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November 30, 2016


The Daily Brief

Dr. David Beougher named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Kutztown University

KU has named Dr. David Beougher dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences effective immediately.  Beougher has served as interim dean since March, 2015.  Beougher served as associate dean for the college since 2012.  Prior to that he was an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy at West Point and chair of the Department of Military Science and Leadership at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.  He has had articles published on a variety of topics including medieval warfare and military logistics. 

Beougher retired from the United States Army in 2012 with more than 22 years of service.  He held positions, primarily dealing with logistics and strategical planning, in Turkey, Haiti, Somalia, Kuwait, Germany, Iraq and Korea.  He is a two-time recipient of the Omar N. Bradley Historical Research Fellowship. Beougher holds a bachelor's degree in modern European studies and American history from Vanderbilt University, Nashville.  He earned a master's degree in history and a doctorate in medieval history from the Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pa.  Read the media release here.  



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10 - 11:45 a.m. Computer Science Senior Presentations, MSU 157
1 - 4 p.m. Computer Science Senior Poster Session, MSU 157




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

Strong low pressure will move over the Great Lakes and drag a cold front through the region. Rain likely in the morning. Showers likely by the afternoon. Temperatures will be above average for this time of year. High temperature near 60. Winds south at 5-8 mph. Rainfall between .25-.5".




This is a reminder that actual mileage should be calculated from the university to the destination unless you are leaving from your residence and the mileage from your residence to the destination is shorter.  Reimbursement is always for the shorter distance.  No receipts are necessary.  You must attach an explanation to your reimbursement request form if you are requesting reimbursement for mileage that is more than the shorter of the distance from the University to your destination or your home to your destination. Any questions, we can be reached at x34147 or x64243.  Thank you.
                Accounts Payable Office


Kutztown University Jazz Ensemble I has just released a new CD, "Hello Again."  As always, the CD features a blend of old a new pieces for jazz orchestra, but this time, we're leaning a little more toward the old.  The CD includes pieces made famous by Glenn Miller ("When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo") the great old standards "Tain't What You Do" (It's the Way that You Do It), "Route 66" and "Cherry Pink," made popular by Perez Prado. 

On the more modern side, the CD includes "Epistrophy" by Thelonious Monk, a new arrangement of "All the Things You Are" by the fabulous arranger for the Airmen of Note, Mike Tomaro, as well as several pieces never before been recorded that were written by the founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival, Don Schamber.  Jazz Ensemble I was asked to record these pieces for the publishing company Really Good Music.  Let me know if you'd like a copy of the CD and we'll deliver them ASAP.  If you can, a donation of $10.00 to KU Jazz Studies would be nice, but certainly not necessary.  All proceeds go to KU Jazz Studies.
                Kevin Kjos, director, Jazz Studies


Nov. 30, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Computer science students will be presenting their senior projects today, Nov. 30 in MSU 157. The presentations will be 10 - 11:45 a.m. and the poster session will be 1 - 4 p.m. Please stop by to see computer science student projects.
                Lisa Frye, chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology


Dec. 1, 11 a.m.
Candidate Search Open Forum: Director of International Admissions and Services
Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in MSU 250


College of Visual and Performing Arts' Faculty First Thursday. Dr. Angela Cirucci, Communication Studies, will be presenting: "Beyond "Lurkers" and "Nonlurkers": Investigating Social Network Site Usage Habits, Personality, and Self-Concept" Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. In her talk, Dr. Angela Cirucci, will explore what interaction and non-interaction (lurking) looks like in our contemporary digital media landscape where users can post, like, share, and comment on posts, images, and news content. All are welcome to attend, learn about the work our college faculty are doing and participate in the discussion.
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts


Dec. 1, 4 p.m., 102 AF 
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in 102 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate


Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., 101 AF
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration invites members of the campus community to its panel discussion, "Let's Talk Politics: Election 2016," Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5-7 p.m. in 101 AF. The panel will feature several members of the department who will discuss the implications and ramifications of the 2016 election. An audience question and answer session will follow the panel's presentation. For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Lem at
                Steve B. Lem, chairperson, Department of Political Science and Public Administration


Dec. 6, 9 -11 a.m.
The Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs will host Dr. Tom Green, AACRAO for a workshop on Strategic Enrollment Management planning on Tuesday, Dec. 6. All are welcome to attend from 9 - 11 a.m. in 103 Academic Forum. For more information on the presenter, please follow this link:
                Enrollment Management and Student Affairs


Do you want to know who the leading researchers in your field are and what they are working on? If so, you should check out the Rohrbach Library's newest database-Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature (indexes over 21,000 journal titles).  Scopus includes a citation analysis feature that counts the number of times an article is cited in other works to measure the impact of a publication or author. Scopus has strong coverage in the health and physical sciences, but it also includes the life science and social science fields.
Link to Scopus:
For more information contact Bob Flatley:
                Dan Stafford, Rohrbach Library





Friday, Dec. 2 7:30 p.m.             Wrestling vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Arena   


Kutztown will play No. 1 Western Washington (22-0-1) in the ­­Final Four, hosted at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo., tomorrow, Dec. 1. The winner advances to the National Championship on Saturday, Dec. 3 to play the winner of No. 2 Grand Valley State (22-1-1) and No. 5 Columbus State (21-2).  Read the complete story here. 



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