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February 16, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 
Despite the snow storm, Sarah Shiley (BSED Spanish) (pictured behind the purple computer) and her academic advisor and student teacher supervisor, Dr. Nancy Zimmerman (to her right), presented "Upping the OPI:  A participatory action plan" in New York City at the annual Northeast Conference on Teaching Foreign Languages (NECTFL) Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.
Despite the snow storm, Sarah Shiley (BSED Spanish) (pictured behind the purple computer) and her academic advisor and student teacher supervisor, Dr. Nancy Zimmerman (to her right), presented "Upping the OPI:  A participatory action plan" in New York City at the annual Northeast Conference on Teaching Foreign Languages (NECTFL) Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Selection to present at the Roundtable Research Forum at this conference is quite selective and competitive. Sarah's research presented a pathway for fellow Spanish and German students to increase their oral proficiency so that they meet KU's (COE and Modern Language Studies) certification requirement of reaching Advanced Low on the ACTFL scale of oral proficiency.  K-16 language teachers are expected to conduct 90-95% of their classes (beginning to advanced) in the target language and this level of oral proficiency is necessary for successful instruction of both communicative and cultural objectives.   

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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11 a.m. College of Education Brown Bag Series, 121A Beekey
11 a.m. Creative Commons and Quality Workshop, RL 22
11 a.m. Travel Around the World: Citrus, Multicultural Center
7 p.m. Vagina Monologues, Schaeffer Auditorium (Doors Open at 6)
7:30 p.m. Faculty Clarinet Recital, Georgian Room, Old Main

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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


Yesterday’s cold front has brought that darn wind back, but not to the extreme of this past Monday. Mix of clouds and sun with highs in the upper 30s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph making the wind chill feel more like the upper 20s.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


STUDENT TRUSTEE SEARCH
Feb. 28 Nomination Deadline
March 20 Application Deadline
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees is searching for a new Student Trustee.  Faculty and staff, please nominate those students who could best serve the university as its student trustee.   To qualify, a student must be a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed 32 or more credits by the beginning of the 2017 Fall Semester, are in good standing, have a GPA of at least a 2.5 and will graduate no sooner than May of 2019.  The student trustee is a full voting member of the council.  The nomination deadline is Feb. 28, 2017. All nominations must be submitted in writing and must include the student's name, address and local telephone number. We will immediately contact students nominated for the position.  Those nominated will need to complete an application by March 20.  For more information about the position or to download an application please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/student-trustee-search.htm.  Forms are also available in the President's Office, at the Information Desk in the McFarland Student Union, in the residence halls and in the Rohrbach Library.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Toyia Heyward in the Office of the President at 610-683-4102 or send an email to heyward@kutztown.edu.
                Nykolai M. Blichar, chairperson, Student Trustee Search Committee


 
KU BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS PROGRAM FEATURED ON PCN
Sunday's episode of the State System's Infinite Opportunities will feature KU students, staff and alumni involved with volunteerism.  Tune in at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on PCN.


  
VAGINA MONOLOGUES - DOORS OPEN AT 6 P.M., PROGRAM BEGINS AT 7 P.M.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Friday, Feb. 17,
6 p.m. Doors Open, 7 p.m. Program Begins, Schaeffer Auditorium
Come and enjoy a night of celebrating women, as FMLA and the Women's Center present Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues".  This student production is performed as part of the worldwide V-Day Campaigns to raise awareness and funds for local anti-violence initiatives.  Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for all others, and can be purchased by cash or check at the KU McFarland Student Union information desk.  For credit card purchases, please call 610-683-4092.  Proceeds benefit HEART at KU and the KU Women's Emergency Fund.  For more information on V-Day and the history of "The Vagina Monologues", visit:  http://www.vday.org/about.
                Christine Price, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center


 
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).


 
TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD: CITRUS, A GLOBAL CONNECTION PROGRAM
Feb. 16, 11 a.m.
The Multicultural Center presents Travel Around the World: Citrus on Thursday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. in room 104 at the Multicultural Center. This is a continuing series in our Global Connection Program. There will be tastings of citrus from Florida, a trivia game to help your knowledge with citrus, sampling of foods made from various citrus along with the history, consumption and non-food facts. All are welcome.
                Jeann Cengeri, Office Manager, Multicultural Center


 
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


 
CREATIVES CARE:  HATE THE HATE
Feb. 17, 1 - 5 p.m.
The Communication Design Department is coming together for a day of hope and tolerance, Creatives Care: Hate the Hate, on Friday, Feb. 17, from 1 - 5 p.m. in the Sharadin Arts Building.  This 4 hour workshop encourages students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to create posters with a message that intolerance is not tolerated and that KU truly cares about the campus and the country.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about the event, contact Professor Vicki Meloney at meloney@kutztown.edu


 
CARNEGIE HALL PREVIEW CONCERT
Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Faculty members from the Kutztown University Department of Music will present a Carnegie Hall Preview Concert on Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The performance includes KU faculty members, pianist Maria Asteriadou and saxophonist Jeremy Justeson.  They will be joined by violinist Kurt Nikkanen and Greek saxophonist Athanasios Zervas to perform music by Greek composer Dinos Constantinides.  The preview concert will conclude with selections of compositions based on folk music from the Greek islands.  The four will present the same concert on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York.  Constantinides is the recipient of many grants, commissions and awards. He has been honored with a Distinguished Teacher award by the White House commission on Presidential Scholars and is presently a Boyd Professor, the highest academic rank attainable, at Louisiana State University, head of the Composition Department and Music Director of the Louisiana Sinfonietta.


  
A FORTUNATE UNIVERSE: LIFE IN A FINELY-TUNED UNIVERSE
Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
Dr. Luke Barnes, a postdoctoral researcher at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, will present a lecture entitled A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely-Tuned Universe, Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in the KU Planetarium, Grim Science Building.  The event is free and open to the public.  The planets, stars and galaxies that fill the night sky obey elegant mathematical patterns: the laws of nature. Why does our Universe obey these particular laws? As a clue to answering this question, scientists have asked a related question: what if the laws were slightly different? What if it had begun with more matter, had heavier particles or space had four dimensions? For more information on the event contact Dr. Joseph Jedwab, KU Department of Philosophy, at jedwab@kutztown.edu or click here.  For more information on Barnes, visit http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~luke/


 
TRAVEL TO NYC ON THE ART BUS
March 4 and April 22
The art buses are scheduled for Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, April 22.  Departure from MSU parking lot at 9am.  Drop off is near the art museums.  The trip cost for each person is $20.  Open to KU students first, then non-students can sign up on the Monday prior to the scheduled trip so long as seats are still available.  *admission to museums not included*
March 4 trip ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. on Feb. 7.  Non student ticket sales open Monday, Feb. 27.
April 22 trip ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. April 4.  Non student ticket sales open Monday, April 17.
All ticket sales take place in MSU 153, the Office of Student Involvement. Cash or check written to KUSSI accepted for payment.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

Kutztown University Men's Basketball
MEN'S BASKETBALL CLINCHES FIRST ROUND BYE IN PSAC CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
The No. 6 Kutztown University men's basketball team held off a charging East Stroudsburg, 96-92, to clinch a First Round bye in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament with its 13th straight victory on Wednesday night in Keystone Arena. The Golden Bears will host a Quarterfinal game on Wednesday, March 1.  The win, coupled with a Shippensburg loss, allowed KU (17-2 PSAC, 21-2) to move into first place in the PSAC East by one half game with just three contests remaining.
Read the entire story here.  


  
UPCOMING EVENTS

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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