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March 24, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

Share our story the way only golden bears can.
We are excited to be rolling the new brand out to you, our KU community first. This internal rollout is designed to allow you to embrace the new brand and learn more about how to tell your story in new ways. And we have the tools and resources, of course, to help you!
 
Our full story and great highlights of what is to come can be found online at www.kutztown.edu/brandguidelines and if you have questions, please contact the University Marketing team.    It's good to be golden.
    


   
Department of Communication Design brings home 8 Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation of the Lehigh Valley.
Congratulations to the Department of Communication Design students who recently brough home 8 Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation of the Lehigh Valley. 

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

8:30 a.m. Dept. of Social Work Community Forum, Schaeffer Auditorium
2 p.m. MYKU Advising Workshop, Stratton 200
6 p.m. Communication Design Designathon, Academic Forum
7:30 p.m. Faculty Artist Series - Drs. Justeson and Immel, Georgian Room, Old Main

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Warm front passage occurs during the day. The big story will be the mix bag of precipitation we will need to contend with in the morning. Some sleet and freezing rain possible in the morning but that should transition to rain by afternoon. High temperature near 50. Winds south at 8-13 mph. Little to no ice accumulation.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

AVALANCHE ADVANCES TO FINAL FOUR OF MASCOT MADNESS
www.KUBears.com/VoteAvalanche
Avalanche, Kutztown University's Golden Bear mascot, has won his first two rounds and advanced to the Final Four Friday morning, defeating Ernie, the mascot of Clarion University with 65% of the vote. Avalanche moves on to face Norm the Crimson Hawk of IUP on Tuesday, March 28. Voting will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday at www.KUBears.com/VoteAvalanche. Votes will be collected for 24 hours through a Survey Monkey poll.  The Mascot Madness Competition pits the 14 mascots from Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education against each other in one-on-one single elimination matches until a champion is named.  The championship will take place on April 3.

 


  
2017 John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Call for Nominations   (Please note: The Schellenberg Award will no longer be announced during the Faculty Recognition Ceremony.  It will be presented at the Fall Opening Day ceremony.)  Purpose: This award was established by John P. Schellenberg, Emeriti Professor of Physical Sciences, faculty, alumni, and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET). Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty full-time at least three (3) but not more than seven (7) years.  The recipient will be chosen based on the following three areas:   Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation Learning Technology Innovation Assessment and/or Research on Learning Current Award: $1,000.00 check and a framed certificate.   Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Carole Wells, 319 Stratton Administration Center by March 27, 2017.   Nominated candidates are also required to submit their own letter (two page maximum) clearly outlining their qualifications in all three CET mission categories.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies   


  
CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Call for nominations of faculty for the 2018 Kutztown University Chambliss Faculty Research Award.  The Chambliss Faculty Research Award will no longer be announced during the Faculty Recognition Ceremony; it will instead be presented by President Hawkinson during the Fall Opening Day ceremony.  The Award was inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss and is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship. Each year, up to two awards can be given. For 2017, the awardees are Dr. Sarah Tindall, Department of Physical Sciences, and Dr. Glenn Walters, Department of Criminal Justice. Each award includes a medal engraved with the awardee's name, a certificate of recognition, and a cash prize of $250. Please note that there is the expectation that each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of his or her work in spring 2018 or fall 2018. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center by March 27, 2017.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies   


  
ART EDUCATION AND CRAFTS SENIOR EXHIBITION March 25 - April 2 The Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building will be presenting the Art Education and Crafts Senior Exhibition from March 25 - April 2. The public reception is Sunday March 26, from 2 - 4 p.m.  The exhibit features artwork in all mediums from students graduating with degrees in Art Education and Crafts.
 


 
Entrepreneurial Leadership Week
March 28 - 30
Join the College of Business and register here https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events/entrepreneurship-week.htm Entrepreneurial Leadership Week is a celebration of student innovators who watnt to change the world, bring a creative new idea to life or launch a new business.  This tree day event will be filled with various activities, workshops and panels for students and business leaders looking to get into the mindset of an entrepreneur and take their ideas to the world.  We welcome you to join the College of Business' Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and the multitude of experienced and innovative speakers in some fun and educational activities designed to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.  


