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March 30, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Mascot Madness - Vote for Avalanche 

AVALANCHE COMPETES TODAY IN EASTERN FINALS
Avalanche has made it into the final four for Mascot Madness and takes on Bloomsburg's huskie Roongo.  Cast your vote before 9 a.m. at www.kubears.com/VoteAvalanche




CLAS Outstanding Faculty

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences would like to congratulate Dr. Anita Meehan who is the recipient of the second annual College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Outstanding Faculty Award. This award recognizes faculty who show a consistent and conscientious commitment to student success in and out of the classroom. Please join us in extending our appreciation to Dr. Meehan.
                David Beougher Ph.D., acting dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 



CLAS Advancement Board

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to present our new Advancement Board, Dr. Debra Powell, Reading Health Systems; Dr. Maia Green, Merck; and Ms. Diana Martin, Rodale Institute.

  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

12 - 3 p.m.

Internship and Job Fair, MSU Multipurpose Room

3 p.m.

Men's Tennis, Keystone Courts

7 p.m.

Azar Nasifi, Schaeffer Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Jonathan Moser, Violin, Faculty Artist Series, 163 OM

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Another sunny and nice day, as an added bonus, we lose that crazy wind from the past couple of days. Highs in the upper 50s with just light south breezes. Enjoy, because Thursday and Friday may lean more on the cloudy and damper side. More on that tomorrow.
 

 

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 30, 1865:  The Philomathean Literary Society is organized at the Maxatawny Seminary under the leadership of Henry R. Nicks.  Included in this small group is Nathan C. Schaeffer, future principal of the Keystone State Normal School.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

FACULTY RECITAL TONIGHT
Tonight, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., Jonathan Moser will offer a recital of wonderfully diverse music for violin, violin & piano, violin piano & saxophone, and violin piano & clarinet. Joining me will be fellow music department faculty Soo Goh and Jeremy Justeson. Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski, a friend and colleague from Philadelphia, will be our collaborative pianist.  The recital will be in the Georgian Room in Old Main at 7:30 p.m. and will feature works by Debussy, Khachaturian, Hindemith, Eychenne, Beach, & Boulanger. During this busy time of year, indulge in an hour of beautiful and engaging music. We would be honored by your presence.

  


  

DOG THERAPY
Come and get some puppy love Thursday, March 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too!
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services


  

"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., April 1, at 4 p.m.
For more information please contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at chatzitz@kutztown.edu.

 


 

STEM OPEN HOUSE
Spring 2016 Science, Technology and Math Open House - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology and Math Open House Saturday, April 16. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel. The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math and technology research and academic facilities. For more information, please visit:  http://www2.kutztown.edu/sciopenhouse, or call the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ext. 3-4305.
                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  


  

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
Every year on World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks celebrates its international "Light It Up Blue" campaign. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism.

On Friday, April 1, Kutztown University will celebrate World Autism Awareness Day by lighting up the Graduate Center and the Alumni Plaza fountains blue. Show support by wearing blue on Friday and by meeting at the Grad Center at 12:15 p.m. for a group photo. 
                Office of Disability Services

  


  

KUTZTOWN NEEDS YOUR OPINIONS FOR OUR BRAND PERCEPTION STUDY
To all faculty and staff, our market research survey is now live. You will be receiving the survey link in an email that will be coming from Dr. Hawkinson. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and KU experiences so that your opinions can help inform our brand. Thank you for your time and attention!
                Jennifer Umberger, University Marketing


  

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

20160027
Clerk Typist 2 - ½ time
Library Science/Instructional Technology
Posting End Date: 4/12/2016
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


  

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 


  

GHANAIAN DANCER NANI AGBELI RETURNS TO KU MARCH 31
Nani Agbeli, noted dancer and drummer from Ghana, will perform with the Kutztown University African and World Percussion Ensembles on Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The program will also include student dancers and singers. Agbeli previously visited campus in February, 2014. Also on the program will be performances by World Percussion ensembles focusing on music from Brazil and the Caribbean that has roots in African-derived traditions. Dr. Frank Kumor, director of Percussion Studies, leads these groups, and has published and presented multiple clinics on world music traditions.  Known for his energy, athleticism and precision on stage, the charismatic Agbeli is one of the leading Ghanaian dancers of his generation. Born into a family of prominent dancers and drummers in Ghana's Volta region, he was trained by his father, the late Godwin K. Agbeli, who performed with the Arts Council of Ghana Folkloric Company and later served as chairman of the Ghanaian National Association of Cultural Groups. Agbeli went on to study with artists at the National Arts Center in Accra and, for many years, led the award-winning cultural troupe Sankofa Roots II. For nine years, he served as the lead drum and dance instructor at the Dagbe Cultural Center, a school that trains domestic and international students in Ghanaian traditional arts.  Agbeli will work with KU students during his week-long residency on campus preparing for the performance. His residency is sponsored by the Multicultural Center, a Sesquicentennial Academic Grant, the Association of Campus Events and the Department of Music.


  

WHY TEACHERS SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN POLITICS
March 31, 6 - 8 p.m., Academic Forum room 101
A panel of leaders in the fields of education and policy will speak on the key political issues that impact students and teachers today.  Panelists will respond to key questions that bridge the intersections of politics and education and the evening will end with a Q & A session. 

  


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Wednesday, March 30

 

3 p.m.

Men's Tennis vs. Bloomfield (Keystone Courts)

Friday, April 1

 

2 p.m.

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

Saturday, April 2

 

1 p.m.

Baseball vs. West Chester (DH) (North Campus Field) Live Stats

2 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse vs. Slippery Rock, Senior Day (Keystone Field) Live Stats

 

 


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