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October 24, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

  Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele Virtuoso
Jake Shimabukuro
Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Noted for his solo ukulele arrangements of such varied pieces as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody," Schubert's "Ave Maria" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," Jake Shimabukuro shares his unique talent as part of the KU Presents! season on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. In 2005, Shimabukuro became an international phenomenon when a video of him performing the George Harrison song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral on YouTube. Joined by bassist Nolan Verner and guitarist Dave Preston, they will play pieces from his latest album, "Nashville Sessions," as well as the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," the Zombies' "Time of the Season" and other covers. He'll also present some traditional Hawaiian music.

A limited number of tickets are still available for $32 ($16 for students, $10 for KU Students with ID) and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at or x34092.
     KU Presents!

  Kutztown University 2017 Homecoming schedule

Go to our Homecoming website for more information


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

Slow-moving low pressure and an associated cold front give us a healthy dose of rain today with highs in the low 70s and gusty south winds. It won't be raining continuously, but when it does, it could be a bit on the heavy side. And I can't even rule out the chance of a thunderstorm as this bizarre autumn continues. Look for about an inch of rain.


Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - noon
Come and get some puppy love today, Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to noon in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break and come and get some "canine therapy." This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come, and make sure you stop by too.
     Aimee Adams, Counseling and Psychological Services

Oct. 24, 3 - 4 p.m.
Another full 'Kutztown Live' airs today from 3 to 4 p.m. on your campus and community radio station, KUR. Topics include a visit from the NE Berks Chamber of Commerce, ACE, SGB, autism awareness, a recap of a recent American Honors Program visit by Community College of Philadelphia students to KU, and a brief discussion of Art History are the topics to be discussed. You won't want to miss it. Stream KUR live anytime at
     Michael Regensburger, KUR

Reception: Oct. 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Exhibit: Oct. 20 - Nov. 2
"Replace the Hate" Gallery Show Reception will be held today from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Bears' Den Gallery, MSU. In an effort to build communal ties and celebrate diversity the Kutztown University Communication Design department hosted several bipartisan community art-making days. Members of the township gathered to renounce hate, open their hearts and rejoice in diversity. This show highlights the aspirations and artwork of Communication Design students, Kutztown Middle School students, faculty, staff and members of the community both young and old. The work is stunning in its simplicity and carries individual messages from the artists that echo the sentiments of peace, love, hope and tolerance.
     Vicki Meloney, Visual and Performing Arts

The Facilities Work Control Center is offering iService Desk training for new users or for those that may want a refresher on a one-on-one basis. This is basic, introductory training that will include step by step instructions and some helpful tips to guide you through the process of entering work requests. To schedule training, please contact Laura Jones at

The Print center is sad to announce that our manager, Barbara Miller, has decided to pursue other opportunities. Her last day will be Thursday, Oct. 26. We greatly appreciate everything Barb has done for the Print Center and the help she provided to many of you on campus. We will miss Barb and wish her the best of luck. Thanks to Barb Miller for everything!
The center will be fully staffed and all jobs will be completed on time and of the highest quality.
     KU Print Center

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:
2017-0168 NEW - Upward Bound Coordinator Full Time 11/3/17
2017-0160 NEW - VP for Communications, Marketing & External Affairs Full Time Continuous
2017-0161 NEW - Locksmith Full Time 11/06/17
2017-0157 internal Facilities Technology Specialist Full Time 10/27/17
2017-0037 MR2 Carpenter/Plumber- 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2017-0101 Custodial Worker 1 - Pool Full Time 12/1/17
2017-0148 Athletic Training Intern 2017-18 Temporary PT Continuous
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


Oct. 24 ALL DAY Teal Tuesday
Oct. 24 11 a.m. Featured Business Speaker,
100 deFrancesco
Oct. 24 11 a.m. Pet Therapy,
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 24 6 - 8 p.m. Replace the Hate Gallery Show,
MSU Bears' Den Gallery
Oct. 25 7:30 p.m. Jake Shimabukuro, KU Presents!,
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Frederick Douglas Institute,
250 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 26 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wellness Expo,
Student Recreation Center
Oct. 27 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learning Technologies Open House,
223 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 27 Noon Bitcoin and Blockchain Meetup
323 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 28 1 - 5 p.m. Potato Project,
Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center
Oct. 28 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Wheeling Jesuit,
Rugby Pitch
Oct. 30 Noon - 3 p.m. Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead,
218 McFarland Student Union



Wednesday, Oct. 25
7 p.m.      Field Hockey vs East Stroudsburg - Andre Reed Stadium (Live stats)

Saturday, Oct. 28
11 a.m.    Field Hockey vs Limestone - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
4:05 p.m. Football vs Shippensburg - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Watch / Listen)


Oct. 28, 1:30 - 4 p.m., DMZ
A full list of events is detailed on our website.


Oct. 24
Teal Tuesday is a day in which we encourage everyone to wear teal in order to bring awareness to sexual violence during the "It's On Us Week of Action." Teal ribbons are available at the Women's Center, 126 Old Main.
     Christine Price, director, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center
Oct. 28, 1 - 5 p.m., Heritage Center Ag Fields
Looking to help your neighbors in need? Join us and support the Potato Project's annual harvests at the Heritage Center (weather permitting) to support the Berks Food Bank and local food pantries. The fields are prepared, and rows of carrots are pre-dug by tractors. Volunteers will pick up the carrots and drop them into provided buckets that will be loaded for handling to the food bank.
For more information, email Potato Project director Walt Zawaski <>
     Patrick Donmoyer, director, Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center



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