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October 5, 2016


The Daily Brief

Peter Snyder Freddie Gruber Scholarship

Kutztown University senior music major, Peter Snyder of Lenhartsville, Pa., was awarded the Freddie Gruber Scholarship from the Percussive Arts Society.  The annual scholarship, which receives auditions from percussion students across the world, rewards the winning college or university student with $2500 towards tuition. In order to be considered eligible for the scholarship, a student must submit a video consisting of a performance demonstrating the essential elements of drum set performance. 



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8 a.m. CPR Class, Old Main 07
12 - 3 p.m. Internship and Job Fair, MSU 218
2 p.m. Men's Tennis vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas, Keystone Courts
3:30 p.m. Celebrate 'Zines, RL Book and Brew
5 p.m. Dan Hinkel Visitation, Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown




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

Surface high pressure system over Maine will dominate much of the eastern seaboard. Sunny skies are expected. Enjoy the next few days because all eyes will be on Hurricane Matthew for this weekend. High temperature near 70. Winds northeast at 6 mph.

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:




Visitation will be held today, 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.  Read the complete story here.     


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 October 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   


The following Professional Writing majors will be completing the required Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam on Friday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please excuse them from any missed classes and allow them to make up any missed work.  Berry, Sarah; Boccardo, Jessica; Brajkovich, Morgan; Gibson, Shannon; Johle, Bryce; Keer, Adrienne; Kinsman, Jacob; Nave, Ashley; Pagliei, Kristan; Rineer, Kassidy; Whitesall, Donald
                Todd Dodson, Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam Coordinator   


Negotiators for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and the State College and University Professional Association (SCUPA) announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new three-year contract, which would take effect upon ratification.  SCUPA represents about 700 professional employees at the 14 State System universities. They provide a variety of student services, working in admissions, financial aid, residence life and career services and in the registrars' offices.  The tentative agreement will be submitted first to the SCUPA membership for its consideration. If ratified by the union, it then would go to the State System's Board of Governors for final approval. The proposed contract would run through June 30, 2019.  Details of the tentative agreement will be released once it is approved by both sides. SCUPA members have been working under the terms of a one-year contract extension, which expired June 30.   


The Copy Center is pleased to announce new service hours to be of greater convenience to the entire KU community. All those with questions regarding services are welcome to stop by or contact Barbara Miller by phone at 610-683-4116 or via email at New Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Closed 1 - 2 p.m. Stratton Administration Center, Room 107  


For one day only, shop clearance technology in-store! Deals available on select new and demo model laptops, tablets, tech accessories and more. Limited stock available, valid on select items only. Shop tomorrow, Oct. 6.   


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



The GLBTQ Resource Center and Allies of Kutztown University will be sponsoring the following events:
Oct. 6    National Coming Out Day Celebration, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Old Main Lobby                
Speaker:  Mark Segal, 7 p.m., MSU Alumni Auditorium
Oct. 20  Spirit Day Observance
Oct. 27  Rocky Horror Picture Show, 7 p.m., MSU MPR  


If you missed Tuesday's "Kutztown Live," you missed a good one. In the first interview, Juliana Jablonski interviews Christine Price and several of her students to discuss several upcoming body-positive events on campus. In the second interview, Juliana talks with Dolores Hess regarding "Toastmasters." You can listen to the podcast of the program here:​    


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:           


Oct. 6, 7 p.m. In honor of LGBT History Month, the nation's most awarded LGBT journalist Mark Segal will speak at Kutztown University on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium in the McFarland Student Union.  The event is free and open to the public.  Respected by his peers for pioneering the idea of local LGBT newspapers, Segal is one of the founders and former president of both The National Gay Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild. He is known as the nation's most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. His memoir, "And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality" was released in October and has become a best seller.  Read the full release here.  


Oct. 6, 4 p.m., 102 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, October 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  


Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in MSU 323.   There will be a panel discussion on:  Can You Feel Safe in a Safe Space? 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. 6, 11 a.m.
Professor Harry Krizan, Art and Art History, will talk about "Images Beyond Earth" on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Harry Krizan, professor, Art and Art History department will talk about the process of Astrophotography and how it relates to his painting.  "All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing and participate in the Discussion."
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts  


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.  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.  


Oct. 17, 4 - 6 p.m.
We love chocolate.  We also love KU's passionate, dedicated faculty.  Join us for a Faculty Appreciation Reception hosted by the KU Foundation Board Monday, Oct. 17, 4 - 6 p.m., in the Wiesenberger Alumni Center, 15197 Kutztown Rd.
                Kutztown University Foundation    




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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