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January 12, 2017


The Daily Brief

Nykolai Blichar and Christine Price attended It's On Us Summit at the White House.

Christine Price spoke on a panel, It's On Us Communities: Pennsylvania

On Thursday, Jan. 5, Christine Price, director for the Women’s Center and the GLBTQ Resource Center, and student trustee, Nykolai Blichar, attended the national It’s On Us Summit held at the White House. Ms. Price spoke on a panel: It’s On Us Communities: Pennsylvania and represented the great work that is being done here at KU with It’s On Us. KU is one of 28 schools across the country to become an It’s On Us Partner School through the Campus Innovation program, and is a recipient of a $29,100.00 grant from the It’s On Us PA Governor’s office. View the recorded live stream of the summit at




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8 - 10 a.m. Enrollment Management Professional Development, 218 MSU
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Copy Center Training, online
2 p.m. Secretaries Social Equity Training, 123 OM
5 p.m. Track and Field Golden Bear Invitational, O'Pake Fieldhouse




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

Those mild temperatures we've been heralding hit their maximum today with highs around 60, as hard as that is to believe given all the cold and ice as of late. But a cold front moves through tonight and things begin changing tomorrow again. For now, mostly cloudy skies with a few periods of rain showers around. Breezy southwest winds until a switch to westerly later.




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

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
                GLBTQ Resource Center
                Health and Wellness
                International Admissions
                Multicultural Center
                Recreational Services
                Residence Life
                Student Involvement
                VP for Enrollment Management and Student
                Women's Center
                Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Jan. 12, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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

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 123 OM. I hope to see you there!
                Julie Fiorini, CLAS

The women of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority are seeking an advisor for their student organization. Any KU faculty or staff member interested should contact Alli Pottebaum at

More information about DPhiE can be found at the national web site here:

More information about advising a student organization at Kutztown can be found here:
                Jenni Rach, assistant director, Office of Student Involvement

Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m., Georgian Room
The Department of Social Work presents: Clinical Updates Colloquium 2017.
Friday, Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Georgian Room. This day-long event is a series of lectures/workshops on Suicide Prevention and Best Practices in Assessment and Treatment of Depression. The event is co-sponsored by Thriveworks Counseling and Coaching, and Service Access and Management, Inc. Seating is limited. Please register at the Department of Social Work's website under Events.
                John G. Vafeas, chair, Social Work

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. 17 and 18, MSU
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
x34088 -
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator, New Student Orientation Programs

Lunch-Time Walkers - Are you aware that through a partnership between Human Resources and Recreational Services, employees can use the Recreational Center's indoor track from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday?  You will need to take your KU I.D. to sign in.  Rubber-soled shoes should be worn on the track.  This agreement is for use of the track only and only between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays.  Membership is required for full access to the Recreational Center's services.

Spring YOGA and ZUMBA classes are again being offered to faculty and staff at no cost as a result of this partnership. No experience is necessary! Both classes will be held after work hours starting at 4:45 p.m. ZUMBA classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, Jan. 23, in the Recreational Center's North Studio and run through May 10. YOGA classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 24, in the Recreational Center's South Studio and run through May 10. These classes are open to student members as well. You will need to have your K.U. I.D. to sign-in for these classes.

In addition to these wellness initiatives, we offer a host of other programs for all employees. Please take a moment to view these offerings on the H.R. Website

Coming up is "Maintain Your Mind" which will begin Jan. 17 and Real Food 101. If you are interested in these newsletter programs, register on the H.R. Website soon!
                Jean Adam, benefits manager




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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