Bookmark and Share

April 28, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 
Nathaniel Benjamin
Nathaniel Benjamin, of Zionsville, Pa., has been awarded a Silver Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award from Kutztown University.  It is the highest honor awarded by the university.  Benjamin is a mathematics and secondary mathematics education major graduating in May. He received the award for his successfully completed research projects. The bulk of his research has been a part of his Honors Thesis, which he has been conducting since spring 2015. For his project, he created his own three-valued logic system that generalized the standard Boolean operations of AND and OR. This research earned Benjamin a second place finish at the Department of Mathematics' Mugridge Symposium, an annual celebration of undergraduate research. During his time at Kutztown University, Benjamin has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average, served as president and vice president of Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society and been inducted into both the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and the Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society.
(Each Chambliss Award recipient will be individually featured in the Daily Brief throughout the next two weeks.)


   
The Biology department hosted the 48th annual meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) on April 7-9, 2017.
The Biology department hosted the 48th annual meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) on April 7-9. There were 184 attendees from 10 PASSHEE universities. The keynote speaker at the conference was Dr. Douglas Tallamy, a professor at the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and author of the book "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens," which was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers' Associations. The conference was an opportunity to recognize the achievement of several PASSHEE students, including KU biology student Chelsea Johnson, who received the CPUB outstanding student award. Fifteen KU Biology students presented their research at the conference and the following students received awards for best presentations:
Zachary Snodgrass: 1st place medal for best oral presentation in Molecular/Micro/Cell Biology-Adviser: Dr. Kaoutar El Mounadi
Michael Toolan: 2nd place medal for best oral presentation in Molecular/Micro/Cell Biology-Adviser: Dr. Kaoutar El Mounadi
Lauren Fierman and Margot Shrift: 1st place medal for best poster presentation in Ecology-Adviser: Dr. Christopher Habeck
Tony Ritrovato: 1st place medal for best poster presentation in Ecology-Adviser: Dr. William Towne
Emily Coghlan: 2nd place medal for best poster presentation in Ecology-Adviser: Dr. Chris Sacchi
Madalyn Slook: 2nd place medal for best poster presentation in Ecology-Adviser: Dr. Todd Underwood
The Biology department would like to thank KU students, faculty and staff for making the CPUB conference a great success.


   
Mary Neuenschwander, associate director for alumni relations with the Kutztown University Foundation, has been named Outstanding Advisor by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs for District Two.
Mary Neuenschwander, associate director for alumni relations with the Kutztown University Foundation, has been named Outstanding Advisor by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs for District Two.  Neuenschwander was nominated by members of the KU Presidential Ambassadors for which she is advisor.  CASE has eight districts covering all of North America.  District Two comprises all institutions in Pa., N.J., Del., W. Va., N.Y., District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Ontario, Canada. The national award will be given to one of the district winners in August.  Read the full story here.  

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

7:30 p.m.

Senior Flute Recital, Georgian Room, Old Main

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

A weak cold front passage will occur very early Friday morning. Skies will clear out for the day accompanied by ample sunshine. High temperature will be in the low-80s. West wind at 6 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEXTBOOK ADOPTION INFORMATION
Attention Faculty: KU Campus Store has only received textbook adoption information for 45 percent of fall courses and 52 percent of summer courses. Submitting your adoption now makes it possible for students to receive fair cash value for their used books before they leave for the semester. This also allows them to pay it forward by putting used textbooks on the shelf for students who need them next semester. With no adoption, students will receive little to nothing for their textbooks. If you are not requiring a textbook for a course, we need to know that too. KU Campus Store website is a student resource for finding out what textbooks are required and optional for all of their courses. Thank you for submitting your textbook adoptions as soon as possible.
                KU Campus Store


 
UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
May 4, 4 p.m., 103 AF 
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 103 AF.
Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:45 p.m.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link: 
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

 

 

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.


