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December 15, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU and Liquid Interactive scholarship
Photo L to R:  KU President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson; Jim Ludlow, president, Liquid Interactive and KU Trustee; College of Business Dean Dr. Martha Geaney

The Kutztown University College of Business and Liquid Interactive have signed an agreement which will provide an annual scholarship for a KU student interested in digital marketing.  The intent for this award is to open students' eyes as to how many career opportunities in the digital marketing industry there are, as well as to how many of those career opportunities - and resources - there are in the Lehigh Valley.

The scholarship will reward students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in digital marketing. The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on their level of creativity as well as their eagerness to begin a career in this field as seen through their application.
Read the media release
Watch video of the scholarship announcement

Allan Back published
Congratulations to Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, on his new publication.  Complete information can be found here.      



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9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sports Memorabilia Fundraiser, MSU
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Blood Drive, 218 MSU




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

Clouds and sun. A few snow squalls around which could dust up the roads and be disruptive. High winds. Dangerously cold. Highs in the low 20s. Wind chills around zero. Overnight low around 10. Wind chills around -5.



This is a reminder that any travel expenses or invoices that need to be postmarked and paid this year should be forwarded to and received by our office no later than Dec. 21 in order to be processed with our last check run on Dec. 22.  Otherwise, processing will resume after the holiday break.  Thank you.
                Raquel Dumlao, Accounts Payable Supervisor

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. 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 218 MSU
YOU DESEREVE TO RELAX!    Faculty and Staff are invited to relax in our ergonomically designed lounge chairs and have some juice and snacks!    Today, Thursday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. is our final blood drive of 2016.  So come, relax with some quit time as you save lives and feel good about ending 2016 on a high note!    Since its finals week, we are hoping to get more faculty and staff to give - so please sign up today - and encourage your students to do so as well!   To pre-register and reserve a time slot click HERE.    But walk-ins are also welcome.  Thank you and Happy Holidays.
                The Community Outreach Center, Student Volunteer Coalition, and Miller-Keystone Blood Bank

Bieber Bus is a great way to travel during the holidays and semester breaks! Bieber Bus offers regular trips to New York City and Philadelphia year round with periodic stops available in between. Bieber Bus transfers in NYC and Philadelphia can also be used to access other destinations. Tickets can be purchased at the McFarland Student Union Information desk as well as the Bieber Kutztown office located downtown. Book your trip today! Visit for details regarding schedules and pricing.
                Jim Scally, KUSSI

Dec. 16, 10 a.m. - noon, MSU 250
If you are preparing to retire, or just starting to think about it: Please join APSCUF and APSCURF representatives at a Pre-Retirement Q&A on Friday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. - noon in MSU 250. Light refreshments will be available. Retirement information is also available here:  and here: 
If you have any questions, or would like to RSVP, please contact Retirement Committee Co-Chairs Patti Derr,, Keshav Gupta,, or APSCUF OM Colleen Fitzgerald,
                Colleen Fitzgerald, APSCUF

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.

Dec. 19 - Jan. 20
Clinical Services               Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Admin.                           Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Health Promotions and Alcohol and Other Drug Services     Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All offices will be closed the afternoon of Dec. 23 through Jan. 2.
                William Lendzinski, assistant director, Health and Wellness Clinical Services


McFarland Student Union
Thursday, Dec. 15             7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 16                 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17             8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18              CLOSED

Winter hours can be seen at

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.
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:
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.



Congratulations to the 11 Golden Bear Men's team members recognized by D1A Rugby in its All-Conference selections for Rugby East.
Freshman of the Year = Jackson Clark
1st-Team Backs = Kina Malafu
2nd-Team Forwards = Jake Glass, Johan van Wyk, Nick Hohlt
2nd-Team Backs = Jacob Estes, John Sage, Dmontae Noble
Honorable Mention Forwards = Joey Kaufman, Joe Thatcher
Honorable Mention Backs = Aaron Gray



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