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Feb 28, 2014


The Daily Brief

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

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



Senior Class & Graduate Student commencement speaker applications are due Monday, March 3
Please click here for details and an application.  


Pride & Prejudice, Pre-conference film and discussion:  "HEDWIG and the Angry Inch."  Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m., MSU 183:   A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs.  Discussion to follow by Professors Curt Herr and Alan Hines.   All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend!

Jerry W. Schearer, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach



Horton Hears KU - A discussion of Theodor Seuss Geisel: 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



Dan Savage, founder of the anti-bullying YouTube campaign "It Gets Better Project," which provides hope for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) people facing harassment, will present "Savage Love Live" at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 in Schaeffer Auditorium. Savage, who is also a best-selling author, TV personality and popular sex advice columnist, is best known for his political and social commentary, as well as his honest approach to sex, love and relationships.



Kutztown University students, faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to attend Entrepreneurship Day, from 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 6 in McFarland Student Union room 218. This is a free event.  The event, which is sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center (ELC), will expose attendees to successful entrepreneurs and support services in the area, spread awareness for the ELC and create support and awareness for the Business Plan Competition and classes. The hour-long program will feature guest speakers Lou Fromm, owner and vice president of business development at Fromm Electric Supply Corporation; and Joel Seidel, owner and founder of Joel Seidel Photography and Pop's Malt Shoppe.




Noesis will meet on Friday, March 7 at 4:15pm in the Student Union [MSU] 322; talk to begin at 4:30pm.  Professor Albert Fu, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, will speak on: Natural Disaster, Political-Economy, and the Built Environment.  Noesis [Now merged with Shoptalk ] is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest.  If you are interested in receiving a copy of the paper to be discussed or on being on the email list, please contact:

Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy



MyKU will be unavailable on Sunday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for system maintenance.

An email will be sent when the system is available.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Holly Fox, Director of Enterprise Software Development


Do you know a student who would like to do an internship in Washington, D.C.?  Encourage them to come to an info session to learn about The Washington Center which coordinates opportunities for U.S. students to intern in Washington, D.C., engage in meaningful coursework and programming, and expand their networks.  With the discount offered to PA students who attend a public university, it is comparable to living in PA! (

Linda Kerschner, Office Manager, Career Development Center



SALUTE:  A Message from Veterans Services in Honor of Black History Month


A group of young black Americans who later became the Tuskegee Airmen wanted to do one thing that African-Americans were never allowed to do - fight the enemy from the air.  Back in the early 1900's, all branches of the United States Military were so deeply segregated; making it a challenge for African-Americans to show off the loyalty they had for their country. Many of the men applied to the U.S. Army Air Corps flight-training program, but were rejected because of their skin color.

The thought of rejecting these men outraged civil rights organizations. With the help of the press, an all African-American squadron was formed, known as the Tuskegee Airmen. The Army Air Corps taught these men how to fly and maintain combat aircrafts in preparation for World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen fought with great courage and valor. On June 25, 1944, the Airmen accomplished something that no other fighting unit during the war could do; they sank a German destroyer using only machine guns!

During the course of the war, sixty-six Airmen were killed, and thirty-two became prisoners of war. The Airmen had flown 1,578 missions, destroyed 261 enemy aircrafts, and won more than 850 medals at the end of World War II.

The Tuskegee Airmen are known as one of the most respected fighter groups of World War II. They didn't let segregation and negativity affect their want to fight for the country they love.

Sources: and Byler, Russell. "Sharing Information When It Matters." The Tuskegee Airmen, the Courage To Serve. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. <>.

Article written by:  Sarah Griffiths, Communication Studies 2015, KU Veterans Services



Thank you to all faculty, staff, student volunteers and participants who worked to make Transition Academy Day on February 26th an interesting, informative and welcoming day for 36 eleventh graders with disabilities and high school staff. This program is a collaborative effort of the Berks County Intermediate Unit's Transition Coordinating Council, Berks County high schools, Kutztown University, RACC and Penn State-Berks.        

Pat Richter, Disability Services




Several Golden Bear Teams are in post-season action this weekend. 

All events are AWAY.  Broadcast information is provided. 


Saturday, March 1

All Day Wrestling at NCAA Super Region 1 Championships                             Live Stats

1 p.m. Women's Basketball AT Shippensburg      Live Stats             Live Video           Live Audio

2 p.m. Men's Basketball AT Bloomsburg                                Live Stats             Live Video           Live Audio

5:15 p.m. Men's Track and Field at PSAC Indoor Championships                 Live Stats

5:30 p.m. Women's Track and Field at PSAC Indoor Championships          Live Stats


Sunday, March 2

All Day  Wrestling at NCAA Super Region 1 Championships                           Live Stats

11 a.m. Women's Track and Field at PSAC Indoor Championships              Live Stats

1 p.m.   Men's Track and Field at PSAC Indoor Championships                     Live Stats