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December 3, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Shapeways 3D Printing Campus Battle 

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY TAKES 3RD PLACE IN SHAPEWAYS 3D PRINTING CAMPUS BATTLE
This past semester the 3D printing company, Shapeways, held a contest called the Campus Battle. Any student making designs in 3D software could submit. Students from more than 600 schools across the U.S. submitted designs. Kutztown University took third Place this year, just behind Georgia Tech and MIT for the schools making the most 3D printed designs! Pictured above left are 3D printed designs from Professor David Rogers' 3D Design class, including work by: Tiffany Adams, Melanie Edwards, Jackie Foran, Alicia Glenn, Kevin Koerner, Jackie Rambo, Emily Reichelderfer, Taylor Schatz, and Jeanine Watkins. Pictured along the border edge are designs from Professor Ron Longsdorf's ART 10 class, including: Taylor Nelson, Brian Quintana, D'Juan Bowman, and Erika Davis. Congratulations to Kutztown University's visual arts students!
                Department of Art Education and Crafts

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.

UCC, RL 17

11 a.m.

VPA Faculty First Thursday, Josh Miller, "The Web is Dead," Sharadin Arts 120

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Grace Hill Retirement, Multicultural Center

4 p.m.

University Senate, AF 103

5 - 8 p.m.

Franklin Brown "Cognitive Challenges and Counseling Interventions for Clients with Neurological Disorders," AF 101

7:30 p.m.

KU Jazz Ensemble I, Schaeffer Auditorium, Black Box Theatre

8 p.m.

MSU Movie Series "Mission Impossible 5," MSU Alumni Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Still not a perfect day, but far improved over the past couple. Morning clouds and some lingering showers should give way to sunshine and quite amicable conditions. Turning quite windy behind our recently passed cold front which is helping clear out all the dreariness from the past few days. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.

 

 

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.)

 

Dec. 3, 1926:  Keystone State Normal School is declared a degree granting institution by the state council of higher education.  The school would not change its name until the first degrees were conferred in 1928 when it becomes Kutztown State Teachers College. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


JOB OPENINGS:
The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.


20150232
Maintenance Repairman 2 - HVAC/Plumbing (2nd Shift)
Facilities
Posting End Date: 12/17/2015
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


  
OLD MAIN WATER SHUT DOWN NOTICE
The water service feeding Old Main A, B and D-Wing (C, E, F and I-Wing will not be affected) will be shut down on Saturday, December 5, at 5 a.m. to repair a water main leak. You may expect the water to be off most of the day. Water will be restored once the repairs have been made.  Sorry for any inconvenience.
                Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Operation & Maintenance 


  
UCC MEETING DEC. 3, RL 17
The University Curriculum Committee will meet on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. Please note the meeting room change (Rohrbach Library Room 17). It is always helpful for those who have proposals on the agenda to be present at the meeting to answer potential questions.
                John G. Vafeas, chair, UCC


 
COLLEGE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY
Josh Miller, assistant professor of communication design, will present "The Web is Dead." He will talk about his work, his process, and explain why interactive experiences are the future of web design on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building Room 120.  All faculty and students are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing, and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts


  
GRACE HILL RETIREMENT
Grace Hill's retirement party is today, Thursday, December 3 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.  Just a reminder, that the campus community is welcome to say farewell and best wishes to Grace Hill, Director of Women's Center and the GLBTQ Resource Center as she retires from KU and begins her next chapter.
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach.


  
UNIVERSITY SENATE
The University Senate Meeting will take place today at 4 p.m. in AF 103.
Light holiday refreshments will be available beginning at 3:30 p.m.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, Senate
 


  
COUNSELING LECTURE
The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs and Counselor Connect invites the KU campus community to attend "Cognitive Challenges and Counseling Interventions for Clients with Neurological Disorders," featuring Franklin Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor at Yale University and KU alumni of undergraduate psychology and graduate counseling. Please join us Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. in A.F. 101.
                Jo Cohen, program organizer


  
JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
KU Jazz Ensemble I will be performing on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate space of the Black Box Theater, located in Schaeffer Auditorium right below the lobby. This is a free but ticketed event, due to the limited seating. Tickets may be obtained at the McFarland Student Union information desk. Give me a call if you need more information at 31583 or send me an email at kjos@kutztown.edu
                Kevin Kjos, director, Jazz Studies


  
MSU MOVIE SERIES
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Mission Impossible 5 which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.
http://www.kutztown.edu/MSUMovies


