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April 3, 2017


The Daily Brief

Women Who Inspire
MCC graduate assistant, Arashi Mesa-Melo coordinated and designed our annual "Women Who Inspire" booklet in recognition of Women's History Month. Please see the results of the beautiful piece with articles from students and staff online at the following link:
We appreciate and thank those who contributed to this project.
                Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services/MCC


Wounded Warrior 5K Run/Walk 2017
Is your team ready? Which office will take the victory for the most participation in this year's Wounded Warrior 5K Run/Walk? Support a good cause, and support your own health. Register today at and join the Military Club KU and the Veterans Services Center 8:30 a.m., April 22.
                Veterans Services




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3:30 p.m. President's Free Hour, 303 AD
1 p.m. Baseball vs. Lock Haven - North Campus Field (Live Stats




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


High pressure will make for a sunny to partly cloudy start to Monday. The next system begins to move through the Great Lakes by this evening. Clouds will be increasing throughout the day. Look for some rain showers by the evening and overnight hours. High temperature in the low-60s. Winds south at 5-10 mph.




April 3, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to meet with President Hawkinson during his free hour 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 3. Free hours occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
                Office of the President

April 4, 6 p.m.
Come and get some puppy love 6 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break and come and get some "canine therapy." 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 4, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Symphonic Band will perform 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, Schaeffer Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The ensemble will perform "Music to Tell a Story," with pieces such as Havendance by David Holsinger; Each Time You Tell Their Story, a tribute to those who died in American wars by Pittsburgh composer Samuel Hazo; Festivo by Valclav Nelyhbel; American Riversongs by Pierre LaPlante; Blessed Are They from "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms; and Chant and Jubilo by W. Francis McBeth.  For more information visit or call 610-683-4550.

April 6, 8:30 a.m.
Penn State is hosting a Fulbright workshop and is inviting faculty from other institutions. They are hosting a one-day conference on April 6, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at Penn State. The following topics will be addressed during the day:
1.            Fulbright as a Form of Cultural Diplomacy
2.            Fulbright and Curriculum Internationalization
3.            Fulbright Clinic: Learning about Fulbright and Professional development, Different categories of Fulbright, Current Changes to the Program, and How to Apply for a Grant

They have extended an invitation to Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) to give the keynote address.

For registration, please contact our program assistant, Kris Crassweller, at
                Jeffrey Werner, director, Grants and Sponsored Projects

April 6, 11 a.m.
Dr. Michelle Kiec, associate dean will present "Get Out of the Office! See the World!" 11 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 120 Sharadin Arts Building at the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Faculty First Thursday. All are welcome to attend, to learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College Visual and Performing Arts

April 7, Rental Deadline
In preparation for spring commencement, faculty in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the commencement program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is Friday, April 7.  To place an order for rental attire, please RSVP at and select "yes" for regalia and fill out the following information:
-Area of Study
-Alma mater
Rented attire can be picked up starting Monday, May 8, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. in 171 MSU. It must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to KUSSI in the faculty robing area. Any questions regarding regalia should be directed to Jim Scally by email at
                Jim Scally, Auxiliary Services Coordinator, KUSSI

April 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center (PaGCHC) will host its annual Easter on the Farm 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at the PaGCHC. The event is open to the public. Admission is free; parking by donation. Local craftspeople and artisans will be on site demonstrating traditional egg dying and scratching, tinsmithing, hearth cooking, paper crafts, and more. Visitors of all ages will be immersed in farm life and springtime fun with wagon rides, farm animals, hands-on craft activitie, and free Easter egg hunts (for ages 6 mos. to 10 yrs.) at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be given out to lucky egg hunters with sweets generously provided by R.M. Palmer and Just Born, Inc. More information can be found at or by calling the Heritage Center office at 610-683-1589.

Sunday, April 9
The entry deadline is imminent, so please encourage your students to attend this Sunday's "Meeting of the Minds" workshop, 7:30 - 10 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, where they'll have a chance to meet collaborators, refine their ideas, and boost their chances of winning this year's research-based Rohrbach Library Award for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Publishing and the $500 that accompanies the honor. The event is at STEAMworks, 18 RL. Details at
                Bruce Jensen, librarian, STEAMworks!

April 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Department of Music will present an exciting concert preview of the 2017 Kutztown University Chamber Music Festival 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 9, Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert features KU faculty, pianist Maria Asteriadou and violinist Kurt Nikkanen, joined by guest artist, distinguished cellist Daniel Gaisford. The program will feature duos for violin and cello by Kodaly and Handel-Halvorsen. In the second half of the performance, all three artists will join forces for a performance of Beethoven's monumental Archduke Trio.

April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Kutztown University professor of geology, Dr. Sarah Tindall, will deliver the spring 2017 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 183 McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Tindall will present Minerals, Mountains, and Microcracks. Based on laboratory experiments with sand, clay, plaster and wax, 3D graphs of very small cracks, and extensive field excursions, this lecture explores Earth processes from the microscopic to the mountain-scale, spanning millions of years. Tindall will wander from the 1.4 billion-year-old gemstones of her childhood, through the Mesozoic Era deserts and dunes of Arizona and Utah, and into her KU modeling laboratory where she dissects the ancient history of the Appalachians.



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The KU Middle States Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations Working Group is responsible for insuring that the university is in compliance with all federal regulations relevant to accreditation (i.e., student identity verification in distance education; transfer of credit policies and articulation agreements; Title IV program responsibilities and cohort default rates; institutional records of student complaints; required information for students and the public; standing with state and other accrediting agencies; and, assignment of credit hours). This Working Group is composed of Bernard McCree, Jesus Pena, Douglas Scott, Natalie Snow, Carole Wells (chair), Ted Witryk and Nancy Wunderly. For more information on KU's ten-year Middle States self study, visit





Sign-up now to be a part of the 19th Annual Great Golden Bear Golf Scramble on Monday, June 12. The scramble will be held at the Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa., for a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and includes a new low price for 2017.


Monday, April 3
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. Lock Haven - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Friday, April 7
2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. East Stroudsburg - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
3 p.m.                   Men's Tennis vs. Edinboro - Keystone Courts

Saturday, April 8
11 a.m.                 Men's Tennis vs. Mercyhurst - Keystone Courts
12 p.m.                 Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Spring Invitational - Moselem Springs Golf Club (Fleetwood, Pa.)
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Tuesday, April 11
2 p.m.                   Men's & Women's Tennis vs. Bloomsburg - Keystone Courts
2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. Univ. of the Sciences - North Campus Field (Live Stats)



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