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February 24, 2016


The Daily Brief

Winner Take All 

It's a big night for the Golden Bears as the Golden Rams come to town.  The women's team has a shot at making the playoffs and the men's team can capture the PSAC East title.  

CASA Shoot for Success with KU basketball and the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA), Wednesday Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Keystone Arena.  Make sure to visit the CASA table in the lobby.



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1:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Open Forum Faculty/Staff, VP Enrollment Mgm, AF 102

5:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. West Chester, Keystone

7:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. West Chester, Keystone




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

Intensifying low pressure to move into the Great Lakes. We will be on the warm side of the storm so expect periods of rain throughout the day. Precipitation to become more spotty in the afternoon before becoming a steady rain for the evening. Some of the rain may be heavy at times. High temperature in the upper 40s. Winds northeast at 3-8 mph. Rainfall between .5-.75" with higher amounts locally.




(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 24, 1938:  It is announced that the new auditorium on campus will be named for former KSNS principal and state education superintendent Nathan C. Schaeffer.  Schaeffer, a graduate of Maxatawny Seminary, served Kutztown for 16 years before being appointed to his position in Harrisburg.



In preparation for President Hawkinson's inauguration, faculty or staff in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost to you. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the inauguration program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is Friday, March 4, 2016.

To place an order for rental attire, please contact Laurel Brandt by email with the following information:
                First and Last Name
                Area of Study
                Alma mater

Rented attire can be picked up in room 171, McFarland Student Union, starting Monday, April 11 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those that also plan to rent regalia for commencement may keep their rental until the spring commencement. If you prefer KUSSI to store your regalia until commencement, you can return it to a KUSSI employee in the faculty robing area after the inauguration ceremony.
                Matt Assad, business services manager, KUSSI



SCIENCE OLYMPIAD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! - Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Want to add a little something to your resume? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the CE Regional Science Olympiad on Wednesday March 9, 2016 (snow date: Thursday March 10). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts 29 high schools and 15 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties. 700+ students will compete in approximately 50 events based in science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology - and we need YOUR help to make all that happen! You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more. You can judge an event or help with the Appeals Board. Club advisers - get your club involved! Please contact our volunteer coordinators: Dr. Gregory Setliff at or Dr. Daniel Aruscavage at if you are interested, and check out our website at for more information. We look forward to having you as part of the team!
                Joann S. Monko, instructor, Physical Sciences
                Eric Laub, instructor, Physical Sciences


The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. in MSU 312. Cody Mayak will speak on:  "There's No Present Like The Present: A discussion of Bertrand's Russell's theory of time"
All are welcome. ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email  or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."]
                Jordan Dancy, president; Allan Bäck, advisor


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



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. 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


KU Visiting Researcher Yoko Ishii will present her research findings "Living in the Past and Future:  Anthropological Fieldwork of Gikuyu Immigrants in Maryland" Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in Academic Forum 101.  Yoko Ishii, from the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo has been with the Department of Anthropology and Sociology since April of 2015, although her fieldwork has taken place in Baltimore.  All are welcome and faculty is welcome to encourage students to attend.  This event is being sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Office and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.  A reception with food and beverages will immediately follow the presentation and Q & A.
                Joleen Greenwood, chair, Department of Anthropology and Sociology


The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

Clerk Typist 2 
Communication Studies
Posting End Date: 3/9/2016

Clerk Typist 2 
Housing and Residence Life
Posting End Date: 3/9/2016

IT Generalist 1 / Digital Technology Specialist
Information Technology
Posting End Date: 2/29/2016

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources


Come and get some puppy love on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 6 - 7 p.m. in MSU 218. There will be several dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. 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


It is with heavy heart that we share the passing of Mrs. Jessie C. Carney, the mother-in-law of Apryle Carney, Housing, Residence Life.
You can send condolences to Apryle & her husband Dave and  family, in care of Housing, Residence Life & Dining Services 106 Old Main.
                Kent Dahlquist


The Institutional Climate Committee will meet on Thursday, February 25, in OM 3 (Women's Center Oasis) at 11 a.m., and with President Hawkinson at 2 p.m., to discuss reinstating the ombusdsperson position at KU. All are invited to attend.  
                Jo Cohen, ICC Chair




Wednesday, Feb. 24
Women's Basketball vs. West Chester - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video
Men's Basketball vs. West Chester - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video



A feature story on KU's Will Adams of the men's basketball team ran on the front page on Sunday's edition of the Reading Eagle Sports section. "Where There's a Will, There's a Way. Orphaned at the age of 2, Will Adams has persevered through impoverishment, injury and cancer, and has found a home at Kutztown U." Read the story here:  



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