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February 20, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 
Kutztown University's Miller Gallery installation "BLOOM BLOOM"
GALLERY EXHIBIT
The Miller Gallery's installation "BLOOM BLOOM" will be on view until March 10. There will be new evening hours to experience the full effect of the dramatic lighting at night. Tuesdays and Wednesdays the gallery will be open 6-8 p.m., Thursdays 4-7 p.m. Regular daytime hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 12-4 p.m., Sunday 2-4 p.m.
Use the hashtag #BLOOMBLOOM to tag your selfies!!
                Karen Stanford, director of Galleries
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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4 p.m. Is Black History Month Still Relevant?, 101 AF
5 p.m. AFSCME meeting, 136 OM
7:30 p.m. A Carnegie Hall Preview Concert, Georgian Room OM

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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


After a cold front passage, a high pressure system moves into the region. Some early cloud cover as some moisture may be trapped with the morning inversion layer but that should dissipate by the afternoon. Mostly sunny skies are expected. High temperature in the 50s. Winds north at 5-9 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BUDGET UPDATE
To view a message from Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson, university president, pertaining to the budget situation, please click on the link below. 
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/office-of-the-president/statements-addresses-media-appearances/ku-budget-update-from-president-hawkinson.htm


  
IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH STILL RELEVANT?: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Feb. 20, 4 p.m.
Dr. Arthur Garrison, Department of Criminal Justice, 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 our Membership Meeting Monday, Feb. 20, will be at 5 p.m. in Old Main 136. Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month. Refreshments will be provided. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234


 
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.


  
CPS PET THERAPY
Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
Dog Therapy is back! Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 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


  
CREATIVITY IN COMMUNITY-BASED ARTMAKING 
Feb.  22, 3 p.m.
Join visiting art therapist, Laura Zeisler, ATR-BC, LCSW, for a lively discussion.  Following the lecture, a hands-on experiential will delve deeper into the role of creativity in community art making.  Zeisler has over 20 years of professional experience as an Art Therapist-in-Residence for schools, community art centers, Art Museums, hospice, and oncology units (pediatric and adult).   Currently she is working on a documentary video, Why Meaning Matters
3 - 4 p.m.            Lecture in Sharadin Art Building 120
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Experiential in Sharadin Art Building 121


  
ACCEPTED STUDENT DAYS
Feb. 25
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting admitted first-year and transfer students for fall 2017 at Accepted Student Day Saturday, Feb. 25.  Many of the attendees make their final college choice based upon their experience at this event. Please help us welcome the admitted students and their families to the Golden Bear community!
                Office of Undergraduate Admissions


  
FREE MOVIE AND POPCORN NIGHT - "MEN OF HONOR"
Feb 28, 7 p.m.
The Veterans' Services Center is proud to host a screening of the film, "Men of Honor", starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. in MSU 116. This is a fantastic film based on the extraordinary true story of Carl Brashear, the first African American Navy Master Diver. We hope to see you there!
                Veterans Services Center


  
ROHRBACH LIBRARY COLLECTION
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. Sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in RL 29 and Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. in RL22. Please attend.
                Bruce D. Gottschall, Rohrbach Library


  
EMS CAMPUS-WIDE RESERVATION SYSTEM:
Join the Office of Conference Services for training on how to use the EMS room reservation system (if you want to reserve a room on campus you must know how to use this system).  This training is for both new employees wanting to learn the system and for current employees wanting a refresher course.  Training sessions will be approximately one hour long and will held the following dates/times:

Wednesday, March 8               3 p.m.
Thursday, March 9                 11 a.m.

All sessions will be held in the Human Resources training room, Kemp Building. There is limited seating for each session, please call x34066 or email mccauley@kutztown.edu with questions and to reserve a spot.
        Terry Sitler, Conference Services


  
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF FACULTY FOR THE 2018 KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD
Call for nominations of faculty for the 2018 Kutztown University Chambliss Faculty Research Award.  The Chambliss Faculty Research Award will no longer be announced during the Faculty Recognition Ceremony; it will instead be presented by President Hawkinson during the Fall Opening Day ceremony.  The Award was inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss and is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship. Each year, up to two awards can be given. For 2017, the awardees are Dr. Sarah Tindall, Department of Physical Sciences, and Dr. Glenn Walters, Department of Criminal Justice. Each award includes a medal engraved with the awardee's name, a certificate of recognition, and a cash prize of $250. Please note that there is the expectation that each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of his or her work in spring 2018 or fall 2018. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center by March 27, 2017.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies


  
2017 JOHN P. SCHELLENBERG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Call for Nominations

(Please note: The Schellenberg Award will no longer be announced during the Faculty Recognition Ceremony.  It will be presented at the Fall Opening Day ceremony.)

Purpose: This award was established by John P. Schellenberg, Emeriti Professor of Physical Sciences, faculty, alumni, and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET).

Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty full-time at least three (3) but not more than seven (7) years.

The recipient will be chosen based on the following three areas:

1)            Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation
2)            Learning Technology Innovation
3)            Assessment and/or Research on Learning

Current Award: $1,000.00 check and a framed certificate.

Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Carole Wells, 319 Stratton Administration Center by March 27, 2017.

Nominated candidates are also required to submit their own letter (two page maximum) clearly outlining their qualifications in all three CET mission categories.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies


  
I HEART KU SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to the winners of the I Heart KU Social Media Contest. First Place: Hillary Herczeg , Second Place: Kimberly Pimble and Third Place: Colin Camp. Each winner received a gift card from the Campus Store. Thanks for taking the time to celebrate our donors and all the reasons why we LOVE KU!
                Kutztown University Foundation


  
STEAMWORKS
Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., 18 RL
Please encourage your students to attend "Meeting of the Minds" workshop, Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. in Rohrbach Library 18, where they'll have a chance to meet collaborators, refine their ideas, and boost their chances of winning this year's research-based Rohrbach Library Award for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Publishing and the $500 that accompanies the honor. Details at http://library.kutztown.edu/STEAMworks/zineaward
                Bruce  Jensen, librarian, STEAMworks


  
WELCOME TO OUR NEW EMPLOYEE
Feb. 20                 Kaitlyn Krumanacker, Groundskeeper/Laborer
                Human Resources


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, Feb. 25

1 p.m.   Women's Lacrosse vs. Chestnut Hill (Keystone Field)


 

 


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