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November 10, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Diego ManzanoRuiz Zachary Kern PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference STEM

3RD ANNUAL PASSHE UNDERGRADUATE STEM RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Mathematics majors Zachary Kern (right) and Diego Manzano-Ruiz (left) each gave an oral presentation on their research results on Saturday, November 5 at the 3rd Annual PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) hosted by Millersville University.  Zachary Kern's talk was entitled "An Empirical Analysis of Three Population-Based Metaheuristics for Solving the Multidimensional Knapsack Problem."  His mentors Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu and Dr. Francis Vasko also attended the conference.  Diego Manzano-Ruiz's talk was entitled "Vertex Coloring Game on Graphs."  His mentor Dr. Tony Wong also attended the conference.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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11 a.m.

Veterans Meet and Greet, 218 MSU
11 a.m. Predatory Journals and Publishers Workshop, 29 RL
11 a.m. Careers in Anthropology, 250 MSU
11 a.m. Travel Around the World, Multicultural Center
6 p.m. English Flash Drama, 223 MSU
7 p.m. Laser Light Show, Planetarium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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


Sunshine returns and we kick off another nice stretch of November weather, although chilly at times. Although it is November, after all. Highs in the mid-50s. Breezy with west winds 5 to 10 mph.   

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


VETERANS DAY FLAG CEREMONIES
Kutztown University's Military Club will mark Veterans Day with two flag ceremonies on Friday, Nov. 11.  At 7:35 a.m. the U.S. flag will be raised and at 4:35 p.m. the flag will be lowered.  Both services will take place at the flagpole in front of Schaeffer Auditorium. The ceremonies, similar to those held at United States military posts around the world, are designed to show respect and reinforce a connection to past and current service. All veterans and current service members are invited to render honors during the ceremonies.  The ceremonies are a part of Veterans Awareness Week at the university.   


  

PROMOTE YOUR EVENT ON THE KU INFORMATION CHANNEL
The newly redesigned KU Information Channel (KUIC) is shown on Kutztown University's Television Channel, KUTV (Service Electric Cablevision Channel 24, 524 HD; Hometown Utilicom 191 and Service Electric 266 in the Lehigh Valley).  To include your event, visit www.kutztown.edu/KUIC.  KUIC operates using Tightrope Media System, which also populates the TV screens seen in the McFarland Student Union. Users who are familiar with the MSU's Tightrope System can request access to submit graphics directly to KUIC. Contact Josh Leiboff (leiboff@kutztown.edu) for more information.


 

HAPPY 241st BIRTHDAY MARINE CORPS
Nov. 10 is the official birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine Corps traces its roots back to the Second Continental Congress in 1775, which established a resolution stating that "two Battalions of Marines be raised" for service as landing forces with the fleet. Semper Fidelis, Latin for "Always Faithful," became the Marine Corps motto in 1883. Semper Fidelis is a permanent reminder that "a Marine will forever live by the ethics and values of the Corps." Marines are elite warriors who courageously and honorably face down the threats of our time. Marines have led the way in every conceivable action, across oceans and on every continent, winning America's battles on land, air and sea. The Marine Corps marks this occasion with an annual Birthday Ball, the reading of a birthday message from the Commandant, and the cutting of a birthday cake. Today we celebrate your proud legacy.
                Office of Veterans Services


 

RESCHEDULED PREDATORY JOURNALS & PUBLISHERS WORKSHOPS
Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
Rohrbach Library and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching are sponsoring the second workshop on predatory journals and publishers. Database Integrity (part II) - On Thursday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. - noon, 29 Rohrbach Library, Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will conduct a hands-on workshop providing faculty with tools to evaluate the legitimacy of particular journals and identify potential journals where they could publish their research. For more information, please contact Ruth Perkins or Gil Clary.


