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April 6, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

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OUR CAMPUS OUR COMMUNITY
April 7, 3 - 5 p.m.
An event co-hosted by The Institutional Climate Committee, KU APSCUF Social Justice Committee and the Student Government Board Diversity Council. We hope this will be an opportunity for many across our campus to learn about and discuss some of the most pressing issues of the moment. Thank you for your support of this event.
                Tabetha Bernstein, Department of Special Education

 


     
Dr. Lynn Kutch, recipient of the third annual College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Faculty Award.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences would like to congratulate Dr. Lynn Kutch, associate professor of German, who is the recipient of the third annual College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Faculty Award. This award recognizes faculty who show a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success in and out of the classroom.  Please join us in extending our appreciation to Dr. Kutch. David Beougher, Ph.D., dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

9:30 a.m. Multicultural Overnight Recruitment Experience
11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday, 120 SH
4 p.m. University Senate, 103 AF
7 p.m. Ignite Kutztown, 135 LC

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Remember how nice yesterday was? Yeah, that’s gone. About as miserable a day as you could expect today as strong low pressure crosses the mid-Atlantic. Rain, some heavy, gusty winds, and even a thunderstorm or two. Rainfall on the order of 1 to 2 inches, locally higher. Raw with highs only in the mid 50s.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPDATED CAMPUS EVENTS AND MEETINGS POLICY
The disability/accommodations statement for accessible campus meetings has been modified. Please use the following statement on your advertisements for campus events in order to be in compliance with the policy. 

"Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu,  TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices."

Please see university policy DIV 001: Policy on Accessible Meetings, Events, and Programs for more information.
                Office of Disability Services




 
CONDOLENCES
Please join us in offering our sympathy to Mrs. Kim Kilgus, secretary, Department of Business Administration, on the passing of her father, Blake Herman. Donations in his memory may be mailed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 117, Mertztown, PA 19539.
                Donna Steslow, chair, Department of Business Administration

 

 

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



FULBRIGHT WORKSHOP AT PENN STATE
April 6, 8:30 a.m.
Penn State is hosting a Fulbright workshop and is inviting faculty from other institutions. They are hosting a one-day conference on April 6, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center at Penn State. The following topics will be addressed during the day:
1.            Fulbright as a Form of Cultural Diplomacy
2.            Fulbright and Curriculum Internationalization
3.            Fulbright Clinic: Learning about Fulbright and Professional development, Different categories of Fulbright, Current Changes to the Program, and How to Apply for a Grant

They have extended an invitation to Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) to give the keynote address.  For registration, please contact our program assistant, Kris Crassweller, at kac400@psu.edu.
                Jeffrey Werner, director, Grants and Sponsored Projects


 
FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY
April 6, 11 a.m.
Dr. Michelle Kiec, associate dean will present "Get Out of the Office! See the World!" 11 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 120 Sharadin Arts Building at the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Faculty First Thursday. All are welcome to attend to learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College Visual and Performing Arts


  
UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
April 6, 4 p.m.
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 103 AF. 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


 
IGNITE KUTZTOWN
April 6, 7 p.m. The Communication Club is proud to host the first ever Ignite Kutztown event on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in LC 135. The event costs $5 and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund. Ignite asks speakers to enlighten us, but to make it quick. Presenters have five minutes and 20 automatic slides to tell us everything they can about something they are passionate about. Our speakers for this event include: Anne Frank, Tori Walker, Vicki Meloney, Kayla Wisnieski, Jermaine Martinez, Callum Bartlett, Derek Mace and Giovanni Negron. Hope to see you there!
 


 
MULTICULTURAL OVERNIGHT RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCE (M.O.R.E.)
April 6
The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs is proud to institute a new overnight program Multicultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (M.O.R.E.). The event serves talented, high-achieving high school seniors from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For more information check out our website:  https://www.kutztown.edu/admissions/accepted-students/more-program.htm. Please welcome our prospective students to the KU community.
Call to faculty:  If you would be interested/willing to allow students to attend your 9:30 a.m. class Thursday, April 6, please e-mail border@kutztown.edu.
                Johnée Border, financial aid assistant, Office of Financial Aid


 
RENTAL REGALIA FOR COMMENCEMENT 
April 7, Rental Deadline
In preparation for spring commencement, faculty in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the commencement program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is Friday, April 7.  To place an order for rental attire, please RSVP at https://form.app.kutztown.edu/commencement/RSVP.aspx and select "yes" for regalia and fill out the following information:
-Height
-Degree
-Area of Study
-Alma mater
Rented attire can be picked up starting Monday, May 8, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., 171 MSU. It must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to KUSSI in the faculty robing area. Any questions regarding regalia should be directed to Jim Scally by email at scally@kutztown.edu.
                Jim Scally, Auxiliary Services Coordinator, KUSSI


