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November 8, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

OGEKA, RICHMOND PROMOTED AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Alex Ogeka and Ed Richmond

Alex Ogeka has been promoted to executive director of the Kutztown University Foundation and Ed Richmond has been promoted to associate executive director and chief financial officer of the foundation, effective immediately. Ogeka and Richmond served as co-interim executive directors of the foundation the past two months. Prior to that, Ogeka held several leadership roles with the foundation and university, dating back to 2006. Richmond has been the foundation's chief financial officer since 2009. Read the entire story here.


WEATHER

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

High pressure moves in from the north. Skies will clear and we should see ample sunshine. A pleasant November day all things considered. High temperature near 50. Winds north at 6-8 mph.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

A DISCUSSION ON BLACK FATHERHOOD
Nov. 8, 10 a.m., 201 AF
The purpose of the Positive Fatherhood study is to investigate the concept of African American (Black) Fatherhood, from the perspective of the black male, examining their perception of the positive: pedagogy black males use in fathering. The Positive Black Fatherhood Measure is the scale that will be used in order to measure traits that black males consider important to being a positive black father. The scale measures dimensional subscales that contribute to an overall sense of positive black fatherhood along with the positive philosophy and techniques that black males use in fathering. Lastly, but not least, the scale measures individual predictors of the likelihood of exhibiting black fatherhood characteristics.
     KU Frederick Douglass Institute

"BOOTS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP" SEMINAR
Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
A veteran's entrepreneurship seminar will be held today, Wednesday, Nov. 8 in 250 MSU, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. It will feature veteran entrepreneurs talking about their successes and a SBDC presentation on owning your own small business. This is open to the public, but geared toward veteran students, faculty and staff. Free lunch will be provided.
     Veterans Services Office

PROBING WEATHER ON DISTANT WORLDS: A PUBLIC LECTURE BY BRIAN KILPATRICK
Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Planetarium (Grim 100)
Brian Kilpatrick '13, B.S. Physics, is currently pursuing a doctorate at Brown University.  In this presentation, Kilpatrick will review the methods used to discover exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system) and he will discuss his ongoing work to characterize their atmospheres.  Some emphasis will be put on the recently-discovered Trappist-1 system, including the uniqueness of the system and how Kilpatrick's current work will help determine whether any of the seven known Trappist-1 planets are, in fact, habitable. The flier is available here.
     Phillip Reed, director, Planetarium

CLAY CLUB
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 kuclayclub@gmail.com. Finished work can be picked up after Monday, Dec. 4.
     Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Department of Art Education and Crafts

IMPROVISATION: EXPERIMENTATION IN PRACTICE
Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m.
The 79th Annual Art Education and Crafts Conference keynote presentation/masterclass by Upright Citizens Brigade will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at 8:30 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. All faculty, staff and students of Kutztown University are invited to this presentation and performance by instructors from the nationally-known improvisation theater Upright Citizens Brigade. For more information; http://www3.kutztown.edu/arteducation/2017-conference.html
     Richard Salafia, Department Art Education and Crafts 


UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 6 - 10   Grad School Education Week
Nov. 6 - 11   Veterans Awareness Week
Nov. 8 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Black Fatherhood, Frederick Douglass Institute
201 Academic Forum
Nov. 8 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. "Boots to Entrepreneurship" Seminar
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Study Abroad Fair
Concourse, Old Main
Nov. 9 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Human Library
Rohrbach Library
Nov. 9 11 a.m. - noon Veteran's Meet and Greet
157 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 11 a.m. - noon Open Forum Middle States
312 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 3 p.m. VPA Dean Search Open Forum Faculty/Staff
120 Sharadin Arts Building
Nov. 9 6 p.m. Probing Weather on Distant Worlds
Planetarium, 100 Grim
Nov. 9 6 - 9 p.m. "Thank You For Your Service" Film Screening
250 McFarland Student Union
Nov. 9 7:30 p.m. Sigma Alpha Iota benefit concert
Georgian Room, Old Main
Nov. 10 7:30 p.m. The Boston Brass, KU Presents!
Schaeffer Auditorium
Nov. 14 4:30 p.m. Fall 2017 Chambliss Lecture
183 McFarland Student Union

ATHLETICS

UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS
Friday, Nov. 10
1 p.m. VB vs Cheyney
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
5 p.m. VB vs Salem International
Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
 
Saturday, Nov. 11
12:05 p.m. Football vs Slippery Rock
(Senior Day, Hall of Fame, Military Appreciation Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Watch / Listen)
1 p.m. VB vs West Chester (Senior Day)
Keystone Arena
1 p.m. Swimming vs Juniata
Keystone Arena
6 p.m. Men's Basketball vs Penn State Schuylkill (Hall of Fame/Alumni Day) Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Watch)

Kutztown University Hall of Fame
KU HALL OF FAME CEREMONY AND TAILGATE RECEPTION
Registration is now available online for attendance at Kutztown University's 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main.
Induction Ceremony & Tailgate Reception Registration


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEK DISCOUNT
Nov. 6 - 12
As a thank you for your service, KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace is offering all veterans and their family a 30 percent discount on all Kutztown University gift and apparel.
     KUSSI

STUDY ABROAD FAIR
Nov. 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Representatives from various study abroad programs will be on campus on Thursday, November 9 for a Study Abroad Fair. The fair will be in the Old Main Concourse from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please share with interested students. More information is at www.kutztown.edu/studyabroad.
     Nicole Becker, International Admissions and Services

COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS DEAN SEARCH CANDIDATES
Nov. 9
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. https://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/visual-and-performing-arts/dean-search.htm

Thursday, November 9: Candidate B (visiting Nov. 9-10)
    11-11:50 a.m. - Open Forum for Students - Location:  BH 145
    3-3:50 p.m. - Open Forum for Faculty/Staff - Location:  SH 120

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu. For internal job postings, please go to "Menu" and click on Internal Vacancies.


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