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Oct 22, 2013


The Daily Brief

Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (Chem Club) are once again hosting Family Science Night for Kutztown professors and staff and their children. Kids ages 5-13 are welcome, and for those under 5 we ask that parents stay to give us extra hands. We plan to do three to five experiments. We ask that you and your children wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (sneakers for example) just so we can abide by standard laboratory procedures.  Family Science Night is Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. on the third floor of Boehm Science building. Greeters will meet you in the third floor lobby to break everyone up into groups, as well as hand out packets of the experiments we'll be doing. In preparation for the night, please RSVP to Erin Sarosky by Friday, Oct. 25 at with your name and how many kids you are bringing.


Sharon Olds, a world-renowned poet, will be giving a reading of her poetry on campus this week: Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Georgian Room of OM at 7 p.m., reception and signing immediately follow the reading. The reading is free and open to the public. Among her numerous honors, Olds Has Won the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Eliot Prize. Olds will also be giving a master class on writing and literature for KU students the following morning. Please contact Andrew Vogel,, for more information. 



It is Homecoming Week!  Please make every effort to get involved and help support KU! Spirit Stations will be held throughout campus during homecoming week and if you are spotted wearing KU gear, prizes may await.


The homecoming week schedule is as follows:


KU Women's Soccer vs. Edinboro                                                                                                   

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m., Keystone Soccer Field


KU Cares Afternoon of Service

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1-4 p.m., MSU & Kutztown Borough

Sign-up on to volunteer your time to join in this Homecoming tradition of serving others.


Pep Rally

Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Student Recreation Center

Get pumped-up for Homecoming events with KU Athletes, Homecoming Court, Cheerleaders, Dance Teams, KU performers, Avalanche and free KU Spirit items.


KU Field Hockey vs. Limestone

Friday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m., University Field


Black Light Party

Friday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m., DMZ

Have a blast under the tent enjoying music and glow lights.


KU Fan Fest sponsored by PSECU

Saturday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m., DMZ

Join other KU community members and alumni to celebrate Homecoming with free food and great swag to get fans prepared to cheer the Golden Bears to a victory.


Golden Bear Sporting Events - Saturday, Oct. 26

Show your maroon and gold as you cheer on the Golden Bears! Watch for the halftime announcement of Homecoming King and Queen at the football game.

•PSAC Cross Country Championships, 10 a.m. • North Campus Course

•KU Football vs. ESU, 1:05 p..m • University Field

•KU Field Hockey vs. Seton Hill, 7 p.m. • University field



Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

The show is SOLD OUT!


Homecoming events are sponsored by Association of Campus Events; KU Presents!; Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services; KU Alumni Association; KU Athletics; KU Foundation and Alumni Engagement; Office of Student Involvement; Pepsi; PSECU; and Student Government Board. For more information about Homecoming Events, please visit



Honorary Degree Nominations - The Kutztown University Honorary Degree Committee is currently seeking nominations of distinguished individuals for the award. Honorary Degrees are granted to men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the welfare and improvement of their community, region, Kutztown University, the state of Pennsylvania, the United States, or to humanity at large. Please contact John Ronan ( for further information about the degree and for official nomination forms. The committee will be meeting to consider the nominations on Nov. 14.

               John Ronan, assistant professor, English



Tune in from 2 to 3 p.m. for "Kutztown Live," when host Mike Regensburger kicks off the show with representative from the Association of Campus Events (ACE) Juan Rosario to discuss upcoming on-campus programming. At 2:05 p.m., Mike welcomes campus meteorology professor Dr. Michael Davis to the air to discuss the wacky and crazy world of weather and climate. At about 2:30, KU Student Government Board president Nick Imbessi visits the show to discuss great news for students regarding next semester's academic calendar. Then wrapping up the show at about 2:40, it's another edition of "The People Chronicles" with host Jackie Hoffman. In this week's installment, Jackie sits down with Annarose Ingarra-Milch about her book "Lunch with Lucille" to discuss how we must change our perspective and work it every day to have the mindset of "Seize the Day!" Tune in! 

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR



Kutztown University excels in Geography!  Sophomore student Victoria Trucksess presented her undergraduate research entitled "Analysis of Summer Climate Variability of Midwest Corn" last Saturday at the Middle States division of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Conference held in Buffalo, NY.  Under the guidance of Dr. Michael Davis of the Geography department, Victoria analyzed summer temperature, precipitation, and drought climate data across Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska and how climate change may affect future corn production.  During the Geography Bowl at the conference, Kutztown finished second in the geography trivia competition. For her outstanding performance, junior student Radigan Lander is one of six students that will comprise the Middle States team at the AAG Annual Meeting's Geography Bowl in Tampa, FL this April. Please join the Geography department in congratulating Victoria Trucksess and Radigan Lander on their accomplishments!

Dorothy Siravo, secretary, Geography Dept.



Soft Pretzel sale - Please come out and satisfy your hunger with a soft pretzel sold by the Participation, Academics and Campus Events (P.A.C.) organization at their soft pretzel sale. This will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the MSU. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Jeann Cengeri, advisor, P.A.C. 



Mark your calendars, because an improved version of Desire2Learn (D2L) is coming on Dec. 14. With the start of the Winter 2013/2014 session on Dec. 16, Kutztown University users will be greeted with an enhanced D2L interface that makes the improvements found in version 10.0 even more user-friendly and intuitive. The upgrade will happen for ALL PASSHE universities beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at approximately 4 p.m. Dec. 14.   Want a preview? A "What's New in D2L 10.2" video via KUOnline's YouTube channel is now available so that anyone can see the enhancements in action. Visit Please note that all D2L support videos will be modified accordingly and made available after the upgrade is complete. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. 

Douglas Scott, interim manager, Office of Distance Education



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