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April 11, 2014


The Daily Brief

Social Work Rally

The National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter (NASW-PA) held its annual Legislative Advocacy Day in Harrisburg.  More than 700 social work students, including 100 from KU, and professionals visited nearly 200 members of the General Assembly to discuss legislation impacting the social work profession and social service delivery. Legislative visits were followed by a rally on the steps of the capitol rotunda.



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All Day                  Men's and Women's Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi

2-3:30 p.m.         Children's Literature Conference, MSU

7:30 p.m.             Big Band Bash, Schaeffer Auditorium

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




The Office of Admission is hosting the final Accepted Student Day program of the semester tomorrow, Saturday, April 12!  We are expecting approximately 1000 people to attend.  The official program will be delivered to offices of those participating in the event this week.  We thank you for your active participation and support! Please contact Jade Eggleston at with questions about the program. 

Jade Eggleston, recruiter, Admissions



Celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch springtime traditions with Easter on the Farm, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa. Attendees will enjoy a wide array of activities, including hearth cooking, folklife demonstrations, dandelion salad tasting, a petting zoo, arts and crafts vendors and much more.



The Kutztown University Chamber Singers will offer a concert on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The performance is free and open to the public.  Chamber Singers is a highly select ensemble of mixed voices singing a wide variety of choral music of composers from the Renaissance to the present.  The group sings both accompanied and unaccompanied songs. 



Just wanted to say THANK YOU for your cards, prayers, thoughtfulness, comforting words and most of all the hugs.  Very much appreciated.

Rosa Whitaker, Bursar's Office


Senior Jessica Schantzenbach will present her senior voice recital on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  Jessica is a music education major from Nazareth, Pa. 



The Chamber Winds and Trombone Studio will offer a recital on Monday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public. 



Teens Turning Green will bring their Conscious College Road Tour to Kutztown University on Monday, April 14.  An information and awareness fair will be held in front of Rohrbach Library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a town hall meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the MSU multipurpose room.  The town hall meeting will allow students, faculty, staff and community members to discuss ways that Kutztown University and the surrounding area can further efforts to be environmentally conscious.  Break-out sessions will be included in the meeting.  To attend please contact  


Teens Turning Green focuses on empowering and inspiring youth everywhere to realize their potential, take action, and affect change. Through initiatives like Project Green Challenge, participants learn how to live and act sustainably, while encouraging schools and local communities to do the same. For more information visit



Kutztown University will host a panel discussion, Global Reach, Local Touch: A Discussion about Libraries Around the World, on Wednesday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. in room 100B of Rohrbach Library.  The event will be moderated by Frank Kasprowicz, host of BCTV's "Inside Berks Libraries."

Panel members will include:

•·         Dr. F Javier Cevallos, president of Kutztown University and scholar of Spanish-language literature. He is a native of Ecuador and graduate of universities in Puerto Rico and the continental U.S.

  • Stephanie Steely, KU librarian with experience in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Scott Harkless, KU student and Library Science major with experience at the US Library of Congress.  He has completed extensive research on China's public library history.
  • Katharine Mannai, Kutztown Elementary School librarian who spent two years in Doha, Qatar coordinating library services for the Academic Bridge Program.
  • Martha Stevenson, KU Library Director who has helped establish libraries in Botswana and Zimbabwe.  She was also employed at midwifery library in the United Kingdom.

This event is being held in honor of National Library Week which is April 13-19.  For more information contact Robert Jensen, Kutztown University librarian, at



Dr. Susanna Loewy, flute, and Dr. Maria Asteriadou, piano, will perform a joint recital Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The concert is free and open to the public and includes pieces such as Robert Schumann's Romances, Darius Milhaud's Sonatine, Ástor Piazzolla's Histoire de Tango, CPE Bach's Hamburger Sonata and Duo by Aaron Copland.


Save the Date:  A Health Fair for all KU employees will be offered on Tuesday, April 22 from 12: 15 - 5 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center.  Representative from HighMark, Healthy U, Health & Wellness Fund will be on hand to answer questions. Additionally, with a valid KU ID, all employees are invited to try any group class offered that day. Stay tuned for additional announcements on other programs and activities to be offered that day. This activity is a theory to practice high impact practice being offered by the Introduction to Health Promotion class, Department of Sport Management & Leadership Studies.

Dina Hayduk, Sport Management & Leadership Studies


Second Annual Social Work in the Global Environment Conference - The Department of social work would like to thank students and faculty who participated in the Second Annual Social Work in the Global Environment Conference in March. The Conference brought together faculty and students interested in global and international social and economic justice issues and provided a context for focusing on global implications for local issues. We would like to thank the conference presenters for their thought provoking presentations. We also want to thank our conference sponsors namely: The Department of Social Work, Office of Multicultural Services and The Social Welfare Club for their sponsorships. 


Starting from Fall 2014, we would hold the Annual Social Work in the Global Environment Conferences in the Fall Semester each year. The next conference is scheduled to take place on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The title is "Social Work in the Global Environment: Institutions Responding to Human Needs." Planning of this conference has already started and we invite you to join us in the planning process. Please contact Katherine Pritchett, the student coordinator of the conference at for additional information. Submitted by the

Conference Supervising Faculty, Dr. Barth Yeboah



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



Today's baseball game at Bloomsburg has been postponed to a later date.  Today's softball game at Shippensburg has been postponed until Monday. 



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)