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May 10, 2017


The Daily Brief


Dr. Jennifer Schlegel was recently honored for her service as president of University Senate.
Dr. Jennifer Schlegel was recently honored for her service as president of University Senate. 

Gamma Theta Upsilon This year’s inductees are: geography majors Tianna Andrews, Aaron Haninchick, Bill Havrilchak, Samantha Kirkwood, Zachary Lawlor, Glenn Roedel and Heather Willever; from various other majors - Analyse Gaspich, Alison Kopsco, Kevin Popowich, Nina Schnyder and Kelly Tessier.
The Department of Geography held its annual ceremony on May 4 to recognize outstanding students. The ceremony included awards and the induction ceremony for Gamma Theta Upsilon, Gamma Psi chapter, the international Geography Honor Society.  Students of any major are invited to join GTU when they have completed a minimum of three geography courses and have a GPA of at least 3.3 overall and in geography. This year's inductees are: geography majors Tianna Andrews, Aaron Haninchick, Bill Havrilchak, Samantha Kirkwood, Zachary Lawlor, Glenn Roedel and Heather Willever; from various other majors - Analyse Gaspich, Alison Kopsco, Kevin Popowich, Nina Schnyder and Kelly Tessier. Congratulations to the award winners and initiates for their excellent work!
                Richard S. Courtney, chair, Department of Geography

Zachary LawlorC. Josephine Moyer
Department of Geography end-of-year award winners are: senior Zachary Lawlor - C. Josephine Moyer and Justham Memorial Awards; sophomore Tianna Andrews - Ensminger Award.

No Boundaries With Boxes Scheuerman and Melder
Rohrbach Library presented its first award for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Research last week. Six zinesters took honors for works of exceptional merit. Second runner-up No Boundaries With Boxes, by Abby Scheuerman (Communication Design) and Katelyn Melder (Professional Writing) earned praise for its fine graphics and playful poetry. The panel of judges included Jeanie Burnett (College of Education), Robyn Underwood and Allan Bäck (Liberal Arts and Sciences), Kevin McCloskey (Visual and Performing Arts), Martha Stevenson (Director of Library Services), and nationally known cartoonist/author Joan Reilly among others.



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9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Don't Throw that Out, Women's Center, OM 3
3 p.m. First-Year Experience Director Candidate Open Forum, MSU 183




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


High pressure well to our north may come down into the region, although in a fairly weakened state. With dry air in place, the sun should be out once again during the day. Temperatures go up a few ticks. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds northwest at 6-9 m.p.h.




On May 17, Tomlinson Bomberger will be on campus to complete our annual spring fertilizer and weed control application. They will start around 6:30 a.m. Please avoid walking across turf areas until they have dried. Depending on the weather on that day, the turf is typically dry within 30 minutes of the application being finished. A rain date has not been scheduled. Should the application be postponed because of rain, a new date will be posted in the Daily Brief. Thank you for your patience.

May 20
Please be advised of the campus wide electrical shutdown on May 20. Old Main will lose power at 2 a.m. and the entire campus will lose power at 6 a.m. Power will be restored to the entire campus by noon on May 20. There are numerous generators on campus that will be enabled during the shutdown, however, some generators provide power to the entire building while others may only power emergency lighting. Please contact me if you require additional information.
Thank you for your cooperation.
                Thomas Green, Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities

Did you know the KU Print Center, now managed by AlphaGraphics, can produce banners at any size - same day to 72 hour turn-around times. We will ensure any very large banners that go outdoors have wind slits, and are very durable to withstand all weather conditions and represent KU spirit and quality. Just call or email us for assistance - we can help with design too, utilizing the new branding elements and guidelines. We are here for you - The KU Print Center Team
                Barb Miller, Barb Keck and Ilene Stroh

May 15 - Aug. 25 Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - noon and 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Health and Wellness Center, Beck Hall, first floor. Nursing appointments are available.



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Middle States Moment (No. 14)
The Middle States Steering Committee leadership would like to extend a sincere "thank you" to everyone (including students, faculty, staff, and the Council of Trustees) who have contributed to the Self-Study process this academic year. A total of 120 individuals worked together to represent the University on seven Working Groups, the Steering Committee and the Verification of Compliance Working Group. We still have important work to do in the year ahead, but thanks to the outstanding effort of the KU Family, we are making excellent progress. For more information on KU's ten-year Middle States Self-Study process visit



Below you will find events scheduled for the current week.  Events further out are located in the "In Case You Missed It" section.  If you don't see your event, please submit it to us at
The Communication Design department announces the opening of "Evolve", the MFA design show.  The show is on view from through May 12.

May 8 - 12
The Women's Center is again sponsoring Don't Throw That Out from May 8 - 12. The following donations will be accepted: food, personal care items, toys, clothing (no winter clothing), art supplies, paper goods and cleaning supplies. Items can be dropped off at the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at Residence Hall donation boxes.

May 10, 3 p.m.
The search committee for director for First -Year Experience invites faculty, staff and students to open forums with the candidates for this position. Please consider joining us as your feedback is important to the search process. The candidate's resumes are available in the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) Rohrbach Library 26 and also will be available at the open forum.
                                Wednesday, May 10       3 - 4 p.m. at MSU 183
                Valerie Reidout, on behalf of the search committee for the director for First -Year Experience

May 12
Dorney Park and Kutztown University have collaborated in the development of an educational experience that will benefit the children of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. We call it Thrill U. Our goal is to provide a stimulating and challenging exploratory experience for high school students. KU will once again participate in a collaborative project that engages future teachers in serious work with leading educators and the community. For science and mathematics teachers, this represents a living classroom replete with experiential activities and a forum for examining the connections between theory and practice. For Dorney Park, this is an opportunity to showcase their outstanding amusement park. No math or physics knowledge required to volunteer! We extend to you the opportunity to participate in our annual Thrill U day that will be held on May 12.  For more information, please contact Dr. Joseph Elias at

May 15, 5 p.m.
AFSCME 2234 members, please be advised of our Membership Meeting on Monday, May 15, at 5 p.m. in MSU 223. We will be discussing changes to our local constitution. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Refreshments will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, Secretary Local 2234




KU Softball earns PSAC honors
Kutztown University senior Savannah Nierintz was named the 2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Pitcher of the Year, KU softball head coach Judy Lawes was named the East's Coach of the Year, and three Golden Bears were deemed All-PSAC status Monday morning, as voted by on the league's coaches. Along with Nierintz earning All-PSAC, sophomore outfielder Sara Keeny and junior catcher Gabby Tareila were named All-PSAC in the East. KU has a 30-15 record this year and was selected to play in the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year. KU will play Bloomsburg University in the first round on Thursday, May 11, at noon at West Virginia Wesleyan College.



Over the weekend, the men's lacrosse club competed for the National College Lacrosse League Division II Championship, falling to West Chester 14-9 in the finals.  The club beat Kent State and Lynchburg to advance to the championship game.  Established in 1990, the NCLL is a national men's collegiate lacrosse association and hosts a division I and division II national tournament during the first weekend of May. The league consists of more than 120 teams in 12 conferences throughout 15 states. 



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