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April 10, 2017


The Daily Brief

2017 Chi Sigma Alpha induction
On Tuesday, March 21 the Tau Chapter - Kutztown University's Chi Sigma Alpha Student Affairs Honor Society welcomed 26 new graduate student members in an induction ceremony that took place at the Unity Room of the Multicultural Center. Keynote speaker, 2013 Student Affairs in Higher Education program alum Christina Turissini was the third alum to be inducted.  This year Dr. Warren Hilton and Leah Casselia were inducted under the new "Friend of the Program" membership category.
                Dr. Kelley R. Kenney, advisor, Tau Chapter, Chi Sigma Alpha Student Affairs Honor Society.

2017 Communication Design Senior Exhibitions
Communication Design Senior Exhibition is now open and will run through April 15.  



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7:30 p.m. Senior Flute Recital, Georgian Room, Old Main




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


High pressure moves offshore and becomes anchored off the Mid-Atlantic. Transient cirrus clouds through the day but generally fair skies. Look for temperatures to soar under clear skies and southerly flow. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds south at 7-10 mph.




Are you a fan of The Price is Right? ACE is hosting a trip to the Santander Arena on Wednesday, April 26. Tickets go on sale today, Monday, April 10.  $10 for KU students and children of students, faculty and staff; $20 for faculty/staff and non-KU members. For more information contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at, x3-4043.

Office Manager, Association of State College and University Faculties (APSCUF, the collective bargaining agent) at KU.   

Duties:  Manage the APSCUF/KU office on behalf of 450 plus faculty and athletic coaches members; coordinate with state APSCUF headquarters, coordinate all correspondence activities with various constituencies, maintain office file system, schedule and make arrangements for a variety of meetings, help organize faculty and coaches, and assist with and any other general office manager tasks and organizational needs as required.

Required:  Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; and at least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in a union setting; ability to deal appropriately with confidential information.  Strong computer skills, including competency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Google Apps, and Internet software required, as well as an understanding of databases.

Preferred:  Experience with labor union environment; experience as an office manager; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; self-motivated, flexible individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This is a nine month full-time, summer half-time position with year-long full benefits, beginning as soon as possible. Starting salary is $27,322 plus stipend based on membership numbers (currently $1,600).  Liberal benefits and vacation package included.  Send cover letter, resume/job history and contact information for three references postmarked no later than May 1, 2017 to:  Search Committee, APSCUF/KU Office, Room 201A, Old Main, Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, Pa. 19530 or email to  Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

Tuesday, April 11, 1:45 p.m.
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 1:45-2:45 p.m. in AF 101, to meet the second candidate, Dr. Steven G. Jones for the position of associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
                Ted Witryk, on behalf of the LAS search committee

April 19, 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.
AFSCME employees considering retirement in the near future:  Human Resources will be hosting "Ready, Set, Retire," a presentation to assist you in understanding retirement eligibility criteria, the various retirement benefits that may be available to you and other important information about planning for and initiating the retirement process.   Hour-long sessions will be held in the H.R. Training Room on April 19, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. to accommodate those on all shifts.  Attendance at these sessions will be subject to operational requirements so supervisory approval is required and no overtime will be paid should an employee choose to attend a presentation outside of their regular shift.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend.  To sign up for a presentation, please register here.  Additional sessions will be scheduled in the near future for non-AFSCME employees.
                Jean E. Adam, Benefits Manager




Below you will find events scheduled for the current week.  Events further out are located in the "In Case You Missed It" section.  If you don't see your event, please submit it to us at

April 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Become part of the team to help save lives by joining the Kutztown University football team and sign up for the "Be The Match Registry" on Tuesday, April 11, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room in the Student Union Building on the KU campus from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  KU student-athletes are asking their fellow Golden Bears, as well as the Kutztown community, to come out on April 11 and help support this life-saving cause. 15 minutes and a cheek swab could save a life. Can't make it? Join online at:

April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Kutztown University professor of geology Dr. Sarah Tindall will deliver the spring 2017 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, in MSU 183. The lecture is free and open to the public. Tindall will present Minerals, Mountains, and Microcracks. Based on laboratory experiments with sand, clay, plaster and wax, 3D graphs of very small cracks, and extensive field excursions, this lecture explores Earth processes from the microscopic to the mountain-scale, spanning millions of years. Tindall will wander from the 1.4 billion-year-old gemstones of her childhood, through the Mesozoic Era deserts and dunes of Arizona and Utah, and into her KU modeling laboratory where she dissects the ancient history of the Appalachians.

April 12,
The College of Business will host its first candidate for dean on Wednesday, April 12.  The candidate's vita can be found at the link below.  (Kutztown University login credentials required to access link)

April 13, 9 a.m.
The Department of Art and Art History with support from the Association of Campus Events presents "Big Art Day" 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,Thursday, April 13, 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Three Kutztown alumni return to campus to discuss their art and careers with current KU students. This year's presenters are Rachel Heberling '06, program studio manager for the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Brad Kunkle '01, a professional artist represented by Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles and John D. Roberts, '95, co-founder of Amazon's comiXology and a pioneer in digital comics. The event is free and open to the public.
                Department of Art and Art History

April 13, 3 p.m.
The KU Council of Trustees will next meet on April 13 at 3 p.m. in MSU 250. All are welcome to attend.
                Office of the President





Tuesday, April 11
2 p.m.                   Men's & Women's Tennis vs. Bloomsburg - Keystone Courts
2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. Univ. of the Sciences - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Wednesday, April 12
4 p.m.                   Women's Lacrosse vs. Millersville - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Thursday, April 13
3 p.m.                   Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - Andre Reed Stadium

Friday, April 14
9 a.m.                    Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - Andre Reed Stadium
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. West Chester (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. West Chester (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Saturday, April 15
11 a.m.                 Men's Tennis vs. West Liberty - Keystone Courts
1 p.m.                   Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)



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