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November 14, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

7th Annual UNESCO
Nov. 16, 5 p.m.
Dr. Susan J. Brison will present the UNESCO World Philosophy Day lecture, "Sex, Violence, and Global Human Rights," Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in 145 Boehm Science Center. This event is hosted by the Department of Philosophy and is free and open to the public. Read more at


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

Partial sunshine returns today under high pressure. Seasonally cool highs around 50.


40% off all tees at KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace. Check back every day this week for a new sale!

Tune into 'Kutztown Live' on KU Radio this afternoon between 3 and 4 p.m.. Interviews with KU Volleyball Coach John Gump, KUSGB Dean's Liaison, West Reading Councilman Nick Imbesi, Slatington Councilman Jason Ruff, and Sergeant First Class Charles Thornton.
     Michael Regensburger, KUR

Nov. 14, 11 a.m.
A meeting to explore research collaboration between Kutztown Borough and Kutztown University will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. - noon, in 105 Boehm. Borough officials and employees will be on hand to discuss possible collaborative research in all departments. All faculty are welcome.
     Derek Mace, Department of Psychology and Kutztown Borough Council vice president

Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m.
The Fall 2017 Chambliss Faculty Research lecture will be presented at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, in 183 McFarland Student Union Building (Alumni Auditorium) by Dr. Glenn Walters, Department of Criminal Justice. Dr. Walters will present an analysis of the age-crime nexus using data from some of his own research on social cognitive mediators of important crime relationships. He will examine possible explanations for both the left (rapid increase in delinquency in early adolescence) and right (gradual decline in offending during late adolescence/early adulthood) legs of the age-crime curve. Open to the public.
     Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies, Academic Affairs

Nov. 15, noon
The next University Curriculum Committee meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year will be held Thursday, Nov. 30, in 100 DeFrancesco. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon, Wednesday, Nov. 15. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
     Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
Join us for a panel discussion, "Women In Science," 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15, in 145 Boehm. The panelists will be Senator Judy Schwank; Becky Bradley, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission; Alison Conway, City University of New York; Sally Hanzlik '98, East Penn School District; Laura Mursch '08, Berks County Planning Commission; AnnMarie Vigilante, LANGAN. Our moderators will be Anne Brawand, Department of Special Education and Laura Kaufmann '13, GIS specialist, Buckeye Partners, L.P. The panelists will discuss their experiences with the gender gap in the sciences along with examining some local, geographically related issues. Open to everyone.
      Department of Geography

Faculty/Staff, please tell your students that if they are planning to go home for the holidays, Bieber Bus offers regular trips from Kutztown to New York City and Philadelphia year-round with periodic stops available in between. Fares start at $28 for one way travel and $48 for round trip. Tickets can be purchased at MSU Information Desk as well as the Bieber Kutztown office located downtown. Visit for details regarding schedules and pricing.
     Justin Vrona, KUSSI

Faculty who plan to participate in December's commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16 should RSVP to reserve their seat at Commencement Reservation Form. The form also provides opportunity to rent regalia, if needed. Please contact commencement staff at with any questions.
     Susan Mangold, Office of the Dean of Students

Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Education will visit campus:
Candidate A: November 27 and 28
Monday, Nov. 27, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Faculty and Staff open forum - 183 MSU
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 11-11:50 a.m. - Students open forum - 145 BH

Candidate B: November 29 and 30
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Faculty and Staff open forum - 183 MSU
Thursday, Nov. 30, 11-11:50 a.m. - Students open forum - 145 BH

Candidate C: December 4 & 5
Monday, Dec. 4, 3 - 4:30 p.m. - Faculty and Staff open forum - 183 MSU
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 11-11:50 a.m. - Students open forum - 145 BH

Each candidate's name, cover letter and curricula vitae will be posted on this website approximately one week before each visit:
     College of Education

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies.
Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2017-0169 NEW - Assistant Director of Campus Services Full Time 11/24/17
2017-0157 NEW - Facilities Technology Specialist Full Time 11/24/17
2017-0170 Facilities Construction Project Manager Full Time 11/24/17
2017-0161 Locksmith Full Time 11/24/17
2017-0160 Vice President for Communications, Marketing & External Affairs Full Time Continuous
2017-0153 Associate Dean, College of Business Full Time Continuous
Clerical Pool 2017 2017 Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/17
ED- CBFS Executive Director - Chincoteague Bay Field Station Full Time Continuous
2017-0148 Athletic Training Intern 2017-18 Temporary PT Continuous
2017-0101 Custodial Worker 1 - Pool Full Time 12/1/17
Asst Athletic Coach 2017-18 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous


Nov. 13 -16 ALL WEEK Geography Awareness Week
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. Fall 2017 Chambliss Lecture
183 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 14 6:30 p.m. Clay Club's Class Night
108 Sharadin
Nov. 14 7:30 p.m. Chamber Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 15 6 p.m. Women In Science - A Panel Discussion
145 Boehm
Nov. 16 5 p.m. UNESCO World Philosophy Day
145 Boehm Science Center
Nov. 17 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Social Work Conference
Multipurpose Room, 218 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 20 5 p.m. AFSCME
223 McFarland Student Union


Men's and Women's Basketball Military Appreciation Event

Come join the Men's and Women's Basketball teams this Wednesday, Nov. 15 for a special military appreciation event. The women will play at 5:30 p.m. and the men will play at 7:30 p.m. There will be a free meal for veterans and active duty military starting at 7 p.m. in 129 Keystone Hall provided by Mission BBQ in Wyomissing.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
5:30 p.m. WBB vs Chestnut Hill (Military Appreciation Day)
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Watch)
7:30 p.m. MBB vs Univ. of the Sciences (Military Appreciation Day)
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Watch)


Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Visual and Performing Arts 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 on this site.
Candidate C (visiting Nov. 13-14)
Tuesday, Nov. 14
11 - 11:50 a.m. - Open Forum for Students - Location: SH 120


Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Come to Clay Club's Class Night to learn to make a carved footed bowl and create a glaze piece to share with your loved ones. Clay Club members have planned two fun projects for you to complete, just in time for the holidays, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in 108 Sharadin. $20 includes two finished pieces, snacks and lots of creativity. To register, contact Finished work can be picked up after Monday, Dec. 4.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art Education and Crafts

Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Come join us on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium for an exploration of romantic and contemporary chamber works, performed by students from the Kutztown University Department of Music. The evening will feature the famous and brilliant Mendelssohn's "Piano Trio" in D minor, Elgar's "Salut D'Amour" and Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise" performed by members of the International Ensemble Program; the gorgeous song "Morgen" by Richard Strauss; and exciting new works for various combinations of winds, brass, piano and cello by Eric Ewazen and Joe Wolfe. Bring a friend; you are in for a treat.
     Department of Music




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