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November 14, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU Geography students at American Association of Geographers 2016

KU Geography students Tianna Andrews, Kaleigh Cunningham, Shana Rose, Nina Schnyder and Kaili Soisson, along with former KU Geography student Victoria Trucksess attended a wonderfully successful Middle States Division/ American Association of Geographers annual meeting in Altoona, Pa.  Their research posters were well received and the students attended many informative and enlightening presentations with Geography faculty Drs. Steven Schnell and Michael Davis. Icing on the cake: Kaleigh Cunningham, Shana Rose, and Nina Schnyder will represent Middle States at the AAG Annual Meeting in Boston in April 2017 during the Geography Bowl. Vicki Trucksess was named an alternate.  #goKUgeography



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 - 11:30 a.m. LAS Dean Candidate, Open Forum with Faculty and Staff, MSU 183
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Geography Bake Sale, Boehm Lobby
2 - 3 p.m. Director of Residence Life Candidate, MSU 250
2:15 p.m. Woodwind and Brass Day Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium
5 p.m. Race and Poverty in Schools, AF 200
6:30 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture, Sharadin 120
7:30 p.m. US Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

Strengthening low pressure off the southeast coast of the United States will moved northward. The low should not reach our area during the daylight hours so expect mostly sunny conditions for the morning with clouds building throughout the day. Showers possible overnight. High temperature near 60. Winds southwest at 5 mph.




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


Nov. 15, 11 a.m.
Dr. Hawkinson is pleased to announce the planting of a new grove of trees in front of the library.  This grove will be dedicated to those from the KU community who have passed away.  On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. immediately in front of the Rohrbach Library, the first tree will be planted in memory of those students, faculty and staff who died during the 2015-2016 academic year.  They include:

Students ·         Cody Albert ·         Kristin Becker ·         Dylan Gross ·         Calvin Heyward ·         Bradley Mayer ·         James Miles ·         Shania Rupp   Faculty/staff ·         Dr. Darell Garber ·         Dr. John McCarthy ·         Dr. William Roth  
Some family members of these individuals will be present for the dedication.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend. 


KU Presents! welcomes the 94-member strong U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus at 7:30 pm as part of the KU Music Department's Brass and Woodwind Day. This SOLD OUT event by the Musical Ambassadors of the Army will be a memorable night of classical, semi-classical, and popular music selections honoring the members of the armed forces and our local veterans in celebration of Veterans Day.  Guest performers will include outstanding musicians from Kutztown University and local area high schools.


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


The Department of Music will host its annual Woodwind and Brass Day today in Schaeffer Auditorium and the Georgian Room. We are anticipating over 165 students on campus - possibly our largest ever! Please help us welcome them to our beautiful campus. It's a full day of workshop and meaningful interaction with our KU music faculty. This packed day will conclude with a participant concert at 2:15 p.m. Please refer to our event website for information and event schedule at Feel free to contact Dr. Soo Goh - for more information.


Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Sharadin Room 120
Stuart Shils will be on campus conducting one on one critiques and giving a public lecture. Shils is an artist featured in the Philadelphia Painters exhibit in The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building.  Shils is currently a professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia throughout his extensive career.


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.


Save big each day this week with our Spirit Week Sale! Save 40% on different items each day. Stop by today for 40% off all hats!


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, AD317

                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


·         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.




Women's Soccer advances to the Sweet Sixteen

Cara Griffith headed home the deciding goal with five seconds left in the first half to send the Kutztown University women's soccer team to its first-ever Sweet 16 with its 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon over the University of Charleston in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament at Keystone Field.
The Golden Bears, who improved upon their school-record win total with their 18th on Sunday, out-shot the Golden Eagles 17-3, but relied on their timely goal in the 45th minute to send them to victory. Schyler Ackerman sent the high cross to Griffith from the left side, as Griffith, a freshman, netted her sixth game-winner of the year.  Sunday marked Kutztown's second-ever NCAA Tournament victory and first Second Round win, sending the nationally-ranked Golden Bears to the Sweet 16 next weekend for the first time in program history.
KU, the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic Region, will face top-seeded West Chester University in the Atlantic Region Final on Friday, Nov. 18 - at West Chester - at a time to be determined. The winner will face the East Region champion in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday, Nov. 20.  Stay tuned to for future game information.



Thursday, Nov. 17
7:30 p.m.             Wrestling vs. Pitt-Johnstown - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)  

Saturday, Nov. 19
1 p.m.   Women's Basketball vs. California (PA) - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
3 p.m.   Men's Basketball vs. California (PA) - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)  

Sunday, Nov. 20
1 p.m.   Women's Basketball vs. Slippery Rock - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
3 p.m.   Men's Basketball vs. Slippery Rock - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)  



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