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March 2, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

In Loving Memory Albert Boscov 1929-2017
Photo Courtesy of Boscov's Department Stores

President Hawkinson and first lady Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson joined an audience of thousands this past weekend to celebrate the life of Albert Boscov, longtime chairman and CEO of Boscov's Department Stores.   Mr. Boscov earned an honorary doctorate from Kutztown University at the 2003 Spring Commencement.   The KU community expresses its deepest condolences on the passing of such a tremendous contributor to Berks County and the entire region.
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday, 120 SH
11 a.m. Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, Multicultural Center
11 a.m. Philosophy Club, 323 MSU
3 p.m. Council of Trustees, MSU 250
4 p.m. University Senate, 103 AF

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Partial sunshine returns today with temporary high pressure back in control after yesterday’s cold front. Unfortunately, with the return of the sun is also the return of the wind and cold. Highs will only be in the 40s. Winds will be gusting past 30 mph at times. Wind chills in the 30s. Then what’s that you’re hearing from some sources about a return of a little white stuff tomorrow? Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike discuss that potential briefly in this two-minute audio clip: https://youtu.be/_3kMvNWjf3o

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


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SPRING BREAK HOURS
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                University Relations


 
BOTWRIGHT TO SERVE AS INTERIM DIRECTOR FOR KU PRESENTS!
I am pleased to announce that Amy Botwright has been named interim director for KU Presents! Amy succeeds Robin Zaremski who is now the interim director of Visual and Performing Arts at Millersville University.  I am confident that, with Amy's leadership, KU Presents! will continue to operate as successfully  as it has the past several years.  A search for a permanent director is underway.  Thank you to Amy for her dedication to KU and the program. 
                John Green, vice president, Communications, Marketing and External Affairs


 
MEAL TICKETS IN SAP
When entering information into SAP for meal tickets please use the following codes. Desired Vendor # 1077038, Material Group 00764, GL 665125, PGR 460
The meal rates are: Breakfast $6.50 Lunch $7.75 Dinner $9.00 for the all-you-care-to-eat buffet at the South Dining Hall or Cub Cafe.
Any questions please call Dining Services ext. 3-1314
                Dining Services


  
WIND ENSEMBLE HIGH SCHOOL TOUR
March 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


  
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


  
COMMISSION ON HUMAN DIVERSITY
March 3
There is still time to register for the Commission on Human Diversity Conference "Social Justice and Diversity: Sharing Perspectives and Envisioning the Future," on Friday, March 3. Keynote begins at 9 a.m. in 218 MSU, followed by various workshops, a lunch/poster display, and a closing session at 3 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, and the community are invited to attend. Each session begins "on the hour" so you don't have to come all day - you can attend whatever sessions you are able to.  9 a.m. Keynote is in 218 MSU - and you can get more information at the registration table in front of 218 MSU all day.  Register: http://kutztown.libsurveys.com/CHD2017
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean, Inclusion and Outreach


  
KU WIND ENSEMBLE TO PRESENT SKETCHES: MUSIC FOR WIND ENSEMBLE
The Kutztown University Wind Ensemble will present Sketches: Music for Wind Ensemble on Saturday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public. Under the direction of Daniel Neuenschwander, director of bands, the ensemble will perform a variety of pieces including "Esprit De Corps" by Robert Jager, "Sketches on a Tudor Psalm" by Fisher Tull, "Sheltering Sky" by John Mackey, "Color" by Bob Margolis and "Original Suite" by Gordon Jacob.


    

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS


MEN'S BASKETBALL REACHES PSAC FINAL FOUR
With an impressive 114-93 win over West Chester Wednesday night, KU men's basketball has advanced to the PSAC Final Four.  The win was KU's (25-2) 17th straight, as it matched the 2009-10 team for the second-most victories in a single-season in program history. A win over Gannon, the two-seed in the PSAC West, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Indiana (PA) in the PSAC Final Four, and the Golden Bears would match the 1917-18 team, who went a perfect 18-0, for the longest win streak in program history.


 
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.


 
UPCOMING EVENTS

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

 

 


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