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March 29, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 
CSI Girls in Computer Science Symposium 2017
The Computer Science and Information Technology Department hosted the first annual Girls in Computer Science Symposium on March 20. Thirty-eight female students from five local high schools attended the event to learn more about careers in computer science. The students attended a cyber café where they spoke to representatives from East Penn Manufacturing, Liquid Interactive, Viddler, the FBI, St. Luke's Health Network, Pursuit Healthcare, FIS, Computer Aide and the KU STEAMworks lab. The event concluded with a computer music and visualization demonstration in the planetarium. One of the high school faculty commented, "The girls really enjoyed talking with the vendors and got a lot out of their time on campus. I hope we can continue chipping away at that STEM gender gap-and experiences like this certainly help the process along."  


   
Evan Weiler and Lisa Schroeder wedding
Please join our office in celebrating the recent nuptials of two of our team members, Lisa Schroeder and Evan Weiler, who became Mr. and Mrs. on Friday, March 24.  Lisa, a KU grad, is an assistant director for financial aid programs and Evan, an assistant director, works with our student loan program. Best Wishes to the newly weds!  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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10 a.m. Bake Sale, Geographical Society, Lobby BH
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Criminal Justice Career Development Day, 218 MSU
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Entrepreneurship Recognition Panel, 200 AF
2 p.m. Men's Tennis vs. Univ. of the Sciences, Keystone Courts

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Canadian high pressure settles in over the region. We should see plenty of sunshine durimg the day. Some slight downsloping to the wind will keep temperatures mild. High temperature in the mid-50s. Winds northwest at 8-10 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

A BIG THANK YOU FROM AVALANCHE
Golden Bear Family,
Thank you all so much for your support this year and the past two years in the State System Mascot Madness competition.   Although we pulled together a record 14,000 votes in the semi-finals this year against Norm, and ended the evening with a 2,000 vote lead, Norm was able to pull away with the victory to advance to the final.  Congrats to IUP and Norm, and good luck against West Chester in the final.   More importantly, I want to thank the entire Kutztown University family for showing your KU Pride in this competition.   We took on the biggest schools in the State System more than once, and are were the first and only two-time Mascot Madness champions.   You are the best and I have no doubt that WE will be back on top again soon!  Sincerely,  Avalanche


 
TINDALL TO PRESENT SPRING CHAMBLISS LECTURE
April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Kutztown University professor of geology, Dr. Sarah Tindall, will deliver the spring 2017 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 183 McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. Tindall will present Minerals, Mountains, and Microcracks. Based on laboratory experiments with sand, clay, plaster and wax, 3D graphs of very small cracks, and extensive field excursions, this lecture explores Earth processes from the microscopic to the mountain-scale, spanning millions of years. Tindall will wander from the 1.4 billion-year-old gemstones of her childhood, through the Mesozoic Era deserts and dunes of Arizona and Utah, and into her KU modeling laboratory where she dissects the ancient history of the Appalachians.


 
SYMPATHY TO THE CORTEZ FUNK FAMILY
Sunday, March 26, Frances Cortez Funk's spouse, Michael, passed peacefully and comfortable in their home after a long journey living with an illness. Michael's services are listed in the link below. The family is thankful for everyone's kindness.
http://www.eliasfuneralhome.com/view_obituary.cfm?id=15642

 

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

TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM
March 29
Please excuse students from the TRIO Student Support Services Program attending a cultural field trip to New York City 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.


  
BAKE SALE
March 29, 10 a.m.
The Geographical Society is having a bake sale 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, Lobby Boehm. 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, 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


  
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.


  
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


  
PHILOSOPHY CLUB
March 30, 11 a.m.
The Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 323 MSU. John Lizza will discuss "Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation." All are welcome and invited to attend.
                Joseph Jedwab, faculty advisor, and Laura Berkel, president


  
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


  
WORLDWINDS - CLARINET AND SHAKUHACHI DUO
March 30, 7:30 p.m.
Worldwinds, a clarinet and shakuhachi duo will perform a recital 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, Georgian Room. The shakuhachi is a Japanese end-blown flute that is traditionally made with the bamboo. Deborah Andrus (clarinet) and Nora Nohraki Suggs (shakuhachi) will present a program by American and Japanese composers. There will be a masterclass before the concert 6 - 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room where participants will get a hands-on experience of what it is like to play the shakuhachi. Join us.
                Soo Goh, Department of Music


  
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, 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


  
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. 


  
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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