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March 25, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU STEM Alternative Spring Break 

KU-STEM ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK AT CHINCOTEAGUE BAY FIELD STATION
A group of 17 students, including National Science Foundation supported KU STEM scholars, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Biology, and Secondary Education majors, and two Biology faculty members travelled to the Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) in Wallops Island, Va. to participate in the Alternative Spring Break offered at CBFS from March 4-7.  Students and faculty contributed to jobs including: 1) invasive species removal from a damaged marsh, 2) mitigation of damage created by a cross-island trail on Wallops Island, 3) landscape improvements at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, 4) roadside cleanup, and 5) beach cleanup.  Not pictured are 10 KU Geology Club students who also participated in the Alternative Spring Break activities.
                Chris Sacchi, Biological Sciences
  


  

Amanda Fretz
HOUSING, DINING AND RESIDENCE LIFE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME THEIR NEWEST MEMBER TO THE "FAMILY"
Congratulations to Amanda and Nick Fretz on the birth of their baby girl, Alivia Michaela, born March 21, 9.04 lbs., 20.5 inches. Amelia is so happy her new baby sister has arrived. Well wishes can be sent to 106 OM.
                Mary Ann Levan, Housing and Residence Life


 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

ALL DAY

Social Work Community Forum, Schaeffer Auditorium

Noon

CET Workshop, Little Theater, Schaeffer

12:10 P.M.

Good Friday Service, Lower Chapel, Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center

3 p.m.

Retention Symposium, 200 AF

3 p.m.

STEAMworks, 18 RL

4 p.m.

"Catch Me If You Can," MSU Alumni Auditorium

8 p.m.

"Concussion," MSU Movie Series, MSU Alumni Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

A passing cold front will trigger showers and a potential thunderstorm in the morning. Conditions will improve by the afternoon. High temperature in the mid 60s. Winds southwest at 11-14 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 26, 2007: Joe Kemmerer wins the national championship in wrestling at 133 pounds. He would go on to win the title a second time in 2009. He is followed by Ziad Haddad who wins the national championship in the heavyweight class in 2014 and 2015.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


RETENTION SYMPOSIUM
The Retention Symposium will take place on Friday, March 25, at 3:00 p.m. in 200 Academic Forum.
                Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president




  

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 250 MSU. 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





GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. today at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center, lower chapel.
                Lisa Grabowski, advisor, Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Association




  

MSU MOVIE SERIES
This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Concussion" which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information.
http://www.kutztown.edu/MSUMovies




 

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, 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




 

SPEECH FOR ANXIOUS STUDENTS
Encourage your students confronting the challenges associated to enroll in COM 010-040 - MWF 11 a.m. They may contact Dr. Ronald Grapsy in Communication Studies; grapsy@kutztown.edu, 235 Rickenbach. Enrollment is limited and requires approval of the instructor.
                Ronald Grapsy, Communication Studies




  

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 to best serve our campus community. For the full list of hours, please visit our website: www.Kutztown.campusdish.com.  Thank you and have a happy and safe holiday weekend!




  

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




  

CET WORKSHOP
We're in the middle of March Workshop Madness! Save the upcoming dates for these exciting CET/DE Workshops.  To find out more about Our Teaching and Learning Workshops, visit our webpage, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter
Friday, March 25, noon - 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
Join Dr. Kevin Kjos at the Schaeffer Auditorium Little Theater as he discusses how teaching a performance ensemble can be applicable to classroom teaching by rehearsing and demonstrating with the KU Jazz Ensemble-I in a club-like setting.




  

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! 
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




 

"CATCH ME IF YOU CAN" AUTHOR TO APPEAR AT KU
Frank Abagnale, author of "Catch Me If You Can," is coming to Kutztown University to speak on today's security challenges and tactics for safeguarding information. Hosted by the Association of Campus Events, this event will take place on April 6, at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.
Detailed in his best-selling book, Catch Me If You Can, Abagnale reveals his past life of serving time in French, Swedish and U.S. prisons only to be released after five years on the contingency that he assist the federal government. He has now worked for over 40 years as an advisor and consultant to hundreds of financial institutes, corporations and government agencies around the world. Abagnale has more than 14,000 institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs.
Before attending Abagnale's speech, there are opportunities to watch his film, "Catch Me If You Can," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, in the Alumni Auditorium (183 MSU).
The dates and times are as follows:
Fri., Mar. 25, at 4 p.m.
Fri., April 1, at 4 p.m.
For more information please contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at chatzitz@kutztown.edu.




 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS


BOWLING TO BE BROADCAST BY KUTV
Women's bowling ECC Championships will be broadcast by KUTV this weekend.  Cara Cotellese and her staff will be there all weekend live at Hiester Lanes for the entire event, and we are very excited by that.  Link will be posted on http://www.kubears.com and also at http://www.eccsports.org​   Admission to Hiester Lanes is FREE and we would love to have as many come to watch in person as we can!  Start at 10:30 a.m. on Friday March 25, 9:30 a.m. on Saturday March 26.    This is the Inaugural ECC Women's Bowling Championships.   Teams participating are Kutztown, Adelphi, Franklin Pierce, Felician, Daemen and Molloy.    Seeding Round Robin matches begin Friday, and Double Elimination Baker Best 4 of 7 Bracket begins on Friday Evening.   The ECC Champion will be crowned by approx. 6 p.m. on Saturday Evening

  


  
UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Friday, March 25

 

All Day

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

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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