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March 15, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU International Admissions

Nicole Becker at the Green School in Denpasar, Indonesia, one of many schools she visited on a recent student recruitment trip to Thailand and Indonesia.
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

All Day

Ides of March

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

APSCUF Labor Relations, Old Main 201

11 a.m.

Capuchin Monkey Business, OM 28

4 p.m.

LAS Dean's Scholars Reception, Georgian Room

8 p.m.

To Write Love on Her Arms, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Low pressure slowly loses its grip over the area meaning rain chances should diminish throughout the day, but it'll still lean on the cloudy and damp side with a few rain showers. With some luck, a few periods of p.m. sun are possible, but no guarantees on that. Highs will remain cool but milder than yesterday in the mid to upper 50s. Northeast breezes 4 to 8 mph.
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

March 15, 1919: Nathan C. Schaeffer passes away at the age of 70. Schaeffer served as principal of Keystone State Normal School from 1877-1893 when he became state superintendent for education in Pennsylvania.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MEN'S BASKETBALL VIEWING PARTY TONIGHT
Join KU Foundation and Alumni Relations in the Alumni Auditorium of the McFarland Student Union Building tonight as we cheer on our KU Golden Bears!  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m.  The Kutztown University men's basketball team defeated Mercyhurst University on Sunday night, 79-73, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Wheeling Jesuit University.  The Golden Bears have advanced to the Atlantic Regional final and NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009 when they face West Liberty, one of the top teams in the nation.  If you are unable to join us, please click here to watch from the comfort of your own home! Light refreshments will be served as we cheer on our Golden Bears! Hope to see you there! #GOBEARSGO

 


 

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CALVIN HEYWARD
For those who wish to honor Calvin Heyward's memory, in lieu of flowers the family asks that individuals make a gift to support the Counseling & Psychological Services Center at KU.  Gifts to support the Center can be made online through the KU Foundation website at www.kutztownUfoundation.org or simply call the foundation at 610.683.4110.      

  


  

SERVICES FOR CALVIN HEYWARD
Viewing and funeral service information for KU senior Calvin Heyward, who passed away March 9, is below:

Calvin Talique Heyward Viewing & Funeral Service
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Viewing: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Service: 11 a.m.
Location: Spring Valley Church of God, 2727 Pricetown Rd., Temple, Pa. 19607
Repass immediately following the service at the church.

Support is available to students through KU Counseling Services in the Health and Wellness Center.

For those who wish to honor Calvin Heyward's memory, in lieu of flowers the family asks that individuals make a gift to support the Counseling & Psychological Services Center at KU. Gifts to support the Center can be made online through the KU Foundation website at www.kutztownUfoundation.org or simply call the Foundation at 610-683-4110.

The link to Calvin's obituary in the Reading Eagle follows:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?n=calvin-heyward&pid=178032814&fhid=11572




  

APSCUF
Sara Miller from the Labor Relations Department at State APSCUF will be on campus today, March 15. Please feel free to stop by the APSCUF office, 201 Old Main, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. to meet Sara. She will also be available to answer general contract questions.
                Colleen C. Fitzgerald, APSCUF-KU

  


  

CAPUCHIN MONKEY BUSINESS
Jerry Brown and his capuchin monkey, Django, will be on campus on Tuesday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Old Main 28.  Django is well trained, well behaved and lots of fun. She gets along well with people and often climbs on them for a closer look. Jerry is visiting the Anthropology Club once again to talk about capuchin monkey biology and behavior. Jerry and Django make a wonderful, educational pair. Their visit is sponsored this year by the Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology and the Anthro Club. All are welcome.
                David Webb, advisor, Anthro Club




  

TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS
Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, will offer a presentation today, March 15, at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.




  

EXCUSED ABSENCE
The following students will be on a Plant Physiology class field trip to the Reading Berks Science and Engineering Fair on Tuesday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Please excuse them from any missed classes and allow them to make up any missed work. Thank you.

Kristi Allison, Samantha Baker, Emily Coghlan, Jason DeNofa, Vivian Dutton, George Ehrgott, Katherine Farrell, Connor Gable, Peter Germani, David Grow, Shaun Hauschild, Alexandra Hoffman, Leigha Hudgins, Chelsea Johnson, Ryan Pedersen, Jai Perera, Michael Toolan, Luke Wynn, and Erin Zweizig
            Carol C. Mapes, Biology
  


  

EXCUSED ABSENCE - NBS
NBS - AERho - The National Electronic Media Association's Annual National Convention is being held in Los Angeles this year from March 12 - 17.  Please excuse the following students, members of the KU Chapter, and allow them to make up work they've missed:   Tyler Demcher, Kate Boshell, Ryan Vanderhei, John Zuder, Alex Walton, Viviana Vidal, Scott Dombro, Owen Dietrich, Matt Dunstan, Jacob Morrow, Tom Mergen, Eric Geyer, Chris Steele, Jenny Eck, Amanda Sergeyev, Grace Wagner, Kaitlyn O'Connor, Jeff DePalma, Max Hartman, Josh Watkins, Casey Montague, Shantae Taylor, Maryann Ricciuti
                Helen Bieber, chair, Department of Electronic Media




  

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL, INC. SCHOLARSHIP
$1,500 for 2016-17;
Must have earned 30 credit hours;
Recipients must be Berks County residents attending a Berks County institution;
Must demonstrate financial need.
Applications are in the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is Wednesday, March 27, 2016.
                Linda Bowen, Scholarship Coordinator




  

MARCH WORKSHOP MADNESS
Forget the final four...it's time for March Workshop Madness! Save the dates for these exciting CET/DE Workshops all throughout March.  To find out more about Our Teaching and Learning Workshops, visit our webpage, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, March 17, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Rohrbach Library 17
Dr. Bob Ryan, Psychology

"Facilitating Research with Zotero and the Open Science Framework"

Join Dr. Bob Ryan as he explores using Zotero, an add-on to your web browser and word processor that enables you to save, organize, find, and cite literature and to build your reference list. The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a workflow management tool that enables you to store, update, and organize your files, with facilities for version control, collaborating, and much more.

