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October 2, 2015


The Daily Brief


Lauren Geldon and Julie Chapman, both Advance Year MSW students, attended and presented at the 21st National Association of Case Management Conference in New Orleans, Sept. 21-23. Ms. Geldon (left), co-presented with Dr. Ed Hanna on "Engagement, Assessment, and Ethics in Medical Case Management". Ms. Chapman (sponsored by Dr. Leslie Chaundy) presented "Mindfulness and Yoga Self-Care Practices for Caregivers".
                Ed Hanna, Social Work Department



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)


3 p.m.                   Field Hockey vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas, Andre Reed Stadium
5 p.m.                   Sesquicentennial 5K, Luckenbill Road Soccer Field
7 p.m.                   Women's volleyball vs. Cheyney, Keystone Arena
7:30 p.m.             University Choir and Band Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium
8 p.m.                   MSU Movie Series Inside Out, Alumni Auditorium  



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


A rainy Friday is in store thanks to a stalled out cold front. High temperature in the upper 50s. Winds north at 11-13 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts locally. Hurricane Joaquin approaches the region over the next few days but the models have the storm track shifting east. Please do not let your guard down yet. Follow Dr. Davis and Monsoon Mike on Facebook this weekend (links above) to stay updated on Joaquin.





(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.)


October 3, 1933:  The first issue of the Keystone, KU's student newspaper is published under the leadership of Clyde Francis Lytle, editor.  The top story is the upcoming retirement of Dr. A. C. Rothermel as president and the appointment of Dr. Quincy A. W. Rohrbach as his successor.  The Keystone is published bi-weekly.





For those planning to attend Family Day this weekend:



·         The Sesquicentennial 5K will go on as planned.  Registration at 5 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m.

·         Women's tennis vs. Mercyhurst scheduled for 2 p.m. has been cancelled.

·         Field hockey vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas will be played today at 3 p.m.

·         Women's volleyball will play Cheyney at 7 p.m. in Keystone Arena

·         The choir and band concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today.



·         Women's tennis vs. Edinboro, originally scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m., has been cancelled.

·         Men's Rugby will play St. Bonaventure at noon on the rugby pitch on Luckenbill Road.

·         Field hockey will play Slippery Rock at 1 p.m. in Andre Reed Stadium.

·         Women's volleyball will play West Chester at 1 p.m. in Keystone Arena.

·         The Spirit Strut up Main Street in the borough is cancelled.

·         Pre-game activities scheduled for Saturday under the tent on the DMZ from 3 - 6 p.m., have been moved to the Student Recreation Center.

·         The Planetarium will offer shows at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. on Saturday in Grim Science Building. 

·         Football will play Millersville at 6 p.m. in Andre Reed Stadium

·         The fireworks scheduled for after the football game will go on as planned, barring any unexpected changes to the forecast. 

Please dress appropriately as rain is expected at various times.  We hope you will join us!


Fiesta! A Celebration of Spanish Sounds

The Department of Music will present "Fiesta! A Celebration of Spanish Sounds", tonight, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium, hosted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Pieces will be performed by, the Bear Voices, the University Choir, and the Wind Ensemble.

The performance will consist of an array of pieces highlighting Spanish culture and sounds. The Wind Ensemble, directed by Professor Daniel Neuenschwander, will be playing pieces including "Mass from La Fiesta Mexicana", "Pas Redouble Double Quick Step", and "Sol Y Sombra".

Dr. Hank Alviani, director of the University Choir and the Bear Voices, will conduct the Bear Voices in three pieces: "Chili Con Carne", "Caramba", and "La Bamba". He will then direct the University Choir in conducting a multitude of songs such as, "Vendedores ambulantes Colombianos", "A la nanita nana", and "Son de la Loma".   In addition to Dr. Alviani and Professor Neuenschwander, three students, will be conducting pieces in the show. Marcus Feld will be conducting "Ya viene la vieja", a traditional Spanish carol. Elizabeth Weimar will conduct, "Vere languores", and Sara Urlich will conduct "Amor de mi Alma", a poem by Garcilosa de la Vega from the early 1500's.



Need some KU gear to wear to this Saturday's football game? Stop in to KU Campus Store for 20% off KU Apparel and Gift items! Always look your best while cheering on our Golden Bears!

