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October 31, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH FOR SEPTEMBER Jean Koncsics KU Employee of the Month September 2017

Congratulations to Jean Koncsics, Department of Academic Enrichment, on being named KU Employee of the Month for September. Read the full nomination View Jean's nomination. For more information on the award or to nominate someone, visit


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

Pressure gradient relaxes a bit today meaning it'll still be on the breezy side, but not half as windy as yesterday. Winds shouldn't top out much past 15 mph under partly sunny skies. Highs will be crisp and in the mid-50s. Your spooky Halloween night tonight will dip into the 30s so if you or your little ones are heading out anywhere, bundle up.


Oct. 31, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Stop by Boehm Lobby today, Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. for some wickedly sweet treats. Your purchase will help to support the KU Geography Club. Thank you.
     Department of Geography

Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Faculty, please remind your students that the Graduation Festival is today, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, MSU. It is a one-stop-shop for all of their December Graduation needs. Students can verify the status of their graduation application, purchase a cap and gown, receive Graduation tickets, order a class ring and much more. Festivities include giveaways and a chance to win one of our great Graduation gift packages.

Oct. 31, 11 a.m.
The RISE/Act 101 program is hosting a lunchtime workshop on studying abroad today at 11 a.m. in 223 MSU. A panel of current KU students will share their experiences. The workshop is open to the entire campus.
     Paige M. Brookins, Center for Academic Success and Achievement

Another busy 'Kutztown Live' on your campus radio station, KUR. This afternoon at 3 p.m., hear interviews with the KU Veteran's Center, ACE, Kutztown Christian Fellowship, KU Essence, KUSGB's Fall Festival, Delta Zeta Philanthropy, and the Keystone Newspaper. Remember you can stream KUR at
     Michael Regensburger, KUR

Nov. 16, noon
Ann Barlet from Berks County Area on Aging will present "Caring For The Elderly: A Practical Approach" on Thursday, Nov. 16, at noon in 204 Graduate Center. Please join us and feel free to bring your lunch. If you are coming, please RSVP to Connie Lawrence-Gantert by Fri., Nov. 10 at
     Sponsored by KU Commission on the Status of Women

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus: For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies.   


Oct. 31 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Girls in Tech STEM Symposium
Georgian Room, Old Main
Oct. 31 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. GradFest
Multipurpose Room, McFarland Student Union
Oct. 31 11 a.m. Study Abroad RISE/Act 101
223 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 3 8 a.m. Indie Game Speaker
159 Old Main
Nov. 4 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Notre Dame
Rugby Pitch
Nov. 4
Nov. 5
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
O'Pake Fieldhouse
Nov. 6 - 11   Veterans Awareness Week
Nov. 6 11 a.m. Veteran Green Zone Awareness Training
116 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 7 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Veterans' Recognition Lunch
262 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 7 6 - 7 p.m. Pet Therapy
218 McFarland Student Union



Tuesday, Oct. 31
1p.m.   Women's soccer vs. Seton Hill (PSAC Quarterfinals) - Keystone Field

Friday, Nov. 3
5 p.m.   Women's Swimming vs. ESU/CAL - Keystone Hall
7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Edinboro - Keystone Arena

Saturday, Nov. 4
1 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Slippery Rock - Keystone Arena

Tuesday, Nov. 7
7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg - Keystone Arena

KU's SAAC has been participating in the Main Street cleanup since 2013, volunteering its time the Sunday morning following Homecoming to clean its local community. More than 200 KU student-athletes participated in the annual event, cleaning up after Saturday's festivities with gloves and trash bags in hand, trying to show their appreciation for the town and giving back to the Borough of Kutztown. Please contact SAAC advisor Don Justus via email at if you would like to know how to get involved or want additional information about the organization.


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




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