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October 26, 2015


The Daily Brief

Avalanche Super Spirit Day 

Thank you to everyone for their participation in Friday's Super Spirit Day.  There was so much spirit on campus the judges just couldn't decide, so everyone is a winner this week.  For a gallery of our faculty and staff photos click here.  (You do not need to have a Facebook account to view these photos.)

A special shout out to Kelly Smith and the folks in the Education House for their decorations on Friday!



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

3 p.m.

AVP Facilities Candidate Terry Brown Open Forum, AF 101

3 p.m.

KU Alumna Kristin Pedemonti, storyteller, Alumni Auditorium, MSU

7:30 p.m.

Fall Flute Recital, Georgian Room, Old Main




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

High pressure builds in for the day. Fair skies are expected with a few passing cirrus clouds. High temperature in the mid 50s. Winds north at 5-8 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.)

October 24, 1969:  A newly remodeled Bear's Den student union opens its doors.  It contained a game room, a dance floor and a room with a color television, a rare find on campuses at the time.


The Office of Admissions would like to thank the campus community for assisting in making Fall Open House a success.  We appreciate everyone's assistance in making the second of our three 3 fall open houses successful.  We hosted 298 students plus their family members for a total of 619 people on campus at this event.  Our next open house is Friday, Nov. 6.
                Nancy D. Wunderly, Director of Admissions

KUSSI is sponsoring the Fall Graduation Festival for December Graduates on Tuesday Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. Both undergraduates and graduate students will be able to purchase their caps & gowns, receive graduation tickets, and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with their needs associated with graduation. Students may stop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Tremper at x3-1339.  *Please note parking will be limited near Old Main that day so please plan ahead.

What a better way to spend a chilly October day than in a classroom for an hour learning about advisor registration holds, degree audit and other tricks in MyKU.  No need to register, just stop by and enjoy some treats!  Any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
OM Classroom 136

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
OM Classroom 138

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
OM Classroom 136

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
3 - 4 p.m.
OM Classroom 136

                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development, phone:  610-683-4172

Happy Day of the Dead!  The Department of Modern Language Studies invites you to join us in celebrating this unique holiday that celebrates the beauty and joy of life!  Stop by the Language Resource Center (LRC: DF 109, enter through DF 107) to see the informative and artistic display and, on Friday, Oct. 30, you can try some homemade "pan de muertos" (Day of the Dead Bread).  The display is accessible anytime the LRC is open, but please come back another time if there is a class in DF 109!  Dr. Dawn Slack, Department of Modern Language Studies

Oct. 27, Harry Ziff, Director of Corporate Logistics for East Penn Manufacturing, will be joining the College of Business Featured Speaker Series in deFrancesco, room 100, at 11 a.m. Ziff overseas finished goods planning, inventory management, distribution and transport for the $2.5 billion company across 4 North American Distribution Centers. His knowledge extends from work with Campbell, CertainTeed, Office Max, and McMaster-Carr with responsibilities in demand, supply and network planning; order-to-cash optimization; Lean/Six Sigma; new product commercialization; and talent management. This amounts to 25 years of progressive experience, and a guest speaker you need to hear.
                College of Business

The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the position of Assistant Vice President for Facilities, Maintenance and Construction on the dates listed below.  Your comments and feedback are welcome.  Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend, subject to operational needs.  Attendance is voluntary. Click here to view candidates' resumes.





October 26, 2015

3:00 p.m.

AF 101

Terry Brown

October 28, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

Syed Zaidi

November 2, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

James Miller

November 3, 2015

3:00 p.m.

AF 102

Bruce Frantz

November 4, 2015

3:00 p.m.

MSU 183

Patrick Sampsell

International Storyteller and KU Alum, Kristin Pedemonti shares here tales from her recent trip to Iran.  Her two exciting, free, performances are: Monday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. and Tues. Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. in MSU's Alumni Auditorim. Kristin Pedemonti is sponsored in part by a grant from the Sesquicentennial Committee.
                Dr. Deryl Johnson, Comm. Studies

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please join us on Tuesday evening, October 27 at 7 p.m. for the opening reception of the Berks County Women in Crisis Silent Witness project in the Old Main Concourse, when KU collaborates with the Kutztown Community Partnership and the local Purple Purse Campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence. A donation box collecting non-perishable food, diapers, cleaning supplies, bath towels and personal care items for BWIC's Safe House residences will be available as well as local and national information on domestic violence and how to find assistance.

On campus until Sunday evening, November 1, The Silent Witness Project is a visual life-size display depicting Berks County women, children, pets and men. Each figure wears a shield that describes the victim's life and untimely death due to domestic violence. For more information visit and or call the Women's Center, 126 Old Main at (610) 683-4655.
                Grace M. Hill, KU Women's Center



Coach Joseph Ambrose collected his 600th career win 

Coach Joseph Ambrose collected his 600th career win on Saturday afternoon as the 18th-ranked Kutztown University women's bowling team captured the title at the Sacred Heart Invitational with a 3-1 record.  Ambrose now holds a 602-404 career record at Kutztown in his ninth year with the team. He is the only women's bowling coach in KU history and has had great success throughout his tenure.

Saturday, Oct. 31 - Women's Soccer vs. Slippery Rock (Senior Day) - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats  



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