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April 17, 2017


The Daily Brief

It's On Us poster
Wear teal on Tuesday, April 18, to raise awareness about sexual assault.  Teal Tuesday is a day in which we encourage everyone to wear teal in order to bring awareness to sexual violence during the It's On Us Week of Action.  
                Women's Center

The Department of Geography would like to congratulate the following students: Tianna Andrews, Analyse Gaspich and Kaili Soisson, for being awarded the Carrie Babb Student Conference Presentation Award.
The Department of Geography would like to congratulate the following students: Tianna Andrews, Analyse Gaspich and Kaili Soisson, for being awarded the Carrie Babb Student Conference Presentation Award. Dr. Richard Courtney, chair, presented the students with their checks prior to their journey to the American Association of Geographers conference, held this year in Boston, MA from April 5-9. The monetary award is given to deserving students to help lessen the financial burden of attending a professional conference. Each of the students presented their poster with great success at the annual meeting of the AAG.

Please join the Department of Geography in congratulating education major/geography minor Analyse Gaspich on winning the Best Undergraduate Research Award in the R.S. Tarr Poster Competition at the recent American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, April 5-9.
Please join the Department of Geography in congratulating education major/geography minor Analyse Gaspich on winning the Best Undergraduate Research Award in the R.S. Tarr Poster Competition at the recent American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, April 5-9. The illustrated poster session was sponsored by the Cryosphere and Polar Geography Specialty Group of AAG and comes with a monetary award. Analyse and her research advisor, Dr. Michael Davis, studied snowfall variability in Pennsylvania during El Nino and non-El Nino winters from 1980-2010. This research is currently under review for The Pennsylvania Geographer with Analyse serving as lead author. Well done, Analyse.    



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

1 p.m. Respect My Red training, SA
2 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. Philadelphia U., Keystone Courts
4 p.m. Kiley Steward Memorial Baseball, North Field
5 p.m. COE Public Speaker Series, Dr. Sonia Nieto, 145 BH
5 p.m. AFSCME, 324 MSU
7 p.m. Katie Koestner, Campus Outreach Services, Schaeffer Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Chamber Ensemble, Georgian Room, Old Main




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


In the wake of last night's cold front, we can expect some morning shower activity. Skies will clear later in the day as high pressure takes hold. High temperature near 70. Winds north at 8-10 mph.




Saturday, April 22, will be a day full of exciting events on the KU campus.  Please note the start time and parking available for each event below.  As always, please make our visitors feel welcome.
8 a.m.                    EPCTM Math Conference, A-3
8 a.m.                    Quidditch Match, A-4, A-5
8:30 a.m.              Accepted Students Day, Fairgrounds
8:30 a.m.              Volleyball Tournament, E-1, E-2
9 a.m.                    Men's Rugby Tournament, B-2, B-3
9 a.m.                    Plow Boys Tractor Show, B-2, B-3
9:45 a.m.              Wounded Warrior 5K, A-1, A-2
10 a.m.                 Field Hockey Game and Clinic, F-1, E-2
10 a.m.                 Rotary Club, A-6
1 p.m.                   Softball Doubleheader, B-1
1 p.m.                   Spring Football Game, F-1, E-2
1 p.m.                   Lacrosse Game, E-1, E-2
1 p.m.                   Field Hockey Reunion, F-1, E-2
3:30 p.m.             Senior Voice Recital, F-1

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting admitted first year and transfer students for Accepted Student Day this coming Saturday, April 22. Many of the attendees make their final college choice based upon their experience at these events. Please help us welcome the admitted students and their families to the Golden Bear community

The Department of Mathematics will take center stage on PBS 39's show FOCUS tomorrow, April 18, at 7:30 p.m.  The program will repeat on Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Monday, April 24, at 11 p.m.  FOCUS features people, places and issues of interest in the Greater Lehigh Valley. This special report is part of our Full STEAM Ahead initiative, focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math.

April 19, 12:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Join ACE and the departments of Communication Studies and English Department in their annual Poetry Reading and Slam Competition.  Amazing Twin Poets Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills will perform their poetry Wednesday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the Rickenbach Theatre.  At 7 p.m. in MSU 183, they will MC the poetry slam competition. Prizes will be awarded to student performers based on creativity, crowd appeal, originality and more. You won't want to miss out on this event.  Sponsored by: Association of Campus Events, the Communication Studies Department and the English Department.

April 19, 6:30 p.m., 235 BK
Enjoy a meet and great with graduate faculty and learn more about the graduate admissions process. Please encourage any students interested in a graduate degree in Education to attend.
                College of Education and Graduate Admissions

April 19, 7 p.m.
Join us Wednesday, April 19 for Skylar Kergil, youtuber, musician, poet and transactivist in 145 Boehm at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there, and hope you'll encourage your students to come, too.
                Residence Life, GLBTQ Center, and Allies

April 26, 3 p.m.
Are you addressing your audience? Is your message too long or too short? Do you have trouble beginning and ending a note? Would you like to refresh your writing skills? Join us at the Effective Communication Workshop 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 200 Graduate Center to work with your peers in a faculty-led session with Dr. Janice Chernekoff, Department of English. RSVP to Julie Fiorini ( by Monday, April 24. Please bring 2-3 copies of a draft memo or e-mail (real or hypothetical) to the meeting.
                Julie Fiorini, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Logo
KU Middle States Working Group III members are Barth Yeboah (liaison), Michelle Kiec (co-chair), Kim Shively (co-chair), Nicole Becker, Kerri Cebula, Susan Czerny, Rolf Mayrhofer, Catherine McGeehan, Karen Rauch, Douglas Scott, Theresa Stahler, Thomas Stewart and Ted Witryk. This Working Group is charged with examining relevant documents, policies, procedures, and processes and making recommendations for institutional improvement related to the delivery of the student learning experience. 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 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 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 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.  




The Kutztown University softball team was tested this weekend by its top two competitors for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division crown. After splitting with second-place West Chester Friday, Kutztown remained in first place with a split against third-place Shippensburg University on Saturday at North Campus Field. Shippensburg won game one 2-1, and KU bounced back for a 4-2 win in game two.  The Golden Bears (25-10, 8-2 PSAC) locked up the season-series win with the split Saturday, having taken two from the Raiders (22-17, 5-5) earlier this year on the road.


Monday, April 17
2 p.m.   Men's & Women's Tennis vs. Philadelphia U. (Senior Day) - Keystone Courts

Tuesday, April 18
4 p.m.   Women's Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Friday, April 21
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Mansfield - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

2:30 p.m.             Men's Tennis vs. Edinboro - PSAC Semifinals at Bloomsburg, PA

Saturday, April 22
1 p.m.   Women's Lacrosse vs. Indiana (PA) (Senior Day) (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Softball vs. Wilmington - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Football hosts Spring Game - Andre Reed Stadium



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