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November 17, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Dr. Lynn Kutch 

Photo L to R: Joan Jensen (FLENJ representative), Dr. Lynn M. Kutch

Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, associate professor of German, Modern Language Studies Department, delivered the invited talk "Using Graphic Novels for Literary Proficiency" at the New Jersey Education Association Convention on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 in Atlantic City, NJ. The talk was organized and sponsored by The Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ). Roughly 75 New Jersey educators from a range of disciplines were in attendance. 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 a.m.

COB Meet the Candidate, AF 101

11 a.m.

Dog Therapy, OM Lobby

11 a.m.

"Standing at the Crossroads" Sarah Weigel, GC 02

7 p.m.

Geography Trivia,BH Lounge

7:30 p.m.

Dimitrios Chandrakis, Violin, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Mainly Sunny and notably cooler than yesterday was. Yesterday, we made it deep into the 60s. Today? Mid 50s at best. This is the result of a back door cool front that moved through since then. Milder weather is in the making again, however. But at the expense of less sun and chances for precipitation later in the week. For now, enjoy the sunshine.

 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

 

In November 1960, Dean of Men John B. White announces a new uniform college ring.  The gold ring with garnet stone replaces the unique customizable rings students could design on their own in the past.  Any junior in good standing could be fitted for the new ring after being approved by the dean.  

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


DEADLINE FOR UCC PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO WED., NOV. 18
Due to the shortness of time between the November meeting of the various College Curriculum Committees and the November deadline of proposal submission to UCC,  submission and editing of proposals to UCC within that timeframe was impractical.  The November deadline for submission of proposals to UCC has been extended to the end of the day of Wednesday, November 18. Please feel free to submit proposals for consideration within this extended timeframe.
                John G. Vafeas, Chair UCC


  
COB ASSOCIATE DEAN SEARCH
The campus community is invited to meet our candidate for the position of Associate Dean for the College of Business. 
This is the second of three candidates (Candidate B) selected for interview.  Thank you for your participation in this search.  Your feedback and comments are welcome and helpful.

DATE    

TIME

LOCATION

CANDIDATE

Nov. 17, 2015

10:00 a.m.

AF 101

Candidate B


All candidate resumes are available for review at: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events.htm


  
DOG THERAPY
The final dog therapy event of the semester will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Old Main Lobby. Several dogs will be in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. 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


  
CELEBRATE GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK
Tuesday events celebrating Geography Awareness Week
11 a.m., GC 02 - "Standing at the crossroads: How an Internship Can Help Map Your Future" Sarah Weigel KU Geography Class of 2013.
7 p.m., Boehm Lounge - Geography Trivia Night - Test Your knowledge of places, peoples, climate and weather. No signups required, just bring your smarts. Prizes to be awarded. Collecting donations of non-perishable foods for "Bear Necessities Closet" to benefit KU students in need.
Tomorrow, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in BH262 Meet & greet reception for  Dr. Matthew Wilson, Assoc. Professor of Geography, Univ. of Kentucky.  6 p.m. lecture "Pay Attention: Mapping and Media". 


  
AFRO-CARIBBEAN COLLISION DANCE GROUP EVENT
On Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Unity Room the Afro-Caribbean Collision Dance Group will present "Heritage Night."  Students and staff are invited to enjoy introductions to KU's newest dance group as they embark on a night filled with history, music, photos, and games to teach you about West Africa and the Caribbean Islands culture, history of dance, and more.


  
GREECE COMES TO KU on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium celebrates the educational exchange agreement between Kutztown University and the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece. Dimitrios Chandrakis, violin, Dimitrios Patras, cello, and Athanasios Zervas, saxophone, joined by KU faculty members Maria Asteriadou, piano, Jeremy Justeson, saxophone, and Susanna Loewy, flute, will perform works by living Greek composers such as Dinos Constantinides, Athanasios Zervas and Simos Papanas. The latter's work Pas de Deux for violin and piano will also feature a special guest appearance by the Turning Pointe School of Ballet with choreography by KU Alumna Jaclyn Gailit-Lutz.
The concert will conclude with Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D minor and is free and open to the public.
                Dr. Maria Asteriadou


  
HEAD SHOT PHOTOGRAPHER AVAILABLE THURSDAY
A photographer will be available for head shot photos for any faculty or staff member needing one on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 2 - 4 p.m. in Old Main 159.  The background is maroon.  Please avoid wearing red or small prints.  If you have any questions please email me at dajohnson@kutztown.edu.  Thank you.
                Dave Johnson, University Relations


  
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
The Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held on Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the President's room of the McFarland Student Union Building. The day will include activities as well as movie showings and discussion, to remember those who have lost their lives in acts of anti-transgender violence. At 12 p.m. the movie Trans will be shown. Trans is a documentary about a personal journey into the transgender world through stories and personal accounts. After the movie, a discussion will be held. At 3 p.m. a second movie, TRANSAMERICA, will be shown. Transamerica is about a male-to-female transsexual who takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, who is now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. A discussion about the movie will follow. This day of remembrance is hosted by student group Allies and the GLBTQ center. For more information contact Grace Hill, director, GLBTQ center at hill@kutztown.edu.


  
TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
You can randomly (or manually) assign users to groups in D2L? With the Groups tool, you can create groups based on number of groups or number of users per group. The Groups Guide will help you set up groups in your course. Want to see a video demonstration of D2L Groups? Check out the Groups video.

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


  
SEEKING PARTNERS IN STUDENT VOTER ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE
The Office of Student Involvement is seeking partners in the plans to host local politicians to campus in spring 2016/fall 2016.   Perhaps you have a particular investment in getting students engaged and getting to the polls as educated voters?  Maybe you are informed on the issues and believe you can contribute to the group constructively? Maybe you want to become more informed and want to engage in the process?  We will begin to meet in January and develop plans.  Please email Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu if you are interested in participating. 


  
JOB OPENINGS
The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

20150214
Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 11/20/2015

20150204
Custodial Worker 1 - 2nd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 11/20/2015

20150193
Custodial Worker 1 - 12 month
HARS - Residence Hall Custodian
Posting End Date: 11/20/2015

Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 . Please direct any questions and comments to http://www3.kutztown.edu/hr/askhr.html  or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources  

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING HOME GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Women's Basketball vs. Cheyney - 5:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Men's Basketball vs. Cheyney - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats  

 

 

 


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