  
DON'T THROW THAT OUT! Please join the Kutztown University Women's Center in our biannual campaign to collect food, clothing, toys, baby items, art supplies, household products, and more for local students, shelters and agencies. Please no electronics. Boxes will be available in the residence halls or you can drop off items from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11 at our collection center in the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3.
                Grace Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
 


  
FOOTBALL AND CELEBRATE MARIMBA DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS
There will be a screening of the KU football and Celebrate Marimba documentaries produced by the Event and Documentary class of the Electronic Media Department on Monday, Dec. 7, in Rickenbach 135.  The KU football documentary will screen at 6 p.m. and the Celebrate Marimba documentary will screen at 7 p.m.  The students have been hard at work all semester covering many live events including all home and away football games and the Celebrate Marimba event. They have followed the action all semester long and have now put together short documentaries on both the football team's season and the events surrounding the Celebrate Marimba concert. Please join us for the first official showing of their work. 


  
POLITICAL SCIENCE PRESENTATION
Dr. Roger Whitcomb, professor emeritus in political science, will explain the complicated relationship between Russia and Syria in an open presentation to the Kutztown Rotary Club in the President's Room (Room 250) of the McFarland Student Union Building, Kutztown University at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9. 


  
DIVERSITY CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Just a reminder that the Commission on Human Diversity welcomes proposals for its 6th Annual Diversity Conference.  Proposals are due by December 6.  This year's theme and focus is deliberately broad to allow for many voices to be heard.  For more information about the conference theme and focus as well as a look at the past conferences and the proposal form, please use this link:
http://library.kutztown.edu/c.php?g=153275&p=2720116. We hope faculty will also reserve this date and work attendance by students into their curriculum where appropriate.  Thank you!
                Jerry Schearer, chair, Commission on Human Diversity
 


  
MULTICULTURAL CENTER'S EXTENDED FINALS WEEK HOURS
The Multicultural Center will be open with extended hours during Finals Week. The building is wireless, has computers and printers, free Scantrons for students, and light refreshments during evening hours, December 6-9. Please advise students.

Sunday, December 6: 6 p.m.-midnight
Monday, December 7: 8 a.m.-midnight
Tuesday, December 8: 8 a.m.-midnight
Wednesday, December 9: 8 a.m.-midnight
Thursday, December 10: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 11: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
                Jeann Cengeri, Multicultural Center


  
MSU HOURS
The McFarland Student Union will be operating under the follow hours for exam week:


Sunday, December 6 - 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Monday, December 7 through Thursday December 10 - 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, December 11 - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 13 - Closed 


  
PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING DEC. 4
The KU Philosophy Club will meet Friday, Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. in Graduate Center 200. Professor Deanna Smith, Philosophy Department, Lehigh Carbon Community College, KU alumna, will speak on
"Are We Free To Be Happy?"
Dinner reception follows. All are welcome. ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email accommodation@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."]
                Joshua Steinberg, president; Allan Bäck, advisor


  
RACIAL CLIMATE WEBINAR
The MSU is pleased to provide access to faculty and staff for a presentation/webinar by Dr. Jaimie Washington, well-known advocate and former student affairs professional. Dr. Washington will present "Racial Climate on Campus: Rapid Response Webinar."

This presentation may be especially helpful for administrators, student affairs professionals, faculty, trainers or anyone working closely with students in the classroom or in co-curricular activities/organizations. Please join us Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. in MSU 183

More details on the webinar may be found at: https://www.paper-clip.com/Main/product-catalog/2758.aspx

An RSVP is requested.  Please contact Ms. Jessica Day at:  jday@kutztown.edu

We look forward to seeing you, in support of our students! 
                Trisha Scarcia-King, Ph.D., director, McFarland Student Union, Campus Call Center & Division Assessment


  
RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay For Life of Kutztown University is here! This year, our campus will come together to celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers April 3 from 3-7 p.m. on University Field! This American Cancer Society fundraising event invites all at the school to be a part of the fight against cancer! Throughout the next few months, we will be "painting the campus purple" with fundraiser activities, awareness, and Relay fun. This event has several components - a time of celebration to honor survivors, a time to remember those we have lost with a luminaria ceremony, and a time to fight back for a world with more birthdays! We need you to help us finish the fight! Registration is only $10 pre-event but $20 at the event.

JOIN US and start a team, join a team, or donate to save lives at www.relayforlife.org/kutztownuniversitypa
                Sponsored by the Kutztown University Health Ambassadors.

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Friday, Dec. 4 - Women's Basketball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Friday, Dec. 4 - Men's Basketball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday Dec. 5 - Women's Basketball vs. Indiana (Pa.) - 2:00 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday Dec. 5 - Men's Basketball vs. Indiana (Pa.) - 4:00 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats  

 

 


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