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November 18, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU students and alum Tameia Avent, Takira Donaldson, Dominique conquest, Deja Guariano performed "To Be That Black Women" at the National Communication Assoc.

Current KU students and recent graduates, Tameia Avent, Takira Donaldson, Dominique Conquest and Deja Guariano, (pictured above) performed at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting held last weekend in Philadelphia.  Their original spoken word poem "To Be That Black Women" received rave reviews from scholars and performers from across the United States.
                Deryl Johnson, Communication Studies  



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ALL DAY Transfer Connections Orientation
Noon Geography Pizza, Grad Center Lobby
2 - 3 p.m. Director of Residence Life Candidate Forum, MSU 223




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

High pressure in firm control for Friday.  Wall to wall sunshine is expected.  High temperature in the mid-60s.  Light northwest wind.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)




Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment has been extended through today, 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 today, 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 - Rounding out our Spirit Week Sale will be 40 percent off all KU professional wear including polos, oxfords, cardigans, etc.


Nov. 18
Please join us in welcoming new students and family members to Transfer Orientation, Friday, Nov. 18. The event will take place in the MSU and will consist of morning presentations, group meetings and culminate in academic advising and course registration at 1 p.m. Other events and activities will take place throughout the day for new students and families to enjoy. Please welcome these new students and families to campus!
                CONNECTIONS Orientation Office


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


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.


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 Nov. 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

Nov. 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Recent events have America divided. The talk of racism, bigotry and hate is filtering through society and onto our campuses. As educators, we are tasked with leading our students through this climate-to let them know that America is a place where all races, religions and genders are treated equally and without prejudice. That our campuses are a place where students can feel safe. That our classrooms are a place where students respect students, and are free from hate.

The Kutztown University Communication Design Department is hosting a day of tolerance and understanding. KUCD is hosting KUCD Creatives Care: Hate the Hate. This four hour workshop encourages students to create design, illustration and art that sends the message that intolerance is not tolerated and that KUCD truly cares about our campuses, and our country.

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Sharadin Arts Building Communication Design classrooms. No sign-up necessary, just come!
                Vicki Meloney, Communication Design


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


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


Nov. 21
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


Need a gift for a hard-working student? Want to thank a co-worker for a great job? Purchase a Paw Pass, which is loaded with Bear Bucks, in any whole dollar amount at the KU Card Office, 107 Academic Forum between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bear Bucks can be used at most dining locations on campus, the KU Campus Store, Dixon Marketplace, vending machines, and a HUGE selection of off-campus merchants!  See the list on our website:
                KU Card Office


The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following special hours for the Thanksgiving Break:

Tues., Nov. 22 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Pool 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m., 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 23 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Pool 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m.
Thur., Nov. 24 - Sat., Nov. 26 Closed  
Sun., Nov. 27 Regular hours  

  Group exercise classes will conclude on Tuesday, Nov. 22 with the following schedule: Spinning Express noon-12:30 p.m., CX Worx 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m., Yoga 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. The regular group exercise class schedule will resume on Sunday, Nov. 27.
                Student Recreation Center


KU Global Spirit Day
If you ordered a KU Global Spirit Day t-shirt please wear it to show your #KUGlobal pride! We hope to spark conversation amongst our community members about their international experiences. So if you see someone wearing a shirt, ask them about their global experience.
                Office of International Admissions




KU STUDENT ATHLETES BEAT NATIONAL AVERAGE The latest Federal Graduation Rate Report shows that Kutztown University student-athletes continue to graduate at a higher rate than the conference average, as well as the overall KU student body. Read more here.  


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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