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March 23, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Dr. Cohen and Mr. Rozzi IAMFC Conference 

Matthew Rozzi, a candidate for the M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree, and Dr. Jo Cohen presented their research on elder financial exploitation by family members at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling World Conference in New Orleans, La., on March 11. The conference is a combined effort with two other American Counseling Association Divisions: International Association of Addiction and Offenders Counseling and Counselors for Social Justice.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10:30 a.m.

Build a Hard Drive Clock, STEAMworks Workshop, 18 RL

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Frederick Douglas Institute Series, 250 MSU

3 p.m.

Men's Tennis, Keystone

4 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse, Keystone

7 p.m.

C. L. Lindsay III, "Sex and the Law," 183 MSU

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure moves to our east but remains in control of our weather. Very pleasant spring day in store for Wednesday. Partly sunny skies are expected. High temperature in the upper 60s. Winds west at 8-12 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 24, 1834: Abraham Reasor Horne is born. The former superintendent of schools for Williamsport, Pa., served as principal of Keystone State Normal School from 1872-1877.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MIDDLE STATES COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION ACCREDITATION CAMPUS VISIT
KU is beginning the decennial institutional accreditation self-study process which will culminate in Spring 2018 with an external team visit and an accreditation decision. On Tuesday, March 29, Dr. Andrea Lex, Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief of Staff for Middle States, will be meeting with faculty, students and staff to discuss expectations, purpose and procedures for the accreditation process, and to assist us with preparations for the self-study. An open forum will be conducted with faculty and students from 11:10 to 11:40 a.m. and with staff from 11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in MSU 250. Please take the time to meet with Dr. Lex and to learn about institutional accreditation. Refreshments will be served.
                KU Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee

  


  

NATALIE MACMASTER, KU PRESENTS!
World-acclaimed fiddler and multiple Juno award winner Natalie MacMaster, with her husband Donnell Leahy, bring their spirited soulful style of folk fiddling and step dancing to Schaeffer Auditorium Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.  A collaboration of creative Celtic medleys and fiddle mastery, MacMaster and Leahy's enthusiastic showmanship and virtuoso talent has landed them star billing on the international folk circuit and labeled them among the top fiddlers in the world.  Tickets are still available by calling the KU Presents! Box Office at 610-683-4092, visiting the MSU or going on-line at www.Kutztownpresents.org. $ 35 adult, $ 17 student, $ 10 KU Student.
                KU Presents!




  

C. L. LINDSAY III: SEX and THE LAW
Lindsay, the country's leading expert in higher education law, is back this spring with his Sex and the Law lecture on Wednesday, March 23, at 7 p.m. in 183 MSU. He takes an in-depth look at all the laws that govern our sexual lives: contraceptive laws, stalking, date rape, statutory rape, pregnancy and abortion, sexting, public nudity and voyeurism. It is a comprehensive program that teaches both the law and how to avoid trouble. The event is sponsored by the Association for Campus Events and the Office of Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor




 

PLANETARIUM EVENTS on March 24 in Grim 100 (The Planetarium):
7 p.m.: "Secret Lives of Stars" Planetarium Show -  FREE admission
8 p.m.: "Laser Beatles" LASER Light Show  -  $5 tickets available at the Planetarium
Planetarium Schedule:  www.kutztown.edu/planetarium




 

WHY REAL MEN WEAR PINK: THE ROLE, CHALLENGES AND POWER OF MEN ERADICATING SEXISM
Speaker Tchet Dorman on Wednesday, March 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 250 MSU.
This workshop is intended for participants to enter into a dialogue about the role of men in reducing and eliminating sexism through the use of Transformational Intergroup Dialogue. Transformational Intergroup Dialogue (TID) is a social justice education approach which promotes intergroup cooperation and understanding through dialogue. This workshop will help participants understand how sexism manifests in society on an institutional and individual basis. Participants will share the challenges that they believe men face in taking an active role in promoting gender equality.
                Jerry Schearer, Academic and Student Affairs




