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January 24, 2017


The Daily Brief

Dr. Derek Mace, Lauren Verna, Dr. Armin Rott
Kutztown University student Lauren Verna '19, a secondary education, English and German major, is currently studying at the University of Hildesheim as part of the KU-Hildesheim Exchange directed by Dr. Lynn Kutch of MLS.  Lauren recently hosted Dr. Derek Mace (left) of KU and Dr. Armin Rott (right) of the University of Hamburg on a city and campus tour. 



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

Rain or rain mixed with some wintry precipitation ending in the morning as our messy story begins to wrap up. Remaining windy but not quite as wild as yesterday. Highs in the upper 30s. Check out the first podcast of “Weather & Climate Chat” with the two Michaels (Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger) right here. Note this was recorded yesterday, so consider that when hearing words like “today” and “tomorrow,” but still some good information here recapping some of the destruction with tornadoes down south and the wild wind and rainstorm here. We also look ahead to what to expect the end of this week and into the weekend. Will the sunshine EVER return? Listen here:




Key student service offices will offer extended hours Monday through Thursday, the first two weeks of school. Offices will be open until 5:30 p.m. to assist students.

Week 1 Jan 25 Jan 26  
Student Accounts 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Financial Aid Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Registrar's Office 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
One-Card Office 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Housing 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Dining Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.  
Week 2 Jan 30 Jan 31 Feb 1 Feb 2
Student Accounts 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Registrar's Office 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
One-Card Office N/A N/A N/A N/A
Housing 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Dining Services 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.


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Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
Dr. Damian Savarino, bass-baritone, will be giving a free recital Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., in the Georgian Room. Dr. Savarino has a long list of accomplishments over a very distinguished career, both across the United States and internationally. Among other performances he was the bass soloist in Carnegie Hall when a group of Kutztown University choral singers joined a larger ensemble in the presentation of Mozart's Solemn Vespers in March 2015. He reprised that role last April in the Kutztown University Choir's own performance of the same work last April. Please see his link below for more information.
                Henry Alviani, Department of Music

Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m., AF 102
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is pleased to sponsor the panel, "Redistricting: The Real Voter Fraud," on Feb. 9 in 102 AF from 6:30-8 p.m. Moderated by the Kutztown Democratic Club, the panel will feature State Senator Judy Schwank representing Pa.'s 11th Senatorial District and Diana G. Dakey representing Fair Districts Pa. This is a non-partisan event designed to inform the electorate. A question and answer session will follow the speakers' presentation. This event is open to the public. Please contact Steve Lem ( with questions.
                Steve Lem, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Jan. 25, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Please join us at the Rohrbach Library for a gallery reception of "Rain and Reflection," photography by Dorothy Siravo, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Book and Brew Gallery on the first floor. The exhibit will be on view until Feb. 28.
Rohrbach Library

April 2, 2 p.m.
In recognition of Kutztown University's new All Steinway designation, the university will hold a Young Artists Piano Competition on Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The competition is open to all high school aged students.  Applications and a video submission are due Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Participants will be expected to complete two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire not exceeding 20 minutes. No arrangements, pop or Broadway compositions will be accepted.  Finalist who pass the video audition will be invited to compete at Kutztown University on April 2.  Awards and prizes include: 
Each winner will participate in piano master class at Kutztown University, as well as performances in New York City, Philadelphia and Kutztown during fall of 2017.
1st prize: $500 and full tuition scholarship to the KU Summer Chamber Music Festival, July 1 to 8.
2nd Prize: $300
3rd Prize: $200
The competition application can be found online at  For more information contact Dr. Maria Asteriadou at or (484) 646-4154 or Dr. Daniel Immel at or 610-683-1592. 




Kutztown University graduate Jordan Morgan is well on his way to becoming KU's next player in the National Football League. Morgan's talent and accolades earned him an invite to next week's Reese's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and has garnered him media attention throughout his hometown Philadelphia.
KYW Radio, a part of CBS Philly, interviewed Morgan leading up to his near departure for Alabama. Listen to the entire interview here:
Morgan is 1-of-3 Division II players that received an invite to compete in the Reese's Senior Bowl - the top Senior Bowl in the country - on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. ET from Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game, and all practices during the week, will air live on NFL Network.
NFL Network provides live coverage of Senior Bowl week practices Tuesday, Jan. 24 - Thursday, Jan. 26, starting Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET and Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. ET.  One-hour 2017 Senior Bowl Recap shows air Tuesday - Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.  The KU Sports Information and University Relations staff will be on-site to provide in-depth coverage on Morgan's week in Alabama. Be sure to follow along on social media through KU's social media accounts, and official athletics website:

The KU athletic department will be participating in a month-long food drive, called "Bears Give Back," throughout the month of January. All non-perishable food donations collected during that time will be given to the on-campus food pantry and Friends Inc.  Fans are encouraged to participate and donations will be accepted at basketball game on Jan. 25.  Anyone who brings one non-perishable food donation to the basketball game will be given a ticket that can be redeemed for a free hotdog or bag of chips. At the game on Jan. 25, which is sponsored by the KU Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), a donation will gain entrance to a drawing for a Giant gift card.  In addition to accepting donations at athletic events, Kutztown will also have designated donation boxes set up in Keystone Hall throughout the month. The athletic department encourages all students, student-athletes, faculty, administration and fans alike to be a part of this initiative and help the "Bears Give Back."

Wednesday, Jan. 25

5:30 p.m.             Women's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
7:30 p.m.             Men's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
*Golden Bear Honors at halftime of men's game



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