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Nov 27, 2013


The Daily Brief

Happy Thanksgiving!

KU Dance Team

The Kutztown University Dance Team will perform during the opening and finale of the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Performing in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the team will be featured during special dance productions that mark the start and finish of the parade. The KU dancers will be the only unit from Berks County in the parade. The event is broadcast on 6 ABC, Philadelphia, and the following channels:

WATM-TV (ABC), Johnstown, Pa.; WJET-TV (ABC), Erie, Pa.; WTVD-TV (ABC 11), Raleigh and Durham, NC; WSWB-TV, Scranton, Pa.; WBOC-TV, Salisbury, Md.; WJLA-TV (ABC 7), Washington, DC; WTXL- IABC 27, Tallahassee, Fl.; WAMY My8, Huntsville, Ala. The parade can also be viewed at as a live webcast.




Kutztown University will hold two open presentations for the campus and local community to view a draft of the Campus Facilities Master Plan.  The presentations will take place Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. and Dec. 11 at 4 p.m.  Both sessions will be held in Boehm Science Center, room 145.  Questions and feedback will be taken after a short presentation. The updated plan represents a 20 year look of our 289-acre campus.  The plan is built on the foundation of previous master plans with the last update taking place in 2006.


Senior defender and captain Katie Oliveri of the KU women's soccer team has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Women's Soccer First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  Oliveri, a secondary education (English) major, who leads the team with a 3.96 GPA, is the second women's soccer player to be named an Academic All-American wearing the Maroon and Gold, but she is the first in school history to be placed on the first team.  She is three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athlete and was a DII ADA Academic Achievement Award recipient last season.



Kutztown University's GLBTQ Resource Center will host daylong educational workshops and displays meant to create awareness of HIV and AIDS issues on Monday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MSU Multipurpose Room (218). During the event participants can view two 3-by-6-foot panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which is a handmade pieced quilt that was nominated for the Novel Peace Prize in 1989 and is the largest community art project worldwide. Allies of Kutztown University, the Health and Wellness Center of Kutztown University, Lehigh Valley Health Network's AIDS Activities Office and other community and campus organizations will be onsite with information and will offer HIV/HCV testing.


KU World AIDS Day continues with a screening of "How to Survive a Plague" at 6 p.m. in MSU Alumni Auditorium (183). This award-winning documentary uses never-before-seen archival footage from the 1980s and '90s to tell the story of how the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power and the Treatment Action Group fought for medical innovation to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Following the film, Dr. Curt Herr, Kutztown University professor of English, will talk about his experiences living in New York during the AIDS crisis. For more information please contact the GLBTQ Resource Center at x6-4111 or