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February 22, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

  Middle States Commission on Higher Education Logo
Feb. 22, 11 a.m.
Faculty, Staff and Students, On 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:
     Carole Wells, Steering Committee Chair


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

Wednesday's temperatures were mind-boggling for February, close to 40 degrees above normal. Records were smashed. Spring is here! Right? Wrong. It's back to reality today after last night's cold front, a front that's going to stay parked nearby with ripples of low pressure riding along it. The result will be raw, rainy weather for the next couple of days. Highs won't be better than the low 40s today with an ugly northeast wind close to 15 mph. There's even an outside chance some icy precipitation from the north could try to sneak into northern areas if enough cold air can work in, but not expecting anything major around Kutztown proper.


Feb. 22, 11 a.m., 103 AF
Some students do reading assignments. Some don't. Why? Why not? Join fellow faculty and undergraduate student representatives for a discussion of textbooks, pedagogy and the First Week Problem. This session continues the conversations that a number of campus groups have started regarding reading engagement and textbook affordability. The roundtable features Dr. Amanda Morris (English department/APSCUF president), Dr. Andy Arnold (History department/Senate president), Jackie Downing (KU Campus Store faculty liaison), Lisa Kowalski (execute director of KUSSI), and student representatives from SGB (TBA).
     Robert Folk, Department of English

Feb. 23, 3 p.m.
The Department of Social Work is announcing the defense of a Doctor of Social Work dissertation on Friday, Feb. 23, in 29 RL at 3 p.m. Ms. Kim Hardner is defending her dissertation titled "Understanding College Students with Physical Disabilities." Dr. Juliana Svistova is dissertation committee chair. 
     John G. Vafeas, chair, Department of Social Work and Sharon Lyter, DSW program director

March 1, 11 a.m.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday, Rose DeSiano Galjanic, Professor from the Department of Art and Art History Department will present "Photography, Landscape and Monuments," on Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Professor DeSiano Galjanic will speak about her sculptural public art commissions and their relationship to her photography. An artistic practice largely concerned with the collective consciousness, the sociological ramifications of photo manipulation, and the long, tangled history of the photograph and monument as both a record keeper and a myth-maker.
     Michelle Kiec, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts


Application Deadline: Monday, March 19
Applications are being accepted through March 19 for student commencement speakers. A candidate must:
- be cleared to participate in the spring 2018 commencement ceremony
- have a grade point average at or above 3.0
- demonstrated service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation
- demonstrated evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement
- be in good disciplinary standing
- must be available to interview and present your speech (speech need not be memorized)
Interested students can find more information and an application at
     Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success


Feb 22
Twenty-five KU students will be representing KU at the PASSHE #Prepared4PA Rally, State Capitol, Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Feb. 22. They will be leaving campus at 7:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 6 p.m. These students are aware that they are expected to make up any work missed. Each student will be provided a note to share with their respective faculty. If you have any questions or would like to verify a student's attendance please feel free to contact me at
     Tammy Wert, Communications, Marketing & External Affairs

Fitness Day, National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Day (all fitness levels are welcome) - Rec Center
Meningitis B Clinic
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Keystone Hall Lobby
Yoga for Everyone
11 a.m., 204 North Studio, Rec Center
Fitness Assessments, "Kutztown Push," push-up contest
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Rec Center
Veteran Services, Information on Fitness
11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Rec Center
Smart Nutrition/Supplements/Performance Workshop
11 a.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., Rec Center
- What proper sports nutrition can do for an athlete's performance, most common nutrition mistakes seen on campus, and athlete friendly recipes to make with minimal ingredients


Feb. 22 11 a.m. Middle States Information Session
223 MSU
  11 a.m. Sean McAllister, speaker, Statistics and Actuarial Science Club, 120 Lytle
  11 a.m. Buckeye Partners L.P. presentation, Geography Club
262 Boehm
  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wellness Week: Meningitis B Clinic
Lobby, Keystone Hall
  11 a.m. Wellness Week: Yoga for Everyone
204 North Studio, Rec Center
  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wellness Week: Fitness Assessments
Rec Center
  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wellness Week: Fitness Information, Veteran Services
Rec Center
  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. KU Foundation Winter Warm Up Reception
RSVP required, Wiesenberger Alumni Center
  11 a.m. Wellness Week: Smart Nutrition Workshop
Rec Center
  5 p.m. Wellness Week: Smart Nutrition Workshop
Rec Center
  7 p.m. "Phantom of the Universe" Planetarium Show
Planetarium, Grim
  7 p.m. Vagina Monologues
Schaeffer Auditorium
  7 p.m. Wellness Week: Smart Nutrition Workshop
Rec Center
  7:30 p.m. Chamber Music Recital
Georgian Room, OM
Feb. 23 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wellness Week: First Aid Stations
218B MSU
  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. 27 5:30 p.m. Secondary Education Graduate Open House
218 Beekey
March 1 11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday
120 Sharadin Arts



Feb. 24 1 p.m. WLAX vs. Jefferson
Andre Reed Stadium


Feb. 22, 11 a.m.
KU Geography Club presents Buckeye Partners, L.P., Thursday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. in 262 Boehm.
Join us for a presentation by KU alumna and GIS Specialist Laura Kaufmann '13, concerning the use of GIS in the oil and gas industry, Buckeye's recent projects, disaster response and employment opportunities.
     Department of Geography

Please use caution in front of Rothermel Hall due to the large crane that will be positioned on the west-side of the building. This construction activity will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 21 until Friday, Feb. 23. The road will remain open at all times. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562.




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