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September 19, 2016


The Daily Brief

Sonya Smith SBDC 2016 Rising Star Finalist Lehigh Valley CFO Awards Breakfast

Members of Kutztown University and the Small Business Development Center attended the Lehigh Valley CFO Awards Breakfast where Ms. Sonya Smith, assistant director of the SBDC was recognized as a Rising Star Finalist.  Pictured from left to right are: seated, Dr. Ernie Post, director of the SBDC, Ms. Sonya Smith, formally assistant director of the SBDC and now assistant director of Grants & Sponsored Projects, Mr. Jeff Werner, director of Grants and Sponsored Projects. Standing: Senior accounting majors: Dominic Ganchoso, Stephen Hillborn, accounting Professor Dave Wagaman, Dean Martha Geaney, and accounting Professor Dr. Nancy Stempin.




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4:45 p.m.

Motivational Monday, Student Rec Center 200

5 p.m.

AFSCME Meeting, MSU 250

6 p.m.

Rape Aggression Defense Class, Old Main 138

7:30 p.m.

Romantic Duos, Georgian Room, Old Main




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

Upper level trough to swing through during the day. Tropical Depression Julia to our south will advect plenty of moisture into the region. Periods of heavy rain are expected during the day. There could be some thunder by afternoon. High near 80. Calm winds. Rainfall between .5-.75".



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
                Frances C. Cortez Funk, BA, Director of Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services



AFSCME 2234 members, today, Sept. 19, 2016 our monthly Union meeting will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250.  Refreshment will be provided. 
Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, Secretary Local 2234



Please join us for a concert featuring some of the most beloved gems of the romantic literature for violin and piano.  Since their first collaboration in 2002, pianist Maria Asteriadou and violinist Kurt Nikkanen, have embraced this most expressive and passionate repertoire, and will share three of their favorites:  the sultry Dvorak Romantic Pieces, op.75; the expansive Sonata in C Minor by Grieg; and the majestic Sonata of Richard Strauss.  The concert will take place on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main, and is free and open to the public.


Rape aggression defense classes provided by Public Safety and Police Services are free to female students, faculty and staff.  Sessions will be held Sept. 19, 20 and 22 at 6 p.m. You must attend all three sessions to complete the program.  Class Locations: Sept. 19, Old Main 138; Sept. 20 & 22, Georgian Room, Old Main.
To sign up email CALHOUN@KUTZTOWN.EDU or call 610-683-4861.


The Department of Music will present a Fall Faculty Welcome Recital on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music faculty will collaborate to perform a variety of pieces as a way to welcome the community to the new academic year. Join us!


Geographical Society Bake Sale - Tuesday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. outside MSU, at the stairs to the library. Start your week with something sweet and stop by for a treat.  Rain or shine, we'll be there!


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:
Thank you and hope to see you there.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate



Please welcome Joseph Elia, MR2 - HVAC / Electrical, to KU as he begins his career here this week.


The KU Health and Wellness Center will host Kevin Hines, award winning mental health speaker, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Boehm Science Center, room 145.  Hines will sign copies of his book immediately after his presentation.  A reception for Hines will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Boehm lobby.  Hines will offer a presentation at 11 a.m. in the Academic Forum, room 101, followed by a book signing in the same location.  Hines, author of "Cracked, Not Broken," is a mental health advocate, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 19 years of age, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Hines now travels across the world to tell his story.  Hines' will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse, global audiences within colleges and universities, high schools, corporations, clergy, military, clinicians, health and medical communities, law enforcement organizations, and various industries. His book will be available for purchase at the event for a discounted price of $25.


