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October 12, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


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

For the first time in a long time, today will really feel like autumn around here (love it or hate it depending on your point of view). Exiting low pressure will keep low clouds and drizzle around, along with a swift east wind and temperatures no better than the low 60s. Don't worry, anti-fall people. Summer returns this weekend. Before another cool down next week. Quite a roller coaster pattern we're in now.

If you missed this week's "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger, catch it here!


Please excuse the following students from class today, Thursday, Oct. 12 from 12:45- 9 p.m. These students are part of the Live Event Class in the Cinema, Television and Media Production department and will be televising bicycle races from the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown. The students know that they are responsible to make up work that they miss in class. Brian Kulp, Clark Hathaway, Bennett Shupp, Mike Sweger, Erik Burgh, Barry Weaver, Jesse Harkins, Gabby Mason, George Fladeland, Celine Schrier, Kyle Eirich, Dylan Bond, Brianna Barco, Andrew Branford and Olivia Jackson. Thank you.
      Cara Cotallese, chair, Cinema, Television, and Media Production

Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m.
KUTV is set to broadcast the 2017 Fall Red Robin Marty Nothstein Bicycle Racing League Team Finals live on Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. Watch the season finale here. This broadcast allows Kutztown University students to experience live event production, on-site, off campus, providing great experience for them as they near graduation. Professor Cara Cotellese, who oversees KUTV's programming, will serve as the executive producer while Barry Peterson will serve as the technical engineer. BRL is one of the most popular community programs the VPCC offers.
     Cara Cotallese, chair, Cinema, Television, and Media Production

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" - today, 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.  

I-476 CLOSURE OCT. 13-16
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour from Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge. The detour will occur from 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, through 4 a.m., Monday, Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (#56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (#95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80. For complete information visit

Oct. 17
The rain from Tropical Storm Nate on Oct. 9, made it impossible to perform our annual fall fertilizer and weed control application on that day. The application is rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct.17. Since the application could not be performed when there were no scheduled classes, the application will be modified from the original posting. The application in the common areas and around buildings will consist only of fertilizer. There will not be any weed control applied around buildings or in common areas. Weed control applications will only take place on and adjacent to our athletic fields. The athletic fields should be completed early in the morning and can be accessed as soon as they are dry. The common areas can be accessed at any time.  The entire campus wide treatment should be completed by 11 a.m.
     Will Meeker, director of Campus Services, Facilities

Call for Proposals and Registration

The Department of Social Work invites you to the 2017 Social Work in the Global Environment Conference on Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, 218 MSU. The Conference aims to contribute to the local-global connections, utilizing the strategy: Thinking globally and acting locally. This year's theme is "How do we build a fair, just, and peaceful world? Local efforts with global implications." Please encourage students to participate. Using the registration link below you have the option to register for morning, afternoon, or all day sessions. We have limited space available and registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Registration Link:  
     Barth Yeboah, conference chair, Social Work
Sabbatical leave procedures, regulations and an application form can be found at this link: Applications for a sabbatical leave for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 are due no later than noon on Thursday, February 1, 2018.  The Committee will not accept applications after this time. Please submit a back-to-back original application and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application materials to Professor Rose DeSiano Galjanic, c/o Department secretary Mrs. Annette M. Christman - Department of Art and Art History. Sharadin Art Building 115. Please contact with any questions.
     Rose DeSiano Galjanic, chairperson, Sabbatical Committee


ct. 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, BH
Oct. 14 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Delaware, Rugby Pitch
Oct. 16 5 p.m. AFSCME, 223 MSU
Oct. 16 5:30 p.m. Walks with Wynnie, President's patio
Oct. 18 9 a.m. Teen Library Day, SA
Oct. 18 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Faculty Appreciation, Wiesenberger Alumni Center



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, 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




Oct. 18, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Calling all faculty! You are invited to join us for our second Annual Faculty Appreciation Reception, hosted by the KU Foundation Board, Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Wiesenberger Alumni Center. Please RSVP to
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