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April 14, 2017


The Daily Brief

Dr. Hawkinson dedicated a portrait of Guido Pichini ’74 on Thursday during the KU Council of Trustees meeting.
Above:  Dr. Charles Blocksidge '65, chair, KU Counil of Trustees; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Guido Pichini '74, member, KU Council of Trustees; Susan Pichini

Dr. Hawkinson dedicated a portrait of Guido Pichini '74 on Thursday during the KU Council of Trustees meeting.  The portrait is in honor of Mr. Pichini's service to the university and the State System of Higher Education.  It will be displayed in room 250 of the McFarland Student Union.   



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9 a.m. Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - Andre Reed Stadium
12:10 p.m. Good Friday Services, Newman Center
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)
3 p.m. Bob Watrous Retirement Celebration, 250 MSU




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


High pressure continues to build to our southeast. Mostly sunny skies are expected for the day. High temperature near 60. Winds calm.




KU's Susan and Guido '74 Pichini, Arianne Cabral '20 to be featured on Infinite Opportunities - Sunday's episode of the State System's Infinite Opportunities will feature Susan and Guido '74 Pichini, along with the recipient of the Chairman and Mrs. Guido M. Pichini Endowed Merit Scholarship, Arianne Cabral '20. To watch, tune in at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on PCN.

The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty at Kutztown University will grant two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students returning to campus fall 2017. Recipients of the scholarships will be determined on the basis of their participation in campus service and solidarity activities as well as academic record. The competition is open to all students, qualifications can found at

April 21, 1 - 10 p.m.
The honors program is hosting an art auction in the president's room in the MSU on Friday, April 21 from 1 - 10 p.m. Art submissions are being collected until Wednesday, April 19. Artist will receive a portion of the sale, and profits are donated to the Berks County Art Fund. All are welcome to submit any art pieces. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided at the auction. Contact Amandamae Baettcher for more information at
                Karli Molignoni, Honors Program Executive Board

April 14, 12:10 p.m.
Good Friday Services will be held at 12:10 p.m. in the lower chapel of the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center. All are welcome to attend.



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

April 17
The College of Business will host its second candidate for dean, Monday, April 17. The candidate's vita, schedule and on-line survey can be found at  (Kutztown University login credentials required to access link).
                College of Business

April 17, 1 p.m.
Kutztown University will host a Respect My Red Leadership Training on sexual misconduct for student leaders, educators, counselors, administrators, principals and coaches in K-12 and higher education, on Monday, April 17, beginning at 1 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  Attendees can preregister at  The cost is $50 for adults, $25 for students with proper school identification and $15 for Kutztown University students.  Opening remarks and workshops will be facilitated by national experts and will run from 1 - 6 p.m.  Katie Koestner, executive director, Campus Outreach Services, will serve as keynote speaker at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  Koestner's speech is free and open to the public.  For a complete schedule or to register visit, call 866-966-9012 or e-mail  For more information contact Christine Price, director, KU Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center, at or 610-683-4655.

April 17, 4 p.m.
The Kutztown University community is invited to North Campus Field this Monday, April 17, for the high school baseball game between Fleetwood and Schuylkill Valley. The two participating school districts and the university will celebrate the honor and memory of Kiley Steward, the daughter of Ken Steward, associate vice president in the Provost's Office. All donations collected during the game will benefit the Kiley Steward Memorial Scholarship. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!

April 17, 5 p.m.
Dr. Sonia Nieto, professor emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture at the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, will present Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in 145 BH and engage in an informal discussion Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in 218 BK. Among her numerous publications is "Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education" (now in its 6th edition, 2012), which was selected when it was first published (1992) as one of the 100 books that helped define the field of education in the 20th century. Dr. Nieto has received many awards for her scholarly work, activism, and advocacy, including six honorary doctorates and election as a Laureate of Kappa Delta Pi (2001), a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (2011), and a member of the National Academy of Education (2015).  She will speak on April 17 on "Lessons from a Life in Public Education." All KU faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.
                Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean, College of Education

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

April 18, 11 a.m.
The last dog therapy event of the semester will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to noon in 218 MSU. Several dogs will be in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too.
                Aimee Adams, Counseling and Psychological Services

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, 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

April 20
Take home beautiful linocut prints that you'll make yourself. Tools and materials are supplied the afternoon of Thursday, April 20. All levels are welcome; pure beginners will gather the know-how and techniques to make quality prints on your own. Feel free to bring special paper you want to print on, as well as any pictures, digital or physical, you might like to work with. Spots are limited so register now at
                Bruce Jensen, librarian, STEAMworks!

April 20, 11 a.m.
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

April 22, 8:30 a.m. Check In, 10 a.m. Start
Sponsored by the Military Club at Kutztown University. The proceeds will go directly to support the Keystone Warriors (KW), a tax exempt charitable organization (501(c)3) which supports injured and wounded veterans and their families who are from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The cost is $35 for individuals.
Last year we reached a milestone of $20,000 raised for veterans in need of support over the last three years of races. We would like your support.
Donations are greatly appreciated. More info at
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Matt Stefancin at 484-241-7346 or e-mail at
                Veterans Services and Military Club at KU

April 22
The art buses is scheduled for Saturday, April 22. Departure from MSU parking lot at 9 a.m. Drop off is near the art museums. The trip cost for each person is $20. Open to KU students first, then non-students can sign up on the Monday prior to the scheduled trip so long as seats are still available.  *admission to museums not included*
April 22 trip ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.  Non student ticket sales open Monday, April 17.
All ticket sales take place in 153 MSU, the Office of Student Involvement. Cash or check written to KUSSI accepted for payment.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  





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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