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Sept 10, 2013


The Daily Brief

Please join Kutztown University tonight for a ribbon cutting and dedication of Schaeffer Auditorium at 5 p.m.
KU Presents! celebrates the grand re-opening of Schaeffer Auditorium with internationally acclaimed dance
company MOMIX tonight at 7:30 p.m. Presenting Botanica, a dream-like journey through the four seasons,
the performance will showcase vibrant costumes, surreal puppetry, innovative projections, custom-made props,
and an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, revealing nature's changing imagery as presented through
the endless renewable energy of the superb MOMIX performers. It is dance at its most organic.
Tickets are $32 ($15 for students, $10 for KU Students w/ID) and can be purchased with check or cash at the
MSU Information Center or with credit card at or x3-4092.
Please be advised access to Schaeffer Auditorium will be limited for the day.


Holocaust Researcher to Speak at KU tonight at 6 p.m. in lecture hall AF 103. Dr. Geoffrey Megargee is a historian and editor of a comprehensive encyclopedia project at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC. What he and hundreds of contributing writers have discovered is truly stunning-- even for those active in the field. Dr. Megargee will speak about the project, its history and findings. His presentation is open to everyone. The title of his presentation is "The Universe of Nazi Camps and Ghettos." Please consider announcing the event to students in your Tuesday classes. Thank you.


Kutztown University has been named one of the best universities in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.

In data released this week, U.S. News lists KU as number 116 of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, tied with Alvernia University, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Central Connecticut State University, College of Mount St. Vincent (N.Y.), Monroe College (N.Y.) and Utica College (N.Y.).



Kutztown University has been awarded the designation of Military Friendly School, by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. As a 2014 Military Friendly School, KU is ranked in the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are working to embrace military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. 



The Reading Eagle is looking for two experts: 


1.  An expert in education to talk about how homework has changed over the years.  Are students doing more or less today than they did twenty years ago.

2.  An expert on beneficial bugs in Berks County.  They would like to speak to someone on what bugs are good to have around and the benefits they bring.

If you are willing and able to speak to either topic please email  The reporters would like to speak to the experts today or tomorrow morning.  Thank you!

     Dave Johnson, University Relations


The schedule for the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meetings and deadlines for the 2013-2014 Academic Year is now available on the UCC website hereThe first meeting for this year will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. in 312 MSU.  The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, Sept. 11.  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.


Noesis is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest.  If you are interested in receiving a copy of the paper to be discussed, please contact: Noesis will meet on Sept. 13, 4:15 p.m. in the MSU 322; talk to begin at 4:30 p.m.  Professor David Webb, Anthropology, will speak on:  Ancient Footprints in a Romanian Cave.

Allan Bäck, professor, Philosophy


The Kutztown University Men's Basketball Program is hosting the 4th annual scholarship golf outing this Friday, Sept. 13 at Woodbridge Golf Club. We have some openings for this event and would like to invite anyone in the Kutztown community to attend. Please contact Tom York at 610-683-4366(O) if you are interested in playing. The cost is $100.00 per golfer. If you don't have a foursome to play with we will put you with someone. Thank you!

Tom York, KU MBB


Tune in from 2 to 3 p.m. for the first "Kutztown Live" of the new semester. Host Mike Regensburger starts off the semester in a big way with three special segments. In the first, Mike welcomes local musician Jim Meck to the air. In the second, around 2:30 p.m., Mike welcomes Nick Imbesi, KU Student Government Board President, to the air, to discuss the issue of the KU polling place being removed from campus and how SGB plans to respond. And in the third segment, around 2:45 p.m., "Kutztown Live" will air the first installment of a new, permanent weekly feature of "Kutztown Live" called "The People Chronicles." "The People Chronicles" is an exciting Berks County project that emphasizes the stories of local individuals. In this week's installment, discussion with Jessica Houck, who shares her story about living a normal life with Down Syndrome. This is one jam-packed "Kutztown Live" you won't want to miss and it all comes your from 2 to 3 p.m. Tune in! 

Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR


The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha at Kutztown University 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.  Individuals wishing to reserve space should send a check or money order to Kutztown University ZTA, MSU.  For further information contact Zeta Tau Alpha at 610-683-4252 or

Lyena Strelkoff: It's Not About the Chair - Wednesday, Sept. 11 in MSU 183 at 7 p.m. - Lyena Strelkoff is an inspired, creative artist and innovative educator.  A professional dancer and actor, Strelkoff's life was forever altered after a fall left her paralyzed from the waist down.  Forced to re-examine the very essence of her life, she discovered new pathways of artistic and personal expression, reflecting a rare spirit of grace and courage, gratitude and compassion.

It's Not About the Chair is an engaging, entertaining, and intimate look at life with paralysis. Sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious, Strelkoff lays bare her disability, inviting the audience into her experience - from trauma to transcendence, bathroom to bedroom, doctors to dancing - with an insightful, personal connection that is deeply impactful and truly unforgettable. Sponsored by ACE (Association of Campus Events)

Petritsa Chatzitziva, assistant director, Office of Student Involvement




 Tuesday, Sept. 10
Women's Soccer vs. Millersville - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field)

Saturday, Sept. 14
Men's and Women's Cross Country at Division II/II Challenge - 10 a.m. (North Campus)