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March 27, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

Entrepreneurial Leadership Week 

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 want to change the world, bring a creative new idea to life or launch a new business.  This three 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.


   
It's Good To Be Golden

You've had the first glimpses of the new branding. Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28, at 11 or 11:30 a.m. to learn the full story! We will be in the MSU Formal Dining Room. Can't make it tomorrow? We will host sessions at 12 and 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31, too in MSU 312. Follow the details in the Brief later in the week.
                University Marketing 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m. Dr. Emma Savage-Davis, associate dean candidate, College of Education, Beekey 241
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Spring Graduation Festival, MSU 218
1 p.m. Baseball vs. Millersville, North Campus Field
5:30 p.m. Innovative Minds of Amazon, Viewpoints, South Dining Hall

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Warm front passage overnight will make for a mild day. Warm fronts often bring precipitation and this one is no different. Rain and drizzle will give way to scattered showers by afternoon. A rumble of thunder can't be ruled out. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds southeast at 6-10 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25".

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MASCOT MADNESS FINAL FOUR TOMORROW
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 tomorrow, 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.



 
DOCTORAL PROGRAM ACCEPTED INTO CARNEGIE PROJECT
The College of Education is proud to announce that the new Ed.D. Program in Transformational Teaching and Learning (set to begin in fall 2017) has been accepted for membership into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate.  The Carnegie Project is an alliance of 80 colleges of education across the U.S., Canada and New Zealand that works collaboratively to improve professional preparation in education at the highest level.  For more information about the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, and how our program will be affected by membership, please contact Dr. Patricia Walsh Coates who is our Ed.D. Program Coordinator.


 
FILM CREW ON CAMPUS TOMORROW
Please be aware that a film crew from the KIPP Foundation will be on campus tomorrow, March 28, to chronicle a day in the life of one of our students.  The group will film mostly outdoors and in common areas.  Thank you for making them feel welcome to our campus.
                University Relations  



  
WEIDA FAMILY THANK YOU
To the KU campus community.  The Weida family would like to extend our gratitude for the kindness of your donations during this challenging time of our lives.  We have a journey before us, but with the kindness of others we will find our way.  Your thoughtfulness and prayers will see us through.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done.  Hugs for all!!
                Janie, Glenn, Stosh, Sabrina and Nestle


 
DO YOU FOLLOW KU?
The Office of University Relations promotes Kutztown University through a variety of internal and external media.  Tower, the official Kutztown University magazine, is produced by the UR office two times per year.  The Tower has served the university community for nearly four decades.  It was created by the Kutztown State College Alumni Association as  an alumni newsletter in 1979.   The recent winter 2017 issue was mailed to more than 60,000 alumni, faculty, staff, emeriti and friends of the university.  Issues of Tower dating back to 2002 can be viewed online at www.kutztown.edu/tower.
     


 
RENTAL REGALIA FOR COMMENCEMENT 
Friday April 7 Rental Deadline
In preparation for spring commencement, faculty in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the commencement program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is Friday, April 7, 2017.  To place an order for rental attire, please RSVP at https://form.app.kutztown.edu/commencement/RSVP.aspx and select "yes" for regalia and fill out the following information:
-Height
-Degree
-Area of Study
-Alma mater
Rented attire can be picked up in room 171, McFarland Student Union, starting Monday, May 8, 2017 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to KUSSI in the faculty robing area. Any questions regarding regalia should be directed to Jim Scally by email at scally@kutztown.edu.
                Jim Scally, Auxiliary Services Coordinator, KUSSI


 
SPRING GRADUATION FESTIVAL
March 27 & March 28, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
KUSSI is sponsoring the Spring Graduation Festival today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, MSU. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. Students may stop by at their convenience.
*Please note: Parking will be limited near the MSU those days, please plan ahead. 


 

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

     
THE INNOVATIVE MINDS OF AMAZON COME TO KU
March 27, 5:30 p.m.
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
 


 
SPRING GRADUATION FESTIVAL
March 27 & March 28
KUSSI is sponsoring the Spring Graduation Festival today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, MSU 218. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. Students may stop by at their convenience. *Please note: Parking will be limited near the MSU those days, please plan ahead. 
  


  
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 want to change the world, bring a creative new idea to life or launch a new business.  This three 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  
 


  
MYKU ADVISING WORKSHOP
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:
Tuesday, March 28, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m., 200 Stratton
                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development


 
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, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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


  
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.  
 


 
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


Monday, March 27

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

Wednesday, March 29

2 p.m.   Men's Tennis vs. Univ. of the Sciences - Keystone Courts  

Saturday, April 1

11 a.m. Men's & Women's Tennis vs. Millersville - Keystone Courts
1 p.m.   Baseball vs. Lock Haven - North Campus Field (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Women's Lacrosse vs. Mercyhurst (Alumni Day) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)  

 


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