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May 5, 2014


The Daily Brief


Don't miss the Berks Economic Outlook in the Business Weekly section of tomorrow's Reading Eagle
The outlook is the analysis of KU's Dr. Muhammed Dalgin, assistant professor of Business Administration. 
Dr. Dalgin has spent months analyzing data that was compiled through surveys of business executives throughout the county. 
The survey was conducted by Dr. Ernie Post and KU's Small Business Development Center. 



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8 a.m.                    Exam Snacks, MSU Lobby
4 p.m.                   Provost's Faculty Gathering, MSU 250



Please join the Department of Modern Language Studies in congratulating this semester's award recipients: 

Linda Oswald-Bogert Award in Modern Languages: Katie Reif

Department of Modern Language Studies Award in Spanish: Kristy Peronace

Department of Modern Language Studies Award in German: Jenna Shafer

Rachel L. López Salerno, instructor,  Modern Language Studies-Spanish



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 the department's name should be updated with the 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!

Anne E. Zayaitz, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Starting Monday, May 12, PSECU will begin summer hours at the eCenter.  We will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Regular business hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will resume August 21.  Have a prosperous summer.

Linda L. Lorincz, business advisor, KU eCenter



Exam Snacks

On Monday, May 5 at 8 a.m. in the MSU Lobby the Office of Student Involvement will have exam snacks for students in between taking their exams.

On Tuesday, May 6 at 8pm in the lobby of the library the Office of Student Involvement will have exam snacks for students in between studying for their exams.


Pet Therapy

On Tuesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. outside on the MSU lawn (rain location MSU 218) there will be domestic, exotic animals and therapy dogs available for students to pet and play with to help reduce stress during finals week.

Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE Advisor


Disability Services has a revised web site found at a new URL: 

Note the approved electronic access guidelines: "

Disability Services



Brandon Shimo (Jermyn, PA/Lakeland (Lackawanna)) pitched a complete game shutout to lift the Kutztown University baseball team to a 1-0 win over Millersville University and the 2014 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship. Shimo was named the Tournament MVP. The Golden Bears become the first No. 4 seed to win the PSAC Championship. It took down the top seed in the West in Seton Hill in the first round, the third seed in the West in Pitt-Johnstown in the semifinals, and now the top seed in the East in Millersville in the championship. This is Kutztown's seventh PSAC Championships in program history and first since 2008. It also won in 2008, 2006, 2005, 2002, 1999 and 1966. The Golden Bears won three of those under head coach Chris Blum.


Photos and video can be found here.



Men's and Women's Track and Field had success this weekend at the PSAC Championships.  The men finished 4th and the Women finished 6th.  Kutztown won individual championships with wins from Tyler Brooks in triple jump, Lanny Buck in the pole vault, Zach Flemming in the steeplechase and Richard Gatewood in the long jump, Rosaline Farrell in the hammer throw and Nicole Wildermuth in the discus.



Men's Tennis competed in the NCAA Championships over the weekend beating West Virginia Wesleyan in the first round before falling 5-3 to PSAC champ Edinboro.  This was the second straight year that Kutztown has qualified for the NCAA Tournament, as well as the second straight year it won an opening round match.  This marked Kutztown's 14th appearance in the NCAA Division II championship tournament. The Golden Bears are now 18-14 overall in the NCAA tournament since making their first appearance in 1998.