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September 14, 2015


The Daily Brief

KU Spirit Day Dean of Students Office 


Congratulations to the Dean of Students Office for being awarded the Spirit Bear Trophy on Friday for a great display of patriot, and Kutztown, spirit on Friday.



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6 p.m.                   Photography Exhibit Opening Reception, Bears Den Gallery, MSU




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


High pressure to settle over the region. Sunny skies can be expected. High temperature in the mid 70s. Winds northwest at 8-12 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.)


September 13, 1866:  State inspectors arrive at Keystone Normal School to examine whether or not the school meets the requirements to be recognized as the official state normal school for District 3, which encompassed Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill Counties.





KU Campus Store is having a sale on KU Tote Bags! Stop in from 9/14 to 9/20 to grab one (or a few) while they're still in stock! Lots of colors to choose from, but hurry - they're totes awesome! 
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI

The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.

Executive Assistant to Dean CLAS
College of Liberal Arts and Science
Posting End Date: 9/16/2015

Clerk Typist 2
Student Support Services Program
Posting End Date: 9/28/2015

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources

Kutztown University will recognize the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. on College Hill Memorial Grove. Rain location is MSU 183. Remembrance Day is organized each year to remember the attacks on 9/11 and also KU students, veterans and those in law enforcement who have passed.

At 11 a.m., KU Brass Choir will play as community members gather on the College Hill Memorial Grove for the 9/11 ceremony. Speakers include KU President Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, Acting Provost Dr. Anne Zayaitz, Bob Watrous, Associate Vice Provost & Dean of Students; Ms. T Brown, Coordinator of Veterans' & Transfer Services , Joe Scoboria President of Student Government, Erin Meehan, President of the Presidential Ambassadors and Representative from KU Foundation & Alumni Engagement, and Jeffrey Davis, President of Military Club at KU.

The ceremony concludes with the floral presentation by the memorial Grove. The ceremony takes no more than 30 minutes - so, please join us. If you have any questions, please contact Petritsa Chatziziva, Office of Student Involvement at
                Petritsa Chatziziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

KU Toastmasters will start up again on Wednesday, 9/16 at 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. In the REC Center room 200.
Open to all KU students, staff, faculty and community members. Join us in learning how to improve your
Public speaking and leadership skills. Refreshments will be served.
                Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services


Over the next few weeks you will see improvements taking place in the Old Main Concourse areas.  The first of these improvements involves re-carpeting the Old Main Concourse.  This work will take place during the week of 9/14/15.  Please use caution when entering the building from Main Street or accessing the 1st floor corridors as sections of the Concourse will be unavailable.  Thank you.
                Carol A. Sztaba, architect, Facilities


The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is seeking parking volunteers for Heemet Fescht on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will assist guests with finding parking spaces in our lot, collecting parking donations from visitors and handing out programs. Please call Amanda at 3-1589 or email for more information.
                Amanda Richardson, Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

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.
                Dorothy Siravo, Geography

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

Parent's Day Pre-Game Event Saturday, Oct. 3

The Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies along with the SLAM Club is hosting the Second Annual Frisbee (Disc) Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 2-4 p.m. on the fields next to the football stadium, before the night football game. Everyone is welcome and we are encouraging departments, alumni, families and groups of students to enter a team of 2 - 4 members. If you can walk you can compete in Frisbee (Disc) Golf! Disc Golf is played like traditional "ball" golf, but with flying discs instead of balls and clubs. One point (stroke) is counted each time the disc is thrown. The goal is to play each hole in the fewest strokes possible. Teams will use one disc and will rotate team members who throw the disc until the hole is completed. The course will be 10 holes, and great prizes will be awarded to the winning teams. There will also be a "Closest to the Hole" award. Remember the most important rule: "The one who has the most fun wins!" The cost is only $5.00 dollars per team.  
                Dr. Lorri F. Engstrom, chair, Department of Sport Management & Leadership Studies

The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. in MSU [SUB] 312.   Professor Roman Altshuler, Philosophy Department, will speak on: 

The Retcon of the Soul
Retroactive Continuity: How our mind works like a comic book.

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."] 
                Joshua Steinberg, president; Allan Bäck, advisor




Anna Behm PSAC Field Hockey Athlete of the Week 

Last week, senior Anna Behm of the Kutztown University field hockey team led the Golden Bears to a 2-0 record after recording hat-tricks in each game, earning her this season's first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Field Hockey Athlete of the Week. It is her first career Athlete of the Week honor. Behm led all of Division II in goals (six), points (14), points per game (4.67), and is tied for the lead in assists (two) and goals per game (2.0). No other player in Division II has more than eight points or four goals. She currently ranks sixth all-time at KU with 40 career goals.  Read her story here.


Tuesday, Sept. 15 - Field Hockey vs. West Chester - 7 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats

Fall Sports Fest

Friday, Sept. 18 - Field Hockey vs. Indiana (PA) - 5 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Cross Country hosts Division II/III Challenge - 10 a.m. (North Campus Course)
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Football vs. Gannon (Golden Bear Honors) - 1:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, Sept. 19 - Women's Soccer vs. Shippensburg - 2 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats



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