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February 27, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 
Donna Moore, KU Employee of the Month January 2017
Congratulations to Donna Moore, Physical Sciences, on being named KU Employee of the Month for January 2017. 
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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4:30 p.m. Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Multicultural Center
7 p.m. Women's Basketball vs. Millersville (PSAC Playoff), Keystone Arena
7:30 p.m. Chopiniana, Georgian Room

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

High pressure slides off the Atlantic seaboard. Strong warm air advection from the south will push temperatures upward. Increasing cloud coverage throughout the day. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds southwest at 5-10 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


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                University Relations


  
CHOPINIANA
Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
In celebration of KU's newly All Steinway status, KU Piano Faculty, Dr. Maria Asteriadou and Dr. Daniel Immel, as well as KU students, Georgia Lazaridou, Steven Paszkowski, Tony Rodriguez and Benjamin Skoronski will present Frederic Chopin's Four Ballades, the F Minor Fantasy as well as other beloved works by the great pianist/composer, who wrote some of the most dramatic and expressive gems of the romantic piano literature.
                Maria Asteriadou, Department of Music


  
MULTICULTURAL CENTER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WORKSHOPS
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 - Unintentional Intolerance
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


  
FALL 2017 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Feb. 27 Deadline
Dear KU Faculty, Managers and Professional Staff Members, Please use this online form https://orgsync.com/76071/forms/240835 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees: http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/committees.htm .  You will log in using your full KU email address and password.  Please be aware that you can only submit this form once.  This form is open now until Monday, February 27 at 12 noon.  The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging into KUnited, click on "My Tools" and then "Requests."  If you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4867. Thank you for your willingness to serve!
                University Senate
  


  
THE GUIDE, A STUDENT-CENTERED MOBILE APP
Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m.
Kutztown University will be launching "The Guide" a mobile app product during Summer Connections in an effort to increase student retention.  Dr. Hilton and Dr. Zayaitz invite you to attend a presentation on February 28, at 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in 101 AF.

Guide is a student-centered mobile app that provides students with the support that will assist with their student success.  The Guide helps students navigate roadblocks to graduation and make better choices along the way. Combining best practice research, student-centered design, and a proprietary analytics engine, Guide will allow Kutztown University to scale their existing student success initiatives with defined paths to college success, ongoing responsive guidance, and automated interventions.

If your schedule allows, please attend to find out more about this program.
                Tammy Moyer, special project coordinator, Academic Affairs


  
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.


 
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


 
COMMUNICATION STUDIES PRESENTS "A GOOD DEATH" BY DR. LOU CLARK
Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Please join the department of Communication Studies for a performance of A Good Death on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Rickenbach LC 135. This performance piece is written and performed by Dr. Lou Clark and explores the intersections of compassion and labor through the eyes of hospice care workers. Scholarship by Dr. Deborah Way is melded with Clark's autoethnographic account of her own experiences of loss, love, and work as she recognizes, relates and re(acts) to the timeless question of what constitutes a good death.


 
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 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


 
ASH WEDNESDAY DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES
March 1
Distribution of Ashes will be held at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center at 12:10 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass will be offered the same day at 9 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. All are welcome to attend.


 
WIND ENSEMBLE HIGH SCHOOL TOUR
March 1 & 2
On Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2, students in the KU Wind Ensemble will be touring and performing at high schools in Pa., Va. & Md. Please excuse them from classes on those days. As is expected, students are responsible for all missed class work and assignments. Thanks for your understand professional courtesy.
                Daniel Neuenschwander, director of bands


  
OFFICE OF SOCIAL EQUITY TRAINING
March 1, 3 p.m.
The Office of Social Equity will offer its second Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Training of the semester on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3 p.m., Room 312, McFarland Student Union. This session should last approximately 30-45 minutes.  If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail at jfox@kutztown.edu.  Please obtain approval from your supervisor if necessary. 
Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Training is also available from the Office of Social Equity through Desire2Learn (D2L).   As a reminder, all faculty and staff members should complete this training on a yearly basis. 
                Jesus Peña, Deputy to the President for Compliance, Equity and Legal Affairs & Title IX Coordinator


 
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


  
ROHRBACH LIBRARY COLLECTION
March 1, 3 p.m.
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


 
UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
March 2, 4 p.m., 103 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, March 2, at 4 p.m. in 103 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm Note: All University Senate meetings for Spring 2017 will be held in 103 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


