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January 29, 2016


The Daily Brief

Chancellor Brogan with KU Council of Trustees 

State System Chancellor Frank Brogan visited KU Thursday to address the KU Council of Trustees during their on-campus workshop. Pictured from left to right: Waskar Paulino, acting student representative, KU Council of Trustees; Guido Pichini '74, chair, State System Board of Governors and member of the KU Council of Trustees; Chancellor Brogan; President Hawkinson; and Jack Wabby '69, chair, KU Council of Trustees.



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6 p.m.                   Task Night, Student Involvement, MSU 223

8 p.m.                   MSU Movie Series, MSU  



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

Encroaching area of low pressure will swing a weak cold front through the region. The cold front may produce a snow shower. Snow threat should diminish by afternoon. High temperature in the upper 30s. Winds northwest 8-11 mph. Snowfall less than half an inch.  




(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.)

Jan. 29, 1941:  Kutztown State Teachers College hosts Jim Thorpe for a lecture and discussion at Kutztown High School.  Thorpe, a member of the Fox and Sac Indian tribes, is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time.  



The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 4 p.m. in AF 103. Meetings are open to the university community. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website under next meeting agenda and attachments.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


Interested in the communications field? Want to know if you actually have what it takes to enter the advertising, PR, or marketing fields? Whether you love to write, you're amazing at bringing people together, or you think your skills are suited to marketing and communications, there are tons of interesting paths and options in the media universe. Come sit down with Rhym Guissé, a corporate communications expert and an actress who uses her marketing skills in the acting field daily, to get the full picture of what it takes to get hired in the communications world. Those looking for a more flexible schedule, and interested in working independently can also learn how to get the ball rolling as a freelance communications professional. Join KU alumna, screen actress, and freelance communications specialist on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. in MSU 183.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement


Come out to the first ever Task Night at 6 p.m. in MSU 223 on Friday, January 29. By choosing a task and using numerous art materials, join the open-ended, participatory structure that will create unlimited opportunities for interaction. Enjoy snacks, refreshments, and giveaway prizes. This event is hosted by Kutztown's National Art Education Association and the Association of Campus Events.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement


AFSCME 2234 Executive Board would like to thank its members for all their hard work in the shoveling and snow removal on campus. Thank you for all your time and effort and making our campus a safer environment. Your work has not gone unnoticed.
                AFSCME 223 Executive Board/Chris Ferris, secretary


Do you have a student who needs to get their books but is waiting for their refund to do so?  If they have an account in good standing and more pending aid than their charges, they may be eligible for a Bookstore Account at the KU Bookstore.  Students can apply in the Office of Financial Aid, or complete the form online and submit it to them.  Not all students will qualify and there are certain requirements, but please encourage students to check it out!  We hope these extra days help our students.

Apply by Friday, January 29 in Financial Aid (original end date was Wed.)
Purchases must be made by end of Monday in the KU Bookstore - for all students participating
Unused portions refunded one week later
                Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts


This week's MSU Movie Series film is The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2 which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.


Budget Rally Sign Making Event: Feb. 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Old Main Concourse Left Lobby
APSCUF-KU is hosting "Get on the Bus! Sign Making Event" on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., in the Old Main Concourse Left Lobby. Come out and join fellow APSCUF-KU members, and students prepare signs for the upcoming Feb. 8 Budget Rally in Harrisburg! APSCUF-KU will be providing all materials, as well as enticing snacks and beverages! This is a great opportunity to model corporeal engagement in participatory democracy, and impress upon students, and fellow faculty members the power within collective action. We hope to see you there.


Students, alumni, and faculty members:
Join APSCUF-KU to advocate for fair funding for Kutztown University, and all the commonwealth state-owned universities. Free transportation and free lunches will be provided. Join us for an afternoon including comments from State System students, faculty members, and officials, as well as legislators who are State System alumni. Tell us you're attending via our Facebook event page: Reserve your seat on our bus by sending an email with the subject line, "I'm going to the rally," to Colleen Fitzgerald,, APSCUF-KU office manager. This is a great opportunity to model corporeal engagement in participatory democracy, and impress upon students, fellow faculty members and our elected officials the power of collective action. "Get On The Bus!" departing from Lot A2 across from the Fair Grounds, Monday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. Returning to Lot A2 between 4-5 p.m.



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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