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March 9, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

On Friday March 3, the Modern Language Studies Department was extremely fortunate to have translator, board certified interpreter, and KU alum, Rodolfo P. Téllez (Rudy), give two sessions on the T & I profession to Spanish and German students. KU alum shares his interpreting talents.
KU ALUM SHARES HIS INTERPRETING TALENTS
On Friday March 3, the Modern Language Studies Department was extremely fortunate to have translator, board certified interpreter, and KU alum, Rodolfo P. Téllez (Rudy), give two sessions on the T & I profession to Spanish and German students, and described how it was his mother who encouraged him to use his bilingual skills. He explained his fascinating work as conference interpreter, for FIFA executive meetings, the U.S. Congress, as well as interpreting for court cases and even in the O.R. interpreting the medical procedures to resident doctors in the Dominican Republic. Our students were even given a demonstration of the tools he uses for simultaneous interpretation.

Rudy is also a faculty member and Coordinator of the Interpreter and Translation Master's degree program at La Salle University, where he teaches, consecutive interpreting, sight translation, and simultaneous interpretation for medical, legal and business settings. He has a bachelor's degree in Communications from West Chester University, and a Master's degree in University Administration from Kutztown University.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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Noon UCC deadline
7:30 p.m. Kutztown University Orchestra, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Another nice day, but some increasing clouds could be noticeable in the p.m. as a clipper approaches. Highs in the low to mid 50s. West winds from 10 to 15 mph. Some light rain or a mix of rain and snow possible overnight tonight.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


UCC DEADLINE
March 9
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held Thursday, March 23. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon on Thursday, March 9.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee


  
ORCHESTRA CONCERT SLATED FOR THURSDAY
March 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Orchestra will be presenting a concert on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The program will feature  Grigoris Vasileiadis, concerto competition winner from the University of Macedonia, Greece in Carl Maria von Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major.  Additional works performed will include:  The Tender Land Suite by Aaron Copland and Finlandia by Jean Sibelius.  The program is free and open to the public. 


  
POSTPONED - EMS CAMPUS-WIDE RESERVATION SYSTEM
Regretfully, the training for Thursday, March 9 needs to be postponed to a later date.  There are some upgrades being done on the EMS Room Reservation system and we would like to have them completed and be assured that everything is working properly before we offer the training.
We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call x34066 or e-mail mccauley@kutztown.edu
                Terry Sitler, Conference Services


 
WELCOME
The McFarland Student Union would like to welcome and congratulate Ms. Jeann Cengeri to the team. Jeann will begin her new role as the reservation coordinator and department secretary on March 20. She brings a wealth of experience working with students, a strong focus on customer service to enhance our mission. Next time you see Jeann, please congratulate her. On behalf of the MSU staff,
                Trisha Scarcia-King, director, MSU


 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The HR Advisory Council is pleased to announce that President Hawkinson has provided us the opportunity to roll out new professional development funds. In addition to the existing Management Professional Development Program, we have now gone "live" with professional development programs for employees covered by the AFSCME and SCUPA bargaining units. Please visit Professional Development & Training for more information on the programs and application process. Should you have any questions, please contact Alexis Martin in Human Resources at extension 34872.
                Alexis Martin, Human Resources


  
MYKU ADVISING WORKSHOP
Make the most of your time and learn the shortcuts and tips in MyKU. With fall 2017 advising starting, now's 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:

Thursday, March 16 (spring break)           10 - 11 a.m.                         200 Stratton
Tuesday, March 21                                   4 - 5 p.m.                           200 Stratton
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


  
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S SOCCER NEEDS YOUR HELP
To commemorate our historic season, we are looking for 200 of our fans, followers, supporters and/or alumni to donate $1 for every win in our historic 2016 campaign ($20). All funds received from this event will be used toward women's soccer scholarships, equipment needs and expenses incurred during the 2017 spring season. If you are interested in helping us reach our goal of 200 donations, please send a check made payable to KU Women's Soccer and return to: Kutztown Soccer Office, Kutztown University, Keystone Hall, Kutztown, PA 19530. Your support is greatly appreciated.
                Erik Burstein, head coach, Women's Soccer


  
OUT-OF-STATE TUITION REDUCTION UPDATE
Effective immediately, we are pleased to announce that Kutztown University is offering a 40% tuition reduction to all admitted out-of-state students. This reduction will be offered to non-Pennsylvania residents upon acceptance to Kutztown University. This makes the current out-of-state tuition price roughly $10,850, a savings of over $7,000 from last year. Students must remain in good academic standing and complete no less than 24 new credits each academic year to keep this award. This new offer is not retroactive to any existing student at KU and will be offered to students entering as first-time students in the fall of 2017. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with any questions.
                Nancy Wunderly, director, Undergraduate Admissions


  
MULTICULTURAL OVERNIGHT RECRUITMENT EXPERIENCE
The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs is proud to institute a new overnight program M.O.R.E. (Multicultural Overnight Recruitment Experience) The event serves talented, high-achieving high school seniors from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For more information, check out our website:  https://www.kutztown.edu/admissions/accepted-students/more-program.htm. Please welcome our prospective students to the KU community.
                Johnee Border, Financial Aid


  
FACULTY
We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a study about perceptions of mental health on Friday, March 10, 10 - 11 a.m., in 22B OM. Sona-system credits are available to those who qualify through their course.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katie Sternbergh, MSW Candidate at kster083@live.kutztown.edu or Dr. Heather LaBarre, faculty sponsor, at labarre@kutztown.edu  for further information.


