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November 3, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU named 2017 Military Times Best For Vets Colleges

Military Times today announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, giving Kutztown University the 99th spot on the list of 4-year schools. KU is the only State System of Higher Education school on the list and one of only three ranked schools in Pennsylvania. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times' comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, and survey methodology, go to:  



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11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday, 120 SH
11 a.m. Coffee & Convos, 250 MSU
4 p.m. University Senate, 102 AF
7 p.m. Planetarium Show, 100 GR




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

Could be an interesting Thursday as we find ourselves in the middle of a warm front which passed earlier and a cold front which will be passing later. The result will be increasing amounts of cloud cover through the day with increasing chances for showers and possibly even a thunderstorm as the day goes on, best chances later in the afternoon and into the evening. Temperatures will be unseasonably warm for one more day with highs in the mid-70s. Southwest winds becoming gustier later in the day and turning northwest after the cold front passes. Rainfall around a quarter inch when all is said and done.




Nov. 3, 11 a.m.
Assistant Professor Diana Ebersole of Communication Studies, will be presenting: "Taking good care of our health": Parent-adolescent perception of boundary management about health information. On Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. She will be presenting on a recent publication in Communication Quarterly about family communication, privacy, health, and coping in various contexts. All are welcome to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Nov. 3, 11 a.m.
The Career Development Center will be hosting: Coffee & Convos: Careers in Psychology on Thurs., Nov. 3, 11-11:50 a.m., 250 MSU. Representatives from Mainline Rehabilitation, Access Services and KidsPeace will be attending to talk about career paths within the field of Psychology. Please register by October 27 by visiting:

Nov. 3, 4 p.m., 102 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. in 102 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:  
Note: All University Senate meetings for 2016 will be held in 102 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

Nov. 3, 7 p.m., 100 GR
"Extreme Planets" Planetarium Show - Thu. Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. - FREE and open to the public.
Come to the Planetarium (Grim 100) to learn about exoplanets - planets orbiting stars other than the Sun.  Locate exoplanets in tonight's sky, see how KU astronomers are discovering new exoplanets, and experience some of the strangest known alien worlds.
                Phillip Reed, director, Planetarium/Observatory

Nov. 4, 10 a.m.
NYC bus tickets are available for tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 4. Contact Karise Mace ( Professors Mace and Karahoca of the Mathematics department are taking students to the MoMath Museum Friday, Nov. 4. While we do not have any additional tickets to the museum, we have 8 empty seats on our bus. The bus will leave the Beekey parking lot at 10 a.m. and return around 10 p.m.
                Karise Mace, Department of Mathematics

Friday, Nov. 4 Rental Deadline
In preparation for fall commencement, faculty in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost to you. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the commencement program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is this Friday, Nov. 4.

To place an order for rental attire, please RSVP at  and select "yes" for regalia and fill out the following information:
•         Height
•         Degree
•         Area of Study
•         Alma mater
Rented attire can be picked up in 171 MSU, starting Monday, Dec. 12 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to KUSSI in the faculty robing area. Any questions regarding regalia should be directed to Laurel Brandt by email at
                Jim Scally, Auxiliary Services Coordinator, KUSSI

In case you missed Tuesday's "Kutztown Live" on "Kutztown University Radio," you can listen here at  Host Juliana Jablonski interviews Kirby from "Kirby & the Vibe Tribe" and Kutztown University Student Government President Molly Gallagher.

An Open Forum for the university community to meet the Director of Residence Life candidates will be held on the following dates:

Candidate 1 - Friday, Nov. 4, 250 MSU, 2 - 3 p.m.
Candidate 2 - Friday, Nov. 11, 250 MSU, 3 - 4 p.m.
Candidate 3 - Monday, Nov. 14, 250 MSU, 2 - 3 p.m.
Candidate 4 - Friday, Nov. 18, 223 MSU, 2 - 3 p.m.

