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October 31, 2016


The Daily Brief

Congratulations to the Kutztown University football team for clinching a share of the PSAC East title Saturday in dramatic fashion. Down 14-0 in the third quarter at Shippensburg, the Golden Bears stormed back to win, 24-21, in two overtimes. KU will host Cheyney Saturday at 1:05 p.m., with a chance to win the PSAC East title outright. The Golden Bears have already earned a spot in the PSAC Championship game on November 12 at the winner of the PSAC West, which will be determined this Saturday. Watch Saturday's game winning field goal from inside the radio booth at the link below:  


Andrea Buno KU Employee of the Month Sept. 2016


Andrea was nominated by Dr. Andrew Vogel who had this to say in his nomination:
"In her role as secretary for the largest academic department on campus, Andrea is the embodiment of service, generosity, and commitment that defines the culture of our institution.

She selflessly supports faculty.

She does backflips to help students.

Given the size and profile of English offerings, her behind-the-scenes work buttresses the education of countless students.

She goes above and beyond all expectations with grace and agility.

She exemplifies the dedication to which we should all aspire."
Nominations are collected from students, faculty and staff, and the Employee of the Month is selected by the Human Resources Advisory Council. A winner will be selected each month and out of the 12 monthly winners one will be selected as Employee of the Year. The Employee of the Month will receive a plaque, reserved parking and a $100 monetary gift sponsored by President Hawkinson.

For more information on the award or to nominate someone, visit     



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

High pressure settles into the northern Great Lakes. Fair skies are expected. Cool northwest winds will keep temperatures seasonable in the wake of yesterday's cold front passage. High temperature in the mid 50s. Winds northwest at 6-9 mph.




Nov. 3, 4 p.m., 102 AF 
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in 102 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: Note: All University Senate meetings for 2016 will be held in 102 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


Please excuse the following members of the Kutztown University music program to participate in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Associate State Festival at Susquehanna University Nov. 4 and 5: Brandyn Black, Anissa Contento, Marcus Feld, Joseph Fisher, Melody Fout, Nicolas Gerber, Kaitlyn Good, Samantha Miller, Bryna Mullins, Jacqueline Reynolds, Patrick Wales, Mikaela Wendel and Lizzie Weimar.
                Henry A. Alviani, director, Choral Studies


Please join the Procurement Services Department and the rest of the Business Offices in congratulating Barb Rahn, procurement agent 2, on her successful completion of a certification program through the National Association of Purchasing Card Professionals. Barb has earned the CPCP (Certified Purchasing Card Professional) designation. Congrats Barb!
                Barbara Reitz, manager, Procurement Services


APSCUF-KU invites all KU students to Alumni Plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, November 7 for snacks and beverages as a gesture of thanks for their support and trust. All members of the university community are welcome, as well, as we celebrate the partnership between faculty and students.
                Dan Spiegel, Department of Computer Science


The Department of Social Work invites you to the 5th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment, Friday, November 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Academic Forum. Pre-register at:   The conference aims to contribute to the local-global perspective in social work, utilizing the strategy: Thinking globally and acting locally. The 2016 conference theme is "Environmental and Ecological Justice, Human Rights and Socio-Economic Justice: Local and Global Response." Presentation topics include but not limited to the following:  Synthesizing sustainability, human rights, and environmental justice: Creating a new synergy for social work; Beyond the Tipping Point: Global Trends and the Implications for Social Policy; Ecological Humanism of the Quran and International Development; Identifying Qualities of Environmental Racism and Effects on Non-Dominant Populations in the United States; Domestic Violence: Human Rights Issue in India; Childhood Lead Exposure and Delinquency: Environmental and Behavioral Risk Factors; Literature Review of Vegetarianism and Veganism from the Perspective of Environmental and Ecological Justice; Childhood Lead Poisoning: What Social Workers Need to Know; Impact of Acculturation on Education and Family Environment among Immigrants and their Children. Visit the Department of Social Work website for additional information: Contact: Barth Yeboah, professor, and chair, Social Work in the Global Environment Conference


"Refuse to Drown" author, Tim Kreider will speak in 200 AF on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. "Refuse to Drown" is the true story of a father's despair and the type of perseverance that can lead to hope and healing. Here's a synopsis:  Manheim Township, Pa., was rocked by a seemingly random triple-homicide during the summer of 2007. There were no witnesses, very few leads and no solid suspects. As days turned into weeks and the crime remained unsolved, the small-town neighborhood was filled with sadness, questions, and a growing sense of fear. One month after the murders, Tim Kreider's son, Alec, was committed to a mental health hospital. One of Alec's best friends had been one of the murder victims, and Tim feared that the loss had pushed his long-troubled son over the edge. Tim didn't realize that his world was about to come crashing down around him. Open to campus and community.  To arrange for extra credit, contact
                NAMI on campus: KU





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