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November 21, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

Twenty-one students and three teachers from Ruia College in India visited KU’s campus Oct. 28-29.
Twenty-one students and three teachers from Ruia College in India visited KU's campus Oct. 28-29. Their visit was part of the larger PASSHE-India Initiative, a consortium of private (AICUP) and public (PASSHE) colleges in Pennsylvania partnering with the Pennsylvania Hub for Education and Business in Mumbai. Ruia students attended workshops in Behavioral Economics, Forensic Chromatography, and Biochemistry facilitated by Drs. Meehan, Betts, and Junker, respectively. President Hawkinson welcomed the students before a luncheon hosted by the university.

Dr. Anne Carroll and Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Faculty Advisors for Beta Gamma Sigma, Kutztown University chapter.
Dr. Anne Carroll and Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Faculty Advisors for Beta Gamma Sigma, Kutztown University chapter.

Kutztown University's College of Business sponsored the chapter installation ceremony of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for AACSB accredited universities. The event was held Friday, Nov. 3. Dr. Joe DiAngelo, dean of the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's University, served as installation officer and Mr. Tim Zuber, a distinguished alumnus of the accounting program of Kutztown University, who is currently KPMG's New York Metro Partner-in-Charge of Tax, received the chapter honoree award. Twenty eight students were inducted into the society and twenty one attended the ceremony.

Dr. Scott Tracy and Arashi Mesa
Dr. Scott Tracy, assistant professor of Counselor Education and Graduate School Counseling student Arashi Mesa (shown above) recently co-presented their original research titled "Handling Historical Political Tension Through a Classroom Guidance Lesson" at the 2017 Critical Questions in Education Research Symposium in Pittsburgh. The CQER conference focuses on contemporary social issues that affect school systems and communities. Tracy and Mesa discussed how political tension effects children's well-being and introduced a developmental k-12 lesson plan model that educators can utilize to create a space for developing multicultural learning, respect and acceptance among school age children with differing political views. Tracy and Mesa presented their model again on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the College of Education at the Dean's Brown Bag Lecture Series.


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

One-day minor break from the November chill with sunshine and highs into the mid-50s and breezy, milder south winds. But don't get used to it, another cold front comes in tonight and the full chill returns tomorrow.


The State System of Higher Education is looking for new entries for its Faculty Expertise Showcase. They will be collecting participant information until Friday, Dec. 15 at the link below. Any faculty member who is interested in participation should complete the form at Faculty Expertise Submission Form (requires ESS login).
Media inquiries will be sent to University Relations so that it does not create a burden for the faculty member. No media will contact the faculty member directly without their prior approval. If you have any questions please contact me at
     Dave Johnson, University Relations

Deadline - Dec. 19
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Thanksgiving Holiday Boxes for Friend inc.  The Community Outreach Center was able to deliver 40 boxes on behalf of the Kutztown University community. About a dozen more were dropped off directly by student groups. Your commitment to helping others is appreciated. Just a reminder that we are collecting again for Christmas Boxes, please drop them off by Tuesday, Dec. 19 to the Community Outreach Center, 218 MSU.
     Jerry Schearer, associate dean for Inclusion and Outreach


Nov. 21, 11 a.m.
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology is holding this term's GDB Debugging Workshop today, Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. in 158 Old Main. The principal audience is CSC136 students but everyone is welcome. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use a debugging tool. Bring your laptop if you have one. In-class computers are also available. The GNU Debugger runs on many Unix-like systems for many programming languages, including C, C++ and Java. It provides powerful capabilities to trace, monitor and modify program behavior to find and fix computer bugs.
     Donna DeMarco, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

These non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies.
Rohrbach Library
Tuesday, Nov. 21 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed
Friday, Nov. 24 Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25 Closed
Sunday, Nov. 26 6 p.m. - midnight
The library will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 27.

Health and Wellness Center
The Health and Wellness Center will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

McFarland Student Union
The following hours will be in effect at the McFarland Student Union Building for the week of Thanksgiving:
Monday, Nov. 20 7 a.m. - midnight
Tuesday, Nov. 21 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed
Friday, Nov. 24 Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25 Closed
Sunday, Nov. 26 11 a.m. - midnight

Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool
  Rec Center Pool
Tuesday, Nov. 21 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m., 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8 - 9 a.m., noon - 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed Closed
Friday, Nov. 24 Closed Closed
Saturday, Nov. 25 Closed Closed
Sunday, Nov. 26 1 - 11 p.m. 7 - 10 p.m.
*Group exercise classes will conclude Tuesday, Nov. 21 after the 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Yoga class with the addition of Cheryl's BodyPump class Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 12:15 p.m. Regularly scheduled classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.


Nov. 21 11 a.m. GDB Debugging Workshop
158 Old Main


Nov. 25 1 p.m. WBB vs Penn State Lehigh Valley
Keystone Arena (Live stats / Watch)





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