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Sept 3, 2013


The Daily Brief



Kutztown University's physics department has been ranked 5th among all Pennsylvania higher education institutions in the number of bachelor's level physics degrees earned by students in the 2011 - 2012 year (16), out of 53 physics bachelor's degree granting institutions in Pennsylvania. According to the rankings compiled by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), KU joins the Pennsylvania State University (42), Carnegie Mellon University (28), the University of Pittsburgh (23) and the University of Pennsylvania (19) and on the list. Among Non-Ph.D. granting institutions, KU ranks No. 1.

All members of the KU Community are invited to attend the University Senate meeting Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. in Academic Forum 101 for a presentation on KU's Enrollment and Budget. President Cevallos and members of his leadership team will discussion revisions to KU's organizational chart, the new enrollment management strategic plan, as well as the new CASA program. The University Senate is devoting the first hour of their monthly meeting to this presentation, and we encourage your attendance.
        Deryl Johnson, University Senate, President

Avalanche is available, free of charge, at all campus events! Please visit  for more information on how to make your event golden!
        Alta M. Hart, mascot advisor

KU Faculty, Staff & Students: New York City Art Buses...... Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16. Spend the day in New York on your own at the museums, galleries and stores. Leave KU from Parking Lot B1, west of Boehm Science Building at 9 a.m. Sign up in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean's Office located in Sharadin 210. Tickets are $20. KU ID must be shown to purchase ticket. First come, first served! 
        William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery at Kutztown University will open the school year with the 2013 Biennial Faculty Exhibition September 5 through October 6. An opening reception will be held September 5 from 4 - 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The search committee for the Assistant Vice President for Administration and Finance invites faculty, students, and staff to open forums with the candidates for this position. Please consider joining us as your feedback is important to the search process. The candidate's resumes are available in the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance, 305 Stratton Administration Center.

1) Mr. Brent A. Penny, Friday, August 30 at 3:00 pm; McFarland Student Union 223, Formal Dining Room
2) Mr. W. Anthony Major, Jr., Tuesday, September 3 at 1:30 pm; McFarland Student Union 223, Formal Dining Room
3) Ms. Nancy Pruskowski, Wednesday, September 11 at 3:00 pm; McFarland Student Union 250, President's Room
4) Ms. Elizabeth Jordan Lee, Thursday, September 12 at 3:00 pm; McFarland Student Union 250, President's Room
        Maria Hernandez, Administration and Finance

¡VIVA VEGGIES! Discover everything you need to know eating meat free and healthy. You are invited to join a three session mini workshop to assist our campus community in ¡VIVA VEGGIES! Part 1 will be held on Thursday at 11AM in MSU 325 on Sept. 5 or Sept. 19. Part 2 will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in MSU 325 on Sept. 12 or Sept. 26. The third session dates will be determined. This program is sponsored by Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services and part of Healthy Campus 2020. ¡VIVA VEGGIES! is open to our campus community. For more information please contact
        Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion

The Campus Wellness Committee is exploring the opportunity of hosting "Weight Watchers at Work". Cost would vary depending on the number of weeks. Meeting time would be 4:30 PM on a M, T, W or TH. Please email  with questions or for clarification. Additionally, please indicate which day or days would work best for you. Again, we are just exploring this issue.
        Dina Hayduk, member,  Campus Wellness Committee



Thursday, September 5
Women's Volleyball vs. Philadelphia - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Friday, September 6
Women's Volleyball vs. Caldwell - 5 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Saturday, September 7
Men's and Women's Tennis vs. Millersville - TBA (Keystone Courts)
Field Hockey vs. Bellarmine - 10 a.m. (University Field)
Women's Volleyball vs. Southern New Hampshire - 10:30 a.m. (Keystone Arena)
Women's Soccer vs. West Chester - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field)
Field Hockey vs. Mercy - 2 p.m. (University Field)
Women's Volleyball vs. Davis & Elkins - 6:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena)