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January 26, 2016


The Daily Brief

Michael Radyk Swan Point 

Swan Point

The Cleveland Museum of Art announced the acquisition of Swan Point #2 by KU professor Michael Radyk.  This work is part of his series of Jacquard woven textiles, after removal from the loom these textiles are cut and manipulated, bringing the artist's hand into an industrial textile.  The acquisition was made possible with funds provided by the Textile Art Alliance whose mission is to increase appreciation of the textile arts through lectures, exhibitions and to enlarge the textile collection of the museum.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes almost 45,000 objects and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2016.


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


More clouds than sunshine with a chance of a shower or two in the afternoon, perhaps a period of light rain. Yes, should be plain liquid this time around as temperatures will approach 40 as a weak system traverses the area. Rain amounts will be light and probably no more than a tenth of an inch, so not expecting any major melting problems, however the light showers may make any snow you haven't already moved get even a little heavier. 




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)


In January, 1944, German refugee Sonia Grodka visits Kutztown State Teachers College to discuss the origin and growth of the Nazi movement.  She gives a vivid description of the German concentration camps from which she had escaped.  She would go on to become the Executive Secretary of the American Immigration and Citizenship Conference. 




Come to MSU 183 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 27 and watch the film "The Guard" by director John Michael McDonagh.  An unorthodox Irish policeman with a vulgar sense of humor is partnered up with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug smuggling ring. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by the Association of Campus Events and the Film Club.


Please welcome the following individuals who begin their employment with KU this week.
Michael Toczek        MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing
Lacey Wismer          Temporary Assistant Director of International Admissions
David Bollinger        Groundskeeper/Laborer


You can send an email to everyone enrolled in your course by using the email feature of the Classlist. This simple, three-step process allows you to send a mass email to all, or select, users in a course. Simply navigate to the Classlist in your course and click the "Email Classlist" button, compose your email, and click send! The Sending an Email to the Classlist Guide details the process, as well as options for emailing only select users. Want to see a demonstration of the process? Check out the Email Classlist video tutorial!


We are happy to announce that the Food Pantry arrangement with Friend, Inc. has been extended through the spring 2016 semester.  Here are the details:  Friend, Inc. will hold food pantry distribution days specifically for KU students in need on the following dates, all of which are Thursdays: Feb. 4, March 3, April 7, April 21.  The time is 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The food available includes both perishable and non-perishable foods.  *Vans will leave from the MSU Campus Store entrance at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to take students.  Students in need that are unable to make it at that time are welcome to participate in the other pantry dates that take place each month.  Those pantry distribution dates and times can be accessed by calling Friend, Inc. at (610) 683-7790. The Bear Essentials Pantry coordinated through Student Involvement will continue to be stocked with donations made available to any student who stops in to MSU 153, across from the KU Campus Store in the McFarland Student Union.  Please refer students to us as you become aware of their needs. More information here:


KUBoK Neighborhood Watch will be holding a training session Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union, room 183. KUBoK is a coalition consisting of community members and Kutztown University students, staff, and faculty who work with the Kutztown Borough Police Department to create a safer community and promote awareness. If you are available on any Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evenings, we would love to have you volunteer! If you are interested and cannot make the training event or have any questions, please contact the Graduate Assistant, Alana Greene, via e-mail at


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! - Looking for something fun to do over Spring Break? Want to add a little something to your résumé? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the CE Regional Science Olympiad on Wednesday, March 9 (snow date: Thursday, March 10). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts 30 high schools and 15 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties. Over 700 students will compete in approximately 50 events based in science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology - and we need your help to make all that happen! You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more. You can judge an event or help with the Appeals Board.  Club advisers - get your club involved!  Please contact our volunteer coordinators: Dr. Gregory Setliff at or Dr. Daniel Aruscavage at if you are interested, and check out our website at for more information. We look forward to having you as part of the team!
                Joann S. Monko, chemistry instructor, Physical Sciences
                Eric Laub, physics instructor, Physical Sciences


On Thursday, January 28, the Philosophy Department will host Dr. Michael Cholbi, Professor of Philosophy, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Cholbi works on a range of topics in ethics, with a focus on Kant, grief, paternalism, and suicide, as well as topics in moral psychology. He is the author of over 40 articles on these subjects and two monographs on suicide and Kant's ethics, respectively. He is also the editor of the journal Teaching Philosophy and a regular panelist at
Dr. Cholbi will talk on "Understanding Kant's Ethics: Suicide" at the regularly scheduled Philosophy Club meeting at 11 a.m. in MSU 312. His formal lecture, "How Grief Makes Our Lives Go Well," will be at 4:30 p.m. in AF 103.
                John Lizza, chair, Department of Philosophy


APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities, is proud to announce that Terry Brown of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential. The CEFP is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field.


The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.

Tradesman Helper/Summer Painter (Temporary)
Posting End Date: 1/29/2016

Tradesman Helper/Summer Painter (Temporary)
Posting End Date: 1/29/2016

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources




Natalya Lee PSAC Athlete of the Week 


Senior guard Natalya Lee of the Kutztown University women's basketball team earned her first career Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Athlete of the Week honor on Monday afternoon after leading KU to victory in its one game last week.  Read her story here.


Saturday, Jan. 30 - Women's Basketball vs. Millersville - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, Jan. 30 - Women's Swimming hosts Millersville & LIU Post - 1 p.m. (Keystone Pool)
Saturday, Jan. 30 - Men's Basketball vs. Millersville - 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video​



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