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March 8, 2017


The Daily Brief

Luda Ronky '17 with "Jack" Mack the monster truck at the Lehigh Valley plant.
Luda Ronky '17 with "Jack" at the Lehigh Valley Manufacturing plant during a class tour of the plant.

On Wednesday, March 8 from approximately 1:30 to 5 p.m., "Jack" Mack, the "Monster-sized" 800hp crew-cab pickup Brand Ambassador truck from Mack, Inc. will be on campus stationed behind Sharadin. A team from Mack will be here to hear student's advertising campaign presentations from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in Rickenbach Learning Center 135, for the Advertising Pitch Class (CDE316). The students produced ads, videos and promotional material to unveil a major renovation happening at the Lehigh Valley plant.
                Ann Lemon, Communication Design




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2 p.m. Every Day Chemicals, 104 BH
7 p.m. KU's Got Talent, 218 MSU




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


After a passing cold front, skies will clear by mid morning. High temperature will be a good 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit above average. Winds will be blustery throughout the day. High temperature near 60. Winds west at 11-18 mph, gusting to 30 mph.




The HR Advisory Council is pleased to announce that President Hawkinson has provided us the opportunity to roll out new professional development funds. In addition to the existing Management Professional Development Program, we have now gone "live" with professional development programs for employees covered by the AFSCME and SCUPA bargaining units. Please visit the Professional Development & Training website for more information on the programs and application process. Should you have any questions, please contact Alexis Martin in Human Resources at extension 34872.
                Alexis Martin, Human Resources

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.
                Julie Fiorini, CLAS

Regretfully, the training for Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 needs to be postponed to a later date.  There are some upgrades being done on the EMS Room Reservation system and we would like to have them completed and be assured that everything is working properly before we offer the training.
We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call x34066 or email
                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.

We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a study about perceptions of mental health on Wednesday, March 8, 9 - 10 a.m. in 22A OM and Friday, March 10, 10 - 11 a.m., in 22B OM. Sona-system credits available to those who qualify through their course.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katie Sternbergh, MSW Candidate at or Dr. Heather LaBarre, faculty sponsor, at  for further information.

March 9
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

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.

A current KU student is in need of local accommodations during spring break, specifically from March 10-March 19.  If you would consider assisting Amber Steet, please contact her directly at   
                Leah Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement

March 16
The annual Science Olympiad will be held again at KU on Thursday, March 16, with over 40 middle and high schools bringing more than 800 students, teachers, and family to our campus.  We are in desperate need of KU student volunteers!  We need student volunteers to help with a range of responsibilities, from registration to food delivery to event judging.  Any and all help is needed! We'd really appreciate it if you would be willing to advertise in your classes (in any way that works for you) our request for student volunteers. 
                Eric Laub and Joann Monko

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 24
The Department of Social Work majors (BSW, MSW, and DSW) are expected to attend the Department of Social Work 14th Annual Community Forum (Family in Environment: Part I- Incarceration) all day (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on Friday, March 24, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Please excuse students from classes; they will be responsible for making up any missed assignments. If you have any questions or wish to confirm a student is a Social Work major and participated in the forum, please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter at Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.
                Dr. John Vafeas, chair, Department of Social Work

March 24, 7:30 p.m.
KU Department of Music faculty members Dr. Jeremy Justeson, saxophone, and Dr. Daniel Immel, piano, will present a Faculty Artist Series concert on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature pieces by Robert Muczynski, David Osbon, Frederic Chopin, Joan Tower and John Williams.  The duo will be joined by Dr. Michelle Kiec, clarinet, for Gregory Wannamaker's "Ragahoro Breadkown."

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

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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