 
Research & Teaching:  The Inner Workings of the HoloLens, Part I
March 28, 11 a.m.
On Tuesday, March 28, from 11 - 11:50 a.m. in OM158, attendees will have an opportunity to learn what is the HoloLens and its key purpose.  This R&T will focus on the hardware architecture and key components of the HoloLens.  A HoloLens will be available for demonstration.
        Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, HoloLens Researcher  


  
DIGITAL FORENSICS EXPERT, LANCE HAWK PRESENTS "Digital Forensics in the Modern Age"
March 31, 9 a.m.
On Friday, March 31, from 9 - 9:50 a.m. in BH Lecture Hall 260, Lance Hawk will address concerns with the Clouds.  He will also be discussing the latest forensics tools and processes. Lance Hawk has over 30 years of professional experience in various fields of computer security. He is the owner and operator of Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, specializing in computer forensics, threat management and IT security solutions. All are welcome!
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  


  
EASTER ON THE FARM
April 8, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center (PaGCHC) will host its annual Easter on the Farm on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PaGCHC. The event is open to the public.  Admission is free; parking by donation.  Local craftspeople and artisans will be on site demonstrating traditional egg dying and scratching, tinsmithing, hearth cooking, paper crafts, and more. Visitors of all ages will be immersed in farm life and springtime fun with wagon rides, farm animals, hands-on craft activities, and free Easter egg hunts (for ages 6 mos. to 10 yrs.) at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be given out to lucky egg hunters with sweets generously provided by R.M. Palmer and Just Born, Inc.  More information can be found at www.facebook.com/pgchc or by calling the Heritage Center office at 610-683-1589.   


  
COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING
April 13, 3 p.m.
The KU Council of Trustees will next meet on April 13 at 3 p.m. in MSU 250.  All are welcome to attend.
                Office of the President   


 
KU Alums to Discuss Digital Forensics and IT Security
April 26, 9 a.m. On Wednesday, April 26th, from 9:00 - 9:50 a.m. in AF203, alumni Lawrence Santos '14 and Bryant Smith '07 of The Guardian Life Insurance will discuss their roles as digital forensics and IT security experts.  They will also share their KU experiences and the transition to their current career.
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  


  
OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK
April 30, 5 p.m.
Kutztown University Clinical Services will host an Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention on Sunday, April 30, from 5 - 7 p.m. The walk, which is in its third year, will take place on the DMZ, located on the south side of campus between Old Main and the South Dining Hall. All proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Out of the Darkness Walk official t-shirts as well as many information tables on suicide prevention will be provided for walkers at the event. To register online visit http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=4568. Walkers are also able to register on the day of the walk between 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. All pre-registered and walk up registrants must check-in the day of the walk. For more information contact Kathy Loomis at kloomis@Kutztown.edu or 484-646-5927.
   


 
STUDENT GROUP ADVISOR NEEDED
Each student organization on campus is required to have a KU faculty or staff member to serve as an advisor to the group.  On occasion, there is a student organization in need of an advisor.  Currently this group is in need: Phi Beta Lambda (the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America)  A description of the advisor's role and responsibility can be seen here: https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/student-involvement/student-organization-support/advising-a-student-organization.htm   Please contact Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu if you are interested in this opportunity.   

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

Below you will find events scheduled for the current week.  Events further out are located in the In Case You Missed It section.  If you don't see your event, please submit it to us at dbrief@kutztown.edu

     
BERKS COUNTY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY CONFERENCE
Abstract Submission Deadline March 24
The annual Berks County Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference website is now live (https://sites.psu.edu/hecbc).   As always, we want to have a strong number of KU students participating on Saturday, April 22, at Penn State-Berks.  Please inform the students you are working with on research and creative projects to submit their abstract by the submission deadline of March 24.
                Linda Kerschner, Career Development Center


 
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK 14TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FORUM
March 24, 8:30 a.m.
"Family in Environment: Part I-Incarceration"  
March 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium
Forum 2017 explores systemic ethical responses to the regional needs related to incarceration and its impact on family systems. We invite community leaders, agency executives, policy makers, social workers, human services professionals, faculty, staff, alumni, and students. To register, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017CommunityForum
Questions?  Please contact Brittany Fritchman, Graduate Assistant, at: communityforum@kutztown.edu.


