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March 28, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

KU GEOLOGY STUDENTS DOMINATE THE PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS
KU GEOLOGY STUDENTS DOMINATE THE PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS

Participation in professional conferences provides students with valuable opportunities to build their networks with potential employers and to gain technical knowledge of advanced topics in their field not covered in the standard curriculum. Kutztown University geology majors attended the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Conference of Professional Geologists in Harrisburg this month, constituting 12 of the 14 total students attending the conference. The PCPG is a professional conference, so although students are welcome, attendees are almost all senior-level professionals working in industry. The Kutztown students created a great impression on the professional community because they behaved ... professionally! This improved Kutztown's reputation and resulted in almost every attending Kutztown student being offered internship possibilities. Kudos to Sara Maguire, Sarah Moriarty, Ricky McDermott, David Maguire, David Vales, Tyler Sivak, Kurtis Brown, Alaina Simons, Ashley Richardson, Beau Haag and Liam Doyle for seizing the initiative in their lives.



   
It's Good To Be Golden
You've had the first glimpses of the new branding. Join us today 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 today? We will host sessions at noon and 12:30 p.m. on Friday in 312 MSU. Follow the details in the Daily Brief later in the week.
                University Marketing  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m. Research & Teaching:  The Inner Workings of the HoloLens, OM 158
11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Spring Graduation Festival, MSU 218
11 a.m. Julia Klein - Thinking Like an Entrepreneur, AF 101
11 a.m. Dr. Carissa Pokorny-Golden, associate dean candidate, College of Education, Beekey 218
11 a.m. Marketing Branding Session, MSU Formal Dining Room
11:15 a.m. MyKU Advising Workshop, Stratton 200
11:30 a.m. Marketing Branding Session, MSU Formal Dining Room

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Low pressure meanders just to our south today contributing to yet another cloudy, dreary day, with periods of rain or rain showers at any time. It’ll be a bit milder, however. Highs in the low to mid 60s. Total rainfall about a quarter to a half inch. Hang in there. That mysterious bright object in the sky returns tomorrow.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


MASCOT MADNESS - AVALANCHE VS IUP'S NORM - VOTE TODAY
www.KUBears.com/VoteAvalanche
Avalanche faces Norm the Crimson Hawk of IUP today, March 28. Voting began at 8 a.m. 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.


 
ALMQUIST WINS BEST POSTER SESSION
Psychology major and WGS minor, Oriana Kramer Almquist, won the Best Poster Session at the LVAIC Women's and Gender Studies Conference 2017 at Muhlenberg College over the weekend.  Her study examined the relationship between death, anxiety and gender.   English major and WGS minor, Shubham Maini, won honorable mention for the best academic paper at the conference.  Congratulations to both women.


 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMPUS
These non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

 


 
TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
You can use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to create online rooms (or meeting spaces) that can be used to hold a virtual, synchronous (real time) class meeting? All you need is a computer with a microphone and an internet connection. Check out our Blackboard Collaborate Ultra webpage for more information on using Collaborate. Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents.
                The Office of Distance Education


 
STUDENT DOCUMENTARY:  "A FALLEN ANGEL"
April 1, 6 p.m.
Electronic Media major Tyler Snyder will present his film, "A Fallen Angel," Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m. in Rickenbach Auditorium. The piece chronicles the life of Shania Rupp, a woman from Topton, Pa., and a KU student who died of a fentanyl overdose in 2016. Rupp's mother has been telling Shania's story in the hopes that it will help prevent others from falling victim to addiction. 


 
SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT APRIL 4
The Kutztown University Symphonic Band will perform Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The ensemble will perform "Music to Tell a Story," with pieces such as Havendance by David Holsinger; Each Time You Tell Their Story, a tribute to those who died in American wars by Pittsburgh composer Samuel Hazo; Festivo by Valclav Nelyhbel; American Riversongs by Pierre LaPlante; Blessed Are They from "A German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms; and Chant and Jubilo by W. Francis McBeth.  For more information visit www.kutztown.edu/music or call 610-683-4550.


 
CONCERT TO PREVIEW SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Department of Music will present an exciting concert preview of the 2017 Kutztown University Chamber Music Festival Sunday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert features KU faculty, pianist Maria Asteriadou and violinist Kurt Nikkanen, joined by guest artist, distinguished cellist Daniel Gaisford. The program will feature duos for violin and cello by Kodaly and Handel-Halvorsen. In the second half of the performance, all three artists will join forces for a performance of Beethoven's monumental Archduke Trio.


 
WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT
April 27, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Wind Ensemble will present "Music of Recollections, Memories, and Sentimentals," Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will include the Pennsylvania premiere of Morning Rush by J.R. Trimpe, a fast-paced composition that captures the spirit of an intense morning commute; Colonial Song from Sentimentals No. 1 by Percy Aldridge Grainger; and La Forza Del Destino Overture by Giuseppe Verdi. The Wind Ensemble will also present Illuminations by Mark Camphouse which honors the life and legacy of Robert D. Jorgensen, professor of music emeritus and director of bands emeritus at the University of Akron, who passed away in 2015.  KU Director of Bands Daniel Neuenschwander was a student of Jorgensen.  KU was one of the commissioning institutions for Camphouse's piece.  The ensemble will close with Barnum & Bailey's Favorite (March) by Karl L King. This classic American circus march honoring the closing of Barnum & Bailey's circus this year.  For more information visit www.kutztown.edu/music or call 610-683-4550.


