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February 24, 2017


The Daily Brief

Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson is presented the Elgin Community College Distinguished Alumni Award by Eleanor MacKinney, chair, Elgin Community College Board of Trustees.

Photo:  Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson is presented the Elgin Community College Distinguished Alumni Award by Eleanor MacKinney, chair, Elgin Community College Board of Trustees.

Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson attended Elgin Community College (ECC) Foundation's 19th Annual Founders' Day Celebration and Luncheon on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Elgin, Ill., where he was presented the school's Distinguished Alumni Award. The event commemorated the 1949 founding of the college, as well as recognized the distinguished achievements made by ECC students, alumni, employees, retirees and other community partners and supporters who have made an impact at ECC and played an integral part in fulfilling the college's mission. 
Read Reading Eagle coverage of this award.



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8 p.m. MSU Movie Series, MSU 183




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


After some morning fog burns away, mostly sunny skies. Unseasonably warm for this time of year. High temperature in the low 70s. Winds south at 6-9 mph.





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                University Relations

Planning an event or activity for Women's History Month?  Please let the office of Inclusion and Outreach know so we can help cross promote and get a list of what is happening on campus.  Please email your event to:
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach

Kutztown University student Julia Snyder will be featured on Sunday's episode of Infinite Opportunities.  The episode focuses on leadership.  Infinite Opportunities airs at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

The current Miller Gallery installation, Bloom Bloom, was recently featured on WFMZ. 
You can watch the coverage here.  The installation is on display until March 12. 

Did you know the KU Print Center can help you with Promotional Products, event signage, banners, yard signs and more? Stop in, call or email us to discuss how we can help! Ilene Stroh, president, AlphaGraphics
                Jennifer Prevoznik, KU Card Office

Feb. 23 - 26
"The Hunting Ground," the award-winning documentary about rape culture on college campuses, and how it has affected five women.  The movie, brought to you by the MSU and the KU Women's Center, will be shown in MSU 183, Alumni Auditorium at the following times:
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 & 24, 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 & 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission is free.

Feb. 25
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting admitted first-year and transfer students for fall 2017 at Accepted Student Day Saturday, Feb. 25.  Many of the attendees make their final college choice based upon their experience at this event. Please help us welcome the admitted students and their families to the Golden Bear community!
                Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., 18 RL
Please encourage your students to attend "Meeting of the Minds" workshop, Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. in Rohrbach Library 18, where they'll have a chance to meet collaborators, refine their ideas, and boost their chances of winning this year's research-based Rohrbach Library Award for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Publishing and the $500 that accompanies the honor. Details at
                Bruce  Jensen, librarian, STEAMworks

Feb. 26, 3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium for a celebration of music in the spirit of New Orleans Mardi Gras.  The KU Music Government will host a Scholarship Benefit Concert ($5 suggested donation) with performances by select student groups, faculty and guests. Audience members will have the opportunity to decorate souvenir masks before the concert and are invited to meet the performers at a reception of light refreshments at the end of the evening.  All proceeds from the concert will directly benefit students in the Department of Music.

Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
In celebration of KU's newly All Steinway status, KU Piano Faculty, Dr. Maria Asteriadou and Dr. Daniel Immel, as well as KU students, Georgia Lazaridou, Steven Paszkowski, Tony Rodriguez and Benjamin Skoronski will present Frederic Chopin's Four Ballades, the F Minor Fantasy as well as other beloved works by the great pianist/composer, who wrote some of the most dramatic and expressive gems of the romantic piano literature.
                Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music

Feb. 27, Feb. 28 and March 2
The Multicultural Center (MCC) offers scheduled diversity and inclusion workshops for the campus community. A three-part inclusion training, "Inclusion Insights" utilizes the work of sociologist, Dr. Steve Robins and incorporates video clips, discussions and activities. It is scheduled for: 
Monday, Feb. 27, 4:30 - 6 p.m.- Part 1 - Stereotypes
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Part 2 - The Lazy Brain
Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m. - noon  - Part 3 - Unintentional Intolerance
Individuals are encouraged to attend all three sessions. 
Part 3 is not offered for individuals who haven't attended part 1 and 2.
Register by contacting
Special note: Any student group or department can request the workshops or a condensed version based on their schedules by contacting Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director of Multicultural Services, Multicultural Center

Feb. 27 Deadline
Dear KU Faculty, Managers and Professional Staff Members, Please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees: .  You will log in using your full KU email address and password.  Please be aware that you can only submit this form once.  This form is open now until Monday, February 27 at 12 noon.  The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging into KUnited, click on "My Tools" and then "Requests."  If you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at or 610-683-4867. Thank you for your willingness to serve!
                University Senate   

Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m.
Kutztown University will be launching "The Guide" a mobile app product during Summer Connections in an effort to increase student retention.  Dr. Hilton and Dr. Zayaitz invite you to attend a presentation on February 28, at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in 101 AF.

