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Oct 14, 2013


The Daily Brief


Students from KUR, the Keystone, electronic media and University Relations attended the 2013 PASSHE Collegiate Media Summit at IUP over the weekend. Pictured (l-r) Dillon Snyder, Emily Leayman, Shawn Thomas, Haley Bianco, Dave Johnson, Alicia Carson, Jason Cline and Dante Moyer.


Nationally-known diversity educator Jessica Pettitt will hold an interactive workshop Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in room 218 MSU. Pettitt holds a master's degree in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina.  She has worked in social justice and multicultural positions for the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and New York University.  Pettitt has been nominated for two years by Campus Activities Magazine for "Best Diversity Artist."  Her programs are direct, customized, and highly interactive. This event is being sponsored by the Association of Campus Events. For more information, please  visit



KU Writing Center Open House this week! Come in to OM 132 on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from noon - 2 p.m. for free food and drinks. We welcome all students, faculty, and staff to meet the tutors and see our space.

Amanda Morris, director, University Writing Center



The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is hosting its second event in the 2013-2014 Conversations on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning series on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. in RL 100B.  This conversation's topic is Current Research on Teaching and Learning, and contributors include Carissa Pokorny-Golden (English) and Bob Ryan (Psychology).  For those who are interested, several papers are on E-reserves:, and the password required is "kup."  Interested students are invited to join us.

E. Gil Clary, Office of Assessment



The annual campus wide fertilizer and weed control application has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19.  The vendor will begin on the south side of campus early on Saturday morning.  After completing the south side, the vendor will move to the north side of campus. This is being done to minimize conflicts with pedestrians.  If possible, please avoid walking on the grass until it has dried, which is typically about 30 minutes after the application, depending on weather.  It is expected the entire application, ending on the north side of campus, will be done by early afternoon.  Thank you for your patience.

Will Meeker, assistant director, Campus Services



DSO Information - Tuesday, Oct. 15 in 324 MSU, from 11 - 11:50 a.m.  Come to an open forum with questions about student accommodations or anything you have been meaning to ask about Disability Services and accommodating students with disabilities.

Disability Services Office


Currently in the Sharadin Student Gallery until Oct. 18 - Many Communication Design student entries to the "To Death With a Smile International Poster Contest" sponsored by MUMEDI, the Mexican Museum of Design. For more information please contact or



Fine Arts Department Visiting Artists Series - Judith Stein, "The Wrong Man At The Right Time:" Dick Bellamy And The Art Of The Sixties." Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. in Sharadin 120.


Please join the Fine Arts Department for a lecture by writer and independent curator Judith Stein. Based on her upcoming biography of New York art dealer Richard Hu Bellamy, The Eye of the Sixties (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), Stein will discuss how Bellamy's launched most of the iconic pop, minimal and conceptual artists of his generation, and explain why Bellamy was a unique presence in the burgeoning sixties art market and went from liminal to legendary during his lifetime.


Judith E. Stein is the recipient of a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant and a Pew Foundation Fellowship in the Arts for literary non-fiction. Her writings have appeared in Art in America, The New York Times Book Review, and numerous museum publications. A former curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she curated I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin, (1995), which was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Laurent Odde, assistant professor, Art History



Reminder that Cross-Cultural Communication Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Oleska will present tomorrow, Oct 15.  Hosted by ACEI (Association of Childhood Education International). Culture is "the way you see the world".  Dr. Oleska will be speaking on the ways in which cultures influence the way we understand each other. Two sessions will be offered in BK 218:

3:30-4:30- Culture? What is Culture? 

5:30-6:30- One-on-One communication: how people of different cultures will predictably mis-communicate and how to deal with the inevitabilities and repercussions of miscommunication.

For questions, contact Dr. Kristen Bazley at or Dr. Linda McMillan at

Kristen Bazley, associate professor, Elementary Education



Congratulations to first year head coach Drew Folmar on capturing his first win Saturday when KU football beat Cheyney 35-19.  The Golden Bears head to Shippensburg next Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff with the Red Raiders. 



Tuesday, October 15 - Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg - 7 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Friday, October 18 - Women's Volleyball vs. California (PA) - 11:30 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Friday, October 18 - Women's Volleyball vs. Seton Hill - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, October 19 - Women's Volleyball vs. Clarion - 10 a.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

Saturday, October 19 - Women's Soccer vs. California (PA) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, October 19 - Women's Volleyball vs. Indiana (PA) - 6 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats




KU Men's Rugby remained undefeated Saturday with a 27-26 win over #6 Penn State in State College.  The Golden Bears are ranked #4 in the nation by USA Rugby.  The men's B side also beat PSU 26-17.  Read Rugby Magazine's coverage of the game here.



Kutztown Women's Rugby dominated East Stroudsburg this past Saturday and captured a 62-10 win over the Warriors.