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February 22, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 
KU Trombone Choir
The KU Trombone Choir, under the direction of Professor Daniel Neuenschwander, performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Feb. 18 Phantoms game in the PPL Center, Allentown.  Click here, or on the photo, to watch a video of their performance.     

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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11 a.m. Walking in the Shoes of...., Various Locations
3 p.m. Creativity In Community-Based Artmaking, Sharadin 120
5:30 p.m. MASLENITSA, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

A mixture of sun, clouds and an occasional sprinkle today as a warm front approaches the area. High around 60 degrees.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

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                University Relations


  
CONGRATULATIONS PATRICK DONMOYER
Congratulations to Patrick Donmoyer, Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center, and Becca Munro on the birth of their baby girl, Monday, Feb. 20, at 8:34 a.m., weight 7 lb. 12 oz., length 20". Mother and baby are doing well.
                Communications, Marketing and External Affairs


 
KU CAMPUS STORE
Feb. 23, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
We are having our Customer Appreciation event in-store tomorrow! Photo Booth, prize wheel, discounts, art demos and more!  Stop by from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to join in.


 
KU FDI WALKING IN THE SHOES OF... PROGRAM TODAY
The intention of "Walking In The Shoes Of..." is to introduce and reinforce the concept of higher education to teens residing in the foster care system by having them participate in the segments of campus life for a day. The focus of the day is a period of time where the foster teen is paired with faculty, administration, or staff to discuss their career interests as well as take a "walk in the shoes of" the KU community member. Furthermore, the program encourages foster children to envision KU and PASSHE as allies in their pursuit of a promising future. KU Mentors will talk with our visitors at 11 a.m. in their offices and join us for lunch in the MSU Multipurpose Room from 12 - 1:30 p.m.
                Maria Sanelli, Ed.D., director, Frederick Douglass Institute


  
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


 
MASLENITSA CELEBRATION
Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Slavic Club invites you to MASLENITSA, a celebration featuring the Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble and St. Mary's Traditional Ukrainian Dancers of Allentown on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Following their performances, refreshments including Ukrainian pancakes will be served in the lobby. We are grateful to Dr. Paula Holoviak for bringing these groups to our campus and to ACE for sponsoring this event. Contact Dr. Mary Theis (theis@kutztown.edu), a club advisor, for more information about this FREE event.


 
MSU MOVIE SERIES
Feb. 23 - 26
"The Hunting Ground," the award-winning documentary about rape culture on college campuses, and how it has affected five women.  The movie, brought to you by the MSU and the KU Women's Center, will be shown in MSU 183, Alumni Auditorium at the following times:
Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23 & 24, 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 & 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Admission is free.


 
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES
Feb. 23, 11 a.m.
The Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies welcomes Kevin Morganti '09, retail operations manager for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m. in Academic Forum 200.  All are welcome to hear how his degree in Sport Management has opened doors to the world of professional sports.


 
OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES
Feb. 23, 11 a.m.
On Thursday, Feb.23, from 11 a.m. - noon in RL 22 the Rohrbach Library and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching are sponsoring the workshop "Open Education Resources." Ruth Perkins will discuss OER, the emerging resource consisting of openly licensed educational materials that can be used as an alternative to textbooks. Particular attention will be paid to Temple University's Alternative Textbook Project.  For more information please contact Ruth Perkins (perkins@kutztown.edu) or Gil Clary (clary@kutztown.edu).


 
ENGAGING AND RESPONDING TO STUDENTS WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Feb. 23, 12:30 p.m.
Students on the autism spectrum are attending college in increasing numbers. The students in this population add diversity and richness to our campus but also bring some challenges to the classroom, residence halls and campus community.  KU is proud to be one of four schools included in the PASSHE and PDE autism initiative to increase retention and graduation rates of this population.  Please join us on Thursday, February 23, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in AF 101 for the presentation Teaching and Advising Students on the Autism Spectrum with guest presenter and noted expert, Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown.  Learn strategies for engaging and responding to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as best practices for various settings including the classroom, laboratory, studio, and one-on-one advising.


 
A FORTUNATE UNIVERSE: LIFE IN A FINELY-TUNED UNIVERSE
Feb. 23, 4:30 p.m. & 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.  He'll address "Fine-Tuning in the Context of Bayesian Theory Testing" at 4:30 p.m. in MSU 183.  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/


  
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


  
MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT
Feb. 26, 3 p.m.
Join us on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium for a celebration of music in the spirit of New Orleans Mardi Gras.  The KU Music Government will host a Scholarship Benefit Concert ($5 suggested donation) with performances by select student groups, faculty and guests. Audience members will have the opportunity to decorate souvenir masks before the concert and are invited to meet the performers at a reception of light refreshments at the end of the evening.  All proceeds from the concert will directly benefit students in the Department of Music.


  
THERAPY NIGHT PRESENTED BY THE CLAY CLUB
Feb. 28, 6 - 8 p.m.  
Sharadin 108
Therapy Night will be Feb. 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. in Sharadin 108.  Join the Clay Club for an evening of fun and relaxing activities focused on the needs of craftspersons and artists.  Activities will include yoga, Henna, clay, snacks, hand massages and creating homemade hand salve scented with essential oils.


  
SEX SIGNALS
March 1, 7 p.m.
The mega-hit Sex Signals is coming to MSU 183 on March 1 at 7 p.m. Encourage your students and join us for the "real life funny sort-of-improv program about consent and bystander intervention".
                Residence Life

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

  

UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday, Feb. 25

1 p.m.   Women's Lacrosse vs. Chestnut Hill (Andre Reed Stadium)

 

 


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