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November 22, 2016


The Daily Brief

Kutztown University Sesquicentennial highlights 

As 2016 winds to a close, take a look back at the Sesquicentennial Celebration with this video of highlights from the past 13 months.  Click here for the video.



Grammatikopoulos and Kutch "Intertextuality and Intermediality in Eickmeyer's Im Westen Nichts Neues: Eine Graphik Novel (All Quiet on the Western Front)"
Left to Right: Grammatikopoulos and Kutch

On Nov. 15, Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, Modern Language Studies, and Damianos Grammatikopoulos, doctoral candidate, Rutgers University Graduate School, presented "Intertextuality and Intermediality in Eickmeyer's Im Westen Nichts Neues: Eine Graphik Novel (All Quiet on the Western Front). The talk took place in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.  Dr. Kutch received her doctorate from Rutgers in 2006; and she and Grammatikopoulos are co-authoring an article on the same topic for a special edition of the scholarly journal Colloquia Germanica.




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7 p.m. Thanksgiving with a Twist, Kutztown Tavern




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

Partly Sunny and remaining windy, although not as windy as it has been as the pressure gradient relaxes. Highs in the 40s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

How is your Thanksgiving holiday weather looking travel, family, and shopping-wise? Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike break it all down for you on their latest podcast:  




Nov. 22, 7 p.m.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving with a twist will be held in the tavern room at the Kutztown Tavern starting at 7 p.m. Dave Miller, a local guitarist will open the event and Prof. Deryl Johnston will delight us with storytelling.
                Bob Watrous   

Candidate Search Open Forum: Director of International Admissions and Services
Monday, November 28 at 11 a.m. in 250 MSU
Tuesday, November 29 at 11 a.m. in 183 MSU
Thursday, December 1 at 11 a.m. in 250 MSU

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                The Office of Distance Education

With great sadness the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects would like the university community to know that Ms. Connie Lawrence-Gantert's youngest son, Anthony, passed away on November 21.  Please keep Connie and her family in your prayers.
                The Staff of Grants and Sponsored Projects Offices

The Office of Admissions is waiving the application fee for first-year and transfer students for the spring and fall 2017 semesters. International students can apply for free during the months of November and December. U.S. students can apply for free from November 18-27, over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The online application is  
                Nancy Wunderly, director, Office of Admissions
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, Office of International Admissions

Congratulations to KU students Layshan Gilliard and Bailey Morelock on their PASSHE Study Abroad Scholarships. Both have received funding for their upcoming study abroad program in London, led by KU Faculty Dr. Derek Mace. Information about study abroad programs and scholarships is available at
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, International Admissions

These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0177 NEW - MR2 Electrical/HVAC - 2nd shift Full Time 12/09/16
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0172 Groundskeeper / Laborer Full Time 11/25/16
2016-0175 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16

                Human Resources

Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., 101 AF
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration invites members of the campus community to its panel discussion, "Let's Talk Politics: Election 2016," Thursday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m. in 101 AF. The panel will feature several members of the department who will discuss the implications and ramifications of the 2016 election. An audience question and answer session will follow the panel's presentation. For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Lem at
                Steve B. Lem, chairperson, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Bieber Bus is a great way to travel during the holidays and semester breaks! Bieber Bus offers regular trips to New York City and Philadelphia year round with periodic stops available in between. Bieber Bus transfers in NYC and Philadelphia can also be used to access other destinations. Tickets can be purchased at the McFarland Student Union Information desk as well as the Bieber Kutztown office located downtown. Book your trip today! Visit for details regarding schedules and pricing.
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI

The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
                William Lendzinski, assistant director, Clinical Services

The APSCUF-KU office will be closed 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 through 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28.
                Colleen Fitzgerald, APSCUF-KU

Rohrbach Library's building hours for the holiday week is as follows:
Tuesday, Nov. 22:  7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday Nov. 26
Sunday, Nov. 27:  6 p.m. - midnight
Resume normal hours on Monday, Nov. 28.

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




The Kutztown University women's soccer team is Final Four bound.  A spectacular defensive effort - that produced KU's school-record tying 13th shu­tout - allowed Emily Zwiercan's 55th minute goal to serve as the game-winner as KU shutout Bridgeport 1-0 in its Elite Eight matchup on blisteringly cold and windy day at Rockwell Field on Sunday afternoon.  Kutztown will play No. 1 Western Washington (22-0-1) in the ­­Final Four, hosted at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 1. The winner advances to the National Championship on Saturday, Dec. 3 to play the winner of No. 2 Grand Valley State (22-1-1) and No. 5 Columbus State (21-2).  Read the complete story here.  



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