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February 26, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU Phi Kappa Phi 2016 Induction 

The annual Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony was held Feb. 23.  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society that inducts persons from every academic discipline. Distinguished junior and senior level students join a century-old community of scholars and professionals that includes individuals who have distinguished themselves in positions of leadership and whose careers have been characterized by achievement.



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9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Diversity Conference, MSU

8 p.m.

MSU Movie, "The Good Dinosaur," MSU 183




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

High pressure takes control during the day. Sunny skies are expected. High temperature in the upper 30s. Winds northwest at 14-18 mph, gusting to 30 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 2008, Kutztown University reinstates women's lacrosse as a varsity sport.  The program began in 1975 but was put on hiatus in 1990.  The team goes 2-8 in 2008.



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


College of Visual & Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday! Dr. Ronald Grapsy, Communication Studies Department & Professor Cara Cotellese, Electronic Media Department, will present "Flipped Learning? Does it really work?" on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building Room 120. Join Dr. Ron Grapsy and Prof Cara Cotellese as they discuss their preliminary findings of a study to test replacement of a classroom lecture with an out of class video module. Find out if students learned the same way they would with an in class lecture. Did it work for the instructor? Did it work for the students and how might this method of flipped learning benefit us as instructors here at KU.  All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing, and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts


This week's MSU Movie Series film is "The Good Dinosaur" 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.


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!


GEOGRAPHY TRIVIA NIGHT - March 1, 7:30 p.m., Boehm Lobby. Join the Geographical Society to demonstrate your smarts and test your skills. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation to the KU "Bear Necessities Closet" to benefit KU students in need. Have fun, enjoy light refreshments, and win prizes. Teams of 1-4 people. All are welcome.
                Department of Geography


The Department of Music will present a Faculty Music Scholarship Benefit Concert Monday, February 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music faculty will perform a variety of pieces. In addition, an original composition by KU music student, Mark Feld will be heard and performed by a student chamber group. Join us for wonderful performances and support the music scholarship fund. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.
                Soo Goh, Department of Music


The Office of Admissions is hosting the first Accepted Student Day program this Saturday, February 27. We are expecting approximately 1000 guests to attend. The official program will be delivered to offices participating in the event. Please contact Jade Eggleston at with questions about the program. We thank you in advance!
                Office of Admissions


If you missed Thursday's busy and empowering "Kutztown Live," you missed a lot. But it's right here. Special guests: 
1) Former Government Official Katie McGinty (running for Senate)
2) Jennifer Sommers (KU student who came back from a debilitating stroke)
3) Mireille Liong (Owner of "Going Natural" Natural Hair Care Products for African Americans)
4) Joe Scoboria (KU SGB President)

Click here for the podcast copy:


The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 4 p.m. in AF 103. Meetings are open to the university community. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website:
Should you have any questions about the meeting, please feel free to contact me.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate




Congratulations to the men's basketball team who captured their sixth PSAC East title in school history on Wednesday night.  The Golden Bears beat nationally ranked West Chester 81-77 to claim the title.  Kutztown will host the winner of Shippensburg/Bloomsburg on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Read the whole story here.



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