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January 6, 2017


The Daily Brief

KUR nominated in four categories for the 77th Annual International Intercollegiate Bradcasting System 2017
Kutztown University Radio (KUR) has been nominated in four categories for the 77th Annual International Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) School/College/Community Radio/TV/Webcast/Media Conference Awards to be held in March 2017 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City. These nominations come just a few weeks after KUR was recognized by IBS for qualifying and exceeding the criteria for the "IBS Platinum Microphone Award for Outstanding and Highest Broadcasting Excellence."  

BEST USE OF SOUND EFFECTS: Time Machine. Produced by KUR's own Chris Luttrell and Bryan Blake. Going up against WLNX (Lincoln College), WMUL (Marshall University), and "The Blaze Radio" (Arizona State University).  

BEST USE OF YOUTUBE BY A RADIO STATION BY A UNIVERSITY RADIO STATION: KUR will be going against IUP Radio, Simmons College Radio, University of Kansas Radio, University of Missouri/St. Louis Radio, University of West Georgia Radio, and Western Illinois University Radio.  

BEST USE OF VIDEO IN A RADIO STUDIO: KUR's own Tom Long and Connor High of "Fifth Avenue Sports Talk" going against Robert Morris College Radio, University of Kansas Radio, University of Missouri Radio, and University of Virginia Radio.  

BEST COLLEGE RADIO STATION AT A SCHOOL WITH UNDER 10,000 STUDENTS: KUR going up against WONC (North Central College), WERG (Gannon University), WGCS (Goshen College), KWTS (West Texas A&M University), & WCVF (SUNY Fredonia)    



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

Dry air comes in from the northwest allowing skies to clear. Partly sunny to mostly sunny skies are expected. High temperature near 30. Winds west at 5-8 mph.




Proposals due Jan. 6
The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity is seeking presentation proposals related to the various dimensions of multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, inclusion and equity in all areas of life and education. Although this has traditionally been a "diversity" conference, in recent years the CHD has also seen the need to give voice to social justice issues, fighting for equity for all. This is seldom an easy process. It involves seeking to understand things that are difficult, empathizing with people who are not like you, stepping back to listen and not speaking over others and opening yourself up. This can cause you to be challenged, to stretch you, and sometimes make you feel uncomfortable. We want this conference to be a time for people to really share what the world or the idea of diversity or the concept of social justice looks like to you and then helps us see a future that brings your vision to reality.  Proposals can be submitted by students, staff, faculty, community members, and professionals in the field. Proposals centered on our theme of "Social Justice and Diversity: Sharing Perspectives & Envisioning the Future" will be given highest consideration.  Proposals can be for poster presentations, workshops, panel discussions, facilitated discussions-or maybe you have a new way to present this important information. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS or people outside the university if you feel they may contribute.
7th Annual Conference of the Commission on Human Diversity, Kutztown University will take place, Friday, March 3, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  We welcome and encourage you to submit your proposal by January 6, 2017.
                Jerry Schearer, vice-chair, Commission on Human Diversity

Jan. 9, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his free hour Monday, Jan. 9, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free hours will occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
                Office of the President

Jan. 9 and 10
Candidates for the position of Associate Dean in the College of Business will visit campus on Jan. 9 and 10. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus.

Jan. 9            Candidate 1
Jan. 10          Candidate 2
                College of Business

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 OM 123.  Please RSVP by Jan. 10. I hope to see you there!
                Julie Fiorini, CLAS




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. 9, 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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