  
MYKU ADVISING WORKSHOP
March 24, 2 p.m.
March 28, 11:15 a.m. Make the most of your time and learn the shortcuts and tips in MyKU. With fall 2017 advising starting, now is the time to review your MyKU know-how. We are offering the following workshops that will cover topics ranging from advising holds, transcripts, reports and much more. Feel free to drop by during any of the following workshop sessions:
Friday, March 24                                               2 - 3 p.m.                             200 Stratton
Tuesday, March 28                                          11:15 - 11:45 a.m.             200 Stratton
                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development


  
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION DESIGN DESIGNATHON
March 24, 6 p.m.
The Kutztown University Department of Communication Design will host its 12th annual Designathon on Friday, March 24, through Saturday, March 25.  The event will kick off at 6 p.m. in the Academic Forum.  More than 100 students, 10 faculty and seven alumni will work for 24 hours to create work to satisfy the needs of local non-profit agencies.  The agencies will meet with designers to see the final products on Saturday, March 25, at 6 p.m. in the Academic Forum.  Begun in 2005 with 50 students and ten non-profit agencies, Designathon has continued to grow over the past 12 years, offering valuable products for the community and work experience for KU students.  This year a group of 15 KU alumni will host their own Designathon at a site in Jersey City, NJ.  For more information visit http://kucd.kutztown.edu/designathon or contact Vicki Meloney, associate professor, Department of Communication Design, at 484-646-4143 or meloney@kutztown.edu


  
FACULTY ARTIST SERIES FEATURES JUSTESON, IMMEL
March 24, 7:30 p.m.
KU Department of Music faculty members Dr. Jeremy Justeson, saxophone, and Dr. Daniel Immel, piano, will present a Faculty Artist Series concert on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.  The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature pieces by Robert Muczynski, David Osbon, Frederic Chopin, Joan Tower and John Williams.  The duo will be joined by Dr. Michelle Kiec, clarinet, for Gregory Wannamaker's "Ragahoro Breadkown."


  
ART EDUCATION AND CRAFTS SENIOR EXHIBITION March 25 - April 2 The Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building will be presenting the Art Education and Crafts Senior Exhibition from March 25 - April 2. The public reception is Sunday March 26, from 2 - 4 p.m.  The exhibit features artwork in all mediums from students graduating with degrees in Art Education and Crafts.
  


  
MODEL UN CONFERENCE
March 25
The ninth installment of the Kutztown University Model United Nations Conference will take place Saturday, March 25.  With more than 30 KU students involved in planning and running the conference, this will be an experience like none other.  There will be four exciting committees for our distinguished delegates:
                General Assembly: Peacebuilding Commission
                Crisis: Room where it happens: 1774
                Specialized: Article V Convention of the States
                Crisis: Hunger Games- Does Pan-Am have a future?
For more information, contact Mason Smith or visit the KU Model United Nations webpage


  
ACCEPTED STUDENT DAY
March 25
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be hosting admitted first-year and transfer students for fall 2017 at Accepted Student Day this coming Saturday, March 25. Many of the attendees make their final college choice based upon their experience at these events. Please help us welcome the admitted students and their families to the Golden Bear community!
                Office of Undergraduate Admissions


  
ROHRBACH LIBRARY $500 ZINE AWARD WORKSHOP
March 26
Please encourage your students to attend this Sunday's "Meeting of the Minds" workshop, 7:30 - 10 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, where they'll have a chance to meet collaborators, refine their ideas, and boost their chances of winning this year's research-based Rohrbach Library Award for Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration and Publishing and the $500 that accompanies the honor. The event is at STEAMworks, room 18 on the library's downstairs ground floor. Details at http://library.kutztown.edu/STEAMworks/zineaward
                Bruce Jensen, Rohrbach Library


