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July 8, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU professor Dr. Roman Altshuler "Time and the Philosophy of Action" 

Dr. Roman Altshuler, assistant professor of Philosophy, is pleased to announce the publication of his collection Time and the Philosophy of Action (June 20, 2016, Routledge). Altshuler edited the collection together with Michael J. Sigrist (Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University). The book features sixteen cutting-edge papers on the role time plays in human agency, many of which were initially presented at a conference on Time and Agency in November, 2011 at the George Washington University.
                John Lizza, chair, Department of Philosophy

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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ALL DAY                                          Multicultural Center Closed

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                    Health and Wellness Center Closed

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.                              Kutztown Folk Festival, Fairgrounds

2 - 4 p.m.                                       Sharon Breter Retirement Reception, Kemp Building
 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Low pressure approaches the area. Chance of afternoon thunderstorms mainly after 4 PM. Some storms may produce heavy rain and gusty winds. Heat will continue through the day. High temperature in the mid-90s. Winds south at 6 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts locally.
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(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.)

George Strausser Messersmith cover of Time Magazine 

July 9, 1937: Fleetwood native George Strausser Messersmith '00 is appointed assistant secretary of state by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Messersmith, a 1900 graduate of Keystone State Normal School, was the U.S. Consul to Berlin in 1932 and granted the visa that cleared the way for Albert Einstein to emigrate to the U.S.  He is credited with being one of the first to warn of the rise of the Nazi party in Germany in 1933 when he wrote to the president, "If this government remains in power, it will go far to making Germany a danger to world peace in the years to come."  Messersmith was featured on the cover of Time magazine on Dec. 2, 1946.  He would go on to become U.S. ambassador to Austria, Cuba, Mexico and Argentina before leaving public service in 1947.  He is credited with handling the diplomatic affairs surrounding the marriage of England's King Edward VIII and American socialite Wallis Simpson.   He also ran the American mission in Argentina during the reign of Dictator Juan Peron and his wife Evita.  Messersmith died in Texas in 1960.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


KUTZTOWN BOROUGH SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE
The Borough of Kutztown has installed a "Safe Exchange Zone" in front of the Borough Hall and Borough Police Station.  The safe zone is comprised of two dedicated parking spaces with free time-limited parking.  There is also a 24-hour video camera recording the safe zone.  The idea is that a safe zone can be used in child custody exchanges, when meeting new people or completing an online purchase.  Please tell your students and colleagues who might benefit from use of this safe exchange zone.  
                Derek Mace, vice president, Kutztown Borough Council; assistant professor, KU Department of Psychology 

  


  

RETIREMENT COUNSELING SESSIONS
Retirement Counseling Sessions for the months of July through September are as follows:
Fidelity - 07/12/16 & 08/18/16
TIAA - 07/13/16 (sessions still available) & 09/15/16
Information as to scheduling a session is available on the H.R. Website.
                Jean Adam, benefits manager

 


 

MULTICULTURAL CENTER CLOSURE JULY 8
The Multicultural Center will be closed today, July 8. It will re-open on Monday, July 11, at 8 a.m. Thank you.

 


 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER CLOSURE JULY 8
Health and Wellness Services will be closed today, July 8, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Normal business hours will resume at 12:30 p.m. 




 

SHARON BRETER RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
The campus community is invited to celebrate Sharon Breter's retirement on her last day, Friday, July 8, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Kemp Building Training Room.  Please come and have cake and say farewell and best wishes to Sharon, as she retires from KU.
                Jeanette Forster, employment services manager, Human Resources



 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

Driscoll and Scheuing named KU coaches of the year 


DRISCOLL AND SCHEUING NAMED COACHES OF THE YEAR
Kutztown University men's basketball coach Bernie Driscoll and field hockey coach Marci Scheuing have been named the 2016 KU Men's and Women's Coaches of the Year.  This is Driscoll's record fifth KU Men's Coach of the Year honor in his 16 seasons at the helm of the Golden Bears. It's his first since 2009 as his five awards stand as the most in KU history on the men's side. Softball's Judy Lawes holds the most overall with nine KU Coach of the Year accolades.  Read their story here.




  

MEN'S TENNIS TAKES TOP TEAM GPA IN PSAC
Kutztown University's men's tennis team was honored Thursday for holding the Top Team GPA of all men's tennis programs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The men's tennis and men's basketball programs were Kutztown's two teams to rank in the top-five of their respective sports.




  

JEFFERSON AND KEENY NAMED FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
Kutztown University's Tajier Jefferson of the football team and Sara Keeny of the softball team have been named the 2016 Kutztown Male and Female Freshmen of the Year.  Both student-athletes were named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Freshman of the Year in their respective sports.

Read their story here.

 

 

 


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