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November 7, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

NCAA Soccer Championship
KU WOMEN'S SOCCER EARNS NCAA BID The fourth-ranked Kutztown University women's soccer team (16-3-1 overall) was selected as the four seed Monday of the Atlantic Regional in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.   KU has now earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament in seven of the last nine years.  As the four seed, Kutztown will square off with fifth seed Notre Dame (OH) in the First Round of the Atlantic Regional at West Chester University on Friday, Nov. 10 at a time yet to be determined. The Golden Rams are the region's top seed and will take on the winner of the Golden Bears-Falcons matchup in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 12.  Kutztown has tied program-records for wins during the regular season (15) and PSAC wins (13) this season.   Information on how to follow Friday's game will be posted later this week.


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

Who's ready for it to really start feeling like November? That'll be the theme for the rest of this week. Highs will be no better than the upper 40s or low 50s. Lots of nights will be in the 30s, maybe even 20s. Today will feature a chance of showers or light rain, especially the farther south you travel later today, as a disturbance slides below us. Light northeast winds.


Nov. 6 - 12
As a thank you for your service, KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace is offering all veterans and their family a 30 percent discount on all Kutztown University gift and apparel.


Nov. 7
Please excuse orchestra students for their participation in String Day at KU on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The KU Orchestra will be performing at 3 p.m. for students from five high schools in the region. I would ask that they be excused from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. so that they may have adequate time to be in place and warm-up prior to the performance at 3 p.m. If you have any questions or wish to confirm a student is a member of the orchestra, please feel free to contact me at
     Peter Isaacson, director, KU Orchestra

Nov. 7, 10 a.m.
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

Nov. 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
An appreciation lunch will be held today in the Veteran's Center, MSU 262, from 11a.m. - 1 p.m., to celebrate our military-affiliated students, faculty and staff and to provide a list of community discounts for Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11.
     Veteran's Services

It will be a busy 'Kutztown Live' on KU Radio this afternoon. 'Kutztown Live' is your campus and community issues talk radio magazine. Guests this afternoon at 3 p.m. include: The NE Berks Chamber of Commerce, Gamers of Kutztown, SAE's KU Talent Show and 50-year plus Lehigh Valley radio legend Ned Richards. Tune into 'Kutztown Live' on your computer at and remember if you miss any shows, just click on 'podcasts' on that same site. KU is your community 24/7 radio station.
    Michael Regensburger, KUR

Nov. 7, 6 - 7 p.m.
Come and get some puppy love today, Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break and come and get some "canine therapy." This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come, and make sure you stop by too.
     Aimee Adams, Counseling and Psychological Services

There are a few tickets left for the Jesse McCartney and Andy Grammer concert on Sunday, Nov. 12. Ticket price is $30 for non-KU students. The bus leaves MSU parking lot to go to Shippensburg University on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.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. 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. 16
Transfer Orientation is Thursday, Nov. 16. We look forward to welcoming new students and their families to campus. Please contact the Office of New Student Orientation with any questions at x3-4088.

Please make note of the spring and fall 2018 new student orientation dates.
Transfer Orientation: Nov. 16 (early registration), Jan. 17, May 24, Jun. 6, 20, Jul. 12, Aug. 21.
Freshmen: Jan. 16, May 31, Jun 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, Jul 13, Aug 20.
     Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation Programs


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.   


Nov. 6 - 10   Grad School Education Week
Nov. 6 - 11   Veterans Awareness Week
Nov. 7 10 - 10:50 a.m. VPA Dean Search Open Forum Faculty/Staff
120 Sharadin Arts Building
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
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. Fall 2017 Chambliss Lecture
183 McFarland Student Union


Tuesday, Nov. 7
7 p.m. VB vs East Stroudsburg
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
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

Nov. 8, 10 a.m., 201 AF
The purpose of the Positive Fatherhood study is to investigate the concept of African American (Black) Fatherhood, from the perspective of the black male, examining their perception of the "positive: pedagogy black males use in fathering. The Positive Black Fatherhood Measure is the scale that will be used in order to measure traits that black males consider important to being a positive black father. The scale measures dimensional subscales that contribute to an overall sense of positive black fatherhood along with the positive philosophy and techniques that black males use in fathering. Lastly but not least, the scale measures individual predictors of the likelihood of exhibiting black fatherhood characteristics.
     KU Frederick Douglass Institute




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