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October 4, 2016


The Daily Brief

Dan Hinkel

Dan Hinkel, a mainstay at KU for more than 50 years, died Sunday at the age of 85. A former professor and chair of secondary education, he reinstated the university's wrestling program in the 1960s, served two stints as head coach, became a Hall of Famer and remained with the program for more than five decades.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5 - 8:30 p.m. at the Hildenbrand Funeral Home, 346 W. Main St., Kutztown.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, 421 W Main St., Kutztown. Messages of sympathy can be sent to his wife, Lois, at 419 Baldy Road, Kutztown, PA 19530.

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9 a.m. Generation Z Goes to College, MSU 183
3 p.m. Mathematics Colloquium, LY 218
7 p.m. Eckhaus Art Gallery Panel Discussion, MSU 183




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

Nice autumn day today with weak high pressure in control but with a northeasterly breeze, some cloudy and sunny periods throughout the day and a bit cooler than yesterday. Expect highs in the upper 60s.

Latest edition of "Weather & Climate Chat" with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger is now up. The two Michaels discuss a topic that's been on meteorologists' minds for days ... what's up with Hurricane Matthew. Listen to the podcast here:




Dr. Joleen Loucks Greenwood, chair, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, recently shared her research on twins on WHYY.  You can listen to her interview here.


Kutztown University's current freshman class boasts the highest quality since 2008.  KU's 1,691 freshmen have a combined SAT score of 986 and the second-highest high school grade point average (3.19) in the past decade.  The totals include a five percent overall increase in SAT scores of 1000 or above, and a 15 percent decrease in scores below 1000.  For high-achieving students, the university saw a 35 percent increase in SAT scores above 1350, and an 18 percent increase for students with scores above 1200.  The incoming class was the most selective since 2012, with a 9.25 percent increase in denies for freshmen.  Read the entire release here.


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

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0168 internal NEW - Custodial Worker 2 - HARS Full Time 10/17/16
2016-0098 Utility Plant Operator 2 Full Time 10/14/16
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0156 MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing - 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2016-0159 Director of Residence Life Full Time 10/7/16
2016-0169 Director of International Admissions and Services Full Time 10/7/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16



Another edition of KUR's campus and community issues talk show "Kutztown Live" is on today from 3 to 4 p.m. In the show, host Juliana Jablonski discusses the day's hot topics, as well as a sit-down with Director of Health and Wellness Services Dolores Hess, discussing "Toastmasters." There could also be some other special guests, as well, that have not yet confirmed at the time of this publication. So the moral of the story is to listen in for a usual educational and informative "Kutztown Live" at 3 p.m. You can stream KUR live on your work computer at


You can create a random quiz to help promote academic integrity in your course? A randomized quiz will pull a set number of questions from a question bank stored in the Question Library. A large question bank ensures every student will receive a quiz slightly different than his/her peers. This active approach will prevent students from testing in groups. The Question Library article and the Random Question Quiz article will help you to implement a random quiz 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


KU Procurement Services and Office of Housing & Dining Services would like to invite the campus community to assist us in the standardization of our residence hall room furniture for the next five (5) year period.  Interested individuals will be asked view and evaluate the furniture provided by four (4) manufacturers who have provided room mock-ups containing various standard pieces of residence hall room furniture.  The furniture will be available for viewing and evaluation Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the South Dining Hall Dining Room 1. 


Oct. 4, 9 a.m. The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs is pleased to offer the opportunity to hear Dr. Corey Seemiller speak at KU. She is the author of "Generation Z Goes to College." Dr. Seemiller will present a keynote address focusing on this latest publication on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 9 - 10 a.m. in MSU 183, Alumni Auditorium.  Please note that the Offices of Admissions, International Admissions, Dean of Students and the Financial Aid will have limited staffing on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 8-10 a.m.
                Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs


Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
The Eckhaus Art Gallery, located on Main Street in downtown Kutztown, is hosting a panel discussion to promote their current exhibition, "Then and Now," featuring works by Carrier Pigeon. The event will take place on Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building room 183. The event is funded and sponsored by Association for Campus Events.  Panelists, all from Carrier Pigeon, a magazine based out of New York City, include Christina Pumo, event manager, Russ Spitkovsky, editor-in-chief and Bruce Waldman, curator.  The panel will be moderated by Evan Summer, a Carrier Pigeon artist and Professor at Kutztown University. The three speakers will be displaying examples of their own work and speaking about their careers in the New York area. During and after the discussion there will be time for questions and participation from the audience.  Carrier Pigeon is an artist-run magazine that publishes an issue four times a year, featuring illustrated Fiction and Fine Art from contributing artists. The main goal of the magazine is to "provide a magazine that is, in itself, a piece of artwork."  For more information you can go to or email


Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m.
Please plan to attend a celebration of 'zines in the Rohrbach library across from the Book & Brew on the main level Wednesday, Oct. 5, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
The event will feature:
display of original zines by Prof McCloskey's illustration students, among others
·         exhibit of German student Shannon McCarthy's graphic novel version of the German post-war play The Man Outside (read as part of Dr. Kutch's Reading and Performing German Drama, Spring 2016)
·         the chance for attendees to make their own 'zine
·         snacks     

Oct. 5, 12 - 3 p.m.
The KU Internship & Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in MSU 218 from 12-3 p.m.  63 employers are registered and are seeking applicants from ALL majors. Students are expected to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand. Many students have found success in finding internship and job opportunities. Students may find a detailed list of employers by visiting KU Career Network:         


Registration deadline Oct. 7
One more week to register for the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Ninth Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education on Nov. 2-4, 2016, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 7. Individuals or their respective departments are responsible for their own registration, but we would like to know who from KU is planning to attend. We will also help connect folks who might be looking to share transportation and/or lodging. If you are attending, please send a quick email to For more information and to register:


Oct. 9, 3 p.m.
The Kutztown University Wind Ensemble will host its annual fall concert entitled "A Celebration of Music and KU!," on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.  
The ensemble is under the direction of Professor Daniel Neuenschwander.  The performance will include "Celebrations" by John Zdechlik; "Celebration Fanfare" by Alfred Reed; "On the Campus March" by John Philip Sousa; "Celestial Legends" by David Shaffer; "Cathedrals" by Kathryn Salfelder.


Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
The Department of Criminal Justice Fall Speaker Series will present a panel discussion, School Deviance and the School to Prison Pipeline, on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium in the McFarland Student Union.  A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in room 157 of the McFarland Student Union.  The event is free and open to the public.  Panelists include Christopher Agans, director of transitions, NJ-STEP; Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Ph.D., Kutztown University, Department of Special Education; Boris Franklin, Mountainview Student, Rutgers University; Lauren Livingston, assistant principal, JT Lambert Intermediate School; Dr. Khalid Mumin, superintendent of schools, Reading School District; and John Yount, director of safe schools, Governor Mifflin School District.  The discussion will be moderated by Lindsey Runell, J.D., Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice​ at KU.  Recent research has focused on school deviance as an entry point into more serious forms of criminal conduct.  Topics to be discussed in this panel include whether this concept of the school to prison pipeline is a myth or reality and what policies contribute to (and can address) this issue.


Packets must be returned by Oct. 21, 4 p.m.
The 2017-18 SGA Budget packets are available for pick up in the KUSSI Service Center, MSU 171. They are due back to the KUSSI Service Center by Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. Only gold status organizations are eligible to request an SGA Budget.
                Matt Assad, business manager, KUSSI


Want to win a brand new Apple IWatch and support the KU Presidential Ambassadors? Tickets are $3 for a hand length and $5 for an arm length. Open to any students, staff or faculty member. All funds will support sending ambassadors to their upcoming national conference in Ohio. You can purchase tickets at raffle tables set up in the SUB weekly or stop by the Wiesenberger Alumni House. Drawing is set for Dec. 9, just in time for the holidays.  




Wednesday, Oct. 5
2 p.m.                   Men's Tennis vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - Keystone Courts

Friday, Oct. 7
7 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Saturday, Oct. 8
12 p.m.                 Women's Soccer vs. Clarion - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
1:05 p.m.             Football vs. Bloomsburg - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video)
3 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. Millersville - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
7 p.m.                   Field Hockey vs. West Chester - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)



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