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Feb 20, 2014


The Daily Brief

Last week The O'Pake Field House was packed with more than 100 students from the Kutztown Area School District for the 28th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD).  Student-athletes and coaches from various KU sports such as bowling, lacrosse, softball, tennis, golf, field hockey, volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming, cheerleading, and track and field were in attendance to teach the participants the mechanics of the sport. The kids also got opportunities to play games and put their new found skills to use against KU's student-athletes.

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An Evening with Benjamin Jealous: We Got What We Fought For, But We Lost What We Had
Friday, Feb. 28, 7:30 pm, Schaeffer Auditorium, Tickets: Free, Reserved Seating, Seating is Limited.
Tickets available at the McFarland Student Union Information Center, by phone at 610-683-4092 or online (service fees apply).

From Brown v. Board of Education to mass incarceration, Benjamin Jealous recounts a watershed conversation with his almost century-old grandmother about how young Black Americans came to be the most murdered generation in the country and the most incarcerated generation on the planet. He explains the untold risks in the related trends for all Americans, including the hidden connection between skyrocketing public university tuition and swollen prison populations. In closing, he outlines the way forward toward a less incarcerated, better educated, and more prosperous nation.


The Kutztown University Dance Team will perform at the Philadelphia 76ers game versus the Sacramento Kings on March 12 at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia.  The team's performance is scheduled to begin between 6:15-6:30 p.m.  Tickets are still available for the game.  For more information contact Jamie Reagan at



The KU Department of Music will hold its annual Faculty Scholarship Recital on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  Faculty soloists and ensembles will present a variety of music featuring Darius Milhaud's Creation of the World. "Milhaud's Création du Monde was the first and remains the best jazz piece from a classical European composer." - Dave Brubeck.   Students $2.  Adults $20.   610-683-4550

Department of Music

This week's MSU Movie Series film is Gravity which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and 8 PM. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.



"Strides for Health" is an eight-week self-directed walking program designed to help you improve your level of fitness through walking/running.  This program is designed for those walking at home and their partners and does not replace the "Walk & Talk" program.  Registration for the program begins on Monday, 02/24 and end on Friday, 02/28/14.    Registration and program information can be found on H.R. Website (click on + sign).  Employees covered under Highmark Blue Shield (NON-PEBTF) will earn 25 points for Healthy U upon completion of the program.

Jean E. Adam, Benefits Manager



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)