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October 8, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

KU Department of Sport Management earned COSMA 

 The Department of Sports Management and Leadership Studies at Kutztown University has received accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). With 478 institutions offering degrees, either graduate or undergraduate, in the United States, Kutztown is now one of 24 accredited institutions. KU's bachelor's degree in leisure and sport study is one of 27 accredited undergraduate degrees in the nation and one of only four offered in Pennsylvania. KU began offering a bachelor's degree in leisure and sport studies in 2005. The next year faculty agreed to pursue the COSMA standards and began the accreditation process. On Sept. 25, the department received full accreditation through the year 2022.

View video comments from KU faculty and students on the accreditation.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

ALL DAY                Mexicans on Print, Sharadin
ALL DAY                National Coming Out Day, MSU 250
11 a.m.                 National Coming Out Day Parade, College Hill Memorial Grove
4 p.m.                   Meet the Artist Reception, Alan Altamarino, Sharadin Student Gallery
6 - 7 p.m.            Dog Therapy, OM Georgian Room

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Partly Sunny and comfortable with high pressure in control for today. Highs right around 70. Calm winds.  

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

 

In October 2003, computer viruses and worms begin to infiltrate the KU servers.  It is reported that nearly half of the university-owned computers have some type of virus.  One student computer in Beck Hall is alleged to have sent out more than 76,000 emails with the virus attached.  The impact on campus was low but IT servers saw a lot of activity during this time.  

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN ART HISTORY APPROVED FOR KU
The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education yesterday approved the Bachelor of Arts in art history to be offered at KU. The program falls under the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The Bachelor of Arts in art history degree will prepare students to work in cultural tourism, including in museums, galleries and historic sites. The program will build upon the strength of existent visual arts programs, including KU's recently added minor in art history. The minor started in the spring of 2015 and is currently the sixth largest minor at the university with 73 students. A total of 34 students have completed the minor since its inception. The Bachelor of Arts in art history must now be approved by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design's Commission on Accreditation. If approved, classes will begin in the fall 2016.  For more information contact the College of Visual and Performing Arts at 610-683-4500 or KutztownVPA@kutztown.edu.

View the complete news release here

  


  

STATE SYSTEM BOARD OF GOVERNORS PASSES RESOLUTION HONORING SESQUICENTENNIAL
The Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education today passed a resolution honoring the Sesquicentennial of Kutztown University. Guido M. Pichini '74, chair of the Board of Governors and a member of the Kutztown University Council of Trustees presented the resolution to the board. Accepting on behalf of the university were Susan Pichini, honorary chair of the Sesquicentennial Celebration, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University, and Jack Wabby, chair, KU Council of Trustees. 




 

FIRE ALARM TESTING
The project to upgrade the mass notification and fire alarm system in Stratton Administration is complete and now must receive a final inspection from PA Department of Labor and Industry. This inspection is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8 from 6:15 - 8 a.m. each day. During this testing alarms will sound, strobes will activate, and evacuation announcements will be audible. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Steve Wilson, project manager at wilson@kutztown.edu
                Terry Brown, Facilities

  


  

KU TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Kutztown University will be participating in National Coming Out Day on Thursday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The day will start at the College Hill Memorial Grove outside of Old Main at 11 a.m. for the 2nd annual Pride Parade around campus. After the parade, the daylong event will continue in the McFarland Student Union Building, room 250 (President's Room). This event will create awareness and understanding about the coming out process of LGBT individuals through interactive workshops, activities, and displays. Activities include: face painting, coloring, bracelet making, a pride flag matching game and cookie decorating. Hosted by Allies, this annual event is to celebrate and affirm the LGBT individuals who have "come out." There will be an information table about the Allies MSU 250 throughout the day. For more information on the history of National Coming Out Day visit: http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/the-history-of-coming-out .




  

KUR ANNOUNCEMENT
A very special edition of "Kutztown Live" is coming up from 2 - 3 p.m.. Shantae Taylor opens the show interviewing a representative from ACE discussing upcoming campus events. Then at 2:10, Kerri Kasem is Shantae's guest. Kerri is the daughter of the late "American Top 40" legend Casey Kasem. Many Casey fans may remember the family battle during his final months of life. Now, Kerry is pushing a bill to help others in her situation obtain rights to visit and tend to a sickly parent. Then at 2:40, Director of Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services, Frances Cortez Funk, will be in studio talking about a new initiative the Health & Wellness Center is promoting. Make "Kutztown Live" a part of your daily routine. Stream KUR on your work computer at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUR
                Michael Regensburger, KUR




  

MEXICAN PRINTS ON VIEW IN SHARADIN
Alan Altamarino, a 27-year old artist from Oaxaca, Mexico is at KU for a 2-week residency. He is exhibiting large-scale woodblock prints of women, his favorite subject matter in the Sharadin Student Gallery. Dates: Oct 6- 12. Meet the artist reception: Thurs., Oct 8 at 4 p.m. His visit is supported by a Sesquicentennial Fund Grant.  More info and sample image here: http://wp.me/pYdFG-2o2
                Kevin McCloskey, Communication Design




  

DOG THERAPY
Come and get some puppy love on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Old Main Georgian Room. There will be several dogs in attendance, so there will be plenty of tail wags and sloppy kisses to go around. This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come and make sure you stop by too!
                Aimee Adams, Counseling & Psychological Services




  

THIS FRIDAY: MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS WITH THE DALI QUARTET
Treat yourself to an extraordinary free Friday-morning musical experience in Schaeffer Auditorium Oct. 9, 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. with the Dalí Quartet, among today's freshest voices in Classical and Latin-American music.

