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February 16, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU Graduate School Fair 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Faculty Staff Headshot Photos, Rec Center 204

10 a.m.

Women's Center, LGBTQ Center Director Candidate 2, MSU 183

11 a.m.

Dog Therapy, MSU 218

11 a.m.

Women's Center, LGBTQ Center Director Candidate 3, MSU 183

11 a.m.

CET Workshop, OM 297

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Hard to believe with all that brutal cold air of this past weekend and wintry weather Monday that we're talking about rain today, but that's just what to expect as a storm heads up across Pennsylvania today and drops periods of rain, some heavy throughout the day and markedly warmer weather. Watch for flash flooding in some low areas. Highs topping out all the way up near 50. Southeast winds. About three quarters to one inch of rain.
 

 

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.)

Feb. 16, 1990:  Keith Haring dies at the age of 31.  The Kutztown native was a world-renown artist and social activist.  He devoted much of his life to public works of art that carried social messages.  
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY AND STAFF HEADSHOT PHOTOS TODAY
A photographer will be available today, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. until noon in the Student Rec Center room 204 for any faculty or staff member who would like to have a new headshot photo taken.  No reservations are necessary, photos are taken on a first-come first-served basis.  All are welcome.
                Dave Johnson, University Relations




  

DOG THERAPY
Come and get some puppy love today, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to noon in MSU 218. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break from studying and come and get some canine therapy. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too!
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services




 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE - CRISTIN MILLET
Thursday, Feb 18, 4:30-5:30
Sharadin 120
Installation and sculptural artist Cristin Millett will give a public lecture at Kutztown University on her work dealing with the female body in relation to medical history. Her work gives insight into societal attitudes about the female reproductive system and questions taboos surrounding sexuality. Her work has been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, and the Chicago Tribune. She has taught sculpture, foundry, and installation art at Penn State since 2001. Her work can be viewed at: http://www.cristin-millett.com/
                Prof Ron Longsdorf, Art Education and Crafts Department




  

TICKETS BACK AT MSU
As of today, Feb. 16, event tickets are again available at the MSU Information Desk with cash, check or Bear Bucks.

Information Center Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.




  

TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...? You can add external links to the D2L Content area? Adding a link to D2L helps to organize all of your content in one place and saves student frustration of copying long and complex hyperlinks. You can set the link to open within the D2L learning environment or as an external resource in a new tab or window. The Adding a Content Link Guide will help you add a link to your course! Want to see a video demonstration? Watch the Adding a Content Link video.  Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents.
                The Office of Distance Education




  

GUEST SPEAKER TO DISCUSS CASE STUDIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON IT SECURITY TESTING AND ASSESSMENT
On Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. in BH261, Keith Pachulski, a pen testing and assessment Principal Security Consultant from Dell SecureWorks, a subsidiary of Dell Computer, will discuss case studies and demonstrations related to IT security. Keith has over 22 years of experience in the areas of physical and information security, has functioned as a Chief Security Officer overseeing security programs for 13 companies, and has extensive experience working in the Federal sector performing vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and compliance assessments. All are welcome to attend.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology

 


 

SPRING 2016 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Spring Willingness to Serve (appointed positions) opened on Friday, Feb. 5 and will close Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. Please head on over to KUnited to participate by using this link:  
https://orgsync.com/76071/forms/181929   To log in, you will use your full KU email address as your username, and your KU Windows password for your password. Please be aware that you can only submit this form once.  Should you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4867.  Any questions that are Senate-specific can be sent to senate@kutztown.edu. Thank you for your willingness to serve!




  

DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN'S CENTER AND GLBTQ RESOURCE CENTER PRESENTATIONS
Due to the conflict with the open forum for The VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs candidate on February 18, we have moved the presentation back one hour for that day's candidates. Here is the updated schedule of the candidate presentations and Q&A sessions. All presentations are in MSU 183 and are 50 minutes.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - 10 a.m., Candidate #2
Wednesday, Feb. 17 - 11 a.m., Candidate #3
Thursday, Feb. 18 - 3 p.m., Candidate #4
                Jerry Schearer, chair of the search committee





  

VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Kutztown University Women's Center will host a student production of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for all others. For credit card orders, call 610-683-4092. Tickets may also be purchased at the KU Presents! office in Schaeffer 200 (2nd Floor) Tuesday & Thursday - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday - noon - 2 p.m. or online. Performed to create awareness about violence against women, the powerful vignettes are sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the Kutztown University Women's Center. This year the Vagina Monologues benefits Berks Women in Crisis, HEART @ KU and Planned Parenthood.




  

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR A CAPPELLA SENSATION VOCALOSITY
The a cappella sensation Vocalosity will perform at Kutztown University tomorrow, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The performance is part of the KU Presents! series. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased by calling 610-683-4092 or visiting www.kupresents.org. Tickets for KU students with ID are $10. Vocalosity performs a wide array of music from all different genres, dating back to tenth century Gregorian chant to today's popular music like Bruno Mars. Dubbed as the "aca-perfect" concert experience, the event includes not only song but movement and choreography as well. The group consists of 12 artists that will perform pieces from their debut self-titled album that was released last month. 




  

MERWIN MOE SPENCER SMOKE SCREEN: UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MARIJUANA POLITICS AND POWER
While over 800,000 people each year are arrested for marijuana possession in the United States, legal marijuana is one of the fastest growing industries. Merwin Moe Spencer, a marijuana attorney, explains the history of how marijuana became classified as a Schedule 1 Narcotic when our founding father George Washington grew it on his farm. Spencer equips his audience with the historical and legal facts to make up their own mind on this controversy on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in MSU 183. Sponsored by Association of Campus Events, Anthropology/Sociology Department, Criminal Justice Department, and Political Science & Public Administration Department.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

VOTE FOR ANTHONY SELBY
Voting is now open for the "Dark Horse Dunker" competition, sponsored by Intersport and State Farm. Kutztown University's Anthony Selby is among 16 finalists with a chance to win an entry into the 2016 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in Houston.  The State Farm "Dark Horse Dunker" contest is a digital media contest that will match up 16 of the top college dunkers in a bracket-style competition to determine the final participant in the Slam Dunk Championship. Fans can vote for their favorite players using an interactive bracket by entering www.DarkHorseDunker.com. The athlete with the most votes in each matchup will move on to the next round.




  

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Saturday, Feb. 20 - Track & Field hosts Six-Team Last Chance Qualifier - 10 a.m. (O'Pake Fieldhouse)

 

 

 

 


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