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March 11, 2016


The Daily Brief

Modern Languages visits Liberty High School 

Left to Right: Angstadt, Kutch, Shoults

On Thursday, March 10, Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, associate professor of German, and Dr. Julie Shoults, visiting instructor of German, accompanied Kutztown graduate Zac Angstadt '14 to Liberty High School, Bethlehem, Pa. where both Angstadt and Shoults attended. They spoke with students about continuing language study beyond high school and job opportunities for which language students are uniquely qualified. Angstadt is employed by a local translation company and told the students: "With the globalization of just about every industry, knowing another language is more important than it has ever been."   


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

Morning shower threat should end by 9 a.m. Clouds decreasing throughout the day. Partly sunny skies expected by afternoon. High temperature in the low 60s. Winds northwest at 11-15 mph.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

March 11, 2010:  KU hosts the regional Science Olympiad for the first time.  More than 600 middle and high school students participate in 46 events. 



Noesis, merged with Shoptalk, is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest. If you are not already on the email list and would like to be, please tell me.

Noesis will meet Friday, March 18, at 4:30 p.m., Student Union [MSU] 312. Jay Winkleman, Department of Philosophy, will speak on: "Plato's Republic: How to Build a City of Pigs"

All are welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108, email, or TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
                Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy


The CONNECTIONS Orientation Office will be closed Friday, March 11, for off-campus professional development.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of new student orientation


The University Room Scheduler Program (EMS) will be offline for maintenance, repairs and upgrades Monday, March 14, at 8 a.m. The Room Scheduler Program should be back online sometime in the afternoon. No one will have access to the EMS program during this scheduled shutdown. I apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at ext. 3-1359. Thank you.
                Terry Sitler, director, Conference Services


In preparation for President Hawkinson's inauguration, faculty or staff in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost to you. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the inauguration procession. The deadline to place an order for rental attire has been extended to Friday, March 11, 2016.

To place an order for rental attire, please contact Laurel Brandt by email with the following information:

                First and Last Name
                Area of Study
                Alma mater

Rented attire can be picked up in room 171, McFarland Student Union, starting Monday, April 11, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those that also plan to rent regalia for commencement may keep their rental until spring commencement. If you prefer KUSSI to store your regalia until commencement, you can return it to a KUSSI employee in the faculty robing area after the inauguration ceremony.
                Matt Assad, business services manager, KUSSI


Application Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2016
Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the spring 2016 Commencement ceremony. 
In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

·         be cleared to participate in the spring 2016 commencement ceremony

·         have a grade point average at or above 3.0

·         demonstrated service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation

·         demonstrated evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement

·         be in good disciplinary standing

·         must be available to interview and present your speech (speech need not be memorized)

In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at: Application UG.pdf
Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address that communicates the spirit of the day (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the spring 2016 Commencement ceremony.
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success





Please visit  for our spring break hours.
Golden Bear Food Court, first floor South Dining Hall, will be closed for renovation.
South Side Café, second floor South Dining Hall, will be open throughout the spring semester.

Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11 - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13 - CLOSED
Resume normal building hours on Monday, March 14

The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following special hours during spring break:

Monday, March 7 - Friday, March 11

6 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Pool 8 a.m.-9 a.m. & noon-1 p.m.

Saturday, March 12



Sunday, March 13 (regular hours resume)

1 p.m.-11 p.m. 

Pool 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

*Last day of group exercise classes will be Thursday, March 3, and they will resume on Sunday, March 13.

PSECU will be closed for Spring Break and will reopen Monday, March 14, at 10 a.m.  Please call 800-237-7328 for information or questions.



Friday, March 11 - Wrestling at NCAA National Championships - 12 p.m./7 p.m.(Sioux Falls, S.D.) Live Results & Video
Friday, March 11 - Emma Sullivan of Women's Track & Field at NCAA Indoor Championships - 4:30 p.m. (Pittsburg, Kan.) Live Results
Saturday, March 12 - Wrestling at NCAA National Championships - 11 a.m./8 p.m. (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Live Results & Video
Saturday, March 12 - Men's Basketball vs. West Chester (NCAA First Round) - 8:30 p.m. (Wheeling, WV) Live Stats | Live Video

If KU Basketball wins Saturday:
Sunday, March 13 - Men's Basketball in NCAA Second Round - 7:30 p.m. (Wheeling, WV) Live Stats | Live Video



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