  
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY
March 2, 11 a.m.
Professor Evan Summer from the Department of Art and Art History, will discuss his 2015-16 sabbatical and his recent artwork, exhibitions and work-related travel on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m. in 120 SH. "All are welcome to attend, to learn about the work our College Faculty are doing and participate in the discussion."
                William J. Mowder, dean, College Visual and Performing Arts


 
COMMISSION ON HUMAN DIVERSITY
March 3
There is still time to register for the Commission on Human Diversity Conference "Social Justice and Diversity: Sharing Perspectives and Envisioning the Future," on Friday, March 3. Keynote begins at 9 a.m. in 218 MSU, followed by various workshops, a lunch/poster display, and a closing session at 3 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to attend. Each session begins "on the hour" so you don't have to come all day - you can attend whatever sessions you are able to.  9 a.m. Keynote is in MSU 218 - and you can get more information at the registration table in front of MSU 218 all day.  Register: http://kutztown.libsurveys.com/CHD2017
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

 Kutztown University Men's Basketball 

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS: KUTZTOWN MEN'S BASKETBALL WINS SECOND-STRAIGHT PSAC EAST TITLE
The No. 6 Kutztown University men's basketball team closed out its regular season by clinching the outright Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East title with its 16th straight win over West Chester University, 91-85, on Saturday afternoon inside of Hollinger Field House.  This is KU's (24-2, 20-2 PSAC) second straight outright PSAC East title and the fourth in program history.  The 16-game winning streak marks the second longest in the history of the program, while the 24 wins are the third-most in school history.  Kutztown, who receives a bye in the First Round of the PSAC Tournament as the one seed, will host a Quarterfinal against the winner of fourth-seeded Bloomsburg and fifth-seeded West Chester this Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.


 
TRACK AND FIELD POSTS 1 CHAMPION, TWO SCHOOL-RECORDS FALL
McKenzie Fagan won a conference championship in the high jump, Ashley Stewart broke the school-record in the 400m, and Anthony Bullaro broke the school-record in the 60m hurdles on Sunday to highlight KU's weekend at the PSAC Championships at Edinboro University. The KU women finished in sixth place, while the men finished in seventh.


  
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLINCHES HOME PLAYOFF GAME - TONIGHT VS. MILLERSVILLE
The Kutztown University women's basketball team secured a First Round home playoff game in the upcoming Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament with a 72-59 road victory at West Chester in its final regular season contest on Saturday afternoon.  The Golden Bears (10-12 PSAC, 13-17) clinched the No. 3 seed in the PSAC East and will face Millersville in round one of the PSAC Tournament on Monday, Feb. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. in Keystone Arena. KU and Millersville split the 2016-17 season series with each team winning at home.


  
MEN'S BASKETBALL HOME PLAYOFF GAME - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 1, 7 p.m. at Keystone Arena. The nationally-ranked KU men's basketball team will host a PSAC Quarterfinal game with a chance to go to the Final Four. KU's opponent will be determined Monday night, so be sure to come out to Keystone Arena, Wednesday night at 7PM for playoff basketball!


  
FOUR WRESTLERS QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS
The Kutztown University wrestling team worked its way through the consolation brackets Saturday as five placewinners led KU to a sixth-place finish at the 2017 Super Region I Championships at Mercyhurst University, highlighted by four Golden Bears finishing in the top-four of their weight class to qualify for nationals.  It marks the ninth straight year - and 11th of the last 12 - that KU has finished in the top-six of 15 at regionals.  125-pounder Austin Petril (Clifton Heights, Pa./Upper Darby (Ursinus)), 165-pounder T.C. Warner (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley (Bloomsburg)), 197-pounder Jeff Reimel (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) and heavyweight Ryan Appleby (Belvidere, N.J./Belvidere) will represent Kutztown at the NCAA National Championships in Birmingham, Alabama in two weeks on March 10-11.


  
UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Feb. 27 (Playoffs)
7 p.m.   Women's Basketball vs. Millersville, - Keystone Arena (Stats)

Wednesday, March 1 (Playoffs)
7 p.m.   Men's Basketball hosts PSAC Quarterfinal Playoff Game - Keystone Arena (Stats | Video)

Saturday, March 4
12 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Felician - Keystone Field (Stats)

 

 


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