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October 13, 2016


The Daily Brief

Dawn Samples with KU alum modern language teachers
Dawn Samples with KU alum modern language teachers

AREA WORLD LANGUAGE EDUCATORS USE IN-SERVICE DAY TO DEVELOP AND ASSESS INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION More than one hundred modern language educators, including KU MLS faculty, alumni and students from the region participated in an all-day workshop sponsored by KU's Department of Modern Language Studies on Oct. 10.  World Language educator, Dawn Samples, (World Language and Partial Immersion Coordinator for Lexington School District, Lexington SC), presented a variety of ideas for developing, practicing and assessing student-to-student conversations in the target language.  This very well attended workshop provided up to six ACT 48 credits.  



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9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Residence Hall Furniture Evaluation, South Dining Hall 1
11 a.m. COE Scholarship Brown Bag Series, Beekey 121
11 a.m. Institutional Climate Committee, Rohrbach 217
11 a.m. Predatory Journals and Publishers Workshop, Rohrbach 22
11 a.m. Love Your Body Day, MSU 218
12 p.m. UCC Proposal Deadline
4:30 p.m. Philosophy Lecture "Termination and Death," AF 202
7 p.m. Lindy West, Schaeffer Auditorium
7 p.m. Laser Beatles, Planetarium
7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Limestone, Andre Reed Stadium
8 p.m. Laser U2, Planetarium




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

More clouds than sunshine today as a cool front heads in from the west. Showers will be around, but not everyone will get wet. Some areas may stay dry. Highs around 70 with calm breezes becoming west later in the day. About a tenth of an inch of rain.




If you missed this past Tuesday's "Kutztown Live," KUR's campus and community issues talk program, you can hear it here: Host Juliana Jablonski interviews Lori from the Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce and her special guest this week Ellen Overcast from Dream Vacations/Main Street Getaways in Kutztown. Following that interview, an interview with local film reviewer Zachary Mourar.



These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at  

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0174 NEW - Assistant Director of Employer Relations Full Time 10/24/16
2016-0098 Utility Plant Operator 2 Full Time 10/14/16
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0156 MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing - 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2016-0168 internal Custodial Worker 2 - HARS Full Time 10/17/16
2016-0169 Director of International Admissions and Services Full Time 10/17/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16



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 Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the South Dining Hall Dining Room 1.   


Oct. 13, 7 & 8 p.m.
"LASER Beatles" Planetarium Laser Light Show: Thurs. Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. - $5 tickets at the door
"LASER U2" Planetarium Laser Light Show: Thurs. Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. - $5 tickets at the door  


Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.
Does death harm the one who dies? Affirmative answers to this question have left puzzles about whether and when death can be a harm to us. The Philosophy Department announces a lecture by Stephan Blatti, Ph.D., University of Memphis, who argues that the answer to this question lies in the "termination thesis"--the claim that death brings about our nonexistence.  Dr. Blatti will speak on "Termination and Death" on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in AF 202.    All are invited and encouraged to attend.

​                 Roman Altshuler, Philosophy Department  


Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
The College of Education is initiating a monthly Scholarship Brown Bag Series that is open to the public.  Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided.  The first presenter will be Former Interim COE Dean and current VPA Associate Dean Michelle Kiec, who will discuss "What I Did on My Summer Vacation:  How a Personal Trip to Africa Can Help in Teaching and Research" on Thursday, Oct.  13, from 11 - 11:50 a.m. in Beekey 121.  For more information, contact the COE Dean's Office at 610-683-4253.  


Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
Rohrbach Library and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching are sponsoring two workshops on predatory journals and publishers.  Database Integrity (part I) - On Oct. 13, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will discuss the processes vendors, such as Web of Science and SCOPUS, use in their efforts to keep questionable journals and publishers out of their databases. (RL 22).  Database Integrity (part II) - On Oct. 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will conduct a 'hands on' workshop providing faculty with tools to evaluate the legitimacy of particular journals and identify potential journals where they could publish their research. (RL 29). For more information, please contact Ruth Perkins or Gil Clary.
                E. Gil Clary and Ruth Perkins   


Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
MSU Multipurpose Room
Boost your body image with fun interactive activities, info tables, yummy treats, and more, to promote self-esteem, health, and the diverse and realistic portrayal of people's bodies.
Presented by the Kutztown University Women's Center  


Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
Writer and author Lindy West will speak on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. West will be speaking about her first published book titled "Shrill", a book describing how to survive in a world where not all stories and bodies are created equal. This event is free and open to the public.  West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, The Stranger and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. Her first book, a memoir called "Shrill", is out now from Hachette Books. For more information contact the Women's Center at  


Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
The next meeting of the Institutional Climate Committee will be held, Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. in Rickenbach Learning Center 217.  


Oct. 13 Deadline
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on Oct. 27.  The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon on Thurs., Oct 13.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee  


Friday, Oct. 14, "Advanced Tips for Studying" Program at the MCC has to be rescheduled. Future date to be announced. Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director of Multicultural Services  


Oct. 14, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Do you know all the advisor reports available on MyKU?  Do you know how to generate which advisees are in Academic Jeopardy or their GPA for the major?  Could you wish use a little one-on-one training for MyKU before advisement begins?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then take heart! Help is available. Holly Fox, Director of Enterprise Software Development at KU will be available for three hours on Oct.  14, to help us prepare for advisement.

Whether you're a MyKU novice or expert, Holly will be available for your questions. Drop in hours are between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  From 1-2 p.m., Holly will lead a 45-minute session focusing on how to generate reports such as the Detailed Advisement List.

Oct.  14 - 200 Stratton

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                                Drop in/Open Session
1 - 2 p.m.                            Generating Reports on MyKU
This session will be available in person or online.  To attend online:  please contact Holly before Oct. 14 ( to access the link.

Sponsored by Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, CASA, and Andrea Kirshman and Deryl Johnson (KU reps. for the State System Student Engagement Team).


Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and Wynnie on a walk around campus Monday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m.  Walkers should meet on the back porch of the President's Residence.  Waste bags will be provided for those who bring their own dogs.  Refreshments will be served at the President's Residence at the conclusion of the walk.   


Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Frank Kumor, will present a concert on Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The event is free and open to the public.  The ensemble will feature Argentine vibraphonist Oscar Roca in performances of traditional Argentine Tangos and Chacareras.  The concert will also feature musical arrangements by students in the new Commercial Music Major.  For more information contact Dr. Frank Kumor at 610-683-4548 or  


Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Department of Music Jazz Studies Program will its annual Big Band Bash on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the McFarland Student Union.  Tickets are available at the door for $5 for adults and free for students with ID.  The event features KU Jazz Ensembles I and II, conducted by director of Jazz Studies Dr. Kevin Kjos, with special guests Graham Breedlove, trumpet, and Victor Barranco, trombone, from the Washington, DC-based band, The Army Blues.  The ensembles will provide music from the World War II era in an old-fashioned ballroom setting.  Selections will include Glenn Miller's "In the Mood,"  "Manteca" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Sing Sing Sing" by Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around" Much Anymore.  


Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Allies of Kutztown University will host their annual showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Multipurpose room (218). This event is free and open to the public.  Attendees are invited to dress up as their favorite characters for the pre-show.    




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.



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