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February 7, 2017


The Daily Brief

Here Comes the Sun
HERE COMES THE SUN...AND THERE IT GOES Yesterday's fair weather gave us a brief glimpse of the sun and allowed for some outdoor activities.  Photo by Andrew Ferguson  



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10 a.m. - 4 p.m. I Heart KU Week, MSU
11 - 11:50 a.m. Senior Kickoff, MSU 218
6 - 7 p.m. Therapy Dogs, MSU 218




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

Low pressure and an associated warm front move to our west and contribute to a mild, rainy day today with temperatures well into the 50s. Expect between a quarter and a half inch of rain. How’s the rest of the week shaping up? Could all this warmth and rain finally give way to some snow? It’s possible, although far from certain. Details all in a new ‘Weather & Climate Chat’ podcast with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger here:




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   

Do you know of a student doing something exceptional and newsworthy that the university should be promoting?  There is now an online contribution form available through the school's Merit Page.  This system allows the university to promote students via social media, the web and to local and hometown media across the country. 

Some story ideas include:
Internships, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Groundbreaking Research, Music Performances, Honor Societies, Public or Community Service, Academic or Service Awards, Art Exhibitions

You can submit student stories, at any time of the year, by visiting

Help us spread the news of the great things our students are doing.  If you have any questions please email me at
                Dave Johnson, University Relations

You can add external links to the D2L Content area? Adding a link to D2L helps to organize all your content in one place and saves student frustration of copying long and complex hyperlinks. The Adding a Content Link article will help you add a link to your course!

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education

I Heart KU Week is February 6-10.  Be sure to stop by the table in the MSU every day this week from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. to show your love for donors, students, faculty/staff, and parents. Enjoy this week to celebrate all that is great about KU! 

Feb. 7, 6 p.m.
Dog Therapy is back! Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 6 to 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

Feb. 7, 11 a.m.
Please encourage your students to attend the final Senior Kickoff today, Feb. 7, 11-11:50 a.m., in MSU 218 (Multi-purpose Room).  Students will receive the information and support they need to successfully find employment and/or admission to graduate school. They will 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

Feb. 8, 2 p.m.
"How Best to Interact With and Respond To Students When They Are Angry, Upset, Stressed or Distressed: A Program for Support Staff" by Dr. Bruce Sharkin, Counseling and Psychological Services. This program is designed to help support staff members in their handling of difficult or challenging situations involving students. Join us Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 2-3 p.m. in AF 203.
                Julie Fiorini, CLAS

Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.
The College of Education will be hosting an Open House for the new Education Doctorate in Transformational Teaching and Learning program.  We invite anyone who would like to learn more to attend.  The Open House will take place on the second floor of Beekey Education Center, room 229.  Please contact Dr. Patricia Walsh Coates for more information or register through the link below.
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

6:30 p.m. Sign-In and Reception with Faculty
6 45p.m. Program Overview
7:15 p.m. Admissions Overview & Questions

Register today!  

Feb. 9, 11 a.m.
The College of Education Scholarship Brown Bag Series continues with Professors Angel Bestwick and Chris Weiler of the Department of Elementary Education speaking about "Preparing Them for the Profession: Use of Lesson Plan Study to Improve Pre-Service Teacher's Critical Thinking and Instructional Design."  Their presentation/discussion will take place on Thursday, February 9, 11-11:50 a.m., in BK 121.  KU faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, are invited.  Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided.

Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m., AF 102
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is pleased to sponsor the panel, "Redistricting: The Real Voter Fraud," on Feb. 9 in 102 AF from 6:30-8 p.m. Moderated by the Kutztown Democratic Club, the panel will feature State Senator Judy Schwank representing Pa.'s 11th Senatorial District and Diana G. Dakey representing Fair Districts Pa. This is a non-partisan event designed to inform the electorate. A question and answer session will follow the speakers' presentation. This event is open to the public. Please contact Steve Lem ( with questions.
                Steve Lem, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Nomination deadline Feb. 10
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2016 or May 2017 for this prestigious award.  Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more of the following areas: 
a) Successfully completed research projects
b) Original artwork of high quality
c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality
d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields
e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics
f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community

Up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) provided by retired faculty member Dr. Carlson Chambliss are issued annually to selected students.  The nomination form can be found at For more information, contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost for Retention and Student Success, at

Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
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





Wednesday, Feb. 8
5:30 p.m.             Women's Basketball vs. Mansfield - Keystone Arena (Stats | Video)
7:30 p.m.             Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield - Keystone Arena (Stats | Video)
*Dean's List Honors at halftime of women's game

Tuesday, Feb. 14
7:30 p.m.             Wrestling vs. East Stroudsburg (Senior Night) - Keystone Arena



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