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Oct 8, 2013


The Daily Brief


ZTA Pink Out 

The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha at Kutztown University held a Pink Out for breast cancer awareness at Saturday's football game.  The sisters will hold a community yard sale Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Beekey Education Center on the KU campus.  Sellers will receive two parking spaces for a donation of $10.  Sellers are responsible for their own tables and displays.  Proceeds from the space rental will go to the ZTA Foundation to support breast cancer education and awareness, the Komen Race for the Cure Survivor Recognition Program, scholarships, educational programming, and leadership development. For further information contact Zeta Tau Alpha at 610-683-4252 or



The Central Steam Plant will be conducting emissions testing today and tomorrow. A large plume of steam will be noticeable and it will be noisy at times.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact me if you have any questions at

Tom Green, director, Facilities Energy Management & Campus Utilities



Tune in today from 2 to 3 p.m. for "Kutztown Live," KUR's campus and community issues talk radio program. Host Mike Regensburger kicks off the show with a representative from the Association of Campus Events (ACE) to discuss upcoming on-campus programming. Then at around 2:10 p.m., Mike welcomes KU meteorology professor Dr. Mike Davis to the air to discuss the wacky world of weather and meteorology on KU's campus. Later in the show is our weekly feature called "The People Chronicles." With local radio personality Jackie Hoffman sitting down with Joey Negron, discussing his life, tragic loss, and the lessons he now shares with the youth of the community. Tune in! 

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR


The Secondary Education Department, in conjunction with Phi Delta Kappa, is hosting a discussion on the topic of teacher evaluations in the state.  On Thursday, Oct. 10 Theresa Lynn Barnaby, Director of the Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality for PDE will be speaking on "Educator Effectiveness: The New Teacher  Evaluative Tool in Pennsylvania" from 5:30  - 7 p.m. in 235 Beekey Education Center.  This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Patricia Walsh Coates, Secondary Education



The next meeting for UCC for this year will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in 157 MSU.  The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, Oct. 10.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC secretary, Bethany French, in the Provost's Office, 309 Stratton Admin.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at x3-1312. 

Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee.



The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Pool special hours of operation for the Columbus Day weekend are as follows:

Fri. Oct. 11 - 6 a.m.-9 p.m.               (Regular Pool Hours)

Sat. Oct. 12 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.           

Sun. Oct. 13 - 1 p.m.-6 p.m.            (Pool Closed)

Mon. Oct. 14 - 6 a.m.-11 p.m.         (Regular Pool Hours)

Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services



McFarland Student Union Columbus Day weekend hours:


Friday, Oct. 11 - 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 12 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 13 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 14 - 7 a.m.-12 a.m.

Jennifer Tanzos, secretary, MSU



Open Enrollment for PEBTF employees (AFSCME & SCUPA) is being held from Oct. 7, 2013 thru Oct. 25, 2013.  Information can be found on PEBTF's website and H.R. website.  Enrollment changes should be made using Employee Self Service (ESS) portal.

Jean Adam, benefits manager, HR


On Thursday,  Oct. 17 from 1 - 3 p.m. the Communication Design Department will be holding the Return of the CD Grads in the MSU Alumni Auditorium. We are honored to have Communication Design graduates Tracy Nenna Shinko (KUCD 1999) and Michael McAghon (2001) presenting this year. Tracy earned her masters degree at the VCU Brandcenter and is currently working as a senior art director at Tierney in Philadelphia. Michael McAghon is currently Director of Interaction Design at Intuitive Company in Philadelphia. Everyone is welcome! We would appreciate that all CD majors be excused from class to attend. (Attendance is recorded.) For more information please email


The following students will be attending or participating in an event hosted by the Electronic Media Department on October 10th.  The following students will be attending or assisting with an event in the Electronic Media Department. Please excuse them from classes between 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. and allow them to make up any work missed.  Katie Pressler, Chris Steele, Arielle Thomas, Nick Cleary, Alexandra Eid, Nathan Schwartz, Cassandra Schmidt, Michael Moshella, George Kerth, Patrick Weidman, Erin Stoops, Tyler Demcher, Victoria Wakalee, Jacob Morrow, Keith Walsh, Blaise Basile, Adianez Gonzolez, Nicole Boldossr, Ryan Vanderhei, Mark Arabia, Josh Watkins, Cody Roadcap, Kevin Kaminski, Colin Camp, Michael Sweger, Kevin Boyle, Matthew Walsh, Austin Mulhern, Elizabeh Miller, Angela Newton, Darren Dobroski, Nick Quartapella, Haley Bianco, Thomas Mergen, Brianna Swann, Corey Kelley, Hayden Campaign, Parker Bourassa, Michael Souder, Jessyca Padilla, Emily Reitz, Marilyn Miller, David Campbell, Rob Orthwein, Zoey Grolman, Tony Pavoncello, Stev Maugeri, Seth Bortner, Anthony Cousins, Chris Francia, Samantha Cartagena, Calvin Spohn, Megan Black and Maxwell Farrara.  Thank you for your consideration.  

Helen Bieber, chairperson, Department of Electronic Media



The LRC would like to congratulate the following students: Devin Spence '14, Jocelyn Delgado '13 and Waskar Paulino finished first in our Reverse Scavenger Hunt on Sept 26.  They successfully labeled 31 locations on campus with sticky notes with appropriate Spanish vocabulary.  Their antics are recorded through photographs posted to our Flickr site.  In total 6 teams competed in this event that had students spreading the word that learning languages can be fun!   These students won International chocolates and candieds (provided through funding from the Multicultural Center), and Spanish picture dictionaries (from Pearson Higher Education).


Grace Newswanger, Isiah Dennis '14, Gabrielle Swart '16, and Ayannah Tollner '13 finished first in our Second Annual Amazing Language Race.  These students used their cellphones to listen to aural clues in Spanish to determine locations around campus and learned that even with a small amount of Spanish, it is possible to understand more complicated language!  A picture of our winning team can be found on our Flickr site . These students won gift bags of International chocolates and candies (provided through funding from the Multicultural Center), and iTunes gift cards (provided by Cengage Learning).


Our second place winners were Margariete Malenda '16 and Molly Bilinski '14 who solved clues in French, and who lead the race until the very end when mistaken inference lead to a final moment delay in finishing.  




Tuesday, October 8- Women's Volleyball vs. East Stroudsburg- 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Friday, October 11- Women's Tennis vs. La Salle- 3 p.m. (Keystone Courts)

Friday, October 11- Women's Volleyball vs. Millersville- 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, October 12- Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg- 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Audio

Saturday, October 12- Football vs. Cheyney- 1:05 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video



Kutztown Men's Rugby took on #4 Davenport University Saturday and captured a 45-15 win in the battle between two nationally ranked teams.  KU is currently ranked #5 in the nation by USA Rugby.  With the win the Golden Bears look to move up in the rankings this week.  Kutztown heads to State College Saturday at 2 p.m. to face the Nittany Lions of Penn State who are currently ranked 6th in the nation. This will be the first East Conference game of the year.  View coverage of KU men's rugby at