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October 21, 2015


The Daily Brief

KU German Studies Students at Peace Conference NHCC 

Four German Studies Students participated in the 6th Annual Peace Conference held at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA, on Oct. 15, 2015.  This year's conference focused specifically on immigration and the worldwide refugee crisis. Under the guidance of Dr. Lynn M. Kutch (Modern Language Studies), the KU students developed research topics on immigration trends in the United States and Germany, and participated in the conference's poster session. From left: Molly Buckwalter, BA, German Culture and Communication, Mason Smith, BSEd, German and Mathematics, Hamza Siala, International Student from Hildesheim, Germany, and Cassandra Guerrero, BA German Culture and Communication/BS Computer Science.




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9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Choral Festival, Schaeffer Auditorium

1 - 4 p.m.

KU Cares, MSU 250

3 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Mansfield

7 p.m.

Marty Essen, Award Winning Author, OM Georgian Room




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

High pressure continues to control our weather. Sunny skies and above average temperatures for the day. High temperature in the low 70s. Winds southwest at 6 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 1954, under choral director Henry Casselberry, a cappella choir is formed at Kutztown State Teachers College.  It is the first of its kind at the school.




Good Morning!  Today's Pcard Distribution Schedule is as follows:

9 - 11 a.m.                      letters  A - L                       Rohrbach Library
                                                                                                Leisure Reading Room, rm 105

9 - 11 a.m.                      letters  M - Z                     Stratton Administration Bldg
                                                                                                First Floor Conference Room, rm 111

1 - 3 p.m..                      letters  A - Z                       Stratton Administration Bldg
                                                                                                First Floor Conference Room, rm 111

We will continue to offer card distribution at the above locations, at various times, thru the end of this week.  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 their cards 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,
                Procurement Services, Card Systems Administrators:  Barb Rahn & Barb Reitz

The second annual Kutztown University High School Choral Festival will take place today, Oct. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. This event showcases five area high school choral ensembles performing for each other non-competitively. The performance order will be drawn randomly and each performance will be followed by a clinic experience by Dr. Hank Alviani, associate professor of music.  The goal of the festival is to give the high schools experience in performing for an audience and the opportunity to watch other schools perform. As well as a clinic to help fine tune their music. The five high schools and their conductors are:

Freedom High School Choir, Jennifer Lopato, director
Whitehall High School, Andrew Borghesani, director
Williams Valley High School, Edward Wilson, director
Hamburg High School, Dr. Christine Ryan, director
Delaware Valley High School, Richard Horst, director

For more information contact Dr. Alviani at or 610-683-4553. 

Have 10 minutes to spare?  Join us today, October 21 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for an afternoon of crafts, friends and community service. Starting at 1pm in the President's Room (MSU 250) you can come by with your office, organization, a group of friends or just yourself to help making a variety of crafts that will be distributed to those less fortunate in the Kutztown area. Some projects can be completed in 10 minutes, while others are more elaborate.  All supplies will be provided for those who attend. 
                Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

On Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main, award-winning author Marty Essen will present his high-energy multi-media show, "Around the World in 90 Minutes." The event is free and open to the public.  Essen's show features interesting facts, humorous stories, and the best of thousands of photos he took while traveling the world for his first book, "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents".  "Around the World in 90 Minutes" began as a show Essen presented in bookstores as part of his first book tour. Later, after numerous refinements, the show took on a life of its own in colleges, museums, and nature centers across the United States.  Essen has been Association for Promotion of Campus Activities' most-booked college speaker for a total of 50 months. Campus Activities Magazine named Essen as one of their "Hot Speaker" picks.

In preparation for fall commencement, faculty in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the commencement program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is October 30, 2015.

To place an order for rental attire, please contact Laurel Brandt by email with the following information:
·         First and Last Name
·         Height
·         Degree
·         Area of Study
·         Alma mater

Rented attire can be picked up in room 170, McFarland Student Union, starting December 7, 2015 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to KUSSI in the faculty robing area.
                Matt Assad, business services manager, KUSSI

Faculty, Staff: Please join us for one of the most spirited nights of the year! 
The 2015 KU Homecoming Pep Rally will be held on Friday, October 23 at 7:30pm in the Keystone Arena.  Get excited and be ready to cheer on our athletes and welcome alumni back for the 2015 Homecoming weekend! The excitement starts at 7:30 pm in the Keystone Arena with the official introduction of the Homecoming Court, performances by various campus groups and speeches from your athletic team captains.  This year's Pep Rally will also feature the introduction of the Sesquicentennial Homecoming Court, welcoming the members of past KU Homecoming Courts.
                Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

The APSCUF-KU office will be closed on Friday, Oct. 23 and will re-open on Monday, Oct. 26 at 8 a.m.




Former Kutztown University pitcher and two-time MLB World Series Champion Ryan Vogelsong returns to KU  on Saturday, Oct. 24. 

Former Kutztown University pitcher and two-time MLB World Series Champion Ryan Vogelsong returns to KU  on Saturday, Oct. 24. He will be honored by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and the KU President's Office at a private ceremony and will have his #14 jersey retired publically during halftime of KU's 1:05 p.m. homecoming football game at Andre Reed Stadium. 
Vogelsong, a 2005 inductee to the KU Athletics Hall of Fame, was a stellar pitcher and third baseman for the Kutztown University baseball team from 1996-98. He wore #14 in each of his three seasons at KU and will be the first KU baseball player to have his number retired.
Vogelsong was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the 1998 Major League Baseball draft, KU's highest-ever draft choice.  He made his Major League debut on Sept. 2, 2000, against the Chicago Cubs. He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2001, and played four seasons with the Pirates.  He returned to the Giants in 2011.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Women's Soccer vs. Mansfield - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Women's Soccer vs. Mercyhurst - 12 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Women's Swimming vs. Misericordia & E. Stroudsburg (Keystone Pool)
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Football vs. E. Stroudsburg - 1:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Field Hockey vs. E. Stroudsburg - 7 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats




Saturday, Oct. 24 - Women's Rugby vs. University of Delaware, 11 a.m., Rugby Pitch
Saturday, Oct. 24 - Men's Rugby vs. Army, 1 p.m., Rugby Pitch



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