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November 3, 2015


The Daily Brief

Milevsky "Sibling Issues in Therapy"

Congratulations to Dr. Avidan Milevsky on the publishing of his new book, "Sibling Issues in Therapy."

Sibling matters underlie issues at the core of many clinical difficulties presented by adult clients. Recent studies show that individuals with a close sibling relationship are more emotionally mature, are happier, have positive psychological well-being, and have closer friendships. This book incorporates the latest research and clinical work in family dynamics to examine multiple angles of integrating sibling issues in therapy. Using theoretical perspectives, a wealth of empirical data, testing instruments, and case studies readers will experience an engaging and thorough examination of these issues, along with obtaining tools and techniques that can immediately be implemented in practice. 



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11 a.m.

College of Business Associate Dean Search, BH 145

3 p.m.

AVP Facilities Candidate Bruce Frantz, AF 102

7 p.m.

Field Hockey vs. West Chester, PSAC Quarterfinals, Andre Reed Stadium




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


Mainly sunny skies for your Tuesday with highs very mild for early November as a ridge holds firm over our area until week's end. Expect temperatures to top out right around 70. Soft westerly breezes.





(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.)


November 1948, farming on campus is completely abandoned despite its keeping students well-fed during the Great Depression.  The State Department of Forests and Waters plants a tree farm on the land.




The Department of Music is sad to announce the passing of retired faculty member, Charlie Scanzello.

A life-long music educator, Scanzello began his teaching career in 1957 at Bethlehem Area School District and Moravian College, before joining the faculty at KU until his retirement in 1996. At Kutztown, he was associate director of bands and interim conductor of the University Orchestra. He organized recorder ensembles that entertained at many university and community functions, and was the faculty sponsor of the Renaissance Club.  In 1977, he received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the university faculty. Scanzello was also an enthusiastic poet, especially of Japanese Haiku.  Among others he is survived by his wife Angela, also a retired KU faculty member.

Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Nov. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 14833 Kutztown Road, Kutztown.


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The Woodwind Ensemble will present a recital tomorrow, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main.


Kutztown University's Department of Music will host the 2015 Woodwind and Brass Day on Thursday, 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.

Register at  Registration before Nov. 2 is $25 with a free t-shirt included. After that deadline t-shirt can be purchased for $10. After Nov. 9, please register on-site, the cost will be $30 and the t-shirt can be purchased for $10.

For more information contact Daniel Neuenschwander, instructor of music at or 484-646-4348.  

The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Facilities, Maintenance and Construction on the dates listed below.  Your comments and feedback are welcome.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend, subject to operational needs.  Attendance is voluntary. Click here to view candidates' resumes.





Nov. 3, 2015

3 p.m.

AF 102

Bruce Frantz

Nov. 4, 2015

3 p.m.

MSU 183

Patrick Sampsell

The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Business.  Attendance is voluntary and your comments and feedback are welcome.  Surveys will be collected on location.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend, subject to operational needs.





Nov. 3, 2015

11 a.m.

BH 145

Candidate A

Nov. 17, 2015

10 a.m.

AF 101

Candidate B

Nov. 30, 2015

10 a.m.

AF 102

Candidate C


The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.
Maintenance Repairman 2 - HVAC/Electrical
Posting End Date: 11/17/2015

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

Please share the following information with your students. 

For those in need, there is a food pantry distribution this week on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Friend, Inc.  Here is some more information:  No appointment needed.  For students needing transportation a van will leave at 10:30 a.m., and at 11:15 a.m. from the MSU.  Please email Leah Cassellia at so we know to expect you at the van.  

If you are interested in volunteering between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., please contact Leah Cassellia at  Any questions can be addressed to Leah Cassellia at  Thank you!  

The Penn Museum in Philadelphia specializes in archaeology and anthropology.  They have mummies from Egypt, ancient coins from Greece, and statues from Rome (and thousands of other items).  You can even watch their conservation staff at work as they clean and repair ancient artifacts.  The Anthropology Club and the Dept. of Anthropology/Sociology are sponsoring a trip to Penn Museum, this Saturday, Nov. 7, and all students are welcome.  The cost is $10 ($5 in advance, to reserve a seat in the van), and we will be leaving at 9 a.m. and returning in the afternoon.  Faculty, please tell your students.  For further information and to reserve a seat while they last, contact Dr. David Webb,, x34245.


