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February 2, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Punxsutawney Phil -Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP

(Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP)

"Punxsutawney Phil made his famous weather prediction Thursday morning, emerging from his burrow to see his shadow. That means, according to Groundhog Day tradition, the U.S. will brave another six weeks of winter." USA Today


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

High pressure moves eastward into our region. Mostly sunny to sunny skies are expected. Cold air advection to take place as winds move cold Canadian air in from the north. Temperatures falling throughout the day. High temperature in the mid-20s, maybe the teens in some areas. Winds northwest at 11-16 mph. 


Feb. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour on Monday, Feb. 5, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Open hours will occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
     Office of the President

The Department of Mathematics will be providing free drop-in assistance for students enrolled in any course from MAT 17 (Introduction to Mathematics) through MAT 283 (Calculus III) during the 2018 Spring semester. Hours are 3 - 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday in 136 Lytle on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 226 Lytle on Tuesday. Athletes currently in season will have an additional option from 1:30 - 3 p.m. in 136 Lytle to alleviate conflicts with practices and competitions. Please consider taking advantage of this free tutoring service as needed - no appointments are necessary.
     Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics


Feb. 5 3:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
303 Stratton



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)


2018 Florida Getaway Raffle. Enter to win four one-day Disney Hopper passes and one-week condo stay during the 2018 calendar year at the Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Orlando, FL (sleeps four). Tickets are $10 each. The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 17. For additional information, call the library 610-682-7115. Tickets available at All proceeds benefit BCL.
     Dorothy Siravo, secretary, Department of Geography


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




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