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November 9, 2015


The Daily Brief

4th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment
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

KU Spirit Day Financial Aid  
Congratulations to the staff of the Financial Aid Office who took home the Spirit Bear Trophy this week!




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6:30 p.m.

Mock Trial Meeting, Old Main 287




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


High pressure situated over the Mid-Atlantic region. A very pleasant November day on tap with ample sunshine and gentle southerly flow. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds south at 5 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. 9, 1937:  The Shakespeareans of Kutztown State Teachers College produce a revival of "Hamlet" which drew the largest audience in college history.  College President Dr. Quincy Rohrbach and his wife bring several hundred guests which contribute to the large crowd. It is one year before the construction of Schaeffer Auditorium begins.  Schaeffer's construction allows the college to produce much more elaborate productions.




Kutztown University's Military Club will mark Veteran's Day with two flag ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 11.  At 7:35 a.m. the U.S. flag will be raised and at 4:35 p.m. the flag will be lowered.  Both services will take place at the flagpole in front of Schaeffer Auditorium.   The ceremonies, similar to those held at United States military posts are the world, are designed to show respect and reinforce a connection to past and current service. All veterans and current service members are invited to render honors during the ceremonies.  The ceremonies are a part of Veterans Awareness Week at the university. 

Please alert your students, the University Writing center is hosting a writing workshop, "Academic Stress and Stress with Writing: Using the Writing Process"  on Wed. Nov. 11, 2015 from 12-1 p.m. in Old Main 132- the UWC

Due to scheduling conflicts on Tuesday, Nov. 10, the HR Department's ability to process background checks for staff and students will be very limited. If you need to come to HR for your background check, we recommend you do so on a day other than Nov. 10. If you need to come that day, please be prepared for delays in completing your online Child Abuse application, or registering for the FBI clearance in HR on that day. This does not apply to those returning their background check results.
                Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

PEACE CORPS INFO SESSION TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 4-5:30 P.M., MSU 116. Please encourage your students to participate in a presentation with Q&A by a Peace Corps representative to learn about the service organization.
                Career Development Center

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT MONTH! Celebrate with the Career Development Center by attending the Keynote speaker: Lu Ann Cahn.   Please encourage students to attend. Additional information about Lu Ann can be viewed at:
                Career Development Center

Québec Winter Carnival is the world's largest winter carnival. Cirque du Soleil always presents the world premieres of its show in Québec. There are eight different shows presently being performed in Las Vegas. La Macaza airfield is the Mont-Tremlant International Airport. It is made entirely of log cabins.
                Dr. S. Pascale Dewey, professor, Department of Modern Languages




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 - 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


KU All-Time Football Team

In celebration of 100 Seasons of Kutztown University football, KU released its All-Time Football Team Saturday morning at a public ceremony at O'Pake Fieldhouse.  33 players were named to the team, spanning from 1936 to 2012. Making up the team were 18 offensive players, 13 defensive players, which included one two-way player, and three specialists.  Fans across the world voted for who they felt were the best of the best of KU football. 2,499 submissions were cast, as voting was spread across six voting periods from Jan. 28 to April 18, culminating with the KU Spring Game. Once voting was completed, a selection committee convened to review the voting and finalize the All-Time Team.  To see the entire team click here.

The Kutztown University men's cross country team finished sixth out of 22 teams on Saturday at the NCAA Atlantic Regionals and sophomore Steve Maine  qualified for the NCAA National Championships following a seventh place finish.  Kutztown's sixth place finish was its best result at the NCAA Regionals since a fifth place showing in 2002. KU had all five of its top finishers rank inside the top-55 of the race.

Following an outstanding season, the Kutztown University field hockey team was honored with five All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) selections announced Wednesday by the league office. Senior forward Anna Behm has been named Athlete of the Year and head coach Marci Scheuing has been named Coach of the Year.  Senior defender Rayann Fink and senior goalkeeper Kayla Denlinger  joined Behm on the All-PSAC First Team. Junior Courtney Ueberroth earned Second Team honors and sophomore Courtney Konowal was named to the Third Team. KU has three All-PSAC First Team selections in a single season for the first time since 2007.



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