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Feb 27, 2014


The Daily Brief


Dr. Cevallos, Dr. Shively and Dr. Chambliss at the Faculty Recognition Ceremony Feb. 24

Dr. Kim Shively, associate professor of anthropology and sociology, was presented a Chambliss Faculty Research Award on Feb. 24.  Shively was one of two Chambliss Award recipients. Congratulations to her on this prestigious award!  Read her entire story here.


Art Auction Exhibition: Get a preview of the art in the Honors Club's 4th Annual Art Auction on Friday, Feb. 28 in MSU 223 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Bid early & support the Kutztown Middle School Art Program.


Then join us for the 4th Annual Art Auction: Bid on 90+ pieces of art to support the Kutztown Middle School Art Program (sponsored by the Honors Program Honors Club). Free Refreshments & Entertainment. Friday, Feb. 28 from 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Bear's Den.

Johanna Forte, director, Honors Program


This week's MSU Movie Series film is Thor 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.



Calling all procrastinators: Spring Willingness to Serve ends Friday, Feb. 28 at 4:30 p.m. Please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees: .  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.  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! If you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at or x3-4867.  Any questions that are Senate-specific can be sent to

Jennifer Schlegel, chairperson, Committee on Committees


As we quickly approach the mid-point of the Spring 2014 semester, we would like to remind our campus community that the Office of Distance Education is continuing to offer "brown bag" sessions to departments and groups. These sessions are informal gatherings to discuss both the technical and methodological sides of using D2L for your online or face-to-face classes. Meeting times are flexible, and sessions are typically hosted by the interested departments or groups. As always, interested individuals may host in their office, or can visit the Academic Forum, room 205. Please contact Jim Brenneck at x3-4636 or for more information. 



Horton Hears KU - A discussion of the Man, the Message, and the Methodology: Join us on Tuesday, March 4th, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., in MSU room 312 for this casual event with food, drinks, and relaxed conversation that is open to all faculty, students, and staff. The discussion will be led by KU's very own self-described Seuss Nerd, Dr. Carol Watson. More information can be found on the Rohrbach Library's blog at:

Karen Wanamaker



I'm pleased to announce the launch of the revised and updated Keystone website.  It is available here.  You will find dozens of student-written articles on this website.  You will also find that it is extremely mobile-friendly.  We also maintain an announcements website that is available here.  You will find KU-related announcements posted to this site.  We are in the process of changing the template to match the main site.  We promote all of our web articles through Facebook and Twitter.  We are also working on a downloadable app that will enable our followers to link directly to the website through smart phones and tablets.  Stay tuned for that.  You will also notice that the banner and logo for the newspaper have been updated.  Those updates are most readily visible at the top of the print edition, but you will also see the logo as our avatar on Facebook and Twitter. As always, we invite student-and faculty-written contributions.  Feel free to send them directly to me and I will forward them to my staff.  Please send any story leads my way, as well. It has been a very good year at The Keystone; we have made great strides toward serving campus as effectively as possible.

                Mike Downing



The Corazón Lastimado: Healing the Wounded HeartTM survivor art exhibit offers visual testimony to the impact of sexual violence in our lives by offering survivors and those who work with them wooden hearts to use as vehicles of expression and healing. Berks Women in Crisis invites advocates and survivors of sexual assault to visit the KU Women's Center, 126 Old Main, to pick up a wooden heart to decorate for the exhibit. The hearts will be on display through-out Berks County during the month of April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Contact Grace Hill ( for more information.




Tuesday, March 11, 3 p.m., McFarland Student Union 183
A panel of women leaders with disabilities meet to discuss their struggles and accomplishments. Betsy Valnes is founding Executive Director for National Youth Leadership Network. Josie Badger, Ms. Wheelchair America 2012 works for the Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center as Youth Coordinator for the Family to Family Grant. Kathryn Buschan worked as a teacher supervisor, project coordinator, and a special education teacher for students with emotional challenges in NJ. Moderated by Staci Forrest.  Contact Grace Hill ( for more information. 


First Round Basketball Playoff Games - Please note both games are being played on the road. 

Broadcast information is below.

Sat. March 1, 1 p.m.  Women's Basketball AT Shippensburg

Live Stats             Live Video           Live Audio


Sat. March 1, 2 p.m. Men's Basketball AT Bloomsburg

Live Stats             Live Video           Live Audio