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February 12, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief


KU BUDGET UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT HAWKINSON

Dear KU Campus Community, In my January 'welcome back' letter, I provided some information regarding the fiscal challenges currently faced by the institution.  I want to update you regarding this situation and provide some budget-related plans for the current and upcoming years. read more



MIDDLE STATES INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

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Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

I am happy to report that our Self-Study document has been sent to Middle States and the accreditation team, and we are ready to welcome them to campus on Sunday, March 4 through Wednesday, March 7. 

This is a campus-wide activity, as continuation as a Middle States accredited institution is contingent upon the visiting team's review and recommendations. 

All administrative offices will remain open, functional, and fully staffed during the site visit.  Please be prepared to meet with members of the evaluation team, if requested.

The meetings scheduled for March 5 and March 6 will be posted late in February; this will include an exit report on March 7 in Alumni Auditorium at which the chair of the visiting team presents an oral version of the written evaluation report.  This session is open to all members of the campus.    Thank you for your support during this important visit.

     President Hawkinson


WEATHER

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

Mostly cloudy conditions in the morning. Skies should clear by late morning to early afternoon as high pressure builds in from the west. High temperature in the low 40s. Winds northwest at 10 mph.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAKE-UP DATE FOR CANCELED EVENING CLASSES
According to KU Policy ACA-015 - Making Up Canceled Evening Classes, evening classes that were canceled on Feb. 7, will be made up on Friday, Feb. 16. It is also expected that all work missed due to weather closings will be made-up for day classes, i.e., Wednesday, Feb. 7 - all day classes.
     Anne Zayaitz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

FREDERICK DOUGLASS DISCUSSION SERIES
Feb. 12, noon
"The Exploding Field of August Wilson" Who was August Wilson? Those interested in the Arts, History and African-American Culture, come to this discussion where Dr. Michael Downing will talk about this icon person in American history, Monday, Feb. 12, noon - 1 p.m., 250 MSU.
     Frederick Douglass Institute

MIDDLE STATES DECENNIAL ACCREDITATION TEAM VISIT

Feb. 15, 11 a.m.
On Thursday, Feb. 15 in 157 MSU and Thursday, Feb. 22 in 223 MSU, from 11 a.m. to noon, members of the Middle States Steering Committee will answer questions about the Middle States Self-Study, self-study process, evaluation team site visit, accreditation and Middle States. The Middle States Self-Study is located at: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/accreditations/middle-states-accreditation.htm.
     Carole Wells, Steering Committee Chair

PHILOSOPHY CLUB
Feb. 15, 11 a.m.
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, 312 MSU. Allan Bäck will present: "The Inevitability of Virtue Ethics." All are welcome. "Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."
     Caitlin Weber, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS EXHIBIT
Please encourage your students to attend the trip to The Franklin Institute of Philadelphia to see the "Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor of China" Saturday, Feb. 24. Tickets for KU students are for sale in 153 MSU for $10  Non-KU students can purchase tickets on Monday, Feb. 19 for $20.
     Yishen Lai, Modern Language Studies


UPCOMING EVENTS

 
Feb. 12 Noon Frederick Douglass Discussion Series
250 MSU
Feb. 13 10 a.m. Study Abroad Fair
218 MSU
Feb. 14 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
218 MSU
Feb. 15 11 a.m. Middle States
157 MSU
Feb. 15 11 a.m. Philosophy Club
312 MSU
    

ATHLETICS

UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS

Feb. 12 5:30 p.m. WBB vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)
  7:30 p.m. MBB vs. Shippensburg
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)
Feb. 13 7:30 p.m. WREST vs. Shippensburg (Senior Night)
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)
Feb. 14 5:30 p.m. WBB vs. Millersville (Dean's List Honors)
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)
  7:30 p.m. MBB vs. Millersville (Golden Bear Honors)
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)

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