In an effort to bring political awareness to the campus, Kutztown University's Communication Studies department is hosting a Watch Party for the 2016 Presidential Debate on Monday, Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. in the Boehm Science Building, Room 145.  The event is a part of a collaboration with, and sponsored by, the university's Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Office of Student Involvement, CAPS@KU, a culture arts and performance studies group, and the organization KU Votes.  The Watch Party serves as an opportunity for the community to watch and live tweet the debates together. There will also be a portion of the program in which students and attendees can register to vote.  The doors for this event will open at 8 p.m.
For any additional questions or information please contact Deryl Johnson:


Kutztown University faculty, staff and students are welcome to join the KU Alumni Relations Office as we celebrate our first KU Alumni Weekend at Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA.  Choose what day suits your family, either Oct. 15 or 16, and register online to receive the discounts offered to KU alumni, faculty, staff and students.  Hawk Mountain is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on this weekend, trails open at 9 a.m.  The discounted rates are $4 for adults, children $2 or if you chose the family rate, it is $10, which includes 2 adults and 2 children.  Registration is required as your email confirmation is your admission ticket for the day you chose.  The weekend will be in full swing!  Check out all the events happening at Hawk Mountain.  For more information, please call 610.683.4110 or email


Effective immediately, dependent tuition waivers are available for electronic submission.  The links can be found on the Human Resources website at
                Human Resources



Do you know a student that could fill one of these University Governance Positions?  We are in need of representatives as follows:

·         Graduate Student Reps: Center for the Enhancement of Teaching, Commission on the Status of Minorities, Graduate Exceptions Committee, University Curriculum Committee

·         Non-Traditional Student Reps: Calendar Committee, Commission on the Status of Women

·         Student Reps: General Education Committee, Space Allocation and Renovation Committee, Strategic Planning and Resources Committee, Undergraduate Exceptions Committee

·         Non-Minority Student Rep: Commission on the Status of Minorities

·         African American Student Organization Rep: Commission on the Status of Minorities

·         Commuter Student Rep: University Safety Council

Please forward any interested students to Leah Cassellia at  Thank you!


The University Promotion Committee will be hosting 3 informational sessions on the following dates to discuss promotion related issues and address questions that faculty may have. If you are applying for promotion this year or in future, you may find the sessions helpful. Also, the Department Chairs and chairs of DPC may be benefited from these sessions as well. The dates are:

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m., MSU 312
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m., RL 22
Monday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m., RL 100C

The members of UTC may be there to address tenure related issues.


The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 11a.m. in MSU [SUB] 323.   Allan Bäck, Philosophy Department, will speak on:  Gandhi as Martial Artist
All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Levi Walbert, president; Allan Bäck, advisor



Student organization registration renewal deadline is Friday, Sept 23, 2016.  Several student organizations have outstanding requirements at this time.  Please encourage student leaders to be sure requirements are met.  A list of organizations that need further attention, as well as details about how to meet requirements can be found here: Questions can be addressed to Student Involvement at 610-683-1383.  Thank you!


The Military Club at KU and Epsilon Sigma Alpha are teaming up to donate items to the Valor Clinic Foundation for homeless veterans.  Boxes for collection will be set up in each academic building.  Collection dates are Sept 19-Nov 10! Items needed include: razors, shaving cream, deodorant, hand warmers, foot warmers, All in 1 body wash, toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, tuna pouches, V8 juice cans, Dinty Moore beef stew, granola bars, gallon size zip lock bags, laundry soap, boots, sleeping bags, tents, hoodies, sneakers, flash lights, batteries, new socks, new underwear, individual packs of peanuts/raisins/nuts etc.  For more information or questions, please contact the Military Club at  Your help and donations are appreciated!
                Office of Veterans Services




Tuesday, Sept. 20
7 p.m.                Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video Link Coming Tuesday)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
2 p.m.                Women's Tennis vs. Univ. of the Sciences - Keystone Courts

Monday, Sept. 26
4 p.m.                Women's Soccer vs. Holy Family - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

On Saturday, Sept. 10, Avalanche received his official Mascot Madness crown from Chancellor Brogan of the State System of Higher Education.  View video of the ceremony here.  



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