Daily Brief

Nov. 8, 2019

"Eyes of a Fly" by Dale Parson, Ph.D.

"THE EYES OF A FLY" COMPUTER ART VIDEO
On Nov. 2, the computer art video “The Eyes of a Fly,” by Dr. Dale Parson of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, debuted at the Second Workshop on Computer Vision for Fashion, Art and Design in Seoul, South Korea. Using three campus architectural photos, this piece focuses on the perceptual system’s ability to integrate visual stimuli that in isolation seem to be abstract, into coherent, concrete composites. It is available for viewing at https://computervisionart.com/pieces2019/eyes-of-a-fly/.
     Dale E. Parson, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

WEATHER

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

Canadian high pressure builds in after our cold front passage yesterday. Sunny skies but strong northerly winds will make the temperature feel colder. High temperature in the low-40s. Winds northwest at 12-15 mph, gusting to 29 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOMAGE TO ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT (1769-1859)
Nov. 12
As part of Geography Awareness Week and to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of an extraordinary geographer, explorer and naturalist, a documentary movie retracing Humboldt’s lifework and expedition in South America will be screened, preceded by a short introductory presentation and followed by a discussion led by Dr. Le Bossé, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, in 262 Boehm Science Center. http://lebosse.edublogs.org/news/
      Mathias Le Bossé, Department of Geography

COB FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES- MICHAEL RABINOVITZ
Nov. 14
Michael Rabinovitz is the senior brand manager at The Hershey Company where he is responsible for Hershey’s $500 million refreshment business. Join us to hear him speak on marketing strategy and brand management 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in 100 deFrancesco Building.
     Arian Hungaski, College of Business

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINE CORPS - NOVEMBER 10
The Birthday Ball is a celebration of Marine Corps’ history and traditions. It gives us a look at the Corps’ past, present and future. Marines throughout the world celebrate the birth of their Corps – whether in the fanciest hotel in town, a base gym, a ship at sea or in a smoldering pile of rubble in some far-off place – with lit matches serving as candles stuck in an MRE pound cake. On Nov. 10, when you see a Marine, say “Happy birthday, Marine.”
     Office of Veterans Services

VETERANS THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE
The Military Club and Office of Veterans Services thank all who are preparing care kits for Veterans in need. Your support of Veterans Making A Difference, https://www.facebook.com/pg/Veterans-Making-A-Difference-969642126402894/posts/, is huge. We have 12 bags left, email veterans@kutztown.edu if you would like to fill a bag and we'll deliver it to you. Drop off your filled bags 9-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, in 223 McFarland Student Union. Bags will be picked up by the organization Nov. 14. Thank you.
     Office of Veterans Services

TRIO SSSP CULTURAL TRIP TO NYC EXCUSED ABSENCES
TRIO SSSP explored NYC with lunch and the musical “Jagged Little Pill,” Wednesday, Nov. 6. Students excused from classes this day can be found here. Please call the office at ext. 3-1347 with any questions.
     Roxanne Grim, TRIO Student Support Services Program

COT SEARCH FOR NEW STUDENT TRUSTEE
Kutztown University Council of Trustees is searching for a new student trustee. Please nominate those students who could best serve the university as its student trustee. A student is qualified if he/she is a full-time undergraduate student and will have completed 32 or more credits by the beginning of the 2020 Spring Semester, are in good standing, have a GPA of at least a 2.5 and will graduate no sooner than May 2021. The Council of Trustees, the governing body of the university, is composed of an eleven-member board, one of whom is an undergraduate student. The student trustee is a full-voting member of the council. The nomination deadline is Friday, Nov. 15. All nominations must be submitted in writing and must include the student's name, address and local telephone number. We will immediately contact students nominated for the position. For more information about the position or to download an application please visit https://www.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/announcements/student-trustee-search.html.

Forms are also available in the Office of the President, at the information desk in McFarland Student Union, in the residence halls, Multicultural Center, Student Recreation Center and in the Rohrbach Library. If you have any questions, feel free to call Toyia Heyward in the Office of the President at ext. 3-4102 or send an email to heyward@kutztown.edu. Application deadline is Monday, Nov. 25.
     Uttam Paudel, Student Trustee Search Committee

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov. 8

11 a.m.

First Gen at KU Celebration
Lobby McFarland Student Union

Nov. 8

5:30 p.m.

Athletics Hall of Fame
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 8

6 p.m.

Homage to Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) 262 Boehm Science Center

Nov. 12

7:30 p.m.

