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October 24, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Duane Crider and students PA Chamber Event September 26, 2016

Dr. Duane Crider escorted several students to the PA Chamber Event in Hershey, Pennsylvania on September 26, 2016.  The guest speaker was Michael Strahan who spoke on Transition from NFL Player to a Successful Businessman and The Importance of Adaptability in Business.
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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All Day                                  Silent Witness Display, Old Main Concourse
 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

A cold front passage will occur early Monday morning. The frontal passage will be followed by a high pressure diving south out of Manitoba. Skies should be fair but northerly winds will keep temperatures seasonable. High temperature in the upper 50s. Winds northwest at 12-17 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRESIDENT HAWKINSON RELEASES STATEMENT ON END OF STRIKE
http://www.kutztown.edu/strikeinfo




 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF FACULTY FOR THE KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD.
The Chambliss Faculty Research Award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once in a faculty member's career. Each year, up to two awards can be given. Last year, the awardees were Dr. Andrew Arnold, Department of History, and Dr. Avidan Milevsky, Department of Psychology. Each award includes a gold medal engraved with the awardee's name, a certificate of recognition, and a cash prize of $250. The awards are announced at the Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor. Please note that there is the expectation that each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of his or her work the following spring or fall. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center by October 28, 2016.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies

 


 

JOHN P. SCHELLENBERG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Purpose: This award was established by John P. Schellenberg, Emeriti Professor of Physical Sciences, faculty, alumni, and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET).
Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty full-time at least three (3) but not more than seven (7) years.  The recipient will be chosen based on the following three areas:
Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation
Learning Technology Innovation
Assessment and/or Research on Learning

Current Award: $1,000 check and a framed certificate. The award will be announced at the Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony on November 29, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor.
Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Carole Wells, 319 Stratton Administration Center by October 28, 2016.
Nominated candidates are also required to submit their own letter (two page maximum) clearly outlining their qualifications in all three CET mission categories.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies

 


 

KU-STEM SEMINAR
Wildlife biologist Dr. Gary Alt will give a seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. in Boehm Science Building Room 260; the seminar is entitled Research and Management of Pennsylvania's Black Bears: A look behind the scenes of a career in Wildlife Management.  Gary Alt was the PA Game Commission's Black Bear Biologist for ~25 years before heading the White tailed deer program.  The seminar is sponsored by the National Science Foundation sponsored KU-STEM program.  All are welcome to attend.
                Chris Sacchi, Department of Biology

 


 

STUDENT COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Oct. 24 Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the fall 2016 Commencement ceremony. In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:

·         be cleared to participate in the fall 2016 commencement ceremony

·         have a grade point average at or above 3.0

·         demonstrated service to the university community and a record of good university citizenship and cooperation

·         demonstrated evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement

·         be in good disciplinary standing

·         must be available to interview and present your speech (speech need not be memorized)

In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at:  http://www.kutztown.edu/Documents/Commencement/Speaker Application UG.pdf
Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address that communicates the spirit of the day (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the fall 2016 Commencement ceremony.
                Andrea Kirshman, associate provost, Retention and Student Success


  

SILENT WITNESS DISPLAY
Oct. 24 - 28
Berks Women in Crisis is set to host their Silent Witness Display at KU in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The display will be presented in the concourse of Old Main from Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28. This project is modeled after the National Silent Witness Initiative.  The display will feature life-sized red silhouettes. Each figure represents a Berks County woman, man, or child who was a victim of domestic violence homicide, with a gold shield at each figure to tell their story.  This event is in association with the KU Women's Center. A donation box will be present to collect non-perishable items for Berks Women in Crisis.  There will be local and national information on domestic violence and how to find assistance.  For more information please contact Christine Price at price@kutztown.edu or visit the Berks Women in Crisis website at www.berkswomenincrisis.org.


  

FALL 2016 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Please use this online form https://orgsync.com/76071/forms/220877 to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees: http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/committees.htm .  You will log in using your full KU email address and password.  Please be aware that you can only submit this form once.  This form is open from now until Oct.  21, 2016 at 12 noon.  The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging into KUnited, click on "My Tools" and then "Requests."  If you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4867.
Thank you for your willingness to serve!
                University Senate


  

SENIOR RECITAL POSTPONED
Tori Miller, Percussion Senior Recital, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., in the Georgian Room.


  

CAREERS IN ANTHROPOLOGY - DATE CORRECTION
Nov. 10, 11 a.m.
The Career Development Center will be hosting: Coffee & Convos: Careers in Anthropology on Thursday,  Nov. 10 from 11 - 11:50 a.m. in MSU 250. Representatives from CHRS & AECOM will be attending to talk about career paths within the field of Anthropology. Please register by Nov. 3 by visiting: www.kutztown.edu/kucn  

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Tuesday, Oct. 25

3 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. Pitt-Johnstown - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Friday, Oct. 28
7 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Mercyhurst - Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)

Saturday, Oct. 29
1 p.m.   Women's Volleyball vs. Gannon (Senior Day) - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

 

 


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