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September 24, 2015


The Daily Brief

KU Marching Unit 

The Kutztown University Marching Unit (KUMU) has been selected as one of 17 bands to appear in the 2015 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. KUMU is one of two bands from Pennsylvania and the only collegiate band in the parade. Now in its 96th year, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the nation.  The 1.4-mile parade route ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The parade will be telecast by stations across the nation and locally by 6 ABC, Philadelphia.  It can also be viewed at as a live webcast.


KUMU will hold a fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, 353 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.  Menchie's will donate 20% of their profits that day to the band.  To participate click here and print the flyer to present at Menchie's.  Customers must present the flier for their purchases to benefit the band. 



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9:30 - 11 a.m.       Copy Center Closed
11 a.m.                  Institutional Climate Committee, OM 3
4 - 7 p.m.              Headshot Photos, MSU 312
8 p.m.                   MSU Movie Series, Jurassic World, MSU Alumni Auditorium




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


Beautiful weather continues! Sunny with highs at or coming just short of 80. Northeast winds 5 to 10 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 1964 Kutztown State College opens the Grim Science Buildings.  Built as two structures totaling more than 45,000 square feet, the buildings cost $1,265,000 to construct.  The east building was demolished in 2004 to make way for the expansion of Boehm Science Building.  Weekly planetarium shows brought people in from all over the region, much like they do today.





The Copy Center will be closed from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 24.

A photographer will be available today, 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

Very full "Kutztown Live," KUR's campus/community issues talk show, coming up at 2 p.m. Host Shantae Taylor has three guests. First, SGB President Joe Scoboria kicks the show off discussing KU's new tailgating policy. Then around 2:15, national smooth jazz saxophonist Paula Atherton will be on-the-air live with Shantae talking about her big show coming to Reading Friday. Then at 2:40, Shantae talks with Suzanne Robinson, of the PEZ convention coming to Renninger's Flea Market in the near future. This is one "Kutztown Live" you won't want to miss. Stream KUR live at

The Institutional Climate Committee meets today, 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


PSECU now has three ATMS on campus that our members can use at no charge.  Check out our newest location in the Academic Forum.  Our new member promotion has been extended until the end of the year.   Visit us in McFarland Student Union, room 280 for an application or more information.
                Linda L. Lorincz, PSECU eCenter at KU

Interested in reaching out to a student leader or advisor of a student organization at KU?  Trying to help a student get in touch with a group s/he may be interested in joining? 

The information is available right at your fingertips on KUnited.  Any KU student, faculty or staff member can visit, log in and click "Browse Organizations".  By clicking on the organization, you can see the Profile tab and view a description of the organization, as well as the student and advisor contact information.  Any questions?  Feel free to contact Leah Cassellia at 
                Leah Casselli, Student Involvement

This week's MSU Movie Series film is Jurassic World which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.

BAKE SALE - FRIDAY, Sept. 25,  9 a.m. - 1 p.m., BOEHM LOBBY
Stop by on Friday morning to purchase a sweet pick-me-up. Help to support the Geographical Society of Kutztown University. Geography - we give you the world.
                Dorothy Siravo, Geography

University Senate Elections concluded Wednesday at 4 p.m. There were two elections. The first was for Liberal Arts and Science faculty representation to the Committee on Committees. John Stanley has been elected to that position.  The second was an election to fill three Professional Staff seats on University Senate. Camille DeMarco has been elected to complete a term vacated by a departure from KU; two years remain for that position. Christopher Walk and David Beougher were elected to a three year term. For all three, the term is effective immediately.  Congratulations and our thanks to all candidates who came forward to serve. Lisa Norris, Secretary, University Senate





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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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