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April 11, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

American Red Cross Berks County Adult Good Samaritan Heroe Ryan Baron 

Kutztown University football player Ryan Baron has been selected as the recipient of the American Red Cross Berks County Adult Good Samaritan Heroes Award.  The American Red Cross Berks County Heroes Breakfast was established 12 years ago in an effort to recognize and raise public awareness of local heroes who carry out the mission of the Red Cross every day. This year's event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 7:15 a.m. - 9 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1741 Papermill Rd.; Wyomissing, PA 19610.  Tickets to the event are available at $40 per person and table sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please RSVP to Sherry Bingaman at (610) 375-4384 or sherry.bingaman@redcross.org no later than May 1, 2016.  (Read the entire story here)

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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9:30 a.m.

College of Business Faculty Open Forum, Associate Dean Candidate 1, DF 122

11 a.m.

Students Open Forum, Provost Candidate 1, Sharadin 120

1:30 p.m.

Faculty and Staff Open Forum, Provost Candidate 1, Academic Forum 102

7 p.m.

W.O.M.E.N., Multicultural Center

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)

Mostly cloudy skies throughout most of the day. On and off shower threat in the morning. Rain threat should be over by noon but skies will remain overcast. Brisk southerly winds will push temperatures up a few degrees. High temperature near 60. Winds south at 10-15 mph. Rainfall less than .1".
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

April 11, 1998:  A $1.8 million addition to the deFrancesco Building opens for business.  The three-story addition adds 22,500 square-feet to the building and allows the College of Business to vacate Beekey and reside in a single building. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


FBI PRESENTATION
April 14, 11-11:50 a.m., Boehm 261.
Please encourage your students to participate in a presentation by the FBI.  The FBI is actively recruiting majors other than criminal justice. If you are a Computer Science, Math, Science (any), Accounting or Criminal Justice major and interested in working for the FBI, this info session is for you. General hiring information and major specific breakout sessions will let you know why they want your major!




 

SOFT SKILLS WORKSHOP
April 13, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Please encourage your students to participate in a Soft Skills workshop with the Career Development Center to show them how their campus job (or other job) can help them develop these soft skills.  All events will be held in Stratton 116, April 13, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.  Choose your session!




  

EXCUSED ABSENCE
Student members of the KU Trombone Choir will be performing for the Annual Ladies Tea on Thursday, April 14.  Please excuse them from class from 1:30 - 3 p.m. They are responsible for missed class work.




  

AT-LARGE FACULTY SENATE SEAT - NOMINATION DEADLINE NOON TODAY
This is a notification that one At-Large Faculty seat will be open on Senate. The three-year term begins August 2016. All permanent and tenure-track teaching and non-teaching faculty with a minimum of three years of full time employment are eligible to run for this elected position. The constituency served is all KU faculty. Nominations will be accepted beginning Friday April 1 at noon, and close Monday April 11 at noon. Please watch your KU inbox for notification to self-nominate.  Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.
                Lisa Norris, secretary, University Senate




 

COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENT PRESENTATION
On April 2 Matthew Tothero, graduate student in Computer Science, presented the paper "Toward a Design of for Teaching Cognitive Robotics" at the Annual Conference of Computer and Information Science Educators held on the KU campus.  He described the hardware and software design of the Finch, Initio and DiddyBorg robots which he worked on in conjunction with Dr. Oskars Rieksts.




  

NEW CAMPUS MAP WEBSITE
We have launched our new campus map website: http://www.kutztown.edu/CampusMap. The new map incorporates Google maps and has a location page for all buildings and locations on campus.  The locations are sortable by department and building types, and users can get customized directions to buildings.  The PDF/downloadable maps that were previously available on the old map are still there - just shown below the new interactive map.    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact leiboff@kutztown.edu.  Thanks to our Content Management System provider, Ingeniux, and Information Technology/Enterprise Software Development Office for helping to create this feature.
                Josh Leiboff, University Relations




  

PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS CANDIDATES
April 11, 12; April 19, 20; April 28, 29
Candidates for the position of provost and vice president of Academic Affairs will visit campus over the next few weeks.  Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff.  Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted one week before their visit to campus.  The first candidate has been added.
http://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/provost-search.htm

April 11-12           Dr. Satasha L. Green-Stephen
April 19-20           Candidate 2
April 28-29           Candidate 3

The schedule for today's candidate is
11 a.m. - noon, Students Open Forum (Sharadin 120)
1:30 - 3 p.m., Faculty and Staff Open Forum (AF 102)




  

AFSCME MEETING
April 18, 5 p.m., MSU 250
AFSCME 2234 members are advised of our membership meeting with time and location changes. 
Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month and April 18, 2016 our monthly Union meetings will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250. 
Refreshment will be provided.  We will be voting on the delegates to attend the AFSCME International Convention, July 18-22, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.  Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234




  

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATE DEAN SEARCH CANDIDATES
April 11, 22 and 27
Candidates for the position of Associate Dean in the College of Business will visit campus over the next few weeks.  Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff.  Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus. 
http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events/associate-dean-search.htm

April 11         Candidate 1
April 22         Candidate 2
April 27         Candidate 3




 

3RD ANNUAL KU POETRY COMPETITION:  THE SPOKEN WORD WITH RUDY FRANCISCO
Rudy Francisco is an exciting spoken-word artist and activist who give voice to the experiences of those around him. He will perform and host the 3rd annual KU poetry competition on April 13 at 7 p.m. in MSU 183. The contest will be judged by English faculty. Prizes awarded to the top three poets. Come to compete or simply to enjoy the poetry. Sponsor by ACE & the English Department.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor




  

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP 
April 14, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Rohrbach Library 17
Drs. Angela Cirucci and Keith Massie, Communication Studies, with Dr. Moe Folk, Digital Rhetoric & Multimodal Composition
Teaching with Social Media - Redux
Back by popular demand! Join Drs. Angela Cirucci, Keith Massie, and Moe Folk for a dynamic exploration into the various ways social media can be harnessed in classroom settings to extend course content and encourage student learning. Participants are encouraged to bring along an assignment or lecture to discuss how social media can be integrated into their coursework. This event is hosted by CET and the Office of Distance Education. To find out more about our Teaching and Learning Workshops and to view past workshops, please visit our webpage, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter.  

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

  

Thursday, April 14

3 p.m.                                   Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi (Andre Reed Stadium)

 

Friday, April 15

9 a.m.                                    Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi (Andre Reed Stadium)

1 p.m.                                   Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats

 

Saturday, April 16

11:30 a.m.                        Women's Tennis vs. East Stroudsburg (Keystone Courts)

1 p.m.                                   Softball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH) (Senior Day) (North Campus Field) Live Stats
 

 

 


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