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April 20, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Beck Hall Ducklings    

MAKE WAY FOR (BECK HALL) DUCKLINGS!
Thank you to all of the students, faculty, and staff who helped to ensure that the duck nesting outside of the Beck Hall Health & Wellness Center made it safely to water with her 10 ducklings in tow on Friday.  With the help of her human escorts, "Rosa" was able to keep her little family intact for the first time since the opening of the current health center location. Special thanks to Dr. Todd Underwood (Biology), Dave Isett (Facilities), and Robin Hoffman (Health Administrative Services) for going above and beyond their duties to ensure the safety of Rosa and her ducklings.
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services




 
Dr. Laura Sherrod
SHERROD ELECTED TO NATIONAL POST
Dr. Laura Sherrod was elected President of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society (EEGS).  EEGS is the premier society dedicated to near surface geophysics.  This not-for-profit corporation has approximately 650 members around the world and hosts an annual meeting held in the United States, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) where Dr. Sherrod and her undergraduate students present their research to an international audience.  Dr. Sherrod's previous contributions to EEGS have included service as the Vice President of Committees (2011-2013), a Board Member (2014-2016), and the development of Student Chapters of EEGS during her term as Student Committee Chair (2013-2016), through which she brought together students from universities across North America and from international locations such as Lagos and Prauge. 

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

All Day

Volunteer Appreciation Day, Community Outreach Center

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

English Club Book Sale, Lytle 167

4 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg, Keystone Field

7:30 p.m.

Single Reed Concert, Georgia Room, Old Main

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Sunny skies under high pressure. Same old, same old. High temperature in the upper 60s. Winds north at 3-7 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 15, 1936:  President Rohrbach announces that the school gymnasium, now known as Risley Hall, has been condemned by the Department of Labor and Industry for structural weaknesses.  A new floor, roof, showers, dressing rooms and bleachers are constructed the following summer ensuring the building can be used for the 1936-1937 school year. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 second 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




 

ENGLISH CLUB BOOK SALE
April 19 and 20, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., 167 Lytle
Support the KU English Club by stopping by their book sale in 167 Lytle, 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




 

EXCUSED ABSENCE REQUEST
Please excuse the following students from class on Wednesday April 20. They will taking a tour at Liquid Interactive, departing at 9 a.m. and returning approximately 12:30 p.m.: Matt Sauchelli, Jeremy Lowery, Brandon Scott, Mary Kimmel, Amanda Ferraro, David Kreis, Harold Baguinon, Ankit Gyawali, Jonathan Araujo, James Steffen, Genevieve Smith, David Schaeffer, Andrew Steele, Tamara Jennings, Nina Schnyder, Chris Landes, Jonathan Lynch
                Lisa Frye, Computer Science & Information Technology Department




 

GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL DINNER
April 21, 6 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown
The Geographical Society of Kutztown University is hosting an International Dinner on Thursday 4/21 from 6-8 PM. Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church on Main Street and taste different dishes from countries around the world. This is a potluck dinner. If you can, bring your favorite cultural dish. At the dinner, you will be asked to make a donation. Your generous donations can help our club educate others about the world around us. This is open to the entire community. Please RSVP to gmrm5513@gmail.com.




 

UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT TRAGEDY AND HOPE
April 21, 7:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium
The University Orchestra will perform a concert with guest soloist Elisa Kohanksi on cello.  Kohanski enjoys a diverse performing career, appearing regularly as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player, and championing unique collaborations with artists of other disciplines. A highly-regarded solo performer, she was featured in the world premiere of Richard Danielpour's Come Up From the Fields Father with the Wheeling Symphony. She has performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with several orchestras including the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, her trio commissioned Spanish-American composer Elisenda Fabregas' Triple Concerto, which had its inaugural performance with the Atlanta Virtuosi under the baton of Juan Ramirez in 2015.




 

PLANETARIUM SHOWS TOMORROW
April 21, 7 and 8 p.m., Planetarium
"Ice Worlds" Planetarium Show: 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.  FREE admission.
"Laser Beatles" LASER Light Show: 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.  $5 tickets available at the planetarium




 

FACULTY BOOK MAKES NY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
Congratulations to Kunal Das on the ranking of his book, The Quantum Rules: How the Laws of Physics Explain Love, Success, and Everyday Life, on the NY Times Bestseller list. 




