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August 31, 2015


The Daily Brief

Spirit Day Champions 

Congratulations to the staff of the Registrar's Office for being awarded the coveted Spirit Bear Trophy as last week's most spirited office.  The Registrar's Office will keep the statue on display until Friday when the Spirit Patrol will be on the lookout for next week's winner. 


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7:30 p.m.             Faculty Recital, Georgian Room



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


High pressure remains entrenched in the Mid-Atlantic. Sunny skies and warm conditions. High temperature in the upper 80s. Winds west 8-10 mph.



Today, August 31, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
KU faculty member, pianist Maria Asteriadou, joined by cellist Maria Kitsopoulos, member of the New York Philharmonic, will present the second, third and fourth sonatas for cello and piano. This concert will feature Beethoven's three different compositional periods: early (sonata No.2 in G Minor, op.5), middle (sonata No.3 in A Major, op.69) and late (sonata No.4 in C Major, op.102). A short commentary about the works by the artists will precede the concert.​

Noesis [Now merged with Shoptalk ] is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest.  If you are interested in receiving a copy of the paper to be discussed or on being on the email list, please contact:  Noesis will meet on Friday, Sept. 11  4:30 p.m. in room 322 of the McFarland Student Union. Professor Michael Gabriel, Department of History, will speak on:
The Sound of Silence
Investigating an Acoustic Shadow at the Battle of Bennington
All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

Human Resources is pleased to announce we have again partnered with Recreational Services to offer YOGA and ZUMBA classes to employees (no experience necessary).   Both classes will be held at 4:45 p.m. beginning the week of Aug. 31, 2015 and running through Dec. 10, 2015.
YOGA     - Tuesdays & Thursdays  (open to staff & faculty)
ZUMBA - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday  (open to staff, faculty & students)
Classes will be held in the North Studio of the Recreational Center.  Participants will need to bring their KU ID, sign a standard waiver form and will be asked to sign in each time they attend a class.  For those of you participating in the Healthy U Wellness Program, attendance at 10 classes will be rewarded with 25 Healthy U points for completion of a physical activity/fitness program.
                Human Resources

Thursday, Sept. 10, 9 - 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2 - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Career Development Seminar Room | Stratton Admin. Center | Room 116
Register for one of the above sessions by sending an e-mail to Ms. Wolphy Joseph at  Seats are limited.

Green Zone training aims to provide a safe environment for student veterans and military-affiliated students.  Faculty, staff, and peers can better serve our population of veteran students when they are aware of the issues and challenges associated with the transition from military to campus life. You will leave training equipped with tools, resources, and a better understanding of how to ease their transition to the KU community.  Attendees who complete the training will receive a Green Zone decal. The GZ decal signifies that you completed the training and are an advocate who can be trusted to provide valuable knowledge and resources.​
                Office of Veterans Services

The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m. in MSU 323.   Professor Brian Besong, Philosophy Department, will speak on:  Getting a Grip on Gross: Morality and Disgust

All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Joshua Steinberg, president; Allan Bäck, advisor


In May 2015, the Master and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs earned the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation placing them among the top 5% of business schools internationally. In September 2015, we expect the Leisure and Sport Studies program will earn the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Please join us in celebrating this well-deserved recognition of our faculty Sept. 22, 2015 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the South Dining Hall Room 1.  
Register on the College of Business website or at

The McFarland Student Union will be operating under the following hours during Labor Day Weekend:
                Friday, Sept. 4 - 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                Saturday, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 7 - CLOSED
                Tuesday, Sept. 8 - 7 a.m. - 12a.m. (normal business hours)



Opening Day    

Thursday, Sept. 3 - Women's Soccer vs. Millersville - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Thursday, Sept. 3 - Field Hockey vs. Mansfield - 7 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Sept. 5 - Football vs. Assumption - 1:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats | Live Video


More than 250 Kutztown University student-athletes came out to Andre Reed Stadium on Saturday to compete in various events for the common goal of raising money to fight childhood cancer.  Student-athletes teamed up with Angel34, a national organization united in the fight against childhood cancer and dedicated to finding a cure, as each team represented several children fighting cancer by competing in numerous team-building and relay-style events. Teams earned points for their finishes in each event as the KU baseball team finished first followed by field hockey in second and football's offensive players in third.
For more information and to join the fight, visit
Saturday marked the inaugural Childhood Cancer Olympics at KU as both Angel34 and KU hope to continue this tradition for many years to come.
Additional Coverage: WFMZ: Kutztown student-athletes raise money for cancer charities (VIDEO)
Reading Eagle: Childhood cancer survivor from Topton helping other kids with cancer

As we celebrate 100 Seasons of KU Football this semester we will be offering highlights from the game over the century.  Take a look at the highlighted moments already released at the link below.  Future moments will appear here.


The KU women's basketball team is selling discount cards for $10 that will enable you to save money each time you support a business in Kutztown.  For more information and to order, contact head coach Janet Malouf at or (610) 683-4337. Cards will also be sold in the athletics office in Keystone Hall.

Discount cards are valid from August 2015 through June 2016 and are good for discounts at the following locations:

Airport Diner

10% off your bill

Bagel Bar

10% off $10 or more

Basin Street

10% off any menu item


cup of soup $1.50 with purchase of any size wrap


$2 off $15 or more

Book & Brew

any size coffee for $0.99 w/ bakery purchase

Camillo's Italian Restaurant

free garlic knots w/ purch over $15 (dine-in or take-out)

Dixon Marketplace

$1 off purchase of $5 or more


$2 off any tanning package/$1 off any spray tan

KU Campus Store

10% off 1 clothing or gift item

Mamma's Delight Pizza & Restaurant

Buy 1 lg sandwich get 2nd @ price

Mark's Sandwich Shop

10% off re. menu (Pick-up only)

Pop's Malt Shoppe

10% off purchase of $10 or more

Quality Shoppe

10% off total bill

Salon Joey Hair Design

$2 off haircut

Spuds LLC

10% off any purchase





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