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November 1, 2016


The Daily Brief

Kutztown University President's House Gallery


Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and his wife, Ann Marie, have turned their on-campus home into a space that celebrates the artistic talent and scholarship of Kutztown University faculty, staff and students.

Ann Marie has put her background in art museum education to work, creating a gallery of artwork and exhibits from KU's excellent artists.  

Additionally, a library of books from virtually every discipline published by KU faculty is on display. The books represent the full range of talent and research interests of KU's faculty.




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11 a.m. - 7 p.m. KUSSI Graduation Festival, Multipurpose Room MSU
1 p.m. Women's Soccer
3 p.m. Mathematics Colloquium, 218 LY




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

Cool high pressure stays in control. Partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s. Light south breezes.




Nov. 1 Deadline
Honorary Degrees are granted to men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the welfare and improvement of their community, region, Kutztown University, the State of Pennsylvania, the United States, or to humanity at large. The Kutztown University Honorary Doctorate Committee is currently seeking nominations of distinguished individuals for the award. Please contact Dr. Jonathan Kremser for further information about the degree. The official nomination form can be found at this link:  Honorary Doctorate Nomination Form. Deadline for nominations is November 1. The committee will be meeting to consider the nominations in mid-November.
                Jonathan Kremser, chair, Honorary Doctorate Committee


Nov. 1, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
KUSSI is sponsoring the Fall Graduation Festival Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, MSU. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be able to purchase their caps and gowns, receive graduation tickets and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with a variety of needs associated with graduation. Students may stop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please call Andrea Tremper at x3-1339. *Please note: parking will be limited that day. Please plan ahead.
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI


You can create Group Discussions in D2L? Group Discussions allow you to break a large class into smaller discussion groups to make the discussion forum more manageable for both the instructor and the student, creating a more collaborative and rich discussion. To set up Group Discussions, you must first set up Groups. Once your Groups have been set up, D2L can automatically create a group-restricted topic for each of your discussion forums. The Group Discussions article outlines the process of creating Group Discussions.
Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


Want to start a study abroad program, but not sure where to start? Come to the Faculty-Led Programs Information Session on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. in 223 MSU. Dr. Wells and Nicole Becker will give a short presentation and experienced program coordinators will provide tips and tricks. We will be available to answer your questions. Boxed lunch provided. Please RSVP to by Thursday, Nov. 10.
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, International Admissions


There are a few KU international students who would like to experience a traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal. We are seeking volunteers from the KU campus community to pick them up from campus, host them for the meal, and bring them back to campus on Thanksgiving day. If you would like to host a student, please email us at
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, International Admissions


These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0173 NEW - Temporary Veteran's Services Coordinator Temporary FT 11/19/16
2016-0172 internal NEW - Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time 11/07/16
2016-0107 Reposted Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0156 MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing - 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2016-0175 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16



The Department of Social Work invites you to the 5th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment, Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Academic Forum. 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 2016 conference theme is "Environmental and Ecological Justice, Human Rights and Socio-Economic Justice: Local and Global Response." Presentation topics include but not limited to the following:  Synthesizing sustainability, human rights, and environmental justice: Creating a new synergy for social work; Beyond the Tipping Point: Global Trends and the Implications for Social Policy; Ecological Humanism of the Quran and International Development; Identifying Qualities of Environmental Racism and Effects on Non-Dominant Populations in the United States; Domestic Violence: Human Rights Issue in India; Childhood Lead Exposure and Delinquency: Environmental and Behavioral Risk Factors; Literature Review of Vegetarianism and Veganism from the Perspective of Environmental and Ecological Justice; Childhood Lead Poisoning: What Social Workers Need to Know; Impact of Acculturation on Education and Family Environment among Immigrants and their Children. Visit the Department of Social Work website for additional information:
Contact: Barth Yeboah, professor, and chair, Social Work in the Global Environment Conference


Please excuse the following students in AST 140 on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be traveling to the planetary science labs at Rutgers University as a part of a class field trip: Nicholas Balch, Vince Brinkmeyer, David Donnelly, Rachel Hammersely, Josh Levy, Luke Maritch, Brianna McCardle, Amanda Portoff and Micheal Sanderson.
                Erin Kraal, associate professor, Department of Physical Sciences




Tuesday, Nov. 1

1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. Bloomsburg - Keystone Field (PSAC Quarterfinals) Live Stats | Live Video (KUTV)

Saturday, Nov. 5
1:05 p.m.             Football vs. Cheyney - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Audio (KUR) | Live Video (KUTV))



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