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October 11, 2016


The Daily Brief

Cathryn Pugh President's Prize International Congress Entomology 2016

Congratulations to Biology major Cathryn Pugh for winning a first place in the President's Prize student competition at the International Congress of Entomology on Sept. 30 in Orlando, FL.  She presented the results of her second year of field research on the host range of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in southeastern Pennsylvania. Cathryn is pictured here with Dr. May Berenbaum, president of the Entomological Society of America, shortly after receiving her prize.
                Greg Setliff, Associate Professor, Department of Biology  



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

ALL DAY Teal Tuesday
10:30 a.m. ArtPop Press Conference, Sharadin Atrium
11 a.m. Speaker, Keith Pachulski, Boehm 260
3 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. Caldwell, Keystone Courts
7 p.m. Diversity Awareness Program, MSU 218
7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Bloomsburg,  Andre Reed Stadium
7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg,  Keystone Arena
7:30 p.m. Duo Pianists, Schaeffer Auditorium




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

Crisp, sunny, autumn high pressure remains in place, but with much calmer winds, it won't feel as chilly as Monday felt. Highs in the mid-60s. Light southeast breezes.




Tonight: Tuesday, Oct. 11 D.A.P. (Diversity Awareness Program), Facilitator - Mr. Justin Brown 
7 p.m., MSU 218
The purpose of D.A.P. is to promote diversity and cultural awareness in all aspects of life to students, faculty and staff on a university campus. Come ready to b open, express, share and truly grow.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: "The Roots Program", Presenter - Dr. James Jackson
5 p.m., Unity Room, Multicultural Center (MCC)
The program traces the roots of Native Americans in the United States mainly "Mexican Americans" who are Native Americans and will deal with current social/political topics on U.S. Immigration policies. 

Friday, Oct. 14: Advanced Tips for Studying - Facilitator - Dr. Paige Brookins
12 Noon, Unity Room, Multicultural (MCC)
In collaboration with CASA

These programs are open to the campus community and public. Feel free to attend and encourage others to participate. If additional information is needed, please call Ext. 34807 or email,
Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services ​


You can use the Respondus LockDown Browser to create a more secure testing environment for online quizzes? The LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within D2L. When students use the browser, they are unable to print, copy/paste, navigate the web, or access other applications on their computer. Once a D2L quiz is started, students are essentially "locked" into the quiz until they submit it for grading. The Respondus LockDown Browser article provides more information on the browser, as well as instructions for requiring it on a quiz.  Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m.
ArtsQuest, in conjunction with Adams Outdoor Advertising and Kutztown University, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the atrium of the Sharadin Arts Building.  Officials from the three organizations will be announcing the expansion of the popular ArtPop program to Berks, Bucks and Montgomery Counties.  In addition Kutztown University will announce a partial scholarship to the winner of the 2017 ArtPop competition for high school students.  ArtPop is a competition for work by local artists to be featured on billboards in the Lehigh Valley.  Previously the competition was open to Lehigh and Northampton Counties.  This is the third year for the event.  Speaking at the event will be Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, president, Kutztown University; Tony Cioffi, general manager, Adams Outdoor Advertising; and Patrick Brogan, sr. vice president of programming, ArtsQuest. 


Oct. 11, 11 a.m.
"Compliance Driven - From Checklist, Physical Compromise to Internally Network Compromise"
On Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 11a.m. - Noon in 260 Boehm, Keith Pachulski, the Security Officer for Health Network Laboratories (HNL) and Security Consultant. Keith has over 23 years of experience in physical and information security realms. He is currently responsible for the development and management of the information security program at HNL. Previously he was responsible for the management and performance of onsite red team tests for Dell - SecureWorks. Additionally he performed physical and electronic penetration tests, web application assessments and wireless assessments. Prior to that, he was a CSO overseeing the operations of 13 companies and created/managed a Managed Security Services program for a private sector company supporting clients internationally. He has extensive experience working in the Federal sector performing vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and compliance assessments. POC: Thiep Pham, Computer Science and Information Technology Department.


Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
KU Department of Music will present Duo Pianists on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The duo consists of pianists Julia Mortyakova, music department chair, and Valentin Bogdan, assistant professor of music, both at Mississippi University for Women.  Originally from Moscow, Russia, Mortyakova has given solo recitals throughout the United States as well as in Italy, Russia and the Ukraine. She is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Vanderbilt University, New York University and the University of Miami. Bogdan, a native of Romania, has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France and Jordan.  He has released two albums, "The Grands of Piano" and "Live in Concert." He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. For more information click here or contact the Kutztown University Department of Music at 610-683-4550 or


Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Flu vaccines for employees will be offered on Oct.  12, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Human Resources, Kemp Building. This is a walk-in clinic; appointment times will not be scheduled. Vaccines are being administered by a Rite Aid pharmacist. Please review information regarding this clinic and other flu vaccine options by benefit group available on the H.R. Website. If you would like to participate in the walk-in clinic in H.R., please register on H.R.'s website so that we have a count for the pharmacist. 
                Jean Adam, benefits manager


Oct. 12, 4 p.m.
KU's Technology Association, in conjunction with the university's Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) chapter, will host Technology All around Us: The World Seen through Microsoft, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main. The event will feature tech evangelists Dave Voyles and Amanda Lange.  Both are employees of Microsoft. The two will both be giving short presentations on the state of the tech-industry and how they feel that it is moving forward. Voyles will present via Skype, and Lange will attend the event in person.  In between the two presentations, there will be a networking session for current KU students and alumni. Dinner will be served.  The event will conclude with an open Q&A session between attendees and Amanda Lange.  Walk-ins will be accepted, but in order to participate in the dinner attendees must register by Sept. 19. To register please use the following link: 


Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
The Department of Criminal Justice Fall Speaker Series will present a panel discussion, School Deviance and the School to Prison Pipeline, on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium in the McFarland Student Union.  The event is free and open to the public.  Panelists include Christopher Agans, director of transitions, NJ-STEP; Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Ph.D., Kutztown University, Department of Special Education; Boris Franklin, Mountainview Student, Rutgers University; Lauren Livingston, assistant principal, JT Lambert Intermediate School; Dr. Khalid Mumin, superintendent of schools, Reading School District; and John Yount, director of safe schools, Governor Mifflin School District.  The discussion will be moderated by Lindsey Runell, J.D., Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice​ at KU.  Recent research has focused on school deviance as an entry point into more serious forms of criminal conduct.  Topics to be discussed in this panel include whether this concept of the school to prison pipeline is a myth or reality and what policies contribute to (and can address) this issue.


Oct. 12, 3 - 8 p.m.
Oct. 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KU Procurement Services and Office of Housing & Dining Services would like to invite the campus community to assist us in the standardization of our residence hall room furniture for the next five (5) year period.  Interested individuals will be asked view and evaluate the furniture provided by four (4) manufacturers who have provided room mock-ups containing various standard pieces of residence hall room furniture.  The furniture will be available for viewing and evaluation Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the South Dining Hall Dining Room 1. 


Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.
Does death harm the one who dies?  In what peculiar way does death harm us?  Whether and when can death harm the one who dies?  Just what is our knowledge of the "termination theory" and is it correct?  The Philosophy Department announces a lecture by Stephan Blatti, Ph.D., University of Memphis, on Thursday, Oct. 13.  Dr. Blatti will speak on "Termination and Death" at 4:30 p.m. in AF 202.    All are invited and encouraged to attend.
                Roman Altshuler, Philosophy Department




Tuesday, Oct. 11

3 p.m.   Women's Tennis vs. Caldwell - Keystone Courts (Cancer Awareness Day)
7 p.m.   Field Hockey vs. Bloomsburg - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)
7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Thursday, Oct. 13
7 p.m.   Field Hockey vs. Limestone - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Friday, Oct. 14
8 p.m.   Basketball hosts Maroon Madness - Keystone Arena

Saturday, Oct. 15
All Day  Women's Bowling hosts Bud Whitman Memorial - Berks Lanes (Reading, Pa.)
1 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. Gannon (Senior Day) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Field Hockey vs. Mansfield (Senior Day) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Sunday, Oct. 16
All Day  Women's Bowling hosts Bud Whitman Memorial - Berks Lanes (Reading, Pa.)


Kutztown University's football game at East Stroudsburg University on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:05 p.m. will be telecast live on the American Sports Network as the NCAA's Division II Showcase Game. In the local Kutztown area, the game can be seen on The Comcast Network of Philadelphia.  The 22-game Division II Football Showcase is in the second year of a three-year contract, providing three times as many televised games for DII when compared to seven televised games during both the 2013 and 2014 seasons.  For a full schedule and to see where the game can be found in your area, check out the American Sports Network's Schedule Page.


Redshirt-freshman quarterback Collin DiGalbo (Secane, Pa./Monsignor Bonner) led the Kutztown University football team to a 34-24 victory over Bloomsburg last weekend, earning him this week's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Week.



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