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April 13, 2017


The Daily Brief


Above: Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Kutztown University; Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; and Dr. Ben Moritz, vice president for Academic Affairs, American Honors.

Kutztown University signed a collaboration agreement with American Honors on Wednesday, April 12. The three-year agreement allows students in the American Honors program to easily transfer to KU to finish a bachelor's degree. The institutions will work together to attract high-quality transfer students to KU by including the university in its list of four-year partners. American Honors will actively promote KU as an attractive transfer destination to students at its partner colleges across the U.S. and internationally.



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9 a.m. Big Art Day, 120 SH
11 a.m. Department of Philosophy presentation, 323 MSU
3 p.m. Council of Trustees, 250 MSU
3 p.m. Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - Andre Reed Stadium
4:30 p.m. Department of Philosophy presentation, 103 AF
6 p.m. Spring Flash Drama, 101 AF




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


Beautiful sunshine under high pressure but notably cooler than where we've been. Highs in the mid 60s. Westerly breezes.




The Office of University Relations promotes Kutztown University through a variety of internal and external media.  The new KU Points of Pride Website at provides access to the university's most recent major highlights and accomplishments with one "click."   Some of you who have been at KU for more than a decade may remember KU Pride, a printed newsletter produced quarterly by University Relations.   KU Pride was discontinued about 10 years ago in favor of our many emerging electronic initiatives.   While you can continue to find daily updates on KU through our social media, Website, KU in the News, the Daily Brief, etc., we understand the effort to scan expanding internal media efforts to pick out the major news takes a bit of time.  The KU Points of Pride Website will allow you to quickly access to the high-level accomplishments for the current academic year.  The criteria for the KU Points of Pride Website is based on the president's remarks at the public session of the KU Council of Trustees meeting.  The current information is retroactive to September, and will be updated shortly after each council meeting (six times a year, with the next two scheduled for this Thursday and June 15). Once the new academic year begins, we will archive the past year and start a new list.   Please be sure to bookmark the site and use it to spread the good news about KU!

The English department's spring Flash Drama, David Mamet's "The Water Engine," will be performed Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in 101 AF. This unrehearsed reading by KU faculty and students-some of whom may be drawn from audience volunteers-is a "Thrilling mystery if produced as a radio play that merges into a reality." Corruption and crime make this a dramatic play from one of today's most-recognized playwrights. Please join us as we honor longtime KU professor Carl Seiple's dedication to sharing his love of drama with this reading.
                Jennifer Forsyth, Department of English

The College of Education Brown Bag Series concludes the year with Professor Deborah Duenyas of the Department of Counselor Education speaking about "The Professional Experiences of International Counseling Graduates upon Returning to Their Home Country" on Thursday, April 20, 11 - 11:50 a.m. in 121A Beekey.  KU faculty, staff and students and community members are invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.
                Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean, College of Education

Art explorations in Reggio Emilia honor the child as a self-initialing capable explorer. Kindergarten through second-grade children are invited to explore art centers offered by Kutztown University Art in Alternative Settings students, as the facilitators. Children will be able to move independently from one aesthetic and sensory experience to the next based on their interests and needs.  Children may attend both the Wednesday, April 19 and 26 sessions with different centers offer each session.
For information and registration, visit:
                Carrie Norlund, Department of Art Education and Crafts

The KU Print Center is your one-stop solution for events. Call us to help with:
-Signage (directional, informational, promotional) including: posters, coroplast and foamcore signs; table-tops signs, vinyl banners of any size. We make sure these can be used indoors or outdoors.
-Handouts for the event (programs, training materials, reference materials, notepads).
-Promotional products
-Postcards and letters (we offer complete mailing services)

We will ensure you have all materials in a timely manner, meet branding standards and work in your budget and we can help with design, too. Call 610-683-4116 or e-mail for an appointment to discuss your event needs.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Logo
KU Middle States Working Group II members are Jesus Pena (liaison), Arthur Garrison (co-chair), Jeffrey Werner (co-chair), Duane Crider, Anne DeLong, Robert Flatley, Holly Fox, Amanda Garcia, Diane King, William Lendzinski, Carol Mapes, Andrew Mull, Sharon Picus, Desiree Reasoner and Donna Steslow. This Working Group is charged with examining relevant documents, policies, procedures, and processes and making recommendations for institutional improvement related to the University's commitment to ethics and integrity. For more information on KU's ten-year Middle States self study, visit




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 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, 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
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 323 MSU. At 4:30 p.m., in 103 AF, he will give a public lecture, "What if there is no 'best possible world'?"
                Joseph Jedwab, Department of Philosophy

April 13, noon 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

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





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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