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December 2, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU Presents! welcomes Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass

KU Presents! welcomes Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass to Schaeffer Auditorium this evening, Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., for the Sound of Christmas show. Holiday favorites along with classics from the Sound of Music will be performed including "My Favorite Things" and "Do Re Mi" featuring the Berks Youth Chorus. Limited tickets are available by calling 610-683-4092 or by visiting the Box Office one hour before the performance. Get yourself in the holiday spirit with this warm, family-friendly event!                 KU Presents!   


The Miller Gallery December Senior Exhibition

The Miller Gallery will present the December Senior Exhibition from Saturday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 9. The opening reception is Sunday, Dec. 4, from 2-4 p.m. The exhibit features artwork in all mediums by winter graduates in the Art Education, Communication Design, and Craft departments. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information and photos visit:    



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7 p.m. Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass, Schaeffer Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. Seton Hill, Keystone Arena




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

Slow moving low pressure to pass through northeastern Canada. High pressure noses in for Friday. Mostly sunny skies but a passing mid-level atmospheric disturbance may produce some cloud cover. High temperature in the upper 40s. Winds west at 5-8 mph.




RSVP Dec. 2
On behalf of Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and Mrs. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, you are cordially invited to the KU Holiday Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 - 3 p.m. Please click on the link below for additional information and to RSVP to the event.
                Office of the President


Please excuse from classes Friday, Dec. 1 the following students who will be attending the Accounting Club's field trip to New York City: Robert Bondura, Matthew Busch, Thomas Danese, John Day, Cole Gamber, Dominic Ganchoso, Stephen Hilborn, Kevin Horst, Mary Keytanjian, Jamie McElnea, Ronald Smith, and Michael Spallanzani.
                David Wagaman, advisor, Accounting Club


Dec. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Christmas on the Farm will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PA German Cultural Heritage Center. The event features PA Dutch folk life demonstrations, live animals, kid's activities, a shoofly pie judging contest, the Reading Leiderkrantz singers, and more. It is free and open to the public. Learn about our regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center's annual Christmas on the Farm: a celebration of the holiday season, and Pa. German Christmas traditions. Christmas on the Farm is a free, fun, and educational event for the whole family. This day is sure to be filled with many things to do, see, smell, and hear.  Stunning displays of work created by local artisans and craftspeople, as well as a children's craft tent, keep young and old entertained. Experience historical and cultural live demonstrations, food and drinks and S 'mores over a crackling fire. There is even treats for man's best friend. More information, including a list of vendors, demonstrators, and activities for Christmas on the Farm can be found at, or call 610-683-1589. Find PGCHC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and TripAdvisor.


Dec. 5, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his free hour Monday, Dec. 5, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free hours will occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
                Office of the President


ACT 101
The Act 101 Program is soliciting gently used board games for our end of the semester social Dec. 7.  We are interested in games like Apples to Apples, Sorry, Trouble, Playing Cards, Uno, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Connect Four, etc. If you are interested in donating any games, please contact Dr. Paige M. Brookins by Monday, Dec. 5.
                Paige M. Brookins, CASA   


Dec. 3, 4 - 6 p.m.
Writing Wrongs - a local nonprofit started by KU alumna Dawn Heinbach '16 - invites you to a book signing and open mic event on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 4-6 p.m. at the Flatiron Building, 301 Broadway in Bethlehem. The book, "Addiction: Stories of Hope," was written, edited and designed by students from six colleges with advisement from members of Albright and Kutztown faculty, staff and alumni.   The book's stories are true accounts from the residents of Easy Does It, Inc., a drug and alcohol treatment facility, who were interviewed and photographed by the students over the Labor Day weekend. The book aims to shed light on this important and growing societal issue. Four of the student authors - including KU student Justin Sweitzer '17 - will read excerpts from the book. An open mic will follow, and all are welcome to share poetry, essays or excerpts from longer creative nonfiction pieces.   Books will be available for purchase at the event as well as light refreshments. For more information, visit: or
                Camille DeMarco, University Marketing   


Dec. 6, 9 - 11 a.m.
The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will host Dr. Tom Green, AACRAO for a workshop on Strategic Enrollment Management planning on Tuesday, Dec. 6. All are welcome to attend from 9 - 11 a.m. in 103 Academic Forum. For more information on the presenter, please follow this link:
                Enrollment Management and Student Affairs


Each year Kutztown University joins with Friend, Inc. to provide holiday dinner boxes to families in the Kutztown, Fleetwood and Brandywine Heights areas. Each family will also receive a turkey. Boxes are to be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, 281 MSU by December 13 for Christmas. More details can be found in the flyer. Thank you.
                The Community Outreach Center (COC) and the Student Volunteer Coalition (SVC)   


Thank you to everyone who donated to the Seth's Wish organization in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We were able to collect nonperishable items, toiletries, and school supplies to help with the organization's backpack program. You have no idea how much these donations will help out those who are involved in the program and the benefits it will have on the Fayetteville community. To further extend our commitment with helping with Seth's Wish, a group of 8 students will be traveling down to Fayetteville, North Carolina to deliver the donated items, as well as volunteering with Seth's Wish to help put backpacks together for Christmas. This could have not been done without the support from the University community, students, and faculty and staff.  Thank you all once again.
                Marishika Wright, graduate assistant, Multicultural Center



Friday, Dec. 2
7:30 p.m.             Wrestling vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Arena


The Kutztown University women's soccer team's historic 2016 campaign ended with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 Western Washington in the Final Four on a chilly night at Swope Soccer Village on Thursday.  Kutztown ends its season 20-5, easily eclipsing its previous program record of 16 wins from the 2011 season. The Golden Bears also set program records for regular season victories (15) and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) wins (13), and matched program records for shutouts in a season (13) and consecutive wins (9).


Kutztown University women's Soccer visits local youth

The Kutztown University women's soccer team took a break from soccer related activities during its Final Four trip to take the time to visit youth at the Tony Aguirre Community Center on Wednesday afternoon.



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