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March 7, 2017


The Daily Brief

KODO - Dadan 2017
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!


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11 a.m. President's Open Meeting with Students, 183 MSU
11 a.m. COB Featured Business Speaker, 100 DF
11 a.m. Pet Therapy, 218 MSU
5 p.m. Senior Etiquette Dinner, MSU 218
7:30 p.m. Kodo, Schaeffer Auditorium




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


Low pressure and nearby warm front contribute to copious clouds on Tuesday with light rain or rain showers at any time. It'll be mild, however, with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. Light south winds. Precipitation between a tenth and quarter of an inch.




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., 218 MSU
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, 11 a.m., 100 DF
The College of Business Dean's Office invites you to attend Session Two of our Featured Speaker Series tomorrow, Tuesday, March 7, at 11 a.m. in 100 DF.  Kimberly Potts works as the DHL General Manager for Primark's Bethlehem facility. She began her Supply Chain and Logistics career 15 years ago and has led start-ups in the retail sector, including Gap, Avon, HD Supply and PetSmart. She also has experience in warehouse management system mechanized facilities, short/ long term business planning and leading operations. Kimberly is distinguished by her passion for people and relationships. Her contagious enthusiasm instills her team members with extraordinary energy and dedication in an environment where collaboration and teamwork are encouraged.
                College of Business

You can randomly, or manually, assign users to groups in D2L? With the Groups tool, you can create groups based on number of groups or number of users per group. The Groups article will help you set up groups in your course. Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents. 
                The Office of Distance Education

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on March 23. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon on Thursday, March 9.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

We are sad to report that  George McKinley, director of Admissions at KU for 18 years, and husband to former long-time History Department Chair Allida McKinley, has died.  His obituary can be found through this link to the Reading Eagle.  Services are being held this morning in Kutztown.  Details can be found in the obituary.
                Andrew Arnold, chair, Department of History

Please welcome Kathleen Tuttle as the new office assistant for the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies beginning March 6.  Kathleen can be reached at  and 610-683-4220.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies

Penn State is hosting a Fulbright workshop and is inviting faculty from other institutions. They are hosting a one-day conference on April 6, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at Penn State. The following topics will be addressed during the day:
1.            Fulbright as a Form of Cultural Diplomacy
2.            Fulbright and Curriculum Internationalization
3.            Fulbright Clinic: Learning about Fulbright and Professional development, Different categories of Fulbright, Current Changes to the Program, and How to Apply for a Grant

They have extended an invitation to Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, Chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) to give the keynote address.

For registration, please contact our Program Assistant, Kris Crassweller, at
                Jeffrey Werner, director, Grants and Sponsored Projects

Non-instructional positions are available on campus at

Application Deadline:  Monday, March 20
Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the spring 2017 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 2017 commencement ceremony
                have a grade point average at or above 3.0
                demonstrated service to the university community
                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:
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 2017 Commencement ceremony.
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success

March 8, 2 p.m., 104 BH
"Every Day Chemicals" by Cherise Haase, Environmental Health and Safety on Wednesday, March 8, from 2-3 p.m. in 104 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, 3 p.m. and March 9, 11 a.m.
Join the Office of Conference Services for training on how to use the EMS room reservation system (if you want to reserve a room on campus you must know how to use this system).  This training is for both new employees wanting to learn the system and for current employees wanting a refresher course.  Training sessions will be approximately one hour long. All sessions will be held in the Human Resources training room, Kemp Building. There is limited seating for each session, please call x34066 or email  with questions and to reserve a spot.
                Terry Sitler, Conference Services

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 218 MSU.

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. 

March 23, 4:30 p.m.
Kutztown University Departments of Philosophy and English will present Philosophy and Poetry: A Tribute to American Women on Thursday, March 23 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building, room 223.  The first part of the program will feature Lara Ostraric, professor of philosophy at Temple University.  Following Ostraric, KU faculty members Heather Thomas, M. Ashraf Adeel, Claire McQuerry, Marqaux Griffith and KU student volunteers will present poetry readings celebrating American women.  For more information, contact Laurel Delaney, secretary, KU Department of Philosophy, at 610-683-4230 or
                Departments of Philosophy and English

Community Day, March 31, 2 p.m.
Come to our free community day on March 31 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. to see presentations by authors/illustrators Bryan Collier and Deborah Hopkinson in MSU Multipurpose Room and Lauren Castillo in the MSU Auditorium. It is open to the public and anyone can attend. See our website for more information.

Power Lunch: Grab a sandwich, bagged snack, piece of fruit, and a bottle of water for only $8!
$5 for a Grande Hot Coffee and Sausage, Egg and Cheddar, or Bacon, Egg and Gouda sandwich.
Buy 5 Grande Brewed Coffees, including Iced, Hot and Cold Brew, and get a free Breakfast Sandwich!
Spring break hours of operation: open Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Returning to normal hours Monday, March 20.


Clinical Services
Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

McFarland Student Union
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 - Closed
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17 - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 - Closed

Rohrbach Library
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 - Closed
Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 - Closed

Student Rec Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
Friday, March 10
                Rec Center          6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                Pool                   8 - 9 a.m. and noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12
                Rec Center          Closed
                Pool                   Closed
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17
                Rec Center          6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                Pool                   8 - 9 a.m. and noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 18
                Rec Center          Closed
                Pool                   Closed
Sunday, March 19, normal hours
                Rec Center          1 - 11 p.m.
                Pool                   7 - 10 p.m.

Dining Venues

Location Friday,
March 10
March 11
March 12
First Floor
Cafe closes at 11 a.m.,
Other Stations close at 6 a.m.
Closed Closed
Second Floor
6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Closed
Fresh Market
Closed Closed Closed
Cub Café 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Closed
Bear's Den
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Closed
Book & Brew   7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Closed
Forum Food
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Closed


Location Monday, March 13 -
Friday, March 17
March 18
March 19
First Floor
Closed Closed Opens
10:30 a.m.
Second Floor
Closed Closed 10:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
Fresh Market
Closed Closed Closed
Cub Café Closed Closed Closed
Bear's Den
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Closed
Book & Brew   Closed Closed Closed
Forum Food
Closed Closed Closed





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. 

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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