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December 12, 2016


The Daily Brief

Glenn Walters Chambliss Faculty Research Award Recipient

Dr. Glenn D. Walters has been awarded the Chambliss Faculty Research Award. The Chambliss award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, professor emeriti, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once in a person's career.  Walters, an associate professor of criminal justice, has taught at KU for five years and has served as an advisor to the Criminal Justice Association, a member of various committees, assisted in planning Criminal Justice Career Day and participated in the Criminal Justice Summer Institute hosted at KU.

Prior to coming to Kutztown, Walters spent more than a decade as a clinical psychologist and drug abuse coordinator for the Federal Correctional Institution, Minersville, Pa.  Walters has conducted research that has allowed him to present to the U.S. Sentencing Commission's Recidivism Roundtable, the Connecticut Department of Corrections and Probation, as well as published journal articles extensively since the beginning of his career. Walters holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College, a master's degree in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Texas Tech University.   


Phillip Reed's research on RW Tauri was in Sky & Telescope

Dr. Phill Reed's research on RW Tauri, the deepest known eclipsing binary star, was used in the latest issue of the popular astronomy magazine Sky & Telescope.  Reed's models explain how variable mass transfer between the stars affects the timings of the eclipses, and his calculations help predict when enthusiasts can observe future eclipses themselves.
The article starts on page 48 of the January 2017 issue, which is on newsstands now.
The abstract for Reed's original research can be found here:    



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6 - 11 p.m. Basic Life Support, Public Safety
6 p.m. Legacy Club Reception, Multipurpose Room, MSU
7 p.m. Golden Bear Football Documentary, Rickenbach Auditorium




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

Low pressure will move to our northeast taking all the moisture with it. This system will still have a presence on our weather. Rain is expected much of the morning and early afternoon thanks to our passing warm front. Rain begins to subside by mid to late afternoon. High temperature in the mid-40s. Winds southwest at 6-10 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25".




The Department of Electronic Media would like to announce that Dr. Matthew McKeague recently published his comedy book titled "Darker Seuss: Extra Grim Fairy Tales of Even Grimmer Existence." Accompanied by over 40 full-page illustrations, this humor book tells the hilariously tragic tales involving death, existentialism, and seemingly meaningless insignificance - all made funny through rhyme. More information and copies of the book are available at 
                The Department of Electronic Media

The Computer Science & Information Technology Department would like to congratulate the following two teams (there was a tie this semester) for winning the Best Project Award for the computer science senior seminar projects: The Alumni Database System, developed by Anthony Huynh and Ryan Mullins, and the Faculty Position Applications System, developed by Chantale Sallit, Carlos Santiago, Ashley Barainyak, and Hernan Olmos.
                Dr. Lisa Frye, chair, Computer Science & Information Technology Department

Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
The Kutztown University Golden Bear Football Legacy Club would like to invite you to a reception to celebrate the success of the 2016 KU Football Team on Monday, Dec. 12.  The reception will take place in the Nancy Jean Stump Seiger '54 Multipurpose Room in the McFarland Student Union building.  The reception will start at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a video recap of the season.  Coach Jim Clements will also be honoring a few Golden Bears with their annual team awards.  If you would like to join us to honor this special season, please RSVP to Cheryl Swavely by December 9.
Looking forward to seeing many of you on December 12th. GO KU!

Dec. 12, 7 p.m.
Come out Monday evening, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Rickenbach Auditorium to celebrate the 2016 Golden Bear football season. Electronic Media students will be screening their documentary on the team's season. The doc includes interviews and game highlights from a very exciting season. Come celebrate the accomplishments of the football team and the EM students who have worked all season long to capture this story.  Also stick around following the football documentary and see the documentary on the "making of" the documentary. Get an inside look behind the scenes of live sports coverage and how the story of the football season evolved from training camp in August until the last game of the season. 

Basic Life Support Class
Dec. 12, 6 - 11 p.m.
For more information contact Candi Calhoun at or 610-683-4861.

All week long, save 25 percent off all sweatshirts, sweatpants and gift items!  We are also continuing an additional 25 percent off all clearance items.  Grab some holiday gifts now through Saturday, December 17.
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI

Please welcome Erick Irizarry, Applications Developer 2, starting today, Dec. 12.
                Human Resources

Dec. 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., MSU 218
The holidays unfortunately are time of increased accidents and need for blood from our local blood bank.  Please consider taking the time to give at the final blood drive of the year sponsored by the Community Outreach Center and the Student Volunteer Coalition.  Since its finals week, we are hoping to get more faculty and staff to give - so please sign up today - and encourage your students to do so as well!   To pre-register and reserve a time slot click HERE.    But walk-ins are also welcome!
Thank you and Happy Holidays.
                The Community Outreach Center, Student Volunteer Coalition, and Miller-Keystone Blood Bank

Dec. 16, 10 a.m. - noon, MSU 250
If you are preparing to retire, or just starting to think about it: Please join APSCUF and APSCURF representatives at a Pre-Retirement Q&A on Friday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. - noon in MSU 250. Light refreshments will be available. Retirement information is also available here:  and here: 
If you have any questions, or would like to RSVP, please contact Retirement Committee Co-Chairs Patti Derr,, Keshav Gupta,, or APSCUF OM Colleen Fitzgerald,
                Colleen Fitzgerald, APSCUF

Congratulations to KU student Damarys Zambrano on receiving the PASSHE Study Abroad Scholarship for her spring 2017 study abroad program in South Korea. Information about study abroad programs and scholarships is available at  
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, International Admissions


Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center will have extended hours for Finals Week with light refreshments and free Scantrons available to students. The building has computers and printers.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.-midnight
Monday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m.-midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m.-midnight
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m.-midnight
Thursday, Dec. 15, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Any questions, please call Jeann Cengeri, Office Manager, x34807.
                Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center

Student Recreation Center
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following schedule during finals week:
Mon., Dec. 12 - Wed., Dec. 14   Regular hours of operation
Thurs., Dec. 15                                  6 a.m.-9 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.)
Fri., Dec. 16                                         6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m.)
Sat., Dec. 17 - Sun., Dec. 18         CLOSED

Group exercise classes will end on Wednesday, Dec. 14.  Classes will resume next semester on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.  Cheryl will not be conducting lunchtime workouts over winter break.




Imani Taylor named Top Keeper of 2016 NCAA Tournament
Taylor Named Top Keeper of 2016 NCAA Tournament

Kutztown University goalkeeper Imani Taylor honored for her postseason play and her 3-1 NCAA record this season, as she was named the goalie on this year's Division II women's soccer All-NCAA Tournament Team.  Forty two teams competed in the women's soccer NCAA Tournament. Taylor led the tournament with 28 saves in her four starts. She played 360 minutes, fourth-most in the tournament, and held a 1.25 goals-against-average that included two shutouts.



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