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December 20, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Delta Phi Alpha 

Photo from left to right: Dr. Kim Shively, Shannon McCarthy, Josh Steinberg, President Hawkinson, Mason Smith, Cassandra Guerrero, Laura Berkel. Not pictured: Kambria Carlson

On December 5, 2015, Kutztown University's Sigma Omicron Chapter of the National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha inducted one honorary faculty member and six new student members. Dr. Hawkinson offered wonderfully crafted remarks about the value of perseverance and accomplishment. Delta Phi Alpha seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and provide an incentive for higher scholarship.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 a.m.

Computer Science Thesis, Old Main 158

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees, Stratton 301

3 - 5 p.m.

KU Orchestra, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Mixture of clouds and sunshine with a ridge taking hold over the area for the next few days. Mild. Highs in the mid 50s. Light south winds.
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

 

In December 1936, it is announced that the renovations of the gymnasium, now Risley Hall, will be complete for basketball season. The improvements include the first electronic scoreboard installed on campus. The entire project is paid for using Work Progress Administration funds.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


COUNCIL OF TRUSTEE MEETING
The Council of Trustees Meeting is today at 3 p.m. in 301 Stratton Administration Center.
                Toyia Heyward - Office of the President


  
UPDATING YOUR LINKS TO POLICIES ON THE POLICY REGISTER
Due to a change on the web server, the location of individual policy files has changed. Unfortunately, we are not able to build in any transition time, so any direct links to individual policies that you may have in publications, documents or communications will need to be updated as soon as you are able to do so. 

Old URL format (This no longer works)
http://www.kutztown.edu/prebuilt/apps/policyregister/policy.aspx?policy=ACA-070  

New URL format (change above to this version)
http://app.kutztown.edu/policyregister/policy.aspx?policy=ACA-070  

All policies can be seen in their fully-functional location on the Policy Register.
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/policy-register/policies.htm
                Joshua Leiboff, assistant director/web content, University Relations



  
COMPUTER SCIENCE THESIS PRESENTATION
Nicole Cresse, a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, will be giving a presentation on her thesis research at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 10, in Old Main 158. The university community is invited to attend this thesis presentation, titled "An Investigation of At-Risk College Students Through Data Mining and Predictive Analysis."
                Dr. Lisa Frye, professor, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology



  
KU ORCHESTRA
Do you need a break from grading? Do you need a break from studying? Come listen to the KU Orchestra's Concerto Competition and hear some of our most talented music students as they compete for the opportunity to solo with the KU Orchestra. The competition is being judged by three outstanding professional musicians from the Philadelphia area and the winner will be announced directly following the competition. From Liszt to Prokofiev to Sondheim, from piano to trombone to voice, this will be an afternoon of wonderful musical variety and beauty. Thurs., Dec. 10, from 3-5 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.


  
GENERATOR LOAD TESTING
Starting on December 14, a contractor will be on campus to perform our annual "load testing" on certain building generators.  These tests will last for approximately two hours.  These tests were scheduled over the winter break to minimize any inconvenience to our students.

December 14
Academic Forum
Sharadin Art

December 15
Lehigh Hall
Schaeffer Auditorium

December 16
Boehm Science
Beck Hall
                Will Meeker, acting director, Campus Services



  
JOB OPENINGS:
The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

20150225
Clerk Typist 2
Facilities
Posting End Date: 12/23/2015

20150228
Groundskeeper/Laborer
Facilities
Posting End Date: 12/14/2015

Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. Please direct any questions and comments to http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/human-resources/ask-hr.htm or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources


  
FINALS WEEK HOURS

HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER HOURS FOR 12/14/15 - 1/15/16
Clinical Services
                Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Admin.
                Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Health Promotions & Alcohol & Other Drug Services
                Mon - Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed at lunch 12-1 p.m.)
All Offices closed 12/24/15 - 1/3/16
                William Lendzinski, assistant director, Health & Wellness Clinical Services

STUDENT REC CENTER & KEYSTONE POOL

Dec. 10                 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.)
Dec. 11                 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m.)
Dec. 12 - 13          Closed

Group exercise classes ended on Wednesday, Dec. 9.  Classes will resume next semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.  Cheryl will not be conducting lunchtime workouts over winter break; however, videos will be made available. 

MULTICULTURAL CENTER
The Multicultural Center will be open with extended hours during Finals Week. The building is wireless, has computers and printers, free Scantrons for students. Please advise students.
Dec. 10                 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 11                 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ROHRBACH LIBRARY
Rohrbach Library is extending hours for finals week.
Dec. 10                 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Dec. 11                 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MSU
The McFarland Student Union will be operating under the follow hours for exam week:
Dec. 10                 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Dec. 11                 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 12                 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dec. 13                 Closed

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

 

Junior forward Josh Johnson and redshirt-freshman guard Anthony Lee of the Kutztown University men's basketball team were recognized by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) on Monday for their performances during last week. Johnson was named PSAC East Athlete of the Week, while Lee earned Freshman of the Week honors.  Read their stories here.


 
UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Saturday, Dec. 12 - Men's Basketball vs. Penn State Berks - 5 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats

 

 


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