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September 1, 2016


The Daily Brief

KU professor Phill Reed awarded National Science Foundation grant.

L to R:  Luke Maritch, Bethlehem, Pa.; Bethany Tirrell, Pawtucket, R.I.; Dr. Phill Reed, associate professor of physics & astronomy, Kutztown University; Rachel Hammersley, Birdsboro, Pa.; Tiffany Visgaitis, Breinigsville, Pa.

Dr. Phill Reed, associate professor of physics & astronomy, has been awarded a $250,000 collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation.  The award is in conjunction with Dr. Thomas Oberst, associate professor of physics at Westminster College, Pa., and other members of the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT) exoplanet discovery project.  Kutztown University's share of the grant, $113,450, will fund Reed and six KU students for three years between 2017 and 2020.  The students will work with Reed at KU's on-campus observatory during the fall and spring semesters and will then become visiting researchers at universities in Italy, Australia and elsewhere as they conduct paid internships with some of the world's leading experts in exoplanetary science - the study of planetary systems other than our own solar system.  The students will learn cutting-edge research techniques and help discover and characterize new exoplanets.

Read the story here.



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9 - 11:30 a.m.

Walk-in Hours, Career Development Center

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Community Link, Schaeffer rear lawn

1 - 4 p.m.

Walk-in Hours, Career Development Center




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

Cold front exits stage right ushering in much cooler, less humid air for a few days. Morning clouds and showers should give way to some sun by afternoon. Highs in the low 80s. Light northerly winds. Precipitation totals at about a tenth of an inch.




(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 1984, Kutztown University student Andrew Lewis founds a men's rugby club. The team brings in volunteer coach Doc Jones in 1986 and would go on to its first undefeated season in 1987.



National College Colors Day is tomorrow, September 2. We're celebrating by offering 30 percent off all KU apparel and gift items!
Shop in-store or online to save!



Friday, September 2
1 - 3 p.m., 160 Boehm
For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. In short, the farmer offers a certain number of shares to the public. A share consists of a box of vegetables. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a membership) and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week at a convenient pickup location throughout the farming season. Red Earth Farm is one of the ONLY CSAs that allows members to custom order items each week. We grow a wide variety of vegetables in Kempton, Pa., while partnering with local farms to offer additional items (i.e. yogurt, cheese, fruit), too. We'd love for you to call 484-955-3817 or visit WWW.REDEARTHFARM.ORG  to learn more about our farm and find a CSA pick up spot closest to you.




The Health and Wellness Center will be closed September 5 in observance of Labor Day.

The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following hours for the upcoming holiday weekend:

Friday, Sept. 2 - regular hours 6 a.m.-9 p.m. *regular pool hours
Saturday, Sept. 3 - regular hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. *pool closed
Sunday, Sept. 4 - 1-6 p.m. * no pool hours
Monday, Sept. 5 - 1-11 p.m. *pool open 6-7 p.m. & 9-10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 - regular hours 6 a.m.-11 p.m. *regular pool hours
Group exercise classes will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6.


September 8, 4 p.m., 102 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, September 8, at 4 p.m. in 102 AF. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
Note: All University Senate meetings for 2016 will be held in 102 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate



Save the Date. The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is sponsoring a presentation on Predatory journals and publishers in the era of open access resources on September 29, from 11 a.m. - noon in 145 Boehm. Dr. Robert Hironimus-Wendt, Professor of Sociology, Western Illinois University, will be presenting "Journals, Open Access and Predators: Mentoring Junior Colleagues through the Publication Process." An additional session on the topic of predatory journals, publishers and open access will be held on September 30, from 11 a.m. - noon in 210 DeFrancesco.  For more information, please contact Ruth Perkins at or E. Gil Clary at
                E. Gil Clary, asst. provost for Faculty & Academic Administration



The beginning of a new academic year is a good time to remind everyone about proper use of official Kutztown University trademarks.  The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. These marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the University Relations Office.  In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through Learfield Licensing. The current list of approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at: Questions regarding licensing can be directed to Matt Santos, Director of University Relations, at or by calling x34114.



Saturday, Sept. 3
Noon     Field Hockey vs. Saint Anselm - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. Charleston - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Monday, Sept. 5
Noon     Field Hockey vs. Assumption - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)


Be sure to follow Kutztown University football as the 2016 campaign gets underway on the road this Saturday at Assumption. Tune into KUR, the radio voice of Kutztown University, for all of the play-by-play action beginning at 12:45 p.m. Matt Santos and Josh Leiboff will have the call from Worcester, Mass., as head coach Jim Clements and the Golden Bears try to upend the nationally ranked Greyhounds. Listen live at


Registration is now open for the Kutztown University men's basketball team's seventh annual scholarship golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa. Shotgun start is set for 1 p.m.  Click here for complete information.  


The Kutztown University women's basketball team is selling discount cards for $10 that will enable you to save money each time you support a business in Kutztown.  For more information and to order, contact head coach Janet Malouf at or 610-683-4337. Cards will also be sold in the athletics office in Keystone Hall.  Discount cards are valid from August 2016 through June 2017.  See details here.



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