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May 9, 2017

 

The Daily Brief

 
Jiao Xu, of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award.

Jiao Xu, of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, has been awarded a Copper Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Award.  XU is graduating this month with a degree in mathematics. She received the award for her successfully completed research projects. She has presented her research, which was mainly focused on probabilities, and her findings at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the East Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematics Association of America and the Third Annual Larry Mugridge Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Research in spring 2016, where she won a gold medal.  Xu also received a Carole and Ray Neag Undergraduate Award for her research, a Department of Mathematics Scholarship and has been inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society. After graduating, Xu plans to be an actuarial scientist.
 


   
Photo by Reading Eagle: Susan Keen | The 2017 Business Idea Challenge second-place team from KU, on right side, is, Hailee Cruz, seated; Cassidy Russo; and Caitlin George, right. Not pictured is Allison Geist.
Photo by Reading Eagle: Susan Keen | The 2017 Business Idea Challenge second-place team from KU, on right side, is, Hailee Cruz, seated; Cassidy Russo; and Caitlin George, right. Not pictured is Allison Geist.  

KU took top honors at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Business Idea Competition in April.  After several months of work, assessments and winnowing out from the hundreds of submissions, the judges awarded 2nd and 3rd place to two KU teams:  3rd place: Magnifiscent Candles - The Business Idea was to expand the existing Magnifiscent Candles business by selling subscriptions to people who would get a "Candle of the Month" sampler every month.  The team members are:  Caitlin Bodner (team captain),  Kelsey Dick,  Amber Albert, & Kara Greiss.  2nd place: Rosè  - The business idea was to have a beauty salon/cocktail bar that pampered clients and held bridal showers and other parties.  The team members are: Caitlin George (Team Captain), Cassidy Russo,  Hailee Cruz & Allison Geist.    The announcement was made in the Reading Eagle Business Weekly: http://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/chamber-announces-business-idea-winners http://www.readingeagle.com/business-weekly/article/entrepreneur-caitlin-bodners-candle-products-are-made-by-hand-from-soy
   


 
Harleigh Ortman and Alex GreenDr. Greg Hanson, Dr. Lynn Kutch, Dr. Christine Núñez
L to R:  Harleigh Ortman, Alex Green, Dr. Greg Hanson, Dr. Lynn Kutch, Dr. Christine Núñez​ 
 

On Tuesday, May 2, Harleigh Ortman and Alex Green were inducted into Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society, which "seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship."  ​Dr. Christine Núñez, chair of Modern Language Studies, was also inducted as an honorary member.
                  Lynn Marie Kutch, Ph.D.


     
The First 37 inductees of the National Transfer Honor Society – Tau Sigma were honored last week at a ceremony in the MSU.

The First 37 inductees of the National Transfer Honor Society - Tau Sigma were honored last week at a ceremony in the MSU. Guest speakers included Dr. Warren Hilton, vice president for enrollment management and student affairs who helped to establish the chapter on campus and Mr. William Jefferson, associate professor.  Congratulations to Briana Zdradzinski (Student Founder), Kiana Alvarado, Anneliesse Braden, Austin Bragg, Christopher Camuso, Alexandria Flor, Ashley Gebhard, Brett Girardi, Erin Gollie, Lana Gonzalez, Courtney Green, Kevin Gruning, Beau Haag, Olivia Haas, William Hailey, Rachael Hall, Shelbi Heffner, Abigail Hurd, Jasmine Jones, Keith Kirk, Katelyn Manwiller, Tabitha Martinez, Brittany Miller, Kyle Mitchell, Charles Myers, Alex Posipanko, Derrick Reinert, Bethany Riley, Carmen Rodriguez, Kristyn Rohrer, Sarah Sacasa, Tiffany Sauber, Katelyn Shappell, Amber Steet, Nicole Teklits, and Christine Wolfe.   