  

CAREERS IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
The Career Development Center will be hosting: Coffee & Convos: Careers in Anthropology on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 11 - 11:50 a.m. in 250 MSU. Representatives from CHRS & AECOM will be attending to talk about career paths within the field of Anthropology. Please register by Nov. 3 by visiting: www.kutztown.edu/kucn


  

TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD: PUMPKINS AND SQUASH
Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
The Multicultural Center presents its next Global Connection program, "Travel Around the World: Pumpkins and Squash" on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in the Multicultural Center. Mr. Daniel Kemper from Rodale Institute, Kutztown, Pa. will give a brief presentation on the various types and uses of pumpkins and squash. There will be information on the history, non-food uses and consumption of these foods as well as sampling of some recipes. All are welcome to attend.
                Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center


  

ENGLISH FLASH DRAMA
Nov. 10, 6 p.m. 223 MSU
The English Department's sponsored Flash Drama, Will Eno's dramatic comedy "Middletown," will have an impromptu reading by students, staff, and faculty Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in 223 MSU, free admission.
Winner of the 2010 Horton Foote Award, "Middletown" is "lusciously written, strangely poignant, dizzingly modern spin on life" (Newsday).
                Carl Seiple, Department of English


  

PINK FLOYD PLANETARIUM LASER LIGHT SHOWS:
"The Wall" Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. - $5 tickets at the door
"Dark Side of the Moon" Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. - $5 tickets at the door


  

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCE LIFE CANDIDATES
An Open Forum for the university community to meet the Director of Residence Life candidates will be held on the following dates:

Candidate 1 ~ Friday, Nov. 11, MSU 250 from 3-4 p.m.
Candidate 2 ~ Monday, Nov. 14, MSU 250 from 2-3 p.m.
Candidate 3 ~ Friday, Nov. 18, MSU 223 from 2-3 p.m.


  

STUDENT ABSENCE
Students from Dr. Shively's Muslim Middle East course (ANT165) will be taking a field trip to the Mosque of the Muslim Association of the Lehigh Valley on Friday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Please excuse the following students:  Jillian Baker, Lindsey Becker, Jacqui Bidwell, Carolyn Ferguson, Craig Hyatt, Kevin Kaminski, Abby-Rae Knappenberger, Brenna Leeds, Tamara Lysak, Dezyree Miller-Rice, Kristyn Rohrer, Savannah Scozzafava, Kaylie Shambo, Andrew Thompson, Katelyn Vega, Alex Walton, Caitlin Weber, Gregory White, Brynn Young, Karissa Zimmerman .
                Kim Shively, Department of Anthropology and Sociology


  

THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK 5TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL WORK IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Nov. 11, 9 a.m.
The Department of Social Work invites you to the 5th Annual Conference on Social Work in the Global Environment, Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Academic Forum. Pre-register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7XD8YWM  
The conference aims to contribute to the local-global perspective in social work, utilizing the strategy: Thinking globally and acting locally. The 2016 conference theme is "Environmental and Ecological Justice, Human Rights and Socio-Economic Justice: Local and Global Response." Presentation topics include but not limited to the following:  Synthesizing sustainability, human rights, and environmental justice: Creating a new synergy for social work; Beyond the Tipping Point: Global Trends and the Implications for Social Policy; Ecological Humanism of the Quran and International Development; Identifying Qualities of Environmental Racism and Effects on Non-Dominant Populations in the United States; Domestic Violence: Human Rights Issue in India; Childhood Lead Exposure and Delinquency: Environmental and Behavioral Risk Factors; Literature Review of Vegetarianism and Veganism from the Perspective of Environmental and Ecological Justice; Childhood Lead Poisoning: What Social Workers Need to Know; Impact of Acculturation on Education and Family Environment among Immigrants and their Children. Visit the Department of Social Work website for additional information: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/departments/social-work/events/social-work-in-the-global-environment-conference.htm
Contact: Barth Yeboah, professor, and chair, Social Work in the Global Environment Conference


 

NOESIS MEETING:  HOW TO USE VIRTUAL ETHICS
Nov. 11, 4:30 p.m.
Noesis will meet on Friday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in 312 MSU. Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, will speak on:  "How to Use Virtual Ethics."
Although virtue ethics is a major moral theory today, it has attracted frequent complaints that it contributes nothing to moral practice. I show how virtue ethics functions in making moral judgments and in moral actions. Noesis, now merged with Shoptalk, is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest. If you would like to receive the material to be discussed or added to the email list, please contact: back@kutztown.edu.
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."
                Allan Bäck, Philosophy


  

FAN BUS FOR PSAC CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL GAME
The Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations office is hosting a bus trip to the PSAC Football Championship on Saturday, Nov. 12, at California University of Pennsylvania. Kickoff is noon.  The bus will depart from the Wiesenberger Alumni Center at 6:30 a.m. If you are interesting in joining us for this historical day, the cost is $40 pp, $30 pp for Football Legacy Club Members, and $10 pp for students. Price includes transportation and price of admission.  For additional information, please contact Cheryl Swavely at Swavely@kutztownUfoundation.org or 610.683.4910.


