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April 11, 2017


The Daily Brief

KU business students win Weinman Cup at Towson University.
On April 7, business students with supply chain management minor, Nick Hohlt and Tyler Valovcin and Allison Geist, (from right to left in the picture), led by professor Steven Hensler (left)  won the 1st place of the Weinman Cup,  supply chain management case competition, at Towson University, in Maryland. The case is about providing the risk identification, assessment, and recommendations to a company within the vibrant and challenging global supply chain management. The contestants are from Kutztown, Shippensburg , Morgan State, Stevenson and Towson University.  This is the second consecutive year that a team from KU has won this event.     


KU Philosophy Department presents Philosopher's Day
The Philosophy Department hosts Dean Zimmerman, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University, on Thursday, April 13. Dr. Zimmerman will present "Could mystics be perceiving God?" to the Philosophy Club at 11 a.m. in MSU 323. At 4:30 p.m., in AF 103, he will give a public lecture, "What if there is no 'best possible world'?"
                Joseph Jedwab, Department of Philosophy




(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Be the Match Donor Drive, Multipurpose, MSU
11:30 a.m. Beekey 121 Dedication
1:45 p.m. LAS associate dean candidate Open Forum, 101 AF
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)
4:30 p.m. Spring Chambliss Lecture, 183 MSU
7 p.m. Miss KU Pageant, Schaeffer Auditorium




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


Another winning day, mainly sunny with warm highs around 80, but you may see a few extra clouds forming in the afternoon ahead of an approaching cool front.




April 13, deadline
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held Thursday, April 27. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon, Thursday, April 13. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

The Council for Teacher Education, housed in the College of Education (COE), has been re-named and re-organized with a new purpose. Henceforth known as the Council for Teacher and Counselor Education (CTCE), it will no longer be directly involved with the curriculum approval process and instead COE (like other colleges at KU) will rely primarily on its College Curriculum Committee and the University Curriculum Committee for these responsibilities. As noted in its new by-laws, CTCE's primary purpose will be "to collaborate with higher education faculty, public school personnel, and other members of the professional education community to design, deliver and facilitate effective policies and practices for the preparation of professional educators and to improve the quality of education in schools." For more information, contact Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum at 610-683-4253 or
                Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean, College of Education

Please excuse the following computer science students from class 9 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, April 11, for a field trip to East Penn Manufacturing: Bailey Moser, Nyiah Nevarez, Hannah Hungerford, Joy Onyenwere, Adam Whittaker, Jennie Fisher, Andrew Steele, Tyler Lance, David Yocum, Noelia Cabrera, Deiondre Andrews, Logan Atiyeh, Michael Bradley, Jake Betts, Ricky Moyer, Igli Nako, Sukurat Kareem and Matthew Sauchelli.
                Lisa Frye, chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus


April 17, 5 p.m. Please be advised our membership meeting will be 5 p.m., Monday, April 17, 324 MSU. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Refreshments will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

You can create Group Discussions in D2L? Group Discussions allow you to break a large class into smaller groups to make the discussion forum more manageable for both the instructor and the student, creating a more collaborative and rich discussion. The Group Discussions article outlines the process of creating Group Discussions. Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents.
                The Office of Distance Education

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and condolences on the passing of my mother, Virginia McGinley. Mom (aka Ginnie) was 96 years old when she passed, still living in an apartment alone, and always thinking of how to help others in some way. In fact, in the hospital, she even offered to bake one of the nurses an apple tart when she got home. We will miss her greatly but the thoughts and prayers of friends and family will help us all. Thank you for your love and support.
                Barbara Reitz, manager, Procurement Services

The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under a special schedule for the upcoming weekend.
Friday, April 14                  6 a.m. - 6 p.m.                  Pool 8 - 9 a.m. and noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 15             closed                                   Pool closed
Sunday, April 16                closed                                   Pool closed
Monday, April 17              regular hours resume




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" 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room, MSU. 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. Fifteen minutes and a cheek swab could save a life. Can't make it? Join online at:

April 11, 11:30 a.m.
On April 11 at 11:30 a.m. Beekey 121 will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Darrell Garber, former dean of the College of Education who passed away last year. 

April 11, 1:45 p.m.
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. April 11, 101 AF, 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 11, 4:30 p.m.
Kutztown University professor of geology Dr. Sarah Tindall will deliver the spring 2017 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 183 MSU. 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 11, 7 p.m.
Lambda Chi Alpha will hold their 20th annual Miss Kutztown Pageant on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  All proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  

April 12, 1 p.m.
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 1 - 2 p.m., April 12, 103 AF, to meet the third candidate, Dr. Karen Lee Rauch for the position of associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
                Ted Witryk, on behalf of the LAS search committee

April 12,
The College of Business will host its first candidate for dean Wednesday, April 12. The candidate's vita can be found at (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 SH. 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 3 p.m., April 13, 250 MSU. All are welcome to attend.
                Office of the President

April 14, 3 - 5 p.m.
It's official! Bob Watrous, associate provost for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs/dean of students, retired on March 31. The university community is invited to join in a celebration in his honor 3- 5 p.m., Friday, April 14, 250 MSU. Contributions toward a gift will be collected in the Office of the Dean of Students, 119 AD. Cards for recording memories of working with Bob will be available to guests at the celebration. Those who cannot make the celebration are invited to complete a card ahead of time in the Office of the Dean of Students. Questions can be directed to Faith Riedel at ext. 3-1396. Hope to see you there.
                Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs





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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