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October 18, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


An Evening with Kay Haring

Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m., 223 MSU
Kay will be sharing her story, as well as her brother, Keith Haring's story and signing copies of her new book: "Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing." This one-of-a-kind book explores the life and art of Keith Haring from his childhood through his meteoric rise to fame. It sheds light on this important artist's great humanity, his concern for children, and his disregard for the establishment art world. Reproductions of Keith's signature artwork appear in scenes boldly rendered by Robert Neubecker. This is a story to inspire, and a book for Keith Haring fans of all ages to treasure. Kay believes that by speaking truthfully and directly, we can develop resilient kids with a zest for discovery.


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

High pressure remains locked in place. Sunny skies are expected. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than the past several days. High temperature near 70. Winds southwest at 5-7 mph.


Oct. 18 - 25
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Safe Berks Silent Witness Display will be at KU in the concourse of Old Main from Wednesday, Oct. 18 through Wednesday, Oct. 25. The display of life-sized red silhouettes highlights the stories of Berks County citizens who were victims of domestic violence homicide.
     Christine Price, director, Women Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Orchestra will present their first performance of the fall semester on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert is entirely dedicated to American music and will feature Libby Larsen's "Overture for the End of a Century," Alan Hovhanness's "And God Created Great Whales," Michael Daugherty's "Route 66" and Samuel Barber's "First Essay for Orchestra Op. 12." The concert will also include excerpts from Leonard Bernstein's Westside Story.

Oct. 21
Please join us in welcoming more than 400 students to our Fall Admissions Open House on Saturday, Oct. 21. Students and families will be at various locations on 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. 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Blood supplies locally and nationally are low. To save you time, please sign up for an appointment on Wednesday, Oct. 25. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in 218 MSU: Thank you.
     Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach

Fire Sprinkler Systems
All residence halls and most academic and administrative buildings have automatic sprinkler systems. Because of their size, Bonner, Deatrick, Dixon and Old Main have fire pumps to help maintain sprinkler system water pressure. Sprinklers do not go off all at once. The sprinkler heads are temperature sensitive and flow water when the fire heats them up. A typical sprinkler head flows 30 GPM. Never hang anything on sprinkler pipes or heads, sprinkler heads are delicate and the system is "on" all the time. All sprinkler systems are thoroughly inspected annually by a certified technician.
     Jeffrey LaGamba, CET assistant director, Environmental Health and Safety


Oct. 18 9 a.m. Teen Library Day, SA
Oct. 18 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Faculty Appreciation, Wiesenberger Alumni Center
Oct. 18 5:30 p.m. An Evening with Kay Haring, 223 MSU
Oct. 19 6 - 8 p.m. Education Doctorate Open House, 227 BK
Oct. 21 9 a.m. Fall Admissions Open House, various locations
Oct. 21 2 p.m. Rugby vs. Army West Point, Rugby Pitch
Oct. 22 3 - 7 p.m. HARLOween, Lehigh Hall
Oct. 25 7:30 p.m. Jake Shimabukuro, KU Presents!, AF
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Frederick Douglas Institute, 250 MSU


Saturday, Oct 21

1 p.m.     Women's Soccer vs Seton Hill (Senior Day), Keystone Field Live Stats Link
10 a.m.   Women's Tennis vs LeMoyne, Keystone Courts
10 a.m.   Men's Tennis vs LeMoyne, Keystone Courts


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

Oct. 22, 3 - 7 p.m.
Residence Life invites members of the Kutztown Community to bring their children aged toddler through grade 7 to HARLOween this Sunday, Oct. 22 from 3 - 7 p.m., where kids can trick or treat through Lehigh Hall and participate in activities in the basements of Lehigh and Berks Halls.
     Residence Life




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