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March 22, 2016


The Daily Brief

KUR Finalist IBSCR Awards 

KUR has done it again! The station was named a finalist in four categories at the prestigious Intercollegiate Broadcasting System College Radio Awards in New York City:

Best Sports Program (for Anthony Marchetto's "Two Cents Sports Radio")
Best Community News Programming (for Shantae Taylor's "Kutztown Live.")
Best Promotion Director (KUR's Promotion Director Brandon Conniff)
Best Radio Station at University with under 10,000 Enrollment.

The competition this year was stiffer than ever before with more radio stations participating than ever prior. KUR's recognitions here show the station is a force to be reckoned with and none of this would be possible without the final students that make up KUR under Mike Regensburger's advisorship and the listening public comprised of the students of KU and the community. KUR is a proven essential learning component in many academic programs across campus including Electronic Media, Journalism, Physical Sciences, and Athletics, as well as a twice-rated "Best Gold Student Organization" on campus.


Special Education at NAPD March 5, 2016

Special education majors Alyssa Blasko, Shane Murphy, Maggie Seitz, Kelly Meara, Paige Martin, Courtney Derstine and Dr. Debra Lynch presented their original research at the National Association for Professional Development Annual Conference in Washington DC on March 5.



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9:30 a.m.

Lance Hawk, Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics, Boehm 261

10 a.m.

Entrepreneurship Student Market Place, Georgian Room, Old Main

10 a.m.

Women Veterans Rock Luncheon, MSU 223

11 a.m.

Jay Sidhu, Journey from Idea to Success, Georgian Room, Old Main

11 a.m.

How to Work a Career Fair, MSU 250

12 p.m.

Entrepreneurship Recognition Luncheon, Georgian Room, Old Main

3 p.m.

Housing Discussion, Dixon Hall Conference Room

7:30 p.m.

Senior Percussion Recital, Justin Rosado, Little Theater, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

Another nice looking day on deck with temperatures slowly continuing to improve from this past weekend's cold snap. Highs will be in the low 50s under partly sunny skies. Southwest breezes 5 to 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 22, 1981: Kutztown State College wins the national powerlifting championship beating Auburn, Temple, Navy and the University of Texas.  It was the first, and is still the only, team national championship held by the university.



On Tuesday, March 22, from 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. in Boehm 261, Lance Hawk will present a number of security topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automobile hacks, mobile security, the cloud and ransomware. Lance Hawk has over 30 years of professional experience in various fields of computer security. He is the owner and operator of Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, specializing in computer forensics, threat management and IT security solutions. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Thiep Pham ( for details.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


The KU women's swimming team is running a learn to swim lesson program for children.  Two sessions are being offered from Monday, April 4 - Thursday, April 14 and Monday, April 18 - Thursday, April 28.  For more information contact Tim Flannery at or ext 3-4359.


World-acclaimed fiddler and multiple Juno award winner Natalie MacMaster, with her husband Donnell Leahy, bring their spirited soulful style of folk fiddling and step dancing to Schaeffer Auditorium tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.  A collaboration of creative Celtic medleys and fiddle mastery, MacMaster and Leahy's enthusiastic showmanship and virtuoso talent has landed them star billing on the international folk circuit and labeled them among the top fiddlers in the world.  Tickets are still available by calling the KU Presents! Box Office at 610-683-4092, visiting the MSU or going on-line at $ 35 adult, $ 17 student, $ 10 KU Student.
                KU Presents!


Today's book binding and repair session has been canceled.  It will be rescheduled. 

Strike a perky pose before the green screen of STEAMworks' video studio, fire up a 3D printer, and learn to repair your dog-eared favorite books this week, all in Rohrbach Library 18! 
Tuesday: Green screen Photography, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: Build a Hard Drive Clock, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: E-Books Unshelved, 12 - 1 p.m.
Friday: 3D Printer Basics, 3 - 4 p.m.
Questions? Happy to help at 6-4175 or
STEAMworks is a pan-disciplinary initiative of Rohrbach Library.



The Department of English's spring Flash Drama, Maxwell Anderson's "Both Your Houses," will be read Thursday March 24 at 6 p.m. in 101 AF.  Alan McClean the newly elected representative from Nevada has appointed to the house Appropriations Committee.  Appalled by the influence peddling, he ties to clean up the budget and the systemic corruption.  But first he has to investigate his own election. The 1933 Pulitzer-prize-winning play demonstrates that American politics changes names, but not its nature.  Cast includes: Andy Arnold, Derek Mace, Karise Mace, Amy Botwright, Nicole McClure, Chris Weedman, Ann Delong, Sandy Leonard, Margaux Griffith, Heather Flyte, Cody Myers, Luke Sullivan, Susan Nazzaro, Jennifer Stephens, Qisha Farrell.
                Carl Seiple, Department of English



TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...? You can take course attendance inside D2L? The attendance tool allows you to track student presence in your course, groups, or discussions. Students can view their attendance history so they always know where they stand in regards to the attendance policy. The Attendance Setup Guide and Taking Attendance Guide will help you set up an attendance register and take attendance in your course.

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


Lindsay, the country's leading expert in higher education law, is back this spring with his Sex & the Law lecture on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in 183 MSU. He takes an in-depth look at all the laws that govern our sexual lives: contraceptive laws, stalking, date rape, statutory rape, pregnancy and abortion, sexting, public nudity, and voyeurism.  It is a comprehensive program that teaches both the law and how to avoid trouble.  The event is sponsored by the Association for Campus Events and the Office of Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor


A very special edition of "Weather & Climate Chat" with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger is now available. After the two Mikes talk about the coming week's weather and an early preview of your Easter holiday weekend, Dr. Davis and Monsoon Mike welcome a special guest on for the second half of the podcast, Dr. Kyung In Huh, assistant professor of geography, Department of Geography and Anthropology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, discussing climate change and her research on the issue. You can listen to the podcast right here:


The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.

Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift
Posting End Date: 3/28/2016
Internal positions are posted at  Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources



KU's Field Hockey team earned the top grade point average 

Kutztown University's field hockey team earned the top grade point average among all Division II programs at 3.54 last semester, announced on Monday. KU was one of 27 schools to be a 2015 ZAG Field Hockey / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II National Academic Team Award recipient.
Read more.



Wednesday, March 23


4 p.m.

Men's Tennis vs. Caldwell (Keystone Tennis Courts)

4 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. West Chester (Keystone Field) Live Stats


Friday, March 25


All Day

Women's Bowling hosts ECC Championships (Hiester Lanes; Reading, Pa.)

1 p.m.

Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats

2:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats


Saturday, March 26


All Day

Women's Bowling hosts ECC Championships (Hiester Lanes; Reading, Pa.)

1 p.m.

Men's & Women's Tennis vs. West Chester (Keystone Tennis Courts)


Tuesday, March 29


2 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs. Shippensburg (Keystone Tennis Courts)

4 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Philadelphia U. (Keystone Field) Live Stats



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