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November 7, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU football wins 2016 PSAC East Division title

Congratulations to the KU football team for winning the PSAC East Division title for just the third time in team history, and going undefeated in the division for the first time ever. The Golden Bears defeated Cheyney, 32-6, on Saturday in the 2016 home finale to improve to 7-3 overall and 7-0 in the PSAC East.  KU will now travel to California, Pa., this Saturday, Nov. 12, to take on the PSAC West champion Vulcans in the conference title game.  Cal was ranked sixth in NCAA Division II in the most recent poll.  Kickoff on Saturday is set for noon.   The game will be broadcast live by KUR, the radio voice of Kutztown University, starting with an 11:30 a.m. pre-game show.  The game will also be televised live by SportsFever on PBS 39.  More information will be provided in the Daily Brief this week.



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 - 11:30 a.m. LAS Dean Candidate Faculty Staff Open Forum, MSU 183
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. APSCUF-KU, Alumni Plaza
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. President's Free Hour, 303 Stratton




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

High pressure just south of Lake Ontario will produce a sunny day. We should see slightly lower than average temperatures. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds north at 5 mph.




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. 7, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
APSCUF-KU invites all KU students to Alumni Plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today 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 university photographer will be available tomorrow, Nov. 8, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in MSU 323 for any faculty or staff member in need of a new head shot photo.  No appointment is necessary, it is a first-come first-served situation.  Email Andrew Ferguson at with questions.  Thank you. 

Nov. 8, 3 - 4:30 pm, 250 MSU This panel discussion will focus on schooling and race. While this discussion is of particular interest to students in the School of Education, the entire campus is invited. Panelists will present their experiences in the schools and as always, the audience will be asked to participate and ask questions. Panelists include Dr. Thomas Robinson, Department of Psychology, Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, Secondary Education Department, Ms. Chanelle Williams, Secondary Education graduate student, and Ms. Judy Lynn, psychology undergraduate. Refreshments will be served.
                Dr. Maria Sanelli, director, Frederick Douglass Institute

Please excuse the following students in AST 140 on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be traveling to the planetary science labs at Rutgers University as a part of a class field trip: Nicholas Balch, Vince Brinkmeyer, David Donnelly, Rachel Hammersely, Josh Levy, Luke Maritch, Brianna McCardle, Amanda Portoff and Micheal Sanderson.
                Erin Kraal, associate professor, Department of Physical Sciences

Nov. 8 Join resident Guest Artist, Dr. Bruce Henderson, for 3 open sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 8.  
9:30 a.m.              Using Storytelling to Create Change
11 a.m.                 A performance hour:  Exploring Storytelling, Disability, Literature and Sexual Orientation
1:30 p.m.             Representing Autism and Disability in Literature, Media and Social Networks
All events are Free and are held in Rickenbach 135
                Deryl Johnson, Comm. Studies

R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Button Sales take place today, Monday, Nov.  7 in the MSU Lobby and Veterans Center, MSU 262. R.E.D. Buttons should be worn every Friday in Nov.  to remember those deployed. Cost is $1 each.  All proceeds benefit the Veterans Emergency Fund which assists KU students in need. For more information, contact the Veterans Services Office at 683-4228 or email   

Don't miss out on a day trip to see our nation's capital! Tickets are $10 for student and $20 for non-students and are now available to be purchased in 153 MSU.
The bus will leave the MSU Parking Lot at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity!  Sponsored by: Association of Campus Events
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

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  

Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m. Noesis will meet on Friday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Student Union [MSU] 312 Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, will speak on:  How To Use Virtue Ethics Although virtue ethics is a major moral theory today, it has attracted frequent complaints that it contributes nothing to moral practice.  I show how virtue ethics functions in making moral judgements and in moral actions. Noesis [Now merged with Shoptalk ] is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest.  If you would like to receive the material to be discussed, please contact:  Also, if you are not already on the email list and would like to be, please tell me. All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."]
                  Allan Bäck, Philosophy  





Saturday, Nov. 12

3 p.m.   Men's Basketball vs. Penn State Schuylkill - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)



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