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October 21, 2016


The Daily Brief

Wednesday afternoon, President Hawkinson held an open forum regarding the current faculty walkout.  He answered many of the questions that we have received from students over the past 48 hours.   For those of you who weren't able to make it in person, we are providing a video recording of the event.   It may help answer some of your questions.   Please take time view it by clicking below.
     KU University Relations  

President's Open Forum on Faculty Walkout

View the video:

Nick Bowen, "Where's Home" Atrium Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building 

HOMECOMING WEEKEND: NICK BOWEN, Professor Emeritus and KU Alum '69  

Atrium Gallery, Sharadin Arts Building  

Reception: Saturday Oct. 22, 2-4pm
Exhibition on view until Oct. 29, 2016.  

Nick Bowen will present work from his "Where's Home" series in KU's Atrium Gallery. Professor emeritus of photography, Bowen's new work explores concepts like comfort, privacy, security and love along with structure and decoration. "Where's HOME" is not only an implied question about geography, but an inquiry about self-definition.




(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.             Career Assessment, Career Development Center
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.                 CASA Walk in Hours, RL 26
12 - 12:50 p.m.                   Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, Career Development Center
12:30 p.m.                           MSU Movie Zootopia, Alumni Auditorium
1 - 4:30 p.m.                       CASA Success Tips and Strategies, RL 28
2 - 4 p.m.                             Walk in Hours, Career Development Center
3 p.m.                                   MSU Movie Ghostbusters, Alumni Auditorium
4 p.m.                                   Field Hockey vs. Millersville (Andre Reed Stadium)
6 p.m.                                   Volleyball vs. West Chester (Keystone Arena)
8 p.m.                                   MSU Movie Ghostbusters, Alumni Auditorium
9 p.m.                                   Bonfire and Pep Rally, German Cultural Heritage Center



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

More clouds than sun. Showers possible. Highs in the low 70s.




The 2017-18 SGA Budget packets are due to the KUSSI Service Center (MSU 171) by this Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Only gold status organizations are eligible to request an SGA Budget. Organizations that are missing a faculty advisor's signature should notify KUSSI prior to the deadline to make other arrangements.
                Matt Assad, business manager, KUSSI



Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Join GRAMMY award-winner Rosanne Cash, one of the country's pre-eminent singer/songwriters, on Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 pm in Schaeffer Auditorium. Cash, with long-time collaborator and husband, John Leventhal brings an exciting show which celebrates her highly-acclaimed and three time Grammy-winning album, The River and the Thread, a collection of original songs that connect and re-connect Rosanne to the American South, the place of her birth and the home of her ancestors.  A limited number of tickets are still available for $38 ($19 for students, $10 for KU Students with ID) and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at or x34092.
Before the performance, enjoy a screening of the documentary film The Winding Stream - The Carters, The Cashes, and the Course of Country Music at 5:45 pm in Schaeffer 114 sponsored by the Rohrbach Library.


Oct. 24 Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the fall 2016 Commencement ceremony. In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
·         be cleared to participate in the fall 2016 commencement ceremony
·         have a grade point average at or above 3.0
·         demonstrated service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation
·         demonstrated evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement
·         be in good disciplinary standing
·         must be available to interview and present your speech (speech need not be memorized)
In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at: Application UG.pdf Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address that communicates the spirit of the day (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the fall 2016 Commencement ceremony.
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success



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


Please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees: .  You will log in using your full KU email address and password.  Please be aware that you can only submit this form once.  This form is open from now until Oct.  21, 2016 at 12 noon.  The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging into KUnited, click on "My Tools" and then "Requests."  If you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at or 610-683-4867.
Thank you for your willingness to serve!
                University Senate


Tori Miller, Percussion Senior Recital, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., in the Georgian Room.


Nov. 3, 11 a.m.
The Career Development Center will be hosting: Coffee & Convos: Careers in Anthropology on Thurs. Nov. 3, 11-11:50 a.m. in MSU 250. Representatives from CHRS & AECOM will be attending to talk about career paths within the field of Anthropology. Please register by 11/10 by visiting:





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)



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