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February 4, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Winter Reception 

KU EMPLOYEES: 

You are invited to a winter gathering to celebrate the new year, a new semester, and the Sesquicentennial!

Come in from the cold to the warmth of Old Main Concourse on February 11, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to mingle, view the historical displays, and indulge in KU's official dessert - whoopee pies. Hawaiian espresso, coffee, tea and hot cocoa will also be served ... all in honor of KU's 150th anniversary.

 

RSVP by February 5 to wert@kutztown.edu or ext. 3-4645

**** Show your KU Pride by wearing maroon and gold ****

Sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Promotions Committee

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.

Faculty First Thursday, SH 120

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Get on the Bus! Sign Making, OM Concourse

4 p.m.

Senate, AF 103

6 p.m.

Dog Therapy, MSU 218

6 p.m.

Faith, Belief, and Inclusion, OM 4

8 p.m.

MSU Movie Series, MSU Alumni Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

A decent dryout day on Thursday with high pressure resuming control. Partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 40s. Breezy and cooler than the past few days.
 

 

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 2000, Kutztown University students, faculty and staff put on the first production of the Vagina Monologues.  The powerful vignettes are part of the V-day Movement which looks to raise money and awareness to fight violence against women.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COLLEGE OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY!
Assistant professor Keith Massie, Department of Communication Studies, will present "The Visual Rhetoric within Dark Summoner: An Analysis of Depictions within a Popular Smartphone App Game" on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building room 120. The current research employs a mixed methodology to examine the videogame app Dark Summoner, while console games and MMORPGs have been studied by scholars (e.g., Castronova, 2005; Taylor, 2006; Frasca, 2003), less attention has been given to mobile app games. Please join assistant professor Keith Massie to learn more about this current research.

All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty and doing, and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts




  

BUDGET RALLY SIGN MAKING EVENT
Budget Rally Sign Making Event: Feb. 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Old Main Concourse Left Lobby
APSCUF-KU is hosting "Get on the Bus! Sign Making Event" on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., in the Old Main Concourse Left Lobby. Come out and join fellow APSCUF-KU members and students prepare signs for the upcoming Feb. 8 Budget Rally in Harrisburg! APSCUF-KU will be providing all materials, as well as enticing snacks and beverages! This is a great opportunity to model corporeal engagement in participatory democracy, and impress upon students, and fellow faculty members the power within collective action. We hope to see you there.
                APSCUF-KU

  


  

KUR
Tune in to "Kutztown Live" on Kutztown University Radio this afternoon between 2 and 3 p.m. Host Shantae Taylor has at least two special guests this week: SGB President Joe Scoboria will be on shortly after 2 p.m. and Motivational Speaker William Hollis III will speak with Shantae at about his story of success, becoming homeless, and then building himself back up to the speaking circuit. This is one "Kutztown Live" you won't want to miss. Stream KUR at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUR

  


  

UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING FEB. 4
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 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 under next meeting agenda and attachments.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate




  

DOG THERAPY
Dog Therapy is back! Come and get some puppy love on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. in MSU 218. There will be several dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. 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

  


  

FAITH, BELIEF, AND INCLUSION
Join us Thursday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m. in the GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4, for a discussion on faith, belief, spirituality, and inclusion within the LGBTQIA+ community. For more information, contact the GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4. www.kutztown.edu/glbtqcenter, 484-646-4111.
                Diona Akens, intern, GLBTQ Resource Center




  

MSU MOVIE SERIES
This week's MSU Movie Series film, "Spectre," will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.

http://www.kutztown.edu/MSUMovies

  


  

TRAFFIC ALERT FOR NORMAL AVENUE IN KUTZTOWN BOROUGH
Please be aware that the Normal Avenue bridge over Sacony Creek (near Kutztown Elementary School) will be closing on Monday, February 15, 2016, for construction. The work is expected to last more than six months. Please plan accordingly by using alternate routes to and from campus when using that portion of Normal Avenue. The suggested detour includes using Willow Street to Main Street to Constitution Blvd. when heading toward campus.

  


  

CLARINET RECITAL
The Department of Music will present a Faculty Clarinet Recital on Tuesday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre (Schaeffer). Dr. Michelle Kiec will be joined by Dr. Jeremy Justeson (saxophone) and Dr. Maria Asteriadou (piano) to perform works by Bassett, Sokolović, Kreiger, and Wanamaker. Join us for an evening of modern music on the clarinet. Admission is free.

  


  

QUEER CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
Come join in the discussion! This student-led group meets Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4. Discussion topics include non-discrimination laws, intersectionality, transgender issues, LGBTQ representation in the media and more. All are welcome.  For more information, contact the GLBTQ Resource Center, Old Main 4. www.kutztown.edu/glbtqcenter, 484-646-4111.
                Diona Akens, intern, GLBTQ Resource Center

  


  

JOB OPENINGS:
The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

20160015
Fiscal Assistant
Office of Student Accounts
Posting End Date: 2/8/2016

20160012
Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 2/8/2016

20160011
Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 2/8/2016

20160010
Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 2/8/2016

Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. Please direct any questions and comments to http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/human-resources/ask-hr.htm  or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, Feb. 6

Women's Basketball vs. Shippensburg (Hall of Fame Weekend/Winter Sports Fest) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video

Men's Basketball vs. Shippensburg (Hall of Fame Weekend/Winter Sports Fest) - 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video

 

 


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