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December 7, 2015


The Daily Brief

Die Unterrichtspraxis  

photo: left: Carlee Arnett, editor of Die Unterrichtspraxis, right: Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, MLS.

On November 21, 2015, Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, associate professor of German, Modern Language Studies, received the Best Article Award for "From Visual Literacy to Literary Proficiency: An Instructional and Assessment Model for the Graphic Novel Version of Kafka's Die Verwandlung" at an awards ceremony in San Diego, Calif. The award was presented by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) as part of the annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

The article, made possible in part by a KU research grant and a KU assessment grant, appeared in the nation's leading journal on German pedagogy, Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, a peer-reviewed publication produced by the AATG and published by Wiley.  



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9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Chi Alpha Epsilon Fundraiser, Old Main

6 p.m.

Football Documentary, Rickenbach 135

7 p.m.

Celebrate Marimba Documentary, Rickenbach 135




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


High pressure to remain in place for Monday. Morning fog will give way to mostly sunny skies. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds northwest at 5-7 mph.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)


Dec. 7, 1942:  The Kutztown State Teachers College community gathers for a service to commemorate the bombing of Pearl Harbor the year before.  The theme is "Work-Fight-Sacrifice."  Students and faculty discuss how the campus is supporting the war effort, the protection of the campus and hear a firsthand account of the war from Lt. Paul Schlegel of Fleetwood who is home on leave. 




Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society will be hosting a fundraiser in the lobby of Old Main Monday, December 7, and Tuesday, December 8, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be freshly brewed Dunkin Donuts coffee and various baked goods for purchase. Please come out to support their fundraising efforts.
                Gail Craig, advisor

There will be a screening of the KU football and Celebrate Marimba documentaries produced by the Event and Documentary class of the Electronic Media Department on Monday, Dec. 7, in Rickenbach 135.  The KU football documentary will screen at 6 p.m. and the Celebrate Marimba documentary will screen at 7 p.m.  The students have been hard at work all semester covering many live events including all home and away football games and the Celebrate Marimba event. They have followed the action all semester long and have now put together short documentaries on both the football team's season and the events surrounding the Celebrate Marimba concert. Please join us for the first official showing of their work.

Rohrbach Library is extending hours for finals week. Here is our updated schedule:

Friday, December 4                         7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 5                     9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, December 6                      10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Monday, December 7                       7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Tuesday, December 8                      7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Wednesday, December 9                 7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Thursday, December 10                   7 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday, December 11                       7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nicole Cresse, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, will be giving a presentation on her thesis research at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 10, in Old Main 158. The university community is invited to attend this thesis presentation, titled "An Investigation of At-Risk College Students Through Data Mining and Predictive Analysis".
                Dr. Lisa Frye, professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology




Saturday, Dec. 12 - Men's Basketball vs. Penn State Berks - 5 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats



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