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February 23, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Bieber Bus Pass Program 

STUDENTS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW BIEBER BUS PASS PROGRAM
Students from RACC or KU students who commute from Reading to take classes at KU participate in a new program which provides passes to ride the Bieber bus to campus.  This program began this spring as part of the President's Initiatives to establish recruiting initiatives that enhance the number and quality of student body.  For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Keith Pachulski, IT Security speaker, BH 261

6 p.m.

Use of Force Panel, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Mainly cloudy with a chance of light rain moving into the area in the afternoon. Highs in the low 40s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Rainfall amounts generally light but increasing in intensity overnight tonight and into Wednesday.
 

 

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. 23, 1833:  Henry Rosenberger Nicks is born.  Nicks would go on to open the Fairview Seminary in Kutztown which moves to College Hill and is named Maxatawny Seminary, predecessor to Kutztown University.  
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
GUEST SPEAKER TO DISCUSS CASE STUDIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON I.T. SECURITY TESTING AND ASSESSMENT
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" 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.




  

TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...? You can use the Respondus LockDown Browser to create a more secure testing environment for online quizzes? The LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within D2L. When students use the browser, they are unable to print, copy/paste, navigate the web, or access other applications on their computer. Once a D2L quiz is started, students are "locked" into the quiz until they submit it for grading. The Respondus LockDown Browser Guide provides more information on the browser, as well as instructions for requiring it on a quiz.

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




  

NEW MINOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION, GRADES 7-12
The Department of Secondary Education has provided a pathway for students who are interested in education but are not seeking a teaching certification. This program has an emphasis on social justice, which applies to many other areas of study and will give students an insight into the challenges that underserved schools face. 
Any interested students or advisors should contact the Department of Secondary Education located in Beekey room 226; Phone: 610-683-4259; email: kealey@kutztown.edu
                Kristy Kealey, secretary, Department of Secondary Education




  

THE KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, February 25, 11 a.m. in MSU [SUB] 312. Cody Mayak will speak on:

"There's No Present Like The Present: A discussion of Bertrand's Russell's theory of time"

All are welcome. ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email dso@kutztown.edu  or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."]
                Jordan Dancy, president; Allan Bäck, advisor




  

DIVERSITY CONFERENCE
The Commission invites you and your students to our 6th Annual Diversity Conference. This year's theme is "Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice for All!" Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sessions begin on the hour, so you or students may come for the whole day or just a session or two. More details and registration at: http://library.kutztown.edu/diversity/2016
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Academic & Student Affairs

  


  

DINING STYLES SURVEY
Opportunity to win a $150 Visa® e-Gift Card or one of three $50 Visa® e-Gift Cards!
Kutztown Dining is conducting a dining services survey to better understand your campus lifestyle and dining preferences. By sharing your thoughts, we will gain valuable insight to help improve your overall campus experience. This online survey will take 5 to 10 minutes and your responses are confidential. Click the link below to begin the survey:
http://www.college-survey.com/kutztown  If you cannot click on the link, copy and paste the URL into your Internet browser address bar and hit enter.

Starbucks Lunch Receipt
Stop by the Bear's Den Starbucks and make a purchase before 11 a.m. to enjoy a lunch item for only $4. Hurry this offer will only last for a limited time!

Dining Spring Break Hours
Please visit www.Kutztown.campusdish.com  for our spring break hours.
Golden Bear Food Court, first floor South Dining Hall, will have normal hours on Thursday, March 3, and then will close for renovation.
South Side Café, second floor South Dining Hall, will be open throughout the spring semester.

We appreciate your time and thank you for your assistance.
                Paige Jensen, Aramark




  

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




  

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, Feb. 25, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. 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

 

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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