Bookmark and Share

October 6, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Andrew Ferguson Great Eastern Balloon Camp News and College Life Photo Contest

Andrew Ferguson, KU university photographer, took first place in the News and College Life photo competition this summer through the University Photographers Association of America.  His photo, above, was taken in July during the Great Eastern Balloon Camp held here on campus.    
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. National Coming Out Day, Old Main Lobby
11 a.m. Philosophy Club, MSU 323
11 a.m. VPA Faculty First Thursday, Sharadin 120
11 a.m. Female Faculty and Staff Forum, Boehm 262
11 a.m. Beekey Clothing Outlet Opening, Beekey 109
2 p.m. Dan Hinkel Funeral, Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Kutztown
3 p.m. Mathematics Colloquium, Lytle 218
4 p.m. University Senate Meeting, Academic Forum 102
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Transfer Information Session, Admissions
6:30 p.m. Exhibition Opening Reception, Sharadin Student Gallery
7 p.m. "The Wall" Pink Floyd Laser Light Show, Grim Planetarium
7 p.m. LGBT History Month Speaker Mark Segal, Alumni Auditorium, MSU
7:30 p.m. Clarinet Recital, Georgian Room, Old Main

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Another beautiful autumn day with high pressure in control. Any morning fog burns off to full sunshine with highs in the mid-70s. Light and variable breezes.

Latest edition of "Weather & Climate Chat" with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger is now up. The two Michaels discuss a topic that's been on meteorologists' minds for days ... what's up with Hurricane Matthew. Listen to the podcast here: https://youtu.be/DAYRZP-Z5A8

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAN HINKEL SERVICES
Funeral services will be held today, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, 421 W Main St., Kutztown. Messages of sympathy can be sent to his wife, Lois, at 419 Baldy Road, Kutztown, PA 19530.  Read the complete story here.





KU CAMPUS STORE
TODAY ONLY! Shop our clearance technology deals in-store. Reduced pricing on select new and demo model laptops, tablets, tech accessories and more. Limited stock available, valid on select items only. 



FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATE HITS ALL-TIME HIGH
Kutztown University's four-year graduation rate has hit an all-time high, as 39 percent of the students who matriculated to the university in 2012 graduated last academic spring.   The 39 percent is a four percent increase over the 2011 cohort, and seven percent higher than the national average of 32 percent.   Read the story here. 



BEEKEY CLOTHING OUTLET
We are pleased to announce the grand opening of The Beekey Clothing Outlet today, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in the Beekey Educational Center, room 109.  The goal of the outlet is to ensure confidence for pre-service teachers in need of acquiring professional attire during their field experience.  Pre-service teachers will have access to gently used and new men's and women's clothing. Please contact Dr. Wendy Rogers at wrogers@kutztown.edu or Professor Ivory at IVORY@kutztow.edu for any additional information.  ​



PRE-SERVICE TEST WORKSHOPS
The College of Education is offering Pre-Service Test Workshops in BK 127 beginning Oct. 3.  If you know of any students struggling to pass their pre-service exams, have them send an email to pstc@kutztown.edu.  In these workshops, students will learn the skills that can help them be their best test-taking self!



LUMINESCENCE & ARTIFACT OPENING RECEPTION
Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Sharadin Student Gallery
Join Joshua Cox today for the opening reception of his inter-media exhibition LUMINESCENCE & ARTIFACT! Invoking slippages among physical, digital, and print media, Joshua searches for glimmers of relationality in bleak objects and sites ranging from domestic junk to urban exteriors. This search, however, is playfully pursued, resulting in objects and images that might only be described as joyfully pessimistic. LUMINESCENCE & ARTIFACT is currently installed in the Sharadin Student Gallery and the show will run through Oct. 15. 



PINK FLOYD LASER LIGHT SHOW
Oct. 6
Pink Floyd Laser Light Shows in the Planetarium tonight, Oct. 6!
Thu. Oct. 6
7 p.m.: "The Wall"
8 p.m.: "Dark Side of the Moon"
$5 tickets available at the planetarium
Schedule & more information: http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/planetarium/laser-light-shows.htm



OCTOBER IS LGBT HISTORY MONTH
The GLBTQ Resource Center and Allies of Kutztown University will be sponsoring the following events:
Oct. 6    National Coming Out Day Celebration, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Old Main Lobby
                Speaker:  Mark Segal, 7 p.m., MSU Alumni Auditorium
Oct. 20  Spirit Day Observance
Oct. 27  Rocky Horror Picture Show, 7 p.m., MSU MPR



NATIONALLY KNOWN LGBT JOURNALIST, ACTIVIST TO SPEAK AT KU
Oct. 6, 7 p.m.
In honor of LGBT History Month, the nation's most awarded LGBT journalist Mark Segal will speak at Kutztown University on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium in the McFarland Student Union.  The event is free and open to the public.  Respected by his peers for pioneering the idea of local LGBT newspapers, Segal is one of the founders and former president of both The National Gay Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild. He is known as the nation's most-award-winning commentator in LGBT media. His memoir, "And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality" was released in October and has become a best seller.  Read the full release here.



UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
Oct. 6, 4 p.m., 102 AF
The next meeting of the University Senate will be held Thursday, October 6, at 4 p.m. in 102 AF.
The agenda and attachments can be found on the Senate website by clicking on the following link:
http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate/next-meeting-agenda-and-attachments.htm
Note: All University Senate meetings for 2016 will be held in 102 AF.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate



PHILOSOPHY CLUB
Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. in MSU 323.   There will be a panel discussion on:  Can You Feel Safe in a Safe Space?
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



COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY
Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
Professor Harry Krizan, Art and Art History, will talk about "Images Beyond Earth" on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Harry Krizan, professor, Art and Art History department will talk about the process of Astrophotography and how it relates to his painting.  "All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing and participate in the Discussion."
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts



STUDENTS EXCUSED FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITING EXAM
Oct. 7, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The following Professional Writing majors will be completing the required Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam on Friday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please excuse them from any missed classes and allow them to make up any missed work.  Berry, Sarah; Boccardo, Jessica; Brajkovich, Morgan; Gibson, Shannon; Johle, Bryce; Keer, Adrienne; Kinsman, Jacob; Nave, Ashley; Pagliei, Kristan; Rineer, Kassidy; Whitesall, Donald
                Todd Dodson, Professional Writing Comprehensive Exam Coordinator



SUMMIT ON INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
Oct. 7 Registration deadline
One more week to register for the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Ninth Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education on Nov. 2-4, 2016, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 7. Individuals or their respective departments are responsible for their own registration, but we would like to know who from KU is planning to attend. We will also help connect folks who might be looking to share transportation and/or lodging. If you are attending, please send a quick email to schearer@kutztown.edu. For more information and to register: http://www.iup.edu/socialequity/events/state-system-summit-2016/.



KEITH PACHULSKI - GUEST SPEAKER
Oct. 11, 11 a.m.
"Compliance Driven - From Checklist, Physical Compromise to Internally Network Compromise"
On Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 11a.m. - Noon in Boehm lecture hall 260, Keith Pachulski, the Security Officer for Health Network Laboratories (HNL) and Security Consultant. Keith has over 23 years of experience in physical and information security realms. He is currently responsible for the development and management of the information security program at HNL. Previously he was responsible for the management and performance of onsite red team tests for Dell - SecureWorks. Additionally he performed physical and electronic penetration tests, web application assessments and wireless assessments. Prior to that, he was a CSO overseeing the operations of 13 companies and created/managed a Managed Security Services program for a private sector company supporting clients internationally. He has extensive experience working in the Federal sector performing vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and compliance assessments. POC: Thiep Pham, Computer Science and Information Technology 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, October 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



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.



KU HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL
Oct. 18, 9 a.m.
The Kutztown University High School Choral Festival will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. This event showcases five area high school choral ensembles performing for each other non-competitively. The performance order will be drawn randomly and each performance will be followed by a clinic experience by Dr. Hank Alviani, associate professor of music.
The goal of the festival is to give the high schools experience in performing for an audience and the opportunity to watch other schools perform. As well as a clinic to help fine tune their music.
The five high schools and their conductors are:
Cocalico High School Choir, Kristen E. Diehl, director
Hamburg High School, Dr. Christine Ryan, director
Pleasant Valley High School, Mrs. Lois Mann, director
Whitehall High School, Andy Borghesani, director
Pocono Mountain West High School, Mandy Gambal, director
For more information contact Dr. Henry Alviani at alviani@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4553. 



MIKE POSNER TICKETS AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC
Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Kutztown University will host a concert by Mike Posner on Thursday, Oct 20, at 8 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  General public tickets are now available at a cost of $40 each at the MSU Information Desk with cash, check or BearBucks only.  Credit and debit cards are not accepted.  The concert is sponsored by the KU Student Government Board and the Association for Campus Events. 



RENTAL REGALIA FOR COMMENCEMENT 

Nov. 4 Rental Deadline
In preparation for spring commencement, faculty in need of regalia may rent maroon attire through KUSSI at no cost to you. Academic attire is required for individuals participating in the commencement program. The deadline to place an order for rental attire is Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

To place an order for rental attire, please contact Laurel Brandt by email lbrandt@kutztown.edu with the following information:
·         First and Last Name
·         Height
·         Degree
·         Area of Study
·         Alma mater

Rented attire can be picked up in room 171, McFarland Student Union, starting Monday, Dec. 12,  between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. It must be returned immediately following the graduation ceremony to KUSSI in the faculty robing area.
                Jim Scally, auxiliary service coordinator, KUSSI
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Friday, Oct. 7
7 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. Shippensburg - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

Saturday, Oct. 8
12 p.m.                 Women's Soccer vs. Clarion - Keystone Field (Live Stats)
1:05 p.m.             Football vs. Bloomsburg - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video)
3 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. Millersville - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)
7 p.m.                   Field Hockey vs. West Chester - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Video)

 

 


The Daily Brief is published Monday through Friday except holidays by the Office of University Relations.
To submit items for the Daily Brief, please e-mail dbrief@kutztown.edu by 2 p.m. on the day prior to publication.
Entries can be a maximum of 150 words. PLEASE INCLUDE SUGGESTED RUN DATES IN THE SUBJECT LINE (Max 4). Please no attachments.
For more information or to see prior issues of the Daily Brief, please visit the daily brief homepage.

Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the KU Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event
at 610-683-4108 or e-mail accommodation@kutztown.edu in order to discuss accommodations.
Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Nondiscrimination Statement
Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of
gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Students do not receive the Daily Brief. Submit items for Bear Essentials.