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September 18, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


It's Good to be Golden

We are pleased to debut the Kutztown University Brand Anthem video you see here. It captures the powerful words you may have heard from our brand narrative, and showcases our students, faculty and beautiful campus. We hope this brings a smile to your faces, and we encourage you to share this as we spread the word about why it's good to be golden.
     Jennifer Umberger, University Marketing


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

Thick stratus clouds and fog will persist throughout most of the morning. Trough over the northeast will keep Hurricane Jose off the coast. While Jose is not going to directly affect our weather Monday, winds will be from a northeasterly direction and there could be a convergence zone set up for some possible afternoon shower activity. High temperature in the upper-70s. Winds northeast at 5-7 mph.


Oct. 18, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Flu vaccines for employees will be offered on Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Human Resources, Kemp Building. This is a walk-in clinic; appointment times will not be assigned. Vaccines are being administered by a Rite Aid pharmacist. If you would like to participate in the walk-in clinic in H.R., please register here so that we have a count for the pharmacist. If you are unable to attend the clinic, a listing of flu shot opportunities by benefit group as well as a listing of Highmark-contracted pharmacy providers is on the H.R. Website. For those participating in the Healthy U wellness program (non-PEBTF), a flu vaccine is worth 20 wellness points.
     Jean E. Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources

The Office of Social Equity will offer Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Harassment Training, as follows:
-Wednesday, Sept.20, at 11 a.m., 312 MSU
-Monday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m., 312 MSU
-Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., 312 MSU
Each session should last approximately 30-45 minutes. If you would like to attend any of the above sessions, please register by e-mail at Please obtain approval from your supervisor, if necessary.
     Jesus Peña, Compliance, Equity & Legal Affairs/Title IX Coordinator

Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer
The Department of Music will present a "Fall Faculty Welcome Recital" Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music faculty will collaborate to perform a variety of pieces to welcome the community to the new academic year. Please join us.
     Soo Goh, Department of Music

Sept. 20, 218 MSU
Data breaches, hacktivism, social media data mining and a shortage of cybersecurity professionals are just some of the challenges that directly and indirectly impact all of us. How do we minimize the exposure to such risk? For this year's summit, our keynote speaker and panel of experts will provide insights on how to minimize the risks and provide possible solutions. Our panel consists of security experts in healthcare information, security solutions, entrepreneurship and education. Free keynote presentation and open forum. Dinner is optional. RSVP at the KU Foundations & Alumni Relations website.
     Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Sept. 23, 11:45 a.m.
The Office of Veterans Services and RiverHouse are hosting a rigorous hike off the beaten paths of Hawk Mountain, followed by a campfire cookout dinner, Saturday, Sept. 23 at 11:45 a.m. This is a free event for military-affiliated students/faculty/staff on campus. We plan on meeting there, but can provide transportation, if necessary. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to
     Stephanie Casado, Veterans Services

GLBTQ History Month is OCTOBER. If your office, department, or student group is holding an event, program, speaker, movie series, etc. to celebrate or recognize the month, please email your event and detail to Diane Finsel, Office of Student Involvement, at Thank you,
     Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach

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 remainder of September and October. Watch for future announcements or view the Hispanic Heritage Month posters displayed throughout campus.
     Jerry Schearer, Inclusion and Outreach


Isometric Video Game, a KU Bears Summer Grant Project
Sept. 26, 11-11:45 am, 159 OM
Come and join us to learn the inner workings of how an indie game was created, lessons learned in game development, project management, agile, art style and much more. All are welcome.
     Braden Luancing, game designer, Computer Science/Mathematics Major
     Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


Sept. 18 5 p.m. AFSME meeting, 223 MSU
Sept. 19 7:30 p.m. Fall Faculty Welcome Recital, Schaeffer Auditorium
Sept. 20 11 a.m. Social Equities Policy Training, 312 MSU
Sept. 20 6:45 p.m. Keynote, 2017 AITP Cybersecurity Summit, MSU
Sept. 21 6:30 p.m. KU Season Welcome Party, Schaeffer Lawn
Sept. 21 7:30 p.m. Aaron Tveit, Schaeffer Auditorium
Sept. 21 ALL DAY Constitution Day
Sept. 23 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Heemet Fescht, Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center


Wednesday, Sept. 20
7 p.m.      Field Hockey vs. West Chester - Andre Reed Stadium

Friday, Sept. 22
7 p.m.      Women's Volleyball vs. Clarion - Keystone Arena

Saturday, Sept. 23
1 p.m.      Women's Volleyball vs. IUP - Keystone Arena
1 p.m.      Field Hockey vs. Seton Hill - Andre Reed Stadium
6:05 p.m. Football vs. Millersville - Andre Reed Stadium





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