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January 27, 2016


The Daily Brief

Christopher Erthal, Harrisburg Internship Semester Program 

Christopher Erthal of Bethlehem is working for the Joint State Government Commission as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.  Erthal is a senior psychology major at KU and of 16 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester's worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the 14 State System universities to participate.  Erthal is the son of Karen Erthal and a 2009 graduate of Nazareth Area High School. He and the other students participating in the program also will attend several academic seminars during their spring semester internship. Each of the students will complete an individualized research project as part of the program's requirements.



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


High pressure moves in after a weak cold front passage yesterday. Skies will be mostly clear. High temperature in the upper 30s. Winds west at 6-9 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.)


Jan. 20, 1955:  It is announced that Dr. Clyde F. Lytle, after 33 years of teaching at Kutztown State Teachers College, has been granted a sabbatical to spend five months traveling through Europe.  His trip, which begins aboard the S.S. Constitution, includes stops in Italy, Switzerland, Paris, Brussels and Great Britain.



Get your artwork published!
Essence art submissions are due Thurs., Jan. 28.
1. Submit up to three pieces
2. Include name, media & size of each
3. Use high- res digital files 300 dpi jpeg or png
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Work is juried for inclusion in the 2016 magazine.
                K.Clair and T. Dodson, advisors


Encourage students to drop by the Involvement Fair this Thursday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Rec Center. KU has more than 180 groups, clubs, organizations and teams for our students to join. More than 2,000 students already participate - making new friends and having a bunch of fun! From Quidditch and intramurals to academics-oriented and faith-based, our students have the opportunity to join, connect, build leadership skills and link-up! KU's Involvement Fair is this Thursday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Rec Center.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE


Budget Rally Sign Making Event: Feb. 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Old Main Concourse Left Lobby
APSCUF-KU is hosting "Get on the Bus! Sign Making Event" on Thursday Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., in the Old Main Concourse Left Lobby. Come out and join fellow APSCUF-KU members, and students prepare signs for the upcoming Feb. 8 Budget Rally in Harrisburg! APSCUF-KU will be providing all materials, as well as enticing snacks and beverages! This is a great opportunity to model corporeal engagement in participatory democracy, and impress upon students, and fellow faculty members the power within collective action. We hope to see you there.


Students, alumni, and faculty members:

Join APSCUF-KU to advocate for fair funding for Kutztown University, and all the Commonwealth state-owned universities. Free transportation, and free lunches will be provided. Join us for an afternoon including comments from State System students, faculty members, and officials, as well as legislators who are State System alumni. Tell us you're attending via our Facebook event page:  Reserve your seat on our bus by sending an email with the subject line "I'm going to the rally" to Colleen Fitzgerald,, APSCUF-KU office manager. This is a great opportunity to model corporeal engagement in participatory democracy, and impress upon students, fellow faculty members and our elected officials the power of collective action. Get On The Bus! Departing from Lot A2 across from the Fair Grounds, Monday, Feb.8 at 9 a.m. Returning to Lot A2 between 4-5 p.m.



The Commission invites you and your students to our 6th Annual Diversity Conference. This year's theme is "Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice for All!" Friday, Feb. 26 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sessions begin on the hour, so you or students may come for the whole day or just a session or two. More details and registration at:
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Academic & Student Affairs


Come to MSU 183 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 27 and watch the film "The Guard" by director John Michael McDonagh.  An unorthodox Irish policeman with a vulgar sense of humor is partnered up with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug smuggling ring. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by the Association of Campus Events and the Film Club.


Business Services will be holding an information/training session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in Academic Forum room 102, for any faculty or staff member who would like to learn about the process for renting vehicles through Enterprise Rent-A-Car.  The session will include information on:  paperwork that needs to be completed before a vehicle is rented, how and when to order a rental vehicle through the KU website, how to order a 15-passenger van, and other general information relating to the vehicle rental process.  Representatives from Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be in attendance to answer questions.  If you would like to attend, please email Jen Prevoznik at:


Natalya Lee PSAC Athlete of the Week 

Senior guard Natalya Lee of the Kutztown University women's basketball team earned her first career Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Athlete of the Week honor on Monday afternoon after leading KU to victory in its one game last week.  Read her story here.


Saturday, Jan. 30 - Women's Basketball vs. Millersville - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, Jan. 30 - Women's Swimming hosts Millersville & LIU Post - 1 p.m. (Keystone Pool)
Saturday, Jan. 30 - Men's Basketball vs. Millersville - 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video​  



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