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Feb 12, 2014


The Daily Brief


Kutztown University will induct 70 into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines - a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.

View the complete list of inductees


The dogs are back! Come and get some puppy love! Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6 to 7 p.m., MSU Multipurpose Room.  Our first pet therapy day was a huge success, and we now have eight dogs scheduled to visit us again! If you miss your dog or just want some time to chill out with a furry friend, please come and get some "canine therapy!"  There will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around, so bring your friends and have some fun! This event is open to students, faculty and staff.

Aimee Adams, assistant professor, Counseling & Psychological Services



Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Reception - The Department of Business Administration invites you to join them on Wednesday, Feb.  26 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about the MBA program.  Meet current MBA students, faculty who teach in the MBA program, and the College of Business Associate Dean,  Dr. Martha Geaney.  The reception will be held in the MSU 312.  If you are interested in attending, please register online at . We hope that you can join us!

Martha Geaney , associate dean, College of Business



Student Organization Advisement Opportunity - Each student organization on campus is required to have a KU faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor to the group.  On occasion, there is a student organization in need of an advisor.  Currently there are two organizations that are trying to form and are seeking an advisor: Save Our Whales and Baton Twirling Club. If you are interested in this volunteer role, please contact Leah Cassellia at

Leah M. Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement



The next meeting for UCC for this year will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in 250 MSU.  The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Thurs., Feb. 13.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC secretary, Bethany French, in the Provost's Office, 309 Stratton Admin.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at x3-1312. 

 Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee



The Office of Conference Services is hiring students to serve on the Conference Services Staff Team for the summer of 2014.  This is an opportunity for students to work/learn/live with people of many diversified backgrounds.  Good benefits (includes housing and meals) and pay.  Applications are due by Feb. 19, and can be picked up in the Office of Conference Services (Education House) or on-line at   Feel free to have your students contact Terry Sitler or Honey Svoboda in the Office of Conference Services (x31359) with questions.

Terry L. Sitler, director, Conference Services



TB Testing Postponed:  Please inform your students that the TB testing that was scheduled for this week has been postponed until next week due to the anticipated bad weather for Thursday.  The testing will be offered 9:00 - 12:00 on Tuesday (2/18) and the results will be read Thursday (2/20). 

William Lendzinski, assistant  director, Clinical Services



Cultural Anthropology on the Web - At this week's Anthropology Club meeting, Dr. Bill Donner presents, "Digital Heritage:  Multimedia Ethnography in the Solomon Islands".  As traditional cultures are changed by contact with higher-technology cultures, many aspects of their heritage can be studied, preserved and shared using modern, web-based archival techniques.  Dr. Donner will discuss his digital ethnographic record of Sikaiana Island in the South Pacific.  Come and join us at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in OM 28.  Light refreshments will be served.

David Webb, advisor, KU Anthropology Club



This Friday, Feb. 14 the Kutztown University Department of Social Work will hold its Second Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment: Immigrants and Families. This conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the MSU Multi-Purpose Room 218. All students are invited to attend and all professors are asked to encourage student attendance. Please direct any questions or concerns to Katherine Pritchett (, event coordinator, or Dr. Barth Yeboah, supervising faculty (


The Department of Modern Language Studies and the German Students' Organization are sponsoring a speaking engagement "International Business in PA." The guest speaker is Wilfred Muskens, Deputy Secretary for International Business Development in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.  He will speak about PA's international business development programs and activities.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, DF 210, 11 a.m. Please see the flier:

Lynn Marie Kutch, Ph.D.



Wednesday, Feb. 12 - Women's and Men's Track and Field hosts the Golden Bear Multi - 4 p.m. (O'Pake Field House)

Thursday, Feb. 13 - Women's and Men's Track and Field hosts the Golden Bear Multi - 9 a.m. (O'Pake Field House)

Friday, Feb. 14 - Wrestling vs. Shippensburg - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, February 15 - Women's and Men's Basketball vs. Millersville - 1 & 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats - W | Live Stats - M | Live Audio | Live Video