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January 28, 2016


The Daily Brief

Winter Reception


You are invited to a winter gathering to celebrate the new year, a new semester, and the Sesquicentennial!

Come in from the cold to the warmth of Old Main Concourse on February 11, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to mingle, view the historical displays, and indulge in KU's official dessert - whoopee pies. Hawaiian espresso, coffee, tea and hot cocoa will also be served... all in honor of KU's 150th anniversary.


RSVP by February 5 to or ext. 3-4645

**** Show your KU Pride by wearing maroon and gold ****

Sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Promotions Committee




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10 a.m. - 1 p.m.                     Involvement Fair, Rec. Center

3 p.m.                                   Council of Trustees meeting, MSU 250

8 p.m.                                   MSU Movie Series, MSU  



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

Partly Sunny skies on Thursday with high pressure in control. It'll be chilly, but a generally nice late January day. Highs in the mid 30s. Soft southwest breezes.




(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.)

In January 1924, there is a movement among residents to change the name of the borough as people from other areas have trouble pronouncing the name correctly.  There is no record of any alternate name suggestions.



The Council of Trustees Meeting is today at 3 p.m. in MSU 250.
                Toyia Heyward, Office of the President



Do you have a student who needs to get their books but is waiting for their refund to do so?  If they have an account in good standing and more Pending Aid than their charges, they may be eligible for a Bookstore Account at the KU Bookstore.  Students can apply in the Financial Aid office, or complete the form online and submit it to them.  Not all students will qualify and there are certain requirements, but please encourage students to check it out!  We hope these extra days help our students.

Apply by Friday, January 29 in Financial Aid (original end date was Wed.)
Purchases must be made by end of Monday in the KU Bookstore - for all students participating
Unused portions refunded one week later
                Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts



This week's MSU Movie Series film is The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 2 which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.



Live student specialty shows for 2016 have debuted on Kutztown University Radio and so has "Kutztown Live," KUR's premier campus/community issues talk show. Today's special guests with host Shantae Taylor include Admiral Joe Sestak, longtime Pennsylvania politician and currently running for Senate. "Kutztown Live" runs every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. on your "Radio Voice of Kutztown University, KUR." Stream KUR live at​ 
                Michael Regensberger, KUR



I would like to thank everyone that donated their personal/annual time to me last year.  The KU community's generosity has touched my family's hearts and I can't thank you all enough.  Your time allowed me to continue going to go to my son's doctor appointments, ER visits and hospital stays without worrying about having enough leave time to cover all these countless hours.  Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. 
                Andrea Buno, Department of English



Kutztown University's Testing Services is now a satellite testing center for candidates who are taking the Medical College Admission Test or MCAT.  The first administration at KU was held on Friday, January 22, 2016, and the remaining KU testing dates for 2016 are:  Friday, April 1; Saturday, April 23; Friday, May 20; Thursday, June 2; Saturday, June 18; Friday, July 8; Friday, July 22; Thursday, August 4; Friday, August 5; Friday, August 19; Thursday, August 25; and, Friday, September 9.  We offer this testing opportunity for the convenience of our own students who are applying to medical school, as well as for those in the region.  The University's testing center is located in Stratton  206 (students, however, register for the MCAT at the Association of American Medical Colleges' website).
                E. Gil Clary, assistant provost, Faculty & Academic Administration



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
4. Submit to
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.  



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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