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March 1, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

Dr. Victor Massad, chair of the Scholarly Activities Committee of the Department of Business Administration, presented certificates to three finalists for Scholar of the Year at the College of Business Advisory Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 20.
Dr. Victor Massad, chair of the Scholarly Activities Committee of the Department of Business Administration, presented certificates to three finalists for Scholar of the Year at the College of Business Advisory Board meeting on Monday, Feb. 20.  Dr. Feisal Murshed, associate professor of marketing, was selected as Scholar of the Year. From  left to right: Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. Feisal Murshed, Dr. Donna Steslow, Dr. Mostafa Maksy and Dr. Gil Clary, interim dean of the College of Business.
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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3 p.m. Social Equity Training, 312 MSU
3 p.m. Rohrbach Library Collection, 29 RL
7 p.m. Planetarium Show: Michael Jackson, Grim Planetarium
7 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena, PSAC Quarterfinals
7 p.m. Sex Signals, 183 MSU

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Strong warm air advection will cause temperatures to soar. Later in the day, a strong cold front will pass through the region. This will spur showers and thuderstorms. Some of the storms may be severe with strong winds, heavy rainfall, and possible hail. High temperature in the mid 70s. Winds southwest at 9-16 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts in storms.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


DAILY BRIEF READER SURVEY
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                University Relations


  
AFSCME 2234 - NOMINATIONS FOR TRUSTEE
Attention AFSCME 2234 members; will be accepting nominations for an open Trustee position at our March 21 meeting.  If you are interested in this position, please attend our meeting or give your name to a member of the Executive Board. This position is for three years. We will also be voting on Delegates to attend Council 13 AFSCME Convention to be held at The Hershey Lodge & Convention Center April 28-30, 2017. 
Hoping to see you at our March 21 meeting in 136 OM at 5 p.m.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME Local 2234


 
SPRING BREAK HOURS
If your area has adjusted hour during the week of spring break, please submit them to the Daily Brief by Friday.  We will publish them next week.  Thank you.
                University Relations


  
PLANETARIUM SHOW: MICHAEL JACKSON
March 1, 7 p.m.
Don't miss out on this awesome event! It is an incredible show to thrill the senses! Watch the amazing laser light show as you listen to all of the classic Michael Jackson tunes! Come and jam to the Michael Jackson show! This will be an event that you do not want to miss! This event is on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Grim Planetarium and sponsored by ACE.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor 


  
ASH WEDNESDAY DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES
March 1
Distribution of Ashes will be held at the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center at 12:10 p.m.
Ash Wednesday Mass will be offered the same day at 9 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. All are welcome to attend.


 
WIND ENSEMBLE HIGH SCHOOL TOUR
March 1 and 2
On Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2, students in the KU Wind Ensemble will be touring and performing at high schools in Pa., Va. and Md. Please excuse them from classes on those days. As is expected, students are responsible for all missed class work and assignments. Thanks for your understand professional courtesy.
                Daniel Neuenschwander, director of bands


  
OFFICE OF SOCIAL EQUITY TRAINING
March 1, 3 p.m.
The Office of Social Equity will offer its second Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Training of the semester on Wednesday, March 1, at 3 p.m., 312 MSU. This session should last approximately 30-45 minutes. If you would like to attend, please register by e-mail at jfox@kutztown.edu. Please obtain approval from your supervisor if necessary. 
Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Training is also available from the Office of Social Equity through Desire2Learn (D2L). As a reminder, all faculty and staff members should complete this training on a yearly basis.
                Jesus Peña, Deputy to the President for Compliance, Equity and Legal Affairs & Title IX Coordinator


 
SEX SIGNALS
March 1, 7 p.m.
The mega-hit Sex Signals is coming to 183 MSU on March 1 at 7 p.m. Encourage your students and join us for the "real life funny sort-of-improv program about consent and bystander intervention."
                Residence Life


  
ROHRBACH LIBRARY COLLECTION
March 1, 3 p.m.
The Rohrbach Library contracted with Sustainable Collection Services to review the print titles in our Main Collection. Using their data-driven analysis, librarians plan to remove books that no longer support the current curriculum from the collection. We invite all interested faculty to attend an open session to review the data analysis. Sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in 29 RL and Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m. in 22 RL. Please attend.
                Bruce D. Gottschall, Rohrbach Library


 
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Nominations Deadline March 1
The College of Education announces a new initiative to recognize highly qualified COE graduates with our Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. We seek to bestow this honor on 2-4 recipients each year. The award recognizes a career of extraordinary accomplishment, based on significant contributions to a field related to our College, which should involve outstanding professional experience, scholarship and/or service to the community. Award recipients are selected by a committee and will be honored during a late spring celebration.

