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February 13, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

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TODAY'S EVENTS

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None

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Low pressure that passed through the region will intensify over the Gulf of Maine. Meanwhile, Canadian high pressure moves in from the northwest. This combination will make for a tight pressure gradient. Winds will be blustery during the day. We should see mostly sunny skies though! High temperature in the upper 30s. Winds northwest at 22-25 mph, gusting to near 50 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

VALENTINE'S SPECIALS AT BEAR'S DEN STARBUCKS
Until Valentine's Day, Starbucks is offering the Molten Trio, handcrafted beverages with melted chocolate!
Share coffee with a friend through our $5 pairing, where you can get a french press and a pastry for only $5!
Don't forget, Starbucks mugs and other merchandise make for great last minute gifts for your Valentine!
                Aramark


 
DID YOU KNOW? ... THIS WEEK IN MILITARY HISTORY
Feb. 17, 1973--The Navy frigate USS Jesse L. Brown was commissioned. The ship was named for Ensign Jesse L. Brown, the first African American naval aviator, killed in combat over Korea.  The Veterans Services Center would like to take this opportunity to recognize the extraordinary contributions of our African American Servicemen and women throughout history.
                Veterans Services Center


  
RESCHEDULED - GENERAL EDUCATION REDESIGN
Feb. 14, 11 a.m., 223 MSU
The General Education Redesign Faculty Forum has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. in 223 MSU.
                Mary Eicholtz, coordinator, General Education Redesign


  
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rohrbach Library Lobby
Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? To celebrate Heart Health Month and Valentine's Day, students in the Biology Department organized a blood pressure screening. This free event is supervised and sponsored by the Health and Wellness Center and is open to all KU faculty, staff, and students.  Come and learn about your ticker! For more information please contact the event coordinator, Taryn Fritzinger (tfrit670@live.kutztown.edu).
                Matt Stone, Department of Biology


 
THE WASHINGTON CENTER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Feb. 15, 3 p.m., 116 Stratton
The Washington Center Internship Program (TWC) is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of universities by providing students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C.  This program provides a unique combination of benefits:  a structured, well-supported program for which interns receive academic credit from their home institutions; an extensive internship tailored to the interests of the intern, whatever his or her major; a rich program of academic coursework; lectures by national and international leaders; small group meetings with members of Congress; site visits; embassy visits; workshops and other activities that help students understand the challenges and opportunities of leadership and civic engagement; and attractive, conveniently-located apartment housing.  More than 75% receive financial assistance! Info Session Wednesday, Feb. 15, 3-3:50 p.m., 116 Stratton.
                Linda Kerschner, Career Development Center


 
RESCHEDULED - THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP BROWN BAG SERIES
Feb. 16, 11 a.m., 121 BK
The College of Education Scholarship Brown Bag Series continues with Professors Angel Bestwick and Chris Weiler of the Department of Elementary Education speaking about "Preparing Them for the Profession: Use of Lesson Plan Study to Improve Pre-Service Teacher's Critical Thinking and Instructional Design."  Their presentation/discussion will take place on Thursday, Feb. 16, 11 - 11:50 a.m., in 121 BK.  KU faculty, staff and students, as well as community members, are invited.  Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided.
                Kenneth Teitelbaum, dean, College of Education


  
CREATIVE COMMONS AND QUALITY SCHOLARSHIP
Feb. 16, 11 a.m.
On Thursday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m - noon in RL 22 the Rohrbach Library and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching are sponsoring the workshop "Creative Commons and Quality Scholarship." Susan Czerny will discuss how Creative Commons both differs from and compliments current copyright protocols and how to find quality research with Creative Commons licenses in open access journals.  For more information please contact Ruth Perkins (perkins@kutztown.edu) or Gil Clary (clary@kutztown.edu).


