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April 22, 2014


The Daily Brief


Congratulations to communication design student, Bryn O'Reilly '17, who won the 2014 Homecoming logo design contest.  This year's Homecoming theme centers around the decade of the 90s. Bryn's winning design will be featured on 2014 promotional materials and publications.  Thanks to all the students who submitted entries.  We are looking forward to seeing students, alumni, faculty and staff at many of our exciting 2014 Homecoming activities on Oct. 18, 2014!


(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

All day                   Employee Health Fair activities

11 a.m.                  Walk of No Shame, meet in Old Main 3

11 a.m.                 Writing Your Resume, MSU 250

11 a.m.                "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" Rohrbach Library, room 100B

11-11:45 a.m.     Optimal Power-Based Cycling Pacing Strategies For Strava, Old Main 158

12 p.m.                 Horton Hears KU, MSU 312

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

3 p.m.                   Baseball vs Chestnut Hill, North Campus Field 

4 p.m.                   Peace Corp Information Session, MSU 116

7:30 p.m.             KU Symphonic Band Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium



Happy Administrative Professionals Day!  Many thanks to all of the administrative professionals who make KU run smoothly. 



The 8th Annual Race Against Racism will be held this Saturday, April 26. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Berks County. Race begins at 9 a.m. If interested in running or walking in the race, pick up a registration card at the front desk of any residence hall, MSU information desk, the Rec Center, the Housing Office, or any of the registration tables this week. Click here to find out more information on our Facebook event.



Bearfest 36 and the KU Residence Hall Association will host a Blood Drive with Miller-Keystone Blood Bank on Friday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Schedule a time to donate here.



Congratulations to Samantha Shultz and Heather Urban who have been named the recipients of the 2014 Criminal Justice Department Academic Excellence and Community Service Award.  The award is granted each year to two graduating seniors who have distinguished themselves academically, while making important contributions to the department, university and community.



Provost's Faculty Gathering - Come and enjoy meeting your colleagues from other Departments!

Monday, May 5 at 4 - 6 p.m. in MSU, room 250 (President's Room).

We hope that your schedule will allow you to stop by!

Toyia S. Heyward, Provost's Office


It's not too late to get your plot at the Kutztown University Community Garden, located at the Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center (PGCHC).  The lots are 10' X 30' and cost $50 per plot.  Special prices are available for KU students.  Garden season runs April 26 - Oct. 31.   There are a limited number of plots available and it is first come, first served.  For more information, or to reserve a plot, contact the PGCHC at or 610-683-1589.

KUR will be speaking to Libertarian candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania Ken Krawchuk 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 at

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR



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



Employee Health Fair Today:


Interactive Poster Topics: 
12:15 to 5 p.m. Room 200, Student Recreation Center
Ÿ  Highmark Benefits and Health U with Dave Yinger
Ÿ  Health and Wellness with Nancy Koutris, APSCUF
Ÿ  Blood Pressure, KU Health & Wellness Center (12:15 - 4:30)
Ÿ  Fitness Assessments
Ÿ  Information on memory, stress management, smoking, sanitation, nutrition, back health, concussions, and healthy humor

Who has the skills to best Provost Vargas?
12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Student Recreation Center Small Gym -  Test yourself against the Provost in challenges of grip strength, walking, basketball toss, ladder golf, and golf Frisbee

Keynote Speaker: Fran Cortez Funk, Health Promotion Director KU
2:15 to 12:45 p.m., Keystone Hall room 107 -  After the Diagnosis Come and explore tips and strategies if you or a loved one is diagnosed with a life-changing  illness.

Interactive Session

3 to 3:15 p.m., Keystone Hall room 108 -  Stress Management and Techniques


Participate in any regularly scheduled class (free) with a valid KU ID

6:15 - 7 AM

Spinning with David

7 - 7:30 AM

Back Strengthening and Protection

12 - 12:30 PM

Spinning Express with Cheryl

12 - 1 PM

Yoga with JoAnn

12:30 - 1 PM

CX Worx with Cheryl

1 - 1:30 PM

Back Strengthening and Protection

5 - 5:30 PM

Back Strengthening and Protection

5 - 6 PM

Zumba with Melissa

5:30 - 6 PM

Ab Blast with Kathy

6 - 6:30 PM

BodyPump Express with Kathy

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Kick Boxing with Kathy

7:30 - 8:30 PM

Pilates with Kathy

8:30 - 9:30PM

Zumba with Jordan

(Classes will be held in the North and South Studios of the Student Recreation Center)

Special Classes:  Protecting and Strengthening your Back with Cheryl North Studio
7: 00 - 7:30, 1:00 - 1:30, 5 - 5:30




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  

Thursday, April 24 - Baseball vs. Wilmington - 3 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats



Friday, April 25 - Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Friday, April 25 - Softball vs. Bloomsburg (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats


Saturday, April 26 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Gannon (Senior Day) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio