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March 21, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

COB Entrepreneurship Week 

COB ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK
Please join the College of Business, KU Foundation and Alumni Relations, The Small Business Development Center and the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center at the Second Annual Entrepreneurship Week March 22 - March 25. Click on the light bulb for more information.
 


OSA, Austin Hallman
STUDENT ACCOUNTS (OSA) & WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WELCOME THEIR NEWEST TEAM PLAYER!
On March 10, 2016 at 2:09pm KU's newest Golden Bear, Austin Hallman, was born!  Austin's parents; Katie Hallman ('06 & Student Account Coordinator) & Justin Hallman (Asst. Women's Basketball Coach) are enjoying every minute with their cutie-pie!  Well wishes are gladly accepted at 1117 Tudor Dr., Breinigsville, PA 18031.  During Katie's absence, please send any Student Accounts needs to studentaccounts@kutztown.edu - thank you!

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

6 p.m.

Tim Carroll, 4 LC

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Low pressure pulls away from us during the day. Sky conditions will gradually clear as the day progresses. Mostly sunny skies by afternoon. High temperature near 50. Northwest wind at 9-15 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 20, 1962:  It is announced that Walter Risley has been named director of athletics at Kutztown State College.  He first came to Kutztown as a physical education instructor with U. S. Army Air Force from 1943 - 1944.  He then went on to coach at Kutztown High School before coming to KSTC in 1945. He was head of the health and physical education department from 1945-71. Risley also coached football, soccer, track, men's basketball and baseball. His 1966 baseball team won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title. He was named the 1971 PSAC Coach of the Year, an award that is now named in his memory. Risley died in 1971 and the gymnasium was named in his memory in 1973.  Risley was named to the KU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

SOCIAL WORK COMMUNITY FORUM
The Department of Social Work majors (BSW, MSW, and DSW) are expected to attend the Department of Social Work 13th annual Community Forum (Immigrant and Refugee Children and their Families: A Systemic, Ethical Response) all day (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on Friday, March 25, 2016, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Please excuse students from classes; they will be responsible for making up any missed assignments.  If you have any questions or wish to confirm a student is a Social Work major and participated in Forum, please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter at lyter@kutztown.edu.  Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.
                Dr. John Vafeas, chair, Department of Social Work




  

KU CHORAL STUDENTS HEADING TO CARNEGIE HALL
Fourteen Kutztown University students will perform in New York City's Carnegie Hall on Monday, March 28, joining 150 singers from New York, NY, Lincoln, NE, and Savannah, GA in a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams's Five Mystical Songs and American composer Z. Randall Stroope's American Rhapsody, conducted by Dr. Stroope.  Members of the Kutztown University choral program Jeanette Aiello, Blair Boyer, Dave Campbell, Anissa Contento, Marcus Feld, Marissa Leo, Jessica Lotufo, Erica Malinowski, Andrea McNamara, Bryna Mullins, Matt Murphy, Jon Tice, Patrick Wales, and Elizabeth Weimar, directed by Associate Professor Dr. Hank Alviani, will rehearse in New York City March 26-28 after spending the past two months learning the music independently. This is the second year in a row a Kutztown University choral group has performed in Carnegie Hall.




  

MARKET RESEARCH PARTICIPATION
Kutztown University is embarking on the most significant market research project in institutional history, with the end result being the creation of our overarching brand, brand elements and key messages. Our partner firm, Ologie, will be visiting campus this week to conduct a discovery visit and gather insight into who we are, what we do, and what makes Kutztown University the institution it is and hopes to be as we serve our variety of audiences.

Here's where everyone can get involved - a survey will be distributed to all students, faculty, and staff within the next 3 or so weeks. This will be the most critical component to gathering information and will give you the opportunity to share your experiences as part of the KU community. Stay tuned to your email for that message coming in April.
                Jennifer Umberger, University Marketing




  

TIM CARROLL TO SPEAK AT KU
Monday, March 21, 6 p.m., 4 Rickenbach LC
Come hear Tim speak about the importance of sound in film and video production and what developments in sound technology will mean to the media and recording industries. Tim has been honored with several Prime Time, Technical and Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Dolby E, television audio processing, and the Beijing, Vancouver and London Olympic Games.  He holds multiple patents in the field of television audio and data.




  

NEW TO KU
Please welcome the following new employees starting at KU this week.
Stacey Knepp, Custodial Worker 1
Richard Avilles, Custodial Worker 1
Devon Weidenhammer, Registrar's Front Office Secretary
Melissa Derhammer, Academic Coach




  

AFSCME MEETING
AFSCME 2234 members are advised of our membership meeting with time and location changes.  Meetings are held the third Monday of every month. The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 21. Our monthly Union meetings will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in 250 McFarland Student Union.  Refreshments will be provided. We will be voting on the individuals to attend the AFSCME Council 13 Convention, April 22-24, 2016 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pa. Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234




  

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING DISCUSSION
Kutztown University is discussing a possible two year on-campus housing requirement that could begin as early as fall 2017.  There will be presentations on this topic in the Dixon Hall Conference Room on Tuesday, March 22 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, March 24 at 5 p.m.  These presentations are open to the university community.  Please contact the Housing and Dining Services Office in 106 Old Main with questions.
                Kent Dahlquist, director, Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services




 

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY DINING SERVICES SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION
We will have modified hours for Friday, March 25 to Monday, March 28. Please note that the Cub Café will be closing at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25 and will re-open with normal hours on Monday, March 28. South Side Café will be open normal hours all weekend long to best serve our campus community. For the full list of hours, please visit our website: Kutztown.campusdish.com.  Thank you and have a happy & safe holiday weekend!




  

WHO'S WHO IN THE POLITICS OF MATH EDUCATION: COLLOQUIUM BY DR. MARK WOLFMEYER
The campus community is invited to the Department of Mathematics Colloquium on Thursday, March 24 in 260 Boehm. Refreshments will be served at 11 a.m. and the talk will begin at 11:10 a.m. Our speaker is Dr. Mark Wolfmeyer, assistant professor, Department of Secondary Education. His talk, "Who's Who in the Politics of Math Education," will be an interactive presentation on the effort to standardize mathematics curriculum through the Common Core State Standards. For a full abstract of the talk, please go to the following link. http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/mathematics/seminars-and-events.htm




  

DIGITAL FORENSICS EXPERT, LANCE HAWK PRESENTS "CYBER CRIME AND COMPUTER FORENSICS"
On Tuesday, March 22, from 9:30 - 10:50 a.m. in 261 BH, Lance Hawk will present a number of security topics such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automobile hacks, mobile security, the cloud and ransomware. Lance Hawk has over 30 years of professional experience in various fields of computer security. He is the owner and operator of Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, specializing in computer forensics, threat management and IT security solutions. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Thiep Pham (thpham@kutztown.edu) for details.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology




 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE - DARLENE FARRIS-LABAR THURSDAY, MARCH 24
Visiting Artist Darlene Farris-LaBar will be at Kutztown on Thursday, March 24 for a public lecture, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in 120 Sharadin.

Darlene Farris-LaBar is an associate professor of art at East Stroudsburg University. Her educational background includes a MFA from the School of Art and Design at SUNY, Purchase College, a BFA at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an AAS in Digital Media Arts from the College of Technology in New York City. Her art requires scholarly research through environmental interaction and the studying of a variety of eco-systems. It focuses on preserving various plant species of the natural world through the use of 3D digitally designing and printing. Her work can be viewed here: http://www.darlenefarris.com/
                Ron Longsdorf, Department of Art Education and Crafts




 

