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September 21, 2015


The Daily Brief

Spirit Day Rohrbach Library 

Congratulations to the staff of the Rohrbach Library for being awarded the Spirit Bear Trophy on Friday for their display of KU pride.   




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6 p.m.                   Rape Aggression Defense, Old Main 141
7 p.m.                   AFSCME Meeting, Janelle's Catering, Topton




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


High pressure to our northwest will keep skies clear. Winds will be northerly but not as gusty as Sunday. High temperature near 70. Winds northeast at 8 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 1905 Keystone State Normal School hires its first faculty coach.  Coincidentally this is the final season of football at the school until 1923.  Despite a 6-3 record, the school abandons the sport after several serious injuries make administrators question the game's safety. 




The Department of Music will present a Faculty Fall Welcome Concert on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music faculty will perform a variety of pieces by Bach, Brahms, Clarke, Corea, Herbert, Horovitz, Kroll, Puccini, and others.  Join us for some wonderful performances to start off our fall semester.  Admission is free.
                Department of Music

There is still time to see Neighborhood Stroll by Dorothy Siravo, Geography Department secretary at the Bears Den Gallery in the McFarland Student Union. The images in this collection were all taken within a one-mile radius of her home.  The exhibit will be at the gallery until Friday, Sept. 25.  MSU hours are M-F, 7 am - 12 am; Sat 9 am - 10 pm, Sun 11 am - 12 am.  Stop in to experience the stroll.
                Dorothy Siravo, Geography

A photographer will be available Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4 - 7 p.m. in MSU 312 for any faculty or staff member who would like a headshot photo taken.  The background is maroon and gold.  Please avoid wearing reds or anything with small patterns.  If you have questions please email me at  Thank you.
                Dave Johnson, University Relations

Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 11 to noon in the Old Main Georgian Room. There will be several dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too!
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services

Kutztown Catering will be launching our new Catertrax website on Monday, September 28 at 10 a.m.!
To make the transition as easy as possible: Take our virtual tour!
                Paige Jensen, Aramark

Animals, historic demonstrations, kid's crafts, antiques, produce, crafts, and more! These are just a few of the wonderful things that Heemet Fescht has to offer on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. Admission to Heemet Fescht is free - but parking donations are welcomed and appreciated. If you would like to be involved in any way, or would like to know more about the event, please call 610-683-1589 or email More information is available at and

On Sept. 23, as part of the Academic Sesquicentennial Series, art therapist Jody Matthews will be working with students on KU's campus. Sponsored by the Department of Art Education & Crafts and the KU Sesquicentennial Committee, Place, People, Purpose, and Practice: Service Learning through Art will be held in Sharadin Arts Building from 6 - 9 p.m. Matthews specializes in working with children, teens, and adults who struggle with issues such as depression, behavior problems, physical and sexual abuse. Using drawing, design, and three-dimensional construction, Matthews helps her clients use art to express their feelings and deal with the issues that they are facing.


Tune in to Kutztown University Radio for a new weekly feature: "Weather & Climate Chat" with KU Meteorology Professor Dr. Michael Davis & weather enthusiast and manager/advisor of Kutztown University Radio Mike Regensburger. Each week for about 15 minutes, Monsoon Mike and Dr. Davis sit down for an unscripted period to talk about the weather, what has passed, what is coming, and then a bit about climate or a climate topic or issue of the week. You will be able to hear this weekly feature on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. and repeating Saturdays at 7:45 p.m. on Kutztown University Radio. After the Saturday airing, the show will be available for later listening on the KUR YouTube site by going to and clicking on "Podcasts." Look for the most recent "Weather & Climate Chat" entry. The first entry which aired this past weekend is already up on the page! Go check it out!
                Michael Regensburger, KUR

If you wish to change the notifications that you receive from KUnited, you may choose to set up a filter for your OrgSync notifications within Outlook and direct all messages from into a specified folder.  Then you will have the email notifications to refer to when you wish.  On the desktop version of Outlook, you would first click File, then Info, then Manage Rules and Alerts.  Select New Rule and follow the prompts.    You may also choose to change your settings within KUnited.  Please note that by changing the settings you may not get notified of important information in your email inbox, and the only place to find the notifications would be in your notifications inbox within KUnited.  To change your settings click here:
                Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

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

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

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

Civic engagement for you and your students has never been easier and you can find out why on Sept. 22, 2015.  As part of the Department of State's ongoing efforts to promote online voter registration and to increase civic participation, the Department of State is partnering with the State System, Department of Education, Election Stakeholders and to celebrate National Voter Registration Day (September 22). The Department of State is organizing a Twitter Town Hall with Marian Schneider, Deputy Secretary for Elections and Administration. We believe this is a great opportunity to engage younger voters and many others who are just beginning to become civically active about Online Voter Registration (OVR). We would like you to help us drive the conversation by participating. If you have any questions please reach out to Adriana Arvizo, Director of Communications and Press at the Department of State at The Twitter Town Hall will be at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 22. To join, follow the Department of State on Twitter at and use the hashtags #RegisteronlinePA and #CelebrateNVRD.

In May 2015, the Master and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration programs earned the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation placing them among the top 5% of business schools internationally. In September 2015, we expect the Leisure and Sport Studies program will earn the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Please join us in celebrating this well-deserved recognition of our faculty Sept. 22, 2015 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the South Dining Hall Room 1. Register on the College of Business website or at




Friday, Sept. 25                Ice Hockey vs. Layfette, Body Zone, Wyomissing
Saturday, Sept. 26           Women's Rugby vs. St. Joseph's University, Farm Field


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