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Oct 25, 2013


The Daily Brief

Happy Homecoming!


Professor of Spanish, Dr. Maximiliano Zúñiga, will deliver the fall 2013 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the MSU Alumni Auditorium (183). The lecture is free and open to the public.  Zúñiga's lecture will give a brief overview of important aspects of the narrative voices that appear in Alfredo Bryce Echenique's short stories and novels between 1967 and 1988, and analyzes aspects of the narrative voice in Echenique's first novel, "Un mundo para Julius" ("A World for Julius").



The Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services software (MyHousing) will be unavailable on Tuesday, Oct. 29 due to an upgrade taking place. 

Apryle Carney, associate director, Housing & Residential Services




Internationally known artist Justin Bua will give a multimedia presentation that links his art to hip-hop culture, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Multipurpose Room. Bua's presentation will use PowerPoint to bring his drawings and paintings to life. Audiences will marvel at Bua's ability to transform himself into a large slice of New York City's multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population to share his experience growing up during Reaganomics and witnessing class disparities amidst the birth of hip-hop.



Modern Language Studies department's latest newsletter edition of Language Links is available.

In this issue:  Third Annual LRC Day a Success, Student Testimonial: Spanish and Social Work, MLS student publishes in Motivos magazine, Zumbathon, High School Students of German at the Kutztown Folk Festival, Summer 2013

Upcoming events:

         -Nov. 12, Study abroad fair, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., MSU 218

         -Nov. 19, Graphic novelist's illustrated lecture, 7 p.m., BH 261  (event co-sponsored by MLS, Geography and Communication Design)

Lynn Kutch, associate professor, Modern Language




The German Graphic Novel, a web resource authored by Lynn M. Kutch (Associate Professor of German, Modern Language Studies), has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  The German Graphic Novel's "Kafka's Metamorphosis Curriculum and Assessments" have been added to the Campus Toolkit page of the American Association of Colleges and Universities.  The Curriculum and Assessment are directly linked to the AAC&U's Reading VALUE Rubric.  From the AAC&U campus toolkit page:

"Translating the VALUE rubrics to the course-level requires adaptation to be useful. The example presented here from the German Graphic Novel course developed by Dr. Lynn Marie Kutch in the Department of Modern Language Studies at Kutztown University does exactly what we had hoped to have happen in practice at the course-level - and she does it in English and German! It is one example of how faculty and other educational professionals are using the VALUE rubrics and obtaining results that are useful for pedagogy and learning."

Lynn Kutch, associate professor, Modern Language



AFSCME 2234 members - We will be holding our elections on Nov. 13 in the Lobby of Old Main. 

The following positions will be voted on:  President (2 year term), Executive Board (2 year term) and Trustees (1 year and 3 year terms).  Voting will take place from 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and from 3-4:30 p.m. All members must vote in person, no absentee ballots will be accepted.

Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME 2234



Come and be a part of Primp My Bod in MSU 218, Nov. 2 from 7-10 p.m. There will be food and amazing scents from Paisley and Company. Get that hair cut/hairstyle you been waiting for but for FREE! This awesome event will feature some of the most recommended Hairstylist and Barbers Kutztown has to offer, so be there!

N'Teajiedd Flowers, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement



Student Organization Advisement Opportunity - Each student organization on campus is required to have a KU faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor to the group.  On occasion, there is a student organization in need of an advisor.  Currently, there is a group of students wishing to start a Gymnastics Club.  If you are interested in this volunteer role, please contact Leah Cassellia at

Leah M. Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement



Hassina Sherjan, author and education activist, will be visiting Kutztown University and presenting at 3 p.m. in MSU, Alumni Auditorium (Room 183 - lower level) on two days:


Mon., Nov. 4 - "Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Vocational Training and Home Business Development"

Tues., Nov. 5 - "Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Literacy and Education"


Books will be available for sale and signing.  All are welcome!  For more information, please call x3-4305.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



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 Field Hockey vs. Limestone                                                                                                                                                                                                                     4 p.m., University Field


Black Light Party

8 p.m., DMZ

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



KU Fan Fest sponsored by PSECU

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



Men's Rugby vs. Wheeling Jesuit, 2 p.m., North Campus Pitch



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

Schaeffer Auditorium

The show is SOLD OUT!



Signature Broadway

Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Broadway comes to Kutztown in a spectacular night of music! Kutztown alumnus and founder of Arlington, Virginia's TONY-award winning Signature Theatre, Eric Schaeffer directs an evening of Broadway showstoppers featuring some of its greatest stars - 3 time TONY nominee Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Showboat), Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Tony nominee Ron Rains (Follies), and Broadway
and West End veteran Jason Danieley (The Full Monty) - along with a 23-piece backing orchestra. 


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


If you can't make it to Homecoming in person, or if you know of other Golden Bear fans who can't be on campus tomorrow, help get the word out ---- the football game between KU and East Stroudsburg can be heard live on WEEU radio 830 AM beginning at 12:50 p.m. Fans can also view the live telecast of the game thanks to the KU Electronic Media Department and KUTV. In addition to the web and the usual KUTV outlets, the game telecast will be picked up for the first time ever by WLVT 39, the PBS affiliate in the Lehigh Valley.  PBS is carried throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.The telecast will begin at 1 p.m.   Visit the link below to find PBS 39 on your cable provider. And just a reminder, game tickets will be available at the University Field gate, and KU faculty and staff with a valid ID will be admitted free.



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





Women's Rugby vs. Lock Haven, 11 a.m., North Campus Pitch
Men's Rugby vs. Wheeling Jesuit, 2 p.m., North Campus Pitch