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February 1, 2017


The Daily Brief

Printmaker Alan Altamirano working alongside KU freshman Miranda Pells in his studio in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Printmaker Alan Altamirano working alongside KU freshman Miranda Pells in his studio in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Puentes Si! Muros, No! (Bridges, Yes! Walls, No!) is an exhibition of artwork created by KU students during their winter study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico. Also included are woodblock prints by two young Mexican printmakers who had artist residencies here at Kutztown. Art by students from prior cultural exchanges in Mexico round out the exhibition. The work will be on display until Feb. 9 in the Student Gallery in Sharadin. There will be a closing reception on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m.
                Kevin McCloskey, Department of Communication Design




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3 p.m. Senior Kickoff, 218 MSU
6 p.m. ACLU Speaker, 101 AF




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

Yet another clipper system diving south out of Canada. The main snow threat will be to our north. A stray afternoon rain or snow shower is possible for us. Mostly cloudy conditions to persist through the day. High temperature in the low-40s. Winds west at 8-14 mph.




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Feb. 1, 6 p.m.
The university community is invited to attend an information and Q&A session provided by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6 - 8 p.m., in 101 Academic Forum. This event may be of heightened interest to students, staff and faculty following recent national developments. Refreshments will be served.
                Department of Anthropology Sociology

Please encourage your students to attend one of the Senior Kickoffs starting today.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 3-3:50 p.m., 218 MSU (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11-11:50 a.m., 218 MSU (Multi-purpose Room)
Receive the information and support you need to successfully find employment and/or admission to graduate school. Walk away with the knowledge, resources, and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU.  Free gift for every senior who attends. Yes, attendance will be taken and shared with faculty who require and/or give extra credit for attending.
                Linda Kerschner, Career Development Center

The Office of Conference Services is hiring students to serve on the Conference Services Staff Team for the summer of 2017.  This is an opportunity to work/learn/live with people of many diversified backgrounds.  Good benefits (includes housing and meals) and pay.  If you are aware of a great student looking for employment please encourage them to apply.  Applications are due by Feb. 21, and can be picked up in the Office of Conference Services (Education House) or on-line at Feel free to contact Terry Sitler or Honey Svoboda in the Office of Conference Services (x31359) with questions.
                Conference Services

Join us for the first Toastmasters meeting of the semester.  Meetings are held in 200 Rec Center from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Meetings are opened to staff, faculty, students, and community members.  For more information contact Dolores Hess at 610-683-4652 or visit the website at
                Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services

Feb. 2, 4 p.m., 103 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in 103 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: 
Note: All University Senate meetings for Spring 2017 will be held in 103 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

Feb. 2, 11 a.m.
Drs. Diana Ebersole and Keith Massie, Department of Communication Studies, will be presenting "Parental Perspectives on 'Technoparenting' and 'Technoprivacy' in 21st Century Families," their research project on the roles of technology and social media in family communication process, Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. All are welcome to attend, to learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

On Saturday, Feb. 18, KU Foundation and Alumni Relations is hosting an event in the PPL Center, Allentown, as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms take on the Hartford Wolf Pack.  The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Enjoy a $5 food voucher as well as great seats for this game. Enjoy hearing the national anthem performed by the KU Trombone Choir. The cost for this event is $20.  Children 3 and under are complimentary. Please visit  to register for the game. If you have any questions, please call 610-683-4110.
                Cheryl Swavely, KU Foundation and Alumni Relations




Saturday, Feb. 4 (Play4Kay)
1 p.m.    Women's Basketball vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
3 p.m.    Men's Basketball vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Arena (Live Stats​)



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