Guide is a student-centered mobile app that provides students with the support that will assist with their student success.  The Guide helps students navigate roadblocks to graduation and make better choices along the way. Combining best practice research, student-centered design, and a proprietary analytics engine, Guide will allow Kutztown University to scale their existing student success initiatives with defined paths to college success, ongoing responsive guidance, and automated interventions.   If your schedule allows, please attend to find out more about this program.
                Tammy Moyer, special project coordinator, Academic Affairs


Feb. 28, 6 - 8 p.m.  
Sharadin 108
Therapy Night will be Feb. 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. in Sharadin 108.  Join the Clay Club for an evening of fun and relaxing activities focused on the needs of craftspersons and artists.  Activities will include yoga, Henna, clay, snacks, hand massages and creating homemade hand salve scented with essential oils.

Feb 28, 7 p.m.
The Veterans' Services Center is proud to host a screening of the film, "Men of Honor", starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. in MSU 116. This is a fantastic film based on the extraordinary true story of Carl Brashear, the first African American Navy Master Diver. We hope to see you there!
                Veterans Services Center

Feb. 28 Nomination Deadline
March 20 Application Deadline
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees is searching for a new Student Trustee.  Faculty and staff, please nominate those students who could best serve the university as its student trustee.   To qualify, a student must be a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed 32 or more credits by the beginning of the 2017 Fall Semester, are in good standing, have a GPA of at least a 2.5 and will graduate no sooner than May 2019.  The student trustee is a full voting member of the council.  The nomination deadline is Feb. 28, 2017. All nominations must be submitted in writing and must include the student's name, address and local telephone number. We will immediately contact students nominated for the position.  Those nominated will need to complete an application by March 20.  For more information about the position or to download an application please visit  Forms are also available in the President's Office, at the Information Desk in the McFarland Student Union, in the residence halls and in the Rohrbach Library.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Toyia Heyward in the Office of the President at 610-683-4102 or send an email to
                Nykolai M. Blichar, chairperson, Student Trustee Search Committee

March 1, 7 p.m.
The mega-hit Sex Signals is coming to MSU 183 on March 1 at 7 p.m. Encourage your students and join us for the "real life funny sort-of-improv program about consent and bystander intervention".
                Residence Life

March 1, 3 p.m.
The Rohrbach Library contracted with Sustainable Collection Services to review the print titles in our Main Collection. Using their data-driven analysis, librarians plan to remove books that no longer support the current curriculum from the collection. We invite all interested faculty to attend an open session to review the data analysis. Sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in RL 29 and Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. in RL22. Please attend.
                Bruce D. Gottschall, Rohrbach Library

March 2, 4 p.m., 103 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, March 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

March 2, 11 a.m.
Professor Evan Summer from the Department of Art and Art History, will discuss his 2015-16 sabbatical and his recent artwork, exhibitions and work-related travel on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m. in 120 SH. "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 Visual and Performing Arts

March 3
There is still time to register for the Commission on Human Diversity Conference "Social Justice and Diversity: Sharing Perspectives and Envisioning the Future," on Friday, March 3. Keynote begins at 9 a.m. in 218 MSU, followed by various workshops, a lunch/poster display, and a closing session at 3 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to attend. Each session begins "on the hour" so you don't have to come all day - you can attend whatever sessions you are able to.  9 a.m. Keynote is in MSU 218 - and you can get more information at the registration table in front of MSU 218 all day.  Register:
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach


March 6, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
Russian Pianist Irena Ravitskaya will perform a free and public recital at KU, on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room.  The recital is free and open to the public, and will feature works by Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner and Prokofiev.  Dr. Irena Ravitskaya enjoys a dynamic performing and teaching career that has taken her across Europe, Asia, and South and North America.  Irena Ravitskaya has given notable performances around the world as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has played at venues such as the Castello Della Rovere, Casa Orfeo, and Niccolò Paganini music conservatory, and the Centro Cultural Borges.
                Daniel Immel, Department of Music





Saturday, Feb. 25
1 p.m.   Women's Lacrosse vs. Chestnut Hill (Andre Reed Stadium)



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