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October 11, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Ryan International visits KUTwenty-three students and two teachers from Ryan International schools in India visited KU on Oct. 4-5. Their visit was part of the larger PASSHE-India Initiative, a consortium of private (AICUP) and public (PASSHE) colleges in Pennsylvania partnering with the Pennsylvania Hub for Education and Business in Mumbai. Students visited the observatory and planetarium with Dr. Phil Reed and learned about KU's Cinema, Television & Media Production department with Cara Cotellese. President Hawkinson, Dr. Warren Hilton, vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Services, Kutztown Mayor Sandra Green and Dr. Charles Blocksidge, chairman, Council of Trustees welcomed the Ryan Group. KU students hosted the group in their residence halls while on campus.


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

Area of low pressure will ride along a stalled out frontal boundary tomorrow. We will be on the northern fringe of the system and will experience spotty shower activity in the morning. Rain looks to become more steady and widespread by the afternoon and evening. High temperature in the low-70s. Winds northeast at 3-5 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts where rain showers persist.


Our species has been gathering around fire for more than a million years, but not many of us understand what fire is. When you gaze into the flames, you are not observing an object, you are observing a process - a chemical reaction of the components needed for a fire:
-Fuel - anything combustible
-Heat - to make the fuel burn
-Oxygen - the air we breathe is 20 percent oxygen, fire only needs 16 percent oxygen.
Only flammable gases burn; therefore, solids and liquids must be heated up to convert them in a gaseous state, a process known as pyrolysis. When this process occurs a chain reaction takes place keeping the fire burning. Traditional fire suppression methods like fire extinguishers and sprinklers systems rely on this principle to remove any one of the components to extinguish a fire.
     Jeffrey LaGamba, Environmental Health and Safety

Oct. 11,
Freshman Foundation Design students will be on a field trip to New York City visiting galleries and museums all day, Wednesday, Oct. 11. Please excuse Freshman Foundation Design students from class; they will be responsible for making up any missed assignments. If you have any questions or wish to confirm a student is a member of Freshman Foundation Design, please contact me at Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
     Graf, Gregonis, Salafia and Wall, Department of Art Education & Crafts

Oct. 11, 3 p.m.
Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in the OM Lobby adjacent to the Women's Center to honor Dr. Ann T. Gundry '81 for her generous support and visionary leadership of the Women's Center, Women's Studies and Programs and Women's Intercollegiate Athletics. The University is naming the director's office in the Women's Center in honor of Dr. Gundry who was the director of the Women's Center from 1991 - 2004.
     KU Foundation and Alumni Relations

Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
The Communication Design Department invites students, faculty and staff to join us for the 2017 David Bullock Return of the CD Grads Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in 200 AF. Our guest speakers, Ryan Smoker '04 and Ryan Martin '04, are founding partners of the creative studio Infantree, Lancaster, Pa. They will discuss their career paths and what it is like to own and operate a successful business. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact or
     Holly Tienken, Department of Communication Design

Oct. 12, 11 a.m.
Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer will speak on "Open Questions in Mathematics Education," at the Math Colloquium on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. in 228 Lytle. In this interactive session, participants will discuss and learn about some of the more often debated policy topics in K-12 teaching and learning of mathematics. Refreshments will be served before the talk. Everyone is welcome to join us.
     Eric Landquist, Department of Mathematics

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon Thursday, Oct. 12. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
     Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

Oct. 18, 9 a.m., Schaeffer Auditorium
The Library and Learning Technologies department is pleased to host speaker and author, Sharon Flake, winner of two Coretta Scott King awards and the YWCA Racial Justice award. There will be a book signing, hot chocolate bar, cookies, swag and a visit from Avalanche! And it's free. Please go to our website for more info:
     Library and Learning Technologies

Please join us in welcoming over 400 students to our Fall Admissions Open House on Oct. 21.  Students and families will be all over campus, with a majority of our events taking place in Schaeffer Auditorium, McFarland Student Union and South Dining Hall. Make sure to send our families a smile and show them why it's Good to be Golden! If you have questions regarding Open House, please direct them to Elyse Levandowski, assistant director of Admission at Thank you.
     Elyse Levandowski, Admissions


Oct. 11 3 p.m. Dedication, Women's Center, OM
Oct. 11 6 p.m. Return of the CD Grads, 200 AF
Oct. 12 11 a.m. Mathematics Colloquium, 228 LY
Oct. 12 11 a.m. "Feminism and the Martial Arts," 325 MSU
Oct. 14 8 a.m. - noon STEM Open House, Boehm
Oct. 14 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Delaware, Rugby Pitch
Oct. 16 5 p.m. AFSCME,
Oct. 16 5:30 p.m. Walks with Wynnie, President's patio



Friday, Oct. 13
7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Saturday, Oct. 14
Noon     Football vs. East Stroudsburg (Pink Zone) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Audio)
1 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Sunday, Oct. 15
1 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. IUP - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
The Kutztown University basketball teams are geared to host their second-annual Maroon Madness event - commonly referred to as "Midnight Madness" - on Thursday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at Keystone Arena.  All fans and students are invited to come out and support KU to kick off the upcoming 2017-18 season. Sponsored by PSECU and TommyBoy's Pizza, free food, t-shirts and prizes will be available for KU students, including a grand prize giveaway of a flat screen TV!  Click here for full details.  


These non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies:
Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2017-0154 internal NEW - Enterprise Desktop Infrastructure Administrator Full Time 10/13/17
2017-0037 MR2 Carpenter/Plumber- 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2017-0087 Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Full Time Continuous
2017-0101 Custodial Worker 1 - Pool Full Time 12/1/17
2017-0140 Utility Plant Operator 2 Full Time Continuous
2017-0148 Athletic Training Intern 2017-18 Temporary PT Continuous
2017-0152 Student Accounts Coordinator Full Time 10/20/17
2017-0153 Associate Dean, College of Business Full Time Continuous
Asst Athletic Coach 2017-18 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2017 2017 Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/17




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