Just a few reminders as we all learn the new p-card processes together:
Reconcile your items as you have in the past, but once signed by the supervisor the reconciliation packet should be returned to the cardholder.       
The cardholder needs to SCAN (following the directions below) all of the monthly documentation (log/statement/receipts) into ONE (1) .PDF document and email it to:
Your .PDF FILE NAME and the email SUBJECT LINE of each month's paperwork MUST reflect the following information and in the order presented below.

a. University (ESU or KU)
b. Month (2-digits) - BILLING MONTH*
c. Calendar Year (last 2-digits)
d. Cardholder's Name (first initial and last name)
e. Examples:      KU0915BREITZ
* Remember the BILLING MONTH is the ENDING DATE of the statement.  For example, if the billing period is August 28, 2015 through September 27, 2015...then the BILLING MONTH is September (09).

It is very important for the email subject line and the .PDF file name to be exactly the same, and follow the above instructions for the system to work properly.  As always, if you have any questions please feel free to email or call me at or X34831
                Barb Rahn, card systems administrator

At our last Union meeting all officers have been reelected.  Since all positions were unopposed there will be no vote.  Ray Dunkle, president; Tracy Reidenhour, vice president; Chris Ferris, secretary; Annette Christman, treasurer; Exec. Board; Eric Furst, Tish Manwiller, and Dave Phillips; Trustees; Michelle Maness, Cindy Rauenzahn and Bill Rathman. Please join us at our monthly meeting held the third Monday of each month.

The Department of Modern Language Studies, together with interested students, is organizing a new KU Chapter of "Global Brigades: Business Brigades"!  Through this KU chapter, students earn leadership experience and apply their business and skills by providing workshops on financial literacy and general business advice while on short trips to rural Panama and Honduras.  The information session is this Thursday, Nov. 5, at 11am, in DF 109!  Interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend!  Dr. Dawn Slack,

The Holds box in the Student Center of MyKU shows indicators; some are positive indicators (informative only) and some are negative (blocking things). 

Common indicators are listed below for reference during this time of Student Advising and Spring Registration.

Students do not see the "red star" or "prohibition" signs that employees can see in the Student Center but they can see the words and details in the Holds box.

·         FERPA (informative) - this means a student has a signed release on file - click on details to review who has been given what detailed permissions and what PIN # they are to supply you.
·         Classes Safe (informative) - secures specific semester schedule based on pending matters or amounts (this is more common now due to PHEAA grant delays)
o   Previously called Exempt from Class Cancellation - click on details to see the semester it covers.
·         Pending Aid (informative) - shows an amount of pending aid (most often PHEAA) that is not yet in, but is not sufficient to cover the full charges due.  May show with a student accounts seal or warning.
·         Student Accounts Seal (negative) - this means the student has charges that are past due and entering into the collections process. 
o   They are prohibited from future term registration and obtaining transcripts or diplomas.
·         Student Accounts Warning (negative) - this means the student has charges that are past due but a smaller amount.  They will enter the collections process shortly with a Student Accounts Seal if not paid.
o   They are prohibited from obtaining transcripts or diplomas.
·         WO Student Accounts Seal (negative) - this means the student has a prior term unpaid balance with no response to collection efforts.
o   They are prohibited from future term registration and obtaining transcripts or diplomas.

Wendy Pursell, director, Office of Student Accounts, or 610-683-4133



AWAY GAME - Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Women's Soccer at Edinboro, PSAC Quarterfinals (Edinboro, PA) - 1 p.m. Live Stats
Tuesday, Nov. 3 - Field Hockey vs. West Chester, PSAC Quarterfinals - 7 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Nov. 7 - Football vs. Shippensburg - 1:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats | Live Video

KU Football 100 Seasons


The grand finale celebration of 100 seasons of Kutztown University Football will be held this Saturday, November 7, as the KU football team gets set to host the first of two-straight home games to wrap up the 2015 season.   The festivities Saturday begin at 10 a.m. at O'Pake Fieldhouse with the ceremony to unveil the all-time Kutztown University football team.  The event is free and open to the public.   Then, at 1:05 p.m. at University Field at Andre Reed Stadium, the action heats up as the Golden Bears host division rival Shippensburg in a game to determine the champion of the PSAC East.   The Raiders will capture at least a share of the title with a victory.  Kutztown will capture a share of the title with a win on Saturday, and a win by East Stroudsburg at West Chester.   Game tickets are available in the KU Athletic Office during business hours, and will be available at the gate on game day.  KU faculty and staff can get up to four free tickets with a valid KU ID.   KU students are admitted free with a valid KU ID. 



Saturday, Nov. 7 - Ice Hockey vs. Muhlenberg (Body Zone) - 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8 - Ice Hockey vs. Army (Body Zone) - 11:30 a.m.



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