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October 27, 2016


The Daily Brief

Nicollette Bordo Social Work alumna The Pennsylvania Association of Undergraduate Social Work Education (PAUSWE)

Nicollette Bordo, Bachelor of Social Work Alumni conducted a poster presentation with Dr. FangHsun Wei and Dr. Stephen Stoeffler at the Pennsylvania Association of Undergraduates Social Work Education Annual Conference. This conference was held in King of Prussia, PA on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. The poster entitled "The influences that affect education in homeless youth." ​



(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

All Day                                   Silent Witness Display, Old Main Concourse
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.                      Autumn Wellness Expo, Student Rec Center
11 a.m.                                  Philosophy Club, MSU 323
11 a.m.                                  Panel Discussion featuring Students with Disabilities, MSU 218
12 - 2 p.m.                             Clinical Services Closed
5 p.m.                                   Site Supervisors Training Program, AF 101
7 p.m.                                   Rocky Horror Picture Show, MSU 218
7 p.m.                                   Laser Led Zeppelin, Planetarium
8 p.m.                                   Fright Light Halloween Special, Planetarium  



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

Low pressure and its associated fronts brought parts of Pennsylvania their first little taste of "wintry" weather this morning. For us, any "messy" stuff early in the rural areas gives way to plain old rain, and a raw, chilly light rain it will be. Highs in the low 50s. Southeast breezes.




Did you miss Tuesday's "Kutztown Live" with Juliana Jablonski? In this edition, Juliana welcomed back reoccurring guest Lori Donofrio-Galley from the NE Berks Chamber of Commerce and Lori's guest of the week, Kim Davis. Following that interview, an interview with musician Gary Solomon. You can hear the podcasted program right here:

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Aurora (Mariani) Ramos, the mother of Noemi Rivera, Secretary in the Department of Social Work.  The family will receive friends and relatives at the Spring Valley Church, from 9 to 10:45 a.m., on Thursday, October 27, and at 11 a.m., funeral services will be held the Church. 
                Department of Social work   

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. For more information please contact Christine Price at

Oct. 27, 11 a.m.
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. in MSU [SUB] 323.   There will be a panel discussion on:  Busting the Ghostbusters
All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Levi Walbert, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

Oct. 27, 11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., in MSU 218.  Listen to students share their experiences and challenges as KU students with disabilities.  Learn about their struggles, triumphs, and how you can help create a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment.  Please plan to attend and encourage your students to attend! 
                The Disability Services Office

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.

Oct. 27, 5 p.m.
The Department of Counselor Education invites members of the campus community to attend the department's annual Site Supervisor Training Program on Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 - 8 p.m. in AF 101. This year's program features Sherri Theoharidis, Ph.D., alumna of the M.A. Counseling Program, presenting, "Supervising Student Counselors: Focus on Eating  Disorders."
                Jo Cohen, Department of Counseling and Student Affairs

Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Student Recreation Center
Campus Community is invited. HealthyU points can be earned.
                Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services

For those participating in the Highmark Healthy U wellness plan, attendance at the Fall Health Fair - "Autumn Wellness Expo" being held on Oct. 27, 2016 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Student Recreational Center, you will earn you 10 Healthy U points.  Stop by the Wellness Committee table for a certificate to redeem your points.
                Jean Adam, benefits manager

Oct. 27, 12 - 2 p.m.
Dear KU Staff,
Clinical Services will be CLOSED on Thursday, 10-27-2016 from 12 - 2 p.m.  for Health & Wellness Center staff to participate in the Health & Wellness Expo at the Rec. Center.  Questions or Concerns can be addressed by William Lendzinski @ 610-683-4081

Oct. 27, 7 & 8 p.m.
"LASER Led Zeppelin" Planetarium Laser Light Show: Thu. Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. - $5 tickets at the door
"Fright Light Halloween Special" Planetarium Laser Light Show: Thu. Oct. 27 at 8 p.m. - $5 tickets at the door

Nov. 8, 3 - 4:30 pm, MSU 250
This panel discussion will focus on schooling and race. While this discussion is of particular interest to students in the School of Education, the entire campus is invited. Panelists will present their experiences in the schools and as always, the audience will be asked to participate and ask questions. Panelists include Dr. Thomas Robinson, Department of Psychology, Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, Secondary Education Department, Ms. Chanelle Williams, Secondary Education graduate student, and Ms. Judy Lynn, psychology undergraduate. Refreshments will be served.
                Dr. Maria Sanelli, director, Frederick Douglass Institute

Nov. 14, 5 p.m. Lecture, AF 200
Nov. 15, 11 a.m. Discussion, BK 235
Dr. H. Richard Milner IV will speak at KU as part of the inaugural College of Education Speaker Series.  He is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, professor of education, professor of social work, sociology and Africana studies (all by courtesy), and director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. Milner's research examines practices and policies that support teacher success in urban schools. His work has appeared in numerous journals and he has published five books including "Start where you are but don't stay there" (2010), "Rac(e)ing to Class" (2015) and "Handbook of Urban Education" as co-editor (2013). He also serves as editor-in-chief of the Urban Education journal.




Friday, Oct. 28
7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Mercyhurst - Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Saturday, Oct. 29
1 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Gannon (Senior Day) - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)



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