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November 11, 2016


The Daily Brief

Kutztown University Military Friendly School

Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse, has announced that Kutztown University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation. Each year, the list of Military Friendly Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.  Last week KU was named a "Best for Vets" by Military Times. KU will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G .I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on



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All Day Veterans Day
9 a.m. Social Work Conference, Academic Forum
1 p.m. NCAA Women's Soccer, Edinboro vs. Charleston, Keystone Field
3 - 4 p.m. Director of Residence Life Candidate, MSU 250
4 p.m. Noesis Meeting, MSU 312
4:30 p.m. Flag Lowering, Schaeffer Flag Pole




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

Low pressure will move to our north dragging a cold front across the state during the late morning hours. Precipitation should be well to the north of our area but mid to upper level energy will provide for some clouds. Pressure gradient will tighten generating windy conditions. High temperature in the mid-50s. Northwest wind at 8-17 mph.  



Veterans Day coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). Today we honor all men and women who served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Thank you to all veterans for serving our country honorably during war and peacetime, and for protecting our freedoms.
                Office of Veterans Services

Kutztown University's Military Club will mark Veterans Day with two flag ceremonies on Friday, 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 around 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.

The newly redesigned KU Information Channel (KUIC) is shown on Kutztown University's Television Channel, KUTV (Service Electric Cablevision Channel 24, 524 HD; Hometown Utilicom 191 and Service Electric 266 in the Lehigh Valley).  To include your event, visit  KUIC operates using Tightrope Media System, which also populates the TV screens seen in the McFarland Student Union. Users who are familiar with the MSU's Tightrope System can request access to submit graphics directly to KUIC. Contact Josh Leiboff ( for more information.

An Open Forum for the university community to meet the Director of Residence Life candidates will be held on the following dates:
Candidate 1 ~ Friday, Nov. 11, MSU 250 from 3-4 p.m.
Candidate 2 ~ Monday, Nov. 14, MSU 250 from 2-3 p.m.
Candidate 3 ~ Friday, Nov. 18, MSU 223 from 2-3 p.m.

Nov. 11, 11 a.m.
Students from Dr. Shively's Muslim Middle East course (ANT165) will be taking a field trip to the Mosque of the Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please excuse the following students:  Jillian Baker, Lindsey Becker, Jacqui Bidwell, Carolyn Ferguson, Craig Hyatt, Kevin Kaminski, Abby-Rae Knappenberger, Brenna Leeds, Tamara Lysak, Dezyree Miller-Rice, Kristyn Rohrer, Savannah Scozzafava, Kaylie Shambo, Andrew Thompson, Katelyn Vega, Alex Walton, Caitlin Weber, Gregory White, Brynn Young, Karissa Zimmerman .
                Kim Shively, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Nov. 11, 9 a.m.
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

Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m.
Noesis will meet on Friday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in 312 MSU. Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, will speak on:  "How to Use Virtual Ethics."
Although virtue ethics is a major moral theory today, it has attracted frequent complaints that it contributes nothing to moral practice. I show how virtue ethics functions in making moral judgments and in moral actions. Noesis, now merged with Shoptalk, is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest. If you would like to receive the material to be discussed or added to the email list, please contact:
All are welcome. "Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."
                Allan Bäck, Philosophy

The Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations office is hosting a bus trip to the PSAC Football Championship on Saturday, Nov. 12, at California University of Pennsylvania. Kickoff is noon.  The bus will depart from the Wiesenberger Alumni Center at 6:30 a.m. If you are interesting in joining us for this historical day, the cost is $40 pp, $30 pp for Football Legacy Club Members, and $10 pp for students. Price includes transportation and price of admission.  For additional information, please contact Cheryl Swavely at or 610-683-4910.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Seth's Wishes Foundation for the victims of Hurricane Matthew. This will be the last week of collecting non-perishable items (food and school supplies).  All items can be dropped off at the Multicultural Center before Friday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. Thanks in advance for supporting this great cause. If you have any questions, please contact us at ext. 3-4810
                Marishika Wright, graduate assistance, Multicultural Center

AFSCME members; Please join us for our monthly meeting, Monday, Nov. 21, 250 MSU. 
                Annette Christman, AFSCME  

Nov. 14, 5 p.m. Lecture, AF 200
Nov. 15, 11 a.m. Discussion, BK 235
Dr. H. Richard Milner IV will speak at KU as part of the inaugural College of Education Speaker Series.  He is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, professor of education, professor of social work, sociology and Africana studies (all by courtesy), and director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. Milner's research examines practices and policies that support teacher success in urban schools. His work has appeared in numerous journals and he has published five books including "Start where you are but don't stay there" (2010), "Rac(e)ing to Class" (2015) and "Handbook of Urban Education" as co-editor (2013). He also serves as editor-in-chief of the Urban Education journal.

Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will visit campus over the next few weeks. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus.

