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November 28, 2016


The Daily Brief


KU Geography Awareness Week 2016

Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Geographical Society hosted special guest Dr. Michael Gilmore, professor of Integrative Studies at George Mason University. Dr. Gilmore shared his experiences and passion for the Peruvian Amazon. His research includes helping the Maijuna, indigenous peoples, push for the establishment of a protected area that is 391,000 hectares,22 percent larger than Yosemite National Park. For more information on Dr. Gilmore and his research  



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7:30 p.m. Chamber Ensemble, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

High pressure drifts to our east but will influence our weather Monday. Mostly sunny skies are expected. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds south at 5-7 mph.



Please welcome our new employees who are starting today:
Martha Hackenberg, Facilities Front Office Clerk
Jesus Frutos, MR 2 HVAC/Plumbing


Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m.
The Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor. Faculty who have received tenure, been promoted, and distinguished themselves during 2015-2016 will be honored. The Chambliss Faculty Research Award and John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will also be presented.
                Carole V. Wells, vice provost


As valued customers, we are continuously working to elevate your catered experience. Beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, you will notice a change in our catering program. At each delivered catering event, we will provide you an opportunity to let us know how satisfied you are with our service. You will notice a 5 x 7 sign with "Your Voice Counts" cards. These cards provide you with a link to take a voluntary, brief survey to let us know how we are doing. In addition, the catering survey via CaterTrax will be delivered in the same fashion. This new question format will create a deeper understanding of how you rate our services and will assist in addressing the necessary steps to respond accordingly.
We thank you in advance for your continued participation and feedback.
                Kutztown Catering Team


I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to the KU campus community for each and every act of kindness extended to my family and me during my mom's recent illness and passing. Your thoughtfulness, care and concern has lifted us up and carried us forward during these most difficult days.  For that, we are forever grateful.
                Karen Thayer


Each student organization on campus is required to have a KU faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor to the group.  On occasion, there is a student organization in need of an advisor.  Currently there is one organization seeking an advisor: Equestrian Team.

Advisors are expected to do the following:
·         To complete the Cleary Act online training in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of campus security policy and campus crime statistics act (Clery Act).
·         To be kept aware of all organization activities and events. Communication is the key to any relationship.
·         To have meetings on a regular basis. This helps establish and maintain lines of communication.
·         To respect student leaders, general members, and fellow advisor(s).
·         To solve problems in an efficient and proper manner.
·         To review and sign various documents, as well as complete online reservations and forms.
·         To have the opportunity to be heard on relevant topics and during decision making processes.
·         To not be responsible for running the group (remember, that's why they call it a student organizations).

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please contact Leah Cassellia at
                Leah Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement


The Commission on Human Diversity is please to host its 7th Annual Conference on Friday, March 3. This is a great opportunity for faculty, staff, students and the community to discuss issues, become informed, and share. This year's theme is "Social Justice and Diversity: Sharing Perspectives and Envisioning the Future." Call for proposals will be available soon.
                Jerry Schearer, vice-chair and conference chair, Commission on Human Diversity


Math Kangaroo Competition is an annual international math competition designed for 1st to 12th graders.  Please find more information at the following website: In the past, there were no Math Kangaroo Centers in the Allentown Area. Recently, Kutztown University was registered as a Math Kangaroo center. We will have a Math Kangaroo Day on the third Thursday in March each year. The 2017 Math Kangaroo Competition or Math Kangaroo Day is March 16, the third Thursday in March.  The registration deadline for the competition December 15 and the registration fee is $20.  Please feel free to share this information with your friends and families. If you need any further information, please feel free to contact Ju Zhou at
                Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics


College of Visual and Performing Arts' Faculty First Thursday. Dr. Angela Cirucci, Communication Studies, will be presenting: "Beyond "Lurkers" and "Nonlurkers": Investigating Social Network Site Usage Habits, Personality, and Self-Concept" Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. In her talk, Dr. Angela Cirucci, will explore what interaction and non-interaction (lurking) looks like in our contemporary digital media landscape where users can post, like, share, and comment on posts, images, and news content. All are welcome to attend, learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts


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




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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