MILLER GALLERY SENIOR FINE ART MAJOR EXHIBITION
April 22 - 30
The Miller Gallery will be exhibiting artwork from senior fine art majors from April 22 through April 30.
The exhibition was juried by David Mickenberg, director of the Allentown Art Museum. 
A closing reception will be held in the Sharadin Atrium, 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday, April 30. On that same day the Eckhaus Gallery at 157 West Main St., will open their Salon de Refuses from 3 - 5 p.m. This exhibit displays artwork declined by the Miller Gallery's juror.
                Karen Stanford


  
PERFORMING DANCE PORTMANTEAU SPRING SHOWCASE
April 30, 3 p.m.
Kutztown University's Performing Dance Portmanteau (PDP), will present Legends, their 6th Annual Spring Showcase on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.   The doors to the event will open at 2:30 p.m. and attendees can expect performances inspired by legends ranging from iconic musical artists to movies. Tickets are $5 for general admission, and $3 with a KU ID. Dances will vary in style, including hip hop, tap, Irish, ballet lyrical contemporary and musical theater.  Performing Dance Portmanteau is a performing dance company on KU's campus that was introduced in 2010 and has since grown exponentially. This year the organization is celebrating a record-breaking enrollment for the club with over sixty dancers. This talented group of students includes a wide range of experience levels from never having danced a day in their lives, to having danced for almost every of their lives. As a club, they perform at various events around campus, take part in community service and at the end of each year they host an annual showcase. For more information, contact Alyssa Blasko at ablas149@live.kutztown.edu.


  
OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK
April 30, 5 p.m.
Kutztown University Clinical Services will host an Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, April 30. The walk, which is in its third year, will take place on the DMZ, located on the south side of campus between Old Main and the South Dining Hall. All proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Out of the Darkness Walk official t-shirts as well as many information tables on suicide prevention will be provided for walkers at the event. To register online visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4568. Walkers are also able to register on the day of the walk between 3:30 - 5 p.m. All pre-registered and walk-up registrants must checkin the day of the walk. For more information contact Kathy Loomis at kloomis@Kutztown.edu or 484-646-5927. 


  
CANCELLED:  PRESIDENT'S FREE HOUR
May 1, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
President Hawkinson's free hour Monday, May 1 has been cancelled. Free hours occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
                Office of the President


  
CLAY CLUB SPRING SALE
May 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Clay Club will hold its Spring Sale in the lobby of Old Main. Spectacular ceramic artwork made by members of Kutztown's ceramics community will be offered for sale. These unique creations make great Mother's Day gifts.


 
FBI: SENIOR FORENSIC EXAMINER TO DISCUSS DIGITAL FORENSIC PROGRAM AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
May 3, 9 a.m.
Justin Price, senior forensics examiner, FBI Computer Analysis and Response Team, will be discussing the digital forensic program, capabilities, casework, a "typical" day and opportunities 9 - 9:50 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, 203 AF. Please feel free to also invite your students.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


 
THERAPY NIGHT AND PICNIC
May 4, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Clay Club will be hosting a Therapy Night and Picnic in the Ceramics Studio, 108 SH, and in the courtyard outside the studio. Everyone is invited to join us for Henna tattoos, pet therapy, hand massages, clay activities, and yoga. Veggie burgers and spring rolls will be available. Yoga will start at 7 p.m. - bring a towel.


  
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEAN SEARCH
May 4
The College of Business will host its fourth candidate for dean Thursday, May 4. The candidate's vita can be found at https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events.htm  (Kutztown University login credentials are required to access link).
                College of Business


    

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, April 29 (SENIOR DAY)
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Shippensburg (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Softball vs. Millersville (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

 

 


The Daily Brief is published Monday through Friday except holidays by the Office of University Relations.
To submit items for the Daily Brief, please e-mail dbrief@kutztown.edu by 2 p.m. on the day prior to publication.
Entries can be a maximum of 150 words. PLEASE INCLUDE SUGGESTED RUN DATES IN THE SUBJECT LINE (Max 4). Please no attachments.
For more information or to see prior issues of the Daily Brief, please visit the daily brief homepage.

Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the KU Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event
at 610-683-4108 or e-mail dso@kutztown.edu in order to discuss accommodations.
Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Nondiscrimination Statement
Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of
gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Students do not receive the Daily Brief. Submit items for Bear Essentials.