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April 18, 2014


The Daily Brief

Geography students attending the  Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting  in Tampa, Fla. last week were well received upon presentation of their research. Pictured L to R:  Aaron Brouse, Caitlin Del Roccili, Ben Kosek of Electronic Media/Meteorology, and Dr. Michael Davis.  


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9 a.m.-2 p.m.                     Blood drive, MSU Multipurpose room. 

12:10 p.m.                           Good Friday Services, Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center

8 p.m.                                   "Lizards," Rickenbach Learning Center Theatre

8 p.m.                                   American Hustle, MSU Alumni Theater



Shaniqua Wells, an undergraduate Social Work major, is one of five students chosen to be a recipient of Air Products $1,000 scholarship.  Air Products is sponsoring her internship at Friend, Inc. Community Services located in Kutztown.  Friend, Inc. is a non-profit organization that specializes in strengthening the lives of individuals and families living in rural Berks County.  In March, the Career and Development Center put together a breakfast meeting with Air Products' Senior Communication Specialist Rachel Roland, where Shaniqua was able to attend and get an overview of the company.  Shaniqua was also able to briefly present about her learning opportunities and experiences as an intern.  Shaniqua will graduate this May with her BSW and will pursue a career in case management upon graduation.  She hopes to return to Kutztown University to obtain her MSW sometime in the near future.

Prof. Tim Seip, Faculty Field Liaison



If your departments has given students awards, scholarships, research grants or inducted them into honor societies please let us know so we can send releases to their hometown media.  Please send the students name, email address, hometown and the honor achieved (and photos if you have them) to

                Dave Johnson, University Relations



The KU Alumni Engagement Office is teaming up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to host a blood drive today, 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



Good Friday Services. Please join us at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center today at 12:10 p.m. for the Liturgy of the Word Service.  



The History Department held our annual Awards and Scholarship Ceremony on April 10, 2014.

Scholarships given: Anthony J. Mazzaferri History Scholarship to Jill Hoppes and the Esther Willits History Scholarship to Shelby Schwoyer.

Awards given:

Bright and Lucille Beck Award in American History - Andrew Hinrichs

Anthony J. Mazzaferri Senior Award - Guy Sechrist

Outstanding Achievement in History - Brittaney Eshbach, Elizabeth Fisher, Kaitlyn Keich, Brian Miller, Joseph Snyder

History Faculty Award for Exceptional Merit- Kevin Rhodes

Comprehensive Exam with Distinction Honors - Christopher Emers, Brittaney Eshbach, Travis Fair, Moira Jefferson, Stephanie Laborde, Brian Miller, and Jennifer Webb

History Club Martin Luther King, Jr. Award - Stephanie Laborde

History Club Professor of the Year - Dr. Robert Reynolds


The Mu Xi Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society also inducted 28 new members during the course of the ceremony. Our congratulations to : Jonathan Audette, Alexander Benedict, Samantha Boehmer, Evan Coyle, Emily Curley, Jeremy Diehl, Ariel Gibbs, Andelain Gingalewski, Melissa Guigley, Andrew Haraschak, Gregory Hoffert, Matthew Hoppe, Jill Hoppes, Jeremy Jukus, Matthew Kayhart, Kaitlyn Keich, Brian Kondracki, Stephanie Laborde, Sean Mowbray, Michael Nole, Tarra Raspanti, Michael Rile, Joseph Snyder, Corey Summers, Samantha Vecchio, Caleb Wendling, Krystina Whitehouse, and Morgan Williams


The History Department congratulates these students for the academic excellence they have achieved.

Andrew B. Arnold, Chair, History Department




The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stratton Administration Building, room 301.

Elsa G. Collins, President's Office



April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please help create awareness at KU.

•·         April 22 at 11 a.m., Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will host the Walk of No Shame, a march around campus to raise awareness about the perpetuation of rape culture and victim shaming. Meet in Old Main 3

•·         April 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Alumni Plaza, the Social Welfare Club and FMLA collaborate to create awareness about Human Trafficking. Jordon Kirlin, from Freedom & Restoration for Everyone Enslaved (FREE), is available all day for facts, stories and challenges.

•·         April 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in College Hill Memorial Grove (formerly Bell Plaza) Clothesline Project - Rows of t-shirts provide a visual demonstration about rape and violence against women. Survivors and friends decorate t-shirts as a way to express their emotions and tell their stories of the trauma they have experienced. Shirts and supplies are available all day in the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3, for survivors, advocates and friends to add to the Clothesline Project. For more information visit .

•·         April 24, 7 p.m., Alumni Plaza, Take Back the Night -- Survivors of rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and sexual abuse come together to share their stories on this one powerful night. FMLA encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate the survivors with performances and poetry. HEART Training graduates are celebrated.  A silent vigil and march follows, ending with a gathering in the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3.  For more information visit


Horton Hears KU! A Dynamic Discussion of the Man, the Message, and the Methodology. This week we're focusing on "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!," Dr. Seuss's writing processes, and the individual writer's voice. Join us for this final session on Tuesday, April 22, at 11:00 p.m. at Rohrbach Library, room 100B, for snacks and in-depth discussion. Led by a library intern and graduate assistant, this is a great opportunity to offer extra credit to your students, or simply an interesting event promoting conversation. For more information, contact Dale Bond at​





Friday, April 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