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March 16, 2016


The Daily Brief

Mascot Madness - Vote for Avalanche 

Round one of the 2016 Mascot Madness Championship begins today at 9 a.m. when Avalanche faces Skully of Millersville University.  Voting will be available for 24 hours, ending tomorrow at 9 a.m. 

To cast your vote go to



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9 a.m.

Mascot Madness Begins

9 - 11 a.m.

Calvin Heyward Visitation, Spring Valley Church, Temple

11 a.m.

Calvin Heyward Funeral Service, Spring Valley Church, Temple

1 p.m.

Choosing a Major Information Session, Stratton 116

4:30 p.m.

Chambliss Lecture, MSU 183

7:30 p.m.

Student Clarinet Recital, Georgian Room




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

Morning showers after some fog. Rain ends by afternoon and we may see some peeks of sun later. High temperature in the mid 60s. Winds southeast at 9-11 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25".  




(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.)

March 16, 1935:  Dr. Quincy A. W. Rohrbach, president, Kutztown State Teachers College, addresses 1,500 teachers and school superintendents of the Pa. State Education Association.  He calls for higher professional standards and higher pay for teachers, noting that Pennsylvania salaries are not commensurate with other states. 



Viewing and funeral service information for KU senior Calvin Heyward, who passed away March 9, is below:

Calvin Talique Heyward Viewing & Funeral Service
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Viewing: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Service: 11 a.m.
Location: Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Pricetown Rd., Temple, Pa. 19607
Repass immediately following the service at the church.

Support is available to students through KU Counseling Services in the Health and Wellness Center.

For those who wish to honor Calvin Heyward's memory, in lieu of flowers the family asks that individuals make a gift to support the Counseling & Psychological Services Center at KU. Gifts to support the Center can be made online through the KU Foundation website at or simply call the Foundation at 610-683-4110.

The link to Calvin's obituary in the Reading Eagle follows:


Associate professor of psychology, Dr. Avidan Milevsky, will deliver the spring 2016 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture today, March 16, at 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium (MSU183). The lecture is free and open to the public.  Milevsky's lecture is entitled, "The complexity and promise of the sibling bond: Creating closeness in childhood and repairing strife in adulthood," and explores how the most long-lasting and enduring relationship an individual can develop is with a sibling. Sibling closeness has been shown to impact lifelong psychological well-being. Milevsky's lecture will highlight his research on sibling relationships throughout life. He will specifically examine what parents can do to enhance the sibling relationships of their children, and will suggest ways adults can repair strained sibling connections.  Milevsky's research on families has produced over 100 presentations and 20 peer-reviewed articles published in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Social Development, Educational Psychology, the European Journal of Developmental Psychology, Child and Family Studies and the Journal of Adult Development. He has presented and lectured to conferences and audiences in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe and the Middle East.


Come and walk with us for suicide prevention and mental health awareness on April 17, 2016 on the DMZ from 5 - 7 p.m. Walkers can register on line at http:/ or may register day of walk from 3 - 5 p.m. Any questions call Kathy at 610-683-4082.


Nani Agbeli, noted dancer and drummer from Ghana, will perform with the Kutztown University African and World Percussion Ensembles on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in  Schaeffer Auditorium.  The program will also include student dancers and singers. Agbeli previously visited campus in February, 2014. Also on the program will be performances by World Percussion ensembles focusing on music from Brazil and the Caribbean that has roots in African-derived traditions. Dr. Frank Kumor, director of Percussion Studies, leads these groups, and has published and presented multiple clinics on world music traditions.
Known for his energy, athleticism and precision on stage, the charismatic Agbeli is one of the leading Ghanaian dancers of his generation. Born into a family of prominent dancers and drummers in Ghana's Volta region, he was trained by his father, the late Godwin K. Agbeli, who performed with the Arts Council of Ghana Folkloric Company and later served as chairman of the Ghanaian National Association of Cultural Groups. Agbeli went on to study with artists at the National Arts Center in Accra and, for many years, led the award-winning cultural troupe Sankofa Roots II. For nine years, he served as the lead drum and dance instructor at the Dagbe Cultural Center, a school that trains domestic and international students in Ghanaian traditional arts.  Agbeli will work with KU students during his week-long residency on campus preparing for the performance. His residency is sponsored by the Multicultural Center, a Sesquicentennial Academic Grant, the Association of Campus Events and the Department of Music.


The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center will hold their annual Easter on the Farm on Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the center's farm on Luckenbill Road on the campus of Kutztown University.  Visitors will be witness to many historic activities including blacksmithing, log hewing, pottery and hearth cooking. Egg hunts will be held for children ages 6 mos. to 10 yrs. at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  The event will offer wagon rides, a petting zoo and hands-on crafts. Keith Brintzenhoff takes the stage in the schoolhouse at 12p.m. and at 3 p.m. with "Songs and Stories for Kids of All Ages," and Mike Hertzog and The Blue Mountain Trio will perform traditional bluegrass and folk music at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored in part by East Penn Manufacturing, R.M. Palmer Co. and JustBorn, Inc.  For more information visit or call the Heritage Center office at 610-683-1589.


Lindsay is the country's leading expert in higher education law is back this spring with his Sex & the Law lecture on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in MSU 183. He takes an in-depth look at all the laws that govern our sexual lives: contraceptive laws, stalking, date rape, statutory rape, pregnancy & abortion, sexting, public nudity, and voyeurism.  It is a comprehensive program that teaches both the law and how to avoid trouble.  The event is sponsored by the Association for Campus Events and the Office of Housing Residence Life & Dining Services.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor


The KU Philosophy Department has arranged a special public lecture by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain on "Islam and the Contemporary Challenge of Terrorism" on Thursday, March 24, at 11 a.m. in the Academic Forum, room 102.  Hussain is an Op-ed columnist with the Toledo Blade, professor emeritus of the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery/College of Medicine and Life Sciences and professor emeritus of the Humanities/College of Literature, Languages and Social Sciences at The University of Toledo, The lecture will be followed by a discussion.  All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for a discussion of this important issue.
                M. Ashraf Adeel, Philosophy Department



Monday, March 21, 6 p.m., Rickenbach LC 4
Come hear Tim speak about the importance of sound in film and video production and what developments in sound technology will mean to the media and recording industries. Tim has been honored with several Prime Time, Technical, and Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Dolby E, television audio processing, and the Beijing, Vancouver, and London Olympic Games.  He holds multiple patents in the field of television audio and data.


On Friday and Saturday the Department of Music will host the College Music Society Northeastern Regional Conference.  Collegiate educators and students from across the country will travel to KU to share insights and perspectives on teaching, to feature new and unusual music, and to consider future directions for the art of music.  There are three performances open to the public:

·         Composers Concert #1, Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

·         Recital Hour, Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m., Schaeffer 114

·         Composers Concert #2 featuring the KU Wind Ensemble, Saturday, March 19, 3 p.m. Schaeffer Auditorium

                Michelle Kiec, program chair; Jeremy Justeson, conference host


Come and get some puppy love on Thursday, March 17 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in MSU 218. There will be several dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too!
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services


The Office of Admissions is hosting the first Accepted Student Day program this Saturday, March 19. We are expecting approximately 1,000 guests to attend. The official program will be delivered to offices participating in the event. Please contact Jade Eggleston at with questions about the program. We thank you in advance!
                Office of Admissions




Thursday, March 17

2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. Goldey-Beacom, North Campus Field, Live Stats

4 p.m.                   Women's Lacrosse vs. Lock Haven, Keystone Field, Live Stats

4:30 p.m.             Softball vs. Goldey-Beacom, North Campus Field, Live Stats



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