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Don't Throw That Out, Women's Center, OM 3)
12 - 2 p.m. Dr. Anita Meehan Retirement Celebration, MSU 250
1 - 3 p.m. Claire Van Ens Retirement Celebration, OM Lobby (Near Women's Center)
2:30 p.m. Director of First-Year Experience Open Forum, AF 101

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Chilly high pressure provides another day not unlike yesterday. Partial sunshine. At times copious big, puffy clouds caused by rising and sinking air, and the off chance of a very isolated sprinkle. Overall a decent looking and feeling day, albeit on the cool side for early May. Highs in the low 60s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


KU CAMPUS STORE
Stop by KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace now through this Saturday to save an additional 25% off clearance items. Discount applies to apparel, gift, art and tech clearance.




SIGMA DELTA PI INDUCTION
Sigma Delta Pi recently inducted new members at KU.  SDP, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is an organization that recognizes, encourages, and supports excellence in the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Membership is offered to Spanish majors and minors who meet the minimum grade and credit requirements. The KU chapter of SDP, along with its sister club The Organization for Latino Awareness, also provides opportunities for leadership as well as campus and community involvement. 
Congratulations to Laura Berkel, Verenice Cervantes, Mariel Cordero-Ledesma, Kimberly DeLaTorre, Zoe Hudzik, Alaina Klause, Justin Maurer, Jonathan Orellana, Nektaria Papadopoulos, Sophia Rubio, Suzanne Selman, Angelina Sirak, Felicia Trievel and Michelle Vargas. 


 
TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
You can copy your course content to another course shell? With the end of the semester upon us, the Fall 2017 semester is undoubtedly in the back of your mind! If you are teaching the same course, or if you just want to reuse some of your course content, you can quickly copy all or select content into your new course. The Course Copy article outlines the process of copying course content.  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


 
KU PRINT CENTER ONLINE ORDERING TIP
Reminder that you will need a department and cost center for all orders. If you need help please contact:
Kristin Ihling, budget manager, 219 Stratton Administration Center, (610) 683-4145 or ihling@kutztown.edu


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

 


 
KUR PROGRAMMING
Tune in at 3 p.m. for Kutztown's weekly campus/community issues talk show "Kutztown Live." Included this afternoon: Lori from the NE Chamber returns with her special bi-weekly guest, along with another great interview in our series of interviews with successful KU alumni. It all happens at 3 p.m. on your award-winning Radio Voice of Kutztown University, KUR. Stream KUR Live at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUR

 

 

MIDDLE STATES MOMENT

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Logo
  

Middle States Moment (No. 13)
Significant progress has been made on the Middle States Self-Study this semester. Second drafts of chapters were received from all seven Working Groups in April. The Steering Committee will now draft the Self-Study report, consolidating Working Group chapters into a single document. The Self-Study draft will be shared with the campus in the fall and feedback will be solicited. The Preliminary Campus Visit by Evaluation Team Chair, Dr. John Ettling, president, SUNY Plattsburg, is set for October 26, 2017. The Evaluation Team visit will take place March 4-7, 2018. For more information on KU's ten-year Middle States Self-Study process, visit www.kutztown.edu/middlestates
 

 

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.
  
COMMUNICATION DESIGN MFA SHOW, MILLER GALLERY
The Communication Design department announces the opening of "Evolve", the MFA design show.  The show is on view from through May 12.


  
DON'T THROW THAT OUT
May 8 - 12
The Women's Center is again sponsoring Don't Throw That Out from May 8 - May 12. The following donations will be accepted: food, personal care items, toys, clothing (no winter clothing), art supplies, paper goods and cleaning supplies. Items can be dropped off at the Women's Center Oasis, Old Main 3, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or at Residence Hall donation boxes.


  
DR. CLAIRE VAN ENS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
May 9, 1 - 3 p.m.
Please stop by the Old Main Lobby, next to the Women's Center, on May 9 from 1 - 3 p.m. and join in the celebration of the retirement of Claire Van Ens, Chair of Communication Studies, former director of Women's and Gender Studies, and former director of the Women's Center. Bring your favorite Claire stories and help shower her with laughter and love.
                Mary J Bononno, University Senate


 
DR. ANITA MEEHAN RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
May 9, noon - 2 p.m.
Please join us in honoring Dr. Anita Meehan, professor and former chair of the Psychology Department. She is retiring at the end of the spring semester. A retirement reception with cake and refreshments will be held on Tuesday, May 9, from noon - 2 p.m. in MSU 250.


