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September 15, 2015


The Daily Brief

Fall Sports Fest 2015 

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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11 a.m.                 Remembrance Day, Memorial Grove
4 p.m.                   Mathematics Colloquium, Boehm 261




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


Day two of what looks to be a six-day stretch of beauty. Sunshine and warmer than the past few days. Highs around 81. Soft west breezes.





(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.)


Happy 149th Birthday Kutztown University!  On Sept. 15, 1866, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania declared the Keystone State Normal School the official normal school of the third district encompassing Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill Counties.





Kutztown University will host the Sesquicentennial 5K Cross Country Run and 150-yard Cub Dash on October 2 at 6 p.m. in honor of its 150th year anniversary.  The races will begin and end on the North Campus athletic practice fields adjacent to Luckenbill Road.   Official race timing will be conducted by Pretzel City Sports. 

Registration for the 5K is $25 for non-students and $15 for KU students.  The entry fee includes a t-shirt (guaranteed for all entries post-marked by September 18), rally towel and special giveaways.  Entry fees increase to $30 and $20 after September 18 and on race day.

The 150-yard Cub Dash is free and open to all kids 10 and under.  Registration is required.  T-shirts are not included for Cub Dash participants.   For the 5K run, prizes will be awarded in seven age groups, and to the oldest and youngest finisher.   Post-race snacks and refreshments will be provided, and a DJ and Avalanche the Golden Bear, winner of the inaugural State System Mascot Madness competition, will provide entertainment at the start/finish area. The 5K run will be a cross country race held almost entirely on grass trails.  The course is the same figure-eight loop used for the Berks County High School Championships.  The route features a mixture of flat sections, rolling hills, beautiful scenery, and a flat start/finish area.  Proceeds benefit the KU Sesquicentennial Student Scholarship Fund. The races are a part of the university's Family Day Weekend festivities, and will be held rain or shine.   To register on-line, visit and click on "events" or visit and click on "registrations."

You can create a random quiz to help promote academic integrity in your course. A randomized quiz will pull a set number of questions from a question bank stored in the Question Library. To get started, you should establish a substantial question bank in the Question Library that contains many quiz questions. Next, set up a randomized quiz to pull questions from your question bank. A large question bank ensures every student will receive a quiz slightly different than his/her peers. This active approach will prevent students from testing in groups. The Question Library Guide and the Random Question Quiz Guide will help you to implement a random quiz in your course.

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education

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

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

The creator of the hashtag "#WhyIStayed" which led to a global movement against domestic violence. A domestic violence awareness activist and a victim of abuse herself, Beverly Gooden, speaks about domestic violence sensitivity, social justice and the power of storytelling. She has been profiled on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Time, and The Washington Post. Come out to see Beverly Gooden Wednesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. in MSU 183. Sponsored by ACE, FMLA, Women's Center.
                Petritsa Chatziziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

The Anthropology Club and the Department of Anthropology/Sociology are coordinating a visit to Philly Zoo on Saturday, Sept. 19, leaving KU at 9 a.m. and returning about 3 p.m. There are still a few seats left in the vans. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr. David Webb (, 683-4245), for details and to reserve a seat. The cost is $20 ($5 in advance, to reserve a seat). Seating is very limited, so please contact Dr. Webb as early as possible.
                David Webb, Anthropology

Please share with students.  On Friday evenings students can meet other students living recovery lifestyles through activities at the Student Recreation Center from 5 -7:30 p.m. in room 200.  Students are encouraged to stop by and socialize.  This week's activity on September 18 will be "Cards for Cancer Warriors."  For more information please contact Frances C. Cortez Funk, director of Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services at
                Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services

Rape Aggression Defense Classes provided by Public Safety & Police Services are free to female students, faculty and staff.
First session: Sept 21, 22, and 24
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Old Main 141- Sept 21, Georgian room - Sept 22 and 24
Sign up now: email Candi at or call: 610.683.4861
* You must attend all three nights to complete the RAD program
                S. Candi Calhoun, Public Safety & Police Services


Dr. Cheryl Hochberg will present as the fall 2015 Chambliss Faculty Lecturer at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6 in Academic Forum room 201. She will be sharing her recent artwork, projects and collaborations in a lecture titled, "How Strange! Recent Creative Projects and Collaborative Endeavors." Working in both studio and travel settings, Hochberg uses animal subjects as a platform to explore the often unsettling and unknowable nature of the physical world. 




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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