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April 19, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

Kristyn Rohrer

SOCIOLOGY MAJOR TO SPEND SUMMER IN JORDAN WORKING WITH REFUGEE CHILDREN
Kristyn Rohrer, a sophomore Sociology major at Kutztown University, will travel to Jordan this summer to complete a six week internship at Reclaim Childhood, a non-profit organization that operates a sports camp for refugee girls. Participants range in age from six to eighteen years old and are typically from the Syria, Iraq and Palestine areas.  Rohrer, who is from Manheim, Lancaster County, has a passion for helping people and that is the reason she joined the sociology program when she transferred to KU in the spring of 2016.  Read her story here.  




    

Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST KURT ELLING
April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Join GRAMMY award-winner Branford Marsalis and his band, The Branford Marsalis Quartet, in Schaeffer Auditorium on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. Marsalis' tight-knit working band will be joined by GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling, one of the world's foremost jazz vocalists. Elling's deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the Quartet to perform a variety of material in new ways.  A limited number of tickets are still available for $44 ($24 for students, $10 for KU Students with ID) and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at www.kutztownpresents.org or x34092.
                KU Presents!


     

Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society

On Monday, April 10, students, faculty, and family members gathered to celebrate the induction of eight graduate students into the Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society.  New members were inducted by graduate dean, Dr. Carole Wells, and faculty advisor and professor in the Secondary Education Department, Dr. Patricia Walsh Coates.  The keynote address was given by Dr. Sharon Lyter, professor in the Social Work Department and program director of the Doctor in Social Work. Student inductees are, front: Marishika Wright, Gaoci Lo, Heather Jacobson, and Margaret Simons back: Gregory Schuettler, Tyler Conway. Also pictured: Dr. Patricia Walsh Coates, Faculty Advisor. (Inductees not pictured:  Elizabeth Briggs and Prateeksha Patel).
                Carole Wells, dean, Graduate Studies


   

KU at PASSHE Advocacy Day

Kutztown University's student-led team joined students, faculty and staff from throughout the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education for Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Harrisburg yesterday.  Dr. Hawkinson joined KU's student advocacy leaders in a day of meetings with legislators and their staff to seek support for the State System.  The teams joined Chancellor Frank T. Brogan for a presentation in the East Wing Rotunda at the Capitol.  A gallery from yesterday can be found by clicking here.      

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

8:30 a.m. Ready, Set, Retire, Kemp Building
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Scholastic Book Fair, Beekey Lobby
12:30 p.m. Poetry Reading, Rickenbach Theater
4 p.m. Ready, Set, Retire, Kemp Building
6:30 p.m. College of Education Graduate Open House, BK 235
7 p.m. Poetry Slam Competition, MSU 183
7 p.m. Skylar Kergil, Boehm 145
11 p.m. Ready, Set, Retire, Kemp Building

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Weakening high pressure will provide for a dry morning. Clouds will be on the increase as low pressure moves across the Great Lakes. Precipitation should hold off until the evening and overnight hours. High near 60. Winds southeast at 8-10 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTIONS
If your department has recently inducted, or will soon induct, new members to an honor society at KU, please send a list of initiates and their e-mail addresses to dajohnson@kutztown.edu. We will send an announcement to the students' hometown media. Thank you.
                Dave Johnson, University Relations


 

GOLDEN BEARS ABROAD
71 undergraduate KU students will study abroad this summer in nine different countries: Austria/Germany, Belize, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Africa, and Spain. This is a combination of KU faculty-led, Pa. State System Honors, other U.S. universities, and study abroad provider programs. #KUGlobal
                Office of International Admissions and Services


  

WELCOME STACY KUSHNER TO POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTATION
Please join me in welcoming Ms. Stacy Kushner, the new secretary for the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, to the KU community. We are pleased and excited to have Ms. Kushner join our team. She can be reached at 610-683-4449 or at kushner@kutztown.edu.
                Steve Lem, chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration


 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW EMPLOYEES STARTING THIS WEEK
04/17/17     Roxanne Grim         Student Support Services Program Department Secretary
04/17/17     Stacy Kushner         Political Science and Public Administration Department Secretary
04/17/17     Kate Catchmark      Registrar's Front Desk Secretary


