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October 9, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Entrepreneurship minors attend Pa. Chamber Dinner

Names Front Row: Luis Bardales, Andrew Morris, Dan Noel, Mike Jacobs, Dr. Duane Crider (ELC Coordinator), Autumn Crouse (SBDC), Petrice  Hernandez (SBDC). Back row: Dan Fogarty (College of Business Advisory Board), Dean Anne Carroll (COB), Dr. Ernie Post (SBDC)

Students from the entrepreneurship minor and SBDC were invited to participate in the 33rd Annual Pennsylvania Chamber Dinner Monday, Sept. 18, in Hershey Pa. The evening began with a Gala Reception involving over 1800 Pennsylvania Business Leaders and Lawmakers. The Keynote Speaker was Award-winning veteran journalist and host of FOX News Sunday, Chris Wallace.  Following the keynote address, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card reflected on their personal experiences serving former President Barack Obama.


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

Remains of Tropical Storm Nate pass through the area. Periods of rain are expected, with some embedded heavy rainfall. Severe weather not looking likely but cannot completely be ruled out based on the wind shear present. Rainy and windy day. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds west at 9-15 mph. Rainfall between .75-1" with higher amounts in heavy rain bands.


Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and Wynnie on a walk around campus Monday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. Walkers should meet on the back porch of the President's residence. Waste bags will be provided for those who bring their own dogs. Refreshments will be served at the President's residence at the conclusion of the walk.

Oct. 10, 7 p.m., 183 MSU
Keynote speaker Aneesah Smith, "Now is Our Time: Creating Change across Difference." Other activities include a Social Media Blitz, National Coming Out Day Pride Parade and Awareness Fair. For more information: National Coming Out Week Events. Sponsored by the GLBTQ Resource Center/Allies/Lambda Delta Xi.
      Christine Price, director, Women's Center and GLBTQ Resource Center

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. 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


Oct. 9 5:30 p.m. Walks with Wynnie, President's patio
Oct. 10 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. COB Open House
Oct. 10 6 - 7 p.m. Pet Therapy, 218 MSU
Oct. 10 7 p.m. Aneesah Smith, "Now is Our Time: Creating Change across Difference," MSU 183
Oct. 11 3 p.m. Dedication, Women's Center, OM
Oct. 11 6 p.m. Return of the CD Grads, 200 AF
Oct. 14 8 a.m. - noon STEM Open House, Boehm
Oct. 14 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Delaware, Rugby Pitch



Tuesday, Oct. 10              
3 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg - Keystone Field (Live Stats)                

Friday, Oct. 13  

7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Lock Haven - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)  

Saturday, Oct. 14
Noon     Football vs. East Stroudsburg (Pink Zone) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Audio)
1 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)  
Sunday, Oct. 15
1 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. IUP - Keystone Field (Live Stats)  

Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
The Kutztown University basketball teams are geared to host their second-annual Maroon Madness event - commonly referred to as "Midnight Madness" - on Thursday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. at Keystone Arena.  All fans and students are invited to come out and support KU to kick off the upcoming 2017-18 season. Sponsored by PSECU and TommyBoy's Pizza, free food, t-shirts and prizes will be available for KU students, including a grand prize giveaway of a flat screen TV!  Click here for full details.  



In an effort to go green and reduce costs, paper copies of the master schedule book will no longer be produced or distributed. If you are uncertain of how to locate classes, please use the link "Search for Classes." This will identify the most current available courses for the upcoming semesters. Winter and Spring courses will be available to view online beginning Monday, Oct. 16.
     Registrar's Office

It is with deep sorrow that the Undergraduate Admissions Office announces the passing of Clerical Supervisor Amy Sterner's father and current senior student Colton Sterner's grandfather, Steward Stump, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3. He had battled a courageous fight with cancer with Amy by his side every step of the way. Messages of condolences can be sent to their home address of 281 Sharadin Road, Kutztown PA 19530. Below is the link to the obituary.

I-476 CLOSURE OCT. 13-16
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns motorists to change travel plans or brace for a long detour from Oct. 13-16 during a planned weekend closure of the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as workers replace a 60-year-old bridge.  The detour will occur from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16. The detour exits are the Lehigh Valley Interchange (#56) for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange (#95) for southbound traffic. The authorized detour route directs motorists to Route 22, Route 33 and Interstate 80. For complete information visit

The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon Thursday, Oct. 12. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
     Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee

Sabbatical leave procedures, regulations and an application form can be found at this link: Applications for a sabbatical leave for Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 are due no later than noon on Thursday, February 1, 2018.  The Committee will not accept applications after this time. Please submit a back-to-back original application and seven back-to-back photocopies of your application materials to Professor Rose DeSiano Galjanic, c/o Department secretary Mrs. Annette M. Christman - Department of Art and Art History. Sharadin Art Building 115. Please contact with any questions.
     Rose DeSiano Galjanic, chairperson, Sabbatical Committee



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