 
TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM
Please excuse students from the TRIO Student Support Services Program attending a cultural field trip to New York City this Wednesday, March 29. They will spend the day visiting the Museum of Natural History, experiencing culturally diverse food, and attending a Broadway show. For confidentiality reasons, students' names have been omitted from this posting. Students are responsible for communicating with professors about any missed work. If you have any questions about whether specific students attended or about the trip in general, please contact Loriann Irving at irving@kutztown.edu, director of the TRIO Student Support Services Program.

 

 

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

SPRING GRADUATION FESTIVAL
March 28
KUSSI is sponsoring the Spring Graduation Festival today from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, 218 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, please plan ahead.


  
OPEN FORUM
March 28, 11 a.m.
All faculty and staff are invited to an open forum, 11 - 11:45 a.m., to meet a candidate for the position of associate dean, College of Education.
                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. Register for Entrepreneurial Leadership Week at 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 AND 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 158 OM, 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 Tuesday, March 28, at 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. in 200 Stratton.
                Holly Fox, director, Enterprise Software Development


 
LGBTQ AND OTHER SOCIAL JUSTICE THEMES DISCUSSION
March 28, 3 p.m., 183 MSU
Kutztown University's Frederick Douglass Institute cordially invites you to join us for our upcoming discussion about LGBTQ and other social justice themes represented in our National Parks. Our guest speaker will be Megan Springate, who is a specialist in historical archaeology. Pizza and beverages will be served. We hope to see you there.
                Maria Sanelli, director, KU Frederick Douglass Institute


  
BAKE SALE
March 29, 10 a.m.
The Geographical Society is having a bake sale Wednesday, March 29, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Start your day with something sweet. Thank you for supporting the Geographical Society.
                Department of Geography


  
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CAREER DEVELOPMENT DAY
March 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Criminal Justice Career Development Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,Wednesday, March 29, in 218 MSU. Please encourage all KU students interested in pursuing a career in the social services fields to attend this career day to learn from numerous professionals, many of whom are KU alumni. A keynote speaker and 18 panelists will provide insight on: state/local/city police, probation, courts: administrators, prosecutors and public defenders, private and non profit agencies, corrections, federal law enforcement and security and asset protection.
                Linda Kerschner, Career Development Center


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, 153 MSU. Tickets are $15 for KU students and $30 for non-KU students. 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 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Recreation Center, with more than 35 vendors and free assessments. Staff and faculty, stop at the Wellness Committee's table for a gift and information on how to earn Healthy U points.
                Dolores Hess, Health and Wellness Services


 
WHY SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN G.I.S., GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS?
March 30, 11 a.m., 260 Boehm
The Geographical Society of Kutztown University invites all majors, faculty and staff to come experience our guest speaker, KU alumna Mr. Grant Ervin, Deputy Geographic Information Officer, Office of Innovation and Technology, City of Philadelphia. Grant will talk about how GIS is used in a variety of ways in the workplace. If you are a Business, Criminal Justice, Geography, Political Science major or anything in between you won't want to miss this. GIS courses are offered every semester and open to all majors.


  
ANNUAL WOMEN VETERANS' LUNCHEON
March 30, 11 a.m.
The Veterans Services Center and Women Veterans Committee proudly present our Annual Women Veterans Luncheon 11 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 30, 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 11 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 157 MSU. Please join us. 
                KU Commission on the Status of Women


 
CAROL DIGNAZIO IS RETIRING
March 30, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
After 42 years of service to KU, Carol Dignazio, secretary, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, is retiring. Her last day is Friday, March 31. To celebrate, the department invites members of the campus community to stop by 318 Old Main A-Wing for a slice of cake and to congratulate Carol on her retirement 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30.
                Steve Lem, chairperson, Department of Political Science and Public Administration


 
ALLIES DRAG SHOW TO FEATURE SHANGELA
March 30, 7 p.m.
Allies of Kutztown University will present their annual Allies Drag Show 7 p.m., Thursday, March 30, in Schaeffer Auditorium. This year's show, sponsored by the Association of Campus Events, will feature special guest Shangela. The show will also feature many other professional and student drag performers. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Trans Lifeline. Shangela is most commonly known from participating and making it to the top five contestants on two seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race. Since then Shangela has made several television appearances, being featured on shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, Glee and the Community. For more information on this event please contact Christine Price, director of the GLBTQ Resource Center at price@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4655.


 
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 260 BH, Lance Hawk will address concerns with the Clouds. He will also be discussing the latest forensics tools and processes. Lance Hawk has more than 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 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 may 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-guarde 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 2 - 4 p.m., Sunday, March 26. 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 2 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 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


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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