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January 30, 2017


The Daily Brief

Kutztown University's 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration
The 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan. 30, 6 - 9 p.m.
The 2017 Lunar New Year celebration will be held in 218 MSU 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.



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6 - 9 p.m. Lunar New Year Celebration, 218 MSU
7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital, Little Theatre, Schaeffer




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

Cloudy start to the day will gradually give way to partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies. Dry air funnels in from the northwest. High temperature in the mid-30s. Winds northwest at 6-15 mph.




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

There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 10:55 a.m.  You will receive test messages through the E2 Campus text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems.  Messages will also be seen on the information channel, website and the desktop pop-up system.  Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.  If you have any questions please contact
                David Johnson, University Relations

Please invite your students to stop in and attend our Pearson MyLab/Mastering registration course. Someone will be in the store 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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

On Saturday, Feb. 18, KU Foundation and Alumni Relations is hosting an event in the PPL Center, Allentown, as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms take on the Hartford Wolf Pack.  The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Enjoy a $5 food voucher as well as great seats for this game. Enjoy hearing the national anthem performed by the KU Trombone Choir. The cost for this event is $20.  Children 3 and under are complimentary. Please visit  to register for the game. If you have any questions, please call 610-683-4110.
                Cheryl Swavely, KU Foundation and Alumni Relations

The Information Technology Department wishes to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Joseph Mumbauer, Sr. Systems Analyst, and his wife, Amory, on the passing of his father-in-law on January 26.  Please keep Joe and his family in your prayers.
                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development

Feb. 2, 4 p.m., 103 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m. in 103 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
Note: All University Senate meetings for Spring 2017 will be held in 103 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

Feb. 2, 11 a.m.
Drs. Diana Ebersole and Keith Massie, Department of Communication Studies, will be presenting "Parental Perspectives on 'Technoparenting' and 'Technoprivacy' in 21st Century Families," their research project on the roles of technology and social media in family communication process, Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. All are welcome to attend, to learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

The Rohrbach Library contracted with Sustainable Collection Services to review the print titles in our Main Collection. Using their data-driven analysis, librarians plan to remove books that no longer support the current curriculum from the collection. We invite all interested faculty to attend an open session to review the data analysis. Sessions are scheduled for Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. in 100C RL and Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. in 22 RL. Please attend.
                Bruce D. Gottschall, Rohrbach Library




Saturday, Feb. 4 (Play4Kay)
1 p.m.    Women's Basketball vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
3 p.m.    Men's Basketball vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Arena (Live Stats​)




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