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December 13, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU English majors trip to NY literary points of interest
Freshman English majors (from left to right Gabrielle Loch, Ashley Stein, Teryn Hartline, and Jamie Natale) traveled to New York on a beautiful late November day to explore some exciting literary points of interest including Sleepy Hollow and the FDR Library in Hyde Park.  The picture was taken in front of FDR's family home (it is right behind the library).  This trip was part of the students' fall learning community experience.


PASSHE Study Abroad Award 2017 Winter
Layshan Gilliard (left) and Bailey Morelock (right) have been selected as recipients of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Study Abroad Award for the 2017 Winter Semester. The scholarship money from this competitive award will be applied to the Kutztown Winter Program in London 2017.  Please congratulate these two outstanding students.   



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9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sports Memorabilia Fundraiser, MSU




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

A mix of some clouds and sun today in between systems. Highs around 40. Soft southwest breezes. Keep an eye out for a snow shower or two tonight into early tomorrow as a system passes which will be the first step in sending our temperatures to the depths of winter for the second half of the week.  



Dec. 13-15
If you're a sports fan or have a sports fan on your holiday shopping list, stop by the McFarland Student Union this week, Tuesday -Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jerseys, hats, t-shirts and more from your favorite teams.  This supports the many service projects of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.
Convenient shopping and items you may not be able to find in stores.  Thank you for your support.
                Jerry Schearer, Academic and Student Affairs

Dec. 16, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
The Academic Affairs Division would like to thank Mitch Freed for his 25 years of service to Kutztown University and wish him all the best in his retirement.  Please join us in honoring Mitch's retirement on Friday, Dec. 16, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in 317 Stratton Administration Building, to wish him well.  

All week long, save 25 percent off all sweatshirts, sweatpants and gift items!  We are also continuing an additional 25 percent off all clearance items.  Grab some holiday gifts now through Saturday, December 17.
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI

You can copy your course content to another course shell? With the end of the semester upon us, the Spring 2017 semester is undoubtedly in the back of your mind! If you are teaching the same course, or if you just want to reuse some of your course content, you can quickly copy the content into your new course. You can copy all content, or just select items. Content can be copied between any two courses in which you have an instructor role. The Course Copy article outlines the process of copying course content.
Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education

The Honors Program is pleased to announce this years' recipients of the PASSHE 2017 Summer Study Abroad Program: The Challenges of Development: Politics and Culture in Belize. They are sophomore Kristyn Rohrer (Sociology) and freshman Morganne Bennett (Special Ed/Vision/Pre-K-4). The alternate is junior Shannon McCray (Special Ed/Pre K-8). Please extend congratulations to all three.
                Johanna Forte, director, Honors Program

These non-instructional positions are open on campus  

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0172 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time 12/16/16
2016-0175 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0177 MR2 Electrical/HVAC - 2nd shift Full Time 1/6/17
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
2016-0182 Office Assistant to the Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies (Clerical Supervisor 2) Full Time 1/3/17
2016-0188 Classroom Technician - REPOSTED Full Time 1/3/17

                                Human Resources   


Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center will have extended hours for Finals Week with light refreshments and free Scantrons available to students. The building has computers and printers.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.-midnight
Monday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m.-midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m.-midnight
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m.-midnight
Thursday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Any questions, please call Jeann Cengeri, Office Manager, x34807.
                Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center

Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following schedule during finals week:
Mon., Dec. 12 - Wed., Dec. 14   Regular hours of operation
Thurs., Dec. 15                         6 a.m.-9 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.)
Fri., Dec. 16                              6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m.)
Sat., Dec. 17 - Sun., Dec. 18     CLOSED

Group exercise classes will end on Wednesday, Dec. 14.  Classes will resume next semester on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.  Cheryl will not be conducting lunchtime workouts over winter break.




Taylor Named Top Keeper of 2016 NCAA Tournament
Kutztown University goalkeeper Imani Taylor honored for her postseason play and her 3-1 NCAA record this season, as she was named the goalie on this year's Division II women's soccer All-NCAA Tournament Team.  Forty two teams competed in the women's soccer NCAA Tournament. Taylor led the tournament with 28 saves in her four starts. She played 360 minutes, fourth-most in the tournament, and held a 1.25 goals-against-average that included two shutouts.



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