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December 6, 2016


The Daily Brief

Sarah Tindall and Ed Simpson published in Sedimentology

Published paper:
Drs. Sarah Tindall and Ed Simpson of the Physical Science Department along with Michael Wizevich and Hannah Hilbert Wolf published a paper in the leading international geologic journal Sedimentology. The paper is titled "Development of large-scale seismites in Upper Cretaceous fluvial sandstones in a fault-proximal setting." The citation is v. 63, p. 1719-1738.



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9 - 11 a.m. Dr. Tom Green - Strategic Enrollment Management, 103 AF




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

Not much rest between systems as a new low pressure is hot on the heels of yesterday's morning light wet snow/rain event. Rain will move in again this afternoon. Cannot rule out a little wintry precipitation mixing in mainly north of the Interstate 78 corridor, but a renegade snowflake or sleet pellet near Kutztown cannot be ruled out. It'll be raw and kind of nasty later today with highs in the low 40s and northeast breezes. Mainly rain continues into the overnight with lows mainly in the 30s.

Latest edition of "Weather & Climate Chat" with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike is up online, and the two Mikes discuss a chillier and more active weather pattern setting up for December. Listen here:





Dec. 6, 9 - 11 a.m.
The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will host Dr. Tom Green, AACRAO for a workshop on Strategic Enrollment Management planning on Tuesday, Dec. 6. All are welcome to attend from 9 - 11 a.m. in 103 Academic Forum. For more information on the presenter, please follow this link:
                Enrollment Management 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.

Staff are invited to participate in an upcoming professional development opportunity: "Key Principals When Dealing with Others" by Dr. Ron Stoffey, Department of Psychology, on Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 1-2 p.m. in 280 Old Main.

The meeting will be highly participative with a short introduction highlighting key principles when dealing with others followed by role plays.  In advance of the meeting, please email Dr. Stoffey ( a short scenario that you recently encountered in dealing with a difficult person, what they did, and what was the outcome. We will be able to use real scenarios in role plays to put the key principles into action. To reserve your seat RSVP to by Dec. 16.
                Julie Fiorini, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Did you Know...? D2L has a built-in audio feedback tool for Assignment submissions? Are you overwhelmed by student submissions at the end of the semester? Do you spend countless hours writing out feedback for students? The audio feedback tool can save you time! Instead of writing out feedback, you can record a voice narration of feedback. Not only does this save you time, it also makes the feedback more personal for the learner! The Audio Feedback article outlines the steps to create audio feedback.

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 Rohrbach Library presents Rain and Reflection, a photographic exhibit by Dorothy Siravo of the department of Geography. The exhibit is located in the Book & Brew Gallery on the first floor of the library.  Please stop by to view images using reflective surfaces to create brilliant reflections and mirror images as well as the detail of raindrops on a flower or window.
                Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

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

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0182 NEW - 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
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 12/9/16
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
Asst Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous

                  Human Resources  

Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m.
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Friday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. in MSU 323.  Professor Mark Bickhard, Henry R. Luce Professor of Cognitive Robotics and the Philosophy of Knowledge, Lehigh University, will be speaking:  Why Can Brains Do It, But Not Rocks?  All are welcome.  Reception follows.    ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

Dec. 9 - 12

Responding to Emergencies First Aid
Dec. 9, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dec. 10, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 11, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Basic Life Support Class
Dec. 12, 6 - 11 p.m.

For more information contact Candi Calhoun at or 610-683-4861

We are reaching out to faculty and asking that you please take a minute and check to make sure your courses are listed with accurate information on the KU Campus Store website at  Please click on Textbooks> Shop and Compare> Spring 2017.  Choose your department, course and section then click the compare prices button.  If your course and section do not appear, we may have not received your textbook adoption yet.  Textbooks and required materials need to be listed on our website for the University to be compliant with the HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act). If a textbook is not required for your course, please let us know so that we can list it on our website.  After reviewing your courses, please feel free to contact our textbook department with any questions at x3-4037.  Please feel free to put our website address on your syllabus to help us serve the KU students.
                Vicki Graft, KUSSI

ACT 101
The Act 101 Program is soliciting gently used board games for our end of the semester social Dec. 7.  We are interested in games like Apples to Apples, Sorry, Trouble, Playing Cards, Uno, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Connect Four, etc. If you are interested in donating any games, please contact Dr. Paige M. Brookins by Monday, Dec. 5.
                Paige M. Brookins, CASA

The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity is seeking presentation proposals related to the various dimensions of multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, inclusion and equity in all areas of life and education. Although this has traditionally been a "diversity" conference, in recent years the CHD has also seen the need to give voice to social justice issues, fighting for equity for all. This is seldom an easy process. It involves seeking to understand things that are difficult, empathizing with people who are not like you, stepping back to listen and not speaking over others and opening yourself up. This can cause you to be challenged, to stretch you, and sometimes make you feel uncomfortable. We want this conference to be a time for people to really share what the world or the idea of diversity or the concept of social justice looks like to you and then helps us see a future that brings your vision to reality.  Proposals can be submitted by students, staff, faculty, community members, and professionals in the field. Proposals centered on our theme of "Social Justice and Diversity: Sharing Perspectives & Envisioning the Future" will be given highest consideration.  Proposals can be for poster presentations, workshops, panel discussions, facilitated discussions-or maybe you have a new way to present this important information. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS or people outside the university if you feel they may contribute.
7th Annual Conference of the Commission on Human Diversity, Kutztown University will take place, Friday, March 3, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  We welcome and encourage you to submit your proposal by January 6, 2017.
                Jerry Schearer, vice-chair, Commission on Human Diversity

The Miller Gallery will present the December Senior Exhibition from Saturday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 9. The exhibit features artwork in all mediums by winter graduates in the Art Education, Communication Design, and Craft departments. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information and photos visit:

Each year Kutztown University joins with Friend, Inc. to provide holiday dinner boxes to families in the Kutztown, Fleetwood and Brandywine Heights areas. Each family will also receive a turkey. Boxes are to be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, 281 MSU by December 13 for Christmas. More details can be found in the flyer. Thank you.
                The Community Outreach Center (COC) and the Student Volunteer Coalition (SVC)




Wednesday, Dec. 7

7 p.m.             Women's Basketball vs. Bowie State - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)



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