Daily Brief

December 21, 2020

Pixelated image of green leaves on black background depicting the various stages of photosynthesis and decomposition.

Dr. Dale Parson of Computer Science and Information Technology exhibited the animated graphical video "Photosynthesis" at the juried Workshop for Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, part of the Neural Information Processing 2020 Conference. Inspired by his research and course work with multimedia programming and data science students, the video investigates the interactions between plants and photons at the classical and quantum levels. The nearly five-minute video can be seen here.
     Dale E. Parson, Computer Science and Information Technology

Image of Milton J. Hill seated in front of a barn door. Painter of the Stars is printed on top of image with graphic of Pennsylvania Dutch folk art barn star under title to the right. Below graphic are the words: The Life and Work of Milton J. Hill (1887-1972.) Centered on the lower portion of the image are the words: Lee S. Heffner & Patrick J. Donmoyer. Below that: Foreword by Ivan L. Hoyt.

The Heritage Center is pleased to announce the release of "Painter of the Stars: The Life and Work of Milton J. Hill (1887-1972)," Kutztown University Annual Publication Series, Vol. VIII, co-authored by Lee S. Heffner ’69, M ’74 and Patrick Donmoyer ’09. Explore the colorful work of local barn star artist Milton J. Hill, Virginville, Berks County, who profoundly contributed to the evolution of this classic Pennsylvania Dutch folk art tradition. Be one of the first to pick up your copy before the holidays. Please call the office or email to schedule a time to stop by. https://www.kutztown.edu/pgchc
     Naomi Pauley, The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center


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

Quick moving low pressure will pass Monday evening. This will bring extensive cloud cover for much of the day before some precipitation arrives by evening. Some question on how long the morning fog lingers. High temperature in the mid-30s. Winds west at 5 mph.


With the upcoming holiday week, the Office of Mail Services would like to remind all departments to please prepare their USPS mail, Express packages, UPS and FEDEX packages for processing no later than Wednesday, Dec. 23, to guarantee the mail will be posted and packages shipped out before the holiday break begins. There will be no FEDEX or UPS pick up Thursday, Dec. 24.
     Pamela Reinhart, Mail Services and Storeroom


Dec. 21
Please join us for our monthly membership meeting 5 p.m., Monday Dec. 21. The Zoom link will be sent to your personal email on file. Any questions, please contact an executive board member.
     Christina Ferris, AFSCME Local 2234

Lisa McSparron is retiring. Although we are sad to see her go, we are very excited for her and this new adventure. In lieu of any type of reception, we would like to invite you to stop by 109 Stratton Administration Center and wish Lisa well. She will be on campus until Monday, Dec. 21. Congratulations Lisa.
     Desiree Reasoner, Office of Residence Life, Housing, and Dining Services


Dec. 21

5 p.m.

Planets Align on the Winter Solstice
Zoom Meeting: 966 2316 1968; Passcode: STAR

Dec. 21

5 p.m.

AFSCME Local 2234 Monthly Meeting

Dec. 25-Jan. 3

All Day


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.

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