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April 24, 2017


The Daily Brief

induction ceremony for the new members of the Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national honor society for Criminal Justice.

On Tuesday, April 18, Criminal Justice students, faculty, family and friends celebrated the induction ceremony for the new members of the Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national honor society for Criminal Justice. Student inductees are, front: Rachel Fiore, Gabrielle Martin, Givel Ledesma, Valerie Mizansky, Krista Krumanocker, Stacy Anne Sowers, Logan Pettinato. Back: Donald Corson, Cassandra Rudderow, Gabrielle Gardas, Alyssa Konas, Brian Joseph, Justin Hess, Jordan Kubinski, Brandon Shappell, Bailey Naddeo. (Inductees not pictured: Vashti Faust and Luis Quiroz-Gonzalez).
                Jonathan Kremser, Acting Chair, Department of Criminal Justice

Dr. Carlson Chambliss, Kutztown, Pa., has been awarded the President's Medal by Kutztown University.
Photo:  L to R:  Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, Dr. Carlson Chambliss, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president.  

Dr. Carlson Chambliss, Kutztown, Pa., has been awarded the President's Medal by Kutztown University. The award was presented to Chambliss by Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, university president, at Friday's Chambliss Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony.  This is the fifth President's Medal presented since its inception in 2014. Chambliss has been a major supporter of the university for nearly half a century, creating both the Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award and the Chambliss Faculty Award.  Read the story here.

Students in the College of Education Program on Visual Impairments traveled to the National Special Education Conference in Boston on April 19 to present their original research on visual impairments.
Photo:  L to R:  Mackenzie Fagan, Megan Middlebrook, Kelsey McGuire, Carly Erdmann, Brittany Larkin, Abby Gifford, and Lindsey Thompson

Students in the College of Education Program on Visual Impairments traveled to the National Special Education Conference in Boston on April 19 to present their original research on visual impairments.




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10 a.m. COB Deans Search Open Forum, 100 DF
6 p.m. Addressing the Elephant or Donkey in your Classroom, AF 200
7:30 p.m. Piano Palooza, Schaeffer Auditorium




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


Low pressure develops off the Carolina coast and moves north. The system will bring plenty of moisture to the region. Best chance for precipitation looks to be during the afternoon hours. High temperature in the low-60s. Winds east at 6-10 mph. Rainfall less than .1".




Rohrbach Library and the other PASSHE libraries are transitioning from the Voyager Integrated Library System, which was implemented here in 1999, to a new system called Alma. Key advantages of this transition for end users include an updated user interface, enhanced user account functionality and a more user-friendly experience than the current legacy system. Work is progressing on the configuration of Alma. Please stay tuned for further announcements regarding this important change.
                Dan Stafford, Rohrbach Library

April 25, 11 a.m.
National Geographic Explorer LIVESTREAM - Connect with wildlife filmmaker Bob Poole on Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. in AF101. This award-winning conservationist talks about critical species of East Africa. Sponsored by the Geographical Society. All faculty and staff are invited. Please encourage your students to attend.

Stop by Dixon Marketplace 6 - 10 p.m., Thursday, April 27 for our Customer Appreciation event with giveaways, prizes, discounts and deals. Don't miss out.

April 22 - 30
The Miller Gallery will be exhibiting artwork from senior Fine Art majors from April 22 through April 30.
The exhibition was juried by David Mickenberg, director of the Allentown Art Museum
A closing reception will be held in the Sharadin Atrium, 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday, April 30. On that same day the Eckhaus Gallery at 157 West Main St., will open their Salon de Refuses from 3 - 5 p.m. This exhibit displays artwork declined by the Miller Gallery's juror.
                Karen Stanford

April 27, 11 a.m.
The Veterans Services Center is hosting an end of year picnic 11 a.m., Thursday, April 27 on the MSU Lawn. Come join in our celebration of another great year with food from Mission BBQ, lawn games, music and prizes. All are welcome. Free for veterans and military-affiliated. $5 for non-military affiliated, to raise money for the Veteran's Emergency Fund. Hope to see you there.
                Veterans Services

April 26
Chick-fil-A is hosting an All About Admins Day 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 26. If you show a KU ID for faculty or staff, you will receive a free medium order of french fries with your purchase.

