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February 22, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU Geology Faculty-Student research published 

Geology Faculty-Student Undergraduate Research published in International Journal
Dr. Laura Sherrod, Geophysicist in Physical Sciences Department, Geology undergraduate students (left to right in left photo: David Vales, Kelly Morgano, Emily Snyder (KU 15), Ryan Higgins and Kaley Miller, and Ed Simpson, Physical Sciences have a paper accepted to the international Journal Sedimentary Geology. The paper describes the results of geophysical documentation of craters created by water and methane gas leaking from sediments of Lake Powell in southern Utah (Right Picture). The reference is: Sherrod, L., Simpson, E.L., Higgins, R., Miller, K., Morgano, K., Snyder, E., and Vales, D., 2016, Subsurface structure of water-gas escape features revealed by ground-penetrating radar and electrical resistivity tomography, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell delta, Utah, USA: Sedimentary Geology.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

6 p.m.

GLBTQ Resource Center Film Series, Paragraph 175, Old Main 4

7:30 p.m.

Beethoven Cello Sonatas Part II, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Mostly sunny skies as high pressure to our north dominates. High temperature in the upper 40s. Winds north at 8 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.)

In February, 1873, the first telegraph office opens in Kutztown to great success.  Nearly 15 messages a day are received by the office. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


FIELD TRIP:  AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The Anthropology Club and the Dept. of Anthropology/Sociology are sponsoring a field trip to the American Museum of Natural History, on Saturday, Feb. 27.  We will leave campus at 9 a.m. and return by about 6 p.m.  The cost is $5 (non-refundable) and must be given to Dr. David Webb (webb@kutztown.edu) by Friday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m., to reserve a seat in the van.  Seating is very limited, so sign up early.  All majors are welcome.




  

BEETHOVEN CELLO SONATAS PART II TONIGHT
KU piano faculty member Maria Asteriadou joined by cellist Maria Kitsopoulos, Secular Society Chair member of the New York Philharmonic, will present the Beethoven Cello Sonatas Part II today, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert will conclude the cycle of all 5 sonatas, three of which were presented by the duo in September 2015. The program will end with Beethoven's 7 Variations on a theme from Mozart's "Magic Flute" opera.  The concert is free and open to the public.

  


  

NOW SHOWING
Join us on the first and third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in Old Main 4, for a thought provoking LGBTQ+ and Feminist themed film series sponsored by the GLBTQ Resource Center and Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. A discussion will follow each screening.

February 22

Paragraph 175

March 7

Mulan

March 21

Milk

April 4

Half the Sky

April 18

Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World

May 2

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

For more information, contact the GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4. www.kutztown.edu/glbtqcenter,  484-646-4111.
                Diona Akens, GLBTQ Resource Center Writing Intern

  


  

GUEST SPEAKER TO DISCUSS CASE STUDIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON IT SECURITY TESTING AND ASSESSMENT
Tomorrow, 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





  

POLICE USE OF FORCE PANEL DISCUSSION
The KU Criminal Justice Department will host a panel discussion "Police Use of Force: An American Crisis" on tomorrow, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The panel will consist of Mark Talbot, chief, Norristown Police Department; Dennis J. Skayhan, Berks County District Attorney's Office; Ashley Heiberger, captain, Bethlehem Police Department and John Dillon, chief, KU Public Safety and Police Services. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Lindsey Runell, assistant professor of criminal justice. The event is free and open to the public. Please be advised that presentations, recordings and videos used during the panel discussion may contain adult language. Recently there have been a number of communities that have been affected by large scale civil unrest, reactions to perceived and/or actual incidents of police use of excessive force and inappropriate use of lethal force. The riots and demonstrations that followed these incidents were not, however, reactions solely to perceived incorrect decisions by a single police officer. Instead, these incidents acted as sparks to ignite long-standing perceptions of injustice committed by local criminal justice agencies. This panel aims to investigate the circumstances that promote these perceptions of systematic injustice in communities, the specific safety concerns of law enforcement during police-citizen encounters, how the police respond periods of civil unrest and possible methods to improve police-public relations.




  

KU VISITING RESEARCHER YOKO ISHII
KU Visiting Researcher Yoko Ishii will present her research findings "Living in the Past and Future:  Anthropological Fieldwork of Gikuyu Immigrants in Maryland" Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM in Academic Forum 101.  Yoko Ishii, from the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo has been with the Department of Anthropology and Sociology since April of 2015, although her fieldwork has taken place in Baltimore.  All are welcome and faculty is welcome to encourage students to attend.  This event is being sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Office and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology.  A reception with food and beverages will immediately follow the presentation and Q & A.
                Joleen Greenwood, chair, Department of Anthropology and Sociology




 

SPRING 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!




  

NEW TO KU
Please welcome the following new employees to KU.
Steven Steltz, custodial worker 1 - 3rd
Angela Hardy, Veteran Services




  

VP FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT & STUDENT AFFAIRS
SAVE the DATES!  The VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Search Committee is preparing for on campus candidate visits.
Please mark your calendars for the following open forums.

Feb. 24-25:  Warren Hilton will be on campus interviewing.

Wed., Feb. 24: - Open Forum
1:30 - 2:50 p.m., FACULTY & STAFF (AF 102)

Thurs., Feb. 25 - Open Forum
11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., STUDENTS (AF 200)

Candidates C.V.s will be available (KU login required) on the Announcements page at: http://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/vice-president-search.htm.
                Anne E. Zayaitz, Ph.D., Chair, VP for Enrollment Mgt. & Student Affairs Search Committee

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Women's Basketball vs. West Chester - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video
Men's Basketball vs. West Chester - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video  

 

 


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