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April 21, 2014


The Daily Brief


The 36th annual Bearfest celebration will be held April 23 - 26.   This event is a student-run tradition created by the Residence Hall Association in 1979.  The Bearfest 36 committee (pictured above) consists of 40 students who have been working hard for the past 6 months to plan and organize the upcoming activities, all tied around the spy theme "Operation Bearfest". 

Click here for this year's Bearfest schedule.



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.                Mascot Auditions, Student Rec Center room 200

1 p.m.                                   Open forum with Asst. VP for Enrollment candidate, MSU 312

5:30 p.m.                             The Phoenix Group speaker, MSU 183

6 p.m.                                   Poetry and Jazz, Schaeffer 14G

6 p.m.                                   Pandora's Promise, Boehm 261

7:30 p.m.                             Student Recital, Schaeffer Auditorium


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The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m., in MSU 157, to consider the curricular proposals on its April agenda, which can be found online at Individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise. Thank you.

R.S. Schaeffer, Chair, University Curriculum Committee



The hysterical Broadway's Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter.  Join KU Presents! on Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 pm in Schaeffer Auditorium as the audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.


Student tickets are just $5.00. Adult tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at or x34092.

KU Presents!


Kutztown University will hold a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Meeting for the KU Hazard Mitigation Plan on April 25 at 3 p.m. in room 103 of the Academic Forum.  The campus and surrounding communities are invited to attend and participate. Visit the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update website to find information related to meetings and other pertinent details related to the project at Kutztown.



Can you be an environmentalist AND be pro-nuclear?  Pandora's Promise is a film by Robert Stone that tackles this controversial topic.  Join the Geographical Society tonight, April 21 at 6 pm in Boehm 261 to be enlightened.  All are invited.

Dorothy Siravo, secretary, Geography Dept.



The search committee for the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management invites faculty, students, and staff to open forums with the candidates for this position. Please consider joining us as your feedback is important to the search process. The candidate's resumes are available in the Office of the Vice President Enrollment Management, 109 Stratton Administration Center.

1) Ms. Cindy Haney, Monday, April 21 at 1 p.m.; McFarland Student Union 312

2) Mr. Jason Hand, Tuesday, April 22 at 1 p.m.; McFarland Student Union 312

3) Mr. Ricardo Ortegon, Monday, April 28 at 1 p.m.; McFarland Student Union 312

4) Mr. Greg Potts, Tuesday, April 29 at 1 p.m.; McFarland Student Union 312

Tammy Moyer, Enrollment Management











AFSCME 2234 members please join us for our next Union meeting on Monday, April 21 at Janelle's Catering Hall in Topton, at 7:00 pm.  Kimberly Scranage, Vice President Enrollment Management will be attending our meeting to give our members an update on KU enrollments. We will be taking nominations for people interested in attending the International Convention (July 14-18, 2014) at this meeting and next months. Voting will be held at the May meeting. Please plan to attend. 

Chris Ferris, Secretary AFSCME 2234



KU EMPLOYEE HEALTH FAIR: The KU employee Health Fair, planned and implemented by the Introduction to Health Promotion class of the Department of Sport Management will be held Tuesday April 22. With a valid KU IS, take advantage of any exercise class offered by the Student Recreation Center, test your skills with Provost Vargas, hear Fran Cortez Funk talk about "Life After the Diagnosis", finally figure out Healthy U works, as well as many other opportunities. Click on the attached schedule for more information.  We look forward to seeing you!

Dina Hayduk, Department of Sport Management



Tues. April 22, Baseball vs Chestnut Hill, 3 p.m., North Campus Field      Live Stats  Live Audio  

Wed. April 23, Softball vs Georgian Court (DH), 2:30 p.m., North Campus Field Live Stats  Live Audio