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November 8, 2016


The Daily Brief

No 13 KU women's soccer selected as the two seed of the Atlantic Regional NCAA Tournament

Congratulations to women's soccer!  The No. 13 KU women's soccer team was selected as the two seed of the Atlantic Regional in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, it was announced on Monday, Nov. 7. The Golden Bears have now earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in six of the previous eight years and will host a Regional for the third time in program history.  As the two seed, KU (17-4) will host the First and Second Rounds of the Atlantic Regional on Friday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 13 at Keystone Field. Receiving a bye into the Second Round, the Maroon and Gold will play the winner of third-seeded Charleston (WVa.) and sixth-seeded Edinboro, who play in the First Round on Friday at 1 p.m.



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Faculty Staff Head Shot Photos, MSU 323
9:30, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Guest Artist Bruce Henderson, 135 LC
10 - 11:30 a.m. LAS Dean Candidate Faculty Staff Open Forum, 183 MSU
11 a.m. Student Veteran Panel, 101 DF
11 - noon LAS Dean Search Candidate/Student Open Forum, 145 BH
3 - 4:30 p.m. Race Matters: Panel Discussion, 250 MSU
7 p.m. "Restrepo," Alumni Auditorium, 183 MSU




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

It's as if Mother Nature wants to be able to say "you had no excuse not to vote this year." About as perfect of an Election Day for November as climatologically possible. Sunny with mild highs in the mid to perhaps even upper 60s. Soft west winds.

A new "Election Day" edition of "Weather & Climate Chat" with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger is now available for listening here:




On Friday evening, Communication Studies senior, Ryan Dorfman, died unexpectedly.  The sadness of his death is beyond words.  Funeral serves are Tuesday at 1pm in Philadelphia.  Condolences can be sent to his family (Michael and Mandy Dorfman and brothers Jarred and Ty Dorfman) at 35 Yale Drive, Richboro, Pa.  18954-1253. Donations can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern, PA at 919 Walnut Street, Ste. 700, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.


The university photographer will be available today, 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. 
                Andrew Ferguson, university photographer


The Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations office is hosting a bus trip to the PSAC Football Championship on Saturday, Nov. 12, at California University of Pennsylvania. Kickoff is 12 p.m.  The bus will depart from the Wiesenberger Alumni Center at 6:30 a.m. If you are interesting in joining us for this historical day, the cost is $40 pp, $30 pp for Football Legacy Club Members, and $10 pp for students. Price includes transportation and price of admission.  For additional information, please contact Cheryl Swavely at or 610.683.4910.


The Office of Student Involvement is in need of warm coats, hats and gloves for distribution to our students in need.  If you have clean outerwear to donate, please deliver it to MSU 153 (across from the Campus Store) prior to Thanksgiving.  We will offer students in need the opportunity to come in on an as needed basis.  Any extra coats/gloves/hats will be brought to Friend, Inc. by mid-December.  If you have any questions, please contact Leah Cassellia at


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


Nov. 8, 11 a.m., 101 DeFran
Student veterans will share their perspective on transition issues and address other topics at today's panel discussion. All are welcome to attend.


Nov. 8, 3 - 4:30 p.m., 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


Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 - 9 p.m., 183 MSU (Alumni Auditorium)
Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. This is an entirely experiential film. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90-minute deployment. Free Admission.


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   


You can take course attendance inside D2L? The attendance tool allows you to track student presence in your course, groups, or discussions. Students can view their attendance history so they always know where they stand in regards to the attendance policy. The Attendance Setup and Taking Attendance articles will help you set up an attendance register and take attendance in your course.

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education  


Each year Kutztown University joins with Friend, Inc. to provide holiday dinner boxes to families in the Kutztown, Fleetwood and Brandywine Heights areas. Each family will also receive a turkey. Boxes are to be dropped off at the Community Outreach Center, 281 MSU by November 15 for Thanksgiving and December 13 for Christmas. More details can be found in the flyer. Thank you.                 The Community Outreach Center (COC) and the Student Volunteer Coalition (SVC)  


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

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0178 internal NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift Full Time 11/9/16
2016-0177 internal NEW - MR2 Electrical/HVAC - 2nd shift Full Time 11/18/16
2016-0182 internal NEW - Clerical Supervisor 2 Full Time 11/18/16
2016-0181 NEW - Facilities Construction Project Manager Full Time 11/18/16
2016-0175 Associate Dean of College of Business Full Time Continuous
2016-0179 Associate Dean, College of Education Full Time Continuous
2016-0173 Temporary Veteran's Services Coordinator Temporary FT 11/19/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16



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


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 a.m. - 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 a.m. - 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 a.m. - noon - Open Forum with Students - TBD

                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  


Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., 200 AF
"Refuse to Drown" author, Tim Kreider will speak in 200 AF on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. "Refuse to Drown" is the true story of a father's despair and the type of perseverance that can lead to hope and healing. Here's a synopsis:  Manheim Township, Pa., was rocked by a seemingly random triple-homicide during the summer of 2007. There were no witnesses, very few leads and no solid suspects. As days turned into weeks and the crime remained unsolved, the small-town neighborhood was filled with sadness, questions, and a growing sense of fear. One month after the murders, Tim Kreider's son, Alec, was committed to a mental health hospital. One of Alec's best friends had been one of the murder victims, and Tim feared that the loss had pushed his long-troubled son over the edge. Tim didn't realize that his world was about to come crashing down around him. Open to campus and community. To arrange for extra credit, contact
                NAMI on campus: KU   


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


Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m.
Noesis will meet on Friday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in 312 MSU. Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, will speak on:  "How to Use Virtual 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 judgments 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 or added to the email list, please contact:
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)  



Saturday, Nov. 12
Women's Rugby - 11am vs. University of New Hampshire (USA Rugby Round of 32)
Men's Rugby - 1pm vs. University at Buffalo (Season Finale)
The Rugby Pitch is located on North Campus at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, PA  


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