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September 26, 2016


The Daily Brief

Early FAFSA 



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1 p.m.

Soft Skills, CDC, 116 Stratton
2 p.m. The Washington Center Info Session, 116 MSU
4 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Holy Family - Keystone Field
4:45 p.m. Group Personal Trainer, 200 REC
9 p.m. Presidential Debate Watch Party, 145 BH




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

High pressure to move offshore during the day. Cold front approaches the region from the west. Although conditions will be dry for the day, the clouds will be on the increase during the day. Winds could be gusting tomorrow as the pressure gradient tightens. High temperature in the low 70s. Winds south at 5-10 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.




You can join anytime - Seven more sessions
Health Promotion and Alcohol and 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, 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, director, Health Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services   


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 145 Boehm Science Building.  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:
                Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs   


Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors (45+ credits) by end of Spring 2016;
Only for Minority students;
Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA by end of Spring 2016 semester;
Must demonstrate community service and involvement in KU campus activities, including leadership positions;
Must demonstrate financial need based on the 2016-17 FAFSA.
Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is October 12.
                Linda Bowen, scholarship coordinator, Financial Aid Services   


PACC is hosting a Writing and Assessment Retreat for faculty and community partners to assist our institution to further deepen its commitment to high impact community engagement, and develop scholarship and assessment skills. This will be on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. This event will feature workshops and guidance from Patti Clayton, an independent consultant (PHC Ventures) with more than 15 years of experience as a practitioner-scholar and educational developer in community-campus engagement and experiential education. The event is co-sponsored by Lehigh University, Moravian College and Northampton Community College through a PACC regional mini-grant. The event will take place at Lehigh University in the newly renovated Williams Hall. 

If you are interested in more information; please contact Jerry Schearer (, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Outreach. Or call him at 610-683-4923. Cost is $40 as a PACC Institution.   Registration deadline is October 21, but please contact Jerry by September 30. Thank you.
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach   


The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs is pleased to offer the opportunity to hear Dr. Corey Seemiller speak at Kutztown University. She is the author of "Generation Z Goes to College." Dr. Seemiller will present a keynote address focusing on this latest publication on Tuesday, October 4, at the MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium.

Please note that the Offices of Admissions, International Admissions, Dean of Students and the Financial Aid will have limited staffing on Tuesday, October 4 from 8-10 a.m.
                Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs   


As a part of KU's Sesquicentennial Celebration, we have been featuring new faculty and staff Difference Makers on our homepage ( each week for the past 13 months.   We are happy to report that even though the Sesquicentennial Celebration has concluded, we had enough nominations from our alumni to continue Difference Makers for the next several months.   The remaining honorees will be announced on the website every two weeks going forward.  The call for additional nominees will be considered at a future date, pending long-term plans for the program.   Congratulations to all of our past honorees, which can be viewed by clicking on the current feature at
                University Relations   

Red Cross CPR and First Aid certifications provided by Public Safety and Police Services.  Several different types of certifications designed to meet your needs are offered. For a list of course descriptions stop at the Public Safety Communications Center or email Officer Swartz: To sign up for a course: email Candi or call 610-683-4861. All courses need a minimum of four students.
Candi Calhoun, Public Safety   


Intended to ensure the efficient and safe use of the exit facilities available in case of an emergency. Order and control are the primary purposes of the drill.  The evacuation drills will be conducted beginning Tuesday, September 27, weather permitting, and continue through the week.  Classroom faculty and staff should be familiar with the basic procedures by guiding building occupants to the nearest available exit, and standing clear from the building at least 100-feet to allow full evacuation of all occupants. Information on building evacuation procedures can be found by visiting the following link and scrolling to Page 3 - safety/EOPQuickRefGuide.pdf  Thank you for your cooperation.
                Jeff LaGamba CET, assistant director, Environmental, Health and Safety   


The Frederick Douglass Institute at Kutztown University sponsors a discussion series to facilitate dialog around issues of cultural diversity and social equality. In doing so, the Institute creates a forum for individuals of varying backgrounds to interact, encourages members of the campus community to share their cultural and personal experiences, exposes participants to the experiences and contributions of underrepresented groups and stimulates the exchange of ideas concerning issues of diversity. The colloquia is open to all members of the university community.

"Soulworks: Art and Activism" (co-sponsored with ACE, Multicultural Center, English)
Dr. Cristal Truscutt
Tuesday, September 27, 3-5 p.m., MSU Alumni Auditorium
Cristal Chanelle Truscott, PhD (Artistic Director/Playwright) is an artist, scholar, educator, dialogue facilitator and founder of Progress Theatre. As a playwright, Cristal blends academic and pop-culture conversations to examine the concerns and struggles of our times. Dr. Truscutt is passionate about contributing to the development of new artists, new aesthetics and diverse audiences for the next generation of American theatre, striving ultimately to be of assistance and service to efforts toward peace, healing, freedom and progress for all.

"Modern Abolitionism: a Transman's Story of Sex Trafficking"
Monday, October 3, 1-3 p.m., 250 MSU

"Race Matters: Panel Discussion"
Tuesday, November 8, 3-5 p.m., 250 MSU

If interested in becoming involved, please send an email to
Dr. Maria Sanelli, KU FDI Director, at   





Monday, Sept. 26

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

Wednesday, Sept. 28

7 p.m.                   Field Hockey vs. Mercyhurst - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)  

Friday, Sept. 30

1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. Indiana (Pa.) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

7 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)  

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Family Day

1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. California (Pa.) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

1 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. California (Pa.) - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

6:05 p.m.              Football vs. West Chester - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video)  

Sunday, Oct. 2

Noon                     Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Fall Invitational - Moselem Springs Golf Club (Fleetwood, Pa.)  

Monday, Oct. 3

Noon                     Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Fall Invitational - Moselem Springs Golf Club (Fleetwood, Pa.)  



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