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September 15, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m., Georgian Room

Duo Terlano

Faculty cellist, Marie-Aline Cadieux, will be joined by guest violinist Johannes Dietrich ("Duo Terlano") in a recital of crowd-pleasing music for violin and cello, including a newly-commissioned piece by Richard Pearson Thomas, whose works have been heard across the world from Lincoln Center to Wigmore Hall. In addition, Richard Pearson Thomas will give a presentation at 1 p.m. that day, in 13G Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public, Sunday Sept.17, 3 p.m., in the Georgian Room.

Splash Page


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

Lingering mid-level trough may spark an afternoon shower but that threat looks primarily to our northeast. Precipitation chances diminish by mid-afternoon as high pressure begins to nose into the region. High temperature near 80. Calm wind. Rainfall less than .1".


The Bias Response Task Force has been constituted and met for the first time this past Monday. The task force will be chaired by Dean of Students, Dr. Donavan McCargo, and the members can be found here ( Membership on the task force consists of faculty, administrative, student, community leaders and experts on dealing with bias-speech response. The purpose of the task force is to advise the president of the university on how to respond to bias incidents such as hate speech. At the first meeting, discussion was held on progress so far in developing protocols and a showing of our new diversity video. The website will soon include information and resources with regard to dealing with bias-speech.
     Kenneth S. Hawkinson, University President

The Office of Student Accounts is pleased to share a webpage dedicated to Staff and Faculty. It will be a work in progress over the year. Please check it out and let us know what information you would like to see on it or need to know. We discuss Field Trips, making deposits for approved campus areas that collect funds, and how-tos like adding Staff and Faculty Bear Bucks and preparing for Faculty-led experiences.
     Wendy Pursell, director, Student Accounts

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Several celebrations and displays are scheduled by various departments throughout the rest of September and October. Watch for future announcements or view the Hispanic Heritage Month posters displayed throughout campus.
     Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach

Bear Bucks can now be added to employee ID cards as needed throughout the year:
-check/cash in the KU Card office or Office of Student Accounts OR
-online with a credit card at


Sept. 11-15 ALL DAY Evacuation Drills
Sept. 15 3 p.m. Women's Tennis vs. Holy Family - Keystone Courts
Sept. 15 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Shepherd - Keystone Arena (Stats)
Sept. 16 9 a.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Goldey-Beacom - Keystone Arena (Stats)
Sept. 16 10 a.m. Men's and Women's Cross Country hosts Division II/III Challenge - North Campus
Sept. 16 12:05 p.m. Football vs. Seton Hill - Andre Reed Stadium
(Stats / Audio / Video)
Sept. 16 1:30 p.m. Rugby vs. St. Bonaventure, Rugby Pitch
Sept. 16 5:30 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Caldwell - Keystone Arena
Sept. 17 3 p.m. "Duo Terlano," Marie-Aline Cadieux, Georgian Room





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