  
The Innovative Minds of Amazon COME TO KU March 27 Amazon @Kutztown University on Monday, March 27 Dave Sprinkel and his AWS (Amazon Web Services) team will present about the cloud, AWS and their integration with the Amazon online marketplace on Monday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Viewpoints Room, South Dining Hall.  The Networking Dinner will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and the Amazon presentation is from 7 - 8:30 p.m.  There will be a Q&A session.  The presentation is free but RSVP is required.  This event is being host by the Kutztown University Technology Association (KTA) and the AITP Kutztown University Student Chapter (KU AITP).  If interested, please RSVP to unixweb.kutztown.edu/kta.  Please note: Limited seating.
                Thiep N. Pham
 


 
OPEN FORUM
March 27 & 28 All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 11 - 11:45 a.m., to meet the candidates for the position of associate dean, College of Education.
                Monday, March 27, 241 BK          Dr. Emma Savage-Davis, professor, Coastal Carolina University
                Tuesday, March 28, 218 BK          Dr. Carissa Pokorny-Golden, associate professor, acting associate dean, COE
Click the link below to view information on both candidates.  https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/education/news-and-events.htm
                Cathy L Kreitz, on behalf of the COE search committee


 
Entrepreneurial Leadership Week
March 28 - 30
Join the College of Business and register here https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events/entrepreneurship-week.htm Entrepreneurial Leadership Week is a celebration of student innovators who watnt to change the world, bring a creative new idea to life or launch a new business.  This tree day event will be filled with various activities, workshops and panels for students and business leaders looking to get into the mindset of an entrepreneur and take their ideas to the world.  We welcome you to join the College of Business' Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and the multitude of experienced and innovative speakers in some fun and educational activities designed to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.   


  
Research & Teaching:  The Inner Workings of the HoloLens, Part I
March 28, 11 a.m.
On Tuesday, March 28, from 11 - 11:50 a.m. in OM158, attendees will have an opportunity to learn what is the HoloLens and its key purpose.  This R&T will focus on the hardware architecture and key components of the HoloLens.  A HoloLens will be available for demonstration.
        Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, HoloLens Researcher   


  
76ers vs. Hawks
March 29, 4:30 p.m.
ACE is hosting a bus trip to see the Philadelphia 76ers play the Atlanta Hawks! If you're interested in seeing this game, tickets can be purchased in the Student Involvement Center, MSU 153. Tickets are $ 15 for KU students and $30 for non KU students. The date of the game is Wednesday, March 29 and the bus will leave the MSU Parking Lot at 4:30 p.m.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE Advisor  


  
THRIVE INTO WELLNESS
March 30
2017 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Day/Health and Wellness Expo Thurs., March 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Recreation Center, with more than 35 vendors and free assessments. Staff and faculty, stop by at the Wellness Committee's table for a gift and information on how to earn Healthy U points.
                Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services


  
ANNUAL WOMEN VETERANS' LUNCHEON
March 30, 11 a.m.
The Veterans Services Center and Women Veterans Committee proudly present our Annual Women Veterans Luncheon on Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m. to noon in 223 MSU. It is open to all KU veterans/military affiliated students, faculty and staff. This year our focus will be on "planting a seed" to achieve personal success, and our keynote speaker is from "Dress For Success-Allentown." We will provide free lunch, gifts, resources and the chance to win a FitBit! Please RSVP to veterans@kutztown.edu by March 23.
                Veterans Services Center


 
RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS OF THE ELDERLY
March 30, 11 a.m.
Bill Bender, ACSW, LSW, a gerontology expert, discusses challenges and resources for caregivers of the elderly on Thursday, March 30, at 11 a.m. in MSU 157. Please Join Us!
                  KU Commission on the Status of Women
 


 
DIGITAL FORENSICS EXPERT, LANCE HAWK PRESENTS "Digital Forensics in the Modern Age"
March 31, 9 a.m.
On Friday, March 31, from 9 - 9:50 a.m. in BH Lecture Hall 260, Lance Hawk will address concerns with the Clouds.  He will also be discussing the latest forensics tools and processes. Lance Hawk has over 30 years of professional experience in various fields of computer security. He is the owner and operator of Computer Forensics and IT Security Solutions, LLC, specializing in computer forensics, threat management and IT security solutions. All are welcome!
                Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology   


