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April 23, 2014


The Daily Brief

On Saturday, April 12, Hannah Leidich (BS Psychology, German minor) presented her work at the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Conference in German Studies held at Lafayette College. Leidich presented "Der Blaue Engel: The Bird Motif and the Regression of Professor Rath," a project that she began in her German Literature of the Twentieth Century course in fall 2013; and has since developed into her KU Honors Program capstone project, under the direction of Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, associate professor of German.



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10 a.m -2 p.m.  Social Welfare Club and FMLA event, Alumni Plaza

2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. Georgian Court (DH), North Campus Field

4-8 p.m.               Bearfest activities, DMZ               

5:30 p.m.             MBA Information Reception, MSU 312

7:30 p.m.             Single Reed Concert, Georgian Room, Old Main



Kutztown University will host two events on Thursday, April 24 in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These events are intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and unify individuals against violence in their communities.  The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) student group will host the Clothesline Project, a visual display of T-shirts that tells the story of abuse survivors, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., outside in the College Hill Memorial Grove.   Participants will have the opportunity to view the shirts that demonstrate the pain and suffering of the survivors, aid in the healing process and celebrate their strength and courage to overcome the past. T-shirts and paint will be available in the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main, room 3, for those who would like to tell their story on a t-shirt. For more information about the Clothesline Project, stop by the Women's Center, Old Main 126, or visit  FMLA and the Women's Center will host its annual Take Back the Night event from 7 to 9 p.m., outdoors in the Alumni Plaza.



Channel 69 will be broadcasting live from the Pa German Cultural Heritage Center tomorrow (Thursday) morning beginning at 6:30 a.m.  They will be promoting the Plow Boys tractor show which happens Saturday. Tune into WFMZ at 6:40, 7:10, 7:40 and 8:10 a.m. for the KU segments.



There is no shortage of great music on campus the next two weeks.  The KU Music Department has several concerts and recitals coming up:


April 23, Single Reed Concert, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room, Old Main

April 24, Chamber Ensemble Recital, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer 14G
April 24, Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity Recital, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room, Old Main

April 25, Faculty Artist Concert Series - Dan Immel, Piano, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room, Old Main

April 26, Senior Recital - Jordan Lieberman, Percussion, 5 p.m., Schaeffer Little Theater 1G

April 27, University Choir, 3 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

April 28, Percussion Ensemble, 5 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

April 28, Piano Palooza, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room, Old Main

April 29, Senior Recital - Gert Ruelens, Piano, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room, Old Main

April 29, Jazz Ensemble II, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

April 30, Jazz Ensemble I, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

May 1, University Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

May 3, Senior Recital - Nathaniel Labe, Percussion, 3 p.m., Georgian Room, Old Main



Alumni Plaza Maintenance - Thursday April 24

The walkways around the Alumni Plaza will be temporarily closed for Fountain Maintenance on Thursday April 24 from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm. For your safety, please follow the detour signage around the Grad Center until maintenance has been completed. Thank you.

Kyle Mills , director of Maintenance

Please spread the word to all Military, Veteran and ROTC Cadet students who will be graduating this Spring 2014. In recognition of your military service to the United States of America, Kutztown University would like to honor our graduating military, veteran and ROTC students by authorizing them to wear either a red, white, and blue honor cord with their cap and gown or their authorized military dress uniform with military decorations to Spring 2014 commencement ceremony.


Eligibility:  Student veterans who are currently serving, have been honorably discharged, or ROTC cadets who will be commissioned upon graduation.  Student must be eligible to graduate in Spring 2014.  


Distribution: Cord distribution for spring graduation begins on April 23. Cords are available for pick up in the Veterans Services Center, MSU 262 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. until May 7. Students who are not using GI BILL benefits may be asked to show either a copy of their DD214 (member 4 copy) or a valid military identification card.  ROTC cadets must show proof that they will be commissioned upon graduation.


This cord is provided to you by Kutztown University's Office of Veterans Services. Please contact the Veterans Services Center either by email at or by calling (610) 683-4228 with any questions.

Veterans Services


Military Club and Veterans Services 5K Challenge - Many thanks to all who participated and supported the Military Club's Inaugural Keystone Wounded Warrior Run/Walk.  The race was a huge success with 307 participants and $3500 raised for a worthy organization!  As promised, the Office of Veterans Services will award a 'mystery' prize to the KU office or department that had the most runners and/or walkers participating in the race.  If your office or department participated in the race please email a list of all participants (KU employees and student employees) to no later than this Friday, 4/25.  Names will be verified from the completed registration forms. The winning office will be announced next week.

Veterans Services


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



Charles Hanlon will screen his hour-long documentary "Travel Magic" on April 24 at 7 p.m. in room 120 of the Sharadin Arts Building.  The screening is free and open to the public.  Hanlon spent three months in his vehicle making two trips across the country to capture footage for the film which serves as his honors project.  Driving more than 8,000 miles, he and a variety of friends and hitchhikers traversed 31 states interviewing what he calls "America's wanderers."  Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food or monetary donation for the Greater Reading Food Bank. 

Watch the trailer for "Travel Magic."



Kutztown Community Partnership and the Off Campus Advisory Council invite Kutztown University students, faculty staff and families to the annual Kutztown Community Block Party, Sunday, April 27 on West Main Street, Kutztown from Constitution Blvd. to Whiteoak Street from 12 - 4 p.m.  The event will feature a new author's pavilion sponsored by Firefly Bookstore.  Four authors will be available each hour of the Block Party for book signings and Q & A. On the main stage local acoustic favorites Bob Sica and Aaron Fritz and group performers Kumare and Generation Gap.  Attractions include a petting zoo, dunk tank, Tumble 'N Bounce tropical moon bounce house, rock climbing wall, Plein Air Exhibit and the returning Mad Science of Lehigh Valley Educational Workshop, and children's arts display & crafts stations. The Block Party features an array of vendors offering a spectrum of activities from children's games and interactive readings to a live Zumba & cross-fit demonstration class. In addition to our favorite local eateries, community members can peruse an assortment of homemade baked goods & crafts, including custom jewelry and accessories, home décor, and local art exhibits as well as participate in raffles and contests.

Jerry W. Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach




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