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. 7-8: Candidate A
Monday, Nov. 7 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Open Forum with Faculty and Staff -- MSU183 (Alumni Auditorium)
Tuesday, Nov. 8 - 11-12:00 Noon - Open Forum with Students  -- Boehm 145
Nov. 14-15: Candidate B
Monday, Nov. 14 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Open Forum with Faculty and Staff - TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 15 - 11-12:00 Noon - Open Forum with Students - Sharadin 120
Nov. 16-17: Candidate C
Wednesday, Nov. 16 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Open Forum with Faculty and Staff - TBD
Thursday, Nov. 17 - 11-12:00 Noon - Open Forum with Students - TBD

                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Please excuse the following students from class on Friday, Nov. 4, as they will be attending, along with Dr. Michael Davis and Dr. Steven Schnell, the joint annual meeting of American Association of Geographers Middle States Division and the Pennsylvania Geographical Society in Altoona, Pa.: Tianna Andrews, Kaleigh Cunningham, Shana Rose, Nina Schnyder and Kaili Soisson.

Please excuse the following students from their classes on Thursday, Nov. 3, all day and evening, they will be in New York City visiting galleries and Museums. Please allow them to make up their missed work.

Allison Smith, Amelia Scheffler, Bethany Riley, Camryn Burroughs, Chelsea Calderas, Eleanor Anderson, Emily Moore, Jace Watkins, Jesse Torero, Jordan Hughes, Kaleigh Moran, Keri Marini, Leah Slemmer, Lilly Eldridge, Noelle Cheh, Olivia Miller, Quincy Hannah, Samantha Packer, Samuel Kozak, Sarah Play, Christopher Delamater, Cody Roth, Corey McDowell, Darrian Keller, Emily Petras, Erika Walter, Hannah Hornung, Harrison Mondelle, Jenna Jaworowski, Josiah Krauss, Keeley Golden, Maxwell Jackson, Olivia Durr, Rylee Hill, Zachary Storm, Alexander Smith, Athena Ratzman, Bridget Graham, Dalton Stiles, Dayna Holcomb, Emily Graziano, Emma Dungeon, Ethan Hassock, Hadley Wiktor, Jacob Woods, Kate McCarty, Kayla Steakhouse, Matthew Richter, Mindy Steiger, Morgan Nadin, Nicholas Kunz, Rachel Miller, Rebecca Spackman, Sarah Hersh, Sophia Yaniger, Zachary Bloom​, Anna Blanchette, Mikala Campbell, Mackenzie Covert, Andrew Ehritz, Rosalie Fearer, Hayden Gregory, Gabby Hoynoski, Major Hughes, Kristin La Medica,Timothy Le Blanc, Taylor Mayson, Ben Moody, Cam Olivieri, Ivette Rafael, Chloe Rubino, Sydney Stelle, Lin Tian, Zach Wiley, Lorelei Williams, Beatrice Zorrilla, Sydney Williams, Marina Azzarello, Grace Benevides, Janell Boonie, Evan Boskoski, Maylis Burns, Katie Culp, Alyssa Daubenspeck, Mackenzie Fuhrman, Morgan Herrick, Darren Jones, Emily Kopp, Nicole Mangold, Gina Naseem, Tre Patillo, Garrett Rizzo, Leah Tierney, Katherine Anderson, Karley Berry, Morgan Boohar, Melanie Cohen, Kristen Costello, Geoff Demario, Claudia Geiger, Cecile Grant, Nicole Iuzzolino, Allison Lamoreaux, Sam Leitner, Tijasia Lett, Jess Page, Nicole Peck, Emily Preston, Celine Santoro, Kaylie Siano, Scott Vassa, Brianna Bonaduce, Cassandra Bowlen, Keegan Buck, Kaitlyn Gipson, Matthew Gudonis, Garrett Hessler-Widdop, DaltonHildebrandt, Heather Lieby, Morgan Ploga, Naylan Robinson, Shannon Rosser, Jacob Staskowski, Mary Thompson, Bailey Tomalis, Cameron Tressler, Alexander Wojciechowski, Madison Woodruff, Jenna Zellner, Kalyn Burkman, Caterina Capobianco, Samantha DiLella, Madeline Farabaugh, Kelley Finley, Katherine Foster, Leah Graup, Eirene Hoover, Emily Lolli, Alyssa Lytle, Morgan musser, Miranda Pells, Annabel Rose, Keri Stefkovich, Emma Suwirman, Lauryn Teti, Tiffany West, Hannah Whalen, Taylor Witman  
                George Graf, Rick Salafia and Rhonda Wall, Art Education & Crafts Department





Saturday, Nov. 5
1:05 p.m.             Football vs. Cheyney - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Audio (KUR) | Live Video (KUTV))



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