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September 22, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND RESTORATION
AT KUTZTOWN NORTH PARK

Biology and Communication Design dual major Michael Tripoli, Todd Underwood, and Chris Sacchi.
L to R: Biology and Communication Design dual major Michael Tripoli, Todd Underwood, and Chris Sacchi.
Kutztown University students and faculty recently completed an environmental education and restoration project at North Park on Krumsville Road, Kutztown, Pa. Biology faculty members, Todd Underwood and Chris Sacchi, undertook the project with funding provided by a $3,000 grant from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection. Two informative full-color signs about Riparian Zones and Rain Gardens were designed by Dr. Underwood using artwork created by Michael Tripoli, a junior from Perkasie, Bucks County, Pa., majoring in biology and communication design. Drs. Underwood, Sacchi, and Chris Habeck guided students in the Spring 2017 Environmental Biology course in removal of invasive plants, planting of native shrubs and trees, and creation of QR code signs with information about the history and ecology of North Park. Visitors can use their cell phones to read the QR code signs through links to information-rich webpages.

WEATHER

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

High pressure continues to build in the east. Plenty of sunshine for the day. High temperature in the mid-80s. Winds north at 5-7 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY DAY
Sept. 23, ALL DAY
Let them hear you roar at this Saturday's annual Family Day, a fantastic day of events for the whole family. See the schedule at https://www.kutztown.edu/events/family-day/schedule.htm

HEEMET FESCHT
Sept. 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University will present Heemet Fescht on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate the harvest with vendors, craftsmen, artisans, folklife demonstrations, kids' activities, hay rides, food, music and fun. All activities take place at the Heritage Center, Luckenbill Road, on the KU campus. Heemet Fescht is free and open to the public.

KICK FOR TUITION

Sept. 23
Faculty, encourage your students to enter for a chance to win free tuition for the Spring 2018 semester. Stop by the KU Campus Store table between 3 - 5:30 p.m. at the Pre-Game Activity Zone in the Rec Center to sign up for a chance to make a 25-yard field goal at half time of Saturday's game. The winner will be drawn at 5:30 p.m. at the table and must be present to win.
     KUSSI

CHUCK WENDIG READING
Sept. 28, 11 a.m., 103 AF
New York Times bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and game designer Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath, Zer0es, the Miriam Black and Heartland series) will do a brief reading and discuss writing on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m., in 103 AF. Sponsored by the Department of English.
     Tony Bleach, Department of English

ASAC CLUB MEETING
Sept. 28, 11 a.m., 120 LY
Faculty and staff, please join the Statistics and Actuarial Science Club Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in 120 Lytle, as Mr. Jerry Shen, a FINRA-registered representative and Branch Office Supervisor at Transamerica Financial Advisors, shares his perspective as a financial advisor.
     Ju Zhou, Department of Mathematics

"THE TRUE COST" FILM SCREENING
Sept. 28, 7 p.m., 250 MSU
The Women Veterans' Committee and the Women's Center are hosting a screening of the extraordinary film, "The True Cost," which is a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry, and the true global cost of the clothing we wear. This is an incredibly important film for anyone interested in being a concerned global citizen, and a responsible and ethical consumer. The screening will be Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. in 250 MSU. This free event is open to all on campus. Extra credit is available for some courses. Please contact Veterans Services at veterans@kutztown.edu for more information.
     Veterans Services Office

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY LGBTQ AND WOMEN'S CENTER TO HOST GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
Sept. 29, 9 a.m. - 3:50 p.m., 218 MSU
The Kutztown University LGBTQ and Women's Center will be hosting a Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room-218 MSU. A keynote address will be given by Mara Keisling, a transgender rights activist and founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, at 10 a.m. followed by a Q&A at 11 a.m. For complete information visit https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/glbtq-resource-center/gender-and-sexual-minorities-conference.htm.

PRESIDENT TO DEDICATE MEMORIAL TREE
Sept. 29, 11 a.m.
Dr. Hawkinson will be dedicating the second tree in the Memorial Grove on Friday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m., immediately in front of the Rohrbach Library. We will be remembering those students, faculty and staff who passed away during the 2016-2017 academic year. Family members of these individuals will be present for the dedication. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
     Office of the President

UPCOMING EVENTS

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


ATHLETICS

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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