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March 6, 2017


The Daily Brief

Kimberly Morales - Women's History Month
In honor of Women's History Month, the Veterans Services Center would like to recognize the exemplary military service of our female student veterans/active duty on campus. This week we honor MA3 Kimberly Morales- Unites States Navy (2013-2017)- Master-at-Arms (Security), stationed at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, GA. Thank you for your service.
                Veterans Services Center


The 77th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference and Awards were held this past weekend in New York City, and KUR took home the gold in two categories, winning "Best Use of Sound Effects" for Chris Luttrel's show "Romp Around Kutztown," produced by Bryan Blake, as well as "Best Use of Video in a Radio Studio" for "5th Avenue Sports Talk" with Tom Long and Connor High.
Kutztown University Radio (KUR) has done it again! The 77th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Conference and Awards were held this past weekend in New York City, and KUR took home the gold in two categories, winning "Best Use of Sound Effects" for Chris Luttrel's show "Romp Around Kutztown," produced by Bryan Blake, as well as "Best Use of Video in a Radio Studio" for "5th Avenue Sports Talk" with Tom Long and Connor High. In addition, KUR was runner up finalists in "Best Use of YouTube by a Radio Station" and "Best College Radio Station in the Country at a University with under 10,000 Enrollment." Thanks so much for listening to your award winning University radio station in Kutztown, PA, KUR! 
                Mike Regensburger



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3:30 - 4:30 p.m. President's Free Hour,
7:30 p.m. Irena Ravitskaya Recital, Georgian Room




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


High pressure over New England will provide for a generally pleasant day. Mid-level moisture builds throughout the day so expect clouds to increase. A possible late afternoon to early evening shower may occur. Most of the precipitation will occur overnight. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds south at 6 mph.




The Office of University Relations promotes Kutztown University through a variety of internal and external media.  For instance, the "Choose KU, Choose the World" segment on the homepage at includes four new features: Art and Science on the Bay, a profile on recent graduate Tony Riggins and student trustee Nykolai Blichar, and KU BEARS research on honey bees.  Be sure to take a moment to give them a look.   They are sure to enhance your KU Pride!
                University Relations

March 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his free hour Monday, March 6, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free hours will occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
                Office of the President

March 6, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
Russian Pianist Irena Ravitskaya will perform a free and public recital at KU, on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room. The recital is free and open to the public, and will feature works by Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner and Prokofiev. Dr. Irena Ravitskaya enjoys a dynamic performing and teaching career that has taken her across Europe, Asia, and South and North America. Irena Ravitskaya has given notable performances around the world as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has played at venues such as the Castello Della Rovere, Casa Orfeo, and Niccolò Paganini music conservatory, and the Centro Cultural Borges.
                Daniel Immel, Department of Music

Save 10% on all textbooks tomorrow only! Grab big savings with this first-time-ever sale before we send back our unused textbooks! In-store only.

Congratulations to Patrick Donmoyer who has been promoted to director of the Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center.  He was previously museum curator at the center.  Patrick is an incredible asset to the university and our continued investment in the preservation of our local heritage.

03/06/17     Jeff Jones                     Special Assistant to the VP of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
03/06/17     Kathleen Tuttle          Office Assistant to the Vice Provost & Dean of Graduate Studies
03/06/17     Ziad Haddad                Assistant Wrestling Coach
03/06/17     Salvatore Dewalt       Temporary Interim Assistant Football Coach
                Human Resources

Please welcome Jeff Jones to KU as the new Special Assistant for Enrollment Management and Diversity Recruitment. Jeff is known by many from his time here as associate director of admissions and also as head basketball coach. His most recent position was as director of admissions at East Stroudsburg University. Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
                Warren Hilton VP Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

March 7, 11 a.m., 183 MSU
Dr. Hawkinson welcomes students' thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. Please encourage your students to attend Tuesday, March 7 at 11 a.m. in 183 MSU, Alumni Auditorium.
                Office of the President

March 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to noon in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break from studying and come and get some "canine therapy." This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too! 
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services

March 7, 7:30 p.m.
KU Presents! welcomes the world's most celebrated Japanese drumming sensation, "Kodo," on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  Kodo continues to break new ground and explore the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko.  Performing the latest work by renowned Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando, "Dadan 2017" - or "drumming men" - offers a bold new exploration of Japanese drumming traditions, uniquely featuring solely young male Kodo performers with unusual percussive pieces.  A limited number of tickets are still available for $40 ($20 for students, $10 for KU Students with ID) and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at  or x34092.
                KU Presents!

March 8, 2 p.m.
"Every Day Chemicals" by Cherise Haase, Environmental Health and Safety on Wednesday, March 8, from 2-3 p.m. in 204 BH. Learn about the toxicity of Hand sanitizers, toner cartridges, cleaners, bleach, paint, and smoke. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, March 7, if you would like to join us.
                Julie Fiorini, CLAS

March 8, 7 p.m.
Come out and see all that our students have to offer in this year's edition of KU's Got Talent on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in MSU 218.

March 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Orchestra will be presenting a concert on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The program will feature  Grigoris Vasileiadis, concerto competition winner from the University of Macedonia, Greece in Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major.  Additional works performed will include:  The Tender Land Suite by Aaron Copland and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius.  The program is free and open to the public. 




Men's Basketball selected for NCAA Tournament  

The Kutztown University men's basketball team was selected as the fifth-seed in the Atlantic Region and will play fourth-seed Indiana University (PA) in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 11, at top-seed Fairmont State University in West Virginia.  This is Kutztown's fifth all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and second in a row. It also earned back-to-back trips in 2009 and 2010 and earned its first-ever trip in 1988.  The winner of Saturday's First Round game will advance to the Second Round on Sunday, March 12. The regional final will take place on Tuesday, March 14.  KU played for the PSAC championship on Sunday, falling in a hard-fought battle against Shippensburg. 

Martin Dietrich named PSAC Champion Scholar
Kutztown University senior Martin Dietrich was honored pregame on Saturday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)'s Champion Scholar award winner for having the top GPA of any player competing at the PSAC Men's Basketball Final Four.  The Champion Scholar is awarded at each of the league's 23 championships, given to the student-athlete at the finals site who has the highest grade point average and has completed at least 48 credit hours. Dietrich carries an impressive 3.92 GPA while majoring in business administration.  A senior, who entered the spring semester with 105 credits, has also been recognized the last three years by the Lehigh Valley Small College Basketball Media Organization as a member of their Scholar-Athlete team.  A native of Maytown, Dietrich has thrived in the classroom while being a part of the two-time PSAC East champion men's basketball team. In four years at KU, he has scored 262 points in 97 career games. A 3-point specialist, he has made 87 career 3-pointers and a 43.5 percent clip, and has grabbed 121 rebounds and dished out 36 assists.  Dietrich is Kutztown's first men's basketball PSAC Champion Scholar, and first overall since women's golfer Kelly Quigley in 2014.



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