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April 12, 2017


The Daily Brief

2017 Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction2017 Phi Alpha Honor Society Induction
On Friday, April 7, Social Work students, faculty, family members and friends gathered at the South Dining Hall to celebrate the induction ceremony for this year's members of the Mu Gamma Chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, the National Honor Society for Social Work Scholars. MSW student inductees are Andrew Baker, Bethany Billy, Tricia Bryfogle, Vinay Desai, Brittany Fritchman, Tina Grant, McKenzie Hollenbach, Daisy Heidenreich, Kelcie Muschlitz, Brianna Norton, Olga Rodriguez, Daniel Westerman, Taylor Wolf, and Allison White. BSW inductees are Jessica Brokenshire, Cornelia Campbell, Samantha Ceballo, Erika Davis, Margaret Delaney, Colleen Donnelly, Ashlyn Elliot, Lindsay Fernandez, Caitlyn Flemming, Elizabeth Gehringer, Allison Hauler, Jasmine Jones, Danay Knorr, Alexis McDaniels-Brooks, Dezyree Miller-Rice, Jordan Napoli, Taylor Person, Samantha Person, Samantha Roberts, Kylee Stimson, and Kayla Tarantino-McClay. The new officers for 2017-2018 are Daisy Heidenreich, president and Danay Knorr, vice president.
                Ed Hanna, faculty advisor




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10 a.m. COB dean candidate Open Forum, 114 DF
1 p.m. LAS associate dean candidate Open Forum, 103 AF
4 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Millersville - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
7 p.m. James Hoch Reading, 183 MSU




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


Weak cold front passes through the region Wednesday morning. Scattered showers during the morning with the best chance of rain before 11 a.m. Cloudy for most of the day but we may see some clearing by the afternoon. High temperature near 70. Winds west at 6-13 mph. Rainfall less than .1"




New brand lapel pins have been sent to staff and faculty through interoffice mail. Managers received their pins at the Managers' Retreat.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tammy Wert, or ext. 3-4114.

April 12
Please excuse the following computer science students from class 9 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, April 12, for a field trip to East Penn Manufacturing: Bailey Moser, Nyiah Nevarez, Hannah Hungerford, Joy Onyenwere, Adam Whittaker, Jennie Fisher, Andrew Steele, Tyler Lance, David Yocum, Noelia Cabrera, Deiondre Andrews, Logan Atiyeh, Michael Bradley, Jake Betts, Ricky Moyer, Igli Nako, Sukurat Kareem and Matthew Sauchelli.
                Lisa Frye, chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

April 17, 4 p.m.
The Kutztown University community is invited to North Campus Field this Monday, April 17, for the high school baseball game between Fleetwood and Schuylkill Valley. The two participating school districts and the university will celebrate the honor and memory of Kiley Steward, the daughter of Ken Steward, associate vice president in the Provost's Office. All donations collected during the game will benefit the Kiley Steward Memorial Scholarship. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. We hope to see you there!

The fourth annual Larry R. Mugridge Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research with be held in 214 Lytle Hall on Thursday, April 13, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The symposium features original research by undergraduates at Kutztown University.  The symposium is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Larry Mugridge, professor of Mathematics at Kutztown University from 1971 until his retirement in 2011 (Mathematics B.S. Wartburg College, 1962; M.S.; Ph.D. Lehigh University, 1968).

3 - 3:10 p.m. Refreshments
3:10 p.m.    Lyn I. McQuaid, Ph.D., "About Dr. Mugridge"

Undergraduate Presentations:
3:15 p.m.    Mr. Diego Manzano-Ruiz, "Vertex Colouring Game on Graphs"
Faculty Sponsor: W. H. T. Wong, Ph.D.
3:40 p.m.    Ms. Sarah Kilgore and Mr. Mason Smith, "Can Students Be Successful?"
Faculty Sponsor: E. J. Landquist, Ph.D.
4:05 p.m.    Ms. Shannon Golden, "Colouring the Integers"
Faculty Sponsor: B. G. Kronenthal, Ph.D.
4:30 p.m.    Mr. Charles Saternos, "A Population-Based Metaheuristic Approach for Solving the Multi-Demand Multidimensional Knapsack Problem"
Faculty Sponsor: A. Y. Lu, Ph.D. & Francis Vasko, Ph.D.
4:55 p.m.    Mr. Nathaniel R. Benjamin, "An Interesting View of Quadratic Forms"
Faculty Sponsor: E. J. Landquist, Ph.D.

Symposium Judges:
James Hammer, Ph.D. of Cedar Crest College;
P. Y. C. Lee of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania;
Hartono Tjoe, Ph.D. of Pennsylvania State University at Berks;
Mark Wolfmeyer, Ph.D. of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; and,
Taoye Zhang, Ph.D. of Pennsylvania State University at Worthington Scranton.
                Pádraig McLoughlin, Department of Mathematics




Below you will find events scheduled for the current week.  Events further out are located in the "In Case You Missed It" section.  If you don't see your event, please submit it to us at

April 12, 10 a.m.
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 10 - 11 a.m., April 12, 114 DF, to meet the first candidate for the College of Business Dean search.
                Stacey Gambler, on behalf of the COB Dean search committee

April 12, 1 p.m.
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 1 - 2 p.m., April 12, 103 AF, to meet the third candidate, Dr. Karen Lee Rauch for the position of associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
                Ted Witryk, on behalf of the LAS search committee

April 12, 7 p.m.
Poet James Hoch will be giving a free public reading 7 p.m., tonight, 183 MSU. Hoch is the author to two books, "Parade of Hands," winner of the Gerald Cable Book Award, and "Miscreants" from W. W. Norton. Rooted in the Pennsylvania landscape, his poetry is unflinching and exquisitely crafted. It calls us to observe and forgive the horrors that inhabit our lives. His poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, Black Warrior Review, The New Republic, and Slate. "Miscreants" is available in the KU bookstore.

April 13, 9 a.m.
The Department of Art and Art History with support from the Association of Campus Events presents "Big Art Day" 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 120 SH. Three Kutztown alumni return to campus to discuss their art and careers with current KU students. This year's presenters are Rachel Heberling '06, program studio manager for the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Brad Kunkle '01, a professional artist represented by Arcadia Contemporary in Los Angeles and John D. Roberts, '95, co-founder of Amazon's comiXology and a pioneer in digital comics. The event is free and open to the public.
                Department of Art and Art History

April 13, 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The Philosophy Department hosts Dean Zimmerman, Philosophy Department, Rutgers University, on Thursday, April 13. Dr. Zimmerman will present "Could mystics be perceiving God?" to the Philosophy Club at 11 a.m. in 323 MSU. At 4:30 p.m., in 103 AF, he will give a public lecture, "What if there is no 'best possible world'?"
                Joseph Jedwab, Department of Philosophy

April 13, noon deadline
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held Thursday, April 27. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon, Thursday, April 13. 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

April 13, 3 p.m.
The KU Council of Trustees will next meet 3 p.m., April 13, 250 MSU. All are welcome to attend.
                Office of the President

April 14, 3 - 5 p.m.
It's official! Bob Watrous, associate provost for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs/dean of students, retired on March 31. The university community is invited to join in a celebration in his honor 3- 5 p.m., Friday, April 14, 250 MSU. Contributions toward a gift will be collected in the Office of the Dean of Students, 119 AD. Cards for recording memories of working with Bob will be available to guests at the celebration. Those who cannot make the celebration are invited to complete a card ahead of time in the Office of the Dean of Students. Questions can be directed to Faith Riedel at ext. 3-1396. Hope to see you there.
                Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Logo
For our sixth Middle States Moment, we begin to share the members of our various working groups. The members of KU's Working Group I are Matthew Santos (liaison), Jennifer Schlegel (co-chair), Kenneth Steward (co-chair), Angelika Antoni, Leah Cassellia, Jennifer Forsyth, Amanda Fretz, Bruce Gottschall, James Ludlow, Lauren Moss, Valerie Reidout, Jacob Sewall and Jamie VanValkenburgh.  This Working Group is charged with examining relevant documents, policies, procedures, and processes and making recommendations for institutional improvement related to mission and goals.





Wednesday, April 12
4 p.m.                   Women's Lacrosse vs. Millersville - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Thursday, April 13
3 p.m.                   Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - Andre Reed Stadium

Friday, April 14
9 a.m.                    Track & Field hosts Mondschein Multi - Andre Reed Stadium
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. West Chester (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. West Chester (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Saturday, April 15
11 a.m.                 Men's Tennis vs. West Liberty - Keystone Courts
1 p.m.                   Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)



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