Nov. 14-15: Candidate B Monday, Nov. 14, 10 - 11:30 a.m. - Open Forum with Faculty and Staff, MSU 183 Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Open Forum with Students, Sharadin 120
Nov. 16-17: Candidate C Wednesday, Nov. 16, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Open Forum with Faculty and Staff, MSU 183 Thursday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Open Forum with Students, TBD

                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  

Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m. The Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor. Faculty who have received tenure, been promoted, and distinguished themselves during 2015-2016 will be honored. The Chambliss Faculty Research Award and John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will also be presented.
                Carole V. Wells, vice provost

The Kutztown University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again participated in its annual Main Street cleanup, giving back to the community for the fourth straight year.  The KU SAAC has been participating in the Main Street cleanup since 2013, volunteering its time the Sunday morning following homecoming.  Hundreds of KU student-athletes participated in the annual event, cleaning up after Saturday's festivities with gloves and trash bags in hand, trying to show their appreciation for the town and giving back to the Borough of Kutztown.  Please contact SAAC advisor Don Justus via email at if you would like to know how to get involved or want additional information about the organization.

Kutztown University's Greg Bamberger was recently named to the NCAA Division II Championships Committee, a prestigious honor for the athletic director that will span the next four years.  The Division II Championships Committee's primary responsibility is to administer policies and procedures for the division's 25 championships. This includes overseeing playing regulations and financial impacts of the sport as well as being responsible for issues involving all-star games and selecting sports committee representatives.

·         Monday, Nov. 14:  Bake Sale - Boehm Lobby 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
·         Tuesday, Nov. 15
11 a.m. Graduate Center 2: Listen to their stories: Geography professors share their experiences about research, internships, grad school, etc.
7:45 p.m. Boehm 262 "Pa. Parks" - a documentary about Pennsylvania's national parks, heritage & recreation areas in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Q & A afterwards with Drs. Chris Sacchi and Kurt Friehauf.
·         Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. Boehm 261 - Meet & greet Dr. Michael Gilmore, Associate Professor of Integrative Studies @ George Mason University.
6 p.m. presentation: "SAVING THE AMAZON: Indigenous Mapping and Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest". 
·         Thursday, Nov. 17
11 a.m. Graduate Center 2: Listen to their stories: Geography professors share their experiences about research, internships, grad school, etc.
7:45 p.m. Boehm lobby - Geography Trivia Night - Join the Geographical Society to demonstrate your smarts & test your knowledge about geography. Teams of 2-4, entry fee: 1 non-perishable food item per person for Bear Necessities Closet. Prizes! Light refreshments will be available.
·         Friday, Nov. 18, 12 p.m. Grad Center lobby - Geography of Pizza! Join us, RSVP to Without geography, you're nowhere!
Presented by the Department of Geography and the
Geographical Society of Kutztown University.

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.  The deadline for nominations has been extended to Dec. 1. The committee will be meeting to consider the nominations in mid-December.
                Jonathan Kremser, Ph.D., chair, Honorary Doctorate Committee  




Friday, Nov. 11

1 p.m.   Edinboro vs. Charleston (WV) - Keystone Field (Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament First Round Game) - Live Stats

Saturday, Nov. 12

3 p.m.   Men's Basketball vs. Penn State Schuylkill - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Sunday, Nov. 13

1 p.m.   KU Women's Soccer vs. Edinboro/Charleston Winner - Keystone Field (NCAA Tournament Second Round - Live Stats | Live Video


The KU women's soccer team was selected as the #2 seed of the NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament. As the #2 seed, KU (17-4) will host the First and Second Rounds on Friday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Keystone Field. Receiving a bye into the Second Round, the Maroon and Gold will play the winner of third-seeded Charleston (WV) and sixth-seeded Edinboro, who play in the First Round on Friday at 1 p.m. at Keystone Field.

Sunday's match will be telecast on KUTV by Kutztown University's electronic media department. Fans can watch the game on Service Electric Cablevision Channel 24 and 524 (HD), Hometown Utilicom Channel 191 in Kutztown and eastern Berks Country, and Service Electric Channel 266 in the Lehigh Valley. All games are also available through KUTV's webcast.


There are many ways to follow the Kutztown University football team in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship Football Game on Saturday, Nov. 12, when the Golden Bears travel across state to take on the Vulcans of California University (PA).  TV air time is 12 p.m.  SportsFever will carry the game locally on WLVT PBS 39 out of the Lehigh Valley.   Cable listings for PBS 39 can be found at Additional television outlets for SportsFever and online access for the telecast can be found at  If you prefer to listen on radio, your hometown announce team of Matt Santos and Greg Bamberger will have the call on the radio voice of Kutztown University, KUR.   The pre-game show will begin at 11:30 am. Saturday, and will feature a pre-game analysis with KU head coach Jim Clements.   KUR can be accessed on-line at
The PSAC West champion California Vulcans are currently 9-0 overall and ranked first in the region and sixth in the nation.   The PSAC East champion Golden Bears are 7-3 overall, and ride a seven-game win streak into the game.  This will be KU's third PSAC title game in team history.   Be sure to tune in and go Golden Bears!




Saturday, Nov. 12
Women's Rugby - 11 a.m. vs. University of New Hampshire (USA Rugby Round of 32)
Men's Rugby - 1 p.m. vs. University at Buffalo (Season Finale)
The Rugby Pitch is located on North Campus at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, Pa.



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