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February 1, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Valerie Reidout, Briana Zdradzinski, and Lori Lentz
Briana Zdradzinski, senior sociology major from Reading, Pa., was one of 57 recipients selected nationwide to receive a scholarship from Tau Sigma, the national transfer honor society. To be considered for an award, candidates are evaluated based on involvement in and service to the chapter, university, and community, and academic achievement. Kutztown University is one of three PASSHE schools with a chapter of Tau Sigma which recognizes the academic achievement and excellence of transfer students. Assisting in the presenting of the scholarship check are Tau Sigma advisors, Valerie Reidout and Lori Lentz. Congratulations, Briana.
     Lisa Grabowski, advisor


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

Frontal boundary to our west will slowly move in throughout the day contributing to generally cloudy skies with a chance of a rain shower or two in the a.m., likely becoming more numerous in the p.m. Temperatures will be milder out ahead of the front, so mostly liquid should fall. Highs in the mid-40s. Front moves through overnight tonight and any leftover precipitation may end as a light wintry mix before cutting off around 3 a.m. Brief roadway slickness may occur overnight into first thing Friday, but should quickly improve as sunshine returns Friday.


Mar. 9, 4 p.m.
The Events Advisory Council (EAC) has established the deadline for early consideration for room reservations and activities scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year as 4 p.m., March 9.
All faculty and staff members should have received an e-mail detailing procedures for registering events/facilities. If you have not received the information, contact the Office of Conference Services. Departments and organizations may submit early registration requests for their events by using the EMS Web Requester. Any early registration request for a student organization must be submitted by the organization's advisor. Some event requests may be required to provide additional information on the reservation to comply with the Protection of Minors policy. If this affects your reservation you will be given additional instructions.
If you have any questions regarding the process feel free to contact my office at ext. 3-1359 or e-mail
     Terry Sitler, Conference Services

The Office of Student Accounts welcomes Natalie Eckert as our new Student Accounts Coordinator. Natalie joins us with experience in higher education, financial aid and customer service. She will support our student's needs for one on one meetings and supervise the front line team. Please feel free to stop by to Welcome her to KU. She can be reached at or by phone ext. 3-4186.
     Wendy Pursell, director, Student Accounts

Are you holding a summer KU run camp and would like to have campers register and pay online with a credit card? Let's discuss your needs and what we can provide with our eMarket process we currently use for Field Trips and Parent Connections. We already have a camp built and would love to chat with you about this opportunity. Lead time is needed so please do not delay. E-mail Wendy Pursell,, to schedule a meeting today.
     Wendy Pursell, director, Student Accounts

The Rohrbach Library in partnership with the Student Government Association is offering full complimentary access to, New York Times mobile apps, and New York Times in Education to Kutztown University students, faculty and staff. Setting up your access is easy, simply go to to create your account using your KU e-mail. Once your account is created login to anywhere and on any device. Your account will need to be renewed once a year. For more information visit our library guide:
     Rohrbach Library

The students of ACT (Actors Creating Theater) are pleased to present Legally Blonde, starring Meghan Artley as Elle and Tim Dalton as Emmett. The performances will be on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. This fine group of actors and musicians are under the direction of director Sarah Horvath, assistant director Abby Greco, and conductor Nick Gerber. Tickets can be purchased online at KU Presents!
     Karise Mace, ACT Advisor

The Office of Conference Services is hiring students to serve on the Conference Services Staff Team for the summer of 2018. If you are aware of a great student, please encourage them to apply. This is an opportunity to work/learn/live with people of many diversified backgrounds. Good benefits (includes housing and meals) and pay. Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 14, and can be picked up in the Office of Conference Services (Education House) or on-line at Feel free to contact the Office of Conference Services ext. 3-1359 with questions.
     Conference Services


Feb. 1 11 a.m. "Meningitis, My Story"
101 Academic Forum
Feb. 1 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin
Feb. 1 11 a.m. MindKare and Bear Kit
Feb. 1 11 a.m. Philosophy Club
312 MSU
Feb. 1 2 p.m. "Meningitis, My Story"
183 MSU Alumni Auditorium
Feb. 1 4 p.m. "Meningitis, My Story"
183 MSU Alumni Auditorium



Feb. 3 12:30 p.m. Bowling for a Kure Tournament
Jay Lanes, Douglasville, Pa.
  1 p.m. WBB vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Watch)
  3 p.m. MBB vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Watch)


Meningitis B impacts college communities. Most are familiar with the Meningitis A C W Y vaccine. This vaccine does not protect from Meningitis B. The B vaccine was developed three years ago. On Thursday, Feb. 1, a special guest, Dr. Weymouth will be on campus to share her story. Dr. Weymouth is a survivor of meningitis and raises awareness. "Meningitis, My Story" will be presented at 11 a.m. - noon in 101 Academic Forum and 2 - 3 p.m. and 4 - 5 p.m. in 183 MSU Alumni Auditorium. Information shared can be life changing.
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, Director, Health Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Feb. 1, 11 a.m.
R. Todd Rober, Associate Professor from the music department will present "Echoes of Africa on a Musical Journey to Cuba," on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin. Many of the musical styles we classify as Cuban or more generally Latin have their origins in traditions from Africa. Through music, pictures, and video Todd Rober will present an overview of his 2017 trip to Cuba to study music, dance and religious traditions and relate them to those he studied on a previous visit to West Africa. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn about the work our college faculty are doing, and participate in the discussion.
     Michelle Kiec, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts




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