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April 3, 2014


The Daily Brief

Professor Patricia Brenner led a group of counseling students on a tour of the Fairview Counseling Play and Therapy Center in Reading, Pa., during spring break. Elizabether Gonzalez, owner and director, introduced clinicians to the students before the tour began. Clinicians provided overviews of their professional backgrounds and examples of how they implement play therapy with children, teens, families and adults. The counseling students were able to discuss various aspects of the sites 'play room' and learn about play therapy techniques and interventions.


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7 a.m. - 3 p.m.                  Entrance to Parking Lot E2 at the Student Rec Center closed
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.                  Collegiate Corporate Challenge, MSU
11 a.m.                                 Veterans Services Center Open House and Community Covenant Ceremony, MSU 250
11 a.m.                                 First Thursday!  Professor Evan Summer, Sharadin 120
11 a.m.                                 Philosophy Club - Descartes Duped?, MSU 323
11 a.m.                                 Jerry Brown and Django, OM 28
11 a.m.                                 Using Social Media in Your Job Search, MSU 116
1 p.m.                                   Baseball vs. Lincoln (DH), North Campus Field
3:30 p.m.                             Men's Tennis vs Caldwell, Keystone Courts
4 p.m.                                   University Senate Meeting, AF 101
4:30 p.m.                             Smoking Cessation Class, 610-376-8669 for location
5:30 p.m.                             MBA Reception, MSU 322
7 p.m.                                   David Livewell Reading, Georgian Room OM



Community Corner coming to the Daily Brief - On Fridays the Daily Brief will now publish the Community Corner beginning tomorrow.  This section is for you to advertise various community events about which you wish to inform the KU campus.  This section will only be published on Fridays and is for NON PROFIT local community groups only.  We will not publish advertising for businesses. 



The Black Flame Dance Team will hold their Black Flame Showcase on Friday, April 4 in Schaeffer Auditorium. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the performance begins at 8:30 p.m.  Admission is $4.




Expert Needed - The Morning Call is doing a story on shadow banking and is looking for an expert to discuss this in a phone interview.  If you are willing and able to speak on this topic please email me at  The reporter's deadline is today.



Tomorrow is Spirit Day.  Wear your maroon and gold and watch for our Spirit Day photographer.  The person showing the most spirit tomorrow may wind up on Monday's Daily Brief!



Today Only - $5.00 T-shirts!  As many of you know, the KU Student Bookstore is about to undergo an exciting renovation this summer.  In preparation for moving out of our store during construction, we're going to be offering some "Wrecking Good Deals" in the upcoming weeks.  Today only, stop by and stock up on ten different styles of T-shirts that are on sale for $5.00! Stay tuned for more great deals, coming your way.


Kutztown University's Office of Veterans Services invites students, faculty, staff and community members to join them for their Veterans Center open house, on Thursday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to noon in the McFarland Student Union room 250. Light refreshments and dessert will be provided.  To commemorate the event, elected officials and members of the community will sign the Armed Forces Community Covenant, which outlines six pillars of support for veterans in the areas of education, jobs, health, family, leadership and housing. The pillars have been established by the 'Got Your 6' campaign, as a means to bridge the civilian-military divide in the U.S.

Veterans Services


Study Abroad Scholarship Recipient - Congratulations KU student Rebecca Vanhorn on receiving a PASSHE Study Abroad Award for her spring 2014 study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence, France! Rebecca was previously awarded a CCIS study abroad scholarship, too.

