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Sept 23, 2013


The Daily Brief


Music @ KU This Week: 
KU Jazz Faculty will be presenting a concert
of original material and jazz standards in the intimate setting of Schaeffer G14, tonight at 6 p.m.  Please join Allison Miller, drums; Scott Lee, bass; Adam Kolker, saxophones; Neal Kirkwood, piano; and Kevin Kjos, trumpet, for a fun set of music in this first concert of the 2013-14 Jazz Masters Series.  Please e-mail or call ext. 31583 for more information.  

David Cullen, KU guitar instructor, will present a jazz concert in Schaeffer Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. He will be joined by Dave Psomontier on the organ, and Chris Hanning on the Drums.  This concert is free open to the public.



Faculty and Staff please share with students that the Health Clinic will be doing flu shots for students starting this week.

Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos
in an open meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 11 AM to noon in AF 201.  Dr. Cevallos welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.

The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 11 AM, in MSU 157, to consider the curricular proposals on its September agenda, which can be found online at As always, individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise. Please note that we have an uncharacteristically large number of items on the agenda for a September meeting, and most of the items are to be effective for the spring 2014 semester. If no one is there to represent a proposal for which there are any questions or "issues," we may be forced to table that proposal, which will therefore make it impossible for approval by the administrative deadline of October 1 for spring proposals. Thank you for your understanding. 

To better serve our students and staff, the KU Student Bookstore is now an official Pennsylvania Department of Education fingerprinting site.  Why travel to get your background check done?  Simply go to and follow the link to process your registration. Fingerprinting hours are 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday through Friday. If you have a large group of applicants to be fingerprinted, please call us in advance so we can ensure your wait time will not be too long.

Tomorrow! Tres vidas
, 11 AM, McFarland Student Union Multipurpose Room. Please join the multicultural center and department of music and percussions studies for the core ensemble presentation of "tres vidas".  Through contemporary chamber music, song and acting experience the lives of three amazing women: mexican painter, frida kahlo, salvadoran activist, rufina amaya and argentine poet, alfonsina storni. This program is sponsored in recognition and celebration of latino heritage month. 

SALUTE! A message from KU Veterans Services Office: D.C. Navy Yard Tragedy. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with the victims, their families, and our troops. God bless America.  Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month (September).  Emotional strain can be the most formidable opponent Service members face in their efforts to keep America safe.  Having a strong support network of family and friends is one of the best ways to prevent suicide. There is someone to fall back on when things fall apart. If you are a Veteran or concerned about one, you can find help at Military Crisis Line,   National Preparedness Month (September). This month encourages Service members, families, and civilians to prepare for emergencies at home, at work and in their communities. This year's theme is, "You Can Be The Hero."  Emergency preparedness is an essential component of protection.  Learn what to do before, during and after disaster strikes, visit
T Brown

Calling out to the community and to Kutztown University to donate any unwanted neck ties.  There will be a box in the Sharadin Art Building by the Fibers Studio Room 121 where the ties can be dropped off.  Fibers student Linnia Tompkins,  a Senior in the Art Education and Crafts department, is creating an artwork consisting of many neck ties. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact Linnia at;

The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.
Purchasing Agent 1
Posting End Date: 9/27/2013 

Custodial Worker 1
Posting End Date: 9/27/2013

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
Human Resources

Faculty, Staff and Administrators are invited for fellowship
, prayer and lunch at the Dining Hall, Conference Room "A" on Thursday October 17, anytime between 11 AM- 1 PM. All are welcome to attend.

C. L. Lindsay: Alcohol, Parties, & the Law, Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30 PM in MSU 183
Attorney, author, and student advocate, C.L. Lindsay, presents his Alcohol & Parties presentation. Students are taught how to avoid every conceivable legal pitfall, including how to legally serve liquor, how to ask partygoers for monetary contributions, guarding against citations for serving alcohol to minors, avoiding unwanted attention from neighbors and others. The program also teaches students what to do if, despite their best efforts, the police do arrive. Sponsored by ACE (Association of Campus Events) 

Last year, more than 11,000 of your fellow commonwealth employees
donated $2.8 million to help people in need through the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA).   The 2013 SECA campaign kicked off on September 9 and ends on November 1.  We encourage you to take this year's campaign theme to heart and "Walk in the Shoes" of someone less fortunate.  This year, donors have the opportunity to emerge as standout supporters of SECA by joining one of the two leadership giving levels - Governor's Circle or Gold.  Both levels recognize those employees who donate the equivalent of one hour or a half hour of their pay each month.  You can elect to have your donation easily deducted from your bi-weekly pay by using ESS or a paper pledge form.  You can also dedicate your donation to one or more charities of your choice by locating them in the SECA resource guide.  For more information, contact our SECA Agency Coordinator Bob Watrous at ext. 31396 or   

The Purchasing Department would like to announce that Anise Freeman
has accepted the position of Assistant Purchasing Manager effective Monday, September 23, 2013.  Please take a minute to congratulate her when you see her.
Barb Reitz 


Join us for our third annual LRC Days, this coming Thursday and Friday.
While some events are just for students studying German, French, Chinese or Spanish, most events are also open to any international student on campus and some are even open to any student on campus.  Participants collect stamps in a "passport" for each event that they attend.  These can then be used to qualify for class credit if offered. 
For more information, see our website: 

 OPEN HOUSE:  Friday, September 27
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the first Open House program for prospective students and families on Friday, September 27.  Please join us in welcoming more than 1,000 visitors to campus on this day.  If you have questions on the program, please contact the Office of Admission at 610-683-4060. 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Members of the university Promotion Committee will hold the first question and answer session today, Monday Sept. 23 at 3:00 in room 100C of Rohrbach Library.

Additional meetings will be held on:
Tuesday 10/8 at 11:00
Thursday 10/10 at 11:00
Friday 10/18 at 3:00



Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Field Hockey vs. Bloomsburg - 7 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio
Thursday, Sept. 26 - Women's Tennis vs. Albright - 3:30 p.m. (Keystone Courts)
Friday, Sept. 27 - Women's Soccer vs. Clarion - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio
Friday, Sept. 27 - Field Hockey vs. Slippery Rock - 4 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats
Saturday, Sept. 28 - Field Hockey vs. Indiana (PA) - 1 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio
Saturday, Sept. 28 - Women's Soccer vs. Indiana (PA) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats 

Women's Basketball Discount card
is now available. Cost is $10 and can be used at the following places: Airport Diner, Bagel Bar, Basin Street, Betty's, Marks, Mamma's Delight, Quality Shoppe, Pop's Malt Shoppe, Spuds, Subway and Uncle Joe's Pizza to name a few. Call x3-4667 or email Coach Janet Malouf at to reserve your card or stop down to the athletic office and pick one up.