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September 17, 2015


The Daily Brief

 Charles Joseph Donovan

Charles Joseph Donovan of West Grove, Pa., is working for the state Board of Probation and Parole as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.  Donovan is a senior political science major and public administration minor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He is one of 14 students participating in The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS) program, which provides students the opportunity to work in all areas of state government while earning a full semester's worth of credits. THIS invites students from each of the State System universities to participate.



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10 a.m. - 4 p.m                 Rohrbach Library Open House
11 a.m.                                 Philosophy Club Meeting, MSU 312




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


Day four of this amazing stretch! Mostly sunny with highs in the mid-80s. Soft southwest 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.)


September 17, 1865:  The cornerstone to the Keystone Normal School building is laid by Berks County School Superintendent John S. Ermentrout.  Inside the stone is placed a Bible, a copy of the Apostles' Creed and "other significant items."  Ermentrout would go on to serve as the school's first principal from 1866-1871.





Susan Wilson of the Reading Eagle is looking for an expert to discuss holiday traditions and seniors.  Her questions include
1. How important are holiday traditions, especially to older people?
2. How do they come about? And why?
3. How have they changed in the past 30 years or so?
4. Do you see more people making and keeping them or less?
5. What are some suggestions about starting and/or maintaining holiday traditions, esp. with older people?
6. Is it important to future generations?

If you are willing and able to assist please email me at  Thank you.
                Dave Johnson, University Relations

Do you have students who are struggling academically? We can help. Tutoring Services offers free peer tutoring, academic coaches, and business and math labs for students in need. We will work with students individually to tailor the assistance to their particular needs. Tutoring Services is located in Rohrbach Library 30, on the lower level, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                Tom Stewart, Academic Enrichment

The KU Philosophy Club will meet today, 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

Thursdays are KUR's campus/community public access information day on KUR and today is no different. At 11:30 a.m., tune in to hear another inspiring Berks County story with host Jo Painter on "What's the Story." At 12, it's "The Cyberden" with Mike McVicar, exposing the unexposed. At 1, KUR's GLBTQ radio magazine "This Way Out." At 1:30, KUR's women's issues magazine "Fifty One Percent." And at 2, the education block wraps up with a fantastic edition of "Kutztown Live," with Shantae Taylor. Today, Shantae interviews Jaleel Warren of the Kutztown Chapter of the NAACP who, along with other organizations, will be going to the Million Man March in Washington D.C. next month and also Director of Student Involvement Services Leah Cassellia and Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach Jerry Schearer to talk about KU's food pantry. In between the two interviews, Shantae welcomes your calls and comments with guest host Nick Lawrence. This is one busy Thursday of educational programming you won't want to miss.
                Michael Regensburger, KUR

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Rohrbach Library will be hosting its annual open house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., giving students the opportunity to explore the library and its resources. There will be a pirate themed photo booth equipped with props for some fun snapshots. Students have until Monday, Sept. 21, to participate in the prize drawing by accurately completing the ten question orientation form. This year there are over $700 in prizes, and the grand prize winner will receive a GoPro Camera. For more information, visit
                Dan Stafford, outreach/reference librarian, Rohrbach Library

Dr. Richard Courtney, chair of the Department of Geography, was recognized by Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honor Society, for his twenty years of service as faculty advisor to the Gamma Psi Chapter of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  Congratulations, Dr. Courtney!
                Dorothy Siravo, secretary, Geography

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




 Kellen Williams PSAC Athlete of the Week

Junior wideout Kellen Williams hauled in 10 catches for a career-high 219 receiving yards in the Kutztown University football team's come-from-behind, 34-33 victory at Indiana University (PA) on Saturday, earning him this week's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Week on Sunday. Williams found the end zone twice in the Golden Bears victory, as his 200-yard effort marked the first KU since Elfren Quiles set a school-record with 308 yards in 2007. It marked his third career double-digit catch game and fourth 100-yard receiving effort of his career.  (Read the story here)


Hey Golden Bear Fans! Join us this Saturday, Sept. 19 as the Kutztown Golden Bears face off against the Gannon Golden Knights. Faculty and staff can enter the games free with their valid KU ID.  Kickoff is at 1:05 p.m. in Andre Reed Stadium. #GoBearsGo


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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