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Feb 19, 2014


The Daily Brief

Facilities Staff 

Pictured Above:  Some of the many KU Facilities staff who have helped us through the Winter of 2013-2014.

To the men and women of the Kutztown University Facilities Department:

I would like to personally extend my sincerest gratitude and have you know that we are all thankful for your efforts in keeping our campus operable during this historic winter!  You have gone above and beyond this season and are a true example of what makes KU such a great place.  Thank you all so much for what you do!

                Josée Vachon Cevallos


Professor, poet, scholar, author and activist Ewuare Osayande will present "Being Black in the 21st Century" at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 19, in Academic Forum room 102. The event is hosted by Dr. Ellesia Blaque of Kutztown's Department of English.  Audience members will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session, immediately followed by an open mike session. Students, faculty, staff and community members can join Osayande for a meet and greet at 6 p.m. in the Academic Forum food court, followed by a poetry slam at 7 p.m. Osayande, of Camden, N.J., is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, the founder of Talking Drum Communications and director of People Organized Working to Eradicate Racism (POWER).  His latest book of poems is entitled "Whose America?"


Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos in an open meeting on February 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in Academic Forum, room 201.  Dr. Cevallos welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.

Kim Petrosky, Office of the President



The Career Development Center will be hosting a Graduate School Fair in the McFarland Student Union (MSU 218) Multipurpose Room today, Feb. 19, from 12 - 3 p.m. The event will feature thirty-five universities and colleges, including Kutztown University, in attendance to inform prospective students about their graduate school programs.



GIS in History and Archaeology - The KU Anthropology Club welcomes Ms. Noël Strattan, who works at the Bureau for Historic Preservation in Harrisburg.  She will be visiting KU campus on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in OM 28 to talk about the BHP's recent launch of their CR-GIS, or Cultural Resource Geographic Information System. It is a geographical database to help track archaeological and historical sites all over Pennsylvania. We welcome any students or faculty from related disciplines who may want to attend, especially those who plan to work with GIS or cultural resource management in the future. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Webb ( or the Anthropology Club advisor, Dr. Webb (, with any questions.

David Webb, advisor, KU Anthropology Club


Student, staff and faculty volunteers needed to help with the World Languages Meet, Thursday, March 27 (7:45 am - 4 pm).  We are expecting 120 high school students and their teachers for our second annual recruitment event that includes a language skills competitions, an interactive tour, a careers showcase and placement testing.  We are looking for individuals to assist with the following: the reception/information desk, organizing awards, the opening and closing ceremonies, timekeeping and/or scorekeeping, the Campus Challenge (interactive campus tours), judging, and placement testing.  Interested students may sign up here.  Faculty / Staff who are interested may contact Deanne Cobb-Zygadlo at or extension -65865.


Improv at Tertulia!  Today, Feb. 19, at 3 pm, join us in DF210 and join in the fun of Spanish language improv/role-plays.  This event is open to all members of the KU community who are learning Spanish or who speak Spanish either as a heritage/native speaker or as a second language speaker.   Join an impromptu improv team and test your Spanish dialogue skills!  

Deanne Cobb-Zygadlo, Director, Language Resource Center




The following Professional Writing majors will be completing the required Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam on Friday, Feb. 21, from 1-5 p.m. Please excuse them from any missed classes and allow them to make up any missed work. Lindsey Brown, Tyler Buranich, Zachary Campbell, Nick Carson, Reid Cashour, James Christian, Jennifer Cleary, Madison Crouthamel, Laura Dillon, Jessica Frederick, Rashida Jones, Kelly Kempf, Angela Kessler, Ryan Kramer, Todd Kress, Lindsay Lyon, Ashley Magliane, Will Muller, Jerin Oberdorf, Zach Payne, Britni Petruska, Brittany Powell, Jessica Serrenti, Dalia Shehata, Alyssa Shields, Devin Shingle, Erika Solorzano, Mackenzie Whitehair, Todd Whitt, Danielle Williams.

Anthony C. Bleach, coordinator, Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam



Please excuse the following students from class Thursday afternoon and Friday as they will be attending the Eastern Sociological Society's annual conference in Baltimore , Md.  Please allow them to make up any work they will miss: Patrick Dietrich, Lisa Drusedum, Alley White, Maraya Bowen, Alyssa DeLuca, Jessica Stamm, Alicia Carson, Lenielle Martin.  Thank you.

Dr. Timothy O'Boyle, Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology/Sociology



Chase away the winter blues with a performance of Piazzolla's "Spring" (following "Winter," as is we hope it will) performed by  DUO TERLANO, along with Gypsy music by Haydn, Fantasy pieces by Fuchs, and a Prelude with Spanish flair by Cassado.  KU Music Department cellist Marie-Aline Cadieux is joined by violinist Johannes Dietrich and pianist Gregory Strohman for a recital at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St. in Fleetwood,  Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Marie-Aline Cadieux, professor, Music



Travel Around the World: Butter - Please come and join the Multicultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 20 as they present the next program in the Travel Around The World series. This is a cultural program that gives you the history of a food, some fun facts and a sampling of some recipes, this time made with butter. This will be held in the Multicultural Center in room 104 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Recipes of food sampling provided. All are welcome!

Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center




Staff Appreciation/Greek Out - Join us at the basketball game tonight 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


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

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