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April 15, 2014


The Daily Brief


L to R:  Mr. Pichini, Dr. Cevallos and Chancellor Brogan


Dr. Cevallos was honored last week by the PASSHE Board of Governors for his service to Kutztown University and the State System of Higher Education. 


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10 a.m. - 4 p.m.                 Allies Bake Sale, MSU

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.                 Autism Awareness - Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society info table, MSU Lobby

11 a.m.                                 Day One on the Job, MSU 250

4:30 p.m.                             Korean Martial Arts, AF 102

7:30 p.m.                             University Brass Ensemble, Schaeffer Auditorium

7:30 p.m.                             Dragon Mask Making, Multicultural Center



Please congratulate the following students who were inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society for adult students Saturday evening. Inductees must have at least a 3.2 GPA to be eligible.

Edward Andrescavage, Meagan Blount, Alex Bollinger, Andrea Buno, Lissette Carcausto, Victoria Deluca, Samantha Dillman, Isaac Earley, Stanley Fitterling, Monica French, Rebecca Gonzalez, Alexis Goveo, Michele Hunsicker, Ryan Jackson, Morgen Keating, Eliot Lerch, Shannon Mondovich, Stephen Ogden, Amber Petchonka, Felipe Porcella, Michelle Smith, Sandra Soliman, Amanda Stine, John Stoverink, John Wooddell, Kyle Yasembousky.

Jenni Rach, assistant director, Office of Student Involvement



"Sexual Harassment Workshop," Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., Old Main 287. The KU Social Welfare Club and Women's Center staff members collaborate to present a Sexual Harassment Workshop, featuring definitions, scenarios, discussions, and policies relevant to men and women entering the workplace. Refreshments and resources are provided.

Grace M. Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center



The Office of Admissions would like to thank the campus community for assisting in making our last of three Accepted Student Days a grand success.  On Saturday we hosted 968 attendees (369 students and 599 family members).  We appreciate everyone's participation at the event and in all of the preparations prior to the event.   You can see great photos and comments at #KUACCEPTED on Twitter.Thank you again for your support and participation!

Nancy D. Wunderly, director, Admissions



KUR will be speaking to a spokesperson for the "Allyson Schwartz for Governor" campaign as part of the "Kutztown Live Pre-Show" at 1:30 p.m. For more information on KUR's initiative to interview the candidates for Governor of Pennsylvania, visit our website stay tuned at 2 p.m. as "Kutztown Live" host Steve Maugeri welcomes Charlene B. from the KU Health Center to discuss "Get Tested Day," followed by Coach Bernie Driscoll later in the hour. This is one full "Kutztown Live Pre-Show" followed by "Kutztown Live." Don't miss it!

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR



Congratulations to KU philosophy majors, Jay Winkleman and Joshua Steinberg, for winning awards for papers that they presented at the annual meeting of the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies at West Chester University on April 12, 2014. Jay Winkleman won First Place for his paper on "Aristotle, Your Monism is Showing." Joshua Steinberg won Third Place for his paper on "Truth or Incoherence." They received cash prizes.

John Lizza, chair, Philosophy Department



The McFarland Student Union will have modified building hours during the Holiday weekend:

Friday, April 18:  7am-10pm

Saturday, April 19:  1pm-10pm

Sunday, April 20:  1pm-12am

We will resume normal business hours on Monday, April 21.

Jennifer Tanzos, secretary, McFarland Student Union



The KU Alumni Engagement Office is teaming up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to host a blood drive on Friday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the MSU Multipurpose room.  Please help support your community blood center as they are in dire need of units.    Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.  Please make note, a photo ID (any photo ID with first and last name) or Miller-Keystone Blood Donor Card is required.  To schedule an appointment, please email or call 3-4110.  Thank you.

Cheryl Swavely, KU Alumni Engagement Office



Human Resources is pleased to announce that PASSHE is now one of more than 2,900 employers offering secure, fast employment and income verifications via The Work Number. The Work Number is an automated service that securely provides instant employment and income verifications. It can be used when applying for a loan, buying a car, leasing an apartment, qualifying for public assistance, or similar instances where proof of employment or income is needed. The Work Number streamlines the transfer of information between employers and verifiers, benefiting you by accelerating the decision process without compromising your data privacy. The Work Number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By utilizing this service, your human resources department has extended the ability for you to apply for credit rapidly and easily-even on weekends or during evening hours-and without the need to provide paper documentation such as pay stubs to lenders or other service providers. Please see the Human Resources website for more information about The Work Number. Please direct any questions to Human Resources via Ask HR.      

Jennifer Weidman, Payroll Manager



International Week Events for Today:

4:30 pm: The Korean Martial Arts: There and Here, Academic Forum 101
7:30 - 9:30 pm: Dragon Mask Making, Multicultural Center

All week in Rohrbach Library:

Symbiotic Sobriety in Artistry: A photographic experience: Jayaruwan Gunathilake, Class of 2015

"Bold Mamas and Audacious Entrepreneurs" - An Introduction:  A collection of African art from KU professor, Dr. Christine Saidi. For more information, please go to

International Affairs Committee Conferences, Symposia and Colloquia Taskforce


Please kindly excuse the absence of the following students on Thursday, April 17. These students have been chosen as finalists in the 2014 Business Idea Challenge, hosted by Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industries. On April 17 they will introduce their business ideas to the Chamber's Board of Directors and the awards will be announced.


1. NO-OVIKU (OVI stands for Operating a Vehicle under Impact) by Erika Sallavanti, Cameron Lipnicky, and Katelyn Tatum. It is a transportation service that drives college students to/from social events.

2. Rental's R'Us by Tristan Winkler, Michael Weiss, and Nick Fulop. It is a rental business that rents electronics and furniture to college students.

3. GeoCampus by Ryan Sabitina, Seiya Marin, Daneesha Davis, Odalis Matos and Kyle Stagg.  It is a business that offers a mobile app free of charge to students to help them locate classrooms.


If you are interested in attending their presentations and the award ceremony to show your support, please email Dr. Sue Kong at for more information.

 Sue Kong, associate professor, College of Business



Wednesday, April 16-18 - Women's Bowling AT USBC National Championships (Reno, Nev.)

Wednesday, April 16 - Women's Tennis vs. Goldey-Beacom - 3:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Thursday, April 17 - Softball vs. Millersville (DH) - 2:30 (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Thursday, April 17-18 - Men's Tennis AT PSAC Semifinals - West Chester, Pa.

Saturday, April 19 - Baseball vs. Lock Haven (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio