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February 18, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU Counselor Connect 

KU Counselor Connect ​ invites the campus community to hear Kenneth Knittle, M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling candidate discuss the impact of Team RWB on exercise, leaving the military and the mental health of families of Veterans with PTSD and other disorders. Join us on today, Feb. 18, 2016, 4 - 4:45 p.m., Old Main 141.
            Jo Cohen



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.

Visualizing Hubble's Colorful Universe, Boehm 261

1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

VP Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
Faculty & Staff Open Session, AF 102

4 p.m.

Team RWB Discussion, Old Main 141

4:30 p.m.

Visiting Artist Cristin Millet, Sharadin 120

7 p.m.

Visualizing Hubble's Colorful Universe,  Academic Forum 102

7 p.m.

Vagina Monologues, Schaeffer Auditorium

8 p.m.

MSU Movie Series, MSU Alumni Auditorium




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

Nice to say after all the dreary weather this week that Thursday will be mainly sunny with high pressure in control. It will be more chilly again, though, but we'll take it. Highs in the low 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 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, ground is broken for a new field house at KU.  Later named after State Senator Mike O'Pake, the field house houses three basketball courts and an indoor track.  The project costs $4.6 million. 



The open session/presentation for candidate #4 for the Director of the Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center scheduled for today, Thursday, Feb. 18 has been cancelled.
                Jerry Schearer, chair of the search committee


This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Creed" 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.



The Military Club of Kutztown University will host their 2016 Wounded Warrior Run/Walk on Sunday, April 17.  The starting/finish line will be outside of the McFarland Student Union Building.  Registration runs from 8 - 10: 15 a.m. and the race will begin at 10:30 a.m.  The pre-registration fee is $30.00 per race and $25.00 per runner if signed up with a team of five or more. Registration will cost $35.00 on race day. It is important to note what team is being represented when registering on the day of the race.  A portion of the registration fee will be donated to Keystone Wounded Warriors to support Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors. Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers and the top three male and female finishers in each age category. A special prize will also be rewarded to the individual that collects the most donations for the Keystone Wounded Warriors. This event is welcome to all runners and walkers of all ages. To register online, please visit For more information  contact Paul Spurgin, at (610) 926-5090 or



The KU Criminal Justice Department will host a panel discussion "Police Use of Force: An American Crisis" on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The panel will consist of Mark Talbot, chief, Norristown Police Department; Dennis J. Skayhan, Berks County District Attorney's Office; Ashley Heiberger, captain, Bethlehem Police Department and John Dillon, chief, KU Public Safety and Police Services. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Lindsey Runell, assistant professor of criminal justice. The event is free and open to the public. Please be advised that presentations, recordings and videos used during the panel discussion may contain adult language. Recently there have been a number of communities that have been affected by large scale civil unrest, reactions to perceived and/or actual incidents of police use of excessive force and inappropriate use of lethal force. The riots and demonstrations that followed these incidents were not, however, reactions solely to perceived incorrect decisions by a single police officer. Instead, these incidents acted as sparks to ignite long-standing perceptions of injustice committed by local criminal justice agencies. This panel aims to investigate the circumstances that promote these perceptions of systematic injustice in communities, the specific safety concerns of law enforcement during police-citizen encounters, how the police respond periods of civil unrest and possible methods to improve police-public relations.



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 in Boehm 261.  A second public lecture will be offered at 7 p.m. in the Academic Forum room 102.  Join us at 6:30 to make an art trading card before the event.  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 (


Tune into "Kutztown Live" this afternoon at 2 p.m. for another informative edition of campus/community talk radio at its finest. Today, host Shantae Taylor interviews Linda Duffy from the KU Health and Wellness Center about staying healthy in this sick time of year. In addition, Shantae may have another special guest, a candidate running for Senate. No matter who's on, you can always bet on informative and educational radio from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday on "Kutztown Live." And if you miss the show, remember you can always listen to back edition podcasts by going to our website at


A female student needs to carpool with another female or females to the university from Allentown Tuesday - Friday mornings.  Her classes start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday/Thursday and at 10 a.m. on Wednesday/Friday but she is willing to get to campus earlier.  The student lives near 12th & Chew and can contribute to gas costs.  Please contact Sue Mangold in the Dean of Students Office at or 610-683-4075 if you are able to provide a ride this student on one or more of the days.
                Susan Mangold, student assistance coordinator, Dean of Students Office



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




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



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