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February 28, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

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March 7, 12:30 p.m., 183 MSU
As you are aware, colleagues from peer institutions within the Middle States region will be on campus from March 4 through March 7 to engage in an evaluation of our compliance with Middle States Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. Please join members of the KU community on Wednesday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. in MSU183 (Alumni Auditorium) when Dr. John Ettling, chair of the visiting team, presents a summary of the team's written evaluation report.  Because this exit report is an internal campus event, Middle States asks that this session not be videotaped or transmitted. 

During this oral presentation, Dr. Ettling will not make reference to the team's proposal regarding an accreditation action since the team's report is only the first step in the Middle States Commission's overall process of review. 

Please take time out of your busy day to attend this important event. 

Thank you.

Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson


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

High pressure holds on for another day. Sunny skies and pleasant conditions. High temperature in the upper-50s. Winds southwest at 5-8 mph.


The Office of Social Equity will offer Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Harassment Training, pursuant to our university policies, as follows:
-Wednesday, March 7, at 11 a.m., 312 McFarland Student Union
-Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m., 157 McFarland Student Union
Each session should last approximately 30-45 minutes. If you would like to attend either of the above sessions, please register by e-mail at Please obtain approval from your supervisor if necessary.
      Jesus Peña, deputy to the President for Compliance, Equity & Legal Affairs/Title IX Coordinator

Call for nominations of faculty for the 2019 Kutztown University Chambliss Faculty Research Award. The award was inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss and recognizes the highest achievement in research and scholarship. The 2018 awardees are Dr. Mostafa Maksy, Department of Business Administration, and Dr. Yun Lu, Department of Mathematics. Each award includes an engraved medal, a certificate of recognition and a $250 cash prize. Each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of his or her work in spring or fall 2019. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton by March 28.
     Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies

Feb. 28, noon - 4 p.m.
We're proud to be a part of another year of the LVCCE Internship and Job fair at the Holiday Inn today, noon - 4 pm in Breinigsville, Pa. Please encourage KU students to attend. Check out to see a list of the 110 employers attending. Professional attire and resume are required.
     Career Development Center

Feb. 28, 2 p.m.
Join Dr. Zayaitz and Dr. Hilton today from 2 - 2:50 p.m. in 183 MSU (Alumni Auditorium). Representatives from the Educational Advisory Board (EAB) will be here to provide a presentation about "Campus," a student success management system that will be released Fall 2018. If your schedule allows, please plan to attend to learn more about this program. "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. If you are unable to attend and would like more info feel free to contact me at
     Tammy Moyer, special project coordinator, Academic Affairs

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

March 1, 4:30 p.m., 262 Boehm
Shana Rose, a 2016 KU Environmental Geography graduate, will be here to share about her postgraduate life and the journey that led to her recent participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)/ Conference of the Parties (COP23) in November 2017. Shana attended as a delegate on behalf of the American Association of Geography (AAG). Open to KU community.
     Department of Geography


Feb. 28 2 p.m. "Campus" A Student Success Management System
183 MSU
March 1 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. University Photographer Open Studio
I-wing, Old Main
  11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday, Rose DeSiano Galjanic
120 Sharadin Arts
  4 p.m. University Senate
202 AF
  4:30 p.m. KU Geography Club - KU Alumni Series
262 Boehm
March 1 - 7   The Kourage Project
Art Gallery, MSU Bears Den
March 2 All Day Commission on Human Diversity Conference
McFarland Student Union
March 7 11 a.m. Social Equity Policies Training
312 McFarland Student Union
  12:30 p.m. Middle States Accreditation Team Exit Report
183 MSU
  7 p.m. Peter Staley, Aids activist, "How to Survive a Plague"
145 Boehm


Brandon Raguz (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South) will represent Kutztown University for the second-straight year on the national stage.

Brandon Raguz (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South) will represent Kutztown University for the second-straight year on the national stage. Raguz was 1-of-19 pole vaulters around the country selected on Tuesday to compete at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, March 10, in Pittsburg, Kansas.


March 3 1 p.m. WLAX vs. Grand Valley State
Andre Reed Stadium (Live stats)


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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Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University's Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at or the Office for Civil Rights located in the
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at