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September 15, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Happy 150 Birthday Kutztown University

On Sept. 15, 1866, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recognized the Keystone State Normal School as the official normal school for Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill Counties. 

Happy Birthday Kutztown University!

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.

PSECU Founders' Day Birthday Party, Alumni Plaza

11 a.m.

Lambda Faculty Caucus Meeting, MSU 223

11 a.m.

National Constitution Day, MSU Lobby

4:45 p.m.

Motivational Monday, Rec Center 200

7:30 p.m.

Kelli O'Hara, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Beautiful, cool, autumn-like weather returns on the flip side of last night's cool front. Highs will only be in the low to mid 70s and with a soft north wind, it'll feel like late September or early October. Nice!
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(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.)

PSECU FOUNDERS' WEEK EVENT SCHEDULE

PSECU FOUNDERS' DAY 150TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016; 11 a.m.

Alumni Plaza

KU turns 150-years old on this day! Held near the historic center of campus, join the campus community for a short program including key speakers, the placement of the 150 time capsule, the singing of "Happy Birthday" and the alma mater, cake and refreshments.

 


 

KU PRESENTS! KELLI O'HARA
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016; 7:30 p.m.
Schaeffer Auditorium

Kelli O'Hara, 2015 TONY Award winner for her portrayal of Anna in the critically acclaimed revival of the King & I, and six-time TONY award nominee for her starring roles in South Pacific, The Bridges of Madison County, The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, and Nice Work If You Can Get It, has equivocally established herself as one of Broadway's great leading ladies.  Among her other many credits, O'Hara's voice can be heard on numerous GRAMMY-award winning cast albums, appeared as Mrs. Darling in NBC's live telecast of "Peter Pan," has sold out Carnegie Hall, and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming.  Tickets are available online at www.kupresents.org, at the MSU Information Desk with cash, check or BearBucks or by phone with credit card at 610-683-4092.

 

 


  

SEE RARE FOOTAGE OF THE KUTZTOWN STATE COLLEGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN 1966
https://youtu.be/wQwCeUqsDq4
While researching the history of KU for the Sesquicentennial Celebration last year, members of the University Relations staff were presented with a sealed film from the Rohrbach Library archives.  We had the film digitized and are presenting it for the first time to coincide with PSECU Founders' Week.  Keep in mind that this was filmed a half century ago.  While the quality is not great in spots, it is a great trip into our "unrivaled past."

  


  

1866 UNITED STATES FLAG
In honor of PSECU Founders' Week, flying in front of Schaeffer Auditorium is a replica of the United States flag used in 1866.  This flag represents the first 36 states including Nevada which entered the Union 1864; however, its star was not added until 1865.  Nebraska would enter in 1867. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MARCHING UNIT MEMBERS DISMISSAL FROM CLASS
The KU Marching Unit will be performing at 11 a.m. for the university's Sesquicentennial Celebration.  Please allow students to leave class at 10:40 a.m. so they may be on time for the performance.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.  Please contact me if you need to confirm a student's membership in the band. 
                Daniel Neuenschwander, Department of Music

  


  

WALKING IN THE SHOES OF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Frederick Douglass Institute cordially invites you to participate in our semiannual Walking in the Shoes Of... (WITSO) program on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.  We invite administrators, faculty and staff to engage in conversation with a foster teen from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Our guests will arrive at your office at 11 a.m. to converse with you about the benefits of higher education and the advantages of attending Kutztown University. We invite you to join us immediately afterwards as our guest during the WITSO luncheon. If interested, please email the Frederick Douglass Institute at FDouglass@kutztown.edu.  Your participation is key to our success!
                Maria Sanelli, Ed.D., director, Frederick Douglass Institute ​

  


  

FINAL EXAM FORUM
Please plan to attend on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11 a.m., in Boehm 145 and help us craft the most effective final exam policy.  Your input is valued.  Copies of the current and proposed policies are available on the University Senate website at: http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate.htm
Thank you and hope to see you there.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

  


  

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAYS STARTS TODAY
Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services and the Student Recreation Center (SRC) are teaming together for Motivational Mondays for our entire campus community (staff and faculty no membership required).  Condition to be your personal best in a group setting with a SRC personal trainer.  Starting today, 9/19 for 8 sessions (9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14) starting at 4:45 p.m. in Student Rec Center Room 200.  If you have any questions please email Frances Cortez Funk at cortez@kutztown.edu
                Frances C. Cortez Funk, BA, Director of Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services

 


  

LAMBDA FACULTY CAUCUS MEETING TODAY
Lambda Faculty Caucus Meeting today, Thursday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. - noon in MSU 223. If you are a current faculty member and identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer, please consider joining your colleagues today in the Student Union. Coffee, cheese and fruit will be served. 
                Maria Sanelli, Ed.D., History Department 

 


 

KUR PODCASTS
If you missed KUR's first "Kutztown Live" of the semester on Tuesday, you can always listen back to past editions by clicking on the "Podcasts" link of our website at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUR This past Tuesday, new student host Juliana Jablonski spoke with President of the Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club Jarret Brown about their coming "Antique Radio Meet" this Friday and Saturday, and with Lori Donofrio-Galley of the "Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce." A direct link to the interviews is right here: https://youtu.be/NEmS3BVpyR0 "Kutztown Live" is KUR's campus and community issues talk radio program. It airs this semester every Tuesday from 3:05 to 4 p.m. live with repeats always being available on our "podcasts" if you miss the live show.




 

CONGRATULATIONS KYLE MILLS
I am pleased to make the campus aware of the following achievement by Kyle Mills, Director of Facilities Maintenance:  APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities, is proud to announce that Kyle Mills at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential. The CEFP is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field.
                Terry D. Brown, CEFP, CCM, LEED AP, asst. vice president, Facilities Maintenance & Construction

 


 

UNESCO WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY
The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that this year Professor Peter Singer will deliver the UNESCO World Philosophy Day Lecture on "Living for One World" in our Annual Lecture Series celebrating the role of philosophy in promoting global cultural understanding.  Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.   He is one of the most influential intellectuals of our time. He will speak on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  He will answer questions from 7:50 - 8:15 p.m. followed by a book signing from 8:15 - 9 p.m.  For more information regarding Peter Singer's visit, please email Laurel Delaney at ldelaney@kutztown.edu or phone the Philosophy Department at 610- 683-4230.    The Department of Philosophy is grateful to the Association of Campus Events (ACE), the President's Strategic Initiatives Program, and the Dean of CLAS for their support for this lecture. 

 


 

NATIONAL CONSTITUTION DAY
Take a fascinating look at our nation's history through the lens of KU students today, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. in the MSU Lobby. Come and enjoy happy hour with interactive presentations and snacks. The event is sponsored by Honors Program, Military Club at KU, & Office of Student Involvement.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE Advisor  

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, Sept. 17
10 a.m.                 Cross Country hosts Division II/III Challenge - North Campus
1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. Edinboro - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

 

 


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