Daily Brief

December 9, 2019

Biology Professor Shares Research

Dr. Todd Underwood, professor of Biology at Kutztown University, is taking a sabbatical at Hawk Mountain’s Acopian Center for Conservation Learning. He has studied the interactions of brood parasites and their host birds for more than 20 years. Underwood is currently preparing several papers for scientific journals, along with a manuscript detailing his collaborative work on raptor morphology with Hawk Mountain’s Dr. Laurie Goodrich and Kutztown University alumnae Chelsea Johnson. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Career Closet Giving Tree

The Kutztown University Career Closet needs donations. Please visit the Career Closet Giving Tree in the lobby of Stratton Administration Center. Take a paw and donate professional clothing. Personal donations of gift cards are also accepted. This semester we've helped more than 50 students find professional clothing for interviews and internships. Thank you for your generosity.
     Jenelle Henry, Career Development Center


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

Warm front lifts through the area. Temperatures will be on the mild side but rain is expected throughout much of the day. High temperature in the low-50s. Winds south at 6-12 mph. Rainfall between 0.5-0.75 inch.


Dec. 8-14
Giuliana Simmens and Angeline Digiugno will be attending the American Geophysical Union Meeting in San Francisco, California, Dec. 8-14. They will each be presenting their original research projects. Please excuse their absence from class during this time.
     Erin Kraal and Jacob Sewall, Department of Physical Sciences

Dec. 9
Save 40% on apparel and gift. When the Golden Bears score, you score. In-store and online at https://kubstore.com/. One day only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
     Kyle Rex, KU Campus Store

Dec. 9
The College of Education will be hosting an open house for the Education Doctorate in Transformational Teaching and Learning Program 5:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, in 227/229 Beekey Education Building. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/departments/secondary-education/education-doctorate-in-transformational-teaching-and-learning/doctoral-program-open-house.html
     Vale Deeter, Department of Secondary Education

Dec. 12
The KU Council of Trustees will meet 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in 250 McFarland Student Union. The public is invited to attend.
     Office of the President

Dec. 13
Please join us in wishing a fond farewell to Troy Weidner, classroom technology manager, as he retires from Kutztown University with more than 34 years of service. A reception in his honor will be held 2-4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, in 317 Stratton Administration Center.
    Troy Vingom, Office of Information Technology and Distance Education

Dec. 17
The campus community is invited to a farewell reception for Jamie Kardos, Graduate Admissions, 1-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, in 317 Stratton Administration Center. Kardos is moving on to a new job at Lehigh University. Please stop by to wish her farewell and best wishes.
     Carole Wells, Office of Graduate Studies

McFarland Student Union
– Monday, Dec. 9: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
– Tuesday, Dec. 10: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
– Wednesday, Dec. 11: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
– Thursday, Dec. 12: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
– Friday, Dec. 13: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Saturday, Dec. 14: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed.

Multicultural Center:  Food, fun, games and movies
– Sunday, Dec. 8: 6 p.m. to midnight - coffee, cookies, snacks.
– Monday, Dec. 9: 8 a.m. to midnight - breakfast buffet.
– Tuesday, Dec. 10: 8 a.m. to midnight - chicken tenders.
– Wednesday, Dec. 11: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. - snacks.
– Thursday, Dec. 12: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Friday, Dec. 13: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     Faith Riedel, Multicultural Center

Recreation Center:
– Monday, Dec. 9, through Wednesday, Dec. 11: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
– Thursday, Dec. 12: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
– Friday, Dec. 13: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Saturday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed.
– Monday, Dec. 9: 8-9 a.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.
– Tuesday, Dec. 10: 8-9 a.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.
– Wednesday, Dec. 11: 8-9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., 6-7 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m.
– Thursday, Dec. 12: 8-9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
– Friday, Dec. 13, through Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed.
     Tracy Turner, Office of Recreational Services

Rohrbach Library
Rohrbach Library will be operating under the following schedule for finals week:
– Monday, Dec. 9, through Thursday, Dec. 12: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
– Friday, Dec. 13: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15: Closed.
– Winter break hours begin Dec. 16: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     Jennifer Tanzos, Rohrbach Library

Writing Center
The UWC in 100C Rohrbach Library, will be open the following times during finals:
– Sunday, Dec. 8: 2-9 p.m.
– Monday, Dec. 9, through Wednesday, Dec. 11: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center


Dec. 12

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees
250 McFarland Student Union

Dec. 13

2 p.m.

Farewell Reception for Troy Weidner
317 Stratton Administration Center

Dec. 14

9 a.m.

O’Pake Fieldhouse

Dec. 17

1 p.m.

Farewell Reception for Jamie Kardos
317 Stratton Administration Center

Dec. 14

4 p.m.

Women’s basketball v. Georgian Court
Keystone Arena (STATS)


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