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February 15, 2016


The Daily Brief

Diversity conference "Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice for All" 


The Commission invites you and your students to our 6th Annual Diversity Conference. This year's theme is "Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice for All!" Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sessions begin on the hour, so you or students may come for the whole day or just a session or two. More details and registration at:
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Academic & Student Affairs



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)




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

Low pressure comes out of the southeastern US and provides for a mixed bag of precipitation. Snow will be early in the day with moderate to perhaps heavy snow bands from 11 a.m. to late afternoon. Warm air begins to intrude and we will transition to a period of freezing rain to heavy rain by the late evening and overnight hours. High temperature in the low 30s. East wind at 3-8 mph. Total snow accumulation between 2-4". Total ice accumulation less than .1".




(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.)

February 14, 1938:  A Valentine's Day candlelight dinner is held in the campus dining room.  The dinner is highlighted by the new collection of Victrola records purchased by the school. 



Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon in MSU 218. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break from studying and come and get some canine therapy. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too!
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services


Converting PowerPoints to Video Podcasts for D2L using Mediasite: Even an Amateur Can Do It
Feb. 16, 11 a.m., Old Main 297.  Join Dr. Anita Meehan as she discusses using Mediasite, a lecture capture tool to record, upload, share, and manage course content and presentations. Dr. Meehan will share general tips and techniques from her experience.  Information and tutorials for learning more about Mediasite can be found at the IT Mediasite Information page.


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.

Feb. 18-19:  Dean Kahler will be on campus interviewing.

Thurs., Feb. 18 - Open Forums
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., STUDENTS (AF 200)
1:30 - 2:50 p.m., FACULTY & STAFF (AF 102)

Feb. 24-25:  Warren Hilton will be on campus interviewing.

Wed., Feb. 24: - Open Forum
1:30 - 2:50 p.m., FACULTY & STAFF (AF 102)

Thurs., Feb. 25 - Open Forum
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., STUDENTS (AF 200)

Candidates C.V.s will be available (KU login required) on the Announcements page at:
                Anne E. Zayaitz, Ph.D., Chair, VP for Enrollment Mgt. & Student Affairs Search Committee


UPDATE/CHANGE - Director of the Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center Presentations
Due to the conflict with the open forum for The VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs candidate on February 18, we have moved the presentation back one hour for that day's candidates. Here is the updated schedule of the candidate presentations and Q&A sessions. All presentations are in MSU 183 and are 50 minutes.
Wednesday, February 17 - 10:00 a.m., Candidate #2
Wednesday, February 17 - 11:00 a.m., Candidate #3
Thursday, February 18 - 3:00 p.m., Candidate #4
                Jerry Schearer, chair of the search committee.


Kutztown University Presidential Ambassadors are looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate academic success, leadership potential and a strong commitment to Kutztown University. KUPA is asking any faculty or staff members who know of a strong candidate to have them contact the Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations office at 610-683-4110 or have their recommended student download an application at Applications will be accepted through March 17. Thank you for your help in finding strong members. 


AFSCME 2234 members are advised of our membership meeting with time and location changes. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month and February 15, 2016 our monthly Union meetings will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250.

At this meeting we will have two guests Rachel James and Yvonne McWhite who will be discussing extremely important issues regarding the Supreme Court issues that threatened the foundations of strong public sector Unions.

Refreshment will be provided.  Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234


Spring Willingness to Serve (appointed positions) opened on Friday, Feb. 5 and will close Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. Please head on over to KUnited to participate by using this link:   

To log in, you will use your full KU email address as your username, and your KU Windows password for your password. Please be aware that you can only submit this form once.  

Should you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at or 610-683-4867.  Any questions that are Senate-specific can be sent to Thank you for your willingness to serve!


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.


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 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday - noon - 2 p.m. 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. 





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.



Saturday, Feb. 20 - Track & Field hosts Six-Team Last Chance Qualifier - 10 a.m. (O'Pake Fieldhouse)



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