  
STUDENT SEEKING SPRING BREAK ACCOMODATIONS
A current KU student is in need of local accommodations during spring break, specifically from March 10-March 19.  If you would consider assisting Amber Steet, please contact her directly at astee687@live.kutztown.edu.   
                Leah Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement


 
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE CLOSED TUESDAY, MARCH 14
The Financial Aid Office will be closed all day Tuesday, March 14 for spring training for our staff. For urgent matters, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 610-683-4133. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15.
                Bernard McCree, director, Financial Aid Services


 
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
The annual Science Olympiad will be held again at KU on Thursday, March 16, with over 40 middle and high schools bringing more than 800 students, teachers, and family to our campus.  We are in desperate need of KU student volunteers!  We need student volunteers to help with a range of responsibilities, from registration to food delivery to event judging.  Any and all help is needed! We'd really appreciate it if you would be willing to advertise in your classes (in any way that works for you) our request for student volunteers. 
                Eric Laub and Joann Monko


  
SPECIALS AND SPRING BREAK HOURS OF OPERATION AT BEAR'S DEN STARBUCKS
Power Lunch: Grab a sandwich, bagged snack, piece of fruit, and a bottle of water for only $8!
$5 for a grande hot coffee and sausage, egg and cheddar, or bacon, egg and Gouda sandwich.
Buy 5 grande brewed coffees, including iced, hot and cold brew, and get a free breakfast sandwich!
Spring break hours of operation: open Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Returning to normal hours Monday, March 20.
                Aramark


 
SPRING BREAK HOURS

Clinical Services
Monday - Friday - 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

McFarland Student Union
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 - Closed
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17 - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 - Closed

Rohrbach Library
Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 - Closed
Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 - Closed

Student Rec Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
Friday, March 10
                Rec Center          6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                Pool                       8 - 9 a.m. and noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 11 - Sunday, March 12
                Rec Center          Closed
                Pool                       Closed
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 17
                Rec Center          6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                Pool                       8 - 9 a.m. and noon - 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 18
                Rec Center          Closed
                Pool                       Closed
Sunday, March 19, normal hours
                Rec Center          1 - 11 p.m.
                Pool                       7 - 10 p.m.

Dining Venues

Location Friday,
March 10
Saturday,
March 11
Sunday,
March 12
SDH
First Floor
Cafe closes at 11 a.m.,
Other Stations close at 6 a.m.
Closed Closed
SDH
Second Floor
6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Closed
Fresh Market
Smoothie
Closed Closed Closed
Cub Café 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Closed
Bear's Den
Starbucks
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Closed
Book & Brew   7:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closed Closed
Forum Food
Court
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Closed Closed

  

Location Monday, March 13 -
Friday, March 17
Saturday,
March 18
Sunday,
March 19
SDH
First Floor
Closed Closed Opens
10:30 a.m.
SDH
Second Floor
Closed Closed 10:30 a.m. -
8 p.m.
Fresh Market
Smoothie
Closed Closed Closed
Cub Café Closed Closed Closed
Bear's Den
Starbucks
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Closed
Book & Brew   Closed Closed Closed
Forum Food
Court
Closed Closed Closed

 


   

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

MEN’S BASKETBALL RANKED IN TOP-10 OF FINAL NABC POLL
MEN'S BASKETBALL RANKED IN TOP-10 OF FINAL NABC POLL
The Kutztown University men's basketball team was ranked in the top-10 of the final National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division II Men's Basketball Rankings of the season that were released on Tuesday. 

 


 
MEN'S BASKETBALL SELECTED FOR NCAA TOURNAMENT
The Kutztown University men's basketball team was selected as the fifth-seed in the Atlantic Region and will play fourth-seed Indiana University (Pa.) in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 11, at top-seed Fairmont State University in West Virginia.  Game time is 8:30 p.m.  This is Kutztown's fifth all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and second in a row. It also earned back-to-back trips in 2009 and 2010 and earned its first-ever trip in 1988.  The winner of Saturday's First Round game will advance to the Second Round on Sunday, March 12. The regional final will take place on Tuesday, March 14.  KU played for the PSAC championship on Sunday, falling in a hard-fought battle against Shippensburg.  Full details on how to follow Saturday's game will be available in Friday's Daily Brief.  For more information go to www.kubears.com.


 
DIETRICH NAMED CHAMPION SCHOLAR
Kutztown University senior Martin Dietrich was honored pregame on Saturday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)'s Champion Scholar award winner for having the top GPA of any player competing at the PSAC Men's Basketball Final Four.  The Champion Scholar is awarded at each of the league's 23 championships, given to the student-athlete at the finals site who has the highest grade point average and has completed at least 48 credit hours. Dietrich carries an impressive 3.92 GPA while majoring in business administration.  A senior, who entered the spring semester with 105 credits, has also been recognized the last three years by the Lehigh Valley Small College Basketball Media Organization as a member of their Scholar-Athlete team.  A native of Maytown, Dietrich has thrived in the classroom while being a part of the two-time PSAC East champion men's basketball team. In four years at KU, he has scored 262 points in 97 career games. A 3-point specialist, he has made 87 career 3-pointers and a 43.5 percent clip, and has grabbed 121 rebounds and dished out 36 assists.  Dietrich is Kutztown's first men's basketball PSAC Champion Scholar, and first overall since women's golfer Kelly Quigley in 2014.

 

 


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