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March 18, 2016


The Daily Brief

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(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

4:30 p.m.

"Plato's Republic: How to Build a City of Pigs," Noesis , MSU 312

5 p.m.

ACE Spring Fun, MSU Lawn and MSU 223

7:30 p.m.

CMS Northeastern Composers' Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium

8 p.m.

"Sisters," MSU Movie Series, MSU Alumni Auditorium




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

Strengthening low near the Maine and New Brunswick border will move to the east dragging a cold front through the region. Chance of a morning shower mainly before 10 a.m. Skies should become partly cloudy by the afternoon. High temperature in the mid 50s. Winds west at 8-15 mph with gusts up to 25 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 17, 1913:  Ground is broken for the new Keystone State Normal School library, what is today known as the Graduate Center.  It is built of Mt. Airy granite at a cost of $110,000.  Upon completion it is considered to be the finest normal school building in the state.




Come out for some fun on March 18 at 5 p.m. on the MSU Lawn and in MSU 223 for egg hunting. Prizes will be rewarded to those who have something special in their egg! There will also be egg dying, face painting, pretty flowers you can plant, food, games and fun. Sponsored by Association of Campus Events and KU Botany Club.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor



ICYMI: Thursday's "Kutztown Live" interview with Alyssa DeFazio from the Health Center, talking about Nutrition Month and a program for students KU is doing to recognize it and to help you feel better. Normal "Kutztown Live" host Shantae Taylor was away this week, so Mike Regensburger had the honor to fill in and interview Alyssa. You can hear this informative "nutritional" interview here:​ 
                Michael Regensburger, KUR



Please join the College of Business, KU Foundation & Alumni Relations, The Small Business Development Center and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at the Second Annual Entrepreneurship Week March 22 - March 25.
                Leslie Scroble, College of Business



The Kutztown University Department of Philosophy will present an "An Evening of Poetry and Philosophy" on Thursday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in MSU 223.  Dr. M. Ashraf Adeel, professor of philosophy, recently published a book of 65 poems written in Urdu under the title, "Hawa kay hath khaali hain (Empty-Handed Cosmic Winds)." In celebration of this publication, we are arranging a reading of his poems in translation with commentary by Dr. Andrew Vogel, professor and chair of the English department, and professor S. Amjad Hussain, op-ed columnist, The Toledo "Blade," Professor Emeritus, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery/College of Medicine and Life Sciences and Professor Emeritus, humanities/College of Literature, Languages and Social Sciences, The University of Toledo.
                John Lizza, chair, Department of Philosophy



On Thursday, March 24 from 9:30-10:50 a.m. in BH261, ASAC Jeffrey B. Walker will discuss security concerns and opportunities in the areas of forensics and technology.  Jeffrey B. Walker has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience.  A number of his responsibilities include Counterterrorism Division (CTD) in Washington, D.C., Acting Unit Chief and a Supervisor in the Global Extremist Financial Investigative Unit (GEFIU), Supervisory Special Agent in the Baltimore Division, Legal Attaché in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Supervisory Special Agent in the Philadelphia Division. Free presentation. All are welcome to attend.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology



Please excuse the following students from classes on Monday, March 28, and possibly the morning of Tuesday, March 29. They will be performing in Carnegie Hall, New York City, Monday night and will return to Kutztown about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday:

Jeanette Aiello, Blair Boyer, Dave Campbell, Anissa Contento, Marcus Feld, Marissa Leo, Jessica Lotufo, Erica Malinowski, Andrea McNamara, Bryna Mullins, Matt Murphy, Jon Tice, Patrick Wales and Elizabeth Weimar  Hank Alviani, director of Choral Studies


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 email  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 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


This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Sisters" which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.


On Friday and Saturday the Department of Music will host the College Music Society Northeastern Regional Conference.  Collegiate educators and students from across the country will travel to KU to share insights and perspectives on teaching, to feature new and unusual music, and to consider future directions for the art of music.  There are three performances open to the public:

·         Composers Concert #1, Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

·         Recital Hour, Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m., Schaeffer 114

·         Composers Concert #2 featuring the KU Wind Ensemble, Saturday, March 19, 3 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

                Michelle Kiec, program chair; Jeremy Justeson, conference host



KUBoK Neighborhood Watch is looking for volunteers to walk with us on Saturday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., to ensure the safety of our students and our community. If you would like to be a part of this, please contact for more information and to learn how to become a trained volunteer.


The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center will hold their annual Easter on the Farm on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the center's farm on Luckenbill Road on the campus of Kutztown University.  Visitors will be witness to many historic activities including blacksmithing, log hewing, pottery and hearth cooking. Egg hunts will be held for children ages 6 mos. to 10 yrs. at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  The event will offer wagon rides, a petting zoo and hands-on crafts. Keith Brintzenhoff takes the stage in the schoolhouse at noon and 3 p.m. with "Songs and Stories for Kids of All Ages," and Mike Hertzog and The Blue Mountain Trio will perform traditional bluegrass and folk music at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored in part by East Penn Manufacturing, R.M. Palmer Co. and JustBorn, Inc.  For more information visit or call the Heritage Center office at 610-683-1589.


The Office of Admissions is hosting the first Accepted Student Day program this Saturday, March 19. We are expecting approximately 1,000 guests to attend. The official program will be delivered to offices participating in the event. Please contact Jade Eggleston at with questions about the program. We thank you in advance!
                Office of Admissions


On Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. there will be a Computer Music and Visualization Seminar in Grim Planetarium with presentations and performances by two invited guests, Jaymie Strecker and Steve Mokris of Vuo (, who design and compose with their custom software to create live, interactive media, and by faculty members from five KU departments, namely Communication Design (Professors M. DeCoster and J. Miller), Computer Science and Information Technology (R. Kaplan and D. Parson), Fine Arts (R. Palov), Music (A.J. Merlino), and Physical Sciences (A. Boyer and P. Reed), and their students. The event is free, open to the public, and will run from 6 p.m. until about 9 p.m. The event is being hosted by Drs. Parson and Reed.


Monday, March 21, 6 p.m., Rickenbach LC 4
Come hear Tim speak about the importance of sound in film and video production and what developments in sound technology will mean to the media and recording industries. Tim has been honored with several Prime Time, Technical, and Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Dolby E, television audio processing, and the Beijing, Vancouver and London Olympic Games.  He holds multiple patents in the field of television audio and data.


AFSCME 2234 members are advised of our membership meeting with time and location changes.  Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. The next meeting will be held on March 21, 2016. Our monthly Union meetings will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250.  Refreshments will be provided. We will be voting on the individuals to attend the AFSCME Council 13 Convention, April 22-24, 2016 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, PA. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234


Here is a listing of our current non-instructional external job postings, excluding executive searches. If you know of someone who might be interested in one of these positions at KU, please refer them to our job board at

Job #


Emp. Type

Clerical Pool

2015 -16 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Asst Athletic Coach

2015-16 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary Part Time


NEW! Associate Director of Housing Facilities

Full Time


Dean, College of Education

Full Time


NEW! Digital Technology Specialist

Full Time


Associate Dean of College of Business

Full Time


MR2 - HVAC / Electrical (Sa-We 0700-1500)

Full Time


NEW! Groundskeeper / Laborer (Tuesday - Saturday)

Full Time


MR2 Electrical/HVAC - 2nd shift

Full Time


MR2 Carpentry/Painter - 2nd shift

Full Time

                Human Resources





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