Daily Brief

Nov. 10, 2023

The outside of Schaeffer Auditorium

Veterans Day

Veterans Day, a day dedicated to the cause of world peace, honors all military veterans. Other countries celebrate Armistice Day and Remembrance Day on the same day, Nov. 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I. Military members and veterans leave their families to defend our country and our freedoms. Please express your gratitude.

University Relations

Cheif Drezek speaking to two female students.

SGB Holds Campus Safety Walk

KU's Student Government Board held its annual Safety Walk Wednesday night, Nov. 8. Students were joined by university officials and administrators, to walk the campus and examine all aspects of campus safety.

University Relations

President giving painting to students.

Happy Birthday Marine Corps

Happy 248th Birthday, Marine Corps. The Office of Military and Veterans Services and three Marine Corps student-veterans were thrilled to receive this beautiful painting of the Battle of Iwo Jima from President Hawkinson, who received it from KU alumnus Mike Attardi. Attardi is currently the senior creative director for The Mike Attardi Company, working with VuAR Studios and providing original artwork and content. A former Walt Disney Imagineer cast member who worked directly with Imagineering and the vice president of Brand Marketing, Attardi has experience with the NFL, HGTV, the Jim Henson Company, Marklin and the NFL Alumni. Attardi is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, filmmaker and strategic leader in managing successful businesses and receiving numerous industry awards. Receiving this painting so close to the Marine Corps birthday made it extra special.

Military and Veterans Services


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

Shortwave passing through will give us a chance of a morning sprinkle or shower. Conditions improve by afternoon. High temperature near 52.


Memorial Tree Dedication Ceremony

President Hawkinson will dedicate a tree in the Memorial Grove in front of Rohrbach Library 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. At this ceremony, we will remember those students, faculty and staff who passed away during both the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years. Family members of these individuals will be present at the dedication. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Office of the President

November is Native American Heritage Month

November marks Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories of the Nation’s First People and acknowledge their important contributions. This webpage is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Jerry Schearer, Diversity & Inclusion

National Geography Awareness Week Movie Night

In celebration of 2023 National Geography Awareness Week: "The Power of Place," the Department of Geography will host a movie night with the showing of "Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World (2021)" 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 145 Boehm Science Building. Please join us in watching this critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning documentary film which follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices and take essential action to address our ongoing climate crisis. Admission is free. All are welcome to attend this event. Co-sponsored by the Rohrbach Library.

Dr. Mathias J. Le Bossé, Geography

Piano Recital

KU music student, recipient of the "President's International Piano and Strings scholarship" and winner of the 2023 MTNA State Competition, Jean Kiklikian, will perform a recital on the Steinway Spirio 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, Wells-Rapp Center for Mallet Percussion Research. The program will include works by Beethoven, Chopin, Ligeti and Tabares.

Maria Asteriadou, Music

KUR's Bears Beat Interviews Judd Novak

If you missed this past week's show and interview, you can hear it right here. 

Michael Regensburger , KUR

Let's Close Out Veterans Awareness Week

Thank you for all your support with R.E.D. button purchases, food donations, meet and greet participation and our Celebrating Excellence Luncheon. We had a great time. For Friday, Nov. 10, say "Happy Birthday" to a Marine, wear your R.E.D. Button and take advantage of your 40% discount at the KU Campus Store (for KU military, veteran and military-affiliated students, faculty and staff. Saturday, Nov. 11, attend the ROTC flag raising 8:30 a.m., check out the Military Appreciation football game at noon, receive two free tickets for military and veterans and stop by and get some Rita's Italian Ice for a free five-layer patriotic gelati and 20% off anything else in the store. Happy Veterans Day.

Military & Veterans Services

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Nov. 10 11 a.m. Memorial Tree Dedication Ceremony
Rohrbach Library Lawn
Nov. 13 Noon Graduate School Fair
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. World Philosophy Day Lecture
Schaeffer Auditorium 
Nov. 14 6 p.m. "The Power of Place" Documentary Film
145 Boehm
Nov. 15 All Day Well-Being Day
Campus (Website)
Nov. 15 2 p.m. Indigenous and Native Showcase 
218 MSU
Nov. 15 6 p.m. Tree-Lighting Ceremony
Date Time Event
Nov. 10 6 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Gannon (PSAC Semifinal)
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 10 7 p.m. Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
218 MSU (Video)
Nov. 11 Noon Football vs. Slippery Rock (PSAC Championship)
Andre Reed Stadium (Video | Stats | Audio)
Nov. 11 6 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Pace (NCAA First Round)
Andre Reed Stadium (Video | Stats | Tickets)
Nov. 12 1 p.m. KU hosts Women's Soccer PSAC Championship
Keystone Field (Video | Stats | Tickets)

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email , TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

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