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November 15, 2016


The Daily Brief

Kutztown University Beta Beta Beta 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, a new Chapter of Beta Beta Beta was installed in the Department of Biology.  Beta Beta Beta is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study.  Following the installation, the Upsilon Delta Alpha Chapter inducted its inaugural members, and fifteen students from the Biology Department were inducted.  The inaugural members are Michele Andrews, Myla Deganich, Syeda Chillious, Jennifer Heckler, Chelsea Johnson, Kyle Leiser, Toni Ritrovato, Madalyn Slook, Zack Snodgrass, Albertus van Wyk, Tammy Weidman, Grace Weikert, Kelsey Weingartner, Tori Williams, and Chris Wilson.



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11 a.m. Dedication of New Memorial Grove, Library Lawn
11 a.m. LAS Dean Candidate, Open Forum with Students, Sharadin 120
11 a.m. Geography Information Session, Graduate Center 2
11 a.m. Race and Poverty in Schools, BK 235
11 a.m. Study Abroad Info Sessions, Faculty MSU 223, Student MSU 218
Noon Mini Language Lessons, MSU 218
5 p.m. College of Business Exchange Reception, MSU 218
7:45 p.m. Geography "Pa. Parks", Boehm 262




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

Partly cloudy conditions today with a shower or two around. Highs in the mid-50s. Light north winds.




To properly address campus mail, please use only the persons full name and department i.e., Jane Doe, Mail Services.  Buildings and room numbers are not needed on interoffice envelopes.
                Pamela Reinhart, supervisor, Mail Services


You can link D2L assignments to Grades? Linking assignments, such as Quizzes, Dropboxes, and Discussions, to the D2L grade book allows you to automatically transfer student scores on an assignment directly to a grade item, eliminating the need to manually enter grades. The Assignment Setup and the Quiz Setup articles will show you how you can link your existing D2L assignments to items in the grade book. 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


The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on Dec. 1. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon on Thurs., Nov 17.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee   


With great sadness the Office of Business and Financial Services and the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects would like the university community to know:  Ruth Kostival, mother of Karen Thayer, Grant Accountant, passed away on November 10 at Reading Hospital.  Please keep Karen and her family: husband, Brett Thayer, and daughter, Kelsey Thayer, in your prayers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Resurrection at Gethsemane Cemetery Laureldale, Pa.  Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc. West Reading, Pa. is in charge of funeral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Special Olympics Berks County, PO Box 6735, Reading, Pa.  19610.  Ruth loved helping the Special Olympians.  They gave her great joy!  Condolences can be sent to the Thayer family at 181 Mensch Drive, Bechtelsville, PA  19505.
                The Staff of Business and Financial Services and Grants and Sponsored Projects Offices


Day 2 of our Spirit Week Sale includes 40 percent off all t-shirts and long sleeve t-shirts! Join the savings in-store and online!


The KU Alumni Relations Office is teaming up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to host a blood drive on Monday, November 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the McFarland Student Union Building.  Please call 3-4910 or email for details. Please help support your community blood center!
                Cheryl Swavely, Alumni Events Manager, KU Alumni Relations Office


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. 


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 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   


·         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.


11 a.m., MSU 223, Leading a Study Abroad Program for Faculty
11 a.m., MSU 218, Study Abroad Information Session
The study abroad office will give a presentation about how to study abroad while attending Kutztown University. Current KU students will also discuss their own study abroad journeys. Food will be served.

Noon, MSU 218, Mini Language Lessons
KU students from the Modern Language Department will teach short language lessons for anyone interested in learning the basics of a new language.

5 p.m., MSU 218, College of Business Exchange Reception
Students and faculty in the College of Business who are interested in learning more about our business exchange programs are invited to attend this reception.


Nov. 17
The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Singer will deliver the annual UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture. Singer, one of the most influential intellectuals of our time, is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He will speak on "Living for One World" on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Dr. Singer will follow the talk with a question and answer period.  There will also be a book signing from 8:15 - 9:00 p.m.  For more information, please email Laurel Delaney at  or phone the Philosophy Department at 610- 683-4230. The Department of Philosophy is grateful to the Association of Campus Events (ACE), the President's Strategic Initiatives Program, and the Dean of CLAS for their support for this lecture.
                M.A. Adeel, Department of Philosophy


The University Writing Center would like to share the winner of their "Writing Empowerment and Voice" contest. Madison Gross's "Three Months" won the contest in honor of NCTE's National Day on Writing 2016!  She won a KU gift card, a Writing Center t-shirt, and her poem will be published in The Shoofly and on the English Department and Writing Center websites. Congratulations, Madison!
                Patricia Pytleski, director, University Writing Center


The following students are scheduled to take a bus trip with the KU Marketing Association to tour Horizon Media in New York City on Thursday, November 17, 2016:  Cassie Russo, Abbe Ahern, Gina Graf, Amanda Meck, Dennis Fromme, Joe Smith, Jess Szilagyi, Sarah Casciole, Brooke Byme,  Faith Cavage, Megan Traub, Valanie Mejia, Autumn Pelham, Sierra Hunicker, Tyler Wise, Paige McGovern, Nina Morris, Raquel Lupo, Krista Berardelli, Katie Steirert, ​Sherief Sutton, Emily Rose, Lynda Boulden.




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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