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November 29, 2016


The Daily Brief

Malias Balas '16, 2016 Denker Fellow, presents at the Library of Congress

Malia Balas, KU BFA Communication Design '16, delivered her presentation as a 2016 Denker Fellow of the American Printing History Association at the Library of Congress Thursday, Nov. 17. Her presentation, "Exhumed" described her experience cleaning, renovating and distributing antique metal type at the Landis Press letterpress facility in the Sharadin Arts Building, her experiences as the lab monitor learning various printing methods, and the process of designing the publication, "Memorabilia of the Past: A Collection of Artifacts from the Kutztown Centennial and Sesquicentennial Celebrations for the Kutztown Area Historical Society." Malia is one of five Fellows. The Denker Fellowship memorializes Mike Denker, a letterpress printer and printing historian, and is given by the Chesapeake chapter of the A.P.H.A. 



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11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meet and Greet President's Cabinet, Lobby, MSU
11 a.m. Candidate Search Open Forum, Director of International Admissions and Services, 183 MSU
11 a.m. Sacred Water Discussion, 102 AF
4:30 p.m. Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony, Rohrbach Library
7:30 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Philadelphia U, Keystone Arena




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

Who's ready for two and a half days of rain? Two separate storms will affect the area today, and then again tomorrow, with a gap likely in between. But one day at a time. Periods of rain today with raw but milder southeast breezes. Some of the rain could be on the moderate to heavier side at times. Highs in the upper 50s. Expect about three quarters of an inch of rain with this first batch. The "break" comes tonight overnight and early tomorrow morning before our next batch. Hey, the water tables are still in the low side, so this is beneficial rain.




Nov. 29, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
KU students are invited to stop by the main McFarland Student Union lobby today between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to meet President Hawkinson and members of his leadership team. Please encourage students to stop by, say "hi," ask questions or just shake a hand on the way to the Cub Cafe.
                Matt Santos, director, University Relations


Nov. 29, 11 a.m.
#nodapl Sacred Water discussion panel today. Learn about the movement at Standing Rock, N.D. in 102 AF 102 at 11 a.m. The entire campus community is welcome. Created and led by students in ENG 323 Native American Women Writers.
                Amanda Morris, Department of English


Candidate Search Open Forum: Director of International Admissions and Services
Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. in 183 MSU
Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in 250 MSU


Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m.
The Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor. Faculty who have received tenure, been promoted, and distinguished themselves during 2015-2016 will be honored. The Chambliss Faculty Research Award and John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will also be presented.
                Carole V. Wells, vice provost


Computer science students will be presenting their senior projects on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in 157 MSU. The presentations will be 10-11:45 a.m. and the poster session will be 1- 4 p.m. Please stop by to see computer science student projects.
                Lisa Frye, chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


Dec. 1, 4 p.m., 102 AF 
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in 102 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


College of Visual and Performing Arts' Faculty First Thursday. Dr. Angela Cirucci, Communication Studies, will be presenting: "Beyond "Lurkers" and "Nonlurkers": Investigating Social Network Site Usage Habits, Personality, and Self-Concept" Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. In her talk, Dr. Angela Cirucci, will explore what interaction and non-interaction (lurking) looks like in our contemporary digital media landscape where users can post, like, share, and comment on posts, images, and news content. All are welcome to attend, learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts


D2L can release the final calculated grade to students at any time during a course? Releasing the calculated grade to students near the end of the semester will let them know exactly where they stand going into the final exam. After the final, students will know their final grade for the course prior to receiving official grades from MyKU. The Releasing Grades article will help you release grades to your students.
Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0177 NEW - MR2 Electrical/HVAC - 2nd shift Full Time 12/09/16
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0175 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16

                                Human Resources


Nomination deadline Feb. 10. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2016 or May 2017 for this prestigious award.  Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more of the following areas: 
a) Successfully completed research projects
b) Original artwork of high quality
c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality
d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields
e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics
f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community

Up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) provided by retired faculty member Dr. Carlson Chambliss are issued annually to selected students.  The nomination form can be found at For more information, contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost for Retention and Student Success, at


Dec. 3, 4 - 6 p.m.
Writing Wrongs - a local nonprofit started by KU alumna Dawn Heinbach '16 - invites you to a book signing and open mic event on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m. at the Flatiron Building, 301 Broadway in Bethlehem. The book, "Addiction: Stories of Hope," was written, edited and designed by students from six colleges with advisement from members of Albright and Kutztown faculty, staff and alumni.

The book's stories are true accounts from the residents of Easy Does It, Inc., a drug and alcohol treatment facility, who were interviewed and photographed by the students over the Labor Day weekend. The book aims to shed light on this important and growing societal issue. Four of the student authors - including KU student Justin Sweitzer '17 - will read excerpts from the book. An open mic will follow, and all are welcome to share poetry, essays or excerpts from longer creative nonfiction pieces.

Books will be available for purchase at the event as well as light refreshments. For more information, visit: or
                Camille DeMarco, University Marketing




Tuesday, Nov. 29 7 p.m.              #9 Men's Basketball vs. Philadelphia U. - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)  
Friday, Dec. 2 7:30 p.m.             Wrestling vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Arena   


The Kutztown University women's soccer team is Final Four bound.  A spectacular defensive effort - that produced KU's school-record tying 13th shu­tout - allowed Emily Zwiercan's 55th minute goal to serve as the game-winner as KU shutout Bridgeport 1-0 in its Elite Eight matchup on blisteringly cold and windy day at Rockwell Field on Sunday afternoon.  Kutztown will play No. 1 Western Washington (22-0-1) in the ­­Final Four, hosted at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 1. The winner advances to the National Championship on Saturday, Dec. 3 to play the winner of No. 2 Grand Valley State (22-1-1) and No. 5 Columbus State (21-2).  Read the complete story here.  



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