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October 9, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Dr. Yun Lu, ICIAM 2015 

 
Dr. Yun (Amy) Lu, Department of Mathematics, attended the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2015), Aug. 10 - 14, 2015, Beijing, China. She gave two invited talks that were based on joint work with Dr. Fran Vasko, Department of Mathematics, and Kenneth Zyma, a former KU graduate student in the Department of Computer Science. Furthermore, Kutztown University's Department of Mathematics was one of only nine institutions world-wide to be highlighted for its cutting-edge work in applied mathematics at this conference. The Department of Mathematics' applied mathematics research was highlighted in a six-minute video that was broadcast at ICIAM 2015. The video includes interviews with faculty members Dr. Francis Vasko, Dr. Eric Landquist, Dr. Yun Lu, and Dr. Paul Ache, alumnus, Mr. Ken Zyma, as well as Kutztown University President, Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson and acting Provost, Dr. Anne Zayaitz. 

Links to the video:
http://www.websedge.com/videos/iciam_2015_tv/#/the_cable_trench_problem_and_beyond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6sdOaZCXVI

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.                  Road Trip Nation, Career Development Center
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.            Music of the Americas, Schaeffer Auditorium
12 - 1 p.m.                          CET Faculty Workshop, RL 28
7 p.m.                                   Women's Volleyball vs. Lock Haven

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Increasing clouds throughout the day. Showers and a possibly thunderstorm after 1 p.m. High in the upper 70s. Winds south at 7-9 mph. Rainfall between .1-.25" with higher amounts locally.

 

 

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 1893, the faculty of Keystone State Normal School debate whether or not the stewards' cows should be removed from the campus.  The stewards used the cows to provide milk for the students.  Faculty felt they were unsightly.  No action was taken and the cows remained on the grass until the early 1920s.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


150 DIFFERENCE MAKERS
Each week during the KU Sesquicentennial Celebration, we are featuring a new Difference Maker on the homepage.  Honorees for Difference Makers are KU faculty and staff members nominated by KU alumni from various eras.   Difference Makers are sponsored by PSECU and will run throughout the 150 celebration, which concludes in September of 2016.   Please click on the following link to see all of the KU Difference Makers to date:
http://www.kutztown.edu/events/150/difference-makers/linda-cullum.htm



  

ATTENTION:
This notice is to advise the campus community that a variety of tables and chairs will available at no cost to good campus homes next week.  KU will be replacing the existing Old Main Concourse furniture currently located in all three (3) spaces immediately inside the main entrance to the building.  All existing items will need to be removed on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. 

These items are for campus usage only and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Anyone interested should place a "tag" on the underside of the selected pieces clearly indicating: Name, Department, Building, and Room number where the items are to be relocated to. 

Anyone "tagging" items for relocation must enter their own Work Order in the Facilities System.

Facilities department personnel will only relocate items that have Work Orders entered into the TMA System.  All unclaimed items will be removed in accordance with University Asset policies.

Note:  The various display cases located in the larger back section of the Concourse are part of the Sesquicentennial display and are NOT available.
                Barb Reitz, Procurement Services



  

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNS
Faculty, do you have students interning this semester with a Berks or Lehigh County non-profit organization and not being financially compensated? Encourage them to submit an application to be considered for one of several $1,000 scholarships donated by area employer, Air Products, as part of their Community Internship Program. Visit: www.kutztown.edu/careercenter to learn more.
                Career Development Center



  

CET FACULTY WORKSHOP REMINDER!
Oct. 9, 12 - 1 p.m., RL 28

Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek, Coordinator of Composition and Associate Professor, Composition & Rhetoric, with Dr. Moe Folk, Associate Professor, Digital Rhetoric & Multimodal Composition.

Comp Conversations Across the Curriculum - Join Amy Lynch-Biniek and Moe Folk, for a friendly and open conversation about student writing and writing assignments. Rather than present on a specific topic, Amy invites you to bring your questions, problems and success stories for participants to wrestle with together. Feel free to bring a writing assignment or activity from your class to share or discuss.
                Doug Scott, Distance Education



  

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



  

COB FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES: BRIAN SMITH, UGG FOUNDER
On Oct. 22, 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



  

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

LISTEN TO KU FOOTBALL SATURDAY AT WEST CHESTER ON KUR
Follow the KU football team on the road Saturday as the Golden Bears travel to West Chester to take on the PSAC East Division rival Golden Rams.  All of the action can be heard on KUR, the radio voice of Kutztown University, beginning at 12:45 p.m.  Kutztown is off to a 2-0 start in the division, and will need to keep rolling Saturday to stay at the top.   Matt Santos and Greg Bamberger will have the call from the booth.   President Hawkinson will be the special guest on the KUSSI Halftime Show with Steve Degler.  For broadcast information, visit kubears.com .  

 

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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