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February 12, 2016


The Daily Brief

Visualizing Hubble's Colorful Universe 

On Thursday, Feb.18, Zolt Levay from the Space Telescope Science Institute will be on campus.  Mr. Levay is the man behind some of the most famous images in astronomy and science.  He combines art, astronomy, computer science, and visualization to help scientists and the public experience the universe through the Hubble Space Telescope.  He will give two talks, one at the 11 a.m. free hour for KU students, faculty and staff.  A second public lecture will be offered at 7 p.m.  All are welcome at both, the even talk is targeted toward all ages.  This event is co-sponsored by the Astronomy, Honors, and Art-Education Programs.  For information or to arrange for the speaker to meet with your class, please contact Erin Kraal (



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8 p.m.

MSU Movie Series, MSU 312




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

High pressure in place for most of the day. Mostly sunny conditions are expected. Clouds will be increasing during the afternoon leading to a threat of a stray snow shower. This is in association with an approaching arctic cold front. Some of the coldest air of the season will settle into our area for the weekend. Stay warm! High temperature in the mid-20s. Winds southwest at 5-8 mph.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

In February 1988, the KU men's basketball team is ranked nationally for the first time in school history.  The Golden Bears have a 13-6 record and are picked #13 in the national division II poll. 



While the other radio stations are airing corporate monotony over the weekend, KUR is hitting you with strong community impact programming. Be sure to tune in tonight at 9:30 p.m. for a special edition of "What's the Story" with Jo Painter. This week, Jo talks to Reading Health System Dr. William Santoro about the area's increasing heroin problem and a solution. KUR is your 24/7/365 award-winning local community radio station. Stream KUR Live at
                Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR


This week's MSU Movie Series film is "The Notebook" which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.


CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Nomination Deadline Feb. 12 - Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2015 or May 2016 for this prestigious award.  Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more of the following areas: 

a) Successfully completed research projects

b) Original artwork of high quality

c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality

d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields

e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics

f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community

Up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) provided by retired faculty member Dr. Carlson Chambliss are issued annually to selected students.  The nomination form can be found at  For more information, contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, associate provost for Retention and Student Success, at


Please be aware that the Normal Avenue bridge over Sacony Creek (near Kutztown Elementary School) will be closing on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, for construction. The work is expected to last more than six months. Please plan accordingly by using alternate routes to and from campus when using that portion of Normal Avenue. The suggested detour includes using Willow Street to Main Street to Constitution Blvd. when heading toward campus.


AFSCME 2234 members are advised of our membership meeting with time and location changes. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month and Feb. 15, 2016 our monthly Union meetings will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250. Refreshments will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234



Kutztown University Women's Center will host a student production of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for all others. For credit card orders, call 610-683-4092. Tickets may also be purchased at the KU Presents! office in Schaeffer 200 (2nd Floor) Tuesday & Thursday - 11 am- 2 pm; Wednesday & Friday - Noon - 2pm or online. Performed to create awareness about violence against women, the powerful vignettes are sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the Kutztown University Women's Center. This year the Vagina Monologues benefits Berks Women in Crisis, HEART @ KU and Planned Parenthood.


The a cappella sensation Vocalosity will perform at Kutztown University on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The performance is part of the KU Presents! series. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased by calling 610-683-4092 or visiting Tickets for KU students with ID are $10. Vocalosity performs a wide array of music from all different genres, dating back to tenth century Gregorian chant to today's popular music like Bruno Mars. Dubbed as the "aca-perfect" concert experience, the event includes not only song but movement and choreography as well. The group consists of 12 artists that will perform pieces from their debut self-titled album that was released last month. 


SAVE the DATES!  The VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Search Committee is preparing for on campus candidate visits. Please mark your calendars for the following open forums:

Thurs., Feb. 18
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., STUDENTS (AF 200)
1:30 - 2:50 p.m., FACULTY & STAFF (AF 102)
Wed., Feb. 24
1:30 - 2:50 p.m., FACULTY & STAFF (AF 102)
Thurs., Feb. 25
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., STUDENTS (AF 200)

We value the input of the KU community, and ask that you please attend the Open Forums if you are able. Additional information and candidate CVs will be available as soon as details are confirmed.
Thank you,
                Anne E. Zayaitz, Ph.D., VPEM, search chair, acting provost / VP for Academic and Student Affairs




Anthony Selby

Voting is now open for the "Dark Horse Dunker" competition, sponsored by Intersport and State Farm. Kutztown University's Anthony Selby is among 16 finalists with a chance to win an entry into the 2016 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Houston.  The State Farm "Dark Horse Dunker" contest is a digital media contest that will match up 16 of the top college dunkers in a bracket-style competition to determine the final participant in the Slam Dunk Championship. Fans can vote for their favorite players using an interactive bracket by entering The athlete with the most votes in each matchup will move on to the next round.



Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday, Feb. 14
Women's Bowling hosts Golden Bear Classic - All Day (Bowl-O-Rama; Reading, Pa.)

Friday, Feb. 12
Wrestling vs. Shippensburg (Senior Night/Alumni Night) - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

Saturday, Feb. 13
Women's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg (Play4Kay) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video
Men's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg (Play4Kay) - 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video



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