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January 31, 2017


The Daily Brief

Help Us Celebrate Student Achievements

Do you know of a student doing something exceptional and newsworthy that the university should be promoting?  There is now an online contribution form available through the school's Merit Page.  This system allows the university to promote students via social media, the web and to local and hometown media across the country. 

Some story ideas include:
Internships, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Groundbreaking Research, Music Performances, Honor Societies, Public or Community Service, Academic or Service Awards, Art Exhibitions

You can submit student stories, at any time of the year, by visiting

Help us spread the news of the great things our students are doing.  If you have any questions please email me at
                Dave Johnson, University Relations




(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10:55 a.m. KU Alert System Test
11 a.m. Senior Kickoff, MSU 218
7 - 9 p.m. Berks Jazz Jam, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

Alberta Clipper zips through today and provides on and off light snow and/or snow showers. A fresh coating of snow is possible, just enough to make the roads a bit slick, so give yourself a few extra minutes on the road today and take it easy. Things should be passable. Highs will be in the 30s.

A new edition of ‘Weather & Climate Chat’ with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger is now available for listening. Note this was recorded yesterday, so consider that when hearing words like “today” and “tomorrow,” but still some good information here, including today’s snow, perhaps some more snow this coming weekend, and what, if anything, happens in between. Listen here:




There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems today, 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

For those unable to attend the SEM workshops with Dr. Tom Green December 6, video recordings are now available. Just follow the links and log in with your KU credentials.
Faculty SEM Presentation

SEM Workshop Part 1

SEM Workshop Part 2
                Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Jan. 30, 1945, U.S. Army Rangers and Filipino guerrillas executed a flawless rescue of 486 POWs from Camp Cabanatuan north of Manila. Please remember our POW/MIA and all our military heroes this week.
                Veterans Services Center

You can create checklists in D2L? Checklists help students track their progress and assignment completion in a course or on an assignment. The Checklist article will help you set up a checklist in your course!
Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents.
                The Office of Distance Education

Feb. 1, 6 p.m. The university community is invited to attend an information and Q&A session provided by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6 - 8 p.m., in 101 Academic Forum. This event may be of heightened interest to students, staff and faculty following recent national developments. Refreshments will be served.
                Department of Anthropology Sociology

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2017-0013 NEW - Director of PA German Cultural Heritage Center Full Time 2/10/17
2016-0177 MR2 Electrical/HVAC - 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
2016-0183 Assistant Director of Campus Services Full Time 2/6/17
2017-0004 internal SSSP Clerk Typist 2 Full Time 2/6/17
2017-0007 1st Shift Facilities Summer Tradesman Helper - Summer Painter - Temp Temporary FT 1/31/17
2017-0008 1st Shift Housing Summer Tradesman Helper - Summer Painter - Temp Temporary FT 1/31/17
2017-0011 Special Assistant for Enrollment Management and Diversity Recruitment Full Time 1/31/17
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary FT Continuous

            Human Resources

Please encourage your students to attend one of the Senior Kickoffs starting today.
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11-11:50 a.m., 218 MSU (Multi-purpose Room)
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 3-3:50 p.m., 218 MSU (Multi-purpose Room)
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11-11:50 a.m., 218 MSU (Multi-purpose Room)
Receive the information and support you need to successfully find employment and/or admission to graduate school. Walk away with the knowledge, resources, and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU.  Free gift for every senior who attends. Yes, attendance will be taken and shared with faculty who require and/or give extra credit for attending.
                Linda Kerschner, Career Development Center  




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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