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Sept 11, 2013


The Daily Brief


9-11 Memorial 

Today please take a moment to remember the 2,977 victims of the attacks on September 11, 2001. 
"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim
that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." -President Barack Obama



Remembrance Day - Kutztown University will recognize the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. on College Hill Memorial Grove. Rain location is MSU 223.  Remembrance Day is organized each year to remember the attacks on 9/11 and also KU students, veterans and those in law enforcement who have passed.


At 11 a.m., KU Brass Choir will play as community members gather on the College Hill Memorial Grove for the 9/11 ceremony. Speakers include KU president Dr. F. Javier Cevallos; Bob Watrous, associate vice provost & dean of students; student government board president Nickolas Imbesi; and coordinator of veterans and transfer services, Ms. T Brown.


The ceremony concludes with the floral presentation by the memorial Grove. The ceremony takes no more than 30 minutes - so, please join us. If you have any questions, please contact Petritsa Chatziziva, Office of Student Involvement at

Petritsa Chatziziva, Office of Student Involvement


Please excuse the following students from their classes on Friday, Sept. 13 for a KU-STEM field trip to the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm:  Maggie Crouse, Jacqueline Dixon, Victoria Dorsey, Hannah Fairley, Patrick Flynn, Peter Germani, David Grow, Olivia Kieley, Alexandria Lanager, Kelly Masker, Alexander Murray, Shelby Schmeltzle, Kelli Serpi, and Kelsey Stayrook.

Wendy Ryan, Marine Science Program and Chris Sacchi, Environmental Science Program


Kutztown University Writing Center now open! Our trained tutors will help your students with any stage of any writing assignment in OM 132, or x3-4733. Like us on

Amanda Morris, director, University Writing Center


This week's MSU Movie Series film is Iron Man 3 which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.

John Alfreo, technical services coordinator, McFarland Student Union


Pennsylvania German Instruments, Music & Dance with Keith Brintzenhoff - Explore the traditions of music and dance in Pennsylvania German culture through stories and performance with local folklife enthusiast, Keith Brintzenhoff. Learn the importance of traditional instruments in folk music such as guitar, autoharp, banjo, and mountain dulcimer. This free event will be held in the Freyberger One Room Schoolhouse at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. For more information, please call X 3-1589 or email

Amanda Lynn Richardson, public relations coordinator, PGCHC


Kutztown University professor of communication design, Kevin McCloskey, will host a reception for printmaking studio Médula Negra's first U.S exhibition, on Monday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in the second floor gallery of the Rohrbach Library.

"Médula Negra," which means Black Bone Marrow, of Xalapa, Mexico, is the studio of two young printmakers, Javier Arjona and Sebastian Fund. Prints in the exhibition include woodcuts from Arjona's 2012 series, Metal Para Sordos (Heavy Metal for the Deaf), and Fund's current project, Huellas Lejanas (Distant Footprints), which involves printing with abandoned shoes he finds in the streets.

Curated by professor McCloskey, who visited Xalapa this summer to meet the artists, the exhibition runs Sept. 15 to Oct.15, to correspond with National Hispanic Heritage Month 2013.

Bruce Jensen, librarian, Rohrbach Library


Updated ¡VIVA VEGGIES! Schedule - Discover everything you need to know eating meat free and healthy in a three session mini workshop. You are invited to join a three session mini workshop to assist our campus community in ¡VIVA VEGGIES!  This program is sponsored by Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services and part of Healthy Campus 2020.    ¡VIVA VEGGIES! is open to our campus community.  For more information please contact

Session Two:  MSU 325 on Sept. 12
Session One: MSU 116 on Sept. 19
Session Two: MSU 325 on Sept. 26
Session Three: To be announced with participants.

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



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