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November 17, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU Memorial Grove November 2016

Dr. Hawkinson is pleased to announce the planting of a new grove of trees in front of the Rohrbach Library dedicated to those from the KU community who have passed away.  Tuesday, Nov. 15, the first tree was planted in memory of those students, faculty and staff who died during the 2015-2016 academic year.  They include: Cody Albert, Kristin Becker, Dylan Gross, Calvin Heyward, Bradley Mayer, James Miles, Shania Rupp, Dr. Darell Garber, Dr. John McCarthy and Dr. William Roth.



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11 a.m. Dr. Peg Spears, "Drawing on the Body," 120 SH
11 a.m. CLAS Dean Search, Open Forum with Students, 317 AD
11 a.m. Geography Awareness, 2 GC
11 a.m. International Study Abroad Fair, 218 MSU
7 p.m. "Incoming!" Planetarium Show, 100 Grim
7 p.m. Dr. Peter Singer, "Living for One World," Schaeffer Auditorium
7:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. Pitt-Johnstown, Keystone Arena
7:45 p.m. Geography Trivia Night, Boehm Lobby




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                University Relations   

Please welcome 25 fifth graders and their parents today from Lauer's Park Elementary School in Reading, who are part of the Financial Aid Services Office's "College Can Be a Reality" early awareness program. This is the twelfth year of the yearlong program that promotes staying in school and the real possibility of higher education in an at-risk child's future. Today's visit will include interactive activities in the Alumni Auditorium, Boehm Science Center, South Dining Hall, and Keystone Hall. Thank you to KU students, faculty, and staff who generously agreed to help us today.
                Joan Holleran, associate director, Financial Aid Services   

As of January 3, 2017, Kutztown University will welcome AlphaGraphics Lehigh Valley to campus as our new print services vendor.  Ilene Stroh, President and co-owner of AlphaGraphics Lehigh Valley, will be out and about to visit offices and become familiar with the campus.  In addition to regular print services, AlphaGraphics will offer large format printing and sign capabilities in compliance with University guidelines and required approvals.  Notifications of training opportunities on their online ordering system will follow shortly.  Kutztown Publishing Company, our current print services provider, will continue to staff the Copy Center until the end of business hours on December 16. During the week of December 19, KPC's online ordering portal will still be active, and all orders placed during this time will be fulfilled.
                Elizabeth Pflugler, director, Business Services   

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   

KU Campus Store - Only a couple of days left to save with our Spirit Week Sale! All bottoms are 40% off, today only.  

Nov. 17, 7 p.m., 100 Grim
"Incoming!" Planetarium Show, Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. - FREE and open to the public Come to the Planetarium (Grim 100) to learn about comets, asteroids, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins.
                Phillip Reed, director, Planetarium/Observatory   

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   

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. 17: Candidate C
Thursday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - noon - Open Forum with Students, AD317

                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences   

·         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.   

Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
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   


Nov. 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 218 MSU
Our international and study abroad fair will have representatives from our study abroad providers, our KU faculty-led programs, exchange partners, internationally focused KU student organizations, and much more! Stop by each of the tables to gather information about international opportunities available through KU.
                Office of International Admissions  



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 Hunsicker, Tyler Wise, Paige McGovern, Nina Morris, Raquel Lupo, Krista Berardelli, Katie Steirert, Sherief Sutton, Emily Rose, Lynda Boulden, Dom Martino, Andrew Morris, Stephen Hillborn, Amber Albert, Lusi Bardales Jr, Saige Sufrin, Cait Bodner, Isai Collazo, Hallie Cruz, Giovanni Vasquez, Victoria Tennuson, Ben Kelly, Maryann Ricciuti, Anna Conti, Bridget Shields, Emily Kopinski, Mallory Hoenig, Ryan Kiernan and Lauren Calise.  



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  









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