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April 4, 2014


The Daily Brief


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


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7 a.m. - 1 p.m.                  Entrance to Lot E2, Student Rec Center parking lot closed
4:15 p.m.                             Noesis:  Mechanism of Pain Relief through Tai Chi and Qigong , MSU 322
7 p.m.                                   Karaoke Night, South Dining Hall
8 p.m.                                   "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" , Alumni Auditorium, MSU
8:30 p.m.                             Black Flame Showcase, Schaeffer Auditorium



Another new Golden Bear!  Please join us in congratulating Head Cheer Team Coach, Crystal Swift and her husband on the birth of their first child, daughter, Pipa Ann Swift.  Pipa was born on March 26 and was 6lbs and 19 inches long.  Congrats to all!

Greg Bamberger, Director of Athletics


Please join us for a screening of Not My Life, a film about slavery in our time, on Tuesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. in Academic Forum 101. Narrated by Glenn Close, Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale. All are welcome. A discussion will follow. More information about the film is available at

Grace M. Hill, Director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center



The Entrepreneurship Club of Kutztown University is hosting a movie screening and Entertainment Industry Entrepreneurship panel in MSU Alumni Auditorium on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event is free and open to all Kutztown staff and students as well as the general public. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. President Dr. Javier F. Cevallos will speak at the event opening and the workshop panel will include: two-time Academy Award winner, Ron Judkins; Greg Sarangoulis, owner of Advantage Point Apartments and Sponsor to Haydenfilms Institute's most recent PSA Festival Showcase; and Hayden Craddolph; Executive Director of Haydenfilms Institute.


Kutztown University's Society of Physics Students will hold its 8th annual 'Cantalobber' contest at noon, on Sunday, April 6 on the north water tower field, located behind Lytle Hall.  For the contest, competitors build mechanical or pneumatic devices and see which contraption can launch a cantaloupe the furthest; past devices have included a trebuchet and air cannons. Prizes are awarded for the farthest set of three throws in each division: mechanical and pneumatic. In addition, T-shirts and food will be available for purchase.  In the mechanical division, teams from the Boy Scout troop #100; Gettysburg College; Kutztown University; Kutztown Senior High School; Lebanon Valley College; Webelos Scouts of pack 58 and individual Logan Streley are scheduled to compete. For the pneumatic division, teams from Muhlenberg University, Kutztown University and Lehigh University are scheduled to compete.

Kutztown University's College of Business will sponsor a program with distinguished alumnus, Mr. Tim Zuber on Tuesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. in DF 100.  Mr. Zuber is KPMG's U.S. Partner-in-Charge of Knowledge and Collaboration Management where he oversees the Firm's strategy, governance, and investments for knowledge and collaboration related matters. He is also responsible nationally for KPMG's Regulatory Center that monitors public policy and regulatory change matters.  Mr. Zuber is a graduate of KPMG's Chairman's 25 leadership program, a member of KPMG's Strategic Investments Council, KPMG's Global Knowledge Steering Committee, and KPMG's Global Think Tank that focuses on longer term strategic themes affecting professional services firms. A 1990 KU graduate, Mr. Zuber credits not only his business degree but his liberal arts education at Kutztown University for his success. He will be on campus all day Tuesday meeting with faculty and students to discuss how teams collaborate and share knowledge to solve problems.  Please join us for his program at 11 am. 

Martha Geaney, Associate Dean, College of Business



Horton Hears KU! A Dynamic Discussion of the Man, the Message, and the Methodology. Next week we're focusing on the social issues behind the "The Sneetches," and what led the great doctor to write about them. Join us on Tuesday, April 8, at 12 p.m. in MSU 312 for snacks and in-depth discussion. Led by a library intern and graduate assistant, this is a great opportunity to offer extra credit, or simply an interesting opportunity to your students. For more information, contact Dale Bond at​


Autism Awareness - The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society will sponsor an informational table in the MSU Lobby on April 15 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Please stop by and learn more about autism that now affects 1 in 68 children. 

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society and Phoenix Group


The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is hosting the sixth and final conversation in the 2013-2014 series on Wednesday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in MSU 157. This conversation's topic is Reflections on the Academic Year: What worked and what did not, and Michelle Sims (Library Science/Instructional Technology), and Lee Weyant (Business Administration) will serve as facilitators. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us.

Gil Clary for the CET



International Week Events: International Week is April 14-18. Information about International Week sessions and events are now online at

International Affairs Committee Conferences, Symposia and Colloquia Taskforce



Spring Graduation Festival - KUSSI is sponsoring the Spring Graduation Festival on April 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room, MSU. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop.  Both undergraduate and graduate students will be able to purchase their caps & gowns, receive graduation tickets, and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with a variety of needs associated with graduation. Students may stop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please call Matt Lowther at x6-4338.

        Matt Lowther, student services coordinator, KUSSI



Mascot Auditions - do you know a student who would make a great mascot?  Encourage them to audition at the KU Mascot Team open tryouts, Monday, April 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in room 200 of the Student Rec Center.  For more information contact or 610.683.4681 ​



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

Sunday, April 6 - Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio



Community Corner - On Fridays the Daily Brief will now publish the Community Corner.  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. 

Girls' Self Defense Seminar, sponsored by Girl Scouts Cadette Troop #1473 and Lehigh Valley Martial Arts (, will be held Friday April 11, 6:45-8 p.m. at the Kutztown Middle School Commons.  Ages 11 and up are invited to attend.  The only cost for participating in the event is a donation of personal care items and/or monetary donations for Berks Women in Crisis.  See for a list of items needed. 

Dr. Laura Sherrod, Assistant Professor of Geology

Join us at Blair Vineyards for a Wine Pairing Fundraiser to benefit the Maiden Creek Watershed Association's fund to purchase much needed sampling supplies. Tickets are required for this event, 21 & over. Come anytime between 11am and 4pm for a tasting of six wines with one cheese and one chocolate pairing. Participants can also take a hike around the vineyard (weather permitting). Cost is $10 a ticket per person (must be 21 or older). Contact us for tickets or tickets will be available at the door the day of the event or at the Sierra Club table at Berks Earth Day (Sunday, April 27 2013) ( For more information leave us a message here or shoot us an email at or give a call at 484-400-6272.

Mark Fiorini, Laboratory Science Technician