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Oct 15, 2013


The Daily Brief


Kutztown University is proud to announce that KU student veterans using military benefits to assist them in their payment of tuition and required fees will not be adversely affected by the government shutdown or delay in government payments to the university, when valid proof or support documenting the benefit is supplied within the appropriate time frame of invoicing. If a veteran or student using military benefits has concerns regarding their tuition or required fees, they can reach out to the Bursar's Office at x3-4133 for guidance, or schedule a one-on-one meeting. Student veterans can also contact Ms. T. Brown, the Coordinator of Veterans and Transfer Services, at x6-4145 or, for assistance.



Reading, Pa., native Matthew Bengston will perform a piano recital on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  Bengston will perform the works of Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin.  The recital is free and open to the public.  Bengtson, a Steinway Artist, has been critically acclaimed as a "musician's pianist."  He has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist to composer, analyst and scholar of performance practice. 





The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Oct 17, 11 a.m. in MSU 323.  Professor Theodore Korzukhin, Philosophy Department, will be speaking on:"If you are so smart, why ain't you rich?"--on Newcomb's Paradox and how to win on game shows.

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



Retirement Counseling sessions for the month of October are as follows:

10/18/13 - Fidelity

10/21/13 - VALIC

10/28/13 - Great West (deferred compensation)

10/29/13 - TIAA-CREF

Sessions will be held in H.R., Kemp Building.  Information to schedule a session along with other session dates can be found on the H.R. website.

Jean Adam, benefits manager, HR



This is the final call for student commencement speakers.  If you know of an outstanding student and speaker encourage them to apply to be the undergraduate or graduate speaker at December's commencement.  Applications are due no later than Friday.  Students may apply here.  


Undergraduate speakers must meet the following minimum requirements:

•·         be cleared to participate in the fall 2013 commencement ceremony

•·         have a grade point average at or above 3.0

•·         demonstrate service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation

•·         demonstrate evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement

•·         be in good disciplinary standing


Graduate speakers must meet the following minimum requirements:

•·         have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 entering the fall 2013 semester,

•·         demonstrate service to the university community and demonstrate a record of good university citizenship and cooperation

•·         be in good disciplinary standing.


Tune in from 2 to 3 p.m. for "Kutztown Live," KUR's campus and community issues talk radio program as host Mike Regensburger kicks off the show with a representative from the Association of Campus Events (ACE) to discuss upcoming on-campus programming. Then about 2:10 p.m., Mike welcomes KU Student Government Board President Nick Imbessi to the airwaves to discuss calendar changes in next spring's academic calendar and how the changes may affect you as a student. Later in the show, it's "The People Chronicles" hosted by local radio personality Jackie Hoffman. In this week's installment, Jackie sits down with Joey Negron, discussing his life, tragic loss, and the lessons he now shares with the youth of the community. Tune in! 

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR



Please excuse the following students and future teachers of mathematics and science from class this Friday, Oct. 18, as they will be in Baltimore attending the Regional Conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): Sarah Brown, Cody Carr, Kelly Colgan, Anthony Confletti, Danielle Dooley, Christopher Forry, Jennifer Haefner, Brock Hallman, Ahmed Hamed, Shana Holler, Samantha Hossler, Susan Janoski, Brianna Knipe, Ryan Liscinski, Jennifer O'Brien, Candace Olson, Colin Quinn, Jamie Reagan, Tyler Shellhamer, Amie Snyder, Rebecca VanDerwerf, Emily Wagner, Lauren Williams, Nicole Williams, Kayla Winters, and Crystal Zerbe. Thank you for your cooperation.

R.S. Schaeffer, Mathematics



Return of the CD Grads 2013 - On Thursday, Oct. 17 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. the Communication Design Department will be holding the Return of the CD Grads in the MSU Alumni Auditorium. We are honored to have Communication Design graduates Tracy Nenna Shinko (KUCD 1999) and Michael McAghon (2001) presenting this year. Tracy earned her masters degree at the VCU Brandcenter and is currently working as a senior art director at Tierney in Philadelphia. Michael McAghon is currently Director of Interaction Design at Intuitive Company in Philadelphia. Everyone is welcome! We would appreciate that all CD majors be excused from class to attend. (Attendance is recorded.) For more information please email

Elaine Cunfer, associate professor, Communication Design



Fall 2013 Science, Technology, & Math Open House - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology, & Math Open House on Saturday, Oct. 19.  Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel.  The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math, and technology research and academic facilities.  For more information, please visit: or call the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at x 3-4305.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences



I'd like to personally invite everyone to the first Kutztown University Percussion Ensemble concert of the fall semester tonight at 7:30pm in the Georgian Room of Old Main. The ensemble will be presenting a concert of classical, contemporary, and world percussion pieces featuring two world renowned percussionists (Valerie Naranjo, Saturday Night Live & Ba-ere Yotere, Master African Gyil Player). This will truly be a once in a lifetime event, featuring virtuosic performances from elite professionals in the music industry.  I hope to see you all there!

                A.J. Merlino, Professor of Percussion Studies



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.