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March 2, 2016

 

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MATHEMATICS FACULTY PUBLISH WITH COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENTS IN AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL.
Dr. Eric Landquist and Dr. Francis Vasko of the Department of Mathematics, Kutztown University Computer Science graduates Greg Kresge (MS CS 2013) and Adam Tal (MS CS 2012), and two researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Yifeng Jiang and Dr. Xenophon Papademetris will have their research published in the May 2016 issue of Networks: An International Journal. This is a special issue of the journal that focuses on "extraordinarily large-scale applications" of networks. Contributors to this special issue include researchers from institutions in Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, as well as the United States. Their article develops heuristic algorithms that quickly generate nearly optimal solutions to the generalized cable-trench problem for applications that are described by very large graphs with thousands of vertices and millions of edges. This work was motivated by the need to describe vascular network connectivity problems in medical image analysis.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

12 p.m.

Geophysics Society Speaker, BH 260

3 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Holy Family, Andre Reed Stadium

3 p.m.

Library STEAMworks Workshop, RL18

7 p.m.

KU's Got Talent, MSU 218

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

After some morning showers, high pressure works into the area. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected. High temperature in the low 40s but falling throughout the day. Winds west at 17 mph, gusting to 30 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 13, 1927:  Dr. Henry Klonower of the Pa. Department of Public Instruction presents Keystone State Normal School a certificate granting it the power to confer bachelor degrees.  The school would not change its name to Kutztown State Teachers College until 1928.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

PLANETARIUM EVENTS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 3
7 p.m. - "Light Years from Andromeda" Planetarium Show - FREE & open to the public
8 p.m. - "Laser Led Zeppelin" LASER Light Show - $5 tickets available at the planetarium

Fall 2016 Planetarium Schedule: http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/planetarium/public-planetarium-shows.htm




  

COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES TOMORROW
The Council of Trustees of Kutztown University will meet tomorrow, March 3, at 3 p.m. in MSU 250. 




  

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS SPEAKER SERIES TOMORROW
The College of Business is hosting guest speaker Liz DiLullo Brown as part of their Featured Speaker Series. On Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in Academic Forum room 200, Brown will be speaking about her experience in the marketing field. Brown is a class of '97 graduate of the Kutztown University College of Business, as well as alum of the varsity field hockey team. Currently she works as the Vice President of Marketing and Communication for Little League International, she is responsible for marketing, communications, digital media, and sponsorship, licensing and retail merchandise operations. Prior, she was the Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships; supervising relationships between Little League and its corporate marketing partners. Before working for Little League International, Brown worked for Velocity Sports and Entertainment, spending three years as the Director of Sponsorship and Consulting. She worked for accounts, such as, Ameriprise Financial, Sports Illustrated, and the Rock and Roll Marathon Series.
Business majors are encouraged to attend this informational session. For any questions please contact Leslie Scroble at scroble@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4575.




  

EXCUSED ABSENCE - KU MAROON DANCE TEAM
Please excuse the members of the KU Maroon Dance Team from their afternoon classes Wednesday, March 2. They will be performing at the Philadelphia 76ers game this evening and their bus will be leaving at approximately 2:30 p.m. Please contact me with any questions. Alta M. Hart, programming and promotions, Athletics, x34681 or hart@kutztown.edu
                Alta Hart, Athletics




  

FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY - MARCH 3
College of Visual & Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday! Dr. Ronald Grapsy, Communication Studies Department & Professor Cara Cotellese, Electronic Media Department, will present "Flipped Learning? Does it really work?" on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Arts Building Room 120. Join Dr. Ron Grapsy and Prof Cara Cotellese as they discuss their preliminary findings of a study to test replacement of a classroom lecture with an out of class video module. Find out if students learned the same way they would with an in class lecture. Did it work for the instructor? Did it work for the students and how might this method of flipped learning benefit us as instructors here at KU.  All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing, and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts




  

UNIVERSITY SENATE - MARCH 3
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at 4 p.m. in AF 103. Meetings are open to the university community. The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website:
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm
Should you have any questions about the meeting, please feel free to contact me.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate




 

KU'S GOT TALENT TONIGHT
Come out and enjoy ACE's annual talent show, KU's Got Talent. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in MSU 218.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement, ACE advisor

  


  

GEOPHYSICS SOCIETY SPEAKER TODAY
The Geophysics Society of KU will host a guest speaker on Wednesday, March 2, at 12 p.m. in BH 260.  Rick Hoover, based in central PA, has worked in the field of near surface geophysics since 1985.  His presentation titled "The Abandoned Well" focuses on the oil-patch needs to identify abandoned wells. 




  

LIBRARY STEAMworks WORKSHOPS
Don't use your Kindle for a cocktail coaster. Instead, visit the library this week for workshops to help you make the most of our quarter-million e-books, and to build your own one-of-a-kind ceramic trivet, wall plaque, or coaster. 

Wednesday at 3 p.m. - "E-Books Unshelved: KU's vast, growing e-book collections," which now outnumber our print books, so learn how to leverage their convenience for your scholarship and your pleasure reading.
Thursday, 11 a.m. - Bring pictures 4" square or smaller to make personalized tile coasters.
Friday, 12 p.m. - "E-Books Unshelved," again.

STEAMworks is a pan-disciplinary initiative of Rohrbach Library. Visit http://library.kutztown.edu/STEAMworks
                Bruce Jensen, emerging technologies librarian




  

EARLY RESERVATION REQUEST DATES DEADLINE
The Events Advisory Council (EAC) has established the deadline for early consideration for room reservations and activities scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year as March 4, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. A reminder that any early reservation requests for a student organization must be submitted by that organization's advisor. Any events received after March 4, 2016, will be handled on a first come basis. Since programming space may be very difficult to schedule, the EAC committee will enforce the policy that all event requests must have a specific event name attached to it (no space saving or blanket reservations allowed). This way we will be able to maximize the utilization of our programming space. With the new Protection of Minors policy being implemented on campus some event requests may be required to provide additional information on your reservation. If this affects your reservation you will be given additional instructions. If you have any questions regarding the process feel free to contact my office at x31359 (or email at sitler@kutztown.edu).  Thank you.
                Terry Sitler, director, Conference Services

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Wednesday, March 2
Women's Lacrosse vs. Holy Family - 3 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats  

 

 


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