  
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE COMMUNITY DAY
March 31, 2 p.m.
Come to our free community day on March 31 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. to see presentations by authors/illustrators Bryan Collier and Deborah Hopkinson in MSU Multipurpose Room and Lauren Castillo in the MSU Auditorium. It is open to the public and anyone can attend. See our website for more information. http://kuchildrensliterature.weebly.com/free-community-day.html


  
19TH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S LITERATURE CONFERENCE
April 1, 8:30 a.m.
Kutztown University will host its 19th Annual Children's Literature Conference on Saturday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union building. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in room 183, Alumni Auditorium. This year's conference will feature presentations from Lauren Castillo, a Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator from Harrisburg, Pa., whose novel Nana in the City was nominated and selected to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2015; Bryan Collier, a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor, and Ezra Jack Keats Award-winning illustrator who visits schools across the country teaching and talking about art; Deborah Hopkinson, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Award and Orbis Pictus Honor Award-winning author from Portland, Ore.; and Rosemary Wells, the author of the vastly popular Max & Ruby series. For more information about the event, visit www.kuchildrensliterature.weebly.com, or contact Sarah Bryski at childlitconfku@gmail.com.  


  
NOBODY'S FOOLS CONCERT IN GRIM PLANETARIUM, HOSTED BY DR. DALE PARSON
April 1, 6 p.m.
On Saturday April 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., there will be a free concert of acoustic and computer-processed folk / jazz / avant-guard music in the Grim Planetarium that is open to the public. The featured guest performer is Ken Gehret, a multi-instrumental and multi-genre musical genius known for playing and hosting the Lyons Fiddle Festival, Berks Acoustic Music Festival, Berks Jazz Fest, and many other regional venues. Gehret will perform on guitars, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and accompany many of the other musicians. Other performers include graduate student Chelsea Smarr on harp, Professors Laura Sherrod on electronic bagpipes, Phill Reed on visuals, Dan Talley / Miles DeCoster / Dale Parson on guitars and banjo, and regional musician Andrew Koenig. There will be one or two sing-alongs! Doors open at 5:40 p.m.. Contact parson@kutztown.edu  for more information.
                Dale Parson, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


  
YOUNG ARTISTS PIANO COMPETITION
April 2, 2 p.m.
In recognition of Kutztown University's new All Steinway designation, the university will hold a Young Artists Piano Competition on Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The competition is open to all high school aged students.  Applications and a video submission are due Tuesday, Feb. 28.  Participants will be expected to complete two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire not exceeding 20 minutes. No arrangements, pop or Broadway compositions will be accepted.  Finalist who pass the video audition will be invited to compete at Kutztown University on April 2.  Awards and prizes include: 
Each winner will participate in piano master class at KU, as well as performances in New York City, Philadelphia and Kutztown during fall of 2017.
1st prize: $500 and full tuition scholarship to the KU Summer Chamber Music Festival, July 1 to 8.
2nd Prize: $300
3rd Prize: $200
The competition application can be found online at https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/visual-and-performing-arts/majors-and-minors/music/concerts-and-events/ku-young-artists-piano-competition.htm.  For more information contact Dr. Maria Asteriadou at asteriad@kutztown.edu or (484) 646-4154 or Dr. Daniel Immel at immel@kutztown.edu or 610-683-1592.   

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

Register Now for 19th Annual Great Golden Bear Golf Scramble
Sign-up now to be a part of the 19th Annual Great Golden Bear Golf Scramble on Monday, June 12. The scramble will be held at the Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa., for a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and includes a new low price for 2017!


  
UPCOMING HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
*Due to recent weather, please stay tuned to KUBears.com for possible schedule changes

Saturday, March 25
1 p.m.                   Women's Lacrosse vs. Gannon - Andre Reed Stadium (location change) (Live Stats)
Baseball Postponed to Monday, March 27  

Postseason (off campus)
March 24-26       Women's Bowling at East Coast Conference Championships - Ridge, NH

Monday, March 27 1 p.m.                   Baseball vs. Millersville (DH) - North Campus Field (Live Stats)  

 


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