 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEAN SEARCH
April 24
The College of Business will host its third candidate for dean Monday, April 24. The candidate's vita can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events.htm (Kutztown University login credentials required to access link).
                College of Business


STUDENT PRESENTING AT CONFERENCE APRIL 20
Please excuse the following students from class on Thursday, April 20, between 9am and 4pm. They are presenting and attending the KU Composition Conference, sponsored by the English Department.
                Amy Lynch-Biniek and Kathy Hartman. KUCC Chairs

Kambria Carlson, Madison Gross, Anna Blanchette, Hannah Hungerford, Megan Stehman, Carly Roncin, Katrina Quinn, Nyzjah Allen, Kori Heffner, Susan Bimbo Nazzaro, Tana Acosta, Alicia McCrady, Megan Reed, Tyler McMaster, Abbigayle Dinger, Edward Probasco, Brian Hare, Kristian Pr'Out, Morgan Cargas, Tori Burks, Tara Galloway, Fraylin Vargas, Amber Headrick,, Uttam Paudel, Jessica Bullch, Noelia Cabrera, Michael O'Mara, Holliann Moninghoff, Jacob Woons, Jacob Short, Lucas Ortner, Amarachi Nhadozie, Kevin Caulfield, Colin Jensen, Seglinda Harrison, Jecee Gosman, Tinky Ding, Sophia Yani,Stephanie Canning, Noel O'Neil, Louie DiMatteo, Lauryn Antoine, Kira Simmins-Henry, Adrianna Dilal, Tyler Grabowski, Brandon Cole, Grace Wein, Cassie Bowlen,  Mackenzie Covert, Hannah Long, Brandon Keffer, Anna Rittenhouse,Victoria Smurthwaite, Sabrina Simmon, Xiana Fontno, Dillon James, Aiesha McCastle, Emma Dunegan

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

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 dbrief@kutztown.edu.

READY, SET, RETIRE
April 19, 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.
AFSCME employees considering retirement in the near future: Human Resources will be hosting "Ready, Set, Retire," a presentation to assist you in understanding retirement eligibility criteria, the various retirement benefits that may be available to you and other important information about planning for and initiating the retirement process. Hour-long sessions will be held in the H.R. Training Room on April 19, at 8:30 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. to accommodate those on all shifts. Attendance at these sessions will be subject to operational requirements so supervisory approval is required and no overtime will be paid should an employee choose to attend a presentation outside of their regular shift. Supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible in allowing employees to attend. To sign up for a presentation, please register here. Additional sessions will be scheduled in the near future for non-AFSCME employees.
                Jean E. Adam, benefits manager


  

POETRY READING AND SLAM COMPETITION
April 19, 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Join ACE and the departments of Communication Studies and English Department in their annual Poetry Reading and Slam Competition. Amazing Twin Poets Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills will perform their poetry Wednesday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. in the Rickenbach Theatre. At 7 p.m. in 183 MSU, they will emcee the poetry slam competition. Prizes will be awarded to student performers based on creativity, crowd appeal, originality and more. You won't want to miss out on this event. Sponsored by: Association of Campus Events, the Communication Studies Department and the English Department.


  

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE
April 19, 6:30 p.m., 235 BK
Enjoy a meet and great with graduate faculty and learn more about the graduate admissions process. Please encourage any students interested in a graduate degree in Education to attend.
                College of Education and Graduate Admissions


 

SKYLAR KERGIL
April 19, 7 p.m.
Join us Wednesday, April 19 for Skylar Kergil, youtuber, musician, poet and transactivist in 145 Boehm at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there, and hope you'll encourage your students to come, too.
                Residence Life, GLBTQ Center, and Allies


  

NAEYC SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
April 19 & 20
KU's chapter of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) is holding a Scholastic Book Fair in the lobby of Beekey on Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 6p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 5p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 6p.m.  Please stop by and browse our selection of children's books for sale!
                Amy Kennedy and Jennefer Gehringer, NAEYC advisors


 

PRINTMAKING AT STEAMWORKS
April 20
Take home beautiful linocut prints that you'll make yourself. Tools and materials are supplied the afternoon of Thursday, April 20. All levels are welcome; pure beginners will gather the know-how and techniques to make quality prints on your own. Feel free to bring special paper you want to print on, as well as any pictures, digital or physical, you might like to work with. Spots are limited so register now at http://library.kutztown.edu/linocut.
                Bruce Jensen, librarian, STEAMworks!


