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December 5, 2016


The Daily Brief

KUR recognized by Intercollegiate Broadcasting System
KUR is proud to announce that the radio station has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) for qualifying, and exceeding the criteria, for the "IBS Platinum Microphone Award for Outstanding and Highest Broadcasting Excellence." The recognition comes approximately three months before the 2017 IBS 77th Annual International School/College/Community Radio/TV/Webcast/Media Conference in New York City, in which KUR has taken home multiple awards and nominations in recent years including being nominated for "Best Radio Station at a University with under 10,000 Enrollment" and winning "Best Use of Social Media" and "Best News Interview."  



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3:30 - 4:30 p.m. President's Free Hour, 303 Stratton
7:30 p.m. Chamber Ensemble, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

Some rain and snow showers in the morning but conditions should improve by late morning to early afternoon. Clouds disperse by the afternoon so we may get some sun later. High temperature near 50. Winds west at 5-8 mph. Precipitation totals less than .5".



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


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


Dec. 9, 4:30 p.m.
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Friday, Dec. 9, at 4:30 p.m. in MSU 323.  Professor Mark Bickhard, Henry R. Luce Professor of Cognitive Robotics and the Philosophy of Knowledge, Lehigh University, will be speaking:  Why Can Brains Do It, But Not Rocks?  All are welcome.  Reception follows.    ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or 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  


Dec. 9 - 12

Responding to Emergencies First Aid
Dec. 9, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dec. 10, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Dec. 11, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Basic Life Support Class
Dec. 12, 6 - 11 p.m.

For more information contact Candi Calhoun at or 610-683-4861


We are reaching out to faculty and asking that you please take a minute and check to make sure your courses are listed with accurate information on the KU Campus Store website at  Please click on Textbooks> Shop and Compare> Spring 2017.  Choose your department, course and section then click the compare prices button.  If your course and section do not appear, we may have not received your textbook adoption yet.  Textbooks and required materials need to be listed on our website for the University to be compliant with the HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act). If a textbook is not required for your course, please let us know so that we can list it on our website.  After reviewing your courses, please feel free to contact our textbook department with any questions at x3-4037.  Please feel free to put our website address on your syllabus to help us serve the KU students.
                Vicki Graft, KUSSI


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


The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity is seeking presentation proposals related to the various dimensions of multiculturalism, diversity, social justice, inclusion and equity in all areas of life and education. Although this has traditionally been a "diversity" conference, in recent years the CHD has also seen the need to give voice to social justice issues, fighting for equity for all. This is seldom an easy process. It involves seeking to understand things that are difficult, empathizing with people who are not like you, stepping back to listen and not speaking over others and opening yourself up. This can cause you to be challenged, to stretch you, and sometimes make you feel uncomfortable. We want this conference to be a time for people to really share what the world or the idea of diversity or the concept of social justice looks like to you and then helps us see a future that brings your vision to reality.  Proposals can be submitted by students, staff, faculty, community members, and professionals in the field. Proposals centered on our theme of "Social Justice and Diversity: Sharing Perspectives & Envisioning the Future" will be given highest consideration.  Proposals can be for poster presentations, workshops, panel discussions, facilitated discussions-or maybe you have a new way to present this important information. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR STUDENTS or people outside the university if you feel they may contribute.
7th Annual Conference of the Commission on Human Diversity, Kutztown University will take place, Friday, March 3, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  We welcome and encourage you to submit your proposal by January 6, 2017.
                Jerry Schearer, vice-chair, Commission on Human Diversity


The Miller Gallery will present the December Senior Exhibition from Saturday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 9. 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:


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)




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