  

DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AWARDS
The Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the recipients of the outstanding student awards.  Christopher Kalbfell and Erica Yurvati received the 2016 Criminal Justice Department Academic Excellence and Community Service Award. The 2016 Criminal Justice Outstanding Alumni Award was granted to Dr. Jonathan Kremser, associate professor, Criminal Justice Department.
We would also like to congratulate the following Criminal Justice students who were inducted into the Kutztown University's Kappa Alpha chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma on Tuesday, April 19, 2016: Jacquelyn Ball, Illana Bershtein, David Derkits, Courtney Ebbeson, Andrea Erwin, Sandy Feliz, Benjamin Forbes, Carly Giangiulio, Lindsey Hessmiller, Jacob Homan, Jay Liston, Victoria Lukas, Aaron Mathew, Sarah Mickey, Bailey Morelock, Breyaunna Patteson, Emma Raymond, Benjamin Recker, Leo Rooney, Ruben Rumbolo, Kimberly Sockoloskie, Daniella Soria, Kelly Stumpf, Emily VanBilliard, Shannon Wahl, Kayla Wisniewski, Erica Yurvati and Wayne Zimmerman, IV
                Mahfuzul Khondaker, chair, Criminal Justice Department




 

EXCUSED ABSENCE REQUEST
Please excuse the following students who will be representing Kutztown University at the PASSHE Frederick Douglass Institute Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22 at Millersville University.  These students are part of the KU FDI Debate team: Judy Lin, Austin Jackson, and Deshawn Harper.   These students are presenting papers at the conference: Sera Fives, Megan O'Neill, and Kevin Kelley.  We wish them all the best!




  

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




  

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




  

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
April 21, 11 a.m., MSU 157
The Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, April 21, at 11 a.m. in MSU 157 (note room change).  Brad Younger will talk on:  "Thoughts on Knowledge, Fallibilism, & Skepticism."
                Allan Back, faculty advisor




 

TODAY IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY
Students, faculty and staff who have done community service are invited to stop by the Community Outreach Center today to celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation Day.  Over 1500 student volunteer through the COC and SVC - but we recognize that other students, staff, and faculty are volunteers in other various ways in the town of Kutztown, Berks County, and beyond.   Stop by for Coffee and pastries, 7:30-10:30 am, or pizza and wings 12-4 p.m.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO WORK TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY BETTER!




 

KUTZTOWN RUGBY 7S TOURNAMENT
April 23, 9 a.m., North Campus Rugby Pitch
The 3rd Annual Kutztown Rugby 7s Tournament is this weekend. This Saturday, April 23, your Golden Bears will be facing over 20 different teams to complete the 3-peat! It is an all-day affair so come to cheer the teams to victory. Meet us at the rugby pitch off of Luckenbill, games begin at 9 a.m., and be ready to enjoy some fast paced rugby 7s action!  There will be lots of activity on the North side of campus, and parking for rugby is designated in lots B2 and B3. See you then! Run with the Bears!
                Kutztown University Men's Rugby




 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEAN SEARCH CANDIDATES
April 26, 28, May 3 and 5
Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Education 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/education/dean-search.htm
April 26                Candidate 1
April 28                Candidate 2
May 3                   Candidate 3
May 5                   Candidate 4




 

GREATER READING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS IDEA CHALLENGE
There were 41 teams competing in the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Business Idea Challenge.  Out of the nine semifinalists, 5 teams were from Kutztown University College of Business.  Now they have selected the 3 finalist teams, and 2 of them are from Kutztown University (wet and IHOM). Please help me congratulate the finalists.  They will be presenting to the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce on April 26 where the finalist will be chosen.  The winning team gets $1500.
Here is the link to the page about the competition.
http://greaterreadingvoice.com/programs/business-idea-challenge
Congratulations to Dr. Rhoads.
                Donna Steslow, chair, Department of Business Administration



 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS 

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, April 20
4 p.m.                   Women's Lacrosse vs. Bloomsburg (Keystone Field) Live Stats

Friday, April 22
2 p.m.                   Women's Lacrosse vs. Seton Hill (Keystone Field) Live Stats

Saturday, April 23
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. Bloomsburg (Senior Day) (North Campus Field) Live Stats
1 p.m.                   Softball vs. West Chester (North Campus Field) Live Stats  

 

 


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