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July 13, 2015


The Daily Brief


Guido M. Pichini, chairman, PASSHE Board of Governors

Guido M. Pichini '74 of Wyomissing has been re-elected to a fifth consecutive term as chairman of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Board of Governors. Pichini four years ago became the first State System university alumnus to chair the Board that oversees the State System.  Read the complete story here.


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2 - 3 p.m.            Registrar Candidate Interviews, Admin 317



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

Mostly sunny due to the departing high pressure. Chance of an isolated thunderstorm during the afternoon hours. High in the mid-80s. Winds southeast 5-7 mph.



The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education last week approved three new degree programs to be offered at Kutztown University.  The State System approved a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in applied digital arts degree, a Master of Arts in arts administration degree and a Master of Education in music education.  All three programs fall under Kutztown's College of Visual and Performing Arts.  Read the entire story here.


The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

Clerical Supervisor 1
HARS - Clerical
Posting End Date: 7/17/2015

Maintenance Repairman 2 - HVAC/Plumbing (2nd Shift)
Posting End Date: 7/26/2015

Maintenance Repairman 2 - HVAC/Plumbing
Posting End Date: 7/26/2015

Refrigeration/HVAC Mechanic
Posting End Date: 7/17/2015

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources

Please welcome the following new employee who has begun his career at KU this week
Christopher Torres   Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd

REMINDER to update links, publications, e-communications, bookmarks
This is a reminder to anyone who lists URLs to KU websites in publications, PDFs, e-communications, external websites, internal websites, etc. 

Please review all of your documents and links to make sure that all links work correctly. Recent changes to our web servers may have caused old links to break. 

Remove the 2 in While you are reviewing links, please note that links with "" should be changed.  Though they still work for now, by simply removing the 2, you will assist us with the transition to our preferred URLs of

Should you have any questions or notice any problems, please contact our office.
                Josh Leiboff, University Relations

Interviews for the new Registrar take place this week beginning today.  Interviews take place on July 13, 14 and 16.  The KU community is invited to take part in this important process from 2 -3 p.m. in Admin 317.  Candidate resumes and evaluation forms will be provided on site each day.
                Dr. Andrea Kirshman, chair, Registrar Search Committee

JULY 14 - 17, 2015

The Department of Art Education & Crafts of Kutztown University, in partnership with Craft In America, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization with a mission to promote and advance original handcrafted work, is pleased to offer "Craft in America Summer Studio Workshops: Themes and Practices of Contemporary Craft."

Ms. Carol Sauvion, Executive Producer and Director of Craft in America, will provide an overview of the Craft in America project. A special highlight will be the introduction of the Craft In America Educator Guides that accompany the television series' thirteen themed episodes-Memory, Landscape, Community, Origins, Process, Messages, Family, Threads, Crossroads, Forge, Holiday, Industry and Service.

Marilyn Stewart, Ph.D. is Professor of Art Education & Graduate coordinator at KU.
Dr. Amy Bloom, instructor at KU
Michael Radyk, Area Head of Crafts & Textiles at KU
Chloe Darke, Having studied metalsmithing and jewelry at Maine College of Art, she now produces fine sterling place settings for Old Newbury Crafters in Amesbury, Massachusetts, a four hundred year old studio producing hand wrought silver.
Jeff Oestreich-A highly regarded studio potter, Oestreich has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, his work can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Incheon World Ceramic Center, the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
                Michael Radyk, assistant professor, Art Education & Crafts



Location Monday - Friday Saturday - Sunday
July 13 - 17 July 18 - 19
Bears Den-Starbucks 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed
South Side Cafe/Grill

Breakfast 7 - 9 a.m. Breakfast 7 - 9 a.m.
Brunch 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner 4 - 6 p.m. Dinner 4 - 6 p.m.




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