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February 29, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Counseling and Student Affairs CACREP accreditation 

The Counseling and Student Affairs Department is pleased to announce the Counseling and Counseling-Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling, and School Counseling programs. Known as the 'gold standard' in counselor education, CACREP accreditation underscores Kutztown University's long standing commitment to excellence in training highly skilled Professional Counselors. CACREP accreditation ensures that counseling curricula and content are recognized by other institutions and, most vitally, by state licensing boards and important health care programs such as Tricare which serves U.S. Veterans. Many thanks to all who participated in and supported this accreditation process, in particular the Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Michelle Kiec, Former Dean of COE Dr. Darrell Garber, Graduate Dean Dr. Carole Wells, Provost Anne Zayaitz, and President Kenneth Hawkinson.
                Dr. Margaret Herrick, chair, Department of Counseling & Student Affairs

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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7:30 p.m.

Faculty Music Scholarship Benefit Concert, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure moves offshore and low pressure over eastern Canada becomes the main player. Chance of a morning shower. Rain threat ends by noon. Could have some clearing later in the day. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds west at 9-15 mph, gusting to 25 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, 1937, 20 junior library science majors are sent to work off-campus at schools from their hometowns or in the local community.  The students spend two weeks practicing in actual school libraries.  It is the first time the program uses libraries other than those on campus. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


WIND ENSEMBLE TOUR
Members of the KU Wind Ensemble will be traveling to New Jersey on Tuesday, March 1 to perform concerts at high schools. Please excuse them from class. Students understand they are responsible for all missed work from classes on Tuesday.
                Daniel Neuenschwander, director of bands

  


  

FACULTY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT
The Department of Music will present a Faculty Music Scholarship Benefit Concert today, February 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music faculty will perform a variety of pieces. In addition, an original composition by KU music student, Mark Feld will be heard and performed by a student chamber group. Join us for wonderful performances and support the music scholarship fund. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.
                Soo Goh, Department of Music




  

Pi DAY "PIE IN THE FACE" FUNDRAISER
The KU Math Club is having a Pi Day "Pie in the Face" fundraiser. Three donation bins -- one for each of three faculty volunteers -- are located in the Math Department office in Lytle 227. The faculty member that has the greatest amount donated in his bin by 3 p.m. on Pi Day (March 14) will get a pie in the face from a student. Please announce this to your students as well. All donations will go to support the activities of the KU Math Club. Thank you to all who have and will donate!
                Eric Landquist, advisor, Math Club

 


  

KUTZTOWN SCHOOL DIST. SEEKS INPUT ON SUPERINTENDENT
The Kutztown Area School District is beginning its search for the next superintendent.  Input from the community is a valuable part of the search process. The school board would like to hear what qualities you would like to see in a new superintendent. Please submit your feedback on a quick and easy survey found at www.kasd.org and click on the community survey link.




  

GEOGRAPHY TRIVIA NIGHT - March 1, 7:30 p.m., Boehm Lobby. Join the Geographical Society to demonstrate your smarts and test your skills. Please bring non-perishable food items for donation to the KU "Bear Necessities Closet" to benefit KU students in need. Have fun, enjoy light refreshments, and win prizes. Teams of 1-4 people. All are welcome.
                Department of Geography




  

RENTAL REGALIA FOR INAUGURATION - DEADLINE FRIDAY
In preparation for President Hawkinson's inauguration, faculty in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost to you. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the inauguration program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is Friday, March 4.

To place an order for rental attire, please contact Laurel Brandt by email lbrandt@kutztown.edu with the following information:
                First and Last Name
                Height
                Degree
                Area of Study
                Alma mater

Rented attire can be picked up in room 171, McFarland Student Union, starting Monday, April 11, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those that also plan to rent regalia for commencement may keep their rental until the spring commencement. If you prefer KUSSI to store your regalia until commencement, you can return it to a KUSSI employee in the faculty robing area after the inauguration ceremony.
                Matt Assad, business services manager, KUSSI

 


  

"CATCH ME IF YOU CAN" AUTHOR TO APPEAR AT KU
Frank Abagnale, author of "Catch Me If You Can," is coming to Kutztown University to speak on today's security challenges and tactics for safeguarding information. Hosted by the Association of Campus Events, this event will take place on April 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.
Detailed in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, Abagnale reveals his past life of serving time in French, Swedish and U.S. prisons only to be released after five years on the contingency that he assist the federal government. He has now worked for over 40 years as an advisor and consultant to hundreds of financial institutes, corporations and government agencies around the world. Abagnale has more than 14,000 institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.

Before attending Abagnale's speech, there are opportunities to watch his film, "Catch Me If You Can," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, in the Alumni Auditorium (MSU 183).
The dates and times are as follows:
Sat., Mar. 19, at 5 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 25, at 4 p.m.
Fri., April 1, at 4 p.m.
For more information please contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at chatzitz@kutztown.edu.

  


  

FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY - MARCH 3
College of Visual & Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday! Dr. Ronald Grapsy, Communication Studies Department & Professor Cara Cotellese, Electronic Media Department, will present "Flipped Learning? Does it really work?" on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building Room 120. Join Dr. Ron Grapsy and Prof Cara Cotellese as they discuss their preliminary findings of a study to test replacement of a classroom lecture with an out of class video module. Find out if students learned the same way they would with an in class lecture. Did it work for the instructor? Did it work for the students and how might this method of flipped learning benefit us as instructors here at KU.  All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing, and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts

  

 

UNIVERSITY SENATE - MARCH 3
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 4 p.m. in AF 103. Meetings are open to the university community. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website:
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm
Should you have any questions about the meeting, please feel free to contact me.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Tuesday, March 1 - Men's Basketball hosts PSAC Quarterfinal - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video
Wednesday, March 2 - Women's Lacrosse vs. Holy Family - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats




 

MEN'S BASKETBALL CLAIM PSAC EAST TITLE
Congratulations to the men's basketball team who captured their sixth PSAC East title in school history on Wednesday night.  The Golden Bears beat nationally ranked West Chester 81-77 to claim the title.  Kutztown will host the winner of Shippensburg/Bloomsburg on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.

Read the whole story here

 

 


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