KU Presents! "KUNÉ"
Schaeffer Auditorium

Nov. 13

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
312 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 13

5:30 p.m.

The Adventures of a Human Geographer
145 Boehm Science Center

Nov. 13

6:30 p.m.

Presentation: German Consul General David Gill
218 McFarland Student Union

Nov. 13

7:30 p.m.

Todd Yukumoto, saxophone guest artist
Georgian Room, Old Main

Nov. 14

11 a.m.

COB Featured Speaker Series: Michael Rabinovitz
100 deFrancesco Building

Women's soccer coach Erik Burstein

WOMEN'S SOCCER COACH ERIK BURSTEIN WINS 200TH GAME
The Kutztown University women's soccer team scored four first-half goals and defeated Lock Haven University in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division game Wednesday afternoon at Keystone Field, earning KU head coach Erik Burstein his 200th career coaching victory. Burstein (200-102-18) is in his 13th season at the helm at Kutztown, and is the program's winningest head coach (177-73-16).
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Izzy Radelat

FIELD HOCKEY FINAL FOUR, FRIDAY AT WEST CHESTER
Fresh off the program's first playoff win in 31 years, the nationally-ranked Kutztown University field hockey team will play in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Final Four on the road at West Chester University at 1 p.m., today. Watch the game on KUTV. If victorious, KU will play in the championship game Sunday, Nov. 10, at noon. KU's season could continue in the NCAA Tournament next week. The selection show is 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, on www.NCAA.com.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

Nov. 8

7 p.m.

VB vs. West Chester
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Nov. 9

12:05 p.m.

FB vs. Millersville (Hall of Fame Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Video | Audio)

Nov. 9

1 p.m.

WSOC vs. West Chester (Senior Day)
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Nov. 9

1 p.m.

VB vs. Millersville
Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Video)

Nov. 9

1 p.m.

Women’s Swimming vs. Millersville
Keystone Pool

GLOBAL ORCHESTRA MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY
Nov. 12
KUNÉ takes the Schaeffer Auditorium stage 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, as they explore the cultural diversity and pluralism of Canada. Thirteen virtuoso musicians play instruments as diverse as they are, from the tar of Iran to the bouzouki of Greece to the sitar of Pakistan. Tickets: $32 for KU faculty and staff, $10 for KU students. The KU community can access their discounted tickets using their MyKU log in at https://kutztown.universitytickets.com/shibboleth-sp.
     KU Presents!

PRESENTATION BY GERMAN CONSUL GENERAL DAVID GILL
Nov. 13
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kutztown University is proud to host German Consul General David Gill for a special presentation entitled “A Peaceful Revolution” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ʼ54, Multipurpose Room. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m. Gill participated in the 1989 Peaceful Revolution that paved the way for the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification of East and West Germany.
     Patrick Donmoyer, Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center

KU ALUMNA TO ATTEND U.N. CLIMATE CHANGE CONVENTION
Nov. 15
Shana Rose, ʼ16 environmental geography graduate, will be attending the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain, in December. Rose will present on the local and community implications of this international conference, 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Please join us; everyone is welcome. To follow Rose’s journey, please follow her on Instagram @beautiful_designs_by_rose, or sign up for her daily news letter at http://eepurl.com/gHb8hz.
     Richard Courtney, Department of Geography

KUTZTOWN PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS APPLICATION
Nov. 15 – deadline
KU Presidential Ambassadors are looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate academic success, leadership potential and a strong commitment to Kutztown University. KUPA is asking any faculty or staff members who know of a strong candidate to have them contact the Alumni Relations office at 610-683-4110 or have their recommended student download an application at https://www.kuf.org/alumni/becoming-a-presidential-ambassador. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 15.
     Mary Neuenschwander, Alumni Relations

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE
Faculty and staff are invited to join Kutztown University students to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day "a day on, not a day off," by participating in various community service projects around Berks County. Register using the ENGAGE website. https://engage.kutztown.edu/submitter/form/start/355466
     Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

$150 DIRECT DEPOSIT OFFER FOR NEW PSECU MEMBERS
Faculty and staff are invited to apply for a free checking and savings account with PSECU - Pennsylvania's largest credit union. PSECU is a full-service financial institution offering money-saving products and services. For a limited time, qualifying new applicants are eligible to receive a $150 direct deposit bonus. Join by Dec. 31. Use promo code FS150. Complete rules and application are available at psecu.com/150 or stop by our center in 280 McFarland Student Union.
     Kelly Ann Ryan, PSECU  

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.