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Nov 15, 2013


The Daily Brief


Today is America Recycles Day!  Watch your mail for information on how you can help Kutztown University do its part to save the environment.  For more information visit


THANKSGIVING Holiday Boxes - Just a reminder that boxes are due to the Community Outreach Center by Monday, November 18.  If you need your box picked up, please contact            Jerry W. Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach



Auditions for spring involvement in University Choir, Chamber Singers, AfterHours, and Bear Voices are being done by Prof. Don Schade now through the first week of December.  These ensembles are offered for credit.  Please make students aware of this opportunity.  To audition, contact Prof Schade at

Don Schade, director, Choral Studies



Video from the Chancellor's open forum held on Tuesday, Nov 12, is now available here.



AFSCME Local 2234 election results are as follows.  The term will begin in January 2014.


Gina Andersen, President

Tracy Reidenhour, Vice President

Chris Ferris, Secretary

Annette Christman, Treasurer

Eric Furst, Executive Board

David Phillips, Executive Board

Letitia Manwiller, Executive Board

Teodora Ruhe, Trustee, 3 year term

Rosa Whitaker, Trustee, 2 year term

Michelle Maness, Trustee 1 year term

Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME Local 2234



International Week April 13 - 19: The International Student Organization and the International Affairs Committee Conferences, Symposia, and Colloquia Task Force will join together with the KU campus community to host events for International Week in April. We encourage the entire campus community to get involved! Please contact us if you and/or your department would like to be involved with International Week. You can host an event, a display, or an information session, just to name a few ideas. Contact Nicole Becker at or 484-646-4257 if you want to participate.

Nicole Becker, assistant director, International Admissions



Tune into KUR this weekend!  Braden Stone will do a 24-hour show Saturday at 7 p.m. through Sunday at 7 p.m. This has only been done one other time in the history of KUR.  It is done to bring attention to KUR's 24 hour programming.



Tomorrow is the season finale for the KU football team as the Golden Bears host Edinboro. Come out to University Field for the 1:05 p.m. kickoff as KU looks to win its third game in a row to close out the 2013 season.  Students, faculty and staff with a valid ID will be admitted free, and tickets will be available at the gate. Festivities will include recognition of the newest KU Athletic Hall of Famers and KU seniors, and community day activities. Be sure to bring your radio and tune into all of the action on WEEU 830 AM, your sports leader in Berks County and beyond, beginning at 12:50 p.m. The KU Electronic Media produced telecast of the game will be carried live on WLVT PBS 39 and KUTV. Be sure to check local listing for details.  See you at University Field!



Join us Nov. 16 at KU's annual Community Day Celebration during our 1 p.m. football game vs. Edinboro University! Local non-profit organizations will be on hand to talk about how you can benefit from getting involved.  Also, we will be honoring two alumni who work with the Travis Manion Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting our nation's veterans and service members, and support families of fallen soldiers. 



Kutztown University women's soccer was picked as the fifth seed in the six-team NCAA regional.  The Golden Bears (12-6) will take on fourth-seeded West Chester (13-7) in the first round of regional play on today at 2 p.m. Live stats and audio on the Golden Bear Network will be available for Kutztown's first and second round games.  Click here for video of the lady's reaction as they watch the NCAA selection show.

Faculty are asked to please excuse the team from classes Thursday and Friday of this week. 



Friday, November 15 - Women's Swimming hosts Golden Bear Invite - 5 p.m. (Keystone Pool)

Friday, November 15 - Women's Volleyball vs. Cheyney (DH) - 6 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

Saturday, November 16 - Women's Swimming hosts Golden Bear Invite - 10 a.m. / 4 p.m. (Keystone Pool)

Saturday, November 16 - Football vs. Edinboro - 1:05 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio

Saturday, November 16 - Women's Volleyball vs. West Chester - 2 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats



KU Men's Rugby will take on West Virginia University on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the North Campus rugby pitch in the American Collegiate Rugby Championship playoffs. 



KU Women's Rugby will take on Stonehill College Saturday at 2 p.m. at Vassar in the American College Rugby Association sweet sixteen.