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October 12, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Nicole Johnson and Visual Impairment Program students

On Oct. 8 Dr. Nicole Johnson and students in the COE teacher of students with visual impairments program paired with the Vision Resource Center of Berks County to host a dine in the dark to raise awareness of blindness. About 100 people attended the event and students were able to put their skills to the test in teaching participants how to eat under blindfold. 
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Flu Vaccines for Employees, Human Resources, Kemp Building
3 - 8 p.m. Residence Hall Furniture Evaluation, South Dining Hall 1
4 p.m. Microsoft Event - Technology All Around Us, Georgian Room, Old Main
5 p.m. The Roots Program, Unity Room, Multicultural Center
7 p.m. School Deviance Panel Discussion, Alumni Auditorium, MSU
7:30 p.m. KU Jazz Combos, Little Theater, Schaeffer Auditorium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

After some patchy morning fog to start, skies will clear and we will see ample sunshine. High pressure system is to thank for the nice day! High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds southeast at 6 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DR. SIMPSON IN THE WASHINGTON POST
Dr. Ed Simpson's work with ancient fossils in Utah was recently written up in the Washington Post.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/09/28/ancient-fossils-reveal-a-sticky-dinosaur-death-trap/



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number Title   Posting end date:
2016-0174 NEW - Assistant Director of Employer Relations Full Time 10/24/16
2016-0098 Utility Plant Operator 2 Full Time 10/14/16
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0156 MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing - 2nd shift Full Time Continuous
2016-0168 internal Custodial Worker 2 - HARS Full Time 10/17/16
2016-0169 Director of International Admissions and Services Full Time 10/17/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16



JAZZ COMBOS TONIGHT
Oct 12, 7:30 p.m.
Several jazz combos of KU students and faculty will offer a free concert tonight, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater in Schaeffer Auditorium. 



THE MULTICULTURAL CENTER PRESENTS
Oct. 12, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 12: "The Roots Program", Presenter - Dr. James Jackson
5 p.m., Unity Room, Multicultural Center (MCC)
The program traces the roots of Native Americans in the United States mainly "Mexican Americans" who are Native Americans and will deal with current social/political topics on U.S. Immigration policies. This program is open to the campus community and public. Feel free to attend and encourage others to participate. If additional information is needed, please call Ext. 34807 or email, branford@kutztown.edu
Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services ​  


  FLU VACCINES FOR EMPLOYEES
Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Flu vaccines for employees will be offered on Oct.  12, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Human Resources, Kemp Building. This is a walk-in clinic; appointment times will not be scheduled. Vaccines are being administered by a Rite Aid pharmacist. Please review information regarding this clinic and other flu vaccine options by benefit group available on the H.R. Website. If you would like to participate in the walk-in clinic in H.R., please register on H.R.'s website so that we have a count for the pharmacist. 
                Jean Adam, benefits manager



TECHNOLOGY ALL AROUND US: THE WORLD SEEN THROUGH MICROSOFT
Oct. 12, 4 p.m.
KU's Technology Association, in conjunction with the university's Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) chapter, will host Technology All around Us: The World Seen through Microsoft, Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main. The event will feature tech evangelists Dave Voyles and Amanda Lange.  Both are employees of Microsoft. The two will both be giving short presentations on the state of the tech-industry and how they feel that it is moving forward. Voyles will present via Skype, and Lange will attend the event in person.  In between the two presentations, there will be a networking session for current KU students and alumni. Dinner will be served.  The event will conclude with an open Q&A session between attendees and Amanda Lange.  Walk-ins will be accepted, but in order to participate in the dinner attendees must register by Sept. 19. To register please use the following link: http://acad.kutztown.edu/kta/ 



SCHOOL DEVIANCE PANEL DISCUSSION
Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
The Department of Criminal Justice Fall Speaker Series will present a panel discussion, School Deviance and the School to Prison Pipeline, on Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium in the McFarland Student Union.  The event is free and open to the public.  Panelists include Christopher Agans, director of transitions, NJ-STEP; Tabetha Bernstein-Danis, Ph.D., Kutztown University, Department of Special Education; Boris Franklin, Mountainview Student, Rutgers University; Lauren Livingston, assistant principal, JT Lambert Intermediate School; Dr. Khalid Mumin, superintendent of schools, Reading School District; and John Yount, director of safe schools, Governor Mifflin School District.  The discussion will be moderated by Lindsey Runell, J.D., Ph.D., Department of Criminal Justice at KU.  Recent research has focused on school deviance as an entry point into more serious forms of criminal conduct.  Topics to be discussed in this panel include whether this concept of the school to prison pipeline is a myth or reality and what policies contribute to (and can address) this issue.



RESIDENCE HALL FURNITURE EVALUATION
Oct. 12, 3 - 8 p.m.
Oct. 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KU Procurement Services and Office of Housing & Dining Services would like to invite the campus community to assist us in the standardization of our residence hall room furniture for the next five (5) year period.  Interested individuals will be asked view and evaluate the furniture provided by four (4) manufacturers who have provided room mock-ups containing various standard pieces of residence hall room furniture.  The furniture will be available for viewing and evaluation Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3 - 8 p.m. and Thursday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the South Dining Hall Dining Room 1. 



PHILOSOPHY LECTURE - "TERMINATION AND DEATH"
Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m.
Does death harm the one who dies? Affirmative answers to this question have left puzzles about whether and when death can be a harm to us.   The Philosophy Department announces a lecture by Stephan Blatti, Ph.D., University of Memphis, who argues that the answer to this question lies in the "termination thesis"--the claim that death brings about our nonexistence.  Dr. Blatti will speak on "Termination and Death" on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in AF 202.    All are invited and encouraged to attend.​
                Roman Altshuler, Philosophy Department



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP BROWN BAG SERIES
Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
The College of Education is initiating a monthly Scholarship Brown Bag Series that is open to the public.  Feel free to bring your lunch; light refreshments will be provided.  The first presenter will be Former Interim COE Dean and current VPA Associate Dean Michelle Kiec, who will discuss "What I Did on My Summer Vacation:  How a Personal Trip to Africa Can Help in Teaching and Research" on Thursday, Oct.  13, from 11 - 11:50 a.m. in Beekey 121.  For more information, contact the COE Dean's Office at 610-683-4253.