                KU Campus Store



If you are looking for a bit of adventure this Family Day weekend, you might consider tonight's KU Sesquicentennial 5K Cross Country Run.  This is a rain or shine event --- and with rain in the forecast, the grass/trail course will surely be even more of a challenge than usual! 

Registration begins at 5 p.m. on the North Campus athletic fields off of Luckenbill Rd.  The race will begin promptly at 6 p.m.   Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers.   We have 68 runners pre-registered.  The race-day cost is $30 for non-students and includes a commemorative race t-shirt while supplies last.  Proceeds benefit the KU Sesquicentennial Student Scholarship Fund.  For more information, please visit the link below.  Hope to see you tonight.   And be sure to bring the proper dress to stay dry and warm!




Today is the day! "College Radio Day," a national holiday recognizing college radio, and your own radio station KUR is participating all day. Tune in all day for top-notch programming (all of our programming is top-notch, but today, we bump it up even higher). At noon, a special, nationally-syndicated "College Radio Day" program will air with Stewart Copeland of The Police as the keynote interview. Copeland started in college radio! Then tonight from 8 to 10 p.m., KUR itself becomes nationally syndicated on the "College Radio Day" website. Tune in during Shane McEvoy's show to support him and his great rock mix. Stream KUR live through our website at or better yet, just download the "TuneIn" app on your smartphone and search up "Kutztown." You can get the full schedule of our programming on our website, as well. Just click on "Schedule." Happy College Radio Day from YOUR award-winning campus and community radio station, KUR! Learn about "College Radio Day" at  
                Michael Regensburger, KUR



Modern Language Studies (through an NEH/ALA grant: Latino Americans: 500 Years of History) is co-sponsoring an event with the Berks County Community Foundation on Nov. 9 at 5:00pm, which includes a discussion on immigration.  They have one speaker, Clarissa Martínez deCastro from the National Council of La Raza, lined up as a panelist, and would like to know if KU might have a person who would represent a more conservative perspective to serve as a counter-point in the discussion.  If you might be able to serve in this position, or know anyone else who might, please contact Christine Coleman Núñez at your earliest convenience.  Thank you!

                Christine Nunez, Modern Languages




This week's MSU Movie Series film is Inside Out which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.



The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the first of three Fall Open Houses on Friday, October 2nd.  Please join us in welcoming 300 students and their family members to campus.  Please note that the event this year will begin in the Keystone Arena.  Registration begins at 8:30 am in the Keystone Lobby, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am we host the Academic and Student Services Marketplace in the O'Pake Fieldhouse and the welcome address begins at 9:30 in the Keystone Arena.  The event concludes around 2:00 pm.  The next Fall Open Houses take place on Friday, October 23 and November 6.  A complete schedule can be found by clicking here

Nancy Wunderly, director of admissions



CONNECTIONS Transfer Orientation Announcement

*Please note these dates have been updated since the publication of the 2015-16 academic calendar


Transfer Orientation Dates for Spring 2016.   The dates for transfer student orientation for the spring 2016 semester are:

Wednesday, November 18 (Schaeffer Auditorium)

Thursday, January 14 (Academic Forum)

*A separate orientation will be held for first-time freshmen and family members on Wednesday, January 13 in the Academic Forum


Fall 2016 Transfer Orientation dates are:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016


More information, including a schedule of activities, will be released soon.

Lisa Grabowski, coordinator of student orientation





Friday, Oct. 2 - Field Hockey vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - 3 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Friday, Oct. 2 - Women's Volleyball vs. Cheyney - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Women's Volleyball vs. West Chester - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Field Hockey vs. Slippery Rock - 1 p.m.(Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Football vs. Millersville - 6:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats | Live Video
Sunday, Oct. 4 - Women's Golf Kutztown Fall Invitational (Moselem Springs Golf Club)




Saturday, Oct. 3 - Men's Ice Hockey vs. Rutgers, 8 p.m. (Body Zone, Wyomissing)
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Men's Rugby vs. St. Bonaventure, 12 p.m. (Rugby Pitch, Luckenbill Rd.)
Sunday, Oct. 4 - Men's Soccer vs. Lehigh, 11 a.m. (Andre Reed Stadium)



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