 
OUR CAMPUS OUR COMMUNITY
April 7, 3 - 5 p.m.
An event co-hosted by The Institutional Climate Committee, KU APSCUF Social Justice Committee and the Student Government Board Diversity Council. We hope this will be an opportunity for many across our campus to learn about and discuss some of the most pressing issues of the moment. Thank you for your support of this event.
                Tabetha Bernstein, Department of Special Education


 
EASTER ON THE FARM
April 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center (PaGCHC) will host its annual Easter on the Farm 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at the PaGCHC. The event is open to the public. Admission is free; parking by donation. Local craftspeople and artisans will be on site demonstrating traditional egg dying and scratching, tinsmithing, hearth cooking, paper crafts, and more. Visitors of all ages will be immersed in farm life and springtime fun with wagon rides, farm animals, hands-on craft activities and free Easter egg hunts (for ages 6 mos. to 10 yrs.) at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be given out to lucky egg hunters with sweets generously provided by R.M. Palmer and Just Born, Inc. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/pgchc or by calling the Heritage Center office at 610-683-1589.


 
ELECTRONIC MEDIA 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Saturday, April 8
Join the 40th anniversary celebration of the Department of Electronic Media Saturday, April 8.
-1 p.m., Best of Student Film Festival, Rickenbach Auditorium
-2:45 p.m., Tours
-4 p.m., History Presentation, TV Studio
                Department of Electronic Media


 
ROHRBACH LIBRARY $500 ZINE AWARD WORKSHOP
Sunday, April 9
The entry deadline is imminent, so please encourage your students to attend this Sunday's "Meeting of the Minds" workshop, 7:30 - 10 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, where they'll have a chance to meet collaborators, refine their ideas, and boost their chances of winning this year's research-based Rohrbach Library Award for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Publishing and the $500 that accompanies the honor. The event is at STEAMworks, 18 RL. Details at http://library.kutztown.edu/STEAMworks/zineaward.
                Bruce Jensen, librarian, STEAMworks!


 
CONCERT TO PREVIEW SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Department of Music will present an exciting concert preview of the 2017 Kutztown University Chamber Music Festival 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 9, Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert features KU faculty, pianist Maria Asteriadou and violinist Kurt Nikkanen, joined by guest artist, distinguished cellist Daniel Gaisford. The program will feature duos for violin and cello by Kodaly and Handel-Halvorsen. In the second half of the performance, all three artists will join forces for a performance of Beethoven's monumental Archduke Trio.


 
TINDALL TO PRESENT SPRING CHAMBLISS LECTURE
April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Kutztown University professor of geology, Dr. Sarah Tindall, will deliver the spring 2017 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 183 McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Tindall will present Minerals, Mountains, and Microcracks. Based on laboratory experiments with sand, clay, plaster and wax, 3D graphs of very small cracks, and extensive field excursions, this lecture explores Earth processes from the microscopic to the mountain-scale, spanning millions of years. Tindall will wander from the 1.4 billion-year-old gemstones of her childhood, through the Mesozoic Era deserts and dunes of Arizona and Utah, and into her KU modeling laboratory where she dissects the ancient history of the Appalachians.




 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

BE THE MATCH DONOR DRIVE
April 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Become part of the team to help save lives by joining the Kutztown University football team and sign up for the "Be The Match Registry" on Tuesday, April 11, in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room in the Student Union Building on the KU campus from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  KU student-athletes are asking their fellow Golden Bears, as well as the Kutztown community, to come out on April 11 and help support this life-saving cause. 15 minutes and a cheek swab could save a life. Can't make it? Join online at: http://join.bethematch.org/GITG  


  
UPCOMING HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, April 8
11 a.m.                 Men's Tennis vs. Mercyhurst - Keystone Courts
12 p.m.                 Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Spring Invitational - Moselem Springs Golf Club (Fleetwood, Pa.)
1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
 
Sunday, April 9
11 a.m.                 Men's Tennis vs. Edinboro - Keystone Courts

Tuesday, April 11
2 p.m.                   Men's & Women's Tennis vs. Bloomsburg - Keystone Courts
2:30 p.m.             Softball vs. Univ. of the Sciences - North Campus Field (Live Stats)

 

 


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