AN EVENING OF POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY
The Kutztown University Department of Philosophy will present an "An Evening of Poetry and Philosophy" on Thursday, March 24, at 5 p.m. in 223 MSU.  Dr. M. Ashraf Adeel, professor of philosophy, recently published a book of 65 poems written in Urdu under the title, "Hawa kay hath khaali hain (Empty-Handed Cosmic Winds)." In celebration of this publication, we are arranging a reading of his poems in translation with commentary by Dr. Andrew Vogel, professor and chair of the English department, and professor S. Amjad Hussain, op-ed columnist, The Toledo "Blade," Professor Emeritus, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery/College of Medicine and Life Sciences and Professor Emeritus, humanities/College of Literature, Languages and Social Sciences, The University of Toledo.
                John Lizza, chair, Department of Philosophy




  

DR. S. AMJAD HUSSAIN LECTURE ON ISLAM AND TERRORISM
The Kutztown University Department of Philosophy has arranged a special public lecture by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain on "Islam and the Contemporary Challenge of Terrorism" on Thursday, March 24, at 11 a.m. in 102 Academic Forum. Hussain, op-ed columnist, The Toledo "Blade," Professor Emeritus, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery/College of Medicine and Life Sciences and Professor Emeritus, humanities/College of Literature, Languages and Social Sciences, The University of Toledo. The lecture will be followed by a discussion. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for a discussion of this important issue.

                M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy




  

THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI), ASSISTANT SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE (ASAC), JEFFREY B. WALKER PRESENTS "SECURITY CONCERNS AND OPPORTUNITIES."
On Thursday, March 24 from 9:30-10:50 a.m. in 261 BH, ASAC Jeffrey B. Walker will discuss security concerns and opportunities in the areas of forensics and technology.  Jeffrey B. Walker has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience.  A number of his responsibilities include Counterterrorism Division (CTD) in Washington, D.C., Acting Unit Chief and a Supervisor in the Global Extremist Financial Investigative Unit (GEFIU), Supervisory Special Agent in the Baltimore Division, Legal Attaché in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Supervisory Special Agent in the Philadelphia Division. Free presentation. All are welcome to attend.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology




  

STEAMWORKS
Strike a perky pose before the greenscreen of STEAMworks' video studio, fire up a 3D printer, and learn to repair your dog-eared favorite books this week, all in Rohrbach Library 18! 
Monday: Poster-Sized & Online Infographics, 3 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Greenscreen Photography, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.; Bookbinding & Repair, 2 - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: Build a Hard Drive Clock, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: E-Books Unshelved, 12 - 1 p.m.
Friday: 3D Printer Basics, 3 - 4 p.m.
Questions? Happy to help at 6-4175 or steamworks@kutztown.edu

STEAMworks is a pan-disciplinary initiative of Rohrbach Library. http://library.kutztown.edu/STEAMworks




 

SPRING GRADUATION FESTIVAL 
KUSSI is sponsoring the Spring Graduation Festival on Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, MSU. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be able to purchase their caps and gowns, receive graduation tickets and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with a variety of needs associated with graduation. Students may stop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please call Andrea Tremper at x3-1339. *Please note: Parking will be limited that day. Please plan ahead. 



 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Wednesday, March 23

 

4 p.m.

Men's Tennis vs. Caldwell (Keystone Tennis Courts)

4 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. West Chester (Keystone Field) Live Stats

 

Friday, March 25

 

All Day

Women's Bowling hosts ECC Championships (Hiester Lanes; Reading, Pa.)

1 p.m.

Baseball vs. East Stroudsburg (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats

2:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Shippensburg (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats

 

Saturday, March 26

 

All Day

Women's Bowling hosts ECC Championships (Hiester Lanes; Reading, Pa.)

1 p.m.

Men's & Women's Tennis vs. West Chester (Keystone Tennis Courts)

 

Tuesday, March 29

 

2 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs. Shippensburg (Keystone Tennis Courts)

4 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Philadelphia U. (Keystone Field) Live Stats

 

 


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