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April 18, 2017


The Daily Brief

Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate
The College of Education has announced that the new doctoral program in Transformational Teaching and Learning, which will be begin in the fall 2017 semester, has been accepted for membership into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). KU will join and work with the 80 current members of the project in a transformational process of learning and considering new and innovative ways to improve the degree. The consortium works to redesign the professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of Pre-K-20 education and the organizations that support it. The consortium works members through bi-annual meetings, experimenting and learning on campus and sharing and learning across context.

On Saturday, April 8, Kutztown University's Department of Modern Language Studies hosted the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.On Saturday, April 8, Kutztown University's Department of Modern Language Studies hosted the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German.   
Photo: Left: Attendees listen to Dr. Susanne Nimmrichter (Millersville University of Pa.). 
Right: Graduate students and faculty from Penn State University participate in a conference workshop. 

On Saturday, April 8, Kutztown University's Department of Modern Language Studies hosted the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German. More than 30 area teachers and professors of German joined their colleagues for networking and pedagogy workshops. 

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 with 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 Wednesday, April 26, sessions with different centers offered at each session.
For information and registration, visit:
                Carrie Norlund, Department of Art Education and Crafts




(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

ALL DAY Teal Tuesday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair, Beekey Lobby
11 a.m. Is Hate Speech Free Speech, MSU 222
11 a.m. CPS Pet Therapy, MSU 218
4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. East Stroudsburg - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
7 p.m. Movie Night - "Moonlight," MSU 183




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


High pressure in control will contribute to Mostly Sunny skies with highs in the mid-60s. Light west winds.




We wish to extend condolences to Jerry Silberman and his family, on the loss of his father-in-law, Joseph John Kuzma. Joseph was also the husband of Miriam Kuzma, retired Business Office staff member. Funeral services will be this Wednesday, April 19, at the Heintzelman Funeral Home, for additional information please click on link below. Expressions of Condolences can be sent to the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance in 305 Stratton Administration Center.
                Administration and Finance

These non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2017-0026 internal NEW )- Custodial Worker 1 - Housing Full Time 4/21/17
2017-0023 Locksmith Full Time 4/28/17
2017-0030 Dean, College of Business Full Time Continuous
2017-0037 internal MR2 Carpenter/Plumber- 2nd shift Full Time 4/24/17
2017-0040 Temp PT Sports Information Assistant Temporary PT 4/28/17
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous


April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Join GRAMMY award-winner Branford Marsalis and his band, The Branford Marsalis Quartet, in Schaeffer Auditorium on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. Marsalis' tight-knit working band will be joined by GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling, one of the world's foremost jazz vocalists. Elling's deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the Quartet to perform a variety of material in new ways.  A limited number of tickets are still available for $44 ($24 for students, $10 for KU Students with ID) and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at or x34092.
                KU Presents!

Evacuation drills, required by Pennsylvania life safety regulations, are intended to ensure the efficient and safe use of the exit facilities available in case of an emergency. Order and control are the primary purposes of the drill. The evacuation drills will be conducted beginning Tuesday, April 25 and continue through Thursday, April 27, weather permitting. Classroom faculty and staff should be familiar with the basic procedures by guiding building occupants to the nearest available exit, and standing clear from the building at least 100-feet to allow full evacuation of all occupants. Information on building evacuation procedures can be found by visiting the KU home page and clicking on Safety & Emergency at the bottom of the page or by clicking on the link below, then click on the Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedure PDF on right side of the page.  - Thank you for your cooperation.
                Jeff LaGamba CET, assistant director, Environmental, Health and Safety

You can create group Wikis in Campus Pack? This is a great tool for facilitating online collaboration by allowing you to restrict the editing capabilities of a Wiki to a small group, while still allowing the entire class to view the Wiki. The Group Wiki article will help you set up group Wikis in Campus Pack.

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

April 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The English Department's annual KU Composition Conference will take place this Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in 312 McFarland Student Union. This celebration of student writing is open to the public. Programs and snacks will be available. Our featured panel is "The Intersection of Academic, Public, and Personal Writing: Senior English Majors Discuss a Tapestry of Texts," from 11 a.m. - noon. Please consider sitting in on one of the panels and supporting your students' writing. 
                Amy Lynch-Biniek and Kathy Hartman, KUCC Chairs

April 18, 7 p.m.
A young black man in Miami struggles with his sexuality and his drug-addicted mother in Barry Jenkins's acclaimed drama, a sublime and novelistic work of art. A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron and his epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him. The film features three different actors playing the lead at various stages in his life, with supporting turns from Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali. Based on the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight has won rave reviews and topped many critics' polls of the best film of the year. Join ACE in the viewing of this amazing film on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the MSU 183.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, ACE advisor

April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Dr. Daniel Immel will present a "Los Pasos del Corazón" (The Heart's Footsteps), a faculty recital on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature Latin, Brazilian and Spanish piano music for the evening. The program will also feature composers Barrios, Albeniz, Palomo, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Mompou, Nazareth and Ponce.

April 18, 19 & 20
KU's chapter of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) is holding a Scholastic Book Fair in the lobby of Beekey on Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 6p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 5p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6p.m.  Please stop by and browse our selection of children's books for sale!
                Amy Kennedy and Jennefer Gehringer, NAEYC advisors

April 20, 9:30 a.m.
Please join Modern Language Studies, along with over 100 K-12 students, on Thursday, April 20, in MSU 218, for a thought-provoking event entitled "Examining the Melting Pot."  All are welcome to attend the showing of the moving 75-minute film, "Don't Tell Anyone", beginning at 9:30 a.m.  This will be followed by a panel discussion on migration experiences from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. led by KU students and faculty, along with community members.  For more information, please contact Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez
                Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez




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

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


April 18, 11 a.m. 
Kutztown University's Frederick Douglass Institute cordially invites you to join us for our upcoming discussion on hate speech. This discussion will be held Tuesday, April 18, at 11 a.m. in 222 MSU. Our guest speaker, Dr. Jennifer Schlegel, will be discussing how free speech relates to hate speech, and the effects that hate speech has on us and/or those around us. There will be free pizza and beverages for all those who attend. We hope to see you there.

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 19, 12:30 p.m. and 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 183 MSU, they will emcee 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 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.  





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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