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Oct 21, 2013


The Daily Brief


Reading, Pa., native Matthew Bengston will perform a piano recital tonight 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 Student Bookstore is hosting the 2nd Annual Faculty Symposium on Course Materials on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in MSU 250.  This is a drop-in event for faculty and interested staff to meet with experts in the following areas of course materials:  Textbook Publishers, D2L, iClickers, Custom Publishing, Technology Products, Art Supplies, Rental Textbooks, and our Online Price Comparison Shopping Tool.  Learn about exciting new technologies that engage students and make learning interactive for a new generation.  Light refreshments served.

Amanda Schaeffer, public relations manager, KUSSI



Join in on the Homecoming Fun!  Celebrate Homecoming with the MSU and enjoy Art you can eat!

We encourage the KU Community to stop by the McFarland Student Union on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. to share in the Homecoming Spirit!  MSU is planning a "Homecoming Cupcake" art project which will be constructed just outside the Cub Cafe in the morning. The fun will begin with an Avalanche "photo op".  Come see our Mascot's likeness in cupcakes! EVERYONE is welcome to join in the fun ~ cupcakes will be free to the KU Community. 

Jennifer Tanzos, secretary, McFarland Student Union



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).

Laurent Odde, assistant professor, Art History



Fall Graduation Festival - KUSSI is sponsoring the Fall Graduation Festival on Oct. 28 & 29 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room, MSU. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop.  Both undergraduate and graduate students will be able to purchase their caps & gowns, receive graduation tickets, and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with a variety of needs associated with graduation. Students may stop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please call Matt Lowther at x6-4338.

Matt Lowther, student services coordinator, KUSSI



Pumpkins, scarecrows, ghosts and more! Who will show up at your door? Halloween's a spooky sensation - Come party at out celebration! Enjoy some gooey, ghoulish Halloween treats with the Office of Student Involvement.

What: Student Involvement Halloween Open House

Where: MSU 183

Who: You!

When: Thursday, Oct. 31; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you would like to contribute a goodie to share, you are welcome to do so.  Costumes optional!

Leah M. Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement



Merchant Trick or Treat will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m.  Main Street from Uncle Joe's to Turkey Hill will be closed at that time. Come down and bring your family to enjoy the fun!

Jennifer Spencer, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement



Mr. Greg Galtere  & Dr. Jennifer Schlegel, Hate & Healing: A Community Case Study, Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in MSU 218 - Following a series of bias and hate incidents culminating with an attempted cross-burning, residents of a small, overwhelmingly white Pennsylvania town began the difficult task of reclaiming their community and its identity from racist activists and their sympathizers. This presentation examines the specific events that stigmatized the town as racist and the continuing efforts of community members to address the recent racist past and heal from it. Sponsored by ACE (Association of Campus Events)

Petritsa Chatzitziva, advisor, Office of Student Involvement/ACE



Director of Library Services Search Update:  Two candidates withdrew.  Below are the schedules for the remaining candidates.

The search committee for the Director of Library Services invites faculty, students, and staff to open forums with the candidates for this position.  Please consider joining us as your feedback is important to the search process.  The candidate's schedules and resumes are available on this website

•1.       Dr. John Eye, October 29, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.; Schaeffer, Little Theater
•2.       Dr. Mark Winston, October 30, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.; McFarland Student Union, 157
•3.       Martha Stevenson, November 4 at 11:15 a.m.;  McFarland Student Union, 157
•4.       Frank Roberts, November 25 at 11:15 a.m.; McFarland Student Union, 157

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Stratton Administration Building, room 301.

Elsa G. Collins, President's Office



Tuesday, October 22 - Women's Soccer vs. Edinboro - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Friday, October 25 - Field Hockey vs. Limestone - 4 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, October 26 - Men's and Women's Cross Country Host PSAC Championships - 10 a.m. (North Campus Course)

Saturday, October 26 - Football vs. East Stroudsburg - 1:05 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video

Saturday, October 26 - Field Hockey vs. Seton Hill - 7 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio