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February 14, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Berks Area School Counselors Association
Berks Area School Counselors Association (including KU students; Professor Brenner, secretary of BASCA; and Dr. Lauren Moss, vice president of BASCA)

Berks Area School Counselors Association celebrated National School Counselor's Week on Friday, Feb. 9 during their business meeting at St. Joseph's Hospital, Bern Township. Senator Judith Schwank presented the association with a proclamation in honor of the Berks Area School Counselors noting her support for the hard working and dedicated professional school counselors in the Commonwealth of Pa. The meeting was followed by a presentation on "Childhood Anxiety" by Dr. Krista Schenkel. A second presentation was then provided by Holly Grimm, MSW, LCSW and Board Certified in Neurofeedback which focused on "Connecting the Brain and Behavior" when working with children and youth.
     Patricia Brenner, Counselor Education


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

Several weak disturbances to pass during the morning hours. These disturbances should only amount to patchy cloud cover as yesterday's high pressure moves offshore. Skies should clear by mid- to late-morning and southerly winds will push our temperatures up to well above the seasonal average. High temperature near 50. Winds southwest at 5-8 mph.


Procurement Services is excited to announce a new initiative as part of our efforts to lower purchasing costs for Kutztown University. We will be contracting with TreeHouse Inc. for the ordering of printer toners, saving KU 24 percent of the overall cost. Effective Monday, Feb. 19, all toner purchases should be made at More information and step-by-step guides can be found at the Procurement Services web page. Please contact Mary Vink
ext. 3-4904 or or Barb Reitz ext. 3-4132 or, if you have any questions.
     Procurement Services Office

Please note that EMS (the campus room reservations system) will be offline Thursday, Feb. 15, from 8 - 10 a.m. to implement a data migration and system update. During this time the reservation system will not be available but will return to normal once the process has been completed. Please plan your work accordingly. Thank you.
     Honey Svoboda, Conference Services

Housing and Dining Services is pleased to announce the hiring of Amanda Fretz as our new associate director for Housing and Dining Services. Amanda is replacing Apryle Carney who recently retired after more than 25 years at KU. You may reach Amanda at ext. 3-4027 or Amanda was formerly the assistant director of Housing and Dining Services. Please join us in congratulating Amanda on her outstanding performance and wishing her the best of luck in her future position as of Monday, Feb. 19.
     Kent Dahlquist, Housing and Dining Services

Feb. 19, 5 p.m.
AFSCME membership meeting will be Monday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. in 114 SH. Food will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

Feb. 22 and 23, 7 p.m.
FMLA and the Women's Center present Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning play "The Vagina Monologues" 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 23, Schaeffer Auditorium. This student production is performed as part of the worldwide V-Day Campaigns to raise awareness and funds for local anti-violence initiatives. Tickets are $5 with KU ID, $10 without. They can be purchased by cash or check at the MSU Info desk. Credit card purchases, call 610-683-4092. Proceeds benefit Safe Berks and the V-Day International Spotlight.
     Christine Price, director, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
Kutztown University will be launching "Campus," a student success management system that will be released Fall 2018 to increase student retention. Drs. Hilton and Zayaitz invite faculty and staff to attend a presentation to learn more about "Campus" on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 2 - 2:50 p.m. in 183 MSU (Alumni Auditorium).
We are partnering with the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to bring "Campus" to Kutztown University. "Campus" is an enterprise-level technology that links administrators, advisors, deans faculty, other staff and students in a coordinated care network designed to help Kutztown University proactively manage student success and deliver a return on education. Click here to view a brief demo of some of the capabilities of "Campus." If your schedule allows, please attend to find out more about this program.
     Tammy Moyer, special project coordinator, Academic Affairs


Feb. 14 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
218 MSU
Feb. 15 11 a.m. Middle States Information Session
157 MSU
Feb. 15 11 a.m. APSCUF-KU Financial Report
101 Academic Forum
Feb. 15 11 a.m. Philosophy Club
312 MSU
Feb. 15 7 p.m. "A Sweet Night," Rudy Francisco
Feb. 15 7:30 p.m. KU Presents! Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 membership meeting
114 SH
Feb. 22 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues
Schaeffer Auditorium



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)
Feb. 16 5:30 p.m. MTRACK vs. KU Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse (Live Stats)
  5:30 p.m. WTRACK vs. KU Last Chance Qualifier
O'Pake Fieldhouse (Live Stats)


Feb. 15, 11 a.m.
Dr. Howard Bunsis, professor of Accounting at Eastern Michigan University, will present an analysis of the financial situation of Kutztown University on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. in 101 Academic Forum. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
     Amanda Morris, chapter president, APSCUF-KU


These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies."




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