  

AFSCME MEETING
AFSCME members; Please join us for our monthly meeting, Monday, Nov. 14, 250 MSU. 
                Annette Christman, AFSCME  


 

RACE AND POVERTY IN SCHOOLS
Nov. 14, 5 p.m. Lecture, AF 200
Nov. 15, 11 a.m. Discussion, BK 235
Dr. H. Richard Milner IV will speak at KU as part of the inaugural College of Education Speaker Series.  He is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, professor of education, professor of social work, sociology and Africana studies (all by courtesy), and director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. Milner's research examines practices and policies that support teacher success in urban schools. His work has appeared in numerous journals and he has published five books including "Start where you are but don't stay there" (2010), "Rac(e)ing to Class" (2015) and "Handbook of Urban Education" as co-editor (2013). He also serves as editor-in-chief of the Urban Education journal.


  

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES DEAN SEARCH CANDIDATES
Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will visit campus over the next few weeks. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus. 
http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/liberal-arts-and-sciences/events.htm

Nov. 14-15: Candidate B
Monday, Nov. 14 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Open Forum with Faculty and Staff - TBD
Tuesday, Nov. 15 - 11 a.m. - noon - Open Forum with Students - Sharadin 120
Nov. 16-17: Candidate C
Wednesday, Nov. 16 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Open Forum with Faculty and Staff - TBD
Thursday, Nov. 17 - 11 a.m. - noon - Open Forum with Students - TBD

                College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  

FACULTY RECOGNITION AND ACHIEVEMENT CEREMONY
Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m.
The Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor. Faculty who have received tenure, been promoted, and distinguished themselves during 2015-2016 will be honored. The Chambliss Faculty Research Award and John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will also be presented.
                Carole V. Wells, vice provost


 

SAAC COMPLETES MAIN STREET CLEAN UP
The Kutztown University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again participated in its annual Main Street cleanup, giving back to the community for the fourth straight year.  The KU SAAC has been participating in the Main Street cleanup since 2013, volunteering its time the Sunday morning following homecoming.  Hundreds of KU student-athletes participated in the annual event, cleaning up after Saturday's festivities with gloves and trash bags in hand, trying to show their appreciation for the town and giving back to the Borough of Kutztown.  Please contact SAAC advisor Don Justus via email at justus@kutztown.edu if you would like to know how to get involved or want additional information about the organization.    

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Friday, Nov. 11

1 p.m.   Edinboro vs. Charleston (WV) - Keystone Field (Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament First Round Game) - Live Stats   

Saturday, Nov. 12
3 p.m.   Men's Basketball vs. Penn State Schuylkill - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)   

Sunday, Nov. 13
1 p.m.   KU Women's Soccer vs. Edinboro/Charleston Winner - Keystone Field (NCAA Tournament Second Round - Live Stats | Live Video  

NCAA Tournament Information: www.KUBears.com/NCAASoccer16 The KU women's soccer team was selected as the #2 seed of the NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament. As the #2 seed, KU (17-4) will host the First and Second Rounds on Friday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 13, at Keystone Field. Receiving a bye into the Second Round, the Maroon and Gold will play the winner of third-seeded Charleston (WV) and sixth-seeded Edinboro, who play in the First Round on Friday at 1 p.m. at Keystone Field.  

Sunday's match will be telecast on KUTV by Kutztown University's electronic media department. Fans can watch the game on Service Electric Cablevision Channel 24 and 524 (HD), Hometown Utilicom Channel 191 in Kutztown and eastern Berks Country, and Service Electric Channel 266 in the Lehigh Valley. All games are also available through KUTV's webcast.   


PSAC Championship football game to broadcast State-wide and on ESPN3
SportsFever will carry the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship Football Game on Saturday, Nov. 12, between Kutztown University and California University (PA). Kickoff is at noon.    

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME CLUB SPORT EVENTS
Saturday, Nov. 12
Women's Rugby - 11am vs. University of New Hampshire (USA Rugby Round of 32)
Men's Rugby - 1pm vs. University at Buffalo (Season Finale)
The Rugby Pitch is located on North Campus at 22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, PA

 

 


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