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October 26, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

KU ALUMNA TO ATTEND UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE Shana Rose, KU alumna to attend UN Conference

Shana Rose, a Kutztown University 2016 Environmental Geography alumna, will attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)/ Conference of the Parties (COP23) as a delegate on behalf of the American Association of Geographers (AAG). The United Nations conference will take place in Bonn, Germany from November 6 thru 17. The conference will be hosted by German and Fijian governments. During the summit they will discuss issues relating to sustainability and climate neutrality. Congratulations, Shana Rose.
     Department of Geography


WEATHER

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

Thursday will be even more fall-like with temperatures likely not making it out of the 50s. A brief instability shower could happen but I expect most of the day to be dry with at least partial sunshine.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

ALUM MIKE POPADINES IN "ALL ACCESS" MAGAZINE
Former KUR DJ and student organization president Mike Popadines '10 was given a write-up in the web's largest radio and music industry magazine "All Access." Mike works at Music Choice in New York City, programming 10 audio channels. Music Choice is one of the companies who provides piped-in music to your favorite restaurants, department stores and supermarkets and to cable TV subscribers. Mike credits his success to KU's own KU Radio and mentions the radio station at the start of the "10 Questions with ... Mike Popadines" article. Check it out at https://www.allaccess.com/alternative/10-questions/archive/27289/10-questions-with-mike-popadines.
     Michael Regensburger, KUR

2017 KU SPORT MANAGEMENT CASE COMPETITION
The Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 KU Sport Management Case Competition: Nicole Fetchko, Clay Domine, Thomas Klinger, and Deren Cicitta. Five student teams competed to earn a spot on the team that will represent Kutztown University at the 2017 Sport Marketing Association's Aspire Group Case Study Bowl.  The national conference takes place Nov. 1-3, in Boston, MA.  Congratulations to the winners and to all the students who participated.
     Yongjae Kim, Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies

DAYTRIP ANNOUNCEMENT
Oct. 26
Students in Dr. Amanda Morris's Native American Writing and Rhetoric course are visiting the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC, today, Thursday, Oct. 26. Please excuse their absence. Thank you.
     Amanda Morris, Department of English

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
The KU student group, Allies, is sponsoring a fun and interactive screening and shadow cast of the film, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," today at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, MSU.
     Christine Price, director, GLBTQ Resource Center and Women's Center

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES OPEN HOUSE
Oct. 27
The Learning Technologies Open House, is Friday, Oct. 27, in 223 MSU. Please feel free to register and join us.

9:30 a.m. Transitioning from Traditional to Hybrid Courses
10 a.m. Tabletop Gaming, an Aspect of Geographic Learning
10:30 a.m. Using D2L ePortfolios for Student Reflection, Feedback and Presentations
11 a.m. Open Educational Resources in Mathematics
11:30 a.m. Tracking Faculty and Academic Administrators' Attitudes and Practices Related to Online Education
Noon Break
12:30 p.m. Going Deep in Social Media: Honing Analytics and Questioning Content
1 p.m. Making Participation Meaningful
1:30 p.m. How I Moved Beyond "Chalk & Talk" Strategies Using Technology
2 p.m. Technology and Formative Assessment Extravaganza!
     Doug Scott, Learning Technologies

FRIGHT NIGHT IN THE LIBRARY SUNDAY
Oct. 29, 5 - 7 p.m.
Come to STEAMworks Sunday, Oct. 29, 5 - 7 p.m. for this week's Sunday Funday! It's Fright Night in STEAMworks with a spooky movie, candy, games and a costume contest. STEAMworks is KU's makerspace, on the bottom floor of the library in 18 RL.
     Bruce Jensen, Rohrbach Library

SOCIAL EQUITY POLICIES TRAINING
Oct. 30 and Nov. 7
The Office of Social Equity will offer Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Harassment Training, as follows:
     -Monday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m., 312 McFarland Student Union
     -Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m., 312 McFarland Student Union
Each session should last approximately 30-45 minutes. If you would like to attend either of the above sessions, please register by e-mail at jfox@kutztown.edu. Please obtain approval from your supervisor, if necessary.
     Jesus Peña, deputy to the President for Compliance, Equity & Legal Affairs/Title IX Coordinator


UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 26 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wellness Expo
Student Recreation Center
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Frederick Douglas Institute
250 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Homecoming Cupcakes
McFarland Student Union
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Philosophy Club
312 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 26 11 a.m. Vince Nicastro, Big East Conference
200 Academic Forum
Oct. 26 7 p.m. Planetarium Show
100 Grim
Oct. 27 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Learning Technologies Open House
223 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 27 Noon Bitcoin and Blockchain Meetup
323 McFarland Student Union
Oct. 28 1 - 5 p.m. Potato Project
Pa. German Cultural Heritage Center
Oct. 28 1 p.m. Rugby vs. Wheeling Jesuit,
Rugby Pitch
Oct. 29 5 - 7 p.m. Fright Night
18 Rohrbach Library
Oct. 30 Noon - 3 p.m. Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead,
218 McFarland Student Union

ATHLETICS

UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 28
11 a.m.    Field Hockey vs Limestone - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
4:05 p.m. Football vs Shippensburg - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Watch / Listen)

KU FOUNDATION

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

AUTUMN WELLNESS EXPO
Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Autumn Wellness Expo will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. There will be more than 30 vendors, free fitness assessments, free health screenings, Love Your Body tables, light refreshments will be served at 11 a.m. and much more.
     Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Heath Promotion and Alcohol and Other Drug Services

PLANETARIUM SHOW
Oct. 26, 7 p.m. - "Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens" planetarium show
Oct. 26, 8 p.m. - Open Observatory (weather permitting)
Last month, NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its 20-year mission at Saturn by deliberately crashing into the giant planet and plunging to its death. Join us at the planetarium in 100 Grim at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, to learn what Cassini discovered about Saturn, its rings and its moons.  Weather permitting, the astronomical observatory in 300 Grim will be open following the planetarium show.
     Phillip Reed, Planetarium

WEB REDESIGN FOCUS GROUPS
Nov. 3, 322 MSU
We are redesigning the Kutztown University's website and need your input. We are holding meetings to gather opinions and feedback on our website and what we need to do to improve it as we design a website that is up to date technologically and functionally. To RSVP for an open session, please click here:
     -Nov. 3, 10-11 a.m., 322 MSU - Open meeting (http://evite.me/be8CEyKyrj)
     -Nov. 3, 11-noon, 322 MSU - Faculty (http://evite.me/jUyare7akF)
     University Relations Web Services

KU IN THE NEWS

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