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April 29, 2014


The Daily Brief


On Monday, April 21, Professor Nurczynski took her Travel Writing Students (Professional Writing WRI 325) to Crystal Cave. The day was beautiful, the cave staff was welcoming and a great time was had by all. After field trip, they will be completing a writing assignment designed to illustrate the different ways a writer can frame tourist attractions for different markets.


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10 a.m. - 2 p.m.                Rezumania, MSU 202B

11 a.m.                                 Social Media in Your Job Search, MSU250

12 p.m.                                 Create Your Personal Brand, Career Development Center

1 p.m.                                   Asst. VP of Enrollment Mgt. Candidate, MSU 312

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

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



The President's Farewell Open House Reception is tomorrow, Wednesday, April 30 from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. in MSU 218.  It's not too late to RSVP.  Please email

Kim Petrosky, Office of the President



Special Olympics Cancelled - The Berks County Special Olympics scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 is cancelled due to the significant threat of inclement weather.  There is no rain date for this event.  The F-1 parking Lot (behind Stratton Administration Center) and the F-4 Lot (between University Field and the new outdoor basketball courts) will be open for faculty and staff parking.  There will be no shuttle service from Lot A-2 to Stratton. Any questions feel free to contact me at x3-4834. 

               Honey Svoboda, Conference Services



D2L Upgrade - An improved version of Desire2Learn (D2L) is coming on May 10! With the start of the Summer 2014 Session, KU users will be greeted with an enhanced D2L interface that makes  the improvements found in version 10.2 even more user-friendly and intuitive. Please note that D2L will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. through approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014.  



KUR will be speaking to Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania Katie McGinty as part of the "Kutztown Live Pre-Show" at 1:30 p.m., today, April 29. For more information on KUR's initiative to interview the candidates for Governor of Pennsylvania, please visit our website at

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR



Jazz Ensemble II will be presenting its spring concert Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The concert will feature big band works from the swing era and classics as performed by Perez Prado and Count Basie. Free and open to the public.



Please join us in congratulating the Department of Sport Management and Leadership Study's Senior Award Winners:

•·         Outstanding Achievement in Department of Sport Management: Matthew Connors

•·         Outstanding Academic Achievement in Leisure and Sport Studies: Hannah Martin

•·         Outstanding Academic Achievement in Coaching and Athletic Administration: Sarah Connely and Daniel Battaglia

•·         Outstanding Academic Achievement in Health Promotion and Fitness Administration: Andrew Abt and Stephen Enders

•·         Outstanding Research: Hannah Martin

•·         Outstanding Leadership Award: Tyler Corr

•·         Outstanding Intern Award: Kevin Teel

•·         Outstanding Major's Club Service Award: Timothy Szewczak

•·         Overcoming Adversity Award: Tyler Corr and Joseph Dyas

Christine Lottes, professor, Sport Management and Leadership Studies



Baseball clinched a spot in the PSAC playoffs with two wins versus East Stroudsburg over the weekend.  The team will head to Butler, Pa. to take on Seton Hill Wednesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. 



The Kutztown University women's golf team won its season-finale on Sunday afternoon with a 41-stroke win at the East Stroudsburg Invitational at the Glen Brook Golf Club. It is Kutztown's sixth win of the season, tying the single-season school record previously set last season.