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January 25, 2017


The Daily Brief

Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and Glenn Ruhe, KU Employee of the Month Dec 2016
Congratulations to Glenn Ruhe, Housing, on being named KU Employee of the Month for December 2016. 

Glenn was nominated by Arthur Kayhart who had this to say in his nomination:  "In the eleven years I have worked at Kutztown University, I have not worked with someone as dedicated to his job, the university and co-workers as much as Glenn. Over the years his experience and knowledge has grown to not only handle the rigorous challenges of our department, but also the personalities of the many custodians he works with. Glenn is fair and treats everyone with respect. He has gone out of his way for most, if not all, the custodians under his supervision. Glenn is not the type of person to just sit around; he is always on the move and rarely misses work. If you have ever seen Glenn in his office, he is very neat, organized, and is usually very busy, though his door is always open to anyone who may have an issue, question, or even just a minute to stop by for a brief visit. (Enjoy the music, it's almost always playing.) When people have issues or when they need help, he is quick to lend a hand or has an open mind to listen, this also extends to other department personnel and students. Glenn has not only supported his work force in many ways, he has defended us as well. Numerous times he has tried to help change things for the good of all. Glenn will take the time to ask what we might need or what needs to be done to make our work more effective. He has often put the needs of others well above his own. (This includes students as well.) Glenn has never taken credit for work any of the custodians have done. He always gives credit where credit is due. Often you will find a note or card thanking you for work done above and beyond your duties from Glenn.
The dorm area is a delicate area on move in days, sometimes like the front line of a battlefield. Every word a custodian speaks every action that is done is taken seriously. Glenn's always here to keep frustrated custodians at bay and to do his normal duties or whatever else is expected of him. I have witnessed Glenn listening to students and or parents to try and make a situation better or to see what he can have a custodian do to satisfy a parent's complaint before it gets out of hand.
Glenn not only demonstrates professionalism, he performs at level of responsibility much higher than his position requires. His daily interaction with students, staff and anyone else is exceptional. Glenn's dedication to the university is seen by the work he performs on a daily basis, and more by his fellow co-workers and students. Not only does he support the university's mission, his work helps supports the retention of students."  

Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council.  A winner will be selected each month and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year.  The Employee of the Month will receive a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by President Hawkinson.  
For more information on the award or to nominate someone, visit   



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4:30 p.m. "Rain and Reflection," Dorothy Siravo, Book and Brew, RL
5:30 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena (Live Stats))
7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)




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

The northern fringe of a high pressure near the Bahamas will provide for a dry day (for once it seems). Winds may be strong to start but should diminish as the day progresses. Partly sunny conditions are expected. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds northwest at 7-11 mph.




Cheer on our Golden Bears at the Basketball double header tonight! Receive 20% off apparel and gift tomorrow if one team wins and 40% if both teams win.
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI   

Jan. 25, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Please join us at the Rohrbach Library for a gallery reception of "Rain and Reflection," photography by Dorothy Siravo, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Book and Brew Gallery on the first floor. The exhibit will be on view until Feb. 28.
Rohrbach Library

Jan. 25, 6 p.m.
Are you a singer? Song writer? How about a poet? Are you a comedian? Whatever your trade is, we would love to see it. Come out to our Open Mic Night on Wednesday, Jan. 25 to wow the crowd and show off your skills. You'll be joined with many other talented KU students. It's all for fun and there may be some prizes as well. So come out the 183 MSU at 6 p.m. for some great fun. Sponsored by: Association of Campus Events (ACE)
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

Jan. 26, 6 p.m.
The Atrium Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building is currently exhibiting works by Bryan Fellenbaum '16, Fine Arts. His show entitled "Locations" exhibits recent mixed media works from his recent artist residency at Hawk Mountain in Kempton, Pa. and will be on view until Feb. 5. An opening reception will take place Thursday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.

KU and Hawk Mountain have created an Artist in Residence program for recent KU Alums to stay on site for up to 3 months and create work inspired by the sanctuary.  For more info on this program:
                Karen Stanford, director, Galleries and Community Outreach

Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
Dr. Damian Savarino, bass-baritone, will be giving a free recital Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., in the Georgian Room. Dr. Savarino has a long list of accomplishments over a very distinguished career, both across the United States and internationally. Among other performances he was the bass soloist in Carnegie Hall when a group of Kutztown University choral singers joined a larger ensemble in the presentation of Mozart's Solemn Vespers in March 2015. He reprised that role last April in the Kutztown University Choir's own performance of the same work last April. Please see his link below for more information.
                Henry Alviani, Department of Music

Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Michelle Kiec, clarinetist and associate dean in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will be joined by music professors Dr. Maria Asteriadou (piano), Dr. Soo Goh (bass clarinet), Dr. Jeremy Justeson (saxophone), and CVPA Dean Dr. Bill Mowder (reciter) to present a recital on Monday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre in Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert will feature works by Luciano Berio, Alison Bauld, Theresa Martin, and Gregory Wanamaker. Join us for an evening of 20th and 21st century music. This event is free and open to the public.
                Department of Music

Jan. 30, 6 - 9 p.m.
The 2017 Lunar New Year celebration will be held in MSU218 at 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30. KU Students, faculty, staff and their family and friends are invited. Come enjoy free Asian foods and music, dazzling acrobat performances and participate in fun games and win prizes. This event is sponsored by Association of Campus Events (ACE), Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and KU Multicultural Center.
                Sue Kong (

If you lost or misplaced an item please email or call 610.683.4860 to check if it's in our lost and found.
                Candi Calhoun, Public Safety & Police Services

Each student organization on campus is required to have a KU faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor. Currently, Young Americans for Liberty is seeking an advisor.
Advisors are expected to:
-Complete the Cleary Act online training in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of campus security policy and campus crime statistics act (Clery Act),
-Be aware of all organization activities and events. Communication is the key to any relationship.
-Hold meetings on a regular basis. This helps establish and maintain lines of communication.
-Respect student leaders, general members, and fellow advisor(s).
-Solve problems in an efficient and proper manner.
-Review and sign various documents, as well as complete online reservations and forms.
-Have the opportunity to be heard on relevant topics and during decision making processes.
-Not be responsible for running the group (remember, that's why they call it a student organizations).

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please contact Kaleigh Cunningham
                Leah Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement

Catholic Mass is offered at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center, Monday - Friday at 12:10 p.m. and Wednesday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Father Rich Brensinger oversees the SCCNC. Please let your students know that the SCCNC offers a quiet place for study as well as support and friendship. Located on Main St., directly across from Old Main, the SCCNC provides computers, a T.V. lounge and comfortable environment for work. Visit online at
                Lisa S. Grabowski, advisor, Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Association

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 Thursday, March 16 (snow date: Friday, March 17). The Science Olympiad is a competition held on campus that hosts 29 high schools and 12 middle schools from five counties. 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.  Club advisers - get your club involved! Contact our volunteer coordinators Dr. Julie Palkendo at or Dr. Michael Davis at 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 Science
                Eric Laub, Physics Instructor, Physical Sciences

The Rohrbach Library Award for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration & Publishing is designed to foster cooperative achievement - involving research, cooperation, and problem-solving - that bridges students of different academic disciplines.  It's likely that an assignment in one of your courses this semester would lend itself to potential entry and consideration; we hope you will encourage your students to explore this opportunity. Please advise those interested to attend the first workshop in the library this Sunday evening, Jan. 29 at 7:30 pm, with Prof. Kevin McCloskey. More details at:

Key student service offices will offer extended hours Monday through Thursday, the first two weeks of school. Offices will be open until 5:30 p.m. to assist students.

Week 1 Jan 25 Jan 26  
Student Accounts 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Financial Aid Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Registrar's Office 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
One-Card Office 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Housing 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Dining Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Week 2 Jan 30 Jan 31 Feb 1 Feb 2
Student Accounts 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Registrar's Office 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
One-Card Office N/A N/A N/A N/A
Housing 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Dining Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.





Kutztown University graduate Jordan Morgan is well on his way to becoming KU's next player in the National Football League. Morgan's talent and accolades earned him an invite to the Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.  Morgan is 1-of-3 Division II players that received an invite to compete in the bowl - the top Senior Bowl in the country - on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET from Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game, and all practices during the week, will air live on NFL Network.
NFL Network provides live coverage of Senior Bowl week practices Tuesday, Jan. 24 - Thursday, Jan. 26, starting Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET and Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.  One-hour 2017 Senior Bowl Recap shows air Tuesday - Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.  The KU Sports Information and University Relations staff will be on-site to provide in-depth coverage on Morgan's week in Alabama. Be sure to follow along on social media through KU's social media accounts, and official athletics website:

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 game on Jan. 25.  Anyone who brings one non-perishable food donation to the basketball game will be given a ticket that can be redeemed for a free hotdog or bag of chips. 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 in 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."

Wednesday, Jan. 25

5:30 p.m.             Women's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
7:30 p.m.             Men's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
*Golden Bear Honors at halftime of men's game **Bears Give Back Food Drive



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