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April 21, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies 2016 


Congratulations to Jay Winkleman who won first prize for his paper on "Maximal Knowledge: Gettier Problems as Speech Acts" and Levi Walbert who won  third prize for his paper on "The Sage of the Tao" at the 29th Annual PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference at East Stroudsburg University, April 8-9. Pictured from left to right are professor Allan Back, Jay Winkleman, Levi Walbert, and professor John Lizza.



 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.

Philosophy Club, 157 MSU

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees, 301 Stratton

6 p.m.

Geographical Society International Dinner, Trinity Lutheran Church

7 p.m.

"Ice Worlds" Planetarium show, Planetarium

7:30 p.m.

Elisa Kohanski with University Orchestra, Schaeffer Auditorium

8 p.m.

"Laser Beatles" Planetarium show, Planetarium

8 p.m.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" MSU Movie Series, Alumni Auditorium MSU

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Increasing clouds as the high pressure that's kept us sunny for nine days finally loses control to an approaching cold front. Highs around 70. Light south winds. Showers move in tonight.

 

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 20, 1996:  KU's John Mobley is drafted with the 15th pick of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.  Mobley and the Broncos went on to win the 1997 and 1998 Super Bowls. His number was retired at KU May 11, 1999 and he retired in 2003.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


NEW STUDENT GOVERNMENT BOARD OFFICERS
I am pleased to announce the new Student Government Board Executive Board for the 2016-17 academic year:

President

Molly Gallagher

Vice-President

Maria Sunick

Treasurer

Johan vanWyk

Parliamentarian

Alicia Miller

Secretary

Kayla Hudak

                Bob Watrous, advisor to the Student Government Board




 

FAMILY DAY PROPOSALS WANTED
Family Day will be October 1. We welcome faculty and staff to propose ideas for the day that your academic department or program office may want to do on that day. This is a day in which parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members come to campus to visit their students and see the campus - about a month after dropping them off for the start of the academic year. We have had departments host open houses, faculty members highlight areas like the Planetarium, Art Studios, the Heritage Farm, hobbies of faculty/staff, provide music, etc.. Student organizations provide table games or activities. The events can happen all day, just one hour, or multiple times throughout the day. Really - all ideas and programs are welcome! We would especially like to see more academic departments become involved. If any faculty or staff would like to possibly do something for the day, please contact Jerry Schearer at schearer@kutztown.edu or x3-4923 to discuss your idea further.




  

NEXTSTEPS NOMINATIONS FOR 2016-2017
Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students from Philadelphia as NextSteps AmeriCorps members for 2016-17.  The Next Steps AmeriCorps program is a youth leadership development initiative that partners college sophomores and juniors with first-year college students, designed for Next Steps AmeriCorps members to serve as peer mentors to support students' first-year experience through community service, mentorship, supportive workshops and leadership development. Alongside peer mentoring first-year students, Next Steps AmeriCorps members will also be committed to better their own communities through an emphasis of community service.  Next Steps AmeriCorps members will:
Perform 300 hours of community service in one year which includes informal mentoring of two first-year students and all training and leadership development. It is approximately a ten-hour per week commitment.
Student must be a KU sophomore or junior next year; must have graduated from any high school in Philadelphia; and, must receive some kind of federal financial aid, as well as be committed to the program. If staff or faculty would like to nominate a student, please email the student's name and why you are nominating them to: schearer@kutztown.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach at x3-4923.




  

EXCUSED ABSENCE REQUEST
April 21 and 22
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
April 21 and 27
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




  

FUTURE TEACHERS OF THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED EXCUSED ABSENCE REQUEST
April 28 and 29
Please excuse the following students in the visual impairment program to attend and volunteer at the State Vision Conference in Harrisburg Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29 (they will be leaving Wednesday late afternoon). Autumn Booths, Carly Erdmann, Mckenzie Fagan, Katie Foy, Kelly Starrick, Rachael Garner, Brennan Kennedy, Travis Lawrence, Taylor Lahey, Kelsey Mcguire, Matthew Spencer, Megan Middlebrook, Cheyenne Strohl, Lindsey Thompson and Allison Weaver




  

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




 

COUNCIL OF TRUSTEE MEETING
April 21, 3 p.m., 301 Stratton
The Council of Trustees Meeting is today at 3 p.m. in 301 Stratton.
                Toyia Heyward, Office of the President




  

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, April 21,   from 6-8 p.m. 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 Kohanski 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 TONIGHT
April 21, 7 and 8 p.m., Planetarium
"Ice Worlds" Planetarium Show: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21. FREE admission.
"Laser Beatles" LASER Light Show: 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21. $5 tickets available at the planetarium.




  

MSU MOVIE SERIES - STAR WARS:  THE FORCE AWAKENS
April 21, 22 and 23, 183 MSU
This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.
http://www.kutztown.edu/MSUMovies




  

WHITE KNIGHTS IN RED SQUARE PIANO RECITAL
April 22, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
On Friday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main, Pianist Daniel Immel will present a solo faculty piano recital, entitled "White Knights in Red Square," featuring an evening of piano music of all Russian and Ukrainian composers. Composers featured are Rachmaninov, Shchedrin, Medtner, Kosenko, Glinka, Prokofiev, as well as the debut of a piece by composer Austin Schlichting, entitled "A Hero of Our Time." The concert is free and open to the public.




  

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATE DEAN SEARCH CANDIDATES
April 22 - Candidate 2
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




  

ACCEPTED STUDENTS DAY
April 23
The Office of Admissions is hosting the fourth and final Accepted Student Day program this Saturday, April 23. We are expecting approximately 1,000 guests to attend. The official program will be delivered to offices participating in the event. Please contact Jade Eggleston at Eggleston@kutztown.edu with questions about the program. We thank you in advance!
                Office of Admissions




 

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




 

READING CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT AT KU
April 24, 4 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium
Please join the Reading Choral Society in celebrating its 140th Season this Sunday, April 24, with the performance of Haydn's Creation.  Under the artistic direction of Mr. Graham Bier, the program begins at 4 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  Students will be admitted free with KU ID.  Tickets are $20 at the door; $15 in advance.  Thank you.




  

SHOOFLY LITERARY MAGAZINE LAUNCH 2016
April 28, 6:45 - 9 p.m., 250 MSU
Live music and refreshments followed by contributor readings. Copies of the magazine will be available free of charge.




 
 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

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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