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March 27, 2014


The Daily Brief


Over the past year, Kevin Pollock '14, a senior communication studies major, and Rachel Snyder '14, a senior psychology major, developed a friendship with Beverly Haydt, an Aramark employee who serves salad in the Academic Forum. Over lettuce, tomatoes and mushrooms, the friendship blossomed from shy smiles to warm greetings and daily conversations. One day, however, Pollock and Snyder noticed that Beverly wasn't her usual cheerful self. They asked her what was wrong, and discovered that her husband had recently passed away. Soon after, they delivered a bouquet of flowers to her place of work, in an attempt to brighten her day and ease her sorrow.

"I think it's awesome that Rachel and I were able to build a relationship with Bev," Pollock said. "And she encounters so many students every day! It was pretty amazing that she was able to open up to us like that, and tell us what was wrong. We could tell she was really moved by the flowers, it made her day. She couldn't imagine that students at KU would do this for her."

When Haydt speaks about her husband, Donald, her voice trembles with emotion. The kind, gentle man she had been married to for nearly 40 years was her best friend, and their love was deep, enduring.

She was grateful for the students' gesture of sympathy.

"The flowers were breathtaking," she said. "Kevin and Rachel are always fun, friendly, kind. All of the students are generous. I have some who offer to treat me to lunch, or help me if I need assistance. Everyone's always been very compassionate."  ~ by Esther Shanahan


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8 a.m.                    World Languages Meet, All Day, Various Locations
11 a.m.                 Finding Internships, MSU 250
11 a.m.                 Intro to Career Development, RL 28
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. Bloomfield (DH), North Campus Field
2 p.m.                   Softball vs. West Chester (DH), North Campus Field
4 p.m.                   Council of Trustees Meeting, Stratton 301
4:30 p.m.             Smoking Cessation Class, OM 158
6 p.m.                   Craft Night, South Dining Hall
6 p.m.                   Family Science Night, Boehm Third Floor
6 p.m.                   Closing Reception, TEXTILES NOW 2014, Eckhaus Gallery
8 p.m.                   The Hunger Games/Catching Fire, MSU Alumni Auditorium



Please encourage your students to attend the KU Internship & Job Fair on Wednesday, April 2 in the MSU MPR from 12-3 p.m.  Approx. 63 employers are expected to attend and are seeking applicants from ALL majors. Students are expected to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand. Many students have found success in finding job and internship opportunities. Students may find a detailed list of employers by visiting KU Career Network:



Evacuation drills, required by Pennsylvania life safety regulations, are intended to ensure the efficient and safe use of the exit facilities available in case of an emergency. Order and control are the primary purposes of the drill.  The evacuation drills will be conducted beginning Tuesday, April 1, weather permitting and continue through the week.  Classroom faculty and staff should be familiar with the basic procedures by guiding building occupants to the nearest available exit, and standing clear from the building at least 100-feet to allow full evacuation of all occupants.  Information on building evacuation procedures can be found by visiting the following link and scrolling to Page 3:

Thank you for your cooperation.

Stephen Helms, director, Environmental, Health and Safety



This week's MSU Movie Series film is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting today at 4 p.m. in the Stratton Administration Building, room 301.



Tomorrow is KU Spirit Day!  Don't forget to wear your maroon and gold and show your Golden Bear pride. 



The Public Relations Committee of the Modern Language Studies Department is pleased to announce the release of its Spring 2014 newsletter.  Please click the link for the latest edition of Language Links.    Enjoy and please pass it along to friends, colleagues and students.

Lynn Marie Kutch, Ph.D., Associate Professor of German


KU will welcome hundreds of high school students on campus today for the World Languages Meet.  Please give them a warm welcome, point them in the right direction and maybe even engage them in a foreign language.  A good experience today may encourage them to be KU students in the future.  Thank you.


Join KU Presents! on Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm in Schaeffer Auditorium as Kevin Eubanks opens the Berks Jazz Fest! An adept guitarist with a bent toward contemporary jazz, Kevin Eubanks is best known for leading the Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno. This event is o-presented with the Kutztown University Multicultural Center.  Also stop by Sorrelli Jewelers for their special Kutztown University Friends and Family Event thru March 31 to get exclusive discounts.  Performance tickets are $28 ($15 for students, $10 for KU Students with ID) and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at or x34092.

KU Presents!



The 24th running of the Fools' Run will take place this Saturday, March 29 and will cause some traffic delays and road closures throughout the morning.   The primary area affected will be College Blvd. in front of the Fairgrounds between 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and portions of College Blvd., Main Street, Schaeffer Lane, and Lytle Lane on North Campus between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Those accessing campus Saturday morning from the east are encouraged to use Main Street before 9 a.m. or after 10 a.m., or to take the U.S. 222 by-pass to the Virginville exit, make a left at the top of the ramp onto Crystal Cave Rd. and go ¼ mile; then make a left on Kutztown Rd. and proceed to campus from the west.   The Fools' Run raises scholarship funds for area high school students.    For information, visit



KU's Multicultural Center will host the second annual Ujima Leadership Conference from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 5 in the Academic Forum Building. There is a $20 registration fee for attendees without KU affiliation.  The conference will focus on how students can embody the principle of ujima, collective work and responsibility, on college campuses. This year's theme is "A Different World, A Different Way!" This multifaceted event, which is designed and directed by students, includes workshops and discussions aimed at providing students with information about how to practice leadership on campus and cultivate extracurricular involvement. The keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, an author, activist, social critic and Columbia University professor.



Effective July 1, 2014 the Department of Computer Science's name will change to the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology. All printed materials and websites that include our department's name should be updated with our new department name. We appreciate you sharing this notice with everyone in your office/department. Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Computer Science at (610) 683-4340 or email Thank you!

Cynthia Sutjak, Secretary, Department of Computer Science



The closing reception for TEXTILES NOW 2014, a Biennial Fibers/Textiles Area Exhibition at Eckhaus Gallery, 157 West Main Street, Kutztown, is March 27, 2014 from 6:00-8:00. All are welcome to attend.

The show features the work of 30 undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and current faculty of the Crafts and Art Education Department

Michael Radyk, Assistant Professor, Textiles



For those of you that use Schantz Road or have it included in directions you send out to campus visitors, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced a project to replace the Schantz Road Bridge over Breinig Run in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County is scheduled to begin April 7.  During construction Schantz Road will be closed and detoured between Adams and Twin Pond roads. The posted detour will use PA 100 and US 222.  The project is scheduled to be complete in July 2015. All schedules are subject to change.  Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at



Thursday, March 27 - Baseball vs. Bloomfield (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Thursday, March 27 - Softball vs. West Chester - 2 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats

Friday, March 28 - Softball vs. Millersville (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats

Friday, March 28 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Edinboro - 2 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, March 29 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, March 29 - Men's and Women's Tennis vs. West Chester - 1 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Saturday, March 29 - Baseball vs. Mansfield (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats

Saturday, March 29 - Softball vs. Mansfield (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field)