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April 6, 2016


The Daily Brief

Geography AwardsGeography Awards 2 

The Department of Geography was pleased to present Carrie Babb Presentation Awards to three students attending and presenting at the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers in San Francisco, Cal., March 30-April 2, 2016. Dr. Richard Courtney conferred the checks to geography majors Christopher Madden and Shana Rose and geography minor Analyse Gaspich. The award helped to defray their expenses while at the conference. Congratulations to all.

Communication StudiesCommunication Studies 2    

Drs. Diana Ebersole and Angela Cirucci, communication studies, sponsored three students at the Undergraduate Scholars' Conference of the Eastern Communication Association in Baltimore, Maryland, April 1 - 2. Fall 2015 graduates Philip Wetzel and Sean Bell presented their competitively selected paper, "Unsure and Afraid: Uncertainty Reduction Theory and Public Speaking Anxiety." Current communication studies major Trevor Arnold presented his competitively selected paper, "Gender on Instagram: An Updated Look at Goffman's Gender Advertisements." Congratulations to these outstanding students.


Sigma Alpha Epsilon Boxer Trot   

The brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon held their annual Boxer Trot race yesterday afternoon.  All proceeds benefitted the Children's Miracle Network.  KU senior Andrew Sholly was the first male across the finish line and junior Danielle Donato won the race for the women. 



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3 p.m.

Baseball vs. Wilmington, North Campus Field

6 p.m.

Grief and Loss Lecture, AF 202

7 p.m.

Black Holes, Planetarium

7 p.m.

Frank Abagnale, Schaeffer Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Voice Studio Recital, Georgian Room

8 p.m.

Laser Led Zeppelin, Planetarium




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

Partly sunny skies as high pressure drifts to our east. Winds will shift to a southerly direction raising the temperature a few degrees. High temperature near 50. Winds south at 9-13 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 1, 1880:  Ground is broken for a new building at the Keystone State Normal School.  It is 52-feet by 119-feet and four stories high.  It is built at a distance to allow the school to add a large central structure to the east.  "The Bridge of Sighs" is built to connect the new and existing buildings.  It is named after a similar bridge in Venice, Italy.  The building is the first in a string of buildings that will eventually replace all of the original KSNS structures.  Today this building is the D wing of Old Main. 



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 first candidate has been added.

April 11-12           Candidate 1
April 19-20           Candidate 2
April 28-29           Candidate 3


KU is participating in The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For program, a study designed to gather benchmarking data within higher education and to recognize institutions that have built great workplaces.  Part of the program involves a survey distributed to a random sample of each institution's full-time faculty, administrators, exempt and non-exempt staff. An invitation to take this survey was distributed to a random selection of our employees on March 14, 2016. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 8, 2016.  Thank you to those of you who have already completed the survey.  If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a moment to do so. We value your feedback. The results will be factored into the overall scoring process that will ultimately determine the institutions recognized. The Chronicle will publish the findings this summer in a special Academic Workplace supplement, due to be released at the end of July.
                Natalie Snow, director, Institutional Research


Frank Abagnale, author of "Catch Me If You Can," is coming to Kutztown University to speak on today's security challenges and tactics for safeguarding information. Hosted by the Association of Campus Events, this event will take place tonight, April 6, at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Detailed in his best-selling book, "Catch Me If You Can," Abagnale reveals his past life of serving time in French, Swedish and U.S. prisons only to be released after five years on the contingency that he assist the federal government. He has now worked for over 40 years as an advisor and consultant to hundreds of financial institutes, corporations and government agencies around the world. Abagnale has more than 14,000 institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.  For more information please contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at chatzitz@kutztown.edu.


The TRIO Student Support Services Program is taking 48 students to New York City for a day of culture today, Wednesday, April 6.  Students attending the trip are encouraged to contact their professors about missed work on this day.  Professors of participants will also be notified via email.  If you have a TRIO student in your course who is attending this trip, please excuse them.  Any questions about the trip or participants should be directed to Prof. Loriann Irving, director of the program.


The Anthropology Club and the Dept. of Anthropology/Sociology are sponsoring a field trip to the Mütter Museum of medical history on April 10.  We will leave KU at 9 a.m. and return by about 3 p.m.  The cost will be $5 per student, the remainder being covered by the Anthro Club.  There is limited seating so please contact Dr. David Webb (x34245; webb@kutztown.edu) right away.


The Career Development Center (CDC) and the Office of International Admissions have partnered to purchase a subscription to GoinGlobal. GoinGlobal is a robust internship and job search tool that includes over 16 million listings from the U.S. and around the world. It features country-specific career and employment information in 38 Country Career Guides and 53 City Career Guides for the U.S. and Canada. Students can access GoinGlobal by logging into the Kutztown Career Network, KUCN, with their KU login and password. The CDC can assist students with signing into KUCN.  Faculty and staff can provide the IP address of their on-campus computer to get access to GoinGlobal in their office. Email studyaway@kutztown.edu for assistance with finding your computer's IP address and requesting this access. Information sessions and workshops will be offered in the future and will be announced in the Daily Brief and BearEssentials.
                Jenelle Henry, assistant director, Career Development Center
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, Office of International Admissions


Today, Wednesday, April 6, 2016
6 - 7:30 p.m., AF 202   Open event
​"Grief and Loss Following Family Member Suicide"​​​​ 
Arielle will speak about her experiences after the loss of her husband to suicide 2 years ago.


PASSHE (Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education) is offering wonderful scholarship opportunities to any student attending one of the 14 State Universities for the 2016-17 academic year. Guidelines and applications can be found in the Financial Aid Office or by logging into www.thepafoundation.org.
                Linda Bowen, scholarship coordinator


Thursday, Apr. 7, Boehm 145, 7 p.m.
Slavery, in the 21st century? Here in the US? Food Chains tells the story of a nimble, history-making farm labor organization whose struggles for human rights in the tomato fields have made waves nationwide. The film's 30-minute classroom cut will launch discussion between a brilliant anthropologist bringing a deep understanding of Chester County's mushroom laborers, and the Supervising Attorney of Philadelphia's esteemed legal aid organization Friends of Farmworkers, our guests at the screening. Students in many disciplines will take something home from two inspiring speakers and this award-winning documentary. Please feel free to distribute the poster and to encourage students to attend.  The first in a two-film series, Food Chains: Activism, Agriculture, and the Ethics of Eating. This event is funded by a Kutztown University Sesquicentennial grant.


Accounts Payable Office would like to remind everyone that the university is EXEMPT from PA Sales Tax and PA Local Hotel Occupancy Tax.  Employees who travel in PA on State System business MUST provide both the PA Sales Tax Exemption form and the Local Hotel Occupancy letter (found on our website) to avoid being charged.  If you'd like your hotel prepaid, these taxes MUST already been deducted from your hotel reservation charges before forwarding to our office.  Thank you.
                Office of Accounts Payable


Come and journey with the Multicultural Center as we continue the series of Traveling around the World on Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. The featured food this month will be tomatoes. Ku Alum, Daniel Kemper of Rodale Institute, will do a short presentation on tomatoes and a hands-on demonstration. There will be a sampling of foods from recipes with ties to Peru and Dominican Republic. There will also be information on the history of the tomato, fun facts and different types of tomatoes. This will be held in room 104 of the Multicultural Center. All are welcome!
                Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center x34807


Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m.:  "Black Holes" Planetarium Show - FREE admission
Wednesday, April 6 at 8 p.m.:  "Laser Led Zeppelin" LASER Light Show - $5.00 tickets available at the planetarium
Planetarium Website: www.kutztown.edu/planetarium


On April 12, the KU Math Club will host Mr. Hank Youngerman, a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), who has volunteered to be the CAS Liaison to Kutztown University.  Mr. Youngerman will give a presentation at the Math Club meeting at 11 a.m. in LY 228. During his presentation, Mr. Youngerman will address the following questions: What is an Actuary?   Why be an Actuary?  What skills are needed to be an Actuary?  How do you become an Actuary?
Mr. Youngerman graduated from Georgetown University in 1977. He became an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries in 1980 and then a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 1983. Mr. Youngerman has about 35 years of casualty actuarial experience, in pricing and reserving, and in working for insurance companies, consulting firms, and government regulators.  


Spring 2016 Science, Technology and Math Open House - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology and Math Open House Saturday, April 16. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel. The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math and technology research and academic facilities. For more information, please visit:  http://www2.kutztown.edu/sciopenhouse, or call the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ext. 3-4305.
                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences





Wednesday, April 6


3 p.m.

Baseball vs. Wilmington (North Campus Field) Live Stats

Friday, April 8


2:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Millersville (North Campus Field) Live Stats

Saturday, April 9


12 p.m.

Women's Golf hosts Spring Invitational (Moselem Springs Golf Club; Fleetwood, Pa.)

1 p.m.

Baseball vs. Mansfield (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats



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