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April 4, 2017


The Daily Brief

2017 Math Kangaroo Competition
Kutztown University was registered as a Math Kangaroo center for the first time in 2017. The Math Kangaroo Competition is an international event, which is held annually on the third Thursday of March.  It has been taking place in the U.S. since 1998 and it attracted over 28,000 students nationwide in 2017.  Any student first through twelfth-grade qualifies. The competition questions are appropriate for the students' ages, and are interesting and challenging.  On March 16, Kutztown hosted this successful event with 53 registered students in this first group of participants.  The Math Kangaroo Competition at Kutztown University was fully supported by the Department of Mathematics.
                Ju Zhou, associate professor, Department of Mathematics

Electronic Media 40th Anniversary   



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6 p.m. CPS Pet Therapy, 218 MSU
7:30 p.m. Symphonic Band, Schaeffer Auditorium




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


Mostly cloudy, breezy and warm with a couple of showers; a thunderstorm later, patchy morning fog. High: 71 degrees. – AccuWeather




The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs is proud to institute a new overnight program Multicultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (M.O.R.E.). The event serves talented, high-achieving high school seniors from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For more information check out our website: Please welcome our prospective students to the KU community.
Call to faculty:  If you would be interested/willing to allow students to attend your 9:30 a.m. class Thursday, April 6, please e-mail
                Johnée Border, financial aid assistant, Office of Financial Aid


Please join the football team as we kickoff our third annual Be The Match bone marrow donor registry drive. Be The Match Registry is a national marrow registry that helps patients diagnosed with various types of blood cancers find a donor to help save their lives. The event will be held 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, Multipurpose Room, MSU. It only takes 20 minutes and a cheek swab. Stop by and help save a life. For more information on the registry visit
                Ben Cregger, intern football coach

You can use Turnitin OriginalityCheck and GradeMark to scan student assignment submissions for plagiarism and evaluate submissions electronically? OriginalityCheck will check the submission against an extensive database for potential plagiarism. GradeMark allows you to leave personalized comments for students directly on the submitted document. The Turnitin article will help you implement OriginalityCheck and GradeMark in your course. 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

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

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2017-0034 internal NEW - Math Department Secretary Full Time 4/17/17
2017-0040 NEW - Temp PT Sports Information Assistant Temporary PT 4/28/17
2017-0023 Locksmith Full Time 4/14/17
2017-0030 Dean, College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous


It's official! Bob Watrous, associate provost for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs/dean of students, is retiring March 31. The university community is invited to join in a celebration in his honor 3- 5 p.m., Friday, April 14, 250 MSU. Contributions toward a gift will be collected in the Office of the Dean of Students, 119 AD. Cards for recording memories of working with Bob will be available to guests at the celebration. Those who cannot make the celebration are invited to complete a card ahead of time in the Office of the Dean of Students. Questions can be directed to Faith Riedel at ext. 3-1396. Hope to see you there.
                Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

It is with great sadness that I inform the university community of the unfortunate passing of professor emeritus, Dr. Donald Kreps. Don was a member of the College of Business Department of Management from 1985 until his retirement in 2012. Don loved to travel and recently on one his trips to Europe he suffered a tragic fatal accident. As of today, no services are planned as his family is still dealing with the shock. As more details become available, I will pass them along.
                Thomas J. Grant, Associate Professor of Accounting

Please join the Business Office in offering condolences to Barbara Reitz, Procurement Services, for the loss of her mother, Mrs. Virginia McGinley, on March 28. Memorial Mass to be held Friday, April 7 at Church of St. Ann, Emmaus, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Suite 170, Bethlehem, PA 18017.
                Business Office





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 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 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 5, 1:45 p.m.
A presentation will be held by Dr. William Cunningham, candidate for the associate dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The open forum will be held 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 103 AF. All members of the campus community are welcome to attend.

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, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., 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 activities 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.




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.


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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