 

SAVE AND INVEST: MANAGING YOUR FINANCES
Freshman to graduating seniors: learn basic ways to start building money and wealth for your long term plans. Yes, money is tight during college and the first years of employment! But...a young age, a long time horizon and a small sum of money invested regularly are powerful building blocks of wealth accumulation. Regardless of college major, learn basic saving and investing concepts that will benefit you throughout your career. See how to take advantage of an employer's investing plans and how to move your nest egg during career moves, downsizings or layoffs.  This is not a sales event.  Also learn about career opportunities for all majors with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and other state government agencies.




 

KU INTERNSHIP AND JOB FAIR
The KU Internship and Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 30 in 218 MSU from 12-3 p.m. 65 employers are registered and are seeking applicants from ALL majors. Students are expected to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand. Many students have found success in finding internship and job opportunities. Students may find a detailed list of employers by visiting KU Career Network: www.kutztown.edu/KUCN 




  

MSU SPECIAL WEEKEND HOURS
The McFarland Student Union will be operating under the following hours for the holiday weekend:
Friday, March 25: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, March 26: 1-10 p.m.
Sunday, March 27: 1 p.m.-midnight
Normal hours resume Monday, March 28




  

BIG BAND BASH
KU Jazz Studies Presents the 10th Annual Big Band Bash on Thursday, March 24, in Schaeffer Auditorium. Come join us for a night of swing with music from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and other giants of the great big band period of American Music. Jazz Ensembles I and II will play music from the swing era in a battle of the big bands style reminiscent of the great battles of Basie and Ellington or Miller and Dorsey. Prof. Emeritus Joe Piscitelli will be the master of ceremonies.

The event is free and open to the public at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. For more information, please email Director of Jazz Studies Kevin Kjos at kjos@kutztown.edu




  

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




  

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




  

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH SPRING 2016 FLASH DRAMA
The Department of English's spring Flash Drama, Maxwell Anderson's "Both Your Houses," will be read Thursday, March 24, at 6 p.m. in 101 AF. Alan McClean the newly elected representative from Nevada has appointed to the house Appropriations Committee. Appalled by the influence peddling, he ties to clean up the budget and the systemic corruption. But first he has to investigate his own election. The 1933 Pulitzer-prize-winning play demonstrates that American politics changes names, but not its nature. Cast includes: Andy Arnold, Derek Mace, Karise Mace, Amy Botwright, Nicole McClure, Chris Weedman, Ann Delong, Sandy Leonard, Margaux Griffith, Heather Flyte, Cody Myers, Luke Sullivan, Susan Nazzaro, Jennifer Stephens, Qisha Farrell.
                Carl Seiple, Department of English




  

STEAMWORKS SCHEDULE UPDATE
Strike a perky pose before the green screen of STEAMworks' video studio, fire up a 3D printer, and learn to repair your dog-eared favorite books this week, all in 18 Rohrbach Library! 
Tuesday: Green Screen Photography, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: Build a Hard Drive Clock, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: E-Books Unshelved, noon - 1 p.m.
Friday: 3D Printer Basics, 3 - 4 p.m.
Questions? Happy to help at ext. 6-4175 or steamworks@kutztown.edu
STEAMworks is a pan-disciplinary initiative of Rohrbach Library. http://library.kutztown.edu/STEAMworks

  


  

JOB OPENINGS:
The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.

20160030
Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 3/28/2016
Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1.  Please direct any questions and comments to http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/human-resources/ask-hr.htm or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources




 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

KU's Field Hockey team earned the top grade point average 

Kutztown University's field hockey team earned the top grade point average among all Division II programs at 3.54 last semester, announced on Monday. KU was one of 27 schools to be a 2015 ZAG Field Hockey / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division II National Academic Team Award recipient.
Read more.




  

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Wednesday, March 23

 

3 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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