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October 14, 2016


The Daily Brief

Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room
The multipurpose room of the McFarland Student Union at Kutztown University has been dedicated in honor of Nancy Jean Stump Seiger, a 1954 graduate of Kutztown State Teachers College.  Seiger, 86, is a retired elementary school teacher from the Reading School District.  Her generous gift will be used to endow the Sesquicentennial Scholarship and support the Keystone Fund.  Video and photos of the dedication will be available shortly.   



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11 a.m. MyKU Refresher Drop-In Session, 200 Stratton
1 p.m. Generating Reports on MyKU, 200 Stratton
8 p.m. Basketball hosts Maroon Madness, Keystone Arena




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

High pressure over the Ohio River will build in for Friday. Cool northerly winds will occur during the day in the wake of yesterday's weak cold front passage. Sunny skies are expected. High in the mid-60s. Winds north at 6 mph.




Guido M. Pichini, who served as chair of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Board of Governors for five years, has been named chairman emeritus by his Board colleagues.  Pichini, who first was appointed to the Board in June 2005, was elected chair in July 2011 and was subsequently re-elected to four additional terms. A graduate of what was then Kutztown State College, he was the first State System alumnus to serve as Board chair.  In a resolution honoring his service as chair, Pichini was described as a "tireless advocate for Pennsylvania's public universities and all of higher education" who has demonstrated "unrivaled passion for the State System; the universities; and, most important, students."  Pichini, who continues to serve on the Board of Governors, is the third Board chair to receive emeriti status, following founding Board Chair F. Eugene Dixon Jr. and Kenneth M. Jarin.


Anyone who has lived, worked, or studied abroad is invited to participate in KU Global Spirit Day. Please email by Wednesday, October 19, with a 1-2 sentence statement about your international experience and your tshirt size. You can wear your tshirt on Friday, November 18 to show your global pride.
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, International Admissions


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. 15
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology and Math Open House on Saturday, Oct. 15. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel.  The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math and technology research and academic facilities.  For more information, please visit:, or call the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Ext. 3-4305.
                College of Liberal Arts & Sciences   


Oct. 15 & 16
Kutztown University faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the KU Alumni Relations Office as we celebrate our first KU Alumni Weekend at Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA.  Choose what day suits your family, either Oct. 15 or 16, and register online to receive the discounts offered to KU alumni, faculty, staff and students.  Hawk Mountain is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on this weekend, trails open at 9 a.m.  The discounted rates are $4 for adults, children $2 or if you chose the family rate, it is $10, which includes 2 adults and 2 children.  Registration is required as your email confirmation is your admission ticket for the day you chose.  The weekend will be in full swing!  Check out all the events happening at Hawk Mountain.  For more information, please call 610.683.4110 or email


Oct. 17, 4 - 6 p.m.
We love chocolate.  We also love KU's passionate, dedicated faculty.  Join us for a Faculty Appreciation Reception hosted by the KU Foundation Board Monday, Oct. 17, 4 - 6 p.m., in the Wiesenberger Alumni Center, 15197 Kutztown Rd.
                Kutztown University Foundation


Oct. 17, 5 p.m.
AFSCME 2234 members, Monday, Oct. 17, our monthly union meeting will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Annette Christman, AFSCME


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. 





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.)


The KU football team is 3-0 and in first place in the PSAC East!  The Golden Bears travel to the Poconos this weekend for a huge Saturday night showdown with East Stroudsburg.   Your hometown radio broadcast team will be there to bring you all the action on KUR, the radio voice of Kutztown University.   Tune in beginning at 6:50 p.m. for the full play-by-play breakdown Matt Santos and Greg Bamberger.   For ways to listen live, visit



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