Nominations should include: (1) a detailed letter (2-3 pages) from a nominator that provides specific information about the person's "career of extraordinary accomplishment"; (2) one additional letter of reference; (3) if possible, the nominee's current resume; and (4) contact information for both the nominator and the nominee. The information should be emailed to Cheryl Faust, administrative assistant to the COE dean, at cfaust@kutztown.edu, or mailed (or delivered) to Cheryl Faust, College of Education, 231 Beekey Education Center, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA 19530. For more information, contact Cheryl at 610-683-4253. The submission deadline is March 1, 2017.


  
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY
March 2, 11 a.m.
Professor Evan Summer from the Department of Art and Art History, will discuss his 2015-16 sabbatical and his recent artwork, exhibitions and work-related travel on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m. in 120 SH. "All are welcome to attend, to learn about the work our College Faculty are doing and participate in the discussion."
                William J. Mowder, dean, College Visual and Performing Arts


 
PHILOSOPHY CLUB
March 2, 11 a.m.
The Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, March 2 at 11 a.m. in 323 MSU. Levi Walbert will address "Agnosticism in the Name of God." Can God be talked about? The Apophatic is not so sure. . .
All are welcome to attend.
                Joseph Jedwab, Club Advisor and Laura Berkel, Club President


 
UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
March 2, 4 p.m., 103 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, March 2, at 4 p.m. in 103 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm Note: All University Senate meetings for Spring 2017 will be held in 103 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


  
MULTICULTURAL CENTER DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WORKSHOPS
March 2
The Multicultural Center (MCC) offers scheduled diversity and inclusion workshops for the campus community. A three-part inclusion training, "Inclusion Insights" utilizes the work of sociologist, Dr. Steve Robins and incorporates video clips, discussions and activities. It is scheduled for: 
Thursday, March 2, 11 a.m. - noon, Part 3 - Unintentional Intolerance
Individuals are encouraged to attend all three sessions. 
Part 3 is not offered for individuals who haven't attended part 1 and 2.
Register by contacting branford@kutztown.edu
Special note: Any student group or department can request the workshops or a condensed version based on their schedules by contacting branford@kutztown.edu Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director of Multicultural Services, Multicultural Center


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

 Kutztown University junior McKenzie Fagan was officially selected to compete in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. 

FAGAN SELECTED TO NCAA TRACK AND FIELD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Kutztown University junior McKenzie Fagan was officially selected to compete in the high jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Tuesday afternoon. She will compete at 4:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, March 11 as part of this year's Division II Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.  Fagan earned her first national berth after winning the conference championship in the high jump on Sunday. She ranks 10th in Division II at 1.71m, good for second in school history at 5-7.25 - a half-inch shy of the school-record.  She will look to become Kutztown's first female All-America high jumper. All-America honors are awarded to the top-12 finishers in each event, eight First Team and four Second Team selections.


 
BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS: KUTZTOWN MEN'S BASKETBALL WINS SECOND-STRAIGHT PSAC EAST TITLE
The No. 6 Kutztown University men's basketball team closed out its regular season by clinching the outright Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East title with its 16th straight win over West Chester University, 91-85, on Saturday afternoon inside of Hollinger Field House.  This is KU's (24-2, 20-2 PSAC) second straight outright PSAC East title and the fourth in program history.  The 16-game winning streak marks the second longest in the history of the program, while the 24 wins are the third-most in school history.  Kutztown, who receives a bye in the First Round of the PSAC Tournament as the one seed, will host a Quarterfinal against the winner of fourth-seeded Bloomsburg and fifth-seeded West Chester tonight, March 1 at 7 p.m.


 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, March 1
7 p.m.   Men's Basketball vs. West Chester - Keystone Arena, PSAC Quarterfinals (Stats | Video)

Saturday, March 4
12 p.m. Women's Lacrosse vs. Felician - Keystone Field (Stats)

 

 


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