Don't miss these upcoming workshops!

Friday, March 25, 12 - 1 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium, Little Theater
Dr. Kevin Kjos, Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Trumpet
"Applying The Creativity of A Musical Ensemble to Classroom Teaching"

Tuesday, March 29, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Old Main 158
Dr. Dale Parson, Computer Science and Information Technology
"Real Time Virtual Classroom"

Thursday, April 14, 11 - 11:45 a.m., Rohrbach Library 17
Drs. Angela Cirucci and Keith Massie, Communication Studies, with Dr. Moe Folk, Digital Rhetoric & Multimodal Composition
"Teaching with Social Media - Redux!"
                Douglas Scott, Distance Education




  

TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...? You can create checklists in D2L? Checklists can help students track their progress and assignment completion in a course or on a particular an assignment. Each checklist contains one or more categories, into which items are organized. For example, you might have a "Week 1" checklist with categories for readings, assignments, and quizzes. Each category could have multiple items that learners need to complete in order to be successful in Week 1. The Checklist Guide will help you set up a checklist in your course! Want to see a demonstration of the Checklist tool? Check out the Checklist video.
Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education

  


  

STEAMworks
A busy week at STEAMworks! Explore data visualization, free software, ebooks, computer hygiene, and cool ceramic coasters. But first run, don't walk, to http://library.kutztown.edu/steamworks/events to sign up for April's Hex Sign workshops with Patrick Donmoyer; spaces filling fast!

Tuesday 5 p.m., it's E-Books Unshelved. Wednesday, 9 a.m., Infographics 101, plus all-day PC cleaning with the Kutztown Technology Association student group till 4 p.m. Thursday at 11 a.m. KTA hosts a freeware workshop. Friday, 11 a.m., bring pictures 4" square or smaller to make personalized tile coasters.  STEAMworks is a pan-disciplinary initiative of Rohrbach Library. http://library.kutztown.edu/STEAMworks
                Bruce Jensen, emerging technologies librarian

  


  

WOMEN'S VETERANS LUNCHEON
Kutztown University Office of Veterans Services and Military Club at KU Women Veterans Committee presents our 2nd Annual Women Veterans Luncheon on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. - noon in the Recreation Center room 200. This is a free event for all campus women veterans and current military, seating is limited so we require RSVPs at veterans@kutztown.edu or if you have any questions we can be reached in the Veterans Center, MSU room 262 or at 484-646-4145.

  


  

RUGBY TICKETS ON SALE
Now on sale - tickets for the Collegiate Rugby Championship on June 4 - 5 in Philadelphia. This week only, get your two-day pass for $38 plus fees! Prices double next week. If you're interested in tailgate tickets we will have those going on sale later but they won't be sold in a package with game tickets. Don't miss out on a fun weekend, two days of non-stop rugby action, and a great way to kick off your summer. http://usasevenscrc.com/tickets/kutztown
            Jennifer Umberger, advisor

  


  

EXCUSED ABSENCE
Please excuse the listed students from class during March 17 - 18, 2016.  The students are participating in a Jazz Ensemble I Tour to New Jersey and New York City.

Sheridan Brodhead
Francois Bessing
Ian Brown
Dustin Ciano
Anissa Contento
Katherine Cruz
Will Currier
Ian Denny
Ilijah Denny
Katy Dougher
Nicolas Gerber
Mike Hagarman
Cole Herudek
Rose Hogan
Samantha Jimenez
Austin Kruczek
Dylan Lanschwager
Zach LeFurge
Kayla Mackey
Jean Marsciovete
Mandy Mawson
James McGrath
Andrea McNamara
Bryna Mullins
Charlie Neuberg
Charli Newberry
Daniel Noel
Tessa O'Boyle
Justin Oquendo
Steve Paszkowski
Rebekah Roth
Bobby Rutherford
Viviana Vidal
Andrew Warren
Elizabeth Anne Weimar
Riley Schaak
Peter Snyder
Christian Schwenig
Mike Toolan
Peter Snyder
Bryan Weber

            Kevin Kjos, Music 


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

KU Men's Basketball

MEN'S BASKETBALL VIEWING PARTY TONIGHT
Join KU Foundation and Alumni Relations in the Alumni Auditorium of the McFarland Student Union Building tonight as we cheer on our KU Golden Bears!  Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7 p.m.  The Kutztown University men's basketball team defeated Mercyhurst University on Sunday night, 79-73, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Wheeling Jesuit University.  The Golden Bears have advanced to the Atlantic Regional final and NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009 when they face West Liberty, one of the top teams in the nation.  If you are unable to join us, please click here to watch from the comfort of your own home! Light refreshments will be served as we cheer on our Golden Bears! Hope to see you there! #GOBEARSGO

 


 

FOLLOW MEN'S BASKETBALL IN THE TOURNAMENT
Tuesday, March 15 vs. West Liberty, 7 p.m.         

Tournament Central | KU Tournament Notes | Live Stats | Live Video | Updated Bracket

 

 


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