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February 17, 2016


The Daily Brief

Cristin Millett 

Thursday, Feb 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sharadin 120
Installation and sculptural artist Cristin Millett will give a public lecture at Kutztown University on her work dealing with the female body in relation to medical history. Her work gives insight into societal attitudes about the female reproductive system and questions taboos surrounding sexuality. Her work has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, and the Chicago Tribune. She has taught sculpture, foundry, and installation art at Penn State since 2001. Her work can be viewed at:
                Prof Ron Longsdorf, Art Education and Crafts Department



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10 a.m.

Women's Center, LGBTQ Center Director Candidate 2, MSU 183

11 a.m.

Women's Center, LGBTQ Center Director Candidate 3, MSU 183

12 - 3 p.m.

Graduate School Fair, MSU 218

7:30 p.m.

Vocalosity, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

Exiting low pressure will take the wintry mix into Quebec. A weak atmospheric disturbance will pass through during the day. Considerable cloudiness with this disturbance but the sun should peek through at times. No real uplift so a dry forecast for the day! High temperature in the low 40s. Winds west at 5-9 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.)

Feb. 16, 2000:  Former British Prime Minister John Major visits KU to speak in Keystone Arena.  He criticizes western policies toward Islamic nations and offers hope for the future of the European Union. 



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, Feb. 17 - 10 a.m., Candidate #2
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - 11 a.m., Candidate #3
Thursday, Feb. 18 - 3 p.m., Candidate #4
                Jerry Schearer, chair of the search committee


The a cappella sensation Vocalosity will perform at Kutztown University tomorrow, 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. 


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.


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


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 (


On Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. in BH261, Keith Pachulski, a pen testing and assessment principal security consultant from Dell SecureWorks, a subsidiary of Dell Computer, will discuss case studies and demonstrations related to IT security. Keith has over 22 years of experience in the areas of physical and information security, has functioned as a chief security officer, overseeing security programs for 13 companies, and has extensive experience working in the Federal sector performing vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and compliance assessments. All are welcome to attend.


On Monday, Feb. 22, nominations will open for positions on Senate Governance Committees. There is also one At-Large Faculty Senator position open. Please consider nominating yourself to serve on one of these important committees for which you are eligible. Vacancies are as follows:

Grade Appeal Board: One vacancy in VPA, one vacancy in LAS. 
Eligible for nomination: must be tenured teaching faculty.
Committee on Committees: One vacancy in CoB due to representative leaving KU. This will be to fill two years of a three-year term. One vacancy in LAS.
Eligible for nomination: all full time faculty in CoB or LAS; excluding temporary hires, non-teaching faculty and coaches
Strategic Planning and Resources Committee: five vacancies:  One vacancy in LAS, one vacancy in CoB, one vacancy in CoE.
Eligible for nomination for the three above vacancies: all full-time faculty in respective Colleges; excluding temporary hires, non-teaching faculty and coaches.
One vacancy for Non-teaching faculty.
Eligible for nomination: all full-time non-teaching faculty excluding temporary hires, regardless of College
One vacancy in Professional Staff
Eligible for nomination: all members of SCUPA, non-cabinet level management, and coaches

Nominations will be taken from Mon. Feb. 22 through Friday March 4. Elections will be conducted after Spring Break, March 14-28. The call for nominations next Monday will include instructions about how to self-nominate by following links to KUnited.  Additionally, there will be a later election for an at-large faculty representative to University Senate. Nominations for that will be taken beginning Friday April 4. If you have any questions, Please contact Lisa Norris at Thank you for considering serving the university community.
                Lisa Norris, secretary, University Senate




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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