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Feb 6, 2014


The Daily Brief



The Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) is open in its new location, Room 26 on the lower-level of Rohrbach Library.  Mr. R. Chad Brown and Ms. Paige Brookins from Housing and Residence Life join Mr. Eric Powell, Ms. Valerie Reidout, and Ms. Laura Scappaticci as Coordinators for Student Success.  CASA works with students to provide them with resources that develop their own sense of personal responsibility and motivation to learn.  The CASA Coordinators bring a solid foundation of experience and expertise in working with students and assisting them in achieving their academic goals.  The campus community can refer students to CASA by emailing or calling x3-4007.

Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Academic & Student Affairs



Nani Agbeli, noted dancer and drummer from Ghana, will perform on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  He will be joined by Kutztown University African Percussion Ensemble and student dancers and singers. The performance is free and open to the public.



The correct contact information for all commodity and catering related questions should be directed to PGrp 453 and 460:  Barb Rahn ( extension 3-4831.

KU Purchasing Department


Please join me in welcoming Ms. Tammy Moyer to the position of Executive Assistant to the Vice President within the Division of Enrollment Management.  She can be reached at x3-4328 or email

Kimberly C. Scranage, vice president, Enrollment Management



The University Senate will meet today at 4 p.m. in room 101 of the Academic Forum.

Deryl Johnson, president, University Senate



The Commission on Human Diversity presents its 4th Annual Diversity Conference on Friday, March 7.    This year's theme is Pride and Prejudice: GLBTQA Issues Today and includes keynote speakers PA State Representative Brian Sims, Rev. Frank Schaeffer, and PA Diversity Network.  A variety of workshops will also be offered throughout the day.    The workshops are "on the hour" so students do not have to attend the entire conference and they can attend around their class schedule.  This event is open to staff, faculty, students, and the public.  Registration link:

Jerry W. Schearer, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach



Attention AFSCME Local 2234 members, due to the resignation of Gina Andersen on Jan. 29, 2014 the Executive Board announces that Ray Dunkle will return as our president for a third term.  Ray will be sworn in at our February meeting.  Ray has and will continue to work to benefit our members. 

Chris Ferris, Secretary AFSCME Local 2234



It is the time of year again where the Office of Student Involvement is collecting applications and recommendations for the annual Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges & Universities recognition program. The Student Involvement Office asks that all recommendation forms are received by our office in  153 McFarland Student Union no later than Friday, February 21, 2014. Due to delays in campus mail due to weather or other circumstances, if you think your letter may be delayed in getting to office, please have your student applicant bring the recommendation form directly to us. No forms will be accepted after February 21.

Jenni Rach, assistant director, Office of Student Involvement



KUBoK Neighborhood Watch: due to the adverse weather conditions we are rescheduling our New Volunteer Training to be held next Wednesday Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in AF 101.

Jennifer Spencer, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement



The Secondary Education Department is hosting a Middle Level Shadow Day on Thursday, Feb. 6. Students from Southwest Middle School will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this time students will have an opportunity to tour the campus and participate in a small group question and answer session. For more information contact Jashanae Day at

 Timothy Klawiter, graduate assistant, Secondary Education 



The Secondary Education Interest Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 7 at 8:30 a.m. in Beekey 235. This event is open to accepted students, education applicants, and undeclared applicants. Register by emailing For more information contact Tim Klawiter at

Timothy Klawiter, graduate assistant, Secondary Education 


Evening classes cancelled due to weather conditions will be made-up according to the following schedule.  Exceptions to this will be subject to approval by the Provost.

                                          Classes Canceled                    Make-up Date

                                          Monday evening                    First Friday of the month

                                          Tuesday evening                    Second Friday of the month

                                          Wednesday evening             Third Friday of the month

                                          Thursday evening                  Fourth Friday of the month


Therefore the following are make-up dates for evening classes:

                                             Classes Cancelled                                          Make-up Date

                                             Monday, February 3, 2014                        Friday, March 7, 2014


It is also expected that all work missed due to weather closings will be made-up for day classes, i.e.:     

                        Monday, February 3, 2014 - all classes from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Carlos Vargas-Aburto, provost and vice president, Academic and Student Affairs



The deadline is fast approaching for the Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Awards. Don't miss out on this very prestigious honor for senior students you know. For more information, please contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Academic and Student Affairs, at A nomination form can be found at

       Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Academic & Student Affairs


Basketball Doubleheader vs. Mansfield TONIGHT!

Thursday, Feb. 6 - Women's and Men's Basketball vs. Mansfield - 5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Live Stats - W

Live Stats - M

Live Video - KUTV