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Sept 17, 2013


The Daily Brief

 National Book Festival

The English and History departments have organized a bus trip to DC for the National Book Fest on Saturday, Sept. 21. A seat on the bus is $20. The festival is free. We leave from the Lytle Hall parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and return from DC at 6 p.m. for a 9:30 p.m. arrival. You can see and maybe meet great writers like Natasha Trethaway,  Nicholson Baker, Jamaica Kincaid, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Don Dellilo, and lots more. Check out the list: national bookfest authors. The festival is held in the National Mall, right in the middle of all the great Smithsonian museums, and easy walking distance to great shops and restaurants. Stop in to see the English Dept office staff in Lytle 132 for a ticket on the bus. Seats are first-come-first-served, so don't put it off. Get your ticket today. 


The following student organizations have not started the annual registration process to be recognized at KU for 2012-13.  If you know a student, staff or faculty member who plans to work with one of these groups this year, please direct them to Leah Cassellia at or 610-683-4867.  The deadline for renewal is Friday, Sept. 20.  Thank you!
Financial Management Association
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Chamber Singers
Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society
Eckhaus Art Gallery
German Student Organization
Lambda Pi Eta- Xi Kappa
Men of Strength 

Join us for an Open House at the KU GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4, on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 1-6 p.m. Meet the staff, check out our resources, and register for a door prize. A screening of the documentary, Fish Out of Water, follows at 6 p.m. This humorous but informative film tells what the Bible really says about being gay. Following the film, Pastor Sue Marie of St. John's United Church of Christ in Kutztown will join students in a discussion. 

Student Government Board assists University Senate in finding students to fill open committee seats that are designated for students.  Know of a student who is interested in serving on University Governance?  Suggest that the student express this interest via a KUnited form found here:  This is a great way for the students to get involved and make a difference in the university community.  If you have any questions, please contact Leah Cassellia at or Kelly Hedlund at  Thank you for your support. 
Leah M. Cassellia

National Constitution Day
Take a fascinating look at our nation's history through the lens of KU students on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in the MSU Lobby. Come enjoy happy hour with interactive presentations and snacks. The event is sponsored by ACE, the Dept. of Elementary Education, KU Veterans Services & Military Club and the Office of Student Involvement.
Petritsa Catzitziva  

Main Street Deli at the Cub Cafe in McFarland Student Union is excited to offer new panini specials each week!  This week's special is a Grilled Reuben Panini with corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 Island dressing on grilled rye bread for $6.45. Stop by and try one this week and check back here for next week's special! Like Kutztown Dining on Facebook for more specials and other yummy dining info,! 

Tune in from 2- 3 p.m. for "Kutztown Live," KUR's campus and community issues talk radio program. This time around, host Mike Regensburger offers three special segments. In the first segment around 2:05 after the news, Mike welcomes onto the show Nteajiedd Flowers-Gordon, from Student Involvement, to discuss a great program on campus called "Bears at Night." In the second segment, longtime beloved former KUR political talk show host Dan Donahue, now studying abroad in England, phones in to discuss the global political landscape from an "across the pond" perspective. And in the third, it's another edition of our weekly feature called "The People Chronicles." "The People Chronicles" is an exciting Berks County project that emphasizes the stories of local individuals. It is the brainchild of Toni Reece, President of the People Academy, and is hosted by local radio personality Jackie Hoffman. In this week's installment, Jackie will sit down with Craig Poole, General Manager of Berks County's "Crowne Plaza" Hotel. Poole discusses success through making other people successful. 

Meet and Eat!  Sign up now!

Have you always wanted to get to know other members of the campus community?  Would you enjoy being treated to lunch?  The office of the Provost will be sponsoring lunches for small groups that include a combination of KU students, faculty and staff. (Dr. Vargas will not be in attendance at these lunches.)  The goal is that these individuals will get to know one another and, in turn, become more knowledgeable about the members of our campus family.  So that there is no financial strain on the individuals, the group will be given a money in the form of a Paw Pass to be used at a venue on campus.  Did you participate last semester?  Sign up again!  Questions?  Contact Leah Cassellia at 

HEART @ KU (Healing Environment Advocate Response Team) is a campus program that provides support to victims of sexual assault and relationship violence in the Kutztown University community.  As a graduate assistant for the HEART program, I lead discussion-oriented presentations which include a variety of information on topics such as what various types of abuse may look like, why victims may remain in unhealthy relationships, a discussion on sexual assault and what defines consent, and how to both remain safe as well as help prevent sexual and relationship violence on campus. I am certified through Berks Women in Crisis, and I also have experience in facilitating psycho-educational discussions, as well as presenting topics to groups both small and large.  If you are interested in having me present to one or more of your classes or have any questions, you may contact me via email at or by calling the KU Women's Center, (610) 683-4655).  I would be happy to work with you prior to my presentation and include additional topics that may be relevant to your class and curriculum. 
Sara Grove




Saturday, Sept. 21
Football vs. Bloomsburg - 1:05 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video
Women's Soccer vs. Pitt-Johnstown - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats
Field Hockey vs. Mercyhurst - 7 p.m. (University Field) Live Stats | Live Audio