weeks.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation


May 14, 9:30 a.m.
Join us for our 2nd annual KU Alumni Indulgence Tour on May 14. This tour will gather in the parking lot behind the Wiesenberger Alumni Center. The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp!  Our first stop will be to Miesse Candies in Lancaster. There we will enjoy a factory tour and time to purchase some goodies in their shop. Our next stop will be Bube's Brewery in Mt. Joy where you may enjoy beer tastings, a guided tour of the brewery and purchase a delicious lunch. Our final indulgence will take place at the Lancaster Beer & Wine Gallery in Bird-in-Hand. This winery has over 30 wines to sample and also houses a beer store on the premises! Our arrival time back on campus should be close to 5:30 p.m. Cost for the tour is $35, which includes all tours and tastings. For more information, please visit or call x3-4910. 
                Cheryl Swavely, alumni events manager


Volunteers play a key role in the success and longevity of the Kutztown Folk Festival. Volunteer greeters meet guests with a "hello" and a smile as they enter the festival gates. Hand out daily programs, answer questions and assist with directions. If you have a few hours available, why not join the team and make a difference! Volunteers can receive complimentary admission passes, apparel and food vouchers. If interested please visit


April 28, May 3 and 5
Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Education 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 28 ­ Candidate 2
May 3 ­ Candidate 3
May 5 ­ Candidate 4


April 28, 11 a.m., AF 101
APSCUF full members are invited to a M&D April 28, in 101 AF from 11 a.m. - noon to discuss state recommendation on Departmental Evaluation, Tenure, and Promotion Policies.
                Colleen C. Fitzgerald, APSCUF-KU





Friday, April 29
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Millersville (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats



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