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February 9, 2018

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Kutztown University's Astronomy Program attended the January 8-12 meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Washington DC.
Kutztown University's Astronomy Program attended the January 8-12 meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Washington DC. Dr. Phill Reed, Department of Physical Sciences, and B.S. Physics/Astronomy students Bethany Tirrell and Tiffany Visgaitis presented research. Tirrell and Visgaitis presented "Decreasing Computational Time for 'VBBinaryLensing' by Point Source Approximation" that summarized the work they did at University of Salerno, Italy, last summer. Reed presented his recent work, "Long-term Spectroscopic and Photometric Monitoring of Bright Interacting Algol-type Binary Stars." The winter meeting of the AAS is the nation's largest astronomy and astrophysics conference and the experience afforded the students opportunities to network and meet award-winning scientists from all branches of astronomy.
     Phillip Reed, Department of Physical Sciences


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

Warm front passes during the day. Overrunning moisture will provide for a cloudy day. There could be some snow flurry activity during the day as some mid-level energy is expelled out from a low pressure crossing the Great Lakes. High temperature in the mid-30s. Winds south at 6 mph.


Feb. 11, 3 p.m.
The Department of Music will present a Music Scholarship Benefit Concert on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. in the Schaeffer Auditorium. This is a concert organized entirely by our KU Music students. Groups that will be performing includes Kutztones, Monday Night Band, Gateau au Chocolat, Center City, and the KU Orchestra. Join us for some wonderful performances and support the music scholarship fund. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students is greatly appreciated. Join us after the performance for a reception and meet and greet with the performers.
     Soo Goh, Department of Music

Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Extra 40% off all career clothing - including suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, shoes and accessories. JCPenney will be closed to the public and exclusively opened to KU employees and students this Sunday, Feb. 11, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
     KU Career Development Center

Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Please help spread the word about the Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 218 MSU. Representatives from eight study abroad programs and several KU program faculty leaders will be at the fair to help KU students learn more about their options. 
     Nicole Becker, International Admissions and Services

Feb. 13, 20 and 21
Candidates for the position of associate dean of the College of Business will visit campus on Feb. 13, 20 and 21. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus.
Feb. 13 - Candidate 1
Feb. 20 - Candidate 2
Feb. 21 - Candidate 3
     College of Business

Feb. 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
What a better thing to do on Valentine's day than to save lives. Miller-Keystone Blood Drive is 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in 218 McFarland Student Union.  Walk-ins are welcome. Save time, preregister: . Faculty, staff, family and friends are welcome to give blood. Please encourage students to register and give as well. Thank you from the Community Outreach Center and Miller-Keystone Blood Bank.
     Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach

March 2, 8:30 a.m.
The eighth annual Conference on Human Diversity, "Dialogue is...." will be held Friday, March 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration information to follow next week. We will also provide further details including description of keynote speaker and a social justice-themed movie screening on Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. Any questions please e-mail Jerry Schearer at or Mark Wolfmeyer at
     Mark Wolfmeyer, Secondary Education


Feb. 11 3 p.m. Music Scholarship Benefit Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 12 Noon Frederick Douglass Discussion Series
250 MSU
Feb. 14 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Miller-Keystone Blood Drive
218 MSU


Trinity Lutheran Church - Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12, Seniors/Students are $10, and Children ages 3 -11 are $6.
Kutztown University Brunch Buffet and Show - 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, Old Main. Tickets $15 and Children 11 and under $10. or 347-728-4459.

Feb. 17
FriendFest is an annual benefit featuring beer and wine tasting, live music, delicious food, and various vendors. All proceeds go to the Optimist Club of Kutztown's children's programs in local communities, as well as a donation to assist Friend, Inc. end poverty in rural Northeastern Berks County. Local breweries and wineries in Pennsylvania and along the east coast will showcase their products to hundreds of attendees. Visit or for more information and to purchase tickets.
     Jennifer Prevoznik, KU Card Office


Mission BBQ and Kutztown University to host Military Appreciation Night at Friday's wrestling match.

Mission BBQ and Kutztown University to host Military Appreciation Night at Friday's wrestling match.


Feb. 9 11:30 a.m. WBOWL at Golden Bear Classic
Berks Lane, Reading, Pa.
Feb. 9 7:30 p.m. WREST vs. Millersville,
Keystone Arena
Feb. 10 9:30 a.m. WBOWL at Golden Bear Classic
Berks Lane, Reading, Pa.
Feb. 11 8:30 a.m. WBOWL at Golden Bear Classic
Berks Lane, Reading, Pa.





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