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Feb 17, 2014


The Daily Brief



Mrs. Linda Cliatt-Wayman '83, KU Alumna and Innovative Educator will speak here tonight, Feb. 17. Mrs. Wayman left her job as Assistant Superintendent of all 52 Philadelphia High schools to lead a merger of three rival high schools and turn Strawberry Mansion High School into a safe place of learning. Her accomplishments were featured in an emotional three part series on ABC's Nightline and World News Report. (View Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)  She was also a keynote speaker at the 2013 Pennsylvania Conference for Women in Philadelphia. Program will be held at 6 p.m. in MSU Alumni Auditorium 183. All are welcome and extra credit could be given to students who attend.

Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center



Staff Appreciation/Greek Out - Join us at the basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 19 for our annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Night, Dean's List Night and our first GREEK OUT at KU Basketball.  Wear your KU gear, your Greek letters and show your pride! Game begins at 5:30 p.m.!

Alta M. Hart, Intercollegiate Athletics



Please attend our next pet therapy session from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday Feb. 20 in the MSU Multipurpose Room. 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



Kutztown University intends to review the Hazard Mitigation Plan update and the planning process at a special meeting to be held on Thursday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Academic Forum room 103.  More information can be found at  



Tired of the cold and snow? Transport yourself to the warm climate of Ghana with a wonderful performance Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer auditorium by the KU African Percussion ensemble featuring Ghanaian dancer Nani Agbeli. A spirited mix of singing, drumming, and amazing dancing is in store. Mr. Agbeli's appearance is made possible by the Association of Campus Events, the Commission on the Status of Minorites, the Multicultural Center, and KU Percussion Studies. Free and open to everyone, so invite students and friends to join you!

R. Todd Rober, Department of Music



Due to the weather, the CET Conversation on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13, is postponed to Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in Rohrbach Library, 100B. Dr. Ed Nieves will serve as the facilitator on the topic of Engaging and retaining a diverse student body, and all faculty, staff and students are invited to join us.

CET Advisory Board


In response to faculty and student concerns regarding missed day classes due to weather conditions. (Night classes have already been scheduled for make-up)


It is the responsibility of faculty to ensure that coursework missed because of weather related class cancellations will be adequately covered during the time remaining in the semester.  We ask that you continue to communicate to students any substantive change in your original course syllabi, such as a change in weighting of assignments, or a change in the type or number of assignments, with a copy to your department chair and Dean. 


Possible make up methods include but are not limited to: using on-line technology, additional course assignments; face-to-face the following Tuesday or Thursday at 11:00, or another time that works for the faculty member and ALL of the students.  Plans for make-up should not create conflict with regularly scheduled course times.


If you make the decision to use the Tuesday/Thursday at 11:00 time slot or any other time slot, it will be the responsibility of the faculty member to inform the department chair who in turn will submit the information to Ms. Shanna Youse to enter into room scheduler.  This allows the reservation of the room as an academic need instead of an event.   It is the faculty member's responsibility to ensure that all students in the class are informed of and agreed to the make-up date and time.


I kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility with the students in meeting the class expectations.

Carlos Vargas, Provost and Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs



Think Spring! Spring Willingness, that is. While the snow is falling and you take a break from shoveling, please participate in Spring Willingness to Serve for appointments to University committees beginning Fall 2014 by visiting this site: . To log in, you will use your full KU email address as your username, and your KU Windows password for your password.  Please be aware that you can only submit this form once.  This form is open from now until Friday, February 28, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.  The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging in to KUnited, click on "My Tools" and then "Requests" and then "Forms".  Thank you for your willingness to serve! Please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at or x3-4867.  Any questions that are Senate-specific can be sent to

University Senate



Monday, February 17 - Wrestling vs. Shippensburg - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Wednesday, February 19 - Women's and Men's Basketball vs. Lock Haven - 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Saturday, February 22 - Track and Field Hosts Last Chance Invitational - 8:00 a.m. (O'Pake Field House) Saturday, February 22 - Women's and Men's Basketball vs. Shippensburg - 1 & 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena)