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April 1, 2014


The Daily Brief


Kutztown University's Department of History will hold its biennial Esther Willits Lecture tonight at 7 p.m. in Sharadin room 120. This year's speaker, Dr. Chad Williams, professor and chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University, will lecture on African American soldiers' wartime experiences and the impact these had on postwar civil rights and cultural activities.  Williams, who specializes in African American military and political environments of the World War I era, is the recipient of the prestigious Liberty Legacy Foundation Award and the Distinguished Book Award for U.S. History from the Society for Military History for his first book, "Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era."


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7 a.m. - 3 p.m.                  South Campus Dr. closed at Baldy Rd.
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Therapy Dog Visit, MSU 218
11 a.m.                                 Exploring careers through interviewing & job shadowing, MSU 250
1 p.m.                                   Baseball vs. Millersville (DH), North Campus Field
2:30 p.m.                             Women's Tennis vs. Cheyney, Keystone Courts
2:30 p.m.                             Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH), North Campus Field
7 p.m.                                   Esther Willits Lecture with Dr. Chad Williams, Sharadin 120
7:30 p.m.                             Flute Ensembles & Studio Recital, Georgian Room, OM



Robert F. Wolff, Ed.D. '55, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science at Kutztown University from 1967 to 1997, died March 27. He was 80 years old.  
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 14833 Kutztown Road, Kutztown. Interment with Military Honors will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown. Friends may call Wednesday evening 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown and Thursday morning 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the church. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at
Bob joined the faculty of Kutztown University shortly after receiving his doctorate from Lehigh in 1968. He taught mathematics and computer science and was an active member of the KU community. He was an assistant football coach and head coach for the men's and women's tennis teams in 1976 and again from 1991 to 1994. He retired from coaching tennis after recording a 39-12 overall record, the highest winning percentage in Kutztown's School history (.765) among all sports teams at that time.   He is a member of the KU Athletic Hall of Fame.  

Read Dr. Wolff's complete obituary here. 

Basketball players - I'm looking to recruit players to play in our co-ed noon games. When we have enough people, we play full court. Great skill is not a requirement; some experience is probably preferred, but you can be sure there are no recruiters (for those of you with college eligibility remaining), and absolutely no cameras.  If you are interested, email and I'll fill in the details and answer any questions.

Dr. Daniel S. Spiegel

The Kutztown University Department of Music Jazz Studies Program will present the 10th Annual Big Band Bash on Friday April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The event features KU Jazz Ensembles I and II putting on an old-fashioned battle of the bands.  They will perform pieces such as "Pennsylvania 6500," "In the Mood," "Sing, Sing, Sing," "String of Pearls," "a Tisket a Tasket" and many more.  Dancing and singing along is encouraged.  Reserved seating is required.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children 17 and under and $5 for Kutztown University students with ID.   A preconcert picnic will be held at 6 p.m. in the Richard G Wells Rehearsal Hall.  Tickets for the picnic include premium concert seating and are available at $30 for adults, $15 for children under 17 and $12 for Kutztown University students with ID.  These tickets must be purchased before April 4.  Tickets are available at the Information Desk of the McFarland Student Union (cash or check only) or online at  Tickets may also be purchased at the door should any remain available. 



Join the Anthropology Club this weekend on our trip to the Mütter Museum of medical history and medical oddities, in Philadelphia.  We will leave from behind Old Main, at 9:00, on Sunday, April 6; and, we will return by about 2:00 PM.  The cost to students is $5, in advance.  Please contact Dr. David Webb, Old Main 469,, 610 683-4245, to reserve a seat in the van.  (Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.)

David Webb, Advisor



KUR will be speaking to Green Party candidate for Governor of Pa. Paul Glover at 1:30 p.m. (KUR had originally planned to air an interview with Democratic candidate for Governor Jack Wagner on April 1;  however, Mr. Wagner dropped out of the race on March 26 and thus KUR has bumped up Paul Glover's interview to fill the spot).  Throughout the spring primary election season, the station will be airing interviews with as many of the candidates for Governor as possible. In keeping things fair, an invitation has been sent to ALL registered candidates.  For complete information visit KUR's website or Facebook page.


Evacuation drills, required by Pennsylvania life safety regulations, are intended to ensure the efficient and safe use of the exit facilities available in case of an emergency. Order and control are the primary purposes of the drill.  The evacuation drills will be conducted beginning today, April 1st, weather permitting and continue through the week.  Classroom faculty and staff should be familiar with the basic procedures by guiding building occupants to the nearest available exit, and standing clear from the building at least 100-feet to allow full evacuation of all occupants.  Information on building evacuation procedures can be found by visiting the following link and scrolling to Page 3 -  Thank you for your cooperation.
        Stephen Helms, director, Environmental, Health and Safety



On Wednesday, April 2, TRiO Student Support Services Program will be participating in a field trip to New York City. The students will visit the American Museum of Natural History and see the Broadway production of "If/Then".  Please excuse the following students from classes that day and permit them to complete any coursework missed because of this activity.  The following students will be leaving campus early Wednesday morning and returning late in the evening:  Maria Aguiar, Dakota Alvarez, Nicole Bellinger, Wayne Benson, Katelyn Boucher, Maraya Bowen, Christian Caba, Avontece Cabrera, Shardae Carroll, Lauren  Cekovich, Chris Chonta, Asian  Clemente, Kiana Colon, Jesus Cruz, Marissa DeGrandis, Melissa Derhammer, Chanteana Durden, Nidaya Edwards, Taharah Free, Michel Garcia, Jared Gerlitzki, Alex  Green, Bradley Harley, Celina  Hartman, Ashraf Hassan, Rochell Henry, Jamari Hernandez, Nancy Ibrahim, Ladira Jefferson, Antaneyah Johnson, Natalie Kotroutsos, Shakir Lee, Michelle Lehmann, Jodi Marshall, Lenielle  Martin, Olivia Miller, Sia'nya Murray, Taylor Nelson, Joanaliz Nieves, Adrian Perez, Briana Poteat, Melissa Prisco, Samantha Roberts, Dominque Teagle, Druanna Tidmore, Cynthia Toe, Nadea Williams, Rowan Williams, Daleilah Wilson. If you have any questions, please call ext. 34219.  Thank you. 

Gail M. Craig, director, TRiO SSSP



Come and sing your heart out on Karaoke Night this Friday in the South Dining Hall at 7 p.m. There will be prizes, snacks and egg dying.  Bring a friend and we will see you there!

N'Teajiedd Flowers, Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Involvement



JOB OPENINGS: The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only. 


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Posting End Date: 4/14/2014

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Tuesday, April 1 - Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats

Tuesday, April 1 - Baseball vs. Millersville (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Tuesday, April 1 - Women's Tennis vs. Cheyney (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Wednesday, April 2 - Softball vs. Mansfield (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Wednesday, April 2 - Women's Tennis vs. Shippensburg - 3:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Thursday, April 3 - Baseball vs. Lincoln (PA) (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Thursday, April 3 - Men's Tennis vs. Caldwell - 3:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Friday, April 4 - Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, April 5 - Women's Golf Hosts KU Spring Invitational - All Day (Berkleigh Golf Club)

Saturday, April 5 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio