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January 13, 2017


The Daily Brief

The State System Board of Governors recently approved contracts with faculty, coaches, nurses, police and security officers. In addition, non-represented employees will be eligible for merit-based increases in January 2017 and January 2018. The full story can be read at the following link:  



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ALL DAY Social Work Colloquium, Georgian Room
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)

After last night's cold front passage, our mild temperatures are a fleeting memory. Strong northwest flow will keep temperatures in check, but will also clear skies rapidly. Mostly sunny conditions are expected. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds northwest at 11-14 mph.




Faculty and staff please be aware that INSITE (the old Copy Center program) is no longer accepting orders. Please use the new KU Print Center online site  or the link on the KU Print Center website page. Any orders placed on the old system will not be received by the KU Print Center. If you have placed an order recently please call us and we will make sure it gets completed.
                Ilene Stroh, KU Print Center

Fidelity will be holding a workshop entitled "Get Smarter about your Finances" on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. - noon in the Kemp Building. If you are interested in attending this workshop, you can register at the link provided on the H.R. website under Retirement Counselors on Campus. This link also provides dates for one-on-one counseling sessions, if interested.
                Jean Adam, benefits manager

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

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

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"


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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