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February 2, 2016


The Daily Brief

"Penny Olive" by Rachel Yoder 

Rachel Yoder, an MFA candidate in Communication Design at KU has just released her first bilingual (English/Deitsch) children's book, "Penny Olive."  Yoder wrote and illustrated the book during the fall semester in Personal Explorations (MFA class) with Professor Vicki Meloney.  "Penny Olive" is an introduction to a sweet Pennsylvania Dutch girl from Berks County, Pennsylvania. Penny Olive introduces us to her family and shares her favorite things about Pennsylvania Dutch culture. Translated by Douglas J. Madenford into Pennsylvania Dutch, one side is in English and when you flip the book over-the other side is in Deitsch!  A great introduction to the Pennsylvania Dutch language for children and adults alike.  


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7 p.m.   Rhym Guissé, MSU 183



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

A nice day between two systems. Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 40s. Soft easterly breezes.




(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.)

1999:  Rapper Ice-T appears live in Schaeffer Auditorium.  He raps with students and offers a discussion on race relations.  He is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 



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.


Join us for light refreshments and an informational session about Toastmasters Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 5:45 p.m. The club is opened to students, staff, faculty and community members. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. For more information about Toastmasters, log on to
                Dolores Hess, director, Health and Wellness Services


Campus Pack allows you to implement Wikis, Journals, and Blogs directly into your D2L course shell? Campus Pack is a set of social learning tools that can be integrated into the learning management system (D2L). These tools can be used to create private journals, course blogs, or collaborative wikis. Campus Pack provides instructors the ability to track individual student contributions, as well as set unique permissions for each tool. These guides will help you set up a Wiki, Journal, or Blog in your course!
Campus Pack - Wiki Guide
Campus Pack - Journal Guide
Campus Pack - Blog Guide

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education



Interested in the communications field? Want to know if you actually have what it takes to enter the advertising, PR, or marketing fields? Whether you love to write, you're amazing at bringing people together, or you think your skills are suited to marketing and communications, there are tons of interesting paths and options in the media universe. Come sit down with Rhym Guissé, a corporate communications expert and an actress who uses her marketing skills in the acting field daily, to get the full picture of what it takes to get hired in the communications world. Those looking for a more flexible schedule, and interested in working independently can also learn how to get the ball rolling as a freelance communications professional. Join KU alumna, screen actress, and freelance communications specialist on Tuesday, Feb.2 at 7 p.m. in MSU 183.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement  




2016 marks the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Kutztown University will be celebrating this important initiative by hosting local elementary school students on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the O'Pake Fieldhouse.  This year's NGWSD theme, Leading the Way, is a nod to all those individuals and organizations who are on the front line for girls and women in sports: the organizations committed to advancing women's issues, athletes who have overcome barriers, coaches who challenge their teams to succeed, girls who have faith in their own potential and all those who continue to use the power of example to inspire greatness.  Click here for more information.



Wednesday, Feb. 3

Women's Basketball vs. Lock Haven (Dean's List Honors) - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video

Men's Basketball vs. Lock Haven (KUSSI Fan Appreciation Night) - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video


Saturday, Feb. 6

Women's Basketball vs. Shippensburg (Hall of Fame Weekend/Winter Sports Fest) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video

Men's Basketball vs. Shippensburg (Hall of Fame Weekend/Winter Sports Fest) - 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video



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