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October 18, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU Rohrbach Library Celebration of 'zines

Photo L to R: McCarthy and Kutch 

On Oct. 5, 2016, the Rohrbach Library hosted a Celebration of 'zines. On display were samples of 'zines by Professor Kevin McCloskey's Illustration students, among others. Professor McCloskey also provided a brief overview of what a 'zine is and how to produce one.  The library is also currently exhibiting BA German student Shannon McCarthy's graphic novel version of the post-war German play Draußen vor der Tür (The Man Outside).  McCarthy completed the graphic novel as her final project for Dr. Lynn Kutch's spring 2016 Reading and Performing German Drama seminar.   



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9 a.m. - noon KU High School Choral Festival, Schaeffer Auditorium
3 p.m. Mathematics Colloquium, 218 Lytle
7 p.m. "Defamation," MSU Alumni Auditorium
7:30 p.m. KU Percussion Ensemble, Georgian Room OM




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

Day 2 of our unseasonably mild stretch of weather with patchy early a.m. fog giving way to sunshine and highs in the mid 80s. Gusty southwest breezes.

Just how warm will it get this week? And is this the final straw for warm weather? The latest "Weather & Climate Chat" with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger is available now here:




Earlier promotional materials for tonight's play, "Defamation" listed the location as the Multipurpose Room. The correct location is the MSU Alumni Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services


There will be two videographers on campus today gathering footage for an Admissions project. They will be focusing mostly in the McFarland Student Union, Library, outside on North Campus, as well as along the DMZ and in South Dining Hall. We appreciate any assistance and cooperation.
                Office of University Marketing


Oct. 18, 1-4 p.m.
Kutztown University is hosting an Afternoon of Service on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the McFarland Student Union room 218 and locations in the Kutztown Borough.  Students have many opportunities to offer their service through different projects.  The different projects include writing letters to the military serving overseas, making inspiring pillows and door decorations for local food bank recipients, as well as making bookmarks for children to inspire them to read.  The first 300 students that participate will get a free Homecoming 2016 t-shirt.  This coming Sunday, Oct. 23, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. there will be an additional Kutztown community clean up event.  Student will canvass the borough and pick up litter.   For more information contact the Office of Student Involvement at
                University Relations


This afternoon on "Kutztown Live," KU Radio's campus/community issues talk show, host Juliana Jablonski sits down at 3 p.m. with Linda Duffy from the campus Health Center to discuss "Student Health 101" - the monthly electronic publication students get via email. Linda will also discuss some information on the Health Coach and other services offered at the Health Center. Then at 3:20, Juliana welcomes singer/songwriter Sparrow Fulford to her show. You can stream KUR on your computer at
                Michael Regensburger, KUR


You can randomly (or manually) assign users to groups in D2L? With the Groups tool, you can create groups based on number of groups or number of users per group. The Groups article will help you set up groups in your course.
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


Nov. 4, 10 a.m.
Professors Mace and Karahoca of the Mathematics department are taking students to the MoMath Museum Friday, November 4. While we do not have any additional tickets to the museum, we have 20 empty seats on our bus. The bus will leave the Beekey parking lot at 10 a.m. and return around 10 p.m. on Nov. 4. If you or any of your students are interested in visiting NYC on that day and would like to reserve a bus seat, please contact Karise Mace ( by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.
                Karise Mace, Mathematics Department


Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment for all employees is being held from 10/17/16 through 11/04/16.  If you are currently enrolled in a Medical Reimbursement Account or Dependent Care account and want to re-enroll for 2017, you will need to enroll for 2017 via Employee Self Service (ESS) during the Open Enrollment period.
PEBTF Open Enrollment for AFSCME & SCUPA employees is being held from 10/17/16 through 11/04/16.  As a result of the new medical plan options available, all employees enrolled in a current medical plan must actively select a new medical plan during Open Enrollment.  Employees that do not select a new medical plan will not have any medical coverage effective January 1, 2017.  Enrollments are to be made via the Employee Self Service (ESS) during this Open Enrollment period. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to review the new health plan selections, you are urged to review the options on the PEBTF Website
As a reminder:  Employees have until December 31, 2016 to complete their Know Your Numbers wellness screening in order to pay the lowest health care contribution rates starting in July 2017. To learn more about the Get Healthy program, visit
                Jean Adam, benefits manager


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

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0174 Assistant Director of Employer Relations Full Time 10/24/16
2016-0156 MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing - 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous



Oct. 24 - 28
Berks Women in Crisis is set to host their Silent Witness Display at KU in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The display will be presented in the concourse of Old Main from Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28. This project is modeled after the National Silent Witness Initiative.  The display will feature life-sized red silhouettes. Each figure represents a Berks County woman, man, or child who was a victim of domestic violence homicide, with a gold shield at each figure to tell their story.  This event is in association with the KU Women's Center. A donation box will be present to collect non-perishable items for Berks Women in Crisis.  There will be local and national information on domestic violence and how to find assistance.  For more information please contact Christine Price at or visit the Berks Women in Crisis website at


Oct. 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Treat your sweet tooth by supporting the Participation, Academics and Campus Life (P.A.C.) bake sale fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 19. They will be located in the SUB from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
                Jeann Cengeri, x34807, advisor to P.A.C.


Oct. 18, 9 a.m.
The Kutztown University High School Choral Festival will take place Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon 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:
Cocalico High School Choir, Kristen E. Diehl, director
Hamburg High School, Dr. Christine Ryan, director
Pleasant Valley High School, Mrs. Lois Mann, director
Whitehall High School, Andy Borghesani, director
Pocono Mountain West High School, Mandy Gambal, director
For more information contact Dr. Henry Alviani at or 610-683-4553. 


Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Frank Kumor, will present a concert 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. 20, 6 - 8 p.m.
Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc. is hosting a Bling-A-Bra event on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. in McFarland Student Union room 157. The event pays homage to one of our founding mothers of our sorority who overcame breast cancer and acknowledge the awareness of breast cancer. We will have supplies such as: hot glue guns, glitter, rhinestones, etc. to decorate bras. You can bring your own bras and we will have a limited amount of bras to decorate. We also will provide information about breast cancer, music, and a fun/safe environment. 


Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
See Mike Posner with special guest Sinclair at KU's Schaeffer Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7pm.  KU Student tickets, $20: one per valid KU student ID (Cash, check, and BearBucks accepted.)  General public tickets now available at the cost of $40/ticket at MSU Information Desk and Online:
Sponsored by the KU Student Government Board and ACE. 


Oct. 22, 9 a.m.
Faculty please announce in any classes you think might be interested, that the Anthropology Club is sponsoring a field trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology.  The admission cost is $10, but the Anthro Club is covering $5.  We have reserved a van and will be leaving Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m., from behind Old Main.  We should return by about 3 p.m.  For details and to sign up, students should contact Dr. Webb in Anthropology (, x34245).
                David Webb, advisor, Anthropology Club  





Friday, Oct. 21
4 p.m.          Field Hockey vs. Millersville - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
6 p.m.          Women's Volleyball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Saturday, Oct. 22
10 a.m.        Cross Country hosts PSAC Championships - North Campus
1 p.m.          Women's Volleyball vs. Cheyney - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
1:05 p.m.     Football vs. Lock Haven - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video)


Cara Griffith Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week

Freshman Cara Griffith earned the Kutztown University women's soccer team's first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week award of 2016



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