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November 12, 2015


The Daily Brief

Jaida Montenegro - PASSHE Psychology Conference 2015
Jaida Montenegro presented a poster titled "Perceptions of Family Friendly and Flexible Employment benefits" at the PASSHE Psychology Conference in Slippery Rock, Pa, on Oct. 31, 2015. Jaida (left), a psychology major in her junior year, is pictured with Dr. Michele Baranczyk (right) advising her project.



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Brass and Woodwind Day, Schaeffer Auditorium and Old Main


Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Pa. Convention Center

11 a.m.

COB Speaker Joseph McIlvaine, Academic Forum 200

11 a.m.

Student Veteran Panel, MSU 157

8 p.m.

MSU Movie Series, "Minions", MSU Alumni Auditorium




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


Mainly Cloudy with a few rounds of showers and perhaps a steadier period of rain or two as an occluded front approaches. Highs around 60. South winds.




(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.)


Nov. 12, 1982:  Pa. Governor Dick Thornburg signs Act 188 creating the Pa. State System of Higher Education. 



This week's MSU Movie Series film is Minions 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.

Kutztown University's Department of Music will host the 2015 Woodwind and Brass Day today, Nov. 12 beginning at 8 a.m., in Schaeffer Auditorium. The daylong event is open to any high school-age woodwind or brass player, or any public or private school or studio teacher interested in exploring woodwind or brass instruments.  Local vendors will be available for the students to try out instruments and to purchase accessories. The vendors will provide free instrument check-ups and minor repairs.  Highlights of the day include master classes with KU faculty and the Monumental Brass Quintet. A mass wind ensemble by the KU Wind Ensemble, KU Jazz Ensemble, and the Jazz Band will be held for those who wish to participate. Neil Hoffman will be holding a special introductory class on the basset horn for those interested.  This year's featured guest is the Monumental Brass Quintet (MBQ). Other featured guest artists include flute teacher and repair technician VSJ Flutes, Dr. Virginia Schulze-Johnson and oboist Nobuo Kitagawa.

A video of yesterday's Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony can be found at the link below.

Today, Nov. 12 in the Academic Forum, room 200, at 11 a.m., KU students will have the chance to meet Joseph McIlvaine, special assistant to the general manager of the Seattle Mariners, as part of the College of Business Featured Speaker Series. Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, McIlvaine spent 5 years in the Detroit Tigers minor league system before setting off on his executive career. He started as a scout for the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels, and Milwaukee Brewers organizations. He was named the Director of Scouting for the New York Mets, subsequently being elevated to Director of Player Personnel, and later Vice President of Baseball Operations. From 1984-1990 the Mets finished either first or second, won 2 NL East titles, and the 1986 World Series.  He then became Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations/General Manager of the San Diego Padres from 1990-1993.  Afterwards, he moved back to New York rejoining the Mets as their GM from 1993-1997.  For the last 17 years he has been Special Assistant to the GM for the Minnesota Twins, and currently, the Seattle Mariners.

A photographer will be available on Friday, Nov. 13, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Academic Forum room 101, to take head shot photos of any faculty or staff needing such a photo.  The background is maroon, please avoid wearing reds or any small patterns.  If you have any questions please contact me at  No appointment is necessary. 
                Dave Johnson, University Relations

During the Albertine Festival National Book Award winner Judith Thurman ("Isak Finesen: The Life of a Storyteller") will moderate a debate on Simone de Beauvoir's feminist legacy between Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Margo Jefferson ("Negroland"), writer Katie Rolphe ("The Morning After: Fear, Sex and Feminism"), Réjane Sénac, a researcher and Professor at the Centre for Political Research at The Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), and Sandrine Treiner, head of French public radio station France Culture. These four provocative women hope to answer the question: are women still a second sex?

To celebrate National French Week 2015 Oscar nominee director Abdettahmane Sissako will talk about what it is to be a filmmaker in Africa today. His 2014 drama "Timbuktu" won 7 Césars and was a Palme d'or ( Golden Palm) at Cannes as well as François Chalais Prize winner. The talk will be curated by Michael Cramer, Assistant-Professor of Film History at Sarah Lawrence College.
                Dr. S. Pascale Dewey, Department of Modern Language Studies

THE KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER welcomes student submissions for its second poetry contest.
We are asking students to submit original poems surrounding the theme, "What Writing Means to Me." With author permission, all submissions will be featured on the KUWC website. One grand prize winner will receive a $25 Paw Pass, KUWC T-shirt, and will have his/her poem published in the Shoofly and the Lehigh Valley Vanguard magazine.   The deadline for submissions is Friday, Nov.  13. Please email submissions with your name, major, graduation year, and your attached poem to
                Writing Center

The Department of Social Work invites you to the 4th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment, Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main.  Pre-register at:   The Conference aims to contribute to the local-global perspective in social work, utilizing the strategy: Thinking globally and acting locally.  The 2015 conference theme is "Challenges to the advancement of social and economic justice, sustainability, and human rights: Local and global responses."  Presentation topics include but not limited to the following:  Economics, the Environment, and the Body: Making the Connections for Transformative Social Work Practice; U.S. International Food Aid Policy: Whom are we helping? Human Trafficking Today: Global and Local Connections; International Approaches to Managing Atypical Gender Identity in Childhood; Migrants, Immigrants and Refugees: A Media Focused Existential Exercise in Critical Thinking.
Visit the Department of Social Work website for additional information

Jan. 4-15, 2016 - From Maine to Virginia and points in between, networking doesn't get easier than this.

It is a great opportunity for college students to learn first-hand about a career field, network with employees, and explore internship and job opportunities.  At each site you will get an in depth look at how the business operates and see first-hand the potential jobs that are out there.  You will get the chance to network and get a head start on your career choice.  This is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

There is a $10 fee per site visit, with a maximum of 5 site visits per student.  Registration deadline is Dec. 4, 2015.  For more information and to register online, visit
                Career Development Center

Faculty, please excuse music students from classes who are working with more than 150 high school students during Brass and Woodwind Day today.  If you have a question or wish to confirm a student was participating in the event please contact Professor Dan Neuenschwander at  Thank you in advance for your support for this worthwhile event. 

Monday - Bake Sale, Boehm lobby, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Stay tuned for a complete list of events.



Friday, Nov. 13 - Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Women's Volleyball (Senior Day) vs. Millersville - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Women's Swimming vs. Juniata - 1 p.m. (Keystone Pool)
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Football (Senior Day) vs. Clarion - 1:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, Nov. 14 - Men's Basketball vs. SUNY-ESF - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

Military Appreciation Day
In honor of those who have served our country, Kutztown University will have free admission and parking to those with veterans/military ID to its season-finale football game on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 1:05 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium.  For full ticket information, call the Athletics Office during business hours, M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, at 610-683-4094. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for all events where admission is charged.



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