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November 20, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Secondary Education students superhero day
Secondary Education students Lauren Verna, Lindsay Joseph, Justin Miller, Casey Gruver and Michael Campione celebrate Superhero Day with their middle school students at Harrison Morton Middle School in Allentown, Pa.
     Department of Secondary Education

Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher of Berks County Court of Common Pleas visited the Department of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, Oct. 25Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher of Berks County Court of Common Pleas visited the Department of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, Oct. 25
Judge Jeffrey K. Sprecher of Berks County Court of Common Pleas visited the Department of Criminal Justice on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Judge Sprecher spoke on the judiciary system and the role of judges in the criminal justice process. In addition, he described how he became a judge and the impact on his personal life. Students had the opportunity to ask Judge Sprecher questions on the role of judges and the criminal justice process.
     Kadee L. Crandall, assistant professor, Department of Criminal Justice


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

High pressure will generate a pleasant day with mostly sunny conditions. Winds will remain fairly strong but not as bad as yesterday. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds west at 11-15 mph, gusting to 20 mph.


With the men and women's basketball teams winning last Wednesday, there will be a 40 percent off sale on KU gift and apparel at the KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace.

Nov. 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This is a day to remember individuals killed and bullied due to anti-transgender prejudice and violence. Allies, Friends of Rachael, and GLBTQ Resource Center staff members have coordinated a display of backpacks with victim information in observance of this day of remembrance from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Old Main Concourse. For additional information on the Transgender Day of Remembrance visit:
     Christine Price, director, GLBTQ Resource Center and Women's Center

Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
Our next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in 223 MSU. There will be no election in November as the nominated candidates were unopposed. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Food will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234


College Conservatives is a group on campus that gives an opportunity for conservative students to discuss political issues, host conservative speakers and panels, and put together discussion events. Our goal is to educate students about conservatism and to create a place where conservatives can create a network for their future and career. If interested in advising this organization please contact Joseph Basrawi at
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Moe Folk, professor of English, will serve as the Faculty Director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching for Spring and Fall semesters, 2018. A significant portion of Moe's scholarly work centers on innovative pedagogy and assessment, especially as these relate to writing and digital literacies. In addition, Moe was the recipient of the 2012 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Moe can be reached at
     Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs

I am pleased to announce that Krista Prock, reference librarian in Rohrbach Library, will serve as the Acting Director of the Office of Assessment for Spring and Fall semesters, 2018. Krista was a founding member of the General Education Assessment Committee and continues to serve; additionally, she has many years of experience with assessments of information literacy. Krista can be reached at
     Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs

The Bias Response website has recently been updated with the following information:
- Helpful definitions and educational tools
- How to report a bias incident
- Contact information for various support staff around campus
We all should remain committed to respecting one another; and explore through both our similarities and differences the opportunity for understanding, growth, and development while we learn, live, work, and play at Kutztown University. The work of the Bias Response Task Force- and as an institution- remains on-going.
     Donavan McCargo, assistant vice president and dean of students

Kutztown University now has a "one stop" webpage to assist students when a concern, issue or complaint arises about an academic or administrative department or office. The webpage gathers in one location existing relevant policies and procedures that guide students through the process of addressing their concerns, and the appropriate contact information for different types of issues. The webpage can be found here:
     E. Gil Clary, assistant provost for Faculty and Academic Administration

Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

McFarland Student Union
The following hours will be in effect at the McFarland Student Union Building for the week of Thanksgiving:
Monday, Nov. 20 7 a.m. - midnight
Tuesday, Nov. 21 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed
Friday, Nov. 24 Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25 Closed
Sunday, Nov. 26 11 a.m. - midnight

Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
  Rec Center Pool
Tuesday, Nov. 21 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m., 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed Closed
Friday, Nov. 24 Closed Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25 Closed Closed
Sunday, Nov. 26 1 - 11 p.m. 7 - 10 p.m.
*Group exercise classes will conclude Tuesday, Nov. 21 after the 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Yoga class with the addition of Cheryl's BodyPump class Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 12:15 p.m. Regularly scheduled classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.


Nov. 20 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Allies - Transgender Day of Remembrance
Old Main Concourse
Nov. 20 5 p.m. AFSCME
223 McFarland Student Union


Nov. 25 1 p.m. WBB vs Penn State Lehigh Valley
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Watch)


Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Education will visit campus:
Candidate A: November 27 and 28
Monday, Nov. 27, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Faculty and Staff open forum - 183 MSU
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11-11:50 a.m. - Students open forum - 145 BH

Candidate B: November 29 and 30
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Faculty and Staff open forum - 183 MSU
Thursday, Nov. 30, 11-11:50 a.m. - Students open forum - 145 BH

Candidate C: December 4 & 5
Monday, Dec. 4, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Faculty and Staff open forum - 183 MSU
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11-11:50 a.m. - Students open forum - 145 BH

Each candidate's name, cover letter and curricula vitae will be posted on this website approximately one week before each visit:
     College of Education




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