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November 18, 2015


The Daily Brief

SBDC receives 2015 James Tyson Advocate Award
Kutztown Small Business Development executive director Ernie Post, right, and assistant director Sonya Smith, center, receive the 2015 James Tyson Advocate Award from the Community First Fund.  At left is Juan Williams, FOX political news analyst.  

Kutztown University's Small Business Development Center won the James Hyson Advocate Award from the Community First Fund held at the Lancaster County Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. KUSBDC received the James Hyson Advocate Award for its work as a community partner and for helping Community First Fund clients with business support and providing loan referrals. KUSBDC showed a video at the ceremony showcasing one of their clients, Super Natural and Fresh Produce, located in Reading. Sonya Smith, assistant director of KUSBDC, said that the center worked with Community First Fund to get Super Natural and Fresh Produce a loan and they provided them with support and training.



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All Day

Transfer Student Orientation, Various Locations

11 a.m.

Liberty Mutual Education Session, MSU 312

12:30 p.m.

Liberty Mutual Education Session, MSU 312

3 p.m.

Faculty Awards, MSU 250

5:30 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Cheyney, Keystone Arena

5:30 p.m.

Geography Meet and Greet, BH262

6 p.m.

Geography Lecture, BH262

7:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Cheyney, Keystone Arena






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


Partly cloudy skies to start the day. The high pressure that has brought us fair weather the past several days moves to our east and will supply us with moist southeasterly winds. Clouds will build throughout the day with a slight risk of a shower by the afternoon and evening. High in the mid 50s. Winds southeast at 5-9 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. 19, 1948:  The Keystone proposes a new mascot for the college, Korky the Kangaroo. 



The Kutztown University Choir and Bear Voices, directed by Dr. Hank Alviani, and Wind Ensemble, directed by Daniel Neuenschwander, present America! A Celebration of Patriotic Music Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., in Schaeffer Auditorium. The program will feature University Choir and Wind Ensemble combining to perform Randall Thompson's A Testament of Freedom, a setting of four writings by Thomas Jefferson composed in 1943 in honor of the 200th anniversary of his birth.  The program will also feature University Choir singing Robert Page's arrangement of America the Beautiful,  Bear Voices singing America from West Side Story and Song for the Unsung Hero, and Wind Ensemble performing American Overture for Band and Barnum & Bailey's Circus March. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Multicultural Center in room 104 for the next Traveling Around the World series starting at 11 a.m. There will be a brief presentation from a student about coconuts and their uses in Jamaica. Also, there will be papers on the history, fun facts and recipes from the food samplings available. There will be a trivia game done as well. Come out and get educated on coconuts. All are welcome.
                Jeann Cengeri, Multicultural Center x34807

Please join the CONNECTIONS Orientation team as we welcome over 55 transfer students and their families to campus today for new student orientation. The event will be held in Schaeffer Auditorium and consist of morning information sessions and afternoon advising meetings with faculty. Please join us in welcoming them to the KU community.
                Lisa Grabowski, coordinator, CONNECTIONS Orientation

Due to the shortness of time between the November meeting of the various College Curriculum Committees and the November deadline of proposal submission to UCC, submission and editing of proposals to UCC within that timeframe was impractical.  The November deadline for submission of proposals to UCC has been extended to the end of the day of today, November 18. Please feel free to submit proposals for consideration within this extended timeframe.
                John G. Vafeas, Chair UCC

A meet and greet reception will be held for Dr. Matthew Wilson, associate professor of geography at the University of Kentucky today, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in BH262.  At 6 p.m. Wilson will present a lecture "Pay Attention: Mapping and Media." 

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

On Friday, Nov. 20, the Biology Department will be hosting a Student Research & Internship Symposium. Department alumna Chelsea Ray will be providing the opening talk at 9 a.m. in BH 262, and the student presentations will begin at 10 a.m.  All are welcome to attend.  Please see the  Biology Department web page for a full schedule of the student presentations. 

Tattoo artist Shanghai Kate will present, "From Voodoo to Vogue," a lecture on the global history of women and tattoos on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Also known as the Godmother of Tattoos, Kate Hellenbrand has been a tattoo artist since 1972. Her award-winning work has appeared in all major tattoo magazines and she is a writer for Tattoo Planet, Ink, Skin and Ink and International Tattoo Art magazine. Kate co-produced the exhibition TATTOO at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York. Kate has appeared on the Today Show, the Tonight Show, Prime Time Access and numerous documentaries on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and TBS. She is the only woman in TATTOO NATION, a documentary charting the evolution of black and grey fine-line tattooing from prison to photorealism. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please join us. 
                Department of Art Education & Crafts

The English Department will present the Fall Flash Drama Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire on Thursday Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in MSU 116.  Admission is free.  This quirky, dark comedy about a 16 year girl whose body ages over four times faster than normal, focuses on her struggles with high school dating, while coping with her dysfunctional family and body.  Flash Dramas are unrehearsed readings like table readings, when actors first gather to read a script aloud. Spontaneous, fresh, and surprising.  Faculty readers: Dr. Arnold, Dr. K. Mace, Dr. Delong; and students Cody Meyers and Susan Nazzaro. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Thanksgiving Break Hours are posted on our website
We will run modified hours Tuesday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 29.
Normal Hours will resume Monday, Nov. 30.
Thank you and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving from all of us at Kutztown Dining!  



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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