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January 11, 2017


The Daily Brief

Mason Smith, BSEd German/Mathematics, and Dr. Lynn Kutch, assoc prof of German KU

On Friday, Jan. 6, Mason Smith (BSEd German/Mathematics) and Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, associate professor of German, visited April Krempasky's and Therese Wenck's German students at Northampton High School in Northampton, Pa. Smith and Kutch presented a German lesson similar to one that students might experience at Kutztown and they also shared a separate presentation about KU's German program. Mrs. Krempasky wrote: "Many thanks for visiting with our students yesterday. I think it will inspire some of them to continue with their love of languages."




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10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Copy Center Training, online




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

The warm front passage will be pushing temperatures up throughout the day. Some residual rain showers could be possible in the morning but the precipitation should end by mid-morning. Skies may even clear by the afternoon allowing for a little sunshine. High temperature in the upper 40s. Winds west at 5-8 mph. Rainfall less than .1".




Jan. 12, noon
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on Jan. 26. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon, Thurs., Jan. 12. 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

Topic: KU Online Ordering Training
Date and Time: Thursday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.
Event number: 662 354 762
Event password: kuonline1
Event address for attendees:
USA Toll: 12404540879
Access code: 662 354 762

Topic: KU Online Ordering Training
Date and Time: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m.
Event number: 662 370 552
Event password: KUonline2
Event address for attendees:
USA Toll: 12404540879
Access code: 662 354 762
                Jennifer Prevoznik, customer service coordinator, KU Card Office

Mark your calendars. CONNECTIONS Orientation Programs. Tuesday, Jan. 17, Transfer Orientation.  Wednesday, Jan. 18, Freshmen/Parent Orientation. All programs will be held in the McFarland Student Union Building. For more information please contact the CONNECTIONS Orientation Office at 683-4088 -
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator, New Student Orientation Programs

This year's AFSCME Women's Conference is Mar. 10 - 12, at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Pocono Manor, Pa.  Since we are not having a meeting this month, if you are interested in going to the conference, please submit your name to Tracy Reidenhour, by Friday, Jan. 13.
                Tracy Reidenhour, vice-president, AFSCME Local 2234

Jan. 12, 8 - 10 a.m.
The following offices will be closed for professional development on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 8 - 10 a.m.:
                Dean of Students
                Financial Aid
                Health and Wellness
                International Admissions
                Recreational Services
                Residence Life
                Student Involvement
                VP for Enrollment Management and Student
                Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Jan. 12, 2 p.m.
Get ready for a New Year! You are invited to join the secretaries meeting for a group Social Equity Training with Jacqueline Fox on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. in OM 123.  Please RSVP by Jan. 10. I hope to see you there!
                Julie Fiorini, CLAS




Kutztown University Cheer Team
The cheer team competes this Saturday, Jan. 14, in Orlando, Florida at the UCA & UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship. KU will be competing in the Division 1 category. Come show your support for the team and follow them on social media for updates on the competition!

Facebook: Kutztown University Cheerleading
Twitter: KutztownCheer
Instagram: kutztowncheer"  


Thursday, Jan. 12
5 p.m.                   Track & Field hosts Golden Bear Invitational - O'Pake Fieldhouse (multi only)

Friday, Jan. 13                           
5 p.m.                   Track & Field hosts Golden Bear Invitational - O'Pake Fieldhouse

Saturday, Jan. 14
1 p.m.                   Women's Swimming vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Pool (Senior Day)

The KU athletic department will be participating in a month-long food drive, called "Bears Give Back," throughout the month of January. All non-perishable food donations collected during that time will be given to the on-campus food pantry and Friends Inc.  Fans are encouraged to participate and donations will be accepted at basketball games on Jan. 12, Jan. 18, and Jan. 25, as well as at track and field's Golden Bear Invitational on Jan. 12-13, women's swimming's home meet against Lock Haven on Jan. 14 and wrestling's Kutztown University Duals on Jan. 20-21.  Anyone who brings one non-perishable food donation to any of the basketball games will be given a ticket that can be redeemed for a free hotdog or bag of chips. Then at the game on Jan. 25, which is sponsored by the KU Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), a donation will gain entrance to a drawing for a Giant gift card.  In addition to accepting donations at athletic events, Kutztown will also have designated donation boxes set up throughout Keystone Hall throughout the month. The athletic department encourages all students, student-athletes, faculty, administration and fans alike to be a part of this initiative and help the "Bears Give Back."



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