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August 26, 2015


The Daily Brief

Dr. Albert Fu, Jessica Morrow, Liza Parker at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting 

Dr. Albert Fu (Department of Anthropology & Sociology) and sociology majors Jessica Morrow and Liza Parker at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting in Chicago.

Congratulations to Sociology majors Jessica Morrow and Liza Parker who participated in the American Sociological Association's Honors Program at the 110th annual meeting in Chicago August 22-25. Jess and Liza joined 36 other students from institutions such as Princeton, Columbia and the University of Chicago in conference activities as well as attending workshops on becoming a professional sociologist. This is the third year in a row that a Kutztown sociology student has been selected for the ASA Honors Program.


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5 - 8 p.m.             KU Fit Fest, Student Recreation Center
7 p.m.                   MTV's Girl Code Guy Code, Schaeffer Auditorium



(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)


High pressure system moving in from the upper Midwest. This feature will be the dominant player for the remainder of the week and into early next week. Sunny skies are to be expected. High temperature near 80. Winds north at 3-5 mph.



Students, faculty and staff are invited to walk with Wynnie as she takes President Hawkinson and Ann Marie on a walk Mondays throughout the semester. Walkers can meet at 5:30 p.m. on the patio behind the president's residence for a 45-minute walk around campus ending with light refreshments at the president's residence. Walks will take place August 31, September 14, September 21, and October 19. The walks will be canceled in the event of rain. Other dogs are welcome to attend. Pet waste bags will be provided.

If you were not able to pick up your commemorative KU Sesquicentennial Celebration pin on opening day, please choose one of the following options:

  • Contact Tammy Wert, Administrative Assistant for Communications, Marketing and External Affairs, and your pin will be sent via inter-office mail. Provide your name, department and building. E-mail: or phone x34114.
  • Stop by the first floor Schock Education House during business hours and see Tammy, Laurie or Cheryl to pick up your pin in person.   You will only need to provide your name.

As a reminder, we have pins for ALL KU employees, and would like to make sure everyone has them to wear throughout the 150 celebration. Please contact us by SEPTEMBER 9, to claim your pin. Thank you!
                Matt Santos, University Relations

Please note that the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services (CPS) in Beck Hall has new hours for the 2015-16 academic year.  Our office will be open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F, with extended hours until 6 p.m. on Tuesday for regularly scheduled counseling appointments only.  After 4 p.m. on a weekday, students and faculty or staff concerned about students potentially at risk for harm to themselves or others, should contact the Health and Wellness Center, 610-683-4082 (open until 6 p.m. M-F),  or Public Safety, 610- 683-4001.  These offices will connect the student with Service Access and Management, the Berks County Mental Health Crisis Agency/Hotline, which is available 24/7, 365 days per year.  The direct number for Service Access & Management is 1-877-236-4600 or TTY 610-236-0361. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
                Lisa P. Coulter, Ph.D., chair, Department of Counseling & Psychological Services 

The Wellness Committee is pleased to present to you, Student Health 101, the online wellness magazine just for Kutztown University students.  As a student advocate, parents, staff and faculty can view the magazine to help support students as well as enjoy fun and helpful topics in areas of health and wellness, relationships, fitness and more.

Text KUTZTOWN to 40691 or to access the magazine and opt in to receive the monthly on-line edition.

We hope you enjoy the information to come!
                Dolores Hess, director, Health and Wellness Center

The Kutztown University Marching Unit will be performing at Bedford High School in western Pa. on Friday, Sept. 11.  Students will leave campus at noon.  Please excuse members of the ensemble from classes that afternoon; they will be responsible for making up any missed assignments.  If you have any questions or wish to confirm a student is a member of the band, please contact me at  Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.
                Dan Neuenschwander, director of bands

KUBok Neighborhood Watch will be holding a training session on Wednesday, September 9 at 8 p.m. in the Academic Forum (Room 101). KUBoK welcomes students, faculty & staff, and community members to volunteer. Volunteers walk every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings downtown. If you cannot make the training event or have any questions about KUBoK, please contact the Graduate Assistant, Alana Greene, via e-mail at
                Alana Greene, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement

Welcome Back! We're excited to serve you this semester. As of Monday, August 24 all dining locations will be operating on Fall 2015 hours.

For a full listing of our hours, as well as exciting changes, please visit
                Paige Jensen, Aramark





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