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November 15, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

An interdisciplinary group from the history and art and art history departments visited the “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
An interdisciplinary group from the history and art and art history departments visited the "Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor" at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

Dr. Scott Tracy, Department of Counselor Education, was recently named by the American Cancer Society as a “Real Man” as part of their “Real Men Wear Pink” campaign. 

Dr. Scott Tracy, Department of Counselor Education, was recently named by the American Cancer Society as a "Real Man" as part of their "Real Men Wear Pink" campaign. Dr. Tracy is a practicing counselor who has pledged to raise awareness among men about issues surrounding breast cancer in women through educational, counseling and fundraising advocacy programs. Dr. Tracy has chosen to address the theme of how to emotionally support women who receive the diagnosis of breast cancer. To uphold his pledge, Dr. Tracy has integrated dealing with cancer survivors into classroom activities at KU this semester.


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

High pressure to influence our weather for much of the day. Some residual lift from yesterday's disturbance should produce some cloud cover later in the day. While skies should remain mostly clear, clouds will be on the increase as a weakening frontal system approaches. High temperature near 50. Winds southeast at 6 mph.


University information can be obtained in several ways:
-The weather hotline at 610-683-4649.
-The KU homepage at
-KU Alert. We will once again be using the KU Alert system to relay weather-related information via text message and email. Faculty/staff must register for the system if they have not already done so at Students are automatically registered and must opt-out through MyKU if they don't want to receive these important alerts.
-Email at your email address from
-KU's official Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages.
-WFMZ Channel 69.
     Matt Santos, University Relations

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

Raiza Williams has joined Alyssa Achey in the accounts payable department.
     John Nadolski, comptroller

With the new two-year residency requirement in effect for its first full year, we have more than 1,500 active students required to live on-campus for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Office of Housing and Dining Services needs your help to remind students to apply for housing. We are running our housing application process today, Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Friday, Dec. 15. More information regarding the process can be found at
     Amanda Fretz, assistant director, Housing and Dining Services

Nov. 15
Please excuse the following BSW students for their participation in Student Assistance Program training, Wednesday Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Audrey Anderson, Abigail Matthews, Morgan Miriello, Amanda Phillips, Carly Shortridge and Yonette Webster. They will be involved in a training event at the Reading School District which will certify them as Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program providers. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
     William F. Bender, Department of Social Work

Nov. 15, 11 a.m.
Join us today at 11 a.m. in 200 Stratton Administration Center for a hands-on training of how to order your print materials online. We look forward to seeing you.
     KU Print Center Team

Nov. 16, noon
Ms. Ann Barlet from Berks County Area on Aging will present "Caring For The Elderly: A Practical Approach," on Thursday, Nov. 16, at noon in 204 Graduate Center. Join us and feel free to bring your lunch. Please RSVP to If you have any questions, contact Dr. Yasoda Sharma,
     Sponsored by KU Commission on the Status of Women


Nov. 16, 6:45 p.m.
Geography Jeopardy - a fun geographical twist on the classic game show. Limited to six three-people teams. Register your team at Include team name, member names and major. Small prizes to be awarded. Put your thinking caps on and join the fun Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6:45 p.m. in 145 Boehm. Open to everyone.
      Department of Geography
Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.
The 79th Annual Art Education and Crafts Conference keynote presentation/masterclass by Upright Citizens Brigade will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at 8:30 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. All faculty, staff and students of Kutztown University are invited to this presentation and performance by instructors from the nationally-known improvisation theater Upright Citizens Brigade. For more information;
     Richard Salafia, Department Art Education and Crafts

Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Choir will perform in concert Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kutztown. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature Gabriel Fauré's "Requiem" as well as a guest chamber ensemble and a student composition by Mongar Harris '17.
     Department of Music

Nov. 30, 8 p.m.
The Residence Life Office would like to invite the Kutztown community to join us Thursday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. in 218 MSU for Skylar Kergil, a musician, artist, author, transactivist and YouTuber. Skylar started documenting his transition from female to male on YouTube in early 2009. Now he travels to perform, educate and share his stories. The event will end with a book signing of Skylar's book, "Before I Had the Words."
     Stacey Green, Residence Life

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 Learning Technologies Open House a huge success. This years' event was hosted by the KU Office of Distance Education with the participation of our fantastic Kutztown and West Chester faculty members. If you wanted to attend but couldn't make it, you'll be happy to know that all the presentations are now available for viewing online. Please visit the Learning Technologies Open House page for more information. All presentations are accessible and include closed captioning.
     Douglas Scott, Office of Distance Education


Nov. 13 -16 ALL WEEK Geography Awareness Week
Nov. 15 11 a.m. KU Print Center Training
200 Stratton
Nov. 15 6 p.m. Women In Science - A Panel Discussion
145 Boehm
Nov. 16 Noon Caring for the Elderly: A Practical Approach
204 Graduate Center
Nov. 16 5 p.m. UNESCO World Philosophy Day
145 Boehm Science Center
Nov. 16 6:45 p.m. Geography Jeopardy
145 Boehm
Nov. 17 8:30 a.m. Art Education and Crafts Conference
Schaeffer Auditorium
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 in 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)





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