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March 31, 2014


The Daily Brief


KU professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Dr. James Delle, will deliver the spring 2014 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture today at 4:30 p.m.  in the Boehm Science Center room 145. This lecture is free and open to the public.  For more than 300 years the social and economic realities of the region we call the Caribbean were defined by plantation slavery. Now largely abandoned, the ruins of sugar, coffee, indigo and cotton plantations cover the landscapes of the islands.  Delle's lecture explores the material complexities of the plantation system, as interpreted from archaeological investigations of plantations in Jamaica.



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10 a.m. - 2 p.m.                                Rezumania, MSU 202B
4:30 p.m.                                            Chambliss Faculty Research Awards Lecture, Boehm 145



Please join us for our final dog therapy session of the semester!  Tuesday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to noon, MSU Multipurpose Room.  There will be 11 dogs in attendance at this event - no, we're not fooling, there will really be 11 awesome dogs ready to share tail wags and sloppy kisses! This event is open to students, faculty and staff.

Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services



The University Senate will meet on Thursday, April 3 at 4 p.m. in AF 101. The complete agenda and attachments are linked to the Senate home page at:

Deryl Johnson, University Senate President



Danica McKellar, currently on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," will Skype with Doc Ogden's Marketing Management class every Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. in the Academic Forum room 202.  The entire KU community is invited to attend these weekly sessions throughout the remainder of the semester.  Students have created a social media campaign for McKellar, including the Danica McKellar Facebook page which garnered more than 1,000 likes in the first week. 

James Ogden, Marketing


April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day.  "Light It Up Blue" is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness Month and helps raise awareness about autism. The Graduate Center will have blue lighting for the month of April.  The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society and the Phoenix Group encourage the KU community to wear blue on April 2nd to support the global campaign for autism awareness. The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society will sponsor an informational table in the MSU Lobby on April 15 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Please stop by and learn more about autism that now affects 1 in 68 children.  Let's "Light it Up Blue" by wearing blue on April 2!

Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society and Phoenix Group



JOB OPENINGS: The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.



Applications Developer 2

Information Technology

Posting End Date: 4/14/2014

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or x3-1353.

Human Resources



The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, April 3, 11:00am in MSU 323.    Keyana Kern will be speaking on:  Descartes Duped?  On Descartes' skeptical assumptions in Meditation 1.

Phoenix Strouse, President   Allan Bäck, Advisor



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:  Noesis will meet on Friday, April 4 at 4:15pm in the Student Union [MSU] 322; talk to begin at 4:30pm.  Professor C. J. Rhoads, Department of Business Administration, will speak on:  Mechanism of Pain Relief through Tai Chi and Qigong

All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 

Allan Bäck. Department of Philosophy



Tuesday, April 1 - Softball vs. Lock Haven (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field)

Tuesday, April 1 - Baseball vs. Millersville (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field)

Tuesday, April 1 - Women's Tennis vs. Cheyney - 2 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Wednesday, April 2 - Softball vs. Mansfield (DH) - 2:30 p.m. (North Campus Field)

Wednesday, April 2 - Women's Tennis vs. Shippensburg - 3:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Thursday, April 3 - Baseball vs. Lincoln (PA) (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field)

Thursday, April 3 - Men's Tennis vs. Caldwell - 3:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Friday, April 4 - Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field)

Saturday, April 5 - Women's Golf Hosts KU Spring Invitational - All Day (Berkleigh Golf Club)

Saturday, April 5 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field)