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November 13, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief


Tianna Andrews and Dr. Michael DavisGlenn Roedel and Dr. Michael Davis
L to R: Tianna Andrews, Dr. Michael Davis; Glenn Roedel, Dr. Michael Davis

KU Geography majors were quite evident at the Middle States Division of the American Association of Geographers (MSDAAG) annual meeting in Geneseo, New York, October 20-21. Junior Tianna Andrews won the Undergraduate Paper Competition with her submission entitled "Assessment of Mid-Atlantic Atmosphere Instability, 2003-2012." Senior Glenn Roedel won the People's Choice Award for best research poster at the meeting. Her submission was entitled "Hot-Spot Analysis of Murals and Population and Income Variables in Philadelphia, Pa." The following students also presented posters: senior David Connelly, junior Zachary Young; also attending was sophomore Quinn Flory. Keep up the good work, KU Geography.


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

Low pressure to develop east of the Mid-Atlantic and head northward. Early morning precipitation should be mostly liquid but could have some freezing rain mixed in, generally before 8 a.m. Rain should stop by mid-afternoon and we should see some breaks in the clouds from descending air in the Great Lakes. High temperature in the upper-40s. Winds northwest at 5 mph. Rainfall less than .1".  


30% PAWBUCKS at KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace. Check back every day this week for a new sale.

Please join us in welcoming Barbara Rahn to the Academic Affairs division. Effective today, Monday, Nov. 13, Barb begins her new role as information technology contracting and administrative manager. You may contact Barb at 610-683-4862, or
     Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president, Academic Affairs

With the quick change in temperature, we are beginning to get inquiries about winter outerwear from students in need. We are now accepting donations of winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves in gently used and clean condition. Winter boots are accepted, too. Items can be dropped off to Student Involvement located across from the KU Campus Store. All sizes and styles accepted.  Any items not utilized by students will be donated to Friend, Inc. 
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

We have been made aware of a student who is looking for a place to stay during the Thanksgiving break. Please contact Amber if you are able to assist. She can be reached at
     Leah Cassellia, Student Involvement

Nov. 13, noon
The Graduate Council subcommittee on mission and bylaws will meet today, Monday, Nov. 13, at noon in 322 MSU.
    Jo Cohen, Department of Counselor Education

Nov. 13, 3:15 p.m.
The Department of Music will host its annual Woodwind and Brass Day today, Monday, Nov. 13, in Schaeffer Auditorium. We are expecting more than 100 high school students in attendance to work with our music faculty. Music and arts vendors will provide instrument tryout and an instrument repair technician will be on-site as well. The event will culminate with a concert at 3:15 p.m. in the Schaeffer Auditorium. Please welcome them to our beautiful campus. For the most current schedule, go to
     Soo Goh, Department of Music

Nov. 13, 3 p.m.
Candidates for the position of Dean in the College of Visual and Performing Arts 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 on this site.
Candidate C (visiting Nov. 13-14)
Monday, Nov. 13
3 - 3:50 p.m. - Open Forum for Faculty/Staff - Location: AF 103
Tuesday, Nov. 14
11 - 11:50 a.m. - Open Forum for Students - Location: SH 120

Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Come to Clay Club's Class Night to learn to make a carved footed bowl and create a glaze piece to share with your loved ones. Clay Club members have planned two fun projects for you to complete, just in time for the holidays, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in 108 Sharadin. $20 includes two finished pieces, snacks and lots of creativity. To register, contact Finished work can be picked up after Monday, Dec. 4.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art Education and Crafts

Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Come join us on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium for an exploration of romantic and contemporary chamber works, performed by students from the Kutztown University Department of Music. The evening will feature the famous and brilliant Mendelssohn's "Piano Trio" in D minor, Elgar's "Salut D'Amour" and Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise" performed by members of the International Ensemble Program; the gorgeous song "Morgen" by Richard Strauss; and exciting new works for various combinations of winds, brass, piano and cello by Eric Ewazen and Joe Wolfe. Bring a friend; you are in for a treat.
     Department of Music


"Before the Flood," Film Screening
Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
Join the Geography Club for a special screening of "Before the Flood," a groundbreaking film by Leonardo DiCaprio, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 261 Boehm. Discussion Q&A immediately following with members of geography and physical science department faculty. Open to all.
     Department of Geography


Nov. 13 -16 ALL WEEK Geography Awareness Week
Nov. 13 Noon Graduate Council Subcommittee Meeting
322 McFarland Student Union Building
Nov. 13 3 p.m. VPA Dean Search Open Forum Faculty/Staff
103 Academic Forum
Nov. 13 3:15 p.m. Woodwind and Brass Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. Fall 2017 Chambliss Lecture
183 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 14 6:30 p.m. Clay Club's Class Night
108 Sharadin
Nov. 14 7:30 p.m. Chamber Ensemble Concert
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 16 5 p.m. UNESCO World Philosophy Day
145 Boehm Science Center
Nov. 17 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Social Work Conference
Multipurpose Room, 218 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 20 5 p.m. AFSCME
223 McFarland Student Union


Wednesday, Nov. 15
5:30 p.m. WBB vs Chestnut Hill (Military Appreciation Day)
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Watch)
7:30 p.m. MBB vs Univ. of the Sciences (Military Appreciation Day)
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Watch)


Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m.
The Fall 2017 Chambliss Faculty Research lecture will be presented at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 14, in 183 McFarland Student Union Building (Alumni Auditorium) by Dr. Glenn Walters, Department of Criminal Justice. Dr. Walters will present an analysis of the age-crime nexus using data from some of his own research on social cognitive mediators of important crime relationships. He will examine possible explanations for both the left (rapid increase in delinquency in early adolescence) and right (gradual decline in offending during late adolescence/early adulthood) legs of the age-crime curve. Open to the public.
     Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of Graduate Studies, Academic Affairs

Nov. 16, 5 p.m.
Dr. Susan J. Brison will present the UNESCO World Philosophy Day lecture, "Sex, Violence, and Global Human Rights," at Kutztown University on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in 145 Boehm Science Center. This event is hosted by the Department of Philosophy and is free and open to the public. Read more at

Nov. 17
The Department of Social Work invites you to the 2017 Social Work in the Global Environment Conference on Friday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, 218 MSU. The Conference aims to contribute to the local-global connections, utilizing the strategy: Thinking globally and acting locally. This year's theme is "How do we build a fair, just, and peaceful world? Local efforts with global implications." Please encourage students to participate. Using the registration link below you have the option to register for morning, afternoon, or all day sessions. We have limited space available and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration Link:  
     Barth Yeboah, conference chair, Social Work




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