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September 5, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Three Kutztown Environmental Science program students presented results of their research at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore. on Wednesday, Aug. 9.
L to R: Dr. Chris Habeck, Lauren Fierman, Margot Shrift, Emily Coghlan and Dr. Chris Sacchi.  

Three Kutztown Environmental Science program students presented results of their research at the Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore. on Wednesday, Aug. 9. The first poster authored by Lauren Fierman '17, Margot Shrift and Dr. Chris Habeck was titled "No impact of white-tailed deer and invasive plant management on spider diversity and composition in a post-agricultural woodland." The second authored by Emily Coghlan and Dr. Chris Sacchi was titled, "Plant source effects on seed size and plant growth of swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata; comparison of seeds from wild-collected and garden-grown plants."


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

Today will be our warmest day in quite some time with that unseasonably cool air mass we've grown used to. September still can get quite warm, however, and Tuesday will remind us that it technically still is astronomical summer with highs going well into the 80s. But that won't last long because a slow moving cold front starts creeping in from the west later this afternoon with clouds slowly increasing after a sunny start. Showers and thunderstorms are possible later in the afternoon any of which could cause downpours. Southwest breezes may gust during any storms. 


In an effort to reduce the public stigma surrounding mental illness on college campuses, the KU Health and Wellness Center has installed a MindKare Kiosk inside the main entrance to Rohrbach Library. The kiosk comes as part of a grant from Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Program. The freestanding electronic touch-screen kiosk allows students and faculty at risk to report the status of their mental condition, anonymously. The kiosks are designed for public spaces and serve as thought provokers, conversation starters and signs of hope for those living with a mental health condition. The kiosk will provide online screening self-assessments in a safe, anonymous way for individuals to check in on their mental health. The kiosk includes screenings for six mental health issues: anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and alcohol use disorders. Individuals are provided with an assessment of their mental health, information on whether their results are consistent with a mental health disorder and access to quality local treatment resources. For more information contact Dolores Hess at

Tune in for the debut fall semester edition of "Kutztown Live" today at 3 p.m. on your campus radio station, KUR, with your host Juliana Jablonski. On today's edition, Juliana and company will speak with Dolores Hess from the KU Health and Wellness Center about the new MindKare Kiosk installed on campus. Later on in the show, Juliana turns the microphone over to guest host KUR Student President Michael O'Mara who will be chatting with Drs. Moe Folk and Keith Massie regarding KU's new social media major. It all kicks off at 3 p.m. on "Kutztown Live," only on KUR, your "Radio Voice of Kutztown University." Stream us live and discover other ways to listen at
    Michael Regensburger, KU Radio

Please join us at the Rohrbach Library for a Grand Re-Opening celebration of the newly renovated first floor on Thursday, September 7, at 11 a.m.  Refreshments will be served.
     Rohrbach Library

KU has an open AA meeting on campus. The meeting is held Tuesdays, 8 - 9 p.m. in 323 MSU. Closed during college breaks.
     Health and Wellness

September 7, 4 p.m., 202 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. in 202 AF. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
     Andrew Arnold, president, University Senate


Sept. 6 3 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Lock Haven, Keystone Field (Stats)
Sept. 7 11 a.m. Rohrbach Library Grand Re-Opening, RL
  4 p.m. University Senate, 202 AF
Sept. 9 11 a.m. Field Hockey vs. Slippery Rock - Andre Reed Stadium (Stats)
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Gannon - Keystone Field (Stats)



KU Tower Magazine Summer 2017
The Summer 2017 issue of the Tower, Kutztown University's magazine, is online. Check out the articles and catch up on alumni news.




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