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November 4, 2016


The Daily Brief

Caroly Wasser received first prize for student research poster session at PHA annual conference

Congratulations to Carolyn Wasser who received the Pennsylvania Historical Association's "First Prize" for the student research poster session, undergraduate division, in early October during the PHA annual conference. Her poster was entitled "How Much is Too Much?" and focused on the resistance to FBI surveillance in the 1960s. She is a dual major in Library Science and History. She also participated in a session with Dr. Arnold and Dr. Gabriel on the Fall Brook Railroad papers.
                Andrew B. Arnold, chair, Department of History  



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

High pressure builds for the day. Could be a tight pressure gradient during the afternoon. High temperature in the upper 50s. Winds northwest at 12-15 mph.




KU's women's soccer team, ranked No. 13 in Division II with a school-record-tying 16 wins, has advanced to the Final Four of the PSAC Championship Tournament. KU is the No. 2 seed in the tournament and will play No. 6 seed Gannon University today, Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m. The game will be played at West Chester University. If victorious, KU will play for its first PSAC Championship in program history on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at West Chester. Follow the games live on KU's twitter page and on live stats.

It is already time for our November First Friday Discount Day! Stop by KU Campus Store today only to save 20 percent on all apparel and gift items. Valid KU Faculty and Staff I.D. required. 
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI

Director of Residence Life Open Forum scheduled for today, Friday, Nov. 4, in 250 MSU from 2-3 p.m. has been cancelled.

Nov. 7, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his free hour on Monday, Nov. 7, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free hours will occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
                Office of the President

Nov. 5, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate Marimba! returns to Kutztown University on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The event will feature discussions, lectures and performances.
The schedule of events is as follows:
9 a.m. - History & accomplishments of the Mallet Masters.
10:30 a.m. - Marimba Masters Jr., Greg Giannascoli, and a Julliard Pre-College program.
1:30 p.m. - Mallet Master Alumni panel discussion.
3 p.m. - University of Central Florida Percussion Ensemble, a lecture and a performance.
7:30 p.m. - The Eastman Percussion Ensemble - Michael Burritt.
This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Fran Melchionne at

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

APSCUF-KU invites all KU students to Alumni Plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7 for snacks and beverages as a gesture of thanks for their support and trust. All members of the university community are welcome, as well, as we celebrate the partnership between faculty and students.
                APSCUF-KU Student Liaison Committee

The Department of Social Work invites you to the 5th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment, Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Academic Forum. Pre-register at:  
The conference aims to contribute to the local-global perspective in social work, utilizing the strategy: Thinking globally and acting locally. The 2016 conference theme is "Environmental and Ecological Justice, Human Rights and Socio-Economic Justice: Local and Global Response." Presentation topics include but not limited to the following:  Synthesizing sustainability, human rights, and environmental justice: Creating a new synergy for social work; Beyond the Tipping Point: Global Trends and the Implications for Social Policy; Ecological Humanism of the Quran and International Development; Identifying Qualities of Environmental Racism and Effects on Non-Dominant Populations in the United States; Domestic Violence: Human Rights Issue in India; Childhood Lead Exposure and Delinquency: Environmental and Behavioral Risk Factors; Literature Review of Vegetarianism and Veganism from the Perspective of Environmental and Ecological Justice; Childhood Lead Poisoning: What Social Workers Need to Know; Impact of Acculturation on Education and Family Environment among Immigrants and their Children. Visit the Department of Social Work website for additional information:
Contact: Barth Yeboah, professor, and chair, Social Work in the Global Environment Conference

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 members of the Kutztown University music program to participate in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Associate State Festival at Susquehanna University Nov. 4 and 5: Brandyn Black, Anissa Contento, Marcus Feld, Joseph Fisher, Melody Fout, Nicolas Gerber, Kaitlyn Good, Samantha Miller, Bryna Mullins, Jacqueline Reynolds, Patrick Wales, Mikaela Wendel and Lizzie Weimar.
                Henry A. Alviani, director, Choral Studies

Please excuse the following students in PSY311 (Learning Motivation and Emotion) on Friday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. They will be traveling to the Fountain House Community Mental Health Program in NYC as a part of a class field trip: Maria Motika, Ashley Womer, Natalie Mendoza and Kurt Yazir.
                Derek Mace, Department of Psychology

Veterans Awareness Week begins this Saturday, Nov. 5. Those with veterans/military ID, receive free admission to the season final football game at Andre Reed Stadium. Visit the tailgate are to view a U.S. Stryker Military Vehicle and speak with members of the KU Military Club. Halftime events include the awarding of the KU Veteran Spirit Award to the family of '75 graduate, Thomas Legath. For more information on these and other events, contact the Veteran Center at 683-4228 or email

In honor of those who have served our country, Kutztown University there is free admission to those with veterans/military ID to the season-finale football game on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1:05 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium.  For full ticket information, call the Athletics Office during business hours, M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at 610-683-4094. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate for all events where admission is charged. Visit the tailgate area to view a Stryker Attack Vehicle and talk with the members of the KU Military Club! Veterans Spirit Award presented at halftime ceremony.  




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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