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December 8, 2015


The Daily Brief

Psychology Club & PSI CHI Food boxes 

On Dec. 3, members of Psychology Club and Psi Chi joined together to prepare Holiday Food boxes for local families. Senior psychology major Brie Cruz (pictured in the second row, far left) organized the event with music and food. Students and faculty in the psychology department responded with enough food to fill seven boxes!

KU Planetarium Holiday Shows  
The KU Planetarium is offering holiday planetarium shows next week on Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Thursday, Dec. 17.  There are two shows each evening:

7 p.m.:  "Season of Light" planetarium show - FREE admission

8 p.m.: "Laser Holidays" musical laser light show - $5 admission fee (cash at the door) supports the planetarium outreach program



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9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Chi Alpha Fundraiser, Old Main Lobby

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Pet Therapy Day, Student Rec. Center




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


A weak boundary has passed equating to cooler but still comfortable-for-December conditions today. After any fog or low clouds dissipate, expecting partly sunny skies throughout the day with highs in the upper 40s. North winds around 5 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.)


In December 1985 the KU Campus Store begins accepting Visa and Mastercard as forms of payment.  Prior to that students had the option of cash or check.  The store also begins selling computer software that same year. 



Art Education seniors, Maggie Bucci and Kate Wasson, interned at Studio B, Boyertown, Pa. and curated the Soul of Art exhibition, currently on display until January 9, 2016. Included in the art exhibition are Kutztown University seniors: Melinda Benson, Maggie Bucci, Jessica Caples, Elizabeth Gibson, Tyler Seisler, Emily Thaler, and Kate Wasson. Studio B, 39A E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, Pa. 19512 is open 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.
                Carrie Nordlund, associate professor, Department of Art Education

TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...? You can copy your course content to another course shell? With the end of the semester upon us, the Spring 2016 semester is undoubtedly in the back of your mind! If you are teaching the same course, or even if you want to reuse some of your course content, you can quickly copy the content into your new course. You can always copy all content, or just select items. Content can be copied between any two courses in which you have an instructor role. The Copy Course Contents Guide outlines the process of copying course content.

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education

It is with profound sadness that the Department of Mathematics announces the passing of Emeritus Professor Kyu Sam Park on Thanksgiving Day. Dr. Park worked at Kutztown University as a professor of mathematics from 1966-2002. He will be deeply missed.
                Paul Ache, chair

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society will be hosting a fundraiser in the lobby of Old Main today, Dec. 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.

Therapy dogs, farm and exotic animals will be available to help de-stress students on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Student Rec Center. 

Only one more week to collect!!!   Friend Inc. food boxes are due Dec. 14. Thanks to everyone who contributed for Thanksgiving - we collected 55 boxes. Our goal for Christmas is 100! For a list of needed items please click on this link and download the file from KUnited:  Boxes can be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, MSU 281.  If no one is at the office, just leave the boxes by the door.


Dec. 8 - 9             Regular Hours of Operation
Dec. 10                6 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.)
Dec. 11                6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m.)
Dec. 12 - 13         CLOSED

Group exercise classes will end on Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Classes will resume next semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.  Cheryl will not be conducting lunchtime workouts over winter break; however, videos will be made available. 

The Multicultural Center will be open with extended hours during Finals Week. The building is wireless, has computers and printers, free Scantrons for students, and light refreshments during evening hours, Dec. 6-9. Please advise students.

Dec. 8                   8 a.m.-midnight
Dec. 9                   8 a.m.-midnight
Dec. 10                 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dec. 11                 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Rohrbach Library is extending hours for finals week.

Dec. 8                   7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Dec. 9                   7 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Dec. 10                 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Dec. 11                 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The McFarland Student Union will be operating under the follow hours for exam week:

Dec. 6                 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Dec. 7 - 10            7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Dec. 11                 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 12                 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dec. 13                 Closed



Field Hockey National Rankings
Anna Behm, Kayla Denlinger and Rayann Fink  led the Kutztown University field hockey team into the national rankings and the playoffs in 2015, and were rewarded on Monday with All-America honors from Longstreth / the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).

Behm earned First Team honors for the second straight year as a forward, Denlinger earned her first career First Team honor as a goalkeeper, and Fink earned All-America Second Team honors for the first time as a defender.  Read their story here.


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






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