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February 1, 2016


The Daily Brief

Long Lost, Emily Nachison at the Miller Gallery 

The Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Art Building is currently hosting Artist-in-Residence, Emily Nachison of Portland, Oregon. 

Installation Dates: January 25-Feb 11, 2016
Exhibition on view: Feb 11 - March 11, 2016
Opening reception: Feb 11, 4-6pm
Lecture by the artist: Feb 11, 6:30pm, Sharadin Room 120

Her site specific installation, Long Lost, explores American mysticism through the folklore and traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and early European settlers in the North Eastern United States. The project consists of an immersive glass and mixed-media installation at the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery and a web archive of stories, information and drawings. Students will work directly with the artist assisting in all aspects of the project.

Emily Nachison, received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006 and a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2010. Nachison has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in multiple group shows across the country. Nachison is currently the Fiber Department Chair and a faculty member at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.

The website documenting the project is  


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

Patchy morning fog will give way to mostly cloudy skies by late morning or early afternoon. Slight risk of a morning shower. High temperature near 50. Winds southwest at 5-8 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.)

Feb. 1, 1951:  Enrollment is officially listed as 431 men and 452 women after 35 students celebrate winter commencement.  



The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 4 p.m. in AF 103. Meetings are open to the university community. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website under next meeting agenda and attachments.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


Kutztown University Meteorologist Dr. Michael Davis and campus weather & radio guru Mike Regensburger have a new edition of the weekly "Weather & Climate Chat" out summarizing the Blizzard of 2016 and letting you know what's ahead for the coming few days and weeks. Warmer or wintrier weather? Listen to the podcast here:



Assistant professor Keith Massie, Department of Communication Studies, will present "The Visual Rhetoric within Dark Summoner: An Analysis of Depictions within a Popular Smartphone App Game" on Thursday, Feb.4, 2016 at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building Room 120. The current research employs a mixed methodology to examine the videogame app Dark Summoner, while console games and MMORPGs have been studied by scholars (e.g., Castronova, 2005; Taylor, 2006; Frasca, 2003), less attention has been given to mobile app games. Please join assistant professor Keith Massie to learn more about this current research.

All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty and doing, and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts


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 would like to present some material in a session in spring 2016 or be added to the email list, please contact:

Noesis will meet on Friday, Feb.5 at 4:30 p.m. in MSU 250 [Please note location change.]. Joshua D. Steinberg, Department of Philosophy, will speak on A Decidedly Virtuous Approach: An Inquiry into Decision Procedure in Moral Theory.

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


Kutztown University students sometimes face difficult economic challenges. The Women's Center currently maintains a Student Emergency Fund to assist students; however, the fund is currently in need of replenishment. We have received an inquiry for help from a student. We are assisting her in in finding other community resources for her situation, but we would also like to be able to assist her and others if needed.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation, of any size, at any time to our fund. Please make checks payable to the Kutztown University Foundation with a note designating the donation is for the Women's Center Emergency Fund #15037. If you have questions, please contact Jerry Schearer, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach at schearer@kutztowne.du or 610-683-4923. Please pass our request to others who may help. Thank you for making a difference and being a part of Kutztown University's caring campus community.
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Office of the Dean of Students


Do you want to go snow tubing? Join us at Bear Creek Resort on Friday, Feb.5 at 6 p.m. Tickets for non KU students are available Monday, Feb.1 until Wednesday, Feb.3 at MSU 153. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for nonstudents.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement


The Office of Conference Services is hiring students to serve on the Conference Services Staff Team for the summer of 2016. This is an opportunity to work/learn/live with people of many diversified backgrounds. Good benefits (includes housing and meals) and pay. Applications are due by Feb.23, and can be picked up in the Office of Conference Services (Schock Education House) or on-line at Feel free to contact Terry Sitler or Honey Svoboda in the Office of Conference Services (x31359) with questions.
                Terry Sitler, director, Conference Services


The spring 2016 issue of The Ursa Minor Report (Newsletter of the KU Planetarium & Observatory) is now available here.  It contains news and event schedules for the KU Astronomy Outreach Program.

•             New Meteorite Collection!

•             Solar Observing Every Friday!

•             New Black Holes Planetarium Show!

•             Laser Light Shows!

•             and More ...

(Past issues are available here.)

                Phillip Reed, Planetarium




National Girls & Women in Sports Day 

2016 marks the 30th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Kutztown University will be celebrating this important initiative by hosting local elementary school students on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the O'Pake Fieldhouse.  This year's NGWSD theme, Leading the Way, is a nod to all those individuals and organizations who are on the front line for girls and women in sports: the organizations committed to advancing women's issues, athletes who have overcome barriers, coaches who challenge their teams to succeed, girls who have faith in their own potential and all those who continue to use the power of example to inspire greatness.  Click here for more information.



Wednesday, Feb. 3

Women's Basketball vs. Lock Haven (Dean's List Honors) - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video

Men's Basketball vs. Lock Haven (KUSSI Fan Appreciation Night) - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video


Saturday, Feb. 6

Women's Basketball vs. Shippensburg (Hall of Fame Weekend/Winter Sports Fest) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video

Men's Basketball vs. Shippensburg (Hall of Fame Weekend/Winter Sports Fest) - 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video



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