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February 19, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Janet Malouf 350 Wins

The Kutztown University women's basketball team had four players score in double-figures led by 20 points from Rylee Derr in a 70-65 victory over a tough Cheyney University squad on the road on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 17, securing head coach Janet Malouf's 350th career win. Malouf, the winningest women's basketball coach in school history, ranks fifth all-time in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in career wins, reaching the 350-win milestone versus Cheyney. She will have the opportunity to move in fourth-place in PSAC career victories with a minimum of three games remaining for Kutztown, needing 353 to pass Clarion's Margaret Parsons (352).  


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

A warm front will be approaching the area from the south. Rain is expected by the afternoon hours. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds southwest at 5-7 mph. Rainfall less than .1".


Please welcome our new employees who are starting today:
-Scott Lipshaw, construction project manager, Facilities
-Jennifer Richter, coordinator, Upward Bound
-Kristen McGrath, assistant coach, lacrosse
     Human Resources
Feb. 19
Being Academically Fit
10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 223 MSU
Stress Management for the Mind and Body: Learn how to recognize, cope and build resilience to daily stress for improved academics, interpersonal relationships and overall well-being.

Heart-Healthy Snacks
11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Human Resources, Kemp Building

Barre3 Workout
noon - 1 p.m., 204 North Studio, Rec Center
Experience a transformative Barre3 workout. Barre3 is a full body workout that uses low impact moves to build strength, flexibility and improve posture and body balance. Wear comfortable yoga-like attire! For more information visit

Disability Panel
1 p.m. - 2 p.m., 223 MSU
Meet a panel of KU students living with various physical and mental impairments.  Learn about their disabilities, accommodations, struggles, and successes in college.

Service Animals
6 p.m. - 7 p.m., 223 MSU
Learn about the important role service animals play in assisting students with physical and mental impairments, the type tasks dogs are trained to perform for their handlers, the law that governs service animals and where they are permitted to go, and proper etiquette when interacting with a service dog handler.

Feb. 19, 5 p.m.
AFSCME membership meeting will be today, 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.19, 7 - 9 p.m., 145 Boehm
In collaboration with the Frederick Douglass Institute, the GLBTQ Resource Center, Allies, and Lambda Delta Xi, there will be a screening of the documentary detailing the life and advocacy of Bayard Rustin. Popcorn, pizza, baked goods and drinks provided. There will be a discussion after the film.
      Christine Price, director, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

Feb. 20, 11 a.m.
Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to noon in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break from studying and come and get some "canine therapy." 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 and Psychological Services

Feb. 22, 11 a.m.
Mr. Sean McAllister, senior vice president and chief actuarial officer of Old Republic Specialty Insurance, will speak at the Statistics and Actuarial Science Club meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. in 120 LY. Mr. Sean McAllister will discuss property and casualty insurance pricing considerations and will walk the audience through an auto liability insurance pricing assignment for a large taxi company. All interested faculty and students are welcome to join us.
     Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

The Get MORE program is underway and we would like to request your participation. We are looking for dynamic and engaging faculty to invite prospective high school seniors into their classrooms, as well as a few faculty or GA volunteers who would like to present research interests and departmental opportunities. The dates for the program are February 22, March 8, and April 12. The presentations are scheduled to occur 9-10:15 a.m. and 1:30-3 p.m., and classroom experiences are slotted for 9:30-10:50 a.m. and 1:30-2:50 p.m. This is our second year hosting this program after much success. Please join us in our endeavor to grow and strengthen our KU community. Please contact if interested.
     Johnée Border, Financial Aid

Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
Chinese students and Scholars Association of Kutztown University (CSSA-KU) will host the Lunar New Year celebration 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 26, 218 MSU. CSSA-KU has prepared a variety of performances, activities and food for this celebration. All KU students, faculty, staff and their family are welcome to join this celebration.
     Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics


Feb. 19 10 a.m. Being Academically Fit
223 MSU
Feb. 19 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Heart-Healthy Snack
Human Resources, Kemp Building
Feb. 19 Noon Barre3 Workout
204 North Studio, Recreation Center
Feb. 19 1 p.m. Disability Awareness
223 MSU
Feb. 19 5 p.m. AFSCME 2234 membership meeting
114 SH
Feb. 19 6 p.m. Making Heads or Tails of Service Animals on Campus
223 MSU
Feb. 19 7 p.m. Black History Month Movie Screening "Brother Outsider"
145 Boehm
Feb. 20 11 a.m. Pet Therapy
218 MSU
Feb. 21 Noon Wellness Week: "Decisions, Decisions"
218 Multipurpose Room, McFarland Student Union
Feb. 22 11 a.m. Sean McAllister, speaker, Statistics and Actuarial Science Club, 120 Lytle
Feb. 22 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 22 7:30 p.m. Chamber Music Recital
Georgian Room, OM
Feb. 23 7 p.m. Vagina Monologues
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 26 6 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration
218 MSU
Feb. 26 7:30 p.m. International Piano Quintet and Guests Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium



Feb. 20 4 p.m. WLAX vs. Holy Family
Andre Reed Stadium
Feb. 21 5:30 p.m. WBB vs. ESU
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)
  7:30 p.m. MBB vs. ESU
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Video)
Feb. 24 1 p.m. WLAX vs. Jefferson
Andre Reed Stadium





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