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April 10, 2014


The Daily Brief

 Gathering of Gratitude

More than 90 scholarship student recipients, KU alumni, faculty, staff and donors met for the Gathering of Gratitude sponsored by the Kutztown University Foundation (KUF) recently.  This luncheon is an annual event where KUF thanks and recognizes the people who have given generously of themselves, whether it is through their time, through their donations or through their know-how.  It is also a special moment for students who have received scholarships to attend the luncheon and have a chance to meet their scholarship donor(s).  An additional $10,000 in support of scholarships was raised at the luncheon. KU Foundation Board President, Jim Zellner '86 and his wife, Joanna, joined KUF Executive Director, Tracey L. Thompson on stage and selected the names of twelve lucky Kutztown University students in attendance who would each receive an additional $1000 scholarship. 


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8:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.         Big Art Day, Sharadin Arts Building, room 120

11 a.m.                                 Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter, Rohrbach 28

11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.          Travel Around the World: Noodles, Multicultural Center, room 104

2:30 p.m.                             Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH), North Campus Field

3 p.m.                                   Men's and Women's Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi, University Field

4 p.m.                                   Women's Tennis vs. East Stroudsburg, Keystone Courts

4:30 p.m.                             Smoking Cessation Class, Call 610-376-8669 for Location

7 p.m.                                   Drag Show, a student production, Schaffer Auditorium

7:30 p.m.                             Dr. Soo Goh clarinet recital, Georgian Room, OM

8 p.m.                                   MSU Movie: Saving Mr. Banks, MSU Alumni Auditorium



25% Off League Collegiate Apparel - Today Only!  League Collegiate Outfitters is one of the KU Student Bookstore's newest brands, and it is also a locally owned company with its headquarters and a production facility located in Philadelphia, PA.  Stop by our store today to check out our selection of League apparel, and enjoy 25% off.  KU imprinted fashion folders are also $.99, and ArtBins are 25% off.  More and more "wrecking good deals" are being added daily, so keep stopping by to take advantage of all the latest bargains.

KU Student Bookstore


Courage and Commitment: How Women are Changing the World - Nationally recognized speaker, writer, and commentator Pamela Varkony will discuss her travels to Afghanistan and the status of women in the developing world on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. in room 101 of the Academic Forum.  There is no cost for the event; however, tickets should be picked up in Boxwood House prior to event.  Limited tickets will be available the evening of the event which is presented by the International Affairs Committee Conferences, Symposia and Colloquia Taskforce.


Varkony's stories appear in national and regional publications as well as on NPR and PBS. Her stories and presentations cover subjects from business ethics to the status of women in the developing world. Pam has worked on four continents as a journalist, lecturer, and women's advocate. She has twice traveled to Afghanistan on fact-finding missions.   Learn more about Pamela and her work at



This week's MSU Movie Series film is Saving Mr. Banks which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and 8 PM. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.



The Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the recipients of the outstanding student award.  Heather Urban (Spring 2014) and Samantha Shultz (Fall 2013), received the Academic Excellence and Community Service Award. The 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award was granted to Ms. Laurie Hague, Deputy Chief of Berks County Juvenile Probation.


We would also like to congratulate the following Criminal Justice students who were inducted into the Kutztown University's Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma:  Joel Phillips, Michael Joy, Peyton Roberts, Austin Steiner, Christoper Kalbfell, Jaclyn Berardi, Janna Lee, Warren Weston-Ball, Manon Athey, Luke Telle, Drew Zertavage, and Anders Johnson.

Mahfuzul Khondaker, chair, Criminal Justice Department



NSF  KU-STEM Field Trip - The following students are participating in a National Science Foundation KU-STEM program field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore on Friday, April 11.  Please excuse these students from class on that day: Joann Aquilar, Samantha Asher, Jayme Bishop, Colin Casey, Janna Cramp, Maggie Crouse, Sara DiGiampaolo, Jacqueline Dixon, Victoria Dorsey, Hannah Fairley, Liz Fromuth, Shayne Fronheiser, Peter Germani, Jeanie Glass, Alexandria Lanager, Michelle Le Marca, Carl Maiese, Rosa Malloy, Cathryn Pugh, Caitlyn Smith, Alexandria Staves, Stormie Wagner.  Thank you for your consideration.

Chris Sacchi, Department of Biology


Join us in celebrating student writing at The 10th Annual Kutztown University Composition Conference on Thursday, April 17 in MSU 312 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year's conference theme is Transitions, and we have many wonderful writers who will be presenting their work. The conference will offer concurrent sessions throughout the day and a featured panel at 1 p.m., with undergraduate and graduate students sharing their own experiences about transitions in their writing from high school to college, from college to graduate school, and from college to the workplace.  Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend one session or the entire conference. Check in at the conference welcome center in MSU 312. Come and support our students and celebrate writing at KU!

The KUCC Conference Committee



Job Openings: The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.



Tradesman Helper-Summer Painter (Temporary)


Posting End Date: 4/15/2014



Tradesman Helper-Summer Painter (Temporary)


Posting End Date: 4/15/2014


Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call x3-1353.

Human Resources



Thursday, April 10 - Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field)

Thursday, April 10 - Men's and Women's Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 10 - Women's Tennis vs. East Stroudsburg - 4 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Friday, April 11 - Men's and Women's Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - All Day

Saturday, April 12 - Baseball vs. Bloomsburg (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field)

Saturday, April 12 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Indiana (PA) - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field)