 

KU COMPOSITION CONFERENCE
April 20, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The English Department's annual KU Composition Conference will take place this Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in 312 McFarland Student Union. This celebration of student writing is open to the public. Programs and snacks will be available. Our featured panel is "The Intersection of Academic, Public, and Personal Writing: Senior English Majors Discuss a Tapestry of Texts," from 11 a.m. - noon. Please consider sitting in on one of the panels and supporting your students' writing. 
                Amy Lynch-Biniek and Kathy Hartman, KUCC Chairs


  

EXAMINING THE MELTING POT
April 20, 9:30 a.m.
Please join Modern Language Studies, along with over 100 K-12 students, on Thursday, April 20, in MSU 218, for a thought-provoking event entitled "Examining the Melting Pot."  All are welcome to attend the showing of the moving 75-minute film, "Don't Tell Anyone" http://www.pbs.org/pov/donttellanyone/, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  This will be followed by a panel discussion on migration experiences from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. led by KU students and faculty, along with community members.  For more information, please contact Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez nunez@kutztown.edu.
                Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez


  

COE BROWN BAG SERIES
April 20, 11 a.m.
The College of Education Brown Bag Series concludes the year with Professor Deborah Duenyas of the Department of Counselor Education speaking about "The Professional Experiences of International Counseling Graduates upon Returning to Their Home Country" on Thursday, April 20, 11 - 11:50 a.m. in 121A Beekey. KU faculty, staff and students and community members are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
                Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean, College of Education


 

ART AUCTION
April 21, 1 - 10 p.m.
The honors program is hosting an art auction in the president's room in the MSU on Friday, April 21 from 1 - 10 p.m. Art submissions are being collected until Wednesday, April 19. Artist will receive a portion of the sale, and profits are donated to the Berks County Art Fund. All are welcome to submit any art pieces. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided at the auction. Contact Amandamae Baettcher for more information at abaet238@live.kutztown.edu.
                Karli Molignoni, Honors Program Executive Board


 

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS DR. DANIEL IMMEL
April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Pianist Dr. Daniel Immel will present a "Los Pasos del Corazón" (The Heart's Footsteps), a faculty recital on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature Latin, Brazilian and Spanish piano music for the evening. The program will also feature composers Barrios, Albeniz, Palomo, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Mompou, Nazareth and Ponce.


 

KEYSTONE WOUNDED WARRIORS 5K RUN/WALK
April 22, 8:30 a.m. Check In, 10 a.m. Start
Sponsored by the Military Club at Kutztown University. The proceeds will go directly to support the Keystone Warriors (KW), a tax exempt charitable organization (501(c)3) which supports injured and wounded veterans and their families who are from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The cost is $35 for individuals.
Last year we reached a milestone of $20,000 raised for veterans in need of support over the last three years of races. We would like your support.
Donations are greatly appreciated. More info at https://www.facebook.com/MilitaryclubKU/.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Matt Stefancin at 484-241-7346 or e-mail at Mstef190@live.kutztown.edu.
                Veterans Services and Military Club at KU


  

TRAVEL TO NYC ON THE ART BUS
April 22
The art bus is scheduled for Saturday, April 22. Departure from MSU parking lot at 9 a.m. Drop off is near the art museums. The trip cost for each person is $20. Open to KU students first, then non-students can sign up on the Monday prior to the scheduled trip so long as seats are still available.  *admission to museums not included*  April 22 trip ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 4. Non student ticket sales open Monday, April 17.  All ticket sales take place in 153 MSU, the Office of Student Involvement. Cash or check written to KUSSI accepted for payment.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS


UPCOMING HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Friday, April 21
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Mansfield - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

Friday, April 21 (OFF-CAMPUS POSTSEASON)
2:30 p.m.             Men's Tennis vs. Edinboro - PSAC Semifinals at Bloomsburg, PA

Saturday, April 22
1 p.m.   Women's Lacrosse vs. Indiana (PA) (Senior Day) (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Softball vs. Wilmington - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Football hosts Spring Game - Andre Reed Stadium


 

 


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