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October 12, 2015


The Daily Brief

Professor Kunal Das NSF summer research 

Six Kutztown Physics majors, Kevin Ruppert, Jacob Christ, Jennica Leclerc, Joseph Ritzko, Joshua Garner and Daniel Steinberg, conducted summer research on a project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a research grant awarded to Prof. Kunal K. Das. With some additional support from his other grants from PASSHE FPDC and KU Research Grant, all six students were paid for a ten week period while acquiring valuable experience and skills in doing theoretical physics research. The students are getting a head start, by working on various projects related to gauge fields and topological effects in the dynamics of ultracold atoms and in nanoscale electronics - topics that are usually reserved for advanced graduate level courses and doctoral theses. This NSF funding, in its sixth year now, has had a significant impact over the last few years, channeling several previous student participants into prestigious physics Ph.D. programs including multiple Ivy League universities.

KU Spirit Day Student Accounts 

Congratulations to the staff of the Student Accounts Office for being awarded the Spirit Bear trophy on Friday!




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ALL DAY                Columbus Day: No classes, Administrative Offices open
5:30 p.m.             Walk with Wynne, President's Patio




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

Some morning fog to start the day. Skies will clear by mid to late morning. Increasing clouds later in the afternoon as a cold front approaches the region. High temperature in the mid 70s. Winds south at 5-7 mph.





(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)


In October 1933 the Young Men's Christian Association of Kutztown State Teachers College holds the first treasure hunt on campus.  The activity proves a popular one.  for many years to come.  The inaugural event is won by Richard Reicherd who unearthed the "treasure" from behind the infirmary, today's Multicultural Center.  Inside the chest were an eversharp pencil, a book and a box of imported chocolates.  According to the Keystone "the path led past the Gym, through the corn field, around the stys, past the Fountain of Youth, down Lover's Lane (wherever that is) and ended at the place where all ills are cured."





We've heard you! We know you have a busy schedule.. We're here to help!
We're excited to announce...
New! At the Multipurpose Room Lunch Buffet: We have added a grab & go cooler offering a variety of salads, sandwiches, snacks and bottled beverages. Please note: all items are priced as marked and will need to be purchased at the cashier separately from the buffet.

Did you know Grab & Go is still available in all of these locations!?

Academic Forum: Don't have time to sit and eat!? There's a cooler at the International Eatery-Please help yourself and any cashier can help you! Or get Grab & Go items at the
Academic Grounds with your We Proudly Serve Starbucks Coffee.

Bear's Den Starbucks: New this semester-Bistro Boxes!

Rohrbach Library:  Book & Brew-We Proudly Serve Java City Coffee & a delicious array of Salads, Sandwiches, and Snacks!

Check out all of our locations:
                Paige Jensen, Aramark

Have you ever had a Whoopie! Pie?   If not, now is the time to try the official dessert of the KU Sesquicentennial Celebration.   This local favorite feature icing between two round cakes can be purchased on campus at The KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace.  You can also them at the concession stand at Golden Bear home football games (in fact, the sold out on Family Day!).   They will also be sold as fundraisers by select organizations on campus.  Aramark, the official food service provider of KU, will have homemade Whoopie! Pies available at select events throughout the 150 celebration. Whoopie! Pies are available in a variety of flavors depending on the location.  Be sure to take part in the new KU tradition!

A Kutztown Area School District middle school teacher is seeking an Islamic Middle-Easterner to talk to her class. Contact Dave Johnson, University Relations, at if you or a student you know may be interested.

An additional Walk with Wynnie has been added for today, Oct. 12.  Join the Hawkinsons for a walk around campus led by Wynnie. Meet at 5:30 p.m. on the patio behind the president's house. The walk will be cancelled in case of rain.

The Hot Water Service in Boehm Science will be shut down on Monday, October 12 at 5 a.m. to repair a condensate leak. You may expect the hot water to be off most of the day. Hot water will be restored once the repairs have been made. Sorry for any inconvenience.
                Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Operation & Maintenance

OCTOBER IS DISABILITIES AWARENESS MONTH AT KU! On October 29, the DSO will welcome Laura DiGalbo, M.Ed., CRC, LPC to campus to present two informational sessions on psychological disabilities.

Bad Behavior or Mental Illness?
Thursday, October 29, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Recreation Center Room 200
Encourage your students to attend!
Mental illness is a hidden disability which can cause social barriers like stigma and tolerance for discrimination. Discover who these students are and learn the difference between psychiatric symptoms and "Bad Behavior." Learn strategies on what you can do when interacting with individuals who may experience mental illness. Learn what strides have been made through the ADA and its amendments for people with psychiatric disabilities.

Psychiatric Disabilities - Understanding Student Behavior
Thursday, October 29, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Boehm 261
All faculty and staff encouraged to attend!
Learn strategies for working with students who display odd or concerning behaviors and the difference between a psychiatric disability and inappropriate behavior on campus. Learn strategies for working with students who have mental health illness and what actions to avoid. Discuss the role of the institution and your role in helping these students succeed in the university setting.
                Linda Lantaff, director, Disability Services

I am pleased to welcome Brenda Snyder to the position of Executive Assistant in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, effective October 12, 2015. Please join me in congratulating Brenda.               
                Dr. David Beougher, acting dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences




Friday, Oct. 16 - Women's Volleyball vs. Slippery Rock - 11:30 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Friday, Oct. 16 - Women's Volleyball vs. Edinboro - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Bowling - (All Day) KU Fall Baker Invitational (Berks Lanes)
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Volleyball vs. Mercyhurst - 10 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Field Hockey (Senior Day) vs. Seton Hill - 1 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Volleyball vs. Gannon - 6 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Sunday, Oct. 18 - Women's Bowling  -(All Day) KU Fall Baker Invitational (Berks Lanes)
Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Women's Soccer vs. Mansfield - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats




Saturday, Oct. 17 - Men's Rugby vs. Wheeling Jesuit, 1 p.m. (Ruby Pitch)
Saturday, Oct. 17 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Temple, 4 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium)
Sunday, Oct. 18 - Ice Hockey vs. Bloomsburg, 4:30 p.m. (Body Zone, Wyomissing)  


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