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November 6, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


KU students and faculty at Pa State Modern Language Association Fall Conference in Hershey, Pa.
Thanks to funding from the departments of Modern Language Studies and Secondary Education, on October 6 and 7, thirteen Spanish and German language students attended Pa. State Modern Language Association Fall Conference in Hershey, Pa. Dr. Nancy Zimmerman led a panel discussion, "From All Angles: Preparing the Next Generation of WL Teachers, " in which her current student teacher, Mason Smith (German), and former student teacher, Julia Snyder (Spanish), along with mentor teachers and university supervisors from the state, discussed their experiences in the field of world language education.


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

Cold front passage to occur during the day. Plenty of clouds throughout the day with the best chance of precipitation being between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Could hear some rumbles of thunder in the afternoon. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds south at 5-7 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts locally.


Grad School Education Week is Nov. 6 - 10. The Grad School Fair will be held today, Monday, Nov. 6, from 1 - 3 p.m. in 218 MSU. More than 40 schools will be in attendance. Please encourage your students to attend. For more information visit the Career Development Center.

We are working on posters and cross promotion for campus-wide programs, events, movies, lectures, etc. for African American History Month in February and Women's History Month in March. If your department, office, student organization, etc. is doing anything for these celebration months, please share what you are doing so we can coordinate and cross promote across the campus. Please send date, time, event and any other details to Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach

Nov. 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his open hour today, Monday, Nov. 6, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Open hours will occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.

Nov. 6, 11 a.m.
Veteran's Green Zone Awareness Training and Certification for faculty and staff will be held today, Monday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. - noon in 116 MSU. Free lunch will be provided. This training is designed to create a greater sensitivity and awareness to the specific needs of our veteran students.
     Veterans Services

Please join us from 11 - 11:45 a.m., Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15, in the Computer Lab at 200 Stratton. You will receive a training guide to give to other department members. Please join for as many sessions as needed. If you would prefer a one-to-one training, call the Print Center, ext. 3-4116.
     KU Print Center managed by AlphaGraphics


Nov. 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to come hear book reviews from Spring 2017 and choose a free book to review yourself, Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 7 - 9 p.m. in 183 MSU. Reviewers may keep the books they review. Reviews will be printed in the Spring 2018 edition of the "Book Review." Free snacks and coffee will be served. Hosted by the Library and Learning Technologies Department
     Department of Library and Learning Technologies

Nov. 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Rohrbach Library, in partnership with the Office of Inclusion and Outreach, will be hosting Kutztown University's first-ever Human Library event Thursday, Nov. 9. The event will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and will feature "human books" who will be "on loan" for readers to engage in open dialogue on a variety of personal and social issues. Readers can meet one-on-one or in small groups of two or three with a "human book" for brief "loan periods" throughout the day. Please click on the link for more information about this unique event
     Sylvia Pham, Rohrbach Library
Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Sigma Alpha Iota will be holding a benefit concert Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian room, Old Main. All donations will be given to the Ralph F. Wilson Elementary School Music Program in Lake Charles, La. This school is rebuilding their music program and their story has touched the hearts of our students. Please attend if you are able. Thank you.
     Jenelle Henry, advisor, Sigma Alpha Iota

Nov. 11, 9 a.m.
There are a few tickets left for the New York City day trip on Saturday, Nov. 11. Ticket price is $20 for non-KU students. The bus leaves MSU parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. Hurry up and get your ticket at 153 MSU while they last. If you have questions, please contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at ext. 3-4043.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor


Nov. 6 - 10   Grad School Education Week
Nov. 6 - 11   Veterans Awareness Week
Nov. 6 11 a.m. Veteran's Green Zone Awareness Training
116 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 6 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. President's Open Hour
303 Stratton
Nov. 7 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Veterans' Recognition Lunch
262 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 7 6 - 7 p.m. Pet Therapy
218 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 7 7 - 9 p.m. Fall Book Review
183 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 8 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Black Fatherhood, Frederick Douglass Institute
201 Academic Forum
Nov. 8 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. "Boots to Entrepreneurship" Seminar
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Study Abroad Fair
Concourse, Old Main
Nov. 9 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Human Library
Rohrbach Library
Nov. 9 11 a.m. - noon Veteran's Meet and Greet
157 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 11 a.m. - noon Open Forum Middle States
312 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 6 - 9 p.m. "Thank You For Your Service" Film Screening
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Sigma Alpha Iota benefit concert
Georgian Room, Old Main
Nov. 10 7:30 p.m. The Boston Brass, KU Presents!
Schaeffer Auditorium


Tuesday, Nov. 7
7 p.m. VB vs East Stroudsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Watch)
Friday, Nov. 10
1 p.m. VB vs Cheyney
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
5 p.m. VB vs Salem International
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
Saturday, Nov. 11
12:05 p.m. Football vs Slippery Rock
(Senior Day, Hall of Fame, Military Appreciation Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Watch / Listen)
1 p.m.   VB vs West Chester (Senior Day)
Keystone Arena
1 p.m. Swimming vs Juniata
Keystone Arena
6 p.m. Men's Basketball vs Penn State Schuylkill (Hall of Fame/Alumni 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.
Tuesday, Nov. 7: Candidate A (visiting Nov. 6 - 7)
    10-10:50 a.m. - Open Forum for Faculty/Staff - Location:  SH 120
    11-11:50 a.m. - Open Forum for Students - Location: SH 120




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