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October 16, 2015


The Daily Brief

A work by Professor Michael Radyk 

A work by Professor Michael Radyk

Kutztown University Professor Michael Radyk, will give a lecture to the Cleveland Museum and the Textile Art Alliance on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Radyk was given this opportunity after being awarded the President's Prize at an exhibition that the Textile Art Alliance sponsored at the Eire Museum called FOCUS: Fiber.  Radyk is assistant professor of textiles and the head of the crafts area at KU. He is an artist who designs woven textiles that have been featured at a national and international level. Radyk has been working on bringing some of his concepts together for the past five years to influence his new series "Corduroys, Jacquards, and Featherworks". Once the textiles are removed from the loom they are cut and manipulated by the artist to bring a human touch to an industrial textile.  For more information contact Michael Radyk at or visit​. 



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11:30 a.m.     Women's Volleyball vs. Slippery Rock, Keystone Arena
7 p.m.     Women's Volleyball vs. Edinboro, Keystone Arena
7 p.m.     Fall Fun with Gamers, Georgian Room, Old Main
8 p.m.     Ted 2, MSU Movie Series, MSU Alumni Auditorium



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


Some clouds to start the day as a weak cold front passes. Skies should clear by late morning. High temperature in the mid 60s. Winds west at 6-10 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.)


Oct.  14, 1972:  Beekey Education Building is officially dedicated.  The 51,075 square-foot building costs $1.321 million to construct, approximately $7.4 million in today's dollars.   



Guess what?  The new cards are here!  The new Bank of America credit cards have arrived and we are ready to distribute them.  The distribution schedule is as follows:

Any cardholders that still have their old JPMorgan Chase credit cards, and those that were issued temporary Bank of America cards, are encouraged to bring them along when picking up your new Pcards.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding this transition please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to seeing you soon,
                Barb Rahn & Barb Reitz, Card Systems Administrators

PEBTF Open Enrollment for health benefits (AFSCME & SCUPA) will be held from Oct.  19 through Nov. 6, 2015.  This is your annual opportunity to review your medical plan choices for 2016.  If you are happy with your current plan, you do not need to do anything during Open Enrollment.  If you did not receive the Open Enrollment newsletter mailed by PEBTF on Oct. 2, it is available on the PEBTF Website.

Flexible Spending Account open enrollment will be held from Oct.  19 through Nov. 20, 2015.  All eligible employees will receive an email from PASSHE Employee Benefits.
                Jean Adam, benefits manager

Amelia Frank-Vitale is a doctoral student in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. A 2001 graduate of Reading High School, she holds a master's degree in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs from American University and a bachelor's in Anthropology from Yale University. A former fellow with the Institute of Current World Affairs, her research focuses on Central American migration through Mexico and the intersections among the war on drugs, organized crime groups, party politics, and the varieties of violence faced by undocumented migrants. Her doctoral project will focus on communities in Central America and the families of migrants who have disappeared.

Eduardo García is an activist and photojournalist born in Mexico City. His work has been focused primarily on questions of indigenous peoples in Mexico, Central American migration, disappearance and social movements in Latin America. Trained by World Press Photo, he has been a contributor for Al Jazeera America, Lado B (Mexico), La Garganta (Argentina), and The Clinic (Chile). His photos have also appeared in publications for United Nations Women. Eduardo has served as the coordinator of the Puebla chapter of Amnesty International and is also a permanent volunteer with the migrant shelter Hermanos en el Camino in Oaxaca.

Come out to MSU 183 on Tuesday, Oct.  20 at 7 p.m. to check it out!
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

Financial Aid Progress Policy information sessions will be held for the campus community. These sessions will help students understand the academic requirements for Financial Aid. Advisors are also welcome. Sessions will be offered next week, Oct.  19-23, in Boehm 145. Please encourage your students to attend. Times are listed at:
                Lisa Schroeder, Financial Aid

This week's MSU Movie Series film is Ted 2 which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and 8 PM. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.

The Department of Electronic Media and the College of Visual and Performing Arts held their annual Red Carpet Affair on Oct. 15. High school students involved with media and television production programs or related organized high school clubs were able to attend workshops and talk to professionals about the electronic media industry. Workshops included the how and why of video compression, Adobe After Effects, Motion and Photoshop in video post-production and more. Students had the opportunity to meet and talk with a number of award-winning videographers, editors, and producers. For more information visit
                Helen Bieber, Electronic Media

Veterans Awareness Week is designed to honor our Veterans, create a supportive environment for our growing population of military-affiliated students, and bring awareness to the campus community. Attend one or all veteran-related programming offered on select dates between Nov. 5-14 and celebrate the contributions of our nation's heroes. Some activities include various presentations, Women Veteran Tribute, Military Appreciation Football Game, Student Veteran Panel, Medal of Honor Remembrance, Veterans Day Flag Raising/Lowering and more. View the complete list of activities on our website, under the Events section.

Effective today, Oct. 16, Barbara Miller will be taking over for Shannon Sibiski in the Copy Center. Barb has been working for Kutztown Publishing at the Albright Copy Center. Due to her experience, we expect a seamless transition.  Shannon's last day was yesterday. We would like to thank Shannon for her superior customer service and wish her well in her new position.
                Barb Miller, Kutztown Publishing Company

KU has students who are deployed. Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.) by purchasing a $1.00 R.E.D. button from the Military Club at KU. Buttons should be worn every Friday in November. For each button purchased, receive a coupon for a complimentary hot beverage redeemable at select Aramark Cafes (excludes Starbucks). Button sales begin soon. Many offices purchased a button for each staff member last year and we ran out of coupons fast, so contact or stop by the Veterans Center to reserve yours today! Veterans Center, MSU 262, 610-683-4228. Proceeds support the KU Veterans Center Fund, an emergency fund for student-Veterans in financial need.

Remember to RSVP for the Nov. 5 Meet & Greet (Old Main, Georgian Room) so we can include you in our lunch count. Mingle with our campus veterans, alumni, and community supporters while sharing pizza lunch. Receive resources and giveaways (while supplies last). Please consider participating in our 9/11 Do a Good Deed project by bringing 8 canned goods to the Meet & Greet. Our 8-week challenge began on 9/11, encouraging participants to purchase an extra canned good at the grocery store each week to help Keystone Military Families restock their free food pantry. Meet & Greet RSVP,




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)

The KU football team hits the road once again on Saturday, as the Golden Bears travel to Bloomsburg to take on the PSAC East rival Huskies. You can follow all of the action beginning at 1:45 p.m. with Matt Santos and Josh Leiboff on KUR, the radio voice of Kutztown University. Halftime will feature part one of a retrospective of the past 25 seasons of KU football in honor of the 100-season celebration. Visit for complete broadcast information. 




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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