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May 27, 2016


The Daily Brief

Dr. Kenneth Tetelbaum, Dean, College of Education, Kutztown University 

Dr. Kenneth Teitelbaum has been named dean for the College of Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1.  Teitelbaum comes to KU from University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he served as dean and professor for the Watson College of Education beginning in 2011.  His responsibilities included oversight of three academic departments, more than 100 full- and part-time faculty, two associate deans, 25 staff members and 25 graduate assistants.  His college consisted of approximately 1,400 students spanning the undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral) levels.  In addition, he managed an $8 million budget and $2 million in the college's external grant funds.

Prior to UNC Wilmington, Teitelbaum was dean and professor for the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 2007-11.  He was the chair and professor for the Department of Teaching, Leadership and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University from 2000-07.  Teitelbaum served as an associate professor in the Division of Education at Binghamton University from 1988-2000, serving as the division director for three years.  He was Binghamton's coordinator for the doctoral program in Educational Theory and Practice. Teitelbaum also served as an assistant professor at Syracuse University (1985-88) and Louisiana State University (1984-85).

Teitelbaum has served on many boards and committees throughout his career. He has written two books, co-editing one, and penned more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, review essays and op-eds."  He has been a presenter and speaker at numerous conference and events.  In 2015, he received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin at Madison School of Education.

Teitelbaum earned his Ph.D in curriculum and instruction with a minor in educational policy studies from University of Wisconsin at Madison. He earned his Master of Arts in Teaching from Cornell University in social studies education and his Bachelor of Arts from New York University in history with a minor in sociology.



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11 a.m.                 CONNECTIONS Preview, 218 MSU



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

Another warm day in store. Mid-level clouds give way to cumulus by afternoon. Strong afternoon sun should promote convection and possible thunderstorm after 2 p.m. High temperature in the upper 80s. Winds southwest at 5-9 mph. Rainfall total near .1" with higher amounts locally.




(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.)

May 27, 1967:  The cornerstone is laid for Kutztown's first "skyscraper," Dietrick Hall.  The seven-story building will house 300 male students and is the tallest in the area.  The 71,897 square foot structure costs $1.4 million to construct and opens in 1967.



Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. As we enjoy the three-day weekend that this holiday brings to kick off summer, please take the time to remember all the men and women who have given of themselves to this country.
For the history of Memorial Day: http://www.usmemorialday.org/?page_id=2
                Office of Veterans Services



Congratulations Dr. Phill Reed, associate professor of Astronomy and Physics, for receiving a three year National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant ($113,450) for the project titled: "IRES Collaborative Research: Student-Assisted Global Exoplanet Search (SAGES)." The grant period starts August 1, 2016 and continues to July 31, 2019.
                Ed Simpson, chair, Department of Physical Sciences



Kutztown University has announced changes to its former Library Science Department in an effort to enhance long-term growth of the program.  The department's new name, Library and Learning Technologies, reflects exciting, new technological advances in the library field. The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) currently accredit the department's programs. In addition, the department is pursuing accreditation by the American Library Association (ALA), which falls in line with overall university initiatives.  The Library and Learning Technologies program is currently accepting student applications at the undergraduate and graduate levels.   In addition, the university is moving toward an increased online presence for delivery of the curriculum.  Read the full press release here.


The Connections Orientation Program invites you to a preview of the summer 2016 freshman and parent orientation programs on Friday, May 27 at 11 a.m. in 218 MSU.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of New Student Orientation



Stop into your campus store Friday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 31 for a special faculty and staff discount! Receive 30% off your KU apparel purchase with valid KU I.D. Stock up on your summer spirit-wear! 



Emma Sullivan wrapped up a record-breaking and championship-winning career in Florida on Thursday afternoon. Despite not clearing a height, Sullivan experienced her second career NCAA National Track & Field Championship, representing the Kutztown University women's track & field team at the IMG Academy.

Earlier on Thursday, Sullivan was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for the second straight year, placing her on the Academic All-America ballot to be selected in June.



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