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Oct 2, 2013


The Daily Brief



The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will hold a continuation meeting tomorrow, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. in MSU 157, to finish the curricular proposals on its September agenda, which can be found online at  As always, individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise.

R.S. Schaeffer, chair, University Curriculum Committee 

Please join us for a Faculty First Thursday Presentation
 on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building room 120. Dr. Peg Speirs, Professor of Art Education, will present "Video Ventures." The presentation will consist of short videos demonstrating her foray into the digital world of video editing. This led to a deeper understanding of storytelling and the process of defining different narrative styles with an eye toward applications in the classroom.

William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts 


Thank you to everyone for the cards and well wishes on the recent loss of my mother.

Kelly and Patti Boyer


Philadelphia Zoo! The Anthropology Club is sponsoring a trip to the Philadelphia Zoo, on Sunday, Oct. 6.  All students are welcome.  We will have two vans driving from KU campus, leaving at 9 a.m. and returning about 3 p.m. (or before).  The total cost will be $20 for admission, but the Anthro Club will cover transportation, parking, tolls and a $5 rebate to those who show up.  Reservation requires a $5 deposit (which will be returned later.)  Seating is very limited, so please ask students to contact Dr. David Webb,, at x3-4245, to reserve a seat.

David Webb, professor, Anthropology/Sociology


The first informational meeting of the year for the Kutztown Area Toastmasters will be tonight, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m.  The meeting will be held in MSU 312 and is opened to all faculty, staff, students and community members. This is a great opportunity to enhance your public speaking skills in a friendly, relaxed environment. Come out and see how Toastmasters can improve your success in a competitive market and give you the edge over others.  Email any questions to

                Dolores Hess, director, Health & Wellness Services 


The following juniors and seniors will be completing the Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam on Friday, Oct. 4, from 1-5 p.m. Please excuse them from any missed classes and allow them to make up any missed work. They are:  Phil Baily, Clint Barger, Clinton Bell, Megan Bratton, Madison Crouthamel, Maria Darbenzio, Karis Eccleston, Imani Ferguson, Kevin Gareau, Adrianna Gober, Megan Herman, Amber Himes, Jennifer Jacoby, Courtney Kim, Katie Kolcun, Frank Lippincott, Katie Marrone, Katie Matero, Tyler Naples, Thomas Nash, Lou Ryan, Kristi Shorter, A.J. Simmons, Suzanne Vega, Tyler Wardenski, Kyle Yadlosky, Patrick Zazzarino

Anthony C. Bleach, coordinator, Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam



This week's MSU Movie Series film is Despicable Me 2 which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.

John Alfreo, technical services coordinator, McFarland Student Union



Attention Faculty and Staff: KUBoK Neighborhood Watch is a great way to keep the Kutztown community safe. You can help out by simply providing snacks for volunteers, walking yourself, or becoming a supervisor. For more information please email

Jennifer Spencer, graduate assistant, KUBok


Paw Bucks Discount - KU Football fans, the Paw Bucks discount is back again this season!  On Mondays following home football games, you can receive 5% off KU apparel for every touchdown the Golden Bears score.  The minimum discount is 15%, and the maximum is 40%.  The next discount day is Monday, Oct. 7, following this weekend's game against Slippery Rock.  Due to the Columbus Day holiday, the discount for the game on Oct. 12 will take place on Monday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Paw Bucks discounts are available at the KU Student Bookstore and Dixon Marketplace.  #GoBearsGo

Amanda Schaeffer, marketing coordinator, KUSSI



Traveling Around the World with Cheese on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in room 104 of the Multicultural Center - Come and join the Multicultural Center as this series continues. Learn about the history of cheese, the different types of cheese and facts about the top producers and consumption of cheese. A sampling of some foods made with cheese will be available as well. All are welcome to this enlightening program. Recipes of food samplings also will be available.

Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center



KUVA Foundation's lecture series presents Alexis Gideon, animator, video artist, composer and performer:  Video Musics lll: Floating Ocean on Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Sharadin 120.

Alexis Gideon creates richly textured video operas that give audiences something they have never experienced before. Vibrant animated stories unfold on a large screen as the artist performs his masterfully constructed musical compositions alongside them, with all the lyrics matching the puppet characters' singing and movement. While the art form itself is innovative, it is Gideon's unique trans-stylistic visual and sonic language that is most remarkable, and that renders the work at once supremely grounded and utterly magical. Manhattan's New Museum recently paired Gideon with William Kentridge in a joint show.  "Highbrow, brilliant", New York Magazine.

Rhonda Wall, professor, Art Education & Crafts



Please encourage your students to attend the KU Internship & Job Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the MSU MPR from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Approx. 50 employers are expected to attend and are seeking applicants from ALL majors.  Students are expected to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand. Many students have found success in finding job and internship opportunities. Students may find a detailed list of employers by visiting KU Career Network:

Linda Kerschner, office manager, Career Development Center



Fall 2013 Science, Technology, & Math Open House - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology, & Math Open House on Saturday, October 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: call the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at x3-4305.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


Main Street Deli at the Cub Cafe in MSU is excited to offer new Panini specials each week! This week's special is a Cheesy Steak Panini with steak meat and your choice of mushrooms, onions, or bacon, with marinara sauce smothered in your choice of cheese and topped to your liking! Served with chips and pickles for $6.45. Stop by and try one this week and check back here for next week's special! Mexican on Main is also offering Sandria's Crunchy Stuffed Tortilla with your choice of beef, chicken, black or refried beans, tortilla chips or Doritos and all your favorite Mexican toppings folded and grilled to make it crunch for $5.75 for a limited time only! Like Kutztown Dining on Facebook for more specials and other yummy dining info,!

Nicole Adams, marketing coordinator, Aramark




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)