  
KU JAZZ FACULTY PERFORMANCE
Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
KU Jazz Faculty Scott Lee, will be performing as part of the Stream Trio (Yago Vázquez, piano; Scott Lee, bass & Jeff Hirshfield, drums) Thursday, Feb.16 at Small's Jazz Club, 183 W. 10th St., New York City, 7:30 - 10 p.m.  https://www.smallslive.com/ They will be performing music from their new CD "Second Stream" available on Fresh Sound Records.
                Department of Music


  
KUF AT THE LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS
Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, KU Foundation and Alumni Relations is hosting an event in the PPL Center, Allentown, as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms take on the Hartford Wolf Pack.  The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Enjoy a $5 food voucher as well as great seats for this game. Enjoy hearing the national anthem performed by the KU Trombone Choir. The cost for this event is $20.  Children 3 and under are complimentary. Please visit http://www.kutztownufoundation.org/events/upcoming-events  to register for the game. If you have any questions, please call 610-683-4110.
                Cheryl Swavely, KU Foundation and Alumni Relations


 
RESCHEDULED - REDISTRICTING: THE REAL VOTER FRAUD
Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., AF 201
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is pleased to sponsor the panel, "Redistricting: The Real Voter Fraud," on Feb. 23 in 201 AF from 6:30-8 p.m. The panel will feature State Senator Judy Schwank representing Pa.'s 11th Senatorial District and Diana G. Dakey representing Fair Districts Pa. This is a non-partisan event designed to inform the electorate. A question and answer session will follow the speakers' presentation. This event is open to the public. Please contact Steve Lem (lem@kutztown.edu) with questions.
                Steve Lem, Political Science and Public Administration


  
MULTICULTURAL CENTER
Feb. 27, Feb. 28 and March 2
The Multicultural Center (MCC) offers scheduled diversity and inclusion workshops for the campus community. A three-part inclusion training, "Inclusion Insights" utilizes the work of sociologist, Dr. Steve Robins and incorporates video clips, discussions and activities. It is scheduled for: 
Monday, Feb. 27, 4:30 - 6 p.m.- Part 1 - Stereotypes
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Part 2 - The Lazy Brain
Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m. - noon  - Part 3 - Reflections
Individuals are encouraged to attend all three sessions. 
Part 3 is not offered for individuals who haven't attended part 1 and 2.
Register by contacting branford@kutztown.edu
Special note: Any student group or department can request the workshops or a condensed version based on their schedules by contacting branford@kutztown.edu Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director of Multicultural Services, Multicultural Center


 
FREE DIAGNOSTIC READING TESTING OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
March 11 and April 8
Does your child seem to have difficulties with reading?  Does he/she do poorly in subjects, which require a great deal of reading?  Perhaps your child is on grade level and you want more information about his/her reading ability.  If the child is in grades one through ten the Graduate Reading Program of Kutztown University will assess your child's reading skills and strategies and then issue a summary and complete case report.  This report will also contain specific recommendations and ideas for the further development of your child's reading skills.  All testing is free and is done at Kutztown University by certified teachers who are completing their Master of Education degree in Reading.  These reading specialist candidates are trained in reading diagnosis and are supervised by Dr. Mary Ann O'Neil, faculty member of the Graduate Reading program.  Two dates/times are available: 
Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. to noon or
Saturday, April  8, 9 a.m. to noon
Parents/guardians are responsible for arranging transportation to KU for testing on one of the sessions.  Applications will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.
Anyone who would like an application or with questions may e-mail Dr. Mary Ann O'Neil  oneil@kutztown.edu
Office contact number: 484-646-4224


  
BERKS COUNTY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY CONFERENCE
Abstract Submission Deadline March 24
The annual Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference website is now live (https://sites.psu.edu/hecbc).  As always, we want to have a strong number of KU students participating on Sat., April 22, at Penn State-Berks.  Please inform the students you are working with on research and creative projects to submit their abstract by the submission deadline of March 24.
                Linda Kerschner, Career Development Center

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Feb. 14
7:30 p.m.             Wrestling vs. East Stroudsburg (Senior Night) - Keystone Arena

Wednesday, Feb. 15
5:30 p.m.             Women's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg - Keystone Arena (Stats)
7:30 p.m.             Men's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg - Keystone Arena (Stats)

Saturday, Feb. 18 (Basketball Senior Day)
10 a.m.                 Track & Field hosts Last Chance Qualifier - O'Pake Fieldhouse
1 p.m.                   Women's Basketball vs. Millersville - Keystone Arena (Stats)
3 p.m.                   Men's Basketball vs. Millersville - Keystone Arena (Stats)

OFF-CAMPUS - POSTSEASON
Thursday, Feb. 16 - Sunday, Feb. 19
Women's Swimming at PSAC Championships - York, Pa.

 

 


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