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April 13, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU and LCCC Articulation Agreement   

KU AND LCCC SIGN ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Kutztown University and Lehigh Carbon Community College signed two articulation agreements Monday, April 11. KU President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber presided over the signing. To read the full story and watch a video of the signing click here or on the photo above.  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

All Day             

Freshmen Foundations Exhibition, Sharadin Arts Building

1 p.m.

Soft Skills Workshop, Stratton 116

2 p.m.

Soft Skills Workshop, Stratton 116

4 - 8 p.m.

Bearfest 38 Kickoff, DMZ

7 p.m.

Poetry Competition, MSU 183

7:30 p.m.

Zach Kobal Senior Recital, Georgian Room

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure dominates. Clear skies are expected. High temperature near 60. Winds northeast at 6-8 mph.

 

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 13, 1999: Walter Cronkite appears at KU as a part of the Decision Makers Forum. The retired anchor of the CBS Evening News speaks out against government restrictions on press coverage of the NATO attack on Yugoslavia the previous week.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

KU CAMPUS STORE INAUGURAL SALE
Help us celebrate President Hawkinson's Inauguration and an historic year! All 150th apparel and gift items are 15% off all week, through Sunday. 




  

WHO'S WHO AT KU
The following students were recognized as honorees for the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges program. Honorees must have a cumulative grade point average above a 3.25 and a minimum of 75 credits and demonstrated achievement in the following areas: academic achievement, leadership involvement, commitment to volunteer efforts, and commitment to social action:.
Jessica Adamczyk, Alyssa  Blasko, Jaron Bradley, Isabella Canova, Katherine Clauhs, Christopher Erthal, Kelsey Greth, Melissa Gump, Rachel Hammersley, Jennifer Hill, Christopher Kalbfell, Elaine Knox, Joel Leibensperger, Kelsey McGuire, Megan Mehalick, Shane Murphy, Waskar Paulino, Diedra Pile, Kevin Ruppert, Dana Salanik, Jacqueline Schor and Shelby Schwoyer.




  

ALPHA SIGMA LAMBDA HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTIONS
The following students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society on Saturday, April 9. Inductees are adult students who have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA and have successfully completed at least 24 credits at Kutztown University.
Suzanne Angstadt, Nicholas Asimbaya, Stefani Benrubi, Jeremy Bridges, Erin Brown, Rosa Collado, Amanda Dentino, Samantha Donohue, Christopher Erthal, Bryon Garrison, Jeffrey Heminitz, Michelle Hernandez, Matthew Korn, Michael Lado, Patricia LeMaster, Jennifer Loaiza, Jennifer Martin, Thomas Mergen, Darryl  Morgan, Sarah Otto, Paul Procaccio, Emily Reinertson, David Schaeffer, Jennifer Westervelt, Lindsay Williams, Alexis  Wolf and Cynthia Wright.



  


  

PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS CANDIDATES
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 19-20           Candidate 2 - Dr. Anne Zayaitz
April 28-29           Candidate 3




 

THE BEARS ARE BACK IN TOWN
Bearfest 38, one of KU's oldest traditions, returns to the DMZ April 13 - 16.  For the full schedule of activities, click here.  




  

FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM APPLICATION FOR 2017-2018 IS OPEN
Please share with students, especially juniors. Students may apply for a Fulbright Research/Study or English Teaching Assistantship grant for 2017-2018. Applicants must earn a bachelor's degree by the time their program begins. The grant funds travel to and from the host country, health insurance, and provides a stipend for living expenses in country.  Information about the specific programs and opportunities is at us.fulbrightonline.org. KU campus deadline is October 1, 2016.
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, Office of International Admissions




  

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2015-2016 academic year will be held on April 28.  The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Thurs., April 14.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee




  

EXCUSED ABSENCE REQUEST
Please excuse from classes the following members of Chamber Singers who will be on tour Thursday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 27. They are responsible for all missed work.
Colt Barron, Brandyn Black, Anissa Contento, Elise Durling, Marcus Feld, Nicolas Gerber, Kaitlyn Good, Melissa Gump, Kayla Mackley, Rachel Miller, Brynna Mullins, Matt Murphy, Megan Povlich, Bobby Rutherford, Colin Shecktor, Jonathan Tice, Patrick Wales, Melanie Weidner, Elizabeth Weimar and Andrew Warren
                Dr. Henry A. Alviani, associate professor of music




  

THOMAS PIRNOT LECTURE IN MATHEMATICS
April 14, 3:30 p.m., Boehm 260
On Thursday, April 14, the Department of Mathematics will host the Ninth Annual Thomas Pirnot Lecture in Mathematics.  The speakers will be Dr. Elizabeth McMahon and Dr. Gary Gordon from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.  They will speak about the mathematics of the popular card game SET (www.setgame.com).  Refreshments at 3:30pm, talk at 4:00pm in Boehm 260.  All are welcome!
For the full abstract, please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/seminars-and-events/colloquia.htm 




  

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!




  

OXFAM HUNGER BANQUET
April 19, 6 p.m., MSU 218
Please join the members of Oxfam America at KU for the Annual Hunger Banquet, Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m. in MSU 218. The event draws focus on hunger and poverty issues and the unequal distribution of resources in the world. This year's event will feature KU grad and humanitarian aid worker, Troy Spier who will share his experience working with refugees in the Republic of Macedonia and Lesvos Island, Greece. Proceeds from this event will go to aid Syrian refugees. Please share this information with interested students and members of the KU community. RSVP is appreciated to oxfamatku@gmail.com.
                Lisa Grabowski, advisor, Oxfam America at KU




  

COMMENCEMENT USHERS NEEDED
Five ushers are needed for the afternoon May Commencement ceremony (12-5 p.m.). If you are interested, please contact Andrea Kirshman at kirshman@kutztown.edu. Thank you!
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost for retention & student success




  

FRESHMAN FOUNDATIONS EXHIBITION
April 13-24, Sharadin Arts Building Atrium
You are all invited to the annual Freshman Foundations Exhibition!
Each year this exhibition features the exemplary work from our freshman foundation level visual art students enrolled in Drawing I, Drawing II, 2-D Design, and 3-D Design. The exhibition runs April 13-24, 2016, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Atrium Lobby of the Sharadin Arts Building. Faculty, please share with all your students, friends and family!




  

3RD ANNUAL KU POETRY COMPETITION: THE SPOKEN WORD WITH RUDY FRANCISCO
April 13, 7 p.m., MSU 183
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




 

THESIS PRESENTATION RESCHEDULED
April 21, 11 a.m., Old Main 280
On Thursday, April 21 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




  

 

 

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
1:30 p.m.                             Women's Golf hosts Spring Invitational (Moselem Springs Golf Club; Fleetwood, Pa.)

 

 


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