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October 19, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Amy Pfeiler-Wunder
Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, professor of art education has been named the 2017 Outstanding Higher Ed Art Educator by the Pa. Art Education Association. She will receive her award at the state conference held this weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa.  Read the media release here.


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

The morning sky could have some high clouds in it as a weak disturbance passes, but they won't do much to hamper the nice weather with at least partly sunny skies today and highs in the low 70s. Light southwest winds.

Dr. Michael Davis & Monsoon Mike Regensburger recorded a new "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast yesterday, discussing Dr. Davis's appearance on BCTV last week talking about climate change, about this unusually active hurricane season, and about the nice weather in our neck of the woods. You can hear the podcast here:  


We are very sad to report that Jacob Duane "Jake" James, son of Joyce James (custodial staff), died suddenly on Friday, Oct. 13. A memorial service to celebrate Jacob's life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 2 - 4 p.m. and again from 6 - 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private. The family requests contributions be made in Jacob's memory to the Jacob D. James Memorial Fund c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box 292, Kutztown, PA 19530-0292, to be distributed to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kutztown STRONG, and to the Kutztown Area School District's Art Department.
     Will Meeker, Facilities


Oct. 19, 4 p.m.
The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery presents "Experimentation/Improvisation" opening Thursday, Oct. 19 with a public reception from 4 - 6 p.m. Katja Loher will give a public lecture following the reception at 6:30 p.m. in 120 Sharadin. For over a decade, Katja Loher has experimented with various forms of Videosculpture, combining elements from nature, and technology in a collective effort with architects, dancers, choreographers, costume designers and fabricators. With her moving images, sound and performance, Loher gives life to an enchanted world of intriguing creatures from the past and the present, generating both individual visions and personal readings.
     Karen Stanford, director, Galleries and Community Outreach

Oct. 19, 6 p.m.
"Rhymes for Young Ghouls" movie screening and discussion today, Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in 261 BH. Discussion led by Dr. Amanda Morris professor of Multiethnic Rhetoric and Dr. Robert Kilker, assistant professor of Film and Media Studies. Sponsored by the Commission on Human Diversity.
     Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Department of English

Oct. 19, 6 p.m.
Matthew Wintersteen, Ph.D. will present on the topic of Suicide Prevention and the Influence of Popular Culture today, Thursday, Oct. 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m. in 200 AF. Sponsored by KU Health and Wellness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
     Dolores Hess, director, Health and Wellness Services

As part of the Kinsey Sicks concert on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer, we are raising funds for the Lambda Scholarship. The scholarship is given each year to a student who shows leadership and advocacy in the GLBTQ community on campus. If any faculty or staff would like more information about how to contribute to the Lambda Scholarship, please contact Jerry Schearer at The concert is free and open to the public. We invite you all to what will be a fun evening.
     Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach

Oct. 22, 5 - 7 p.m.
Rohrbach Library's STEAMworks hosts another Sunday Funday this weekend. Work alongside master pumpkin carvers 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22 in KU's makerspace to craft the Jack O'Lantern of your dreams. Preregister on our site to get a free pumpkin or just drop in with your own and join the fun. We also supply candy. And sharp objects, too. (Plus some--but not all--of the adult supervision-you are welcome to bring the kids over after the HARLOween festivities!) More info at or call us at ext. 6-4175.
     Bruce Jensen, Rohrbach Library

Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Jake Shimabukuro will take the stage on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium on the Kutztown University campus. Tickets are $32; $16 for students and can be purchased at, or by calling the KU Presents! Box Office Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at ext. 3-4092.


Oct. 19 4 - 6 p.m. Gallery exhibition and reception, Miller Gallery
Oct. 19 6:30 p.m. Katja Loher public lecture, 120 SH
Oct. 19 6 - 8 p.m. Education Doctorate Open House, 227 BK
Oct. 19 6 p.m. Movie screening, 261 BH
Oct. 19 6 p.m. Suicide Prevention, 200 AF
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





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