Open Enrollment for PASSHE benefits (non-PEBTF employees) will be held April 24 through May 5. Open Enrollment e-mails indicating "What's New for 07/01/17" were sent to employees on 04/21/17. The e-mail directs employees to the State System website for detailed plan information. All changes should be made through Employee Self-Service; no action is required if you wish to remain in the same medical plan and have no dependent changes. Changes made during the Open Enrollment window will have an effective date of July 1.
                Jean E. Adam, benefits manager




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 24
The College of Business will host its third candidate for dean Monday, April 24. The candidate's vita can be found at (Kutztown University login credentials are required to access link).
                College of Business

April 24, 7:30 p.m.
The concert on Monday, April 24, Schaeffer Auditorium, will present a Piano-dance-a-thon, showcasing a number of exciting pieces inspired by dance forms, for a variety of combinations of pianos and pianists. Works by Chopin, Dvorak, Fenty, Grieg, Khatchaturian, Korsakow, Moszkowski and Schubert, including a transcription by KU alumni Colin Shecktor for seven pianists, one piano, will be performed by KU piano students, KU faculty Maria Asteriadou, and KU alumni, pianists Michael Scales and Geert Ruelens. Invited guests will include the Berks Piano Quartet, the Zeng brothers and the New York Theater Ballet dancers, Amanda Treiber and Steven Melendez.
                Department of Music

April 25 - 27
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


April 26, 7 p.m.
Price is Right Live! ACE is hosting a trip to the Santander Arena on Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 for all students, faculty and staff, family and friends. Pick up your tickets in 153 MSU, across from the bookstore while supplies last! For more information contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at, x3-4043.

April 26, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Please join us for National Walk at Lunch Day and a Human Resources Open House Wednesday, April 26. The open house will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Kemp Building. Light refreshments will be provided.  The one-mile walk will begin at noon in front of the Kemp Building. This walk qualifies those participating in the Healthy U wellness program for 25 wellness points.  To qualify for the 25 Healthy U points, you must participate in the one mile walk; however, everyone who does their own walk and stops in at H.R. as part of their walk, will receive a small gift in honor of National Walk at Lunch Day. In order to have a count for refreshments, please register here if you will be attending the open house and/or participating in the walk.
                Jean Adam, Benefits Manager

April 26, 9 a.m.
Alumni Lawrence Santos '14 and Bryant Smith '07 of The Guardian Life Insurance will discuss their roles as digital forensics and IT security experts Wednesday, April 26, from 9 - 9:50 a.m. in AF 203,.  They will also share their KU experiences and the transition to their current career.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

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

April 27, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Wind Ensemble will present "Music of Recollections, Memories, and Sentimentals," 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27. The concert will include the Pennsylvania premiere of Morning Rush by J.R. Trimpe, a fast-paced composition that captures the spirit of an intense morning commute; Colonial Song from Sentimentals No. 1 by Percy Aldridge Grainger; and La Forza Del Destino Overture by Giuseppe Verdi. The Wind Ensemble will also present Illuminations by Mark Camphouse which honors the life and legacy of Robert D. Jorgensen, professor of music emeritus and director of bands emeritus at the University of Akron, who passed away in 2015.  KU Director of Bands, Daniel Neuenschwander, was a student of Jorgensen.  KU was one of the commissioning institutions for Camphouse's piece.  The ensemble will close with Barnum & Bailey's Favorite (March) by Karl L. King. This classic American circus march honors the closing of Barnum & Bailey's circus this year.  For more information visit or call 610-683-4550.

April 30, 5 p.m.
Kutztown University Clinical Services will host an Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, April 30. The walk, which is in its third year, will take place on the DMZ, located on the south side of campus between Old Main and the South Dining Hall. All proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Out of the Darkness Walk official t-shirts as well as many information tables on suicide prevention will be provided for walkers at the event. To register online visit Walkers are also able to register on the day of the walk between 3:30 - 5 p.m. All pre-registered and walk up registrants must check-in the day of the walk. For more information contact Kathy Loomis at or 484-646-5927. 





Monday, April 24 (OFF-CAMPUS)
6:30 p.m.             Baseball vs. Albright - Reading, PA (FirstEnergy Stadium) (Live Stats)

Saturday, April 29 (SENIOR DAY)
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Softball vs. Millersville (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)



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