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Oct 31, 2013


The Daily Brief


Left to right: Kurt Friehauf, Liz Heness (Chambliss award 2013 - UTEP grad student), Margariete Malenda and Edward Simpson

Physical Sciences Professors Edward Simpson and Kurt Friehauf along with KU student Margariete Malenda and alumna Liz Henness presented research on southern California's Salton Sea this week at theGeological Society of America's annual meeting in Denver, Co.  The research has garnered much attention in the national media.  Read their story here.


TODAY is the Autumn Wellness Expo, making changes to improve your health is in the MSU multipurpose room from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with over 41 vendors! Staff and faculty can visit the KU Wellness Committee Table to enter to win Sorrelli® Jewelry or a magazine subscription.  Please share with your students an opportunity to experience interactive displays from experts in the field.

Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services







The Kutztown University electronic media department will broadcast the Nov. 1 football game between Kutztown and Fleetwood High Schools.  The game starts at 7 p.m. and will be played at University Field on the KU campus.  Viewers can watch the game live on KUTV or online at  KUTV is available on Service Electric Cable in the Lehigh Valley (channel 266) and Birdsboro (channel 24).  Fleetwood HS is coming off of a record season with five wins, the most in program history.  Kutztown HS is 0-9 this year and hoping for their first victory.  New to the game this year will be the Hall of Fame Trophy, a traveling trophy kept by the winning school each year.  It will be presented by Matt Diehl, Fleetwood Athletic Director and Mick O'Neil, Kutztown Athletic Director.



Please note the university's official colors (shown below) have been slightly modified for printing and for the web.  If you maintain your own web pages, order printing and/or apparel and novelty items, please go to for the most current CMYK, RGB and web index color breakdowns. 

   PMS 195 maroon                    PMS 123 "spirit" gold

    PMS 4515 gold                        PMS 871 athletics metallic gold


Offices of University Marketing and University Relations



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



Please share with your students:

Election Day: VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The polling place for those who are registered to vote in Maxatawny Township 3rd Precinct has changed since the 2012 election location at Keystone Hall. The new polling location for 2013 is the Maxatawny Township Building, 127 Quarry Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530.


Not sure if you are registered to vote in PA? You can find out by searching Pennsylvania's voter registration database. You also can confirm your registration by contacting your County Board of Elections or by calling 1-877-VOTESPA.


Student Government Board will be providing transportation throughout the day from the McFarland Student Union for students needing a ride to the polling location on Quarry Road on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for the polling time period of 7am-8pm.  Last departure is 7:30pm.   Simply come to the MSU Shuttle Stop and get a ride.  The vans will make a departure every 20 minutes.  Questions? Contact SGB at


PA's Voter ID law requires all voters to present photo ID when voting at the polls, but those photo ID requirements are NOT currently in effect. All voters will be asked to present photo ID when they appear at the polls to vote, but they will be allowed to cast a regular ballot without a photo ID. Voters who are voting for the first time in a polling place are still required under existing law to present a form of ID. The KU One Card Office in MSU 288 has stickers to place on valid KU Student ID cards so they can be used as a valid form of ID.   

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: Literacy and Education"

Tues., Nov. 5 - "Empowering Women in Afghanistan: Vocational Training and Home Business Development"


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

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



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 Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement



Kutztown University will host a debate on the legalization of marijuana Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Editor emeritus of High Times magazine, Steve Hager, will discuss and debate issues surrounding marijuana legalization with Robert Stutman, a veteran of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.  The event is free and open to the public.  Hager is an American writer, journalist and cannabis activist. He most recently appeared in the marijuana documentary 420.  Stutman is a former special agent with the DEA, retiring in 1990.  He was a lead agent covering New York City during the 1980s. 


Please disregard notices in yesterday's Daily Brief pertaining to Sandy Muth and Bonnie Ammann.  Technical problems caused a computer to resubmit announcements that had previously been published. 
                Glenn Ruhe


Golden Bear football is on the road at Millersville this Saturday with an early start time of 12 noon.  Kutztown head coach Drew Folmar was inducted into the Millersville Athletic Hall of Fame last weekend for his outstanding play as four-time All-PSAC East selection at quarterback. Folmar went 30-12 as a starting quarterback and owns 17 school records. He looks to get his second win of the season against his former team who are 1-7 this season. 

Live Stats



Saturday, November 2 - Field Hockey vs. East Stroudsburg - 1 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats

Saturday, November 2 - Women's Soccer vs. Mercyhurst - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats



KU Women's Rugby remained unbeaten Saturday with a 28-5 win over Lock Haven capturing the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC) Northern Division Title.  The Golden Bears will now enter the semi-final round of the MARC Championships taking on either the University of Delaware or East Stroudsburg University this Sunday at 11 a.m.  The game will be played at KU no matter who the opponent.

KU Men's Rugby remained unbeaten as well with a decisive 71-10 win over Wheeling Jesuit.  The men spend the next two weeks on the road before their playoff action begins.