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October 26, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Kevin Popowich 2016 Natural Areas Association Conference

On Oct. 18, Kevin Popowich (Environmental Science/Biology) presented a poster on research he conducted with Dr. Chris Habeck (Biology) at the 2016 Natural Areas Association Conference in Davis, California. His presentation was one of only 50 student presentations selected for this event that had ~600 attendees. The title of the poster was Predicting occupancy of invasive plants along the Mid-Atlantic corridor of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Kevin landed a summer internship with the USDA while presenting his poster.
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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All Day                                  Silent Witness Display, Old Main Concourse

12 - 3 p.m.                          Day of the Dead, MSU 218  

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure moves into Ontario. Plenty of sunshine for the day. High temperature in the low 50s. Winds northwest at 5-7 mph.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WINTER BREAK EMPLOYER SITE VISITS
Dec. 9 Registration Deadline Winter Break Employer Site Visits, Jan. 4-13, 2017 - From Maine to Virginia and points in between, networking doesn't get easier than this.   A great opportunity for college students to learn first-hand about a career field, network with employees, and explore internship and job opportunities.  At each site you will get an in depth look at how the business operates and see first-hand the potential jobs that are out there.  You will get the chance to network and get a head start on your career choice.  This is an opportunity you do not want to miss.   There is a $10 fee per site visit, with a maximum of 5 site visits per student.  Students must provide their own transportation.  Registration deadline is Dec. 9, 2016.  For more information and to register online, visit http://bit.ly/RTRW2017.

  


  

WRITING CONTEST
Please let your students know: In honor of the National Day of Writing, the KUWC is hosting a writing contest, "Writing Empowerment and Voice." All creative writing genres are accepted. Please email entries (2000 words or less) to wrcenter@kutztown.edu or to Pytleski@kutztown.edu by October 30. The winner will win $25 Bear Bucks, a UWC t-shirt, and will be published in KU's Shoofly, on the KU English Department website, and on the UWC website.
                Patricia Pytleski Ph.D.  


 

JOHN P. SCHELLENBERG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
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: $1,000.00 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.


 

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


  

DAY OF THE DEAD
Oct. 26, 12 p.m.
Please join us for a unique Mexican cultural experience, the "Day of the Dead," today, Oct. 26 from 12 - 3 p.m. in the MSU multipurpose room.  At this event, participants will learn about the significance of this colorful celebration, while enjoying performances by a traditional Mexican "mariachi" band and Mexican folkloric dancers.  The event will also feature displays of traditional arts and crafts associated with this holiday, along with hands-on opportunities to make your own creations.  Refreshments will be served.
               Dr. Christine Coleman Núñez
 


 

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. For more information please contact Christine Price at price@kutztown.edu.



  

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETING
Oct. 27, 11 a.m. The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. in MSU [SUB] 323.   There will be a panel discussion on:  Busting the Ghostbusters All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."]
                  Levi Walbert, president; Allan Bäck, advisor
 


 

PANEL DISCUSSION FEATURING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Oct. 27, 11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., in MSU 218.  Listen to students share their experiences and challenges as KU students with disabilities.  Learn about their struggles, triumphs, and how you can help create a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment.  Please plan to attend and encourage your students to attend! 
                The Disability Services Office


 

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Allies of Kutztown University will host their annual showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Multipurpose room (218). This event is free and open to the public.  Attendees are invited to dress up as their favorite characters for the pre-show.
 


  

FALL GRADUATION FESTIVAL
Nov. 1, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
KUSSI is sponsoring the Fall Graduation Festival Tuesday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, MSU. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be able to purchase their caps and gowns, receive graduation tickets and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with a variety of needs associated with graduation. Students may stop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please call Andrea Tremper at x3-1339. *Please note: Parking will be limited that day. Please plan ahead.
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI
 


 

SITE SUPERVISOR TRAINING PROGRAM
Oct. 27, 5 p.m.
The Department of Counselor Education invites members of the campus community to attend the department's annual Site Supervisor Training Program on Thursday, Oct. 27, 5 - 8 p.m. in AF 101. This year's program features Sherri Theoharidis, Ph.D., alumna of the M.A. Counseling Program, presenting, "Supervising Student Counselors: Focus on Eating  Disorders."
                Jo Cohen, Department of Counseling and Student Affairs
 


 

AUTUMN WELLNESS EXPO
Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Student Recreation Center
Campus Community is invited. HealthyU points can be earned.
                Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services  

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

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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