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September 18, 2015


The Daily Brief

DeLight Breidegam 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for DeLight E. Breidegam, Chairman Emeritus and Founder of East Penn Manufacturing, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Kutztown University O'Pake Field House. Doors will open at 10 a.m.   A long-time supporter of the university, Mr. Breidegam holds an honorary degree from KU and received the World Entrepreneur Award from the university. He also served on the KU Foundation Board.



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ALL DAY             Pre-Registration for Sesquicentennial 5K Ends Today, Register Here
1:30 p.m.            Tri-County Halls Rededication, Tri-County Courtyard in front of Schuylkill Hall
5 p.m.                 Fall Sports Fest, Field Hockey vs. Indiana, Andre Reed Stadium
5 -7 p.m.             Recovery "Students Meeting Students," 200 REC



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


High pressure will provide for a sunny day. The day will essentially be a carbon copy of every day this week. High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds south at 5 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 18, 2008:  KU dedicates F. Eugene Dixon Hall, the largest residence hall in the history of the State System of Higher Education.  Built to house 845 students, the project cost $63 million.  The 261,000 square-foot building contains a 3,000 square-foot convenience store and ice cream parlor.  It is named for F. Eugene Dixon, one of the founding members of the State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.



Kutztown University will re-dedicate three recently renovated residence halls today, Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in front of Schuylkill Hall.  The halls include Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill, each one housing approximately 200 students. Known as the Tri-County Halls, all three opened in 1964 as a women's dormitory complex.  They were named for the three counties which KU first represented as a state normal school. Today these halls are known for their unique living learning communities. Berks Hall houses students studying education and business, Lehigh Hall for art and exploratory studies and Schuylkill Hall for physical sciences, biology, and freshman in the honors program.

Lehigh Hall renovations were completed in 2013 at a cost of $7,048,648.  Schuylkill Hall reopened in 2014 after a $7,288,679 renovation and Berks Hall went under reconstruction this past year costing $9,371,883.  The cornerstones for all three buildings were laid May 25, 1963.    The buildings were designed by Henry D. Dagit, one of Philadelphia's most successful architects of churches and institutions with assistance by George M. Ewing Co., also of Philadelphia.  Construction was completed by The Potteiger Co., Inc., West Reading. The original cost to construct the complex was $2.6 million, approximately $20 million in today's dollars.  

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 

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

Members please join us for our next Union meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 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 

Flu Vaccines for employees will be offered on Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Human Resources, Kemp Building.  This is a walk-in clinic; appointment times will not be scheduled.  Vaccines are being administered by a Rite Aid pharmacist.  Please review information regarding this clinic and other flu vaccine options by benefit group available on the H.R. Website.  If you would like to participate in the walk-in clinic in H.R., please register on H.R.'s Website so that we have a count for the pharmacist. 
                Jean Adam, Benefits Manager 

The Institutional Climate Committee meets Thursday Sept. 24, 2015 at 
11 a.m. in the Women's Center Oasis (OM 3). Items on the agenda include: revisiting the Ombudsperson position, and planning of university-wide Diversity Dialogues/Trust Talks.  All are invited to attend.
                Jo Cohen, chair, ICC 


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


Evacuation drills for academic and administrative  buildings that were cancelled on Thursday, Sept. 10 will be scheduled the week of Sept. 20.   This will only affect the following buildings: defrancesco,  Facilities, Kemp, Keystone, South Dining.   Information on building evacuation procedures can be found by visiting the following link and scrolling to Page 3 -  Thank you for your cooperation. 
                Jeff LaGamba CET,  assistant director, Environmental, Health and Safety

Sept. 18, 1947 - We salute the dedicated Airmen who provide air power for America. The United States Air Force continues the traditions of integrity, service, excellence, innovation, courage, compassion, honor, and sacrifice. America depends on the Airmen who provide Global Vigilance, Global Reach and Global Power.  The remarkable total force of active duty, guard, reserve and civilian airmen have never failed to answer the Nation's call. Thank you and your families for your service as you celebrate this special day!
                Office of Veterans Services

The Anthropology Club and the Department of Anthropology/Sociology are coordinating a visit to Philly Zoo tomorrow, 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

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."

KU Campus Store is having a sale on KU Tote Bags! Stop in from Sept. 14 - 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



Last weekend KU got its first win ever on the gridiron in Indiana, Pa., as KU beat IUP 34-33. It was the greatest comeback in the history of Golden Bear football.  Watch a highlight video of the game put together by Electronic Media

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  



Saturday, September 19
11 a.m.                 Women's Rugby vs. Lasalle
2 p.m.                   Men's Rugby vs. Delaware
All games take place on the North Campus rugby pitch off of Luckenbill Ave.



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