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Sept 9, 2013


The Daily Brief


 2013 Regional Emmy

(Photo:  Helen Beiber accepts the award Saturday evening at the Sheraton, Society Hill, Philadelphia)

And the Emmy goes to...Kutztown University!

KU Electronic Media was presented with a regional Emmy Saturday evening for their documentary on Eastern State Penitentiary.  Those honored were
Ryan Hedrick, Producer/Videographer, Andrew Donahue, Videographer, Shawn Petcaugh, Editor and Electronic Media Department chair Helen Beiber
and assistant professor Andrew Skitko served as advisors.  KU had four pieces nominated and swept the Arts, Entertainment and Public Affairs category 
in College and University productions.  Congratulations to all involved!

Click here to view the winning documentary.



Holocaust Researcher to Speak at KU on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. in lecture hall AF 103. Dr. Geoffrey Megargee is a historian and editor of a comprehensive encyclopedia project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC. What he and hundreds of contributing writers have discovered is truly stunning-- even for those active in the field. Dr. Megargee will speak about the project, its history and findings. His presentation is open to everyone. The title of his presentation is "The Universe of Nazi Camps and Ghettos." Please consider announcing the event to students on your Monday and Tuesday classes. Thank you.
        John J. Delaney, professor, History

We are pleased to welcome two new department secretaries in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Mrs. Patricia Gauger joined the Electronic Media Department in August and Mrs. Merlene Oswald starts in Modern Language Studies today. 
        College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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. This week's interviews are as follows:

1) Ms. Nancy Pruskowski, Wednesday, September 11 at 3:00 pm; McFarland Student Union 250, President's Room
2) Ms. Elizabeth Jordan Lee, Thursday, September 12 at 3:00 pm; McFarland Student Union 250, President's Room
        Maria Hernandez, Administration and Finance

The Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) was established to assist students to be successful at KU and ultimately in their lives and workplaces. Mr. Eric Powell and Ms. Valerie Reidout formerly of Admissions join Ms. Laura Scappaticci to assist Dr. Andrea Kirshman in these endeavors. Dr. Kirshman also supervises the Department of Academic Enrichment as well as the Career Development Center. This reorganization ties key areas together to further support the success of our students. Valerie (RL 2) and Eric's (RL 3) offices are temporary locations until the permanent offices are complete for CASA on the lower level of the Library. Dr. Kirshman and Ms. Nancy Brynildsen remain in the MSU (rooms 263 and 264 respectively) until the Center is complete. To reach CASA staff please use our new phone number (610) 683-4007 (x3-4007). Feel free to contact any CASA staff member if you have questions about what they do or if you would like to get involved with their efforts.
        Carlos Vargas-Aburto, Provost and Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs

AFSMCE members Local 2234. Vacation selection time frame:  Section 3. "Vacations shall be scheduled and granted for periods of time requested by the employee subject to management's responsibility to maintain efficient operations. If the nature of the work makes it necessary to limit the number of employees on vacation at the same time, the employee with the greatest Master Agreement seniority shall be given a choice of vacation periods in the event of any conflict in selection. Where reasonable opportunities are available for selection of vacations on a seniority basis, approved requests shall not be revoked if a conflict in selection develops after the selection period. The selection period shall be September 1-30 for vacations from January 1 to June 30 of the following year and March 1-31 for vacations from July 1 to December 31, unless there are existing or subsequent agreements on the selection period at appropriate local levels. Requests for leave submitted during the selection period shall be answered within 20 calendar days after the end of the selection period."

The Master Agreement in full can be found at at the bottom of the web page.

     Chris Ferris, Secretary Local 2234



 Please welcome Christine Hartline, Clinical Evening Receptionist in the Health & Wellness Center, on her first day at KU!



 Tuesday, Sept. 10
Women's Soccer vs. Millersville - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field)

Saturday, Sept. 14
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Division II/II Challenge - 10 a.m. (North Campus)