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October 27, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

PSECU RIBBON CUTTING PSECU unveiled their newly renovated Financial Education Center (FEC) in the McFarland Student Union yesterday. Cutting the ribbon above are Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, KU president (center left), Avalanche the Golden Bear (center) and Gregory A. Smith, PSECU president (center right).

PSECU unveiled their newly renovated Financial Education Center (FEC) in the McFarland Student Union yesterday. Cutting the ribbon above are Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, KU president (center left), Avalanche the Golden Bear (center) and Gregory A. Smith, PSECU president (center right). Following 16 years of operation, PSECU began the Kutztown University FEC renovation project in early July. Enhancements to the site include a new design that encourages a more user-friendly experience and incorporates innovative technologies to provide better service to visitors. The FEC's branding and look was updated and modernized to align with PSECU's current style. PSECU not only provides financial education resources to the community, they have given numerous scholarships to the university and were the title sponsors of the Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2015-2016.


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

Ridge of high pressure passes to our south. Sunny day in store after a frosty start. Southwesterly flow develops during the day so temperatures should be warmer than the past few days. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds southwest at 7 mph.


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     KU Print Center Team

Oct. 27
Students in Dr. Shively's World Religions course will be taking a field trip to the MALV mosque in Whitehall on Friday, Oct. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. If possible, please excuse the following students to attend this event:  Megan Mandracchia, Matt Oliver, Joanna Solt, Keely Kushmider, Colby Eckert, Shiyi Ding, Taya Jackson, Jose Valentin, Lydia Yates, Ashley Bartlett, Jalani Buchanan, Timothy Dalton, Kimberly Gusoff, Harrison Mondello and Anita Riskteski.
     Kim Shively, Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Oct. 28 - 29
Twenty-one students and two teachers from Ruia College in India will visit KU's campus Oct. 28 - 29. Their visit is part of the larger PASSHE-India Initiative, a consortium of private (AICUP) and public (PASSHE) colleges in Pennsylvania partnering with the Pennsylvania Hub for Education and Business in Mumbai. Ruia students will attend workshops in behavioral economics, forensic chromatography and biochemistry facilitated by KU faculty. The group will stay in residence halls, attend a luncheon and tour campus during their short stay.
     Roger Douglas, director, International Admissions and Services

Oct. 31
The Computer Science and Information Technology department will be holding their second annual Girls in Tech STEM Symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 31 in the Georgian room from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. As part of the CARE NSF S-STEM Grant, the goal of the Symposium is to inspire and motivate female high school students to pursue a STEM degree and enter the tech industry. The event includes a Cyber Cafe where young women can visit company's tables for conversations on the company's innovative technologies. For more information contact Lisa Frye, chair, Department of Computer Science at
     Donna DeMarco, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Nov. 2, 4 p.m.
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Nov. 2, at 4 p.m. in 202 AF. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
     Andrew Arnold, president, University Senate


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. 29 5 - 7 p.m. Fright Night
18 Rohrbach Library
Oct. 30 Noon - 3 p.m. Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead,
218 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 31 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Girls in Tech STEM Symposium
Georgian Room, Old Main
Nov. 2 4 p.m. University Senate
202 Academic Forum
Nov. 3 8 a.m. Indie Game Speaker
159 Old Main



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)



Nov. 3, 8 a.m.
Indie Game Speaker, Doug Kavendek, will be the guest speaker for the CSC320 Game Development course Friday, Nov. 3, from 8 - 8:45 a.m. in 159 Old Main. Learn how a video game developer applied his skills to build a 3D medical simulator and an educational turn-based immunology game called ImmuneQuest for his company. Doug will also speak about his Frightshow Fighter game that he and his two friends have developed. Everyone is welcome.
     Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology



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