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Feb 24, 2014


The Daily Brief


The Department of Criminal Justice is delighted to announce that Gary Cordner received the Bruce Smith Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences on Friday.  This award is given to one who has demonstrated leadership in the administration of criminal justice as an academic and/or professional discipline in a manner which reflects the highest standards of integrity and performance. The award recognizes a person who has been actively involved in criminal justice research or other endeavor which has made substantial contributions to the emerging body of knowledge in criminal justice.



You are invited to:  Concussion: Separating Fact from Fiction - March 4 (Tuesday) from 11:00 - 12:00 in the MSU Alumni Auditorium-183. The needs of those with brain injuries are complex and change over time.  Learn more about concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) from Deborah Delgado, TBI Project Director of the Disability Rights Network of PA, and Rennie Sacco, Director of Sports Medicine Services at KU, along with a panel of students who have experienced brain injury.

Disability Services


The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is hosting its fourth event in the 2013-2014 Conversations on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning series on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in RL 100B.  This conversation's topic is Engaging and retaining a diverse student body, and Ed Nieves (Academic Enrichment) will serve as the facilitator. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us.

E. Gil Clary for the CET Advisory Board



Friday, March 7 is the Commission on Human Diversity's 4th Annual Diversity Conference. This year's theme is:  Pride & Prejudice:  GLBTQA Issues Today!  A schedule of events can be found at this webpage: Students, staff, faculty, and the public are welcome to attend!  You do not have to attend the entire day.  If you are only available for ½ day or even just one of the sessions - please join us!!!!  The same link may be used for registration.   Please contact me with any questions at x3-4923 or

Jerry W. Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach



Faculty, Staff and Administrators are invited for a "Snow Day Make-up" time of fellowship, prayer for KU and lunch at the Dining Hall, Conference Room "B" on Thursday, March 13 anytime between 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend! 

Christine Lottes

Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos in an open meeting on Feb. 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



KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. in MSU 323.    Zachary Groff, KU alumnus, will present Plato's Couplings: how to hook up with Forms on the relation of participating in the Forms.

Phoenix Strouse, President   Allan Bäck, Advisor 


As a reminder, Deans, Chairs, and Faculty can now email or contact the office at 3-4007 to alert CASA about students who are struggling academically.  The name of the student and the concern should be included in the email.  Students will then be contacted by their assigned coordinator and offered additional support.  Referrals can be made based on grades, absences, behavior, or any other concern.  CASA will support them through meetings, referrals to Academic Coaches and Tutoring Services, as well as other campus resources. 

Andrea Kirshman, D.Ed., Associate Provost



The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m., in MSU 157, to consider the curricular proposals on its February agenda, which can be found online at Individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise. Thank you.

R.S. Schaeffer, Chair, University Curriculum Committee



Please excuse the following students from classes on Tuesday, Feb. 25, as they will be on a field trip to the Pennsylvania State Archives for their Introduction to Public History course.  Please allow them to make up any work they will miss: Mark Truex, Chris Valleri, Erich Lenz, Liama Goodrich, Dan Quinn, Greg Hoffert, and Brian Miller.  Thank you.

Dr. Michael P. Gabriel, Professor, Department of History





Congratulations to both the women's and men's basketball teams on securing spots in the PSAC playoffs.