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August 25, 2015


The Daily Brief

 Convocation 2015

Nearly 2,000 members of the class of 2019 celebrated convocation Sunday in Keystone Arena. Thank you to everyone who made the weekend a success.


(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.               Commuter Welcome Luncheon, MSU 250
4 - 7 p.m.            Kick Off Carnival, DMZ
4 - 7 p.m.            Recreational and Sports Club Carnival, DMZ



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

Any lingering morning clouds from our exiting cold front should quickly give way to mainly sunny skies. Nice low humidity and soft cool breezes from the west will make Tuesday afternoon a Top 10. Highs around 78.



Students, faculty and staff are invited to take a walk with Dr. Hawkinson and his dog Wynnie on several Mondays throughout the semester.  Walkers can meet at 5:30 p.m. on the patio behind the president's residence for a 45-minute walk around campus ending with light refreshments at the president's residence.  Walks will take place Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Oct. 19.  The walks will be canceled in the event of rain.  Other dogs are welcome to attend.  Pet waste bags will be provided. 

As we begin the new school year, please be reminded that any contact from external media and/or companies specializing in publicity opportunities should be directed to the Office of University Relations.   Inquiries can be directed to Matt Santos, director, University Relations at, or Dave Johnson, assistant director, University Relations at .   University Relations will process all inquiries upon receipt and help coordinate media visits.   University Relations can also assist with requests from campus media on an as-needed basis.   Thank you for your cooperation.
                Matt Santos, director, University Relations

The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.
Clerk Typist 2
Posting End Date: 9/4/2015

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources

Do you have a student, or know a student, who is struggling to buy books?  Help us to help them!  If they have authorized pending financial aid and are just awaiting a refund - they MAY be eligible for a bookstore account at our very own KU Campus Bookstore.  There are requirements and not all students are eligible.  Encourage them to view our website for more information and submit a request to the Financial Aid Office today!

1.       Accounts must be in good standing - no holds.
2.       Accounts must be expecting a refund (more pending aid or payments than charges).
3.       Student must have granted TWO specific permissions to use aid to cover these expenses.
4.       Purchases are only for REQUIRED text books, rental books if they have a credit card, clickers for larger classes, and other required items.  The account is not good for optional items, office supplies, clothing or food.
5.       One account per person per semester.
6.       3 different account amounts - $200, $500 or $750.
7.       Account can be ready as quickly as 2 business days!
8.       Complete the form and turn into Financial Aid today!

                Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts
                Bernard McCree, director, Financial Aid Services


On behalf of the Office of Student Involvement, we wish to extend a huge thank you to the more than 600 students, faculty, and staff who volunteered their time and energy to help staff the six move-in locations across campus on Saturday. Move in went smoothly due to your hard work and smiling faces! We sincerely appreciate everything you did to help make the day a success.
                Jenni Rach, assistant director, OSI

The Department of Communication Studies wishes to extend our sympathy  to our colleague, Dr. Joe Harasta, and his family in the death of his father last week.  Condolences can be sent to:  

Dr. Joseph Harasta
710 N. Barry Road
East Fallowfield, PA  19320
                Dr. Claire E. Van Ens, chair, Communication Studies

Catholic Mass is offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:10 p.m. at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center. Weekend Mass is held on Sunday at 9 p.m. All are welcome.
                Lisa Grabowski, advisor, Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Association

Welcome KU community! Your KU Orchestra is excited to welcome new members to the ensemble. We meet from 4:30-5:50 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Our concerts this semester are on Friday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 6 at 3 p.m. We would love to have more faculty participate in this ensemble. For those of you advising students, the orchestra is available to all students (by informal audition) and they can participate even if they don't have room to add it to their schedules. Rehearsals start on Thursday, August 27. Our first concert is titled "Fanciful & Fantastic" - Music that Stirs the Imagination from Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, and Williams. Please email Professor Moser at if you are interested in joining us.
                Jonathan Moser, orchestra director, Music

You can send an email to everyone enrolled in a course by using the email feature of the Classlist? This simple, three-step process allows you to send a mass email to all, or select, users in a course. Simply navigate to the Classlist in your course and click the "Email Classlist" button, compose your email, and click send! The attached guide details the process, as well as options for emailing only select users. Sending an Email to the Classlist from D2L

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has confirmed the dates for Fall Open House events.  Fall 2015 Open Houses are Fridays:  October 2, October 23 and November 6.
                Amanda Scarpa, admissions recruiter, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Kutztown University's Golden Bear, is available to make your event golden!  Avalanche can entertain, mingle, and be the hit of any show.  To book Avalanche, complete a reservation request on our website at or email us at .  Please submit your appearance request at least two weeks prior to your event. All reservations will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be fulfilled depending on performer availability.
                Alta M. Hart, programming and promotion, Kutztown Athletics

The Men's Basketball staff is hosting the 6th annual scholarship golf outing on Friday, September 11. It will be held at Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa. 1 p.m. shot-gun start. $100.00 for a single golfer/$400.00 for a foursome. If you do not golf and would like to sponsor a hole signage, it is $100.00. If you would like additional information please contact Tom York at We hope you can find time to come out and support Kutztown University Men's Basketball.

The Provost's Office is pleased to announce the following faculty that were awarded Tenure, Promotion and/or Sabbaticals.

Daniel Aruscavage, Biology
Jason Crockett, Anthropology/Sociology
Denise Darrah, Elementary Education
Albert Fu, Anthropology/Sociology
Jennefer Gehringer, Elementary Education
Qui Geng, Business Administration
Joseph Harasta, Communication Studies
Tauqeer Hussain, Computer Science and Instructional Technology
Daniel Immel, Music
Amy Kennedy, Elementary Education
Mostafa Maksy, Business Administration
Amanda Morris, English
Jonathan Shaw, English
Krista Varano, Elementary Education
Michele White, Elementary Education


Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Daniel Aruscavage
Jason Crockett
Muhammed Dalgin
John Entriken
Albert Fu
Joseph Harasta, Jr.
Dina Hayduk
Tauqeer Hussain
Daniel Immel
Soojin Kim
Jonathan Kremser
Viviana Lucabeche
Amanda Morris
Adrienne Oakley
Carissa Pokorny Golden
Elizabeth Rogol
Jonathan Shaw
Kathleen Stanfa
Jeffrey Voccola

Associate Professor to Professor
Paul Ache
Keshav Gupta
Paula Holoviak
Frank Kumor
Keith Logan
Kevin Mahoney
Mark Mahosky
Richard Salafia
Kim Shively
John Walker


2016 Fall Semester
Liao Liao Li, Business Administration
Padraig McLoughlin, Mathematics
Christine Saidi, History
Laura Sherrod, Physical Sciences

2017 Spring Semester
Sandra Chambers, Elementary Education
Elaine Cunfer, Communication Design
Miles Decoster, Communication Design
Curtis Herr, English
R. Todd Rober, Music
Gregory Setliff, Biology
Jacob Sewall, Physical Sciences
Todd Williams, English
Ju Zhou, Mathematics

Allan Back, Philosophy
Debra Lynch, Special Education
Karen Rauch, Modern Language Studies              
Cheryl Hochberg, Fine Arts
John Metcalf, Music
Robert Ryan, Psychology
Joo Tan, Computer Sci/Information Tech
William Towne, Biology



Monday - Friday

Saturday - Sunday

August 24 - 28

August 29 - 30

Bears Den - Starbucks

7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

218 & 223

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


South Side Café

Breakfast 7 - 9:30 a.m.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Dinner 4 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.





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