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October 25, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

  Candy Bare Maggioncalda
Candy Bare Maggioncalda '91 has been named the Pa. Art Education Association 2017 Outstanding Secondary Art Educator. She teaches at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School and is a professional photographer.


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

High pressure builds in for the rest of the week. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected. Temperatures will be slightly below average. High temperature near 60. Winds west at 6 mph.


Nov. 3, 322 MSU
We are redesigning the Kutztown University's website and need your input. We are holding meetings to gather opinions and feedback on our website and what we need to do to improve it as we design a website that is up to date technologically and functionally. To RSVP for an open session, please click here:
-Nov. 3, 10-11 a.m., 322 MSU - Open meeting (
-Nov. 3, 11-noon, 322 MSU - Faculty (
     University Relations Web Services

The MindKare Kiosk (check-up from the neck up) has been moved to the Student Recreation Center. Stop by and complete a survey to check in on your mental health.
     Dolores Hess, director, Health and Wellness Services

Oct. 25
Today is last day for the Silent Witness Display in the Old Main Concourse. We invite you to read the powerful stories of Berks County citizens who were victims of domestic violence.
     Christine Price, director, Women Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Autumn Wellness Expo will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. There will be more than 30 vendors, free fitness assessments, free health screenings, Love Your Body tables, light refreshments will be served at 11 a.m. and much more.
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Heath Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Oct. 26, 11 a.m. - noon
Can anyone think of a better way to celebrate Kutztown's 2017 Homecoming event than free cupcakes? Neither can we. Stop by the McFarland Student Union, across from the Information Desk, during the free hour, at 11a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, for a tasty treat. It's good to be golden.
     McFarland Student Union

Oct. 26, 11 a.m.
The Kutztown University Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies will host guest speaker, Vince Nicastro, deputy commissioner and chief operating officer, Big East Conference, on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. in 200 AF. Nicastro will talk about his success in the sports industry with students majoring in sport management at KU.
     Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Oct. 26, 11 a.m.
The KU Philosophy Club will meet Thursday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. in 312 MSU to discuss "What Makes Taxes Fair?" Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108,, or TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Oyinade Salako, president; Allan Bäck, advisor, Department of Philosophy

Oct. 26, 5 p.m.
Join us Thursday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, MSU for "The Mask You Live In" as it follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity.
      Christine Price, director, Women Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

Oct. 26, 7 p.m. - "Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens" planetarium show
Oct. 26, 8 p.m. - Open Observatory (weather permitting)
Last month, NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its 20-year mission at Saturn by deliberately crashing into the giant planet and plunging to its death. Join us at the planetarium in 100 Grim at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, to learn what Cassini discovered about Saturn, its rings and its moons.  Weather permitting, the astronomical observatory in 300 Grim will be open following the planetarium show.
     Phillip Reed, Planetarium

Mark your calendars for Print Center Online Ordering training. Join us from 11 - 11:45 a.m., Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15, in the Computer Lab at 200 Stratton. You will receive a training guide to give to other department members. Please join for as many sessions as needed. If you would prefer a one-to-one training, call the Print Center, ext. 3-4116.
     KU Print Center managed by AlphaGraphics


Oct. 25 7:30 p.m. Jake Shimabukuro, KU Presents!
Schaeffer Auditorium
Oct. 26 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wellness Expo
Student Recreation Center
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Frederick Douglas Institute
250 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Homecoming Cupcakes
McFarland Student Union
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Vince Nicastro, Big East Conference
200 Academic Forum
Oct. 26 7 p.m. Planetarium Show
100 Grim
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)



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.



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