PREDATORY JOURNALS & PUBLISHERS WORKSHOPS
Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
Rohrbach Library and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching are sponsoring two workshops on predatory journals and publishers.  Database Integrity (part I) - On Oct. 13, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will discuss the processes vendors, such as Web of Science and SCOPUS, use in their efforts to keep questionable journals and publishers out of their databases. (RL 22).  Database Integrity (part II) - On Oct. 20, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bob Flatley and Ruth Perkins will conduct a 'hands on' workshop providing faculty with tools to evaluate the legitimacy of particular journals and identify potential journals where they could publish their research. (RL 29). For more information, please contact Ruth Perkins or Gil Clary.
                E. Gil Clary and Ruth Perkins



LOVE YOUR BODY DAY
Oct. 13, 11 a.m.
MSU Multipurpose Room
Boost your body image with fun interactive activities, info tables, yummy treats, and more, to promote self-esteem, health, and the diverse and realistic portrayal of people's bodies.
Presented by the Kutztown University Women's Center



ACTIVIST LINDY WEST TO SPEAK AT KU
Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
Writer and author Lindy West will speak on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. West will be speaking about her first published book titled "Shrill", a book describing how to survive in a world where not all stories and bodies are created equal. This event is free and open to the public.  West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, The Stranger and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. Her first book, a memoir called "Shrill", is out now from Hachette Books. For more information contact the Women's Center at womenscenter@kutztown.edu.



UCC DEADLINE OCT. 13
Oct. 13 Deadline
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year will be held on Oct. 27.  The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon on Thurs., Oct 13.  Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC SharePoint Drop Off Library, at http://intranet/sites/committees/ucc/submissions.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312.
                Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee



PROGRAM POSTPONED
Friday, Oct. 14, "Advanced Tips for Studying" Program at the MCC has to be rescheduled. Future date to be announced. Thank you.
                Rhonda Branford, director of Multicultural Services



LEHIGH VALLEY IRON PIGS BROADCASTER TO SPEAK AT KU
Oct. 20, 11 a.m.
The College of Business will welcome speaker Jon Schaeffer, vice president of media and communications at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. in Academic Forum room 200. Schaeffer is a play-by-play broadcaster that has called more than 1,000 minor league baseball games, as well as hundreds of Division I basketball games. Since 2012 he has also handled fill-in duties for spring training games on the Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network. He has worked with MLB.com handling game recaps and voiceover assignments. Schaeffer has been with the Iron Pigs since 2008. A graduate of Penn State University in 2002, Schaeffer has a degree in broadcast journalism. He was nominated for a Hearst award, being recognized for excellence in student broadcasting.



MILLER GALLERY TO HOST PHILADELPHIA PAINTERS EXHIBITION
Oct. 20, 4 p.m. Opening Reception
Nineteen Philadelphia painters are included in an upcoming exhibition at the Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery at Kutztown University. The show runs from Oct.  20 to Nov.  20, 2016.  The gallery will host an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.  20. Four of the painters will be giving public lectures about their work. Sarah McEneany will speak on Tuesday, Nov.  1; Celia Reisman will speak on Monday, Nov.  7; Stuart Shils will speak on Monday, Nov.  14 and Jane Irish will speak on Wednesday, Nov.  16. All talks will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 120 of the Sharadin Art Building at Kutztown University and are free and open to the public.  The show was curated by Kutztown University Painting Professor Mark Mahosky. Click here for complete information.  



MIKE POSNER TICKETS AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC
Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
See Mike Posner with special guest Sinclair at KU's Schaeffer Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7pm.  KU Student tickets, $20: one per valid KU student ID  (Cash, check, and BearBucks accepted.)  General public tickets now available at the cost of $40/ticket at MSU Information Desk and Online: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=26988&pid=8325422
Sponsored by the KU Student Government Board and ACE. 


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 13
7 p.m.   Field Hockey vs. Limestone - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Friday, Oct. 14
8 p.m.   Basketball hosts Maroon Madness - Keystone Arena

Saturday, Oct. 15
All Day  Women's Bowling hosts Bud Whitman Memorial - Berks Lanes (Reading, Pa.)
1 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. Gannon (Senior Day) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Field Hockey vs. Mansfield (Senior Day) - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Sunday, Oct. 16
All Day  Women's Bowling hosts Bud Whitman Memorial - Berks Lanes (Reading, Pa.)





KUTZTOWN, EAST STROUDSBURG GAME TO BE TELECAST ON AMERICAN SPORTS NETWORK
Kutztown University's football game at East Stroudsburg University on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:05 p.m. will be telecast live on the American Sports Network as the NCAA's Division II Showcase Game. In the local Kutztown area, the game can be seen on The Comcast Network of Philadelphia.  The 22-game Division II Football Showcase is in the second year of a three-year contract, providing three times as many televised games for DII when compared to seven televised games during both the 2013 and 2014 seasons.  For a full schedule and to see where the game can be found in your area, check out the American Sports Network's Schedule Page.



DIGALBO EARNS PSAC HONOR
Redshirt-freshman quarterback Collin DiGalbo (Secane, Pa./Monsignor Bonner) led the Kutztown University football team to a 34-24 victory over Bloomsburg last weekend, earning him this week's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Week.

 

 


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