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November 30, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

KU Geology Students in the news 

Kutztown University Geology majors in Dr. Laura Sherrod's General Geophysics course were featured twice in Chester County's Daily Local News recently.  The class visited the Historical Society of Phoenixville on Friday, Nov. 13, to perform geophysical surveys in the courtyard of the church.  They were invited by the Historical Society to locate unmarked burials with noninvasive surveys using a magnetometer and ground penetrating radar.  Students from the course will take the results of the project to a national geophysical conference in the spring.  

Read Story 1
http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20151114/kutztown-prof-students-use-technology-for-cemetery-study

Read Story 2
http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20151122/kutztown-university-students-find-graves-may-have-been-left-behind

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

10 a.m.

College of Business Associate Dean Candidate, AF 102

7:30 p.m.

Chamber Ensemble, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure in eastern Canada will provide for partly cloudy skies. Clouds will begin to build later in the day ahead of an approaching warm front. High temperature in the mid 40s. Northeast winds at 5-7 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.)

In November 1934 it announced that Kutztown State Teachers College will build a new athletic facility on south campus, site of the present Andre Reed Stadium.  The new facility will include a 233-foot concrete and wooden grandstand with a capacity of approximately 800, a quarter-mile cinder track and a new field for football and field hockey.  The project costs $29,000 and will be funded by the State Emergency Relief Board.  A similar project had been started in 1933 but was left incomplete due to a lack of funds. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


COB ASSOCIATE DEAN SEARCH
The campus community is invited to greet the third of three candidates selected for interview of the Associate Dean for the College of Business position. 
Your comments and feedback are welcome and surveys will be collected.  Supervisors are asked to encourage staff members to attend the open sessions.  
Resumes are available for review at: College of Business Associate Dean Search.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

CANDIDATE

Nov. 30, 2015

10 a.m.

AF 102

Candidate C

 


  
GRACE HILL RETIREMENT
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to celebrate the retirement of Grace Hill, director, Women's Center and the GLBTQ Resource Center on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.
                Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach. 


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

20150226
Clerk Typist 2
Admissions
Posting End Date: 12/14/2015

20150221
Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 12/4/2015

20150220
Custodial Worker 1 - 3rd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 12/4/2015

20150222
Purchasing Agent 1
Procurement Services
Posting End Date: 12/4/2015

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


  
UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING DEC. 3
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 4 p.m. in AF 103.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm
Light holiday refreshments will be available beginning at 3:30 p.m.  Food will be collected for distribution at Friend, Inc.  They are in need of pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, soups, canned fruit, macaroni & cheese, and rice.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


  
ACADEMIC IMAGES EXHIBIT
The Rohrbach Library presents Academic Images, a photo exhibit by Dorothy Siravo.  Please join us for a gallery reception on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 4:45 p.m. in the library on the 1st floor across from the Book & Brew.
                Martha Stevenson, director of library services, Rohrbach Library


 
PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING DEC. 4
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Friday, Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m. in Graduate Center 200.   Professor Deanna Smith, Philosophy Department, Lehigh Carbon Community College, KU alumna, will speak on
Are We Free To Be Happy?
Dinner reception follows. All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Joshua Steinberg, president; Allan Bäck, advisor


 
KU STUDENT RECEIVES TEMPLE UNIVERSITY STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
KU student Alexis Carson has received a $2,000 scholarship from Temple University for her study abroad program at Temple's Rome campus in the spring 2016 semester. Alexis is studying Art Education and has a minor in Art History. Direct your students to the KU study abroad website to find more information about study abroad programs and scholarships at www.kutztown.edu/studyabroad or email studyaway@kutztown.edu.
                Nicole Becker, interim associate director, International Admissions


  
FIELD TRIP - PLEASE EXCUSE STUDENTS
The following students will be on a Taxonomy of Vascular Plants class field trip to Longwood Gardens on Monday, November 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please excuse them from any missed classes and allow them to make up any missed work. Thank you.

Kristi Allison, Laura Bugyi, Sara Digiampaolo, Justin Dillard, Katelyn Farrall, Kimani John, Ben Johnson, Brooke, Leister, Cathryn Pugh, Antoinette Ritrovato, Evan Sisti, John Stoverink, Leyla Terreros, and Evan Williams
                Carol C. Mapes, professor, Department of Biology


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