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March 3, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

Marishika Wright Esther-Jafari Haymon Scholarship
MCC GRADUATE ASSISTANT RECEIVES ESTHER-JAFARI HAYMON SCHOLARSHIP
Please congratulate Multicultural Centers' Marishika Wright for receiving the Esther-Jafari Haymon scholarship awarded during the 47th Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE), Friday, February 24, 2017. The scholarship, named after the first chair of the PBCOHE scholarship committee was awarded to Marishika for her academic excellence, extra curricular activities and leadership and interpersonal qualities. We applaud her for her achievements.
                Rhonda Branford, Director of Multicultural Services, MCC
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Diversity Conference, MSU 218

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

A weak mid-level atmospheric disturbance to pass during the day. There may be enough uplift associated with this system for a late morning to early afternoon rain shower. Mostly cloudy conditions are expected. High temperature near 40. Winds west at 8-15 mph. Rainfall less than .1".

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


DAILY BRIEF READER SURVEY - FINAL DAY
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                University Relations



SPRING BREAK HOURS
If your area has adjusted hour during the week of spring break, please submit them to the Daily Brief by Friday. We will publish them next week.  Thank you.
                University Relations



WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR FRIENDS LIKE YOU
Thank you for your love and support at this difficult time. Your generosity and thoughtfulness in honor of Nathaniel's memory touched us deeply. May God bless you.
                Art and Donna Chaffee



KU ALL-STEINWAY STATUS FEATURED ON PCN
Sunday's episode of the State System's Infinite Opportunities will include a feature on KU's status as an All-Steinway School. Tune in at 9:30 a.m. on PCN.



LARGE ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL COMING THIS SUMMER
July 9 - 15, Applications Due June 15
The KU Department of Music will host a Large Ensemble Festival for orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band July 9 - 15. It is open to students entering freshman year of high school through graduating seniors with at least three years of music studies. Participants will be able to perform with some of the best and brightest musicians in the region. Numerous faculty and student concerts will be held daily. In addition, students can take elective classes in a variety of other areas.  The deadline to apply is June 15. For complete information visit https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/visual-and-performing-arts/majors-and-minors/music/concerts-and-events/ku-large-ensemble-festival.htm 




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
March 4, 3 p.m.
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.



SPRING 2017 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MATH OPEN HOUSE
March 4, 8 a.m.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology and Math Open House on Saturday, March 4. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel. The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math and technology research and academic facilities. For more information, please visit:  http://www.kutztown.edu/sciopenhouse, or call the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Ext. 3-4305.
                College of Liberal Arts & Sciences



TRAVEL TO NYC ON THE ART BUS
March 4 and April 22
The art buses are scheduled for Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, April 22. Departure from MSU parking lot at 9 a.m. Drop off is near the art museums. The trip cost for each person is $20. Open to KU students first, then non-students can sign up on the Monday prior to the scheduled trip so long as seats are still available.  *admission to museums not included*
March 4 trip ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7.  Non student ticket sales open Monday, Feb. 27.
April 22 trip ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 4.  Non student ticket sales open Monday, April 17.
All ticket sales take place in MSU 153, the Office of Student Involvement. Cash or check written to KUSSI accepted for payment.  The office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 



IRENA RAVITSKAYA RECITAL
March 6, 7:30 p.m., Georgian Room
Russian Pianist Irena Ravitskaya will perform a free and public recital at KU, on Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room. The recital is free and open to the public, and will feature works by Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner and Prokofiev. Dr. Irena Ravitskaya enjoys a dynamic performing and teaching career that has taken her across Europe, Asia, and South and North America. Irena Ravitskaya has given notable performances around the world as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has played at venues such as the Castello Della Rovere, Casa Orfeo, and Niccolò Paganini music conservatory, and the Centro Cultural Borges.
                Daniel Immel, Department of Music



PET THERAPY
March 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Come and get some puppy love on Tuesday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to noon in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break from studying and come and get some "canine therapy." This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too! 
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services



UNITED STATES ARMY WOODWIND QUINTET
March 23, 7:30 p.m.
The United States Army Woodwind Quintet will present a concert at Kutztown University on Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Founded in 1996, The U.S. Army Band Woodwind Quintet is one of the Army's premiere chamber ensembles. An element of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," the quintet is frequently called upon in support of high-level military and civilian events at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, and other locations around Washington, DC.



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.


 

 

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.  Follow the Golden Bears all weekend at www.kubears.com


 
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 - Andre Reed Stadium (Stats)

PSAC MEN'S BASKETBALL FINAL FOUR - at Indiana University (PA)

Saturday, March 4 - Semifinals
1 p.m.   Kutztown vs. Gannon (Stats | Video)

Sunday, March 5 - Championship (if victorious Saturday)
3 p.m.   KU vs. winner of IUP/Shippensburg (Video)

 

 


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