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March 16, 2017


The Daily Brief

The annual Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony was held Feb. 21.  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society that inducts persons from every academic discipline.
The annual Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony was held Feb. 21.  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society that inducts persons from every academic discipline. Distinguished junior and senior level students join a century-old community of scholars and professionals that includes individuals who have distinguished themselves in positions of leadership and whose careers have been characterized by achievement.  



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10 a.m. MyKU Advising Workshop, 200 Stratton




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


We should finally see some sunshine today after a couple of cloudy, snowy days. It won't 'feel' too sunny, though, with highs no better than freezing and a stiff wind gusting as high as 30 mph making for more harsh wind chills.




The Central Easter Regional Science Olympiad has been moved to Friday, March 17, due to the storm. 


Beginning as early as tomorrow, Friday, March 17, you will see a change to the default desktop background picture on campus computers. Although we hope that you will embrace the new image, customized background images will be able to be reinstated.


The Office of University Relations promotes Kutztown University through a variety of internal and external media. Our award-winning homepage now features new images highlighting our Programs of Distinction. You can view them at
                University Relations


Make the most of your time and learn the shortcuts and tips in MyKU. With fall 2017 advising starting, now's the time to review your MyKU know-how. We are offering the following workshops that will cover topics ranging from advising holds, transcripts, reports and much more. Feel free to drop by during any of the following workshop sessions:

Thursday, March 16 (spring break)           10 - 11 a.m.                         200 Stratton
Tuesday, March 21                                  4 - 5 p.m.                            200 Stratton
Friday, March 24                                     2 - 3 p.m.                            200 Stratton
Tuesday, March 28                                 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.                200 Stratton
                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development


There will be an electrical shutdown at Deatrick Hall on Friday, March 17, 6 - 7 a.m., that will affect Beck Hall and Stratton Administration Building (new section). Please make sure you turn off your computers/printers when you leave Thursday, March 16. If you have any questions, please contact the Facilities Project Office- Chris Scott at extension 3-1562.
                Chris Scott, associate director, Facilities


The Multicultural Center is closed the morning of Friday, March 17, and will open at 1 p.m.
                Rhonda Branford, director of Multicultural Center


March 19, 4 p.m.
The Kutztown University Department of Music and its Center for Mallet Percussion Research will host a concert celebrating the careers of xylophone greats George Hamilton Green and his brother Joseph. The concert takes place on Sunday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. Performing will be the Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble featuring Bob Becker and the Green's New Novelty Orchestra featuring guest soloists David Harvey and Jon Singer. A preconcert discussion on the Green brothers will begin at 4 p.m. in the Georgian Room. All events are free and open to the public. 


March 23, 4:30 p.m.
The Departments of Philosophy and English are jointly celebrating Philosophy and Poetry Day to honor American women during Women's History Month on Thursday, March 23, 4:30 p.m. in 223 MSU. Students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to join us in this exciting event of interaction between the fascinating areas of philosophy and poetry. Both KU faculty and student poets will read their work. We are grateful to the Association of Campus Events (ACE) and Women's Centre for co-sponsoring the event.
                Dr. M Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy




Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education 

Welcome to the new Daily Brief feature --- Middle States Moment. Over the next three semesters, the Middle States Steering Committee will provide regular updates in the Daily Brief on the decennial or 10-year institutional self-study process. If you have questions about these announcements, would like to provide feedback, or are interested in participating in this important process, please contact either Carole Wells (Chair, Steering Committee), Jerry Silberman (Co-Chair, Planning and Resource Allocation), or Gil Clary (Co-Chair, Assessment). Kutztown University has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1944. As an institutional accrediting agency, MSCHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Middle States region includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions. We look forward to sharing more Middle States Moments with you in the days ahead! For more information visit




Kutztown pitcher Kurtis Hultz, a Daniel Boone graduate, also serves as a member of the National Guard.  

Recently senior Kurtis Hultz was featured in the Kutztown Patriot for his work on and off the mound. 
Read his story here.

Kutztown University men's basketball senior Josh Johnson will be one of 20 Division II student-athletes to compete in the 2017 Reese's Division II College All-Star Game on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 7 p.m. (CDT) at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The game will be played during the NCAA Division II Elite Eight on the day between the semifinals and championship games. 
Johnson is a two-time All-Atlantic Region selection for Kutztown - just the second player in KU men's basketball history to be recognized as All-Region twice in a career. He was also awarded All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division three times, including being voted the 2016 PSAC East Athlete of the Year and 2017 PSAC East Defensive Athlete of the Year to become the first player in league history to receive both honors.  Johnson led KU and was second in the PSAC with a 62.7 field goal percentage, which currently ranks 13th in the NCAA and fifth in the program's single-season history. He also led the Maroon and Gold at 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game, which were eighth and ninth, respectively, in the league. The two-time team captain's 1.5 steals and 15.2 points per contest were 15th and 18th, respectively, in the conference's rankings.   Johnson ends his career in the top-seven in program history in several statistical categories, including second all-time with 883 rebounds and 669 field goals. His 1,702 points rank third, while his 345 career free throws are fourth. He is sixth all-time with a 59.8 field goal percentage and seventh with 124 blocks.



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