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December 9, 2016


The Daily Brief

Keith Massie awarded John P. Schellenberg Award
Dr. Keith Massie has been awarded the John P. Schellenberg Award.  Massie is an assistant professor of communication studies at KU, where he has assisted in developing and expanding departments relating to the digital humanities.  During his career at the university, he has also released a book, Communication Connections, been published by the Journal of Radio Studies, Rocky Mountain Communication Review and Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies and has lectured about academic success.  Massie holds bachelor's degrees in speech communication and philosophy from Southern Illinois University, a master's degree in communication from Illinois State University and a doctorate in communication from The University of Utah.  The John P. Schellenberg award was established by John P. Schellenberg, emeriti professor of physical science, faculty, alumni, and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work.  

Deryl Johnson receives the NCA Lambda award

At the National Communication Association Annual Meeting held Nov. 9-13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Deryl Johnson received The Caucus on GLBTQ Concerns Lambda Award.  The Award honors significant contributions to the promotion of LGBTQ rights by means other than the production of scholarship.  Each year the Caucus presents the award to one individual or organization.  The Lambda Award takes its name from the Greek letter lambda, which Romans later adopted to mean "the light of knowledge shed into the darkness of ignorance."  In the early 1970s, New York City's Gay Activists Alliance selected the Greek letter lambda as its emblem.  Since then, it functions as a symbol of the fight to secure equal rights for LGBT individuals.    




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11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Photos with Santa, MSU
4:30 p.m. Philosophy Club Meeting, MSU 323
7:30 p.m. Chamber Players, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

Area of low pressure continues to drift east across Canada. This system will bring scattered flurries and rain showers to our area. Cold air will be invading from the north throughout the day. High in the upper 30s. Winds northwest at 8-16 mph.




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

Dec. 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alpha Phi Omega invites all staff, faculty and students to have their picture taken with Santa!  Individual or group photos will be taken for a donation.  Come as a department or office to include everyone in the fun!  All proceeds go to support TOYS FOR TOTS.  Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union, table near the Bear's Den. Thank you for your support!
                Jerry Schearer, APO

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


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.




Saturday, Dec. 10
1 p.m.                   Women's Swimming vs. Cedar Crest College - Keystone Pool



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