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April 25, 2014


The Daily Brief


On Saturday, April 12, five KU Biology students and three faculty members attended the Commonwealth of PA University Biologists' (CPUB) meeting at Bloomsburg University. Shown here from left to right are Dr. Dan Aruscavage, Jessica Huber, Dr. Will Towne, Dr. Cristen Rosch, Crista Kratowicz, and Emily Schell. Ryan Geisler (not shown) also attended. All of the students presented their research, and the following won awards in their sessions: Sarah Kropf, who worked with Dr. Matthew Stone and two other students, won first place for her platform presentation; Ryan Geisler, who worked with Dr. Towne, won second place for his platform presentation; and Emily Schell, who worked with Dr. Rosch, won second place for her poster. Also recognized at the meeting were KU students Andrew Houck, who won a research grant from CPUB, and E. Justin Warren, who received KU's CPUB Outstanding Student Award for 2014.      


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11 a.m.                 Bearfest 36 Blood Drive, DMZ

1 p.m.                   Spring Sports Fest - Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH), North Campus Field

2 - 10 p.m.          Bearfest 36, DMZ

2:30 p.m.             Spring Sports Fest - Softball vs. Bloomsburg (DH), North Campus Field

3 p.m.                   Hazard Mitigation Plan Risk Assessment Meeting, 103AF

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

8 p.m.                   Lizards, Rickenbach Theatre

8 p.m.                   That Awkward Moment movie, MSU Auditorium



Carol Brunner will be leaving the Copy Center effective today, April 25.  Until a replacement is hired, please continue to use Carol's email, and all mail will be forwarded to Barb Miller.  Barb and Rob Gottlund will be filling in at the Copy Center until further notice.  We would like to thank Carol for her service and wish her the best in her new position. 

Barb Miller, Kutztown Publishing Company



Shoofly Literary Magazine Launch, 2015 on Thursday, May 1,  at 7 p.m. in MSU 250 (The Presidents' Room).  Join us as students read original fiction, poetry, and drama selections published in this year's magazine.  Complimentary copies of the magazine and refreshments will be available.  Contact Professor Jeffrey Voccola,, for more information.

Jeffrey Voccola, director of Professional Writing


Please join our CONNECTIONS Team in welcoming more than 100 new KU students who will be attending fall transfer orientation today, April 25. In addition to learning more about academic and student life, students will also meet with academic advisors and register for fall classes. Other activities include housing tours, tutorials and panel discussions for both students and families.

Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of Student Orientation



10th Annual KU Composition Conference a Success! - 177 students, parents, professors and friends came out to hear 45 student-writers share their work at the 10th annual KU Composition Conference, Thursday, April 17.  Thirteen panels ran over three sessions in MSU.  Writers shared researched projects, personal narratives, original studies, and multi-modal compositions.  In addition, our featured panel included four graduate and undergraduate students addressing our theme, "Transitions," in a roundtable discussion of the transitions we make as writers and thinkers from high school to college, from college to graduate school, and from school to careers.  We'd like to thank the planning committee-Moe Folk, Kathy Hartman, Kevin Mahoney, Amanda Morris, Patty Pytleski, and Carissa Pokorny-Golden-English Department Chair Janice Chernekoff, and all of the professors and students who helped to make this celebration of our students' writing such a great success.

Kristina Fennelly & Amy Lynch-Biniek, Conference Co-Chairs



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 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




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




Pharmaceutical Collection - Free to Berks County Residents. Pharmaceutical Collection on Saturday, April 26 from 8am-2pm at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School located at 600 Governor St., Shillington, PA. Accepted items would be unwanted or expired prescriptions, over the counter medication or veterinary issued medications. Please leave in original containers with labels on it. Personal information may be blackened out with marker. They will be disposed of in environmentally friendly manner.  No syringes or needles will be accepted. For more information call 610-478-6362 or go to the site


Berks Women in Crisis Events:

May 24:  BWIC's Annual Flapjack Breakfast at Applebee's, 3050 N. 5th Street Highway, Reading, from 8-10am. Tickets are $7 or $5 for children under 10. Proceeds benefit BWIC's Walk A Mile In Her Shoes(R). See Karen for tickets.


May 28:  A Call to Men Workshop on Engaging Men & Boys to end violence against women and girls; sponsored by BWIC and Centro Hispano, from 10am-4pm at the McGlinn Conference Center, adjacent to Alvernia University. Ted Bunch from A Call to Men is the workshop leader. Male community members are encouraged to attend. Registration is free and includes lunch.


May 29:  A Call to Men Community Breakfast sponsored by BWIC and Centro Hispano. Keynote speaker: Ted Bunch from A Call to Men. Fantastic breakfast buffet from 7:30am - 9:00am at the Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing. Tickets are $25; the proceeds benefit BWIC's Outreach to Men & Boys.


June 21:  WIC's fourth annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes® fundraising event; registration begins at 10:00am at the VF Parking Lot (behind the Wells Fargo Bank) on Park Road, Wyomissing. The Walk begins at 11:00am and ends on Penn Avenue at Art on the Avenue, West Reading, which runs from 11:00am-6:00pm. Registration is free and all participants are encouraged to collect pledges for BWIC.