We'll be joined by 75 young music students from East Allentown's El Sistema Lehigh Valley music education program. Friday morning's free performance is part of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, an initiative of the Department of Modern Languages with help from Rohrbach Library. See http://library.kutztown.edu/latino for many more exciting events throughout our region.

Anchored in both Venezuela's El Sistema and in American classical conservatory traditions, this exciting quartet of players and pedagogues will take you on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. In the spirit of Spaniard Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet embraces imagination, excellence, and surprise as central to its art.

The 2015-2016 Brandywine Artists in Residence at West Chester University, their residency's special focus is on Latin American music. For their Friday workshop, titled Music of the Americas, KU hosts youth musicians from Allentown School District's El Sistema Lehigh Valley program.

Supported by generous grants from the KU Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.

  


  

ROAD TRIP NATION
The Career Development Center will be hosting Roadtrip Nation Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. outside of the MSU. The Roadtrip Nation Campus Tour visits colleges across the country, inspiring students to define their own roads in life.  Students can visit the Green RV and find out how to get involved in the Roadtrip Nation Movement; whether it would be through hitting the road on an Indie Roadtrip, watching the latest footage of people who have followed their passions in life, or simply experiencing firsthand the Roadtrip Nation philosophy that empowers people to find the open road.
                Janelle Henry, Career Development Center




  

JOB OPENINGS
The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.

20150196
Administrative Assistant 1
College of Education
Posting End Date: 10/12/2015

Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. Please direct any questions and comments to http://www3.kutztown.edu/hr/askhr.html or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources

  


  

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES APPOINTMENTS
The Kutztown University Committee on Committees is pleased to announce the following appointments to University Senate Committees:

Academic Standards & Policies Committee: Kate Clair
Campus Beautification & Preservation Committee: Krista Varano
Commission on the Status of Minorities: Lisa Grabowski
Commission on the Status of Women: Keshav Gupta, Lisa Grabowski
Events Advisory Council: Michelle Vaughn, Christine Price
Graduate Exceptions Committee: Michelle Vaughn
Institutional Climate Committee: Fang-Hsun Wei, Peter Bond, William Roth
University Conduct Board: Peter Bond, Holly Fox, Susana Gaisey
                John Ronan, KU Committee on Committees

  


  

COB FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES: BRIAN SMITH, UGG FOUNDER
On Oct. 29, as part of the ongoing College of Business Featured Speaker Series, Brian Smith, founder of the world famous UGG Australia Brand, will be speaking at the Academic Forum room 200 at 11 a.m. Smith is one of the most sought after international business leaders in the country today. He is committed to teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage their most precious assets from within, and to recognize and pursue their passions to create a fulfilling and successful life. Brian has authored the book "The Birth of a Brand - Launching Your Entrepreneurial Passion and Soul", and will be presenting his knowledge and experience to attendees.
                College of Business




  

CLARINET MASTER CLASSES NEXT WEEK
On Tuesday, Oct. 13, Dr. Michele Gingras, distinguished professor of music at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, will present a master class to KU clarinet students at 5 p.m.  She will also present a Klezmer master class, open to the entire Kutztown music community, at 7:30 p.m., both located in the Georgian room. Klezmer is a traditional folk music associated with Yiddish speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. Dr. Gingras will show how to play in Klezmer style and then have the students join her in playing. The Klezmer master class is open to all instruments and students interested in attending are encouraged to bring their own instruments. No prior Klezmer experience is needed for this class. Dr. Gingras is an active recitalist, author, and recording artist. She has performed as a Klezmer musician all over the world and has recorded over a dozen CDs. She has published over 250 articles and reviews for numerous publications as well as written two books of her own, Clarinet Secrets-52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Clarinetist and More Clarinet Secrets-100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist. Funding for this event comes from a Kutztown University Sesquicentennial grant.




  

BOEHM SCIENCE - HOT WATER SHUT DOWN NOTICE 10/12/15
The Hot Water Service in Boehm Science will be shut down on Monday, October 12 at 5 a.m. to repair a condensate leak. You may expect the hot water to be off most of the day. Hot water will be restored once the repairs have been made. Sorry for any inconvenience.
                Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Operation & Maintenance




  

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

  

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Friday, Oct. 9 - Volleyball vs. Lock Haven - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Volleyball vs. Pitt-Johnstown - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Women's Soccer vs. Bloomsburg - 3 p.m. (Keystone Field) Live Stats

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

  

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME CLUB SPORT EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 10 - Men's Ice Hockey vs. La Salle, 8 p.m. (Body Zone, Wyomissing)

 

 


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