 
OPEN FORUM DIRECTOR FOR FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE
May 9, 2:30 p.m.
May 10, 3 p.m.
The search committee for director for First -Year Experience invites faculty, staff and students to open forums with the candidates for this position. Please consider joining us as your feedback is important to the search process. The candidate's resumes are available in the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) Rohrbach Library 26 and also will be available at the open forum.
                                Tuesday, May 9                2:30 - 3:30 p.m. at AF 101
                                Wednesday, May 10       3 - 4 p.m. at MSU 183
                Valerie Reidout, on behalf of the search committee for the director for First -Year Experience


 
THRILL U DAY AT DORNEY PARK
May 12
Dorney Park and Kutztown University have collaborated in the development of an educational experience that will benefit the children of the Lehigh Valley and beyond. We call it Thrill U. Our goal is to provide a stimulating and challenging exploratory experience for high school students. KU will once again participate in a collaborative project that engages future teachers in serious work with leading educators and the community. For science and mathematics teachers, this represents a living classroom replete with experiential activities and a forum for examining the connections between theory and practice. For Dorney Park, this is an opportunity to showcase their outstanding amusement park. No math or physics knowledge required to volunteer! We extend to you the opportunity to participate in our annual Thrill U day that will be held on May 12.  For more information, please contact Dr. Joseph Elias at joseph.elias@live.kutztown.edu.

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

Julie Stratton 
PERFECT GPA LEADS TO PSAC CHAMPION SCHOLAR AWARD FOR TRACK AND FIELD'S STRATTON
Sophomore Julie Stratton was honored with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Women's Track and Field Champion Scholar Award prior to the third day of the 2017 PSAC Outdoor Championships on Saturday. The PSAC Champion Scholar Awards are modeled after the NCAA's Elite 89 award and honor the student-athlete with the top grade point average who is competing at the site of each of the PSAC's 23 team championship finals. The selection criteria for the Champion Scholar Awards is identical to that of the NCAA Elite 89 awards, which honor the student-athlete with the top GPA at each of the championship finals sites of the 89 NCAA championships across all three divisions - I, II, and III. A business administration major, Stratton has a perfect 4.0 GPA through her first three semesters at Kutztown. She is a three-time Dean's List honoree and was a PSAC Scholar-Athlete last season.
 



Jared Luckanitz
LUCKANITZ WINS PSAC CHAMPIONSHIP IN 800M, 1-OF-7 ALL-PSAC PERFORMANCES FOR KU TRACK & FIELD

Jared Luckanitz became the second Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) 800m outdoor champion in KU history on Friday, breaking the 19-year-old school record in the process on the second day of the 2017 PSAC Outdoor Championships. Luckanitz joined Howard Cuff (1994) as the only PSAC outdoor champion in program history as he broke Jason Hilt's school record from 1998 by .62 seconds with a time of 1:56.56. He earned All-PSAC honors with his top-three finish, along with fellow Golden Bears:

·         Brandon Raguz in the pole vault,
·         C.J. Lindsay Jr. in the 100m dash,
·         the 4x800m relay team of Jose Colon-Cruz, Andrew Thompson, Mathew Bianco and Luckanitz, and
·         Ashley Petre in the hammer throw.



SOFTBALL QUALIFIES FOR NCAA TOURNAMENT;
WILL PLAY BLOOMSBURG THURSDAY AT WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

For the 18th time in the last 24 years, the Kutztown University softball team has punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Bears were selected as the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic Region Monday morning, and will play No. 6 Bloomsburg University on Thursday, May 11 at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Unofficial game time is 12 p.m.

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS


MEN'S LACROSSE COMPETES FOR NCLL CHAMPIONSHIP
Over the weekend, the men's lacrosse club competed for the National College Lacrosse League Division II Championship, falling to West Chester 14-9 in the finals.  The club beat Kent State and Lynchburg to advance to the championship game.  Established in 1990, the NCLL is a national men's collegiate lacrosse association and hosts a division I and division II national tournament during the first weekend of May.  The league consists of more than 120 teams in 12 conferences throughout 15 states. 

 

 


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