Daily Brief

April 1, 2021

Photo of Isaac Reiter shuffling a deck of cards

KU STUDENT AND PROFESSOR COAUTHOR PAPER IN JOURNAL
KU junior Isaac Reiter, Fleetwood, Pa., and associate professor Dr. Eric Landquist, mathematics, coauthored a paper that appeared in CONTACT (Communications on Number Theory and Combinatorial Theory). Titled, "Determining Biases in the Card-Chameleon Cryptosystem," their paper explains how there are over 225 bits of entropy in a well-shuffled deck of cards. Theoretically, this can provide enough security to rival modern computer-based cryptosystems. Reiter and Landquist describe and analyze one such playing card cipher, Card-Chameleon. Their analysis reveals new weaknesses in this cryptosystem, particularly the tendency for a letter to encrypt to itself. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

WEATHER

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

Yesterday and last night’s storm is exiting to the east and we’ll be left with just a lot of clouds today with a few lingering rain and/or snow showers. Yes, snow showers. Cruel, but true, April Fool’s joke from Mother Nature. It’ll be windy and unseasonably chilly with highs in the low-40s and wind chills deep into the 30s as winds will gust to near 30 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LIZZA DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT U. OF CHICAGO
Professor John Lizza in the Philosophy Department gave the keynote address at a conference on “Making Progress on Death: Towards an Updated Normative Framework” hosted by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago on March 24. His talk and the proceedings of the conference were recorded and posted on YouTube at https://youtu.be/vYa1Rr1TXTo?t=422. More than 600 people from around the world registered for the conference.
     Joseph Jedwab, Department of Philosophy

GOOD FRIDAY MASS
April 2
Good Friday Service – 2 p.m., Friday, April 2, at the St. Christopher Catholic Newman Center Auditorium, 15207 Kutztown Road, across the street from Old Main.
     Lisa Grabowski, New Student Orientation

SWAK PRESENTS SHAUN KING - VIRTUAL EVENT
April 8
Shaun King is one of the most-followed and shared activists and journalists on the planet. This event will take place 7 p.m., April 8, and will highlight the new civil rights movement and the role of community organizing in accomplishing social justice goals. Mr. King will open with a keynote, followed by an interview with question and answers from the audience moderated by social work students. Registration required for webinar: https://kutztown.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eLh3zXqFScOpX4rwW5ahbQ
YouTube live broadcast: https://youtu.be/Co7gbUAipDc
      Stephen W. Stoeffler, advisor, Social Workers and Advocates at Kutztown (SWAK)

SCHELLENBERG AWARD
April 9
The deadline for submitting nominations for the Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 9. Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Karen Rauch at rauch@kutztown.edu. Nominated candidates are also required to submit their own letter (maximum of two pages) that clearly outlines their qualifications in all three CET mission categories (pedagogy and curriculum innovation; learning technology innovation; assessment and/or research on learning). This letter should likewise be sent to rauch@kutztown.edu.
     Karen Rauch, Office of the Provost

ONLINE VIDEO ON HOW TO USE OUR U-STORE
The Print Center has uploaded an instructional video on our U-store homepage. We also offer hardcopy handouts. Stop by the Print Center, 106 Academic Forum, to pick one up. If you still have questions regarding the U-store, please contact Amanda at the Print Center at printcenter@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4116.
     Amanda Rizzuti, KU Print Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

April 1

11 a.m.

CET: Daniel Spiegel

Zoom Meeting

April 1

1 p.m.

Qualitative Exploration of Social Work Identity

Zoom Meeting

April 1

2 p.m.

Samantha Piller Ed.D. dissertation defense

Virtual

April 1

4 p.m.

University Senate

Zoom Meeting ID: 975 8734 2472 Passcode: 400956

April 1

7 p.m.

Allies Drag Show

Virtual

April 2

All Day

Wellness Day:
Schedule of Events

April 2

8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Voluntary COVID-19 screening
East Gym, Student Recreation Center

April 2

Canceled

LVHN Mobile Mammogram

April 6

10 a.m.

SBDC Webinar “The Patent Process”
Virtual

April 7

1 p.m.

SBDC Webinar “First Step to Starting Your Business”
Virtual

April 8

Noon

Bryan McNally master thesis presentation
Zoom Meeting ID: 93100832556

April 8

1 p.m.

SBDC Webinar “Search Engine Optimization”
Virtual

April 8

1:30 p.m.

DEI Panel
Virtual

April 8

7 p.m.

SWAK Presents Shaun King - Registration
YouTube Live

April 9

10 a.m.

Purr-Brehony Ed.D. Dissertation Defense
Virtual

Date

Time

Event

March 31

4 p.m.

WLAX vs. ESU
Keystone Field Live Video Live Stats

April 2

Noon
2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs. Mansfield (Doubleheader)
North Campus Field Live Video Live Stats

April 3

1 p.m.
3 p.m.

Softball vs. Mansfield (Doubleheader)
North Campus Field Live Video Live Stats

ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

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