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November 16, 2016


The Daily Brief

Miller Gallery Philadelphia Painters Exhibition
We are holding a second reception for the Miller Gallery's Exhibition Philadelphia Painters on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4-6 p.m. The exhibit was curated by KU Painting Professor Mark Mahosky and features 19 prominent painters active in Philadelphia today. 

Exhibiting artist Jane Irish will be giving a public lecture after the reception at 6:30 p.m. in 120 SH.   

Peter Singer World Philosophy Day Kutztown University
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, Nov. 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 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  



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

Noon Fulbright Information Session, 250 MSU
1 p.m. GoinGlobal Info Session, 183 MSU
3 - 4:30 p.m. CLAS Dean Search, Open Forum with Faculty and Staff, 183 MSU
5:30 p.m. Dr. Michael Gilmore, "Saving the Amazon," 261 Boehm
4 p.m. Live, Work and Study Abroad, 103 AF
4 - 6 p.m. Reception, Philadelphia Painters, Miller Gallery
6:30 p.m. Jane Irish Lecture, 120 SH




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

Low pressure will be to our northeast over northern Maine and high pressure will be to our south over the Gulf Coast. We should experience mostly clear conditions to start the day but moisture will be on the increase throughout the day. Maybe some isolated showers later in the day. High temperature in the upper 50s. Winds west at 3-8 mph.




Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment has been extended through Friday, Nov. 18.  If you are interested in enrolling for either the Medical Reimbursement account or Dependent Care Reimbursement account for 2017, enrollment will need to be completed via ESS by Friday, Nov. 18. Information regarding the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) can be found on the State System website.  Remember, if you were enrolled for 2016, that enrollment will not automatically roll-over for 2017; you will need to elect a plan for 2017 during this Open Enrollment window.
                Jean E. Adam, benefits manager


Please join the Department of Elementary Education in expressing sympathy to our department secretary, Barbara McFadden, and her family during this time of deep sorrow for the loss of Barbara's father-in-law, Jack McFadden, a founding parishioner of St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church, and a life member of the Hartsville Fire Company No. 1.  Relatives and friends may call from 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church, 1410 Almshouse Rd., Jamison, Pa. 18929. Funeral Mass will be at 5:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Hartsville Fire Company No. 1, 1195 York Road, Hartsville, PA 18974 or St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church.
                Jeanie Burnett, chairperson, Department of Elementary Education


Dec. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Christmas on the Farm will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PA German Cultural Heritage Center.  The event features PA Dutch folk life demonstrations, live animals, kid's activities, a shoofly pie judging contest, the Reading Leiderkrantz singers, and more.  It is free and open to the public.  Learn about our regional folk culture at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center's annual Christmas on the Farm: a celebration of the holiday season, and Pa. German Christmas traditions. Christmas on the Farm is a free, fun, and educational event for the whole family. This day is sure to be filled with many things to do, see, smell, and hear.  Stunning displays of work created by local artisans and craftspeople, as well as a children's craft tent, keep young and old entertained. Experience historical and cultural live demonstrations, food and drinks and S 'mores over a crackling fire. There is even treats for man's best friend.  More information, including a list of vendors, demonstrators, and activities for Christmas on the Farm can be found at, or call 610-683-1589. Find PGCHC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and TripAdvisor.


Nov. 21, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
"Pie a Mu" on Monday, Nov. 21 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center's Unity Room. Students, faculty, and staff can pay $2 to pie a sister in our efforts to raise money for our chapter to host an event next semester.
                Tytianna Johnson, vice-president, Genesis chapter, Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority


Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Henry Alviani, will perform in concert Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main Street, Kutztown, Pa. The event is free and open to the public.  The program includes John Rutter's Gloria, Z. Randall Stroope's Hodie! (This Day), both with full brass, percussion, and organ accompaniment, and Dr. Alviani's Three Psalm Settings for chorus and organ.  University Choir is a large traditional concert choral ensemble. The group performs music of all eras, from ancient to contemporary, both a cappella and with instrumental accompaniment, including major works for chorus and full symphony orchestra. Chamber Singers is a smaller traditional "madrigal" style group. Its repertoire focuses mainly on a cappella music of all eras, but particularly Renaissance and early Baroque classical small ensemble music.
For more information, contact Henry Alviani, professor of music, at 610-683-4553 or


Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Business Idea Competition sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.
1st Place - Virgil by Stephen Hilborn
2nd Place - Easy Parking Enterprises led by Alex Wolk
3rd Place - Protag led by Jessica Bensimhon
                College of Business


This Friday, Nov. 18 is the first Transfer Orientation program for the spring 2017 semester. The event will consist of group meetings, presentations and culminate in advisement and course registration commencing at 1 p.m. The next spring 2017 Transfer Orientation/Registration event is Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Please mark your calendars.
                CONNECTIONS Orientation Office


Dr. Peg Speirs will present her documentary, "Drawing on the Body," on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. in 120 SH. This video explores the body as a means of expression through the art of tattoos. Part 1 includes a series of interviews with tattoo artists, recorded in various settings including private one-on-one, a semi-public tattoo studio, and a fully public tattoo convention. Part 2 presents a collection of tattoo narratives, people telling stories about their own tattoos, featuring interviews with KU faculty, staff and students. Multiple perspectives of tattooing are examined through the lenses of gender, history, culture, art and health.
                Department of Art Education and Crafts


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

KU Campus Store - Our Spirit Week Sale item of the day is 40 percent off all sweatshirts! Come in to stock up and save!

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. 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. - noon - Open Forum with Students, AD317

                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


·         Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m., Boehm 261 - Meet and 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 and 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, noon, 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.


Noon, 250 MSU, Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session
Kutztown's Fulbright advisor will give an information sessions for students considering applying to the U.S. Student Fulbright program.

1 p.m., 183 MSU, GoinGlobal Information Session
Come learn about searching for global employment opportunities using the GoinGlobal software that is available to all KU students.

4 p.m., 103 AF, Live, Work, and Study Abroad After Graduation
Come learn about opportunities to study and work abroad after graduating from Kutztown University. We will be discussing graduate school opportunities, programs to teach English abroad, and how to use the GoinGlobal software to search for international job opportunities.


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, Nov. 17:  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.


Please excuse the following members of Chamber Singers who will be on tour Thursday, Nov. 17: Jeanette Aiello, Brandyn Black, Anissa Contento, Marcus Feld, Melody Fout, Nicolas Gerber, Kaitlyn Good, Raven Macklin, Samantha Miller, Bryna Mullins, Anna Nissley, Tyler Readinger, Erica Reichl, Jacqueline Reynolds, Shana Rose, Benjamin Skoronski, Patrick Wales, Mikaela Wendel.
                Dr. Hank Alviani, director of Choral Studies




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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