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Sept 4, 2013


The Daily Brief


Yesterday State Sen. Judy Schwank presented Kutztown University with a $40,000 grant from the Pa. Liquor Control Board.
The grant money will be paid over two years and used to educated students on responsible and legal alcohol consumption. 
The Borough of Kutztown received a $36,615 grant to partner with the university and expand the program to students living off-campus. 

Read Reading Eagle coverage of the event here.
Read Kutztown Patriot coverage of the event here.


A Celebration of Life for Jean M. Shapcott, a KU student who passed away this July after a battle with liver cancer, will be held this Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Shaeffer Auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

We are sad to inform the university community of the passing of Edna Boyer, mother of Kelly Boyer and sister of Sandy Muth. Both Kelly and Sandy are custodians in the residence halls. Messages of sympathy may be sent to Kelly at 137 Wentz St., Kutztown, Pa. 19530 and Sandy at 332 N. Cedar St., Kutztown, Pa. 19530. 
        Glenn Ruhe, HRLDS Department

All members of the campus community are invited to the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching's first Conversations on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for the 2013-2014 academic year. On September 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Library Room 100B, the CET is hosting a book discussion with the Provost. The book is Tinto's (2012) Completing college: Rethinking institutional action and the e-book version can be found at: . Tinto is a major figure in the study of student retention.
        E. Gil Clary, assistant vice provost, Assessment

The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Sept. 6, 11  a.m. in MSU 323. Phoenix Strouse will be speaking on: "The Justice of War", an approach to the identification of a just war and reasons for conscientious refusal, starting from the theory of John Rawls. 
        Phoenix Strouse, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

Housing & Residence Life & Dining Services will have extended evening hours Tuesday, Sept. 3 - Thursday, Sept. 5. The offices will remain open until 5:30 p.m.
        Kent Dahlquist, director, Housing & Residence Life & Dining Services

Live specialty shows for the Fall semester debut today! Check out our schedule and find the link to stream Kutztown University Radio (KUR) all at  
        Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR

September 5 - October 6, 2013 Biennial Faculty Exhibition
The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Art Building is pleased to announce the first exhibition of the 2013-2014 academic year. The 2013 Biennial Faculty Exhibition features work in all mediums by the faculty in the Art Education and Crafts, Communication Design, and Fine Arts departments. All events are free and open to the public.
Opening reception, Thursday September 5th, 4 - 6pm; Hours: Tues-Friday 10am-4pm, Sat 12-4pm, Sun 2-4pm; for directions and contact info

This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Fast and Furious 6" 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 Alfero, technical services coordinator, McFarland Student Union

The following Honors students will participate in an all-day study trip on Wednesday Sept. 4. They will travel to the Metropolitan Museum's medieval cloisters located in New York City. Please allow them to make up any missed course work.  Their names are: Abbott, Meganne; Crawford, Ashley; Kairis, Martha; Reppert, Jessica; Smith, William; Snyder, Jayna; Strunk, Danielle; Vanhorn, Rebecca.
        John J. Delaney, Department of History

Faculty please note that students can now be referred to Academic Coaches.  Students can meet with friendly and knowledgeable Peer Academic Coaches Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-12pm at the Success Desk in the Rohrbach Library lobby. Peer coaches offer drop-in tutoring for general academic skills such as time management, textbook reading, test-taking, note-taking, and more. Individual appointments are also available through Tutoring Services. Look for the orange poster! 
     Laura Scappaticci, Student Success Coordinator



Thursday, September 5
Women's Volleyball vs. Philadelphia - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Friday, September 6
Women's Volleyball vs. Caldwell - 5 p.m. (Keystone Arena)

Saturday, September 7
Men's and Women's Tennis vs. Millersville - TBA (Keystone Courts)
Field Hockey vs. Bellarmine - 10 a.m. (University Field)
Women's Volleyball vs. Southern New Hampshire - 10:30 a.m. (Keystone Arena)
Women's Soccer vs. West Chester - 1 p.m. (Keystone Field)
Field Hockey vs. Mercy - 2 p.m. (University Field)
Women's Volleyball vs. Davis & Elkins - 6:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena)