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November 16, 2015


The Daily Brief

KU Geology Students at Geological Society of America 

Photo:  Michael Wiltrout, Ashley Richardson, Danielle Sulthaus, Katilin Lento, Ricky McDermott, Emily Bistran, Vincent Brinkmeyer, Emily Bogner, Kelly Morgano, Adam Cooper, Nicole DeLong, Casey Michalowski, Kaley Miller, Tori Finlay, Margariete Malenda, Kelsey Livingston (class of 2015), Elizabeth Heness (class of 2013).  Not pictured: Riley Shaak, Ryan Higgins, Alex Ewing, Rich Sammel, Sarah Moriarty, Austin Huff and alum Matthias Needle '10

Kutztown Geology students attended the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Baltimore. Twenty-one students attended the meeting, including seven presenters. This was a tremendous opportunity for these students and they did a fabulous job of representing KU and expanding their horizons through scientific presentations and meetings with potential employers and graduate schools. Thank you to all who worked with these students to allow them to participate in this opportunity and represent our university nationally.



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9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Geography Club Bake Sale, Boehm Lobby

6 p.m.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, Catholic Newman Center

7:30 p.m.

Lu Ann Cahn, Georgian Room, Old Main

7:30 p.m.

KU Chamber Players, Schaeffer Auditorium




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


High pressure to our southwest remains in control. A very pleasant day in store with ample sunshine and above average temperatures. High in the upper 50s. Winds west at 3-7 mph.




(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. 15, 1860:  Fairview Seminary opens in Kutztown.  Its first student is Nathan C. Schaeffer, future principal of Keystone State Normal School.  Operated by Henry Rosenberger Nicks, Fairview would eventually lead to the opening of the Maxatawny Seminary, predecessor to KU. 



Joined by Kurt Nikkanen, internationally acclaimed violinist and concertmaster of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, will perform Winter and Spring from the Vivaldi Four Seasons, as well as works by Elgar, Haydn and Mozart. The concert will also showcase KU students Steven Paszkowski, soloist in the first movement of Mozart's D Minor piano concerto, and Tyler Readinger, who will be conducting the Chamber Players in Elgar's Serenade for Strings and the finale of Haydn's Farewell Symphony.
The concert will take place on Monday Nov.16 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium, and is free and open to the public.

We would like to welcome Cheryl Faust, to the College of Education dean's office, as the new administrative assistant. 
                Dr. Darrell Garber, dean, College of Education

Please join the members of Hillel, the Muslim Students Association, and the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Association for an Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration tonight, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. in the lower chapel of the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center, 15207 Kutztown Road (across from Old Main). A free will offering will be collected with proceeds going to the KU Student Food Bank. A potluck social will be held immediately following the event. All are welcome to attend.
                Lisa Grabowski, advisor, Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Association

Tonight, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Lu Ann Cahn, author, reporter and television personality, will deliver a keynote address at Kutztown University as a part of National Career Development Month.  The event will take place in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  Cahn is the author of the inspirational memoir I Dare Me, an entertaining look back on a year that changed everything for her. The book grew out of a blog called Year of Firsts, which chronicled this veteran journalist, mother and survivor's daily adventures as she pushed herself to try something new for every single day - an effort to get her life "unstuck," as her daughter put it.

The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift
Posting End Date: 11/20/2015

Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift
Posting End Date: 11/20/2015

Custodial Worker 1 - 12 month
HARS - Residence Hall Custodian
Posting End Date: 11/20/2015

Internal positions are posted at . Please direct any questions and comments to  or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources

The campus community is invited to meet our candidate for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Business. 
This is the second of three candidates (Candidate B) selected for interview.  Thank you for your participation in this search.  Your feedback and comments are welcome and helpful.





Nov. 17, 2015

10:00 a.m.

AF 101

Candidate B

All candidate resumes are available for review at:

Monday  - Bake Sale, Boehm lobby, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Tuesday - 11 a.m. "Standing at the crossroads: How an Internship Can Help Map Your Future" Sarah Weigel KU Geography Class of 2013.
7 p.m. Geography Trivia Night - Test Your knowledge of places, peoples, climate and weather. No signups required, just bring your smarts. Prizes to be awarded. Collecting donations of non-perishable foods for "Bear Necessities Closet" to benefit KU students in need.

The Department of Philosophy announces its 5th annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day lecture. The series was inaugurated in 2011 by renowned philosopher and linguist Noam Chomsky. This year we've invited Harvard philosopher Dr. Mathias Risse, Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.  Dr. Risse will deliver "On the Significance of Humanity's Collective Ownership of the Earth for Immigration" on Nov.19 at 5 p.m. in AF 201.  The lecture will address issues in global justice pertaining to current immigration crises in the world. It will offer a critique of the current state of affairs and suggest ways for improving global justice on the basis of humanity's collective ownership of the earth.  Please also join us for a pre-lecture reception from 4-4:45 p.m. outside AF 201. 
                M. A. Adeel, Department of Philosophy

GREECE COMES TO KU on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium celebrates the educational exchange agreement between Kutztown University and the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dimitrios Chandrakis, violin, Dimitrios Patras, cello, and Athanasios Zervas, saxophone, joined by KU faculty members Maria Asteriadou, piano, Jeremy Justeson, saxophone, and Susanna Loewy, flute, will perform works by living Greek composers such as Dinos Constantinides, Athanasios Zervas and Simos Papanas. The latter's work Pas de Deux for violin and piano will also feature a special guest appearance by the Turning Pointe School of Ballet with choreography by KU Alumna Jaclyn Gailit-Lutz.
The concert will conclude with Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D minor and is free and open to the public.
                Dr. Maria Asteriadou

Please welcome the following new employees to Kutztown University
Violett Shaw, custodial worker; Tina Smith, custodial work; Becky Jachimowicz, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Please join us as Liberty Mutual Insurance is hosting an Auto 101 & Home Insurance 101 educational seminar for employees of Kutztown University.
Date:     Wednesday, Nov. 18
Time:     11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.*
Location: MSU 312 Conference Room
Please RSVP to
As a an employee of Kutztown University, you could save hundreds of dollars on car and home insurance with Liberty Mutual, while receiving advice and excellent service from licensed insurance counselors. Opportunities for consultation and quotes will be available. Please feel free to bring your current auto and/or home insurance declaration pages to receive a free, no-obligation quote. We hope you can join us!
If you are unable to attend, but you are still interested in an auto or home quote, please contact:
Dan Welker '87,, 610-398-9800 x51475
* Note: Please obtain approval from supervisor if you plan on visiting during business hours.
                Alex Ogeka, director of development and alumni relations

Please be sure to return your RSVP's for the Christmas Party on Dec. 12 at C J Hummel's today, Monday, Nov. 16.  Thank you.
                Chris Ferris

The final dog therapy event of the semester will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Old Main Lobby. Several dogs will be 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  



Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Women's Basketball vs. Cheyney - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Men's Basketball vs. Cheyney - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats  



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