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November 24, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade 

KUMU TO APPEAR ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA
KUMU & KU STAFF IN PHILADELPHIA THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
Thursday morning will be an exciting one for Kutztown University.  The KU Marching Unit drum line and color guard have been asked to perform on Good Morning America, live at 8:30 a.m. The entire band will then march in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade which steps off immediately after their Good Morning America performance.  In addition two of our KU staff members will be balloon handlers.  Stacey Gambler (Communication Studies) and Tracy Reidenhour (Art Education& Crafts) will escort Strawberry Shortcake through the parade.  

You can watch everything on 6 ABC Philadelphia or your local ABC affiliate.  The festivities will also stream live on www.6abc.com should your local station not carry the parade for some reason.


Kaley Miller "Geometry of small-scale fluid/gas conduits" Geological Society of America 2015

Kaley Miller (left), a geology major, presented a paper titled Geometry of small-scale fluid/gas conduits: Lake Powell, Hite, Utah. Dr. Laura Sherrod and Dr. Edward Simpson and KU geology majors Emily Bogner, Ryan Higgins, Margarete Malenda and David Vales were co-authors. The paper was presented at the 2015 National Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Baltimore, Md. on Nov. 3.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m.

Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter, Career Development Center

2 p.m.

Institutional Climate Committee, Old Main 3

6 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Chestnut Hill, Keystone Arena

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Cold high pressure continues Tuesday providing mainly sunny skies and highs in the mid-40s. West winds around 5 mph, increasing slightly in the afternoon.
 

 

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.)

November 1895:  The people of Kutztown petition the faculty of Keystone State Normal School to hold a football game on Thanksgiving.  The request is declined and the school remains closed for the week in honor of the holiday.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


HOLIDAY WEEK HOURS
Please note the following departments will operate with special hours this week.

Dining Services
Thanksgiving Break Hours are posted on our website Kutztown.campusdish.com.
We will run modified hours Tuesday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 29.
Resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 30

Copy Center
Wednesday, Nov. 25; 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday; Closed
Resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 30

Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
Tuesday, Nov. 24; 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m., 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25; 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday; Closed
Sunday, Nov. 29; 7 - 10 p.m.

McFarland Student Union
Tuesday, Nov. 24; 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25; 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - Sunday; Closed
Resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 30

Student Recreation Center
Tuesday, Nov. 24; 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 25; 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday; Closed
Sunday, Nov. 29; 1 - 11 p.m.


  
HONORS PROGRAM STUDY ABROAD
The Honors Program is pleased to announce this years' recipients of the PASSHE 2016 Summer Study Abroad Program: The Road to Santiago: A Medieval Pilgrimage from Leon to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. They are junior Heather Browne (BSED  SPU/VI/ELED PreK-4) and freshman Felicia Trievel ( BS Psychology/BA Spanish). The alternate is senior William Harwi (BSED SEU/MATH). Please extend congratulations to all three.
                Johanna Forte, director, Honors Program


 
INSTITUTIONAL CLIMATE COMMITTEE
The Institutional Climate Committee will meet at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 24, 2015 in Old Main 3. On the agenda are the diversity dialogue/trust talks program and the Ombudsperson position. All are welcome.  
                Jo Cohen, ICC chair


  
ARTHUR AND ISABEL WIESENBERGER FACULTY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
The KU Alumni Relations office is accepting nominations for the Arthur and Isabel Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.  This award is presented annually to one faculty member who has served Kutztown University in a manner which sets him or her apart from faculty colleagues. Any current full-time tenured faculty member at Kutztown University is eligible for nomination. Nominations may be submitted by anyone associated with Kutztown University: faculty members, administrators, staff, students and alumni. The award is presented during the opening day ceremony of the fall semester. The recipient will receive $2,000 and a plaque.  You may also download a nominations form online at http://www.kutztownufoundation.org/alumni/wiesenberger-faculty-award . Deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016. Please contact the alumni relations office with any questions at 610-683-4110 or via email at info@kutztownUfoundation.org.


  

DOROTHY CRAWSHAW
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Dorothy Crawshaw, former director of the university's health center from 1970 - 1990.  Information on services is not available.  The complete obituary can be found at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?n=dorothy-crawshaw-sturm&pid=176576556&fhid=28247


  
TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
D2L has a built-in audio feedback tool for Dropbox submissions? Are you overwhelmed by student submissions at the end of the semester? Do you spend countless hours writing out feedback for students? The audio feedback tool can save you time! Instead of writing out feedback, you can record a voice narration of feedback. Not only does this save you time, it also makes the feedback more personal for the learner! The Audio Feedback guide outlines the steps to create audio feedback. The Audio Feedback video demonstrates the process.  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


  
JAZZ ENSEMBLE RECITAL
KU Jazz Ensemble I will be performing on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. (next week, can you believe it?) in the INTIMATE space of the Black Box Theater, located in Schaeffer Auditorium right below the lobby.  This is a free but ticketed event, due to the limited seating.  Tickets may be obtained at the McFarland Student Union information desk.  Give me a call if you need more information at 31583 or send me an email at kjos@kutztown.edu
                Kevin Kjos, director, Jazz Studies

 

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 https://www.kutztownufoundation.org/forms/hall-of-distinction.​  
The deadline for submission is Dec. 1, 2015. For more information, email Faith Linsky, Director of Annual & Reunion Giving at linsky@kutztownUfoundation.org.
 

 

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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