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February 14, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

Nykolai A. Blichar
KU senior Nykolai A. Blichar has been selected to serve as a student trustee on the Kutztown University Council of Trustees.  Originally from Palmerton, Carbon County, Pa., Blichar is majoring in political science with minors in international studies, women and gender studies and public administration. Blichar also serves on the National It's On Us Student Advisory Committee, the university's Diversity Council and as an undergraduate assistant in the Kutztown University GLBTQ center. 
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Blood Pressure Screening, Rohrbach Library
11 a.m. General Education Resdesign Faculty Forum, MSU 223
7 p.m. MSU Movie Night:  "Selma," MSU 183
7:30 p.m. Wrestling vs. East Stroudsburg (Senior Night), Keystone Arena

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Ridge of high pressure becomes positioned in the northeast and into Quebec. It should be a pretty pleasant day, all things considered. Mostly sunny skies are expected with temperatures in the low 40s. Winds from the southwest at 6 – 9 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

KU CAMPUS STORE
Stop and smell the roses at KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace for Valentine's Day! Single roses will be sold for $2.99 each, today only, while supplies last. 


 
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


  
SUSTAINABLE COLLECTION SERVICES SESSIONS CANCELED
Feb 14 and 15
Due to inclement weather, our New Hampshire based Sustainable Collection Services representative is not able to travel to Kutztown at this time. The sessions scheduled for today, Feb. 14, and Wednesday, Feb. 15, have been canceled. We are working hard to reschedule and will let you know when the new sessions will occur. 

The Rohrbach Library contracted with Sustainable Collection Services to review the print titles in our Main Collection. Using their data-driven analysis, librarians plan to remove books that no longer support the current curriculum from the collection. We invite all interested faculty to attend an open session to review the data analysis once they are rescheduled.


 
TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
You can create a random quiz to help promote academic integrity in your course? A randomized quiz can pull questions from a question bank stored in the Question Library. This active approach can lead to greater quiz security. The Question Library article and the Random Question Quiz article will help you to implement a random quiz in your course.  Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


  
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

 


 
WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
April 1 Deadline
The KU Alumni Relations office is accepting nominations for the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.  This award is presented annually to one faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner which sets him or her apart from faculty colleagues. Any current full-time tenured faculty member at Kutztown University is eligible for nomination. Nominations may be submitted by anyone associated with Kutztown University: faculty members, administrators, staff, students and alumni. The award is presented during the opening day ceremony of the fall semester. The recipient will receive $2,000 and a plaque.  Nominations forms are being forwarded to all Dean's offices. You may also download a nominations form online at http://www.kutztownufoundation.org/alumni/wiesenberger-faculty-award.  Deadline is April 1, 2017.  Please contact the alumni relations office with any questions.


 
FACULTY SURVEY: HELP THE ROHRBACH LIBRARY
Please spend five minutes of your time to take our quick faculty survey. With your feedback we will improve library resources and service. On Monday, Feb. 13 we sent you a link to take the survey through the faculty listserv. Thank you.


  
RESCHEDULED - GENERAL EDUCATION REDESIGN
Feb. 14, 11 a.m., MSU 223
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


 
MOVIE NIGHT- "SELMA"
Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
This film is the story of a movement. It chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. This film tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. Join ACE, Black Student Union, Minority Achievement Coalition, and NAACP of KU in the viewing of this amazing film on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the MSU 183.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/Advisor


  
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


 
EDUCATION DOCTORATE OPEN HOUSE
Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.
The College of Education has rescheduled the Open House for the new Education Doctorate in Transformational Teaching and Learning program.  We invite all interested parties to attend.  The Open House will take place on the second floor of Beekey Education Center, room 227/229.  Please contact Dr. Patricia Walsh Coates for more information or Graduate Admissions to register for the event.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017
6:30 p.m.             Sign-In and Reception with Faculty
6:45 p.m.             Program Overview
7:15  p.m.            Admissions Overview and Questions


  
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP BROWN BAG SERIES
Feb. 16, 11 a.m., 121A 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 121A 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).


 
FACULTY CLARINET RECITAL
Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.
The Department of Music will present a Faculty Clarinet Recital on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room. Dr. Soo Goh will be joined by violinist Kurt Nikkanen and pianist Dr. Maria Asteriadou to perform works by Kovacs, Hurlstone, Smith, and Stravinsky.  The recital is free and open to the public.


  
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


  
IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH STILL RELEVANT?: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Feb. 20, 4 p.m.
Dr. Arthur Garrison, Criminal Justice Department, Ms. Chanelle Williams, Frederick Douglass Institute Graduate Assistant and Ms. Maya Wilson, Black Student Union President
Monday, Feb. 20, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Academic Forum 101
This panel discussion will focus on the importance of Black History Month in American culture. While this discussion is of particular interest to students of social justice and history, the entire campus is invited. Panelists will present their experiences and as always, the audience will be asked to participate and ask questions. Refreshments will be provided.


  
AFSCME MEETING
Feb. 20, 5 p.m.
AFSCME 2234 members, please be advised of our Membership Meeting on Feb. 20, 2017 will be at 5 p.m. in Old Main 136.  Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month.  Refreshment will be provided. 
Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234


 
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK 14TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FORUM
March 24, 8:30 a.m.
"Family in Environment: Part I-Incarceration"  
March 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium
Forum 2017 explores systemic ethical responses to the regional needs related to incarceration and its impact on family systems. We invite community leaders, agency executives, policy makers, social workers, human services professionals, faculty, staff, alumni, and students. To register, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017CommunityForum
Questions?  Please contact Brittany Fritchman, Graduate Assistant, at: communityforum@kutztown.edu.

 

 

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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