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April 25, 2017


The Daily Brief

Emma Osle, a graduating senior from Sinking Spring, Pa., has been awarded a Gold Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award from Kutztown University.
Emma Osle, a graduating senior from Sinking Spring, Pa., has been awarded a Gold Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award from Kutztown University. Osle is a studio art and art history double major. She received the award in the categories of original artwork of high quality, successfully completed research projects, artistic performances of high quality and outstanding service to the Kutztown University community. During her time at KU, Osle has been a volunteer for the Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery, worked as a research assistant under Dr. Daniel Haxall, been a tutor and founded the Art History Club, of which she is the president. In addition to her work at Kutztown, Osle has also interned and had her artwork featured in museums across southeastern Pennsylvania. Particularly, Osle's artwork was selected in a contest to be installed in the atrium at the State System of Higher Education offices in Harrisburg. Over the past year, she has conducted research on contemporary artist Teresita Fernandez, which she presented at conferences in both Memphis, Tenn. And Montreal, Quebec. Osle also volunteers her time directing the color guard unit at Wilson High School, her alma mater. She is a member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.  Osle has consistently achieved dean's list recognition, received KU's Marguerite Bierman Scholarship for Women Studying the Fine Arts, the Sharadin Day Award for Distinguished Achievement and the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors Scholarship. In the future, she hopes to earn a year-long internship at a major museum and one day continue her education and pursue her doctoral degree.


NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER LIVESTREAM April 25, 11 a.m. National Geographic Explorer LIVESTREAM - Connect with wildlife filmmaker Bob Poole 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 101 AF. 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.
                Department of Geography

Emily ReinertsonMatthew Harris
History majors Emily Reinertson, a senior, and Matthew Harris, a junior, were among the twenty-two Kutztown University students who presented papers or posters on Saturday, April 22, at the 18th Annual Berks Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference held at PSU-Berks.  Emily's paper "Your Idols are Worthless - Everything Else We Can Sell" was about ISIS's destruction and looting of historic sites in Syria and Iraq.  Matt's was "Compliance and Insurgence: United States Imperialism in Cuba and the Philippines."    



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ALL DAY Spring Evacuation Drills
11 a.m. National Geographic Explorer Livestream, 101 AF




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


A pretty ugly day today as a cutoff low pressure meanders just south of the area. The result will be periods of rain, some could be on the heavier side, along with a gusty northeast wind off the ocean. Temperatures will struggle to get past the mid 50s, a good 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. Yeah, this won’t be one of Kutztown’s prettier days. But remember what those April showers bring, right?




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


You can link D2L assignments to grades? Linking assignments, such as quizzes, assignments and discussions, to the D2L grade book allows you to automatically transfer student scores on an assignment directly to a grade item, eliminating the need to manually enter grades. The Assignment Setup and the Quiz Setup articles will show you how you can link your existing D2L assignments to items in the grade book. 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

Beginning July 6, D2L Daylight will offer a visual, clean and responsive way to manage your online classes. Don't miss the upcoming LIVE introductory session (AF205) on Friday, April 28, 3-3:30 p.m. We're adding more content all the time so please visit our Daylight page weekly.
                The Office of Distance Education

May 4, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Clay Club will be hosting a Therapy Night and Picnic in the Ceramics Studio, Sharadin 108, and in the courtyard outside the studio.  Everyone is invited to join us for Henna tattoos, pet therapy, hand massages, clay activities, and yoga.  Veggie burgers and spring rolls will be available.  Yoga will start at 7 p.m. - bring a towel.

May 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Clay Club will hold its Spring Sale in the lobby of Old Main.  Spectacular ceramic artwork made by members of Kutztown's ceramics community will be offered for sale.  These unique creations make great Mother's Day gifts.

Over the coming weeks, your campus radio station, KUR, will be airing interviews with graduates of KU who have gone on to do fantastic things. All interviews will be available for 'on-demand' listening if you cannot listen live. Go to and click on "Podcasts" and then follow the link to our YouTube channel. You can hear the interviews live on KUR during "Kutztown Live," which airs Tuesdays from 3 - 4 p.m. Tune in this afternoon from 3 - 4 p.m. when host Juliana Jablonski will throw it over to Mike Regensburger who will sit down with KU graduate Ahmed Awadallah, who hopes to use his education at KU to work for an international organization.  Just click on and click on "Listen to KUR" to listen right on your computer, or download the "TuneIn" app on your smartphone and search for "KUR."    



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 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 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
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.

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, 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, 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 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 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 27, 6 - 10 p.m.
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 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.     




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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