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October 4, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Students in the COE: Special Education Visual Impairments Program paired with the Vision Resource Center of Berks County hosted "Dine in the Dark" Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Crowne Plaza Reading to raise awareness of blindness.Students in the COE: Special Education Visual Impairments Program paired with the Vision Resource Center of Berks County hosted "Dine in the Dark" Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Crowne Plaza Reading to raise awareness of blindness. Over 175 people attended the event. The Vision Resource Center presented Dr. Nicole Johnson and her students a $1500 check to offset costs for five students in the program to travel and present their original research at the National Special Education Conference in Tampa, FL.
     Nicole Johnson, Department of Special Education


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

Morning fog should dissipate a few hours after sunrise. High pressure shifts slightly south allowing for southwesterly flow. With the warmer air, temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than yesterday. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds southwest at 5-8 mph.

Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger have just released the latest weekly edition of their podcast "Weather & Climate Chat." Does this sunny, dry stretch ever end? How about a return to warmth? It is all discussed here:


Oct. 4
The following students will be attending a required class field trip to Eastern State Penitentiary today, Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Alyssa Kleckner, Caitlyn Mulloy, Megan O'Toole, Anyelina Hernandez, Yunaira Leon Taveras, Carly Mulloy, Abigail MacElree, Ryan McMahon, Natalia Sibalich, Lana Gonzalez, Laura Anderson, Amberlea S Himic, Kyle Roeder, Victoria Ayala, Catherine Camuso, Jessica Lindenbaum, Ashley Spahn, Zachary Burns, Kimberly Coronado, Mckenn Souza, Kylie Rodenhaber, Andrea Zabrecchi, Alex Demian, Bryanna Faust, Kylie Trainor, Rachael Stevens, Raeshell Badley, Olivia Jaindl, Chloe McBride, Chloe Marks, Lauren Gill, Alexis LaVana, Alexis Wise, Scarlett Mendinsky, Kaitlin Moyer, Stefani Wharton, Layshan Gilliard, Breanna Kelly, Dasia Lahm-Cook, Matthew Diaz, Jennifer Bergey, Megan Rusinko, Brielle Caamano, Sofia Ponomareva, Joseph Marcin, Allison Sterner, Margary Almonte, Henrik Lindholm.
     Derek Mace, Department of Psychology

Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
Angela Cirucci, Professor of Communication Studies will present "Invisible Female Labor: How Women Drive 'Institutional' and 'Social' Interaction Online," on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend, to learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
     Michelle Kiec, interim dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Oct. 4 - 5
Twenty-three students and two teachers from Ryan International schools in India will visit KU's campus Oct. 4 - 5. 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. Ryan students will view the planetarium and learn more about KU's Cinema, Television and Media Production while staying on campus. Thanks to KU students who will be hosting the group while visiting KU.
     International Admissions and Services


Oct. 7
An eight-hour electrical shutdown in Rothermel, Lehigh, Berks, Schuylkill, Dixon and MCC is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, at 12:01 a.m., with power being restored by 8 a.m. Note: please turn off your computers before you leave at the end of the day Friday, Oct. 6. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562.

Oct. 8, 3 p.m.
The Kutztown University Wind Ensemble will present their annual fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. This year's concert, All the President's Men, will feature music written for U.S. presidents, about presidents, or by composers who share the same last name as U.S. presidents.

Oct. 9
The fall campus-wide fertilizer and weed control application will take place on Monday, Oct. 9. The application will be completed the same day and will occur on the common campus areas and the athletic fields. Please avoid going on the turf where applications are in progress. Please avoid going onto treated turf until it is dry, this should occur within thirty to forty minutes after the application takes place. We are recommending that if you are walking in grassy areas on Monday, Oct. 9, wear closed shoes and avoid flip flops or bare feet. Thank you.
     Will Meeker, director, Facilities

Oct. 11, 3 p.m.
Please join us Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. in the OM Lobby adjacent to the Women's Center to honor Dr. Ann T. Gundry '81 for her generous support and visionary leadership of the Women's Center, Women's Studies and Programs and Women's Intercollegiate Athletics. The University is naming the director's office in the Women's Center in honor of Dr. Gundry who was the director of the Women's Center from 1991 - 2004.
     KU Foundation and Alumni Relations

Oct. 14
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology and Math Open House on Saturday, Oct. 14. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel. The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math and technology research and academic facilities. For more information, please visit:, or call the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ext. 3-4305.
     College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Oct. 16
At our next meeting Monday, Oct. 16 we will be taking nominations for officers and executive board members. If you are interested in running for an office, please plan to come to our next meeting when this will take place. Membership meeting will be Monday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in SUB 223. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Food will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

Oct 28
"It's Good to be Golden" is this year's theme for Kutztown University's 2017 Homecoming celebration. Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 28, to be part of the fun. FanFest, sponsored by PSECU, runs from 1:30 - 4 p.m. on the DMZ.  Free activities include inflatables, zip line, balloon animals, caricatures and free food. After the game continue the fun at S'more Homecoming behind Risley Hall. Enjoy toasting marshmallows, creating s'mores, indulging in the dessert bar and crafting the perfect cup of cocoa at the hot chocolate bar.  For questions, or a full listing of events, please visit or call the Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations office at 610-683-4110. 
     Mary Neuenschwander, associate director of Alumni Relations, KU Foundation



Oct. 4 8 a.m. Moment of Silence, SA
Oct. 5 11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday, 120 SH
Oct. 5 3 p.m. Council of Trustees, MSU
Oct. 7 1 p.m. Rugby vs. New England College, Rugby Pitch
Oct. 8 1 - 5 p.m. Potato Project Harvest, PGCHC
Oct. 8 2 p.m. Henry W. Sharadin Celebration
Oct. 8 3 p.m. KU Wind Ensemble, Schaeffer



Saturday, Oct. 7  
9 a.m. Women's Tennis vs. Indiana (PA) - Keystone Courts
1 p.m.  Field Hockey vs. Indiana (PA) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
1 p.m.  Women's Tennis vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Courts
Sunday, Oct. 8  
noon  Women's Soccer vs. Clarion - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
Tuesday, Oct. 10  
3 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg - Keystone Field (Live Stats)



Oct. 9
O'Pake Fieldhouse- Lot E-1- The parking lot (only half the lot towards the building) will be closed Monday, Oct. 9, to support the replacement of the RTU's on the Fieldhouse. Please use caution when entering/exiting the building in this area. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Scott at ext. 3-1562.
     Chris Scott, associate director, Facilities

Oct. 9
Testing of the Boehm smoke evacuation system will occur Monday, Oct. 9. This will involve the use of lift equipment in the lobby at the east entrance, however, the entrance will not be closed. This will also involve activity within Boehm 200 and 258 for above-ceiling control panel access. For the most part, the required testing will be operational in nature, and will be transparent to building occupants, however, inadvertent alarms may occur. I apologize in advance for any disruption. Questions or concerns should be directed to the project manager, Jeff Mosser, at
     Bill Leech, associate director, Facilities Project Services



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