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September 11, 2015


The Daily Brief

 Never Forget 09.11.2001


In honor of the fallen join us in our Memorial Push Up event. Today, at 9:11 a.m. stop what you are doing and perform 10 (or more) push-ups. The type of push up is up to you- on the ground, on the wall, or in the air. If you miss the 9:11 a.m. mark perform them later in the day.

"Let's ensure that We Never Forget what happened on September 11, 2001, and that we honor the memory of those who lost their lives, and of those who risked their lives to save others. Every day, around the world, American troops serve to defend our liberty and freedom. Police, Fire, and Emergency Service personnel stand ready to protect us. September 11, 2001 was an attack against America, against our way of life, and an attack against every one of us. For some, remembrance is difficult and painful; they do not want to be reminded. For the rest of us, it is our duty to remember and to honor the victims, the heroes, and their families. We owe it to them to remember, and to make sure that it never happens again."


We Will Never Forget!

                Office of Veterans Services


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9:11 a.m.              9/11 Memorial Push Up Event
4:30 p.m.             NOESIS, MSU 312
4:30 p.m.             Phillies Game, Student Involvement Services, MSU Parking Lot
8 p.m.                   MSU Movie Series, Perfect Pitch 2, MSU Alumni Auditorium



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


Weak high pressure builds for the day in the wake of yesterday's cold front. Refreshingly cool air will be in place under partly sunny skies. High temperature near 80. Winds north at 5-9 mph.




(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)


In September of 1898 an electric light plant is erected on campus replacing the oil and coal lamps used by Keystone State Normal School.  The new plant is the beginning of the end of the stewards' jobs as one of their main duties was to keep the lamps burning. 




Monday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Bears Den Gallery at the MSU (next to Starbuck's).  A collection entitled Neighborhood Stroll by Dorothy Siravo, Geography Department secretary. The images were all taken within a one-mile radius of her home.  The exhibit will be at the gallery from Friday, Sept. 11 through Friday, Sept. 25. MSU hours are M-F, 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.; Sat 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.  Stop in to experience the stroll.

Hello everyone! Here is a copy of today's "Kutztown Live" radio show.

Dr. Hawkinson's interview begins about ten minutes in. Folk musician Keith B. is on after Dr. Hawkinson.

On behalf of everyone at KUR, I would like to thank Dr. Hawkinson and Keith B. for their wonderful guest interviews!
                Mike Regensburger, Kutztown University Radio advisor/manager


There are still tickets available to go to the Phillies game on Friday, September  11. Come to MSU 153 to buy your tickets. KU students $15, non-KU students $30. Bus departs at 4:30pm from MSU parking lot.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

This week's MSU Movie Series film is Pitch Perfect 2 which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.

The first University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year will be held on September 24. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, September 11. 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

Noesis [now merged with Shoptalk ] is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the paper to be discussed or on being on the email list, please contact:  Noesis will meet on Friday, Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Student Union MSU 312 [Please note location change.]. Professor Michael Gabriel, Department of History, will speak on:

The Sound of Silence
Investigating an Acoustic Shadow at the Battle of Bennington

All are welcome. ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."]
                Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy

UNSOLVED! History's Greatest Ciphers; Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. in Boehm 261.

Dr. Craig Bauer of York College will speak on Sept. 15 in Boehm 261. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 and the talk will begin at 4 p.m. The abstract follows.  While developments in cryptanalysis have forced enciphering techniques to become more and more sophisticated, there remain scores of ciphers stretching back to antiquity that remain unsolved. These were created variously by professional cryptographers, amateurs, artists, killers, and victims. In some cases the identity of the author is also unknown. The talk covers many of these mysteries, along with some mathematics that provides a glimmer of hope for those seeking the solutions. These solutions could reveal the identity of a serial killer or spy, provide the exact location of buried treasure worth millions, expose a secret society, illuminate our understanding of ancient history, or even rewrite the history of science.
                Eric Landquist, Mathematics

Members please join us for our next Union meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at Janelle's Catering Hall in Topton, Pa. at 7 p.m.  Please plan to attend, there will be a guest speaker, Dave Stauffer, relaying information regarding the Union Plus Mortgage Program.
                Chris Ferris, secretary AFSCME 2234





Friday, Sept. 11 - Women's Volleyball vs. NY Institute of Tech. - 7:15 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Women's Volleyball vs. Southern N.H. - 9:30 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Women's Soccer vs. Seton Hill - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Saturday, Sept. 12 - Women's Volleyball vs. Philadelphia - 4:00 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

The 100th season of KU football continues tomorrow, Sept. 12, as the Golden Bears hit the road to face PSAC West foe IUP.  You can follow all of the play-by-play action live on the radio voice of Kutztown University, KUR.  Matt Santos and Greg Bamberger will have the call beginning at 3:50 p.m.  To access the broadcast on-line, visit 


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