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September 21, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Dr. Warren Hilton, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, first lady of KU; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, university president; and Dolores Hess, director of Health and Wellness Services, check out the new MindKare Kiosk inside the main entrance to Rohrbach Library.

Dr. Warren Hilton, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson, first lady of KU; Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, university president; and Dolores Hess, director of Health and Wellness Services, check out the new MindKare Kiosk inside the main entrance to Rohrbach Library. The freestanding electronic touch-screen kiosk is designed for public spaces and serves as a thought provoker, conversation starter and a sign of hope for those living with a mental health condition. The kiosk provides online screening self-assessments in a safe, anonymous way for individuals to check in on their mental health. The kiosk comes as a part of a grant from Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Program.


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

Thursday through most of Monday are very simple to forecast. Huge blocking high keeps sunshine and unseasonably warm to hot temperatures over our area. Most days will be in the mid-80s.


Sept. 21, 10 a.m. - noon
Join us for Pop-Up for Peace, today, Thursday, Sept. 21 on the MSU Lawn. Create art to celebrate International Peace Day and enjoy free pizza. This event is a collaborative initiative with Peace.Love.Kutztown, Kutztown Community Partnership, Kutztown University's Commission on Human Diversity and Kutztown Area Middle School.
     Amy Pfeiler-Wunder, Commission on Human Diversity


Sept. 22, 10 a.m. - noon, Schaeffer
The Department of Criminal Justice will host a local meeting of Northeast and DC Chapters of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). Dr. Peter Langman will present on the "Psychology of School Shooters." Dr. Langman has spoken at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., trained Department of Homeland Security professionals, and has been recruited by the State Department to speak to international audiences. Dr. Langman served on Pennsylvania's Joint State Government Commission's Advisory Committee on Violence Prevention. In the wake of the Sandy Hook attack, his recommendations on preventing school shootings were presented by the CEO of the American Psychological Association and to President Barack Obama.
     Colin Bolger, Department of Criminal Justice

Sept. 25 - 29
Next week is week five of the semester. Some of us are finally feeling under control while others are feeling out of control. The Health & Welfare Committee of APSCUF and the KU Rec Center have teamed up to offer you a week-long mini vacation including free admission to the fitness center, special classes and a limited number of massages (contact Sarra at For those of you who say, "I don't have time to participate," we would challenge you to say, "I don't have time NOT to participate." With renewed energy, you will be more productive. For more details read
     The Health and Welfare Committee of APSCUF

Oct. 16, 5 p.m.
We will be taking nominations for officers and executive board members at our next membership meeting Monday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in 223 MSU. If you are interested in running for an office, please plan to be there. Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. Food will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
     Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

Please encourage students of all disciplines (tech-savvy or not) to join the library's first robotics competition. Mixed discipline teams, from every college, will vie for great prizes armed with LEGO robotics kits, collaborating on fun challenges that involve marketing, K-12 education, and, yes, technology components--teamwork makes the dream work, at STEAMworks. Students can sign up or ask questions by emailing or checking the STEAMworks website.
     Bruce Jensen, Rohrbach Library

In case you missed Tuesday's "Kutztown Live" on KUR, highlighting the Career Development Center and the GLBTQ Center, click here:
     Michael Regensburger, KUR

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, please excuse members of the KU Marching Unit as they will be performing in the Annual Ephrata Fair Parade. Students know they are responsible for making arrangements with faculty for all aspects of class materials and assignments. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
     Daniel Neuenschwander, Department of Music

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2
The Pa. Turnpike Northeastern Extension at the Lehigh Valley Interchange will be detoured in both directions Sept. 29 - Oct. 2. For more information


Sept. 21 10 a.m. - noon Pop-up for Peace, MSU Lawn
Sept. 21 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. CASA Open House, Deatrick Hall
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. 22 10 a.m. - noon ATAP, Schaeffer Auditorium
Sept. 23 ALL DAY Family Day
Sept. 23 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Heemet Fescht, Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center
Sept. 25 Noon The Frederick Douglas Institute, 250 MSU
Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artists Series, Schaeffer
Sept. 25 ALL DAY Stress Less Week for Faculty


Sept. 20 7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. West Chester - Andre Reed Stadium
Sept. 22 7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Clarion - Keystone Arena
Sept. 23 1 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. IUP - Keystone Arena
Sept. 23 1 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Seton Hill - Andre Reed Stadium
Sept. 23 6:05 p.m. Football vs. Millersville - Andre Reed Stadium





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