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November 23, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Judy Tallwing

Judy Tallwing, 2015 FDI Scholar-in-Residence, shared her art and life stories with KU Students, staff and faculty as part of the 2015 FDI Fall Discussion Series.


 Haxall and Lanter at NA Society for the Sociology of Sport

Dr. Daniel Haxall (Fine Arts) and Dr. Jason Lanter (Psychology) presented research at the meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport in Santa Fe, New Mexico last week. Dr. Haxall presented his work on the politics of soccer in Mexican art, and Dr. Lanter presented a study examining how athletic identity affects college student motivations and perceptions about education. 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

7:30 p.m.

KU Brass Choir, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure moves in for Monday. Fair skies are to be expected. Temperatures to remain below average. High temperature in low 40s. Winds northwest at 8-13 mph.
 

 

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.)

Nov. 23, 1933:  Russian musician Mischa Tulin brings a remarkable new instrument to Kutztown, the Theremin.  Tulin amazes students with works by Bach and Handel. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

SESQUICENTENNIAL HOLIDAY CONCERTS DEC. 6
The Kutztown University Department of Music will host its celebration of Kutztown's sesquicentennial, holiday concert on Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. The concert will feature performances from Kutztown's Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, University Choir and Bear Voices. Solo performances from the respective groups as well as collaborations with each other will take place.  The concerts are free and open to the public.  Conductors for each performance will include, Jonathan Moser, conducting the Orchestra, Daniel Neuenschwander, conducting the Wind Ensemble, and Hank Alviani, conducting the Choir and Bear Voices. This concert was put together by the Kutztown University Music Department and is a part of the sesquicentennial list of events. For more information please contact Dr. Hank Alviani at alviani@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4553.



  
COPY CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25
On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the Copy Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and reopen at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.


  
PAW PASSES
Need a gift for a student worker or a colleague? A prize for a promotion/event? Paw Passes, loaded with Bear Bucks, is a great holiday gift idea! They come in any amount starting at $5.00. Stop in the KU Card Office, room 107 AF, or download the order form from our website: http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/ku-card-office/bear-bucks/paw-pass.htm


 
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION TRAINING OFFERED
This semester, the Multicultural Center successfully facilitated the diversity and inclusion training, "Inclusion Insights" using the work of Dr. Steve Robbins. Twenty-one students completed the training. As a service to the institution, the Center is offering the training to any interested department or student organization based on their meeting and/or schedule needs.  The series provides insights into learned stereotypes, the brain's physiological and psychological responses new information and people, how even N.I.C.E. people can be unintentionally intolerant and how we can reframe our thinking to enhance our practice of open-mindedness and inclusion. If interested in this three part series, please contact our office at Ext. 34807 for more information.  ​
                Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services


  
HALL OF DISTINCTION: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Kutztown University faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, along with members of the greater Kutztown University community, are invited to submit nominations for individuals to be inducted into the Kutztown University Alumni Hall of Distinction. The KU Alumni Hall of Distinction seeks to recognize individuals who have provided extraordinary service to KU through the selfless contribution of their time, talent and treasure. Through their efforts they have made a significant impact and a genuine difference for the University and for future students. We invite you to nominate individuals who meet these criteria and help us honor their achievements. Please fill out online nomination form. The deadline for submission is Dec. 1, 2015. For more information, email Faith Linsky, Director of Annual & Reunion Giving at linsky@kutztownUfoundation.org.


  
CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Nomination Deadline Feb. 12 - Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate students graduating December 2015 or May 2016 for this prestigious award.  Nominees should exemplify an exceptional individual achievement in one or more of the following areas: 

a) Successfully completed research projects
b) Original artwork of high quality
c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality
d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields
e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics
f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community

Up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) provided by retired faculty member Dr. Carlson Chambliss are issued annually to selected students.  The nomination form can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards. For more information, contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, Associate Provost for Retention and Student Success, at kirshman@kutztown.edu.


  
UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER POETRY CONTEST WINNER - FALL 2015
Antaneyah Johnson/ PW Major
Poem: "Writing"
https://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/
                Patricia Pytleski, University Writing Center


  
KU A LEADER IN VOTER REGISTRATION
KU made it on the leaderboards of TurboVote's university partners both in number of students registered to vote and percentage of student body registered. 639 students from KU registered to vote, placing the university at 12th place in number of students registered, and 7.25% of the student body registered, placing KU at 15th place in percentage of student body registered.  More than 240 universities act as partners with TurboVote to encourage students to register to vote. TurboVote offers many tools and tactics to universities to promote voter registration, and encourages universities to also reach out on their own. This year, TurboVote assisted universities in registering over 30,000 student voters.  For more information about TurboVote and its involvement with universities, visit https://turbovote.org/register.

  

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Women's Basketball vs. Chestnut Hill College - 6 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Nov. 28 - Women's Basketball vs. Penn State Lehigh Valley - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats


  
MAINE POSTS BEST FINISH IN 20 YEARS
Sophomore Steve Maine finished 72nd at the NCAA Division II Men's Cross Country National Championship at Missouri Southern State University on Saturday afternoon, the best national finish for the program in more than 20 years in Maine's first career national run.  Maine ran the wilderness 10K course, where temperatures were below 40 degrees, in 31:02.1. He is the fifth individual national qualifier in program history and posted the sixth-best finish in school history and is the first top-75 runner for Kutztown since Todd Wiley in 1992.
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

WOMEN'S RUGBY
Kutztown University Women's Rugby defeated SUNY Geneseo by a score of 26-17 over the weekend to move on to the Elite 8 in USA Rugby Division II playoffs.  The women were defeated in that round by Bowdoin College 43-24.  Congratulations to the team on another outstanding season.


 
MEN'S RUGBY
KU Men's Rugby fell 38-34 to Indiana over the weekend in the American Collegiate Rugby Championship Bowl Series.  Congratulations to the Golden Bears on their winning of the East Conference Championship this semester.

 

 


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