The PASSHE Study Abroad Award is for students receiving a PHEAA or Pell grant and applications are accepted for semester and short-term study abroad programs. Find more information about this and other study abroad scholarships at

Nicole Becker, assistant director, International Admissions



The Office of Admissions would like to thank the campus community for assisting in making Accepted Student Day a success.  Last Saturday we hosted our second of three events and had 901 attendees (336 students and 565 family members).  We appreciate everyone's participation at the event and in all of the preparations prior to the event.   You can see great photos and comments at #KUACCEPTED on Twitter.  We look forward to the next Accepted Student Day on Saturday, April 12.   Thank you again for your support and participation!
      Nancy D. Wunderly, Director of Admissions



"The Anonymous People" Addiction touches so many lives.  KU will host a limited Berks County showing of the movie followed by a panel discussion on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6-9 pm, Boehm Lecture Hall 145.  This event is FREE and OPEN to campus and local communities.  To reserve your seat please visit



Please join me in congratulating the following students who participated in the 2014 Business Idea Challenge, hosted by Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industries and have been chosen as finalists:

•1.       NO-OVIKU (OVI stands for Operating a Vehicle under Impact) by Erika Sallavanti, Cameron Lipnicky, and Katelyn Tatum. It is a transportation service that drives college students to/from social events.

•2.       Rental's R'Us by Tristan Winkler, Michael Weiss, and Nick Fulop. It is a rental business that rents electronics to college students.

•3.       GeoCampus by Ryan Sabitina, Seiya Marin, Daneesha Davis, Odalis Matos and Kyle Stagg.  It is a business that offers a mobile app free of charge to students to help them locate classrooms.


These students will give presentations to a panel of judges on Thursday, April 3rd at the Chamber in Reading and the award ceremony will be hold April 17th.  Please kindly excuse their absence and allow them to make up missed classwork. If you are interested in attending their presentations and the award ceremony to show your support, please email Dr. Sue Kong at for information.

Dr. Sue Kong, College of Business



Please remind Fine Art majors that the Fine Arts Department will host 'Big Art Day' on Thursday, April 10, from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Sharadin Arts Building, room 120. During the event, current Fine Art majors and alumni will have the opportunity to network and share their accomplishments and plans for the future. This year's presenters are alumni Carissa DiCindio '99, the curator of education at the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Daniel Finsel '06, an installation and performance artist represented by Richard Telles Fine Art in Los Angeles; and Celena Sinko '05 who works as a still life and prop stylist for Macy's in their marketing division. The event is free and open to the public.



The University Senate Meeting will take place today, April 3rd  at 4:00pm in AF 101. The complete agenda and attachments are linked to the Senate home page at:

Deryl Johnson, University Senate President



Open Forum on KU's Academic Warning, Probation, and Dismissal Policy - The Academic Standards and Policies Committee is seeking public comments on KU Policy ACA-042 Academic Warning, Probation, and Dismissal.  Faculty and students are encouraged to attend. Open forums will be held on Tuesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 10 in AF Room 201 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Policy can be found here:

Kenneth Danielson, chair, Academic Standards and Policies Committee



JOB OPENINGS: The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.





Posting End Date: 4/7/2014


Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to

Human Resources



Please encourage students to apply for an APSCUF-KU Student Scholarship.  Applications are due this Friday, April 4th to the APSCUF Office in Old Main 203A. We have received very few applications this year.  APSCUF-KU will award five $500.00 scholarships to returning undergraduate students for Fall 2014. Selection will be based on financial need, academic excellence, and extracurricular involvement.  Previous recipients of the scholarship are not eligible to reapply. For further information and link to the application please visit: or contact the APSCUF-KU office: or 610-683-4277.

Greg Setliff, Chair, APSCUF-KU Student Liaison Committee



This week's MSU Movie Series film is "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.



The following Honors Program students will be attending the PASSHE Student Honors Conference in Harrisburg, Pa. on April 7. Please excuse: Ashley Crawford, Matthew Bello, Brittaney Eshbach, Kelly Esslinger, Alyssa Blasko, Heather Browne.  Although attendance at the conference requires their absence from your class, the students understand that it is their responsibility to make up any assignments or exams that they may miss at your convenience.

Johanna Forte, Honors Program Director



Thursday, April 3 - Baseball vs. Lincoln (PA) (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Thursday, April 3 - Men's Tennis vs. Caldwell - 3:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Friday, April 4 - Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, April 5 - Women's Golf Hosts KU Spring Invitational - All Day (Berkleigh Golf Club)

Saturday, April 5 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio