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Oct 1, 2013


The Daily Brief



Scholastic Book Fair at Rohrbach: Check out the Scholastic Book Fair on the first floor near the coffee shop starting today through Oct. 6. Buy something fun for yourself or do some early Christmas shopping. The sale is sponsored by Alpha Beta Alpha. Parts of the proceeds are used to support our children's literature collection! Hours can be found at:

Karen J. Wanamaker, librarian, Rohrbach Library


Our deepest sympathies to Dr. Francis Vasko, Department of Mathematics, at the loss of his mother, Ann Vasko, who passed away on Sept. 28.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, Mr. Frank Vasko, very recently on Sept. 3.  Cards may be sent to Dr. Vasko's home at 510 Ellen St. Hellertown, PA 18055.

Paul Ache, chair, Mathematics 

Harlan Cohen: Naked Dating (Fully Clothed and Totally Sober) on
Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in MSU 218. Harlan Cohen is a New York Times bestselling author of five books, a professional speaker, and nationally syndicated advice columnist. He is an expert who addresses dating, relationship, college life, parenting, pregnancy, sex/no sex, risk-taking, rejection, leadership, women's issues, and a variety of other topics. Sponsored by ACE (Association of Campus Events) & Office of Housing & Residence Life.

Petritsa Chatzitziva, ACE advisor, Office of Student Involvement


Flu Clinic for Faculty & Staff - Registration for the Rite Aid flu clinic to be held at H.R. (Kemp Building) on Oct. 9, 2013 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. is now available on the H.R. Website. On-site vaccines are subject to health plan availability as outlined on the H.R. Website. Self-pay vaccines will be available for $25 (cash or check).

Jean E. Adam, Benefits Manager 

Employees have the option to receive their 2013 W2 electronically or via paper form. To receive your W2 electronically you must enroll via ESS. The enrollment can be found on the portal ( under Employee Self Service - Payroll - Update W2 Election. Employees will be required to attest that they have read the disclosure notice and agree to electronic delivery and will then be allowed to continue with enrollment. Once an employee has completed enrollment, ESS will show their status on the W2 election page. (Please note: If you enrolled in 2012, the IRS requires everyone to re-enroll for 2013.) An employee may change their enrollment choice at any time up to and including Dec. 27, 2013. After that time employees will no longer be able to enroll for electronic distribution. Also after that time, employees who have elected electronic distribution and wish to change to paper will need to submit a paper form to your Payroll department to change their enrollment choice.

Jennifer Weidman, Payroll Manager, HR

Today, Oct. 1 is College Radio Day, a yearly autumn holiday designed to bring attention to the vibrant medium known as college radio, a beacon of light amid corporate radio boredom. Tune in throughout the day for great KUR programming, turned up even to a slightly higher notch for "College Radio Day!" Details about College Radio Day can be found here

Also, tune in today from 2 to 3 p.m. for "Kutztown Live," KUR's campus and community issues talk radio program. Host Mike Regensburger sits down with a representative from "Student Involvement" to discuss evening and weekend programming involvement for KU students here on campus. Later it's another edition of our weekly "Kutztown Live" feature called "The People Chronicles." "The People Chronicles" is an exciting Berks County project that emphasizes the stories of local individuals and is hosted by local radio personality Jackie Hoffman. In this week's installment, Jackie sits down with Joe Baddick to discuss his hero, his son, and how he has honored his memory. Tune in! 

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR 

On Tuesday, Oct. 8 - 11:00-11:50 a.m. in MSU 183, Alumni Auditorium students with disabilities will discuss their challenges and how they compensate in college.

On Thursday, Oct. 10 in MSU 183, Alumni Auditorium - Salome Heyward, Esq., a legal expert on the ADA and disability issues will be speaking through the morning according to the following times and topics: 

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Human Resources, Employment and the ADA, Physical Facilities
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.-Disability issues in Student Affairs areas:  Admissions, Residential Life, Health and Wellness, Counseling, Judicial Affairs, Recreational Services, and more.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Accommodations in the Classroom and Accessible Technology in the University - IT and Online classes- what do we need to do?

These sessions promise to be informative, with great examples and opportunity for questions. You are invited to attend all sessions.  Refreshments will be available.

Patricia Richter, director, Disability Services 

The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. in MSU 323.  Professor Andrew Corsa, Philosophy Department will be speaking on: Why Facebook Is Making You Vicious. I argue that the more frequently we communicate with short bits of text and static pictures, as many people do on Facebook, the less we will genuinely sympathize with others.  As a result, it is harder for frequent Facebook users to develop virtues such as benevolence, which rely on sympathy.  They are more likely to become vicious, instead.  I draw from several psychological studies focusing on text-based discussions in addition to the work of recent philosophers of technology and early modern theories of sympathy.

Phoenix Strouse, president and Allan Bäck, advisor, Philosophy Club 

A big thank you to all members of our campus community for your support of our LRC Days! Please note that my staff will be coming around campus over the next couple of days to collect any of the sticky notes left during our Reverse Scavenger Hunt.  If you should find any left in your area, please feel free to dispose of these.  We will make every effort to collect all but as some of our teams missed the directive to "include in your Instagram post the exact location" it may be difficult to track some of the notes down.

Deanne Cobb-Zygadlo, director, Language Resource Center

 JOB OPENINGS: The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.


Posting End Date: 10/4/2013 

Internal positions are posted at Please direct any questions and comments to or call x-3-1353.

Human Resources



Wednesday, October 2 - Women's Soccer vs. Bloomsburg - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio
Friday, October 4 - Women's Tennis vs. Mercyhurst - 1 p.m. (Keystone Courts)
Friday, October 4 - Women's Volleyball vs. Lock Haven - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio
Saturday, October 5 - Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Fall Invitational - All Day (Berkleigh Golf Club)
Saturday, October 5 - Women's Tennis vs. Edinboro - 12 p.m. (Keystone Courts)
Saturday, October 5 - Women's Volleyball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, October 5 - Football vs. Slippery Rock - 1:05 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
Sunday, October 6 - Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Fall Invitational - All Day (Berkleigh Golf Club)