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April 5, 2017


The Daily Brief

Department of Counselor Education presented at the Society for Humanistic Psychology conference.
Department of Counselor Education students and faculty presented at the Society for Humanistic Psychology conference, Pittsburgh, March 30 and 31. From L to R: Feishatee Rodriguez, Dr. Scott Tracy, Dr. Joanne Cohen, and Khadija Salim. Rodriguez and Salim are both students in the M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Both were awarded graduate student research grants to support their research presentations, "curative factors in self-help groups" and "living through the sandwich generation," respectively.



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1:45 p.m. Open Forum, assoc. dean, CLAS, 103 AF
2:30 p.m. Softball vs. East Stroudsburg, Softball Field
7 p.m. Criminal Justice Panel, 183 MSU




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


Upper level ridge works in after our cold front passage. Pleasant conditions are expected. It will certainly break up the active weather we have experienced recently. High temperature in the upper 60s. Northwest wind at 5-9 mph.




On behalf of my family, I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and condolences as we grieve the passing of my husband, Michael K. Funk, Sr. He was a gracious and kind husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend. He always enjoyed KU events and supported students. He was often dressed in KU apparel and a proud father of a KU alum, Kimiko Haklar Palumbo.
                Frances Cortez Funk, Health Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services

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  




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 5, 1:45 p.m.
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 1:45-2:45 p.m. in 103 AF, to meet the first candidate, Dr. William Cunningham for the position of associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
                Ted Witryk, on behalf of the COE search committee

April 5, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. panel
The Criminal Justice department will be hosting a panel on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Criminal Justice, 7p.m., April 5, 183 MSU with a 6 p.m. preceding reception. Panelists include:
Diane Gilroy, president of the Lehigh Valley chapter of NAMI
Jeffrey Poch, director of Operations at Safe Harbor in Easton
Sgt. Wade Haubert, Bethlehem Police Department
Dr. Kimberly Houser, Rowan University
                Colin Bolger, Department of Criminal Justice

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 6, 4 p.m.
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 103 AF. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:   
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

April 6, 7 p.m. The Communication Club is proud to host the first ever Ignite Kutztown event on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in LC 135. The event costs $5 and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund. Ignite asks speakers to enlighten us, but to make it quick. Presenters have five minutes and 20 automatic slides to tell us everything they can about something they are passionate about. Our speakers for this event include: Anne Frank, Tori Walker, Vicki Meloney, Kayla Wisnieski, Jermaine Martinez, Callum Bartlett, Derek Mace and Giovanni Negron. Hope to see you there!

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.

Saturday, April 8
Join the 40th anniversary celebration of the Department of Electronic Media Saturday, April 8.
-1 p.m., Best of Student Film Festival, Rickenbach Auditorium
-2:45 p.m., Tours
-4 p.m., History Presentation, TV Studio
                Department of Electronic Media

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.


Wednesday, April 5
2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. East Stroudsburg - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

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)
Sunday, April 9
11 a.m.                 Men's Tennis vs. Edinboro - Keystone Courts

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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