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April 12, 2016


The Daily Brief

Hank Youngerman at KU 

April 12, 11 a.m., Lytle 228
On April 12, the KU Math Club will host Mr. Hank Youngerman, a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), who has volunteered to be the CAS Liaison to Kutztown University.  Mr. Youngerman will give a presentation at the Math Club meeting at 11 a.m. in LY 228. During his presentation, Mr. Youngerman will address the following questions: What is an Actuary?   Why be an Actuary?  What skills are needed to be an Actuary?  How do you become an Actuary?  Mr. Youngerman graduated from Georgetown University in 1977. He became an associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries in 1980 and then a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 1983. Mr. Youngerman has about 35 years of casualty actuarial experience, in pricing and reserving, and in working for insurance companies, consulting firms, and government regulators. 



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11 a.m.

Pet Therapy, MSU 218

11 a.m.

Hank Youngerman, Lytle 228

7 p.m.

Spring Book Review, MSU 183




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

Mostly Cloudy skies with intermittent rain showers or a period or two of rain, especially in the morning, as a front approaches. Highs in the mid-50s. Northwest breezes at 5 to 15 mph. Expect a few tenths of an inch of rain.




(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 12, 1900:  The Reading Times declares the Keystone State Normal School to be the largest institution of its kind in the country.  Trustees credit the success to the harmonious relationship between the faculty, students and administrators.




PASSHE Study Abroad Award: The deadline for students to apply for the PASSHE Study Abroad Award for fall 2016 study is May 1. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 and programs must be for credit. Students must receive the Pell or PHEAA grant to qualify and must be Pennsylvania residents.  PSECU International Education Scholarship: The deadline to apply is May 20. Ten scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are available to students planning to study abroad in the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must receive the Pell or PHEAA grant to qualify and must be Pennsylvania residents.  Students can find the complete application and eligibility requirements on the scholarships page at Please encourage students who are considering study abroad to research all of the scholarship opportunities that are available to them.
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, Office of International Admissions


You can create group Wikis in Campus Pack? To get started, add a "Journals, Blogs, & Wikis" external learning tool link to your course. Set up a separate Wiki for each group. Then change the permissions in Campus Pack to create private or public group Wikis by restricting each Wiki to a specified group of authors and viewers. This is a great feature that allows you to restrict the editing capabilities of a Wiki to a small group, while still allowing the entire class to view the Wiki. The Group Wiki Guide will help you set up group Wikis in Campus Pack.  Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


The Department of Political Science & Public Administration honored the following inductees into the Rho Psi Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (National Honor Society in Political Science and Public Administration) at a reception on Friday, April 8:
Nykolai Blichar
Louis Day
Jason Frei
Congratulations to our Pi Sigma Alpha inductees!


The Department of Political Science announces the following department award winners:
Dr. Richard B. Close Undergraduate Award in Political Science-Peter Markel.
Joseph Peters/Albert Dixon Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement-Musfrah Rana and Megan Shaw.
Congratulations to this year's award winners!
                Steve Lem, chair, Department of Political Science & Public Administration


Members of the KU Choir, Chamber Singers and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will be performing for the president's inauguration on Friday.  Please excuse them from classes.  Students will be responsible for making up any missed work.  Thank you.


April 12, 7 p.m., MSU 183
Hosted by the Department of Library Science and Instructional Technology.


April 19, 11 a.m., Old Main 280
On Tuesday, April 19 at 11 a.m. in Old Main 280 Donald Ressler, Jr. will present his Master's Thesis in Computer Science entitled: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Multi-tiered Collision Avoidance:  A Student in Air Traffic Management Utilizing Global Controls and Flight Procedures.  This presentation is open to the University community.
                Oskars J. Rieksts, advisor


April 19, 20, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Lytle 167
Support the KU English Club by stopping by their book sale in Lytle 167 on April 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are literary treasures just waiting to be discovered.
                Liz Geisinger, president, KU English Club


April 23, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown
The Kutztown University Choral Music Department presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessor (Solemn Vespers) in a free concert Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. University Choir, conducted by Dr. Henry A. Alviani, director of choral studies, will perform at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 W. Main St., Kutztown. Guest soloists will include Kutztown University graduate soprano Mary McCormack, now a graduate student at Temple University; tenor Tyler Tejada, also a Temple University student; bass Dr. Damian Savarino, voice professor at Messiah College who also performed this role in Carnegie Hall last April; and Kutztown University students Elizabeth Weimar, soprano; Dakota May, alto, and Melissa Gump, alto. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Director of Music Bruce Rohrbach is the guest organist. A chamber orchestra led by Kutztown University Orchestra Director Jonathan Moser will collaborate on the performance. The Chamber Singers will also perform, presenting a program of works by Palestrina, Di Lasso, Durufle, Thompson, and others, including a spiritual. The concert is free and open to the public. For more details and information call 610-683-4553.




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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