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Jan 22, 2014


The Daily Brief




In order to better serve the campus community the following offices will be closed on Fridays beginning Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.



   Undergraduate – 610-683-4060 or

   Graduate – 610-683-4203 or

International - 610-686-4256 or

Bursar – 610-683-4133 or

Registrar – 610-683-4485 or

Financial Aid – 610-683-4077 or

College Readiness – 610-683-4088 or


Office closures will not take place during the first week of the semester, mid-terms and finals week. These closures are important to enhance campus services through professional development and cross-training.  Please note that during these closures telephone and email assistance will remain available to assist you.

Kimberly Scranage, Vice President, Enrollment Management



The KU cheerleading team is stranded in Florida as their flight home has been cancelled. Please excuse the following from classes today:   Sam Cella (Ringwood, NJ), Allie Emery (phillipsburg, NJ) ,Jess Hollister(Roslyn, PA) , Ashlee Luzetsky (Kennet Square, Pa), Kelsey McGuire (Horsham, Pa), Christina Merrick (Sugarloaf, Pa), Paige Michelli (Randolph, Pa), Kayla Miller (Roxbury, Pa) , Kristen Nisbet (Washington Township, Pa), Courtney Pintabone (Nazareth, Pa), Katie Pressler (Warminster, Pa) , Devin Raventos (Staten Island, NY), Kimmy Reimmel (Lansdale, Pa), Tori Rost, Sarah Shiley, Brooke Small (York, Pa), Casey Steiner (Shohola, Pa), Chelsea Swanger, Taylor Vincent (Easton, Pa), Britt Wiltshire (Allentown, Pa) , and Nina Zinni (Haverford, Pa)

Jordan Benedict



Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Awards – Nomination deadline, Friday, Feb. 7. The Kutztown Academic Achievement Awards were established through a generous gift provided by Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, who served as a member of the Kutztown University faculty from 1970 until 2003. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the exceptional individual achievements of a select group of senior students as their careers at Kutztown University draw to a close. Faculty and staff at Kutztown University are encouraged to nominate students worthy of consideration for this prestigious award. The criterion requires that the nominee exemplify an individual achievement in one or more of the following areas in order to be considered for one of the twelve awards. The areas of achievement are:

a) Successfully completed research projects
b) Original artwork of high quality
c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality
d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields
e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics
f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community

Dr. Chambliss has provided the resources for up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) to be issued annually to the students selected for this award. In addition, each student recipient will receive a certificate acknowledging conferral of the award. The nomination form can be found at For more information, please contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic and Student Affairs, at



Please share this opportunity related to the Student Leadership Conference with the students you work with here at KU!  Encourage them to participate, and assist them as needed. 


There are many student presenter opportunities for the Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 1.  The Call for Programs form is on KUnited at  Deadline for submissions is on Friday, February 7.  Below you will find information that explains the focus of the sessions, that is also included on the online form.  This call for programs is open to undergrads, grads and professionals, with an emphasis on the goal of having the majority of our presentations made by KU undergrad and graduate students. 


Of course, they should also RSVP that they are attending this terrific event.  That can be accomplished at this link:  Registration is limited to the first 210 registrants.  The event includes a free lunch and free t-shirt.  T-shirt size is guaranteed for those who RSVP by Friday, Feb. 7!  I am available to answer any questions you may have. 

Leah M. Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement



Friday, Jan. 24 - Wrestling vs. Mercyhurst - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

Saturday, Jan. 25 - Women's and Men's Basketball vs. Bloomsburg - 1/3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats - W | Live Stats - M | Live Audio | Live Video

Saturday, Jan. 25 - Women's Swimming vs. Millersville - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena)