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February 8, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Governor Tom Wolf and KU student Briana Zdradzinski
KU student Briana Zdradzinski '18 was invited by Governor Tom Wolf to attend Tuesday, Feb. 6 joint session of the Pa. General Assembly in Harrisburg. Zdradzinski said of the experience: "While it was amazing to go to Harrisburg, sit in the Chamber of the House of Representatives, and listen to Gov. Wolf's budget address, the true honor of the day was meeting the governor of Pennsylvania himself at his home."


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

High pressure resumes control on Thursday under a gusty northwest breeze with partial sunshine and high temperatures only at about 30.


For those who work on webpages or design print materials, and would like to learn more about KU's colors, logos, new graphics, fonts and brand messaging, please e-mail to schedule a one-to-one or group session this semester.
     Camille DeMarco, University Marketing

National Black Aids Day scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 7, has been postponed to March due to expected inclement weather.
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, director of Health Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Feb. 8
Please use caution in front of Rothermel Hall due to the concrete trucks and large crane that will be positioned on the west side of the building. This construction activity will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8 weather permitting. The road will remain open at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562.


Feb. 8, noon
The next University Curriculum Committee meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Feb. 22, in 29 Rohrbach Library. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon, Thursday, Feb. 8. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
     Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

Feb. 8, 4 p.m.
The Miller Gallery's site specific installation "The Antenna of the Race" is today, Thursday, Feb. 8 from 4 - 6 p.m. Bradly Dever Treadaway and Justin Thompson have been working with students for three weeks as artists in residence. In the gallery at 5 p.m., music students who have collaborated with Knoxville-based jazz musician Jason Thompson will perform a piece based on the installation. The installation will be on view until March 8. For more pics and info about the installation visit: or
     Karen Stanford, director, Galleries and Community Outreach

Nomination Deadline Feb. 9
Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2017 or May 2018 for this prestigious award. The nomination form can be found here. For more information contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, associate provost for Retention and Student Success.
     Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success

All students, faculty and staff are invited to the following disability awareness programs:
Disability Awareness through the Eyes & Experience of KU Students (panel discussion)
Monday, Feb. 19, 1 - 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.

Making Heads or Tails of Service Animals On-Campus
Monday, Feb. 19, 6 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.
     Linda Lantaff, director, Disability Services

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 Information 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

We are in need of members of the KU community to provide a snack to students who attend the KU Food Pantry on Wednesdays. This is an awesome opportunity to connect with students, talk with them and provide something light to eat. They have really enjoyed visiting with the faculty and staff members who have come in the past. The time commitment is 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, at the Lutheran Center. The Lutheran Center is located two houses down from Admissions, across from the cemetery. Here is the link to sign up, with more details provided at the link: If you have any questions, please contact Leah Cassellia at
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement


Feb. 8 11 a.m. Pet Therapy
218 MSU
Feb. 8 4 - 6 p.m. "The Antenna of the Race"
Miller Gallery
Feb. 12 Noon Frederick Douglass Discussion Series
250 MSU


Mission BBQ and Kutztown University to host Military Appreciation Night at Friday's wrestling match.

Mission BBQ and Kutztown University to host Military Appreciation Night at Friday's wrestling match.


Feb. 9 11:30 a.m. WBOWL at Golden Bear Classic
Berks Lane, Reading, Pa.
Feb. 9 7:30 p.m. WREST vs. Millersville,
Keystone Arena
Feb. 10 9:30 a.m. WBOWL at Golden Bear Classic
Berks Lane, Reading, Pa.
Feb. 11 8:30 a.m. WBOWL at Golden Bear Classic
Berks Lane, Reading, Pa.


Dear KU Faculty, Managers and Professional Staff Members, Please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees: You will log in using your full KU email address and password. Be aware that you can only submit this form once. The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging into KUnited, click on "My Tools" and then "Requests." If you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at or 610-683-4867. Thank you for your willingness to serve.
     University Senate


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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