Daily Brief

October 10, 2019

L to R: Gerald Curran, Dr. Kunal K. Das, Anna Faretty, Matthew Meehan. Insert photos: Brain Kilpatrick and Andrew Pyle.

Left to Right: Gerald Curran, Kunal Das, Anna Faretty, Matthew Meehan. Inset photos: Brian Kilpatrick and Andrew Pyle.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Two Kutztown University physics majors, Anna Faretty and Gerald Curran presented original research at the 50th annual meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Dr. Kunal K. Das as well as a URC grant for Faretty. Based on this work, they are currently writing a manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.

THREE KU ALUMNI EARN DOCTORATES IN PHYSICS
KU alumnus and physics major, Matthew Meehan stopped by Faretty and Curran’s poster. Meehan’s presence underscores the value of such research for our students, for this very year he received his doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. This year, KU alumni Brian Kilpatrick and Andrew J. Pyle, also earned their doctorates in physics, from Brown University and The College of William and Mary respectively. Kilpatrick received a prestigious fellowship to continue his career. These students got their start in physics research at KU, working with Das supported by his continuing grants from the NSF.
     Kunal Das, Department of Physical Sciences

WEATHER

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

Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW DAILY BRIEF SUBMISSION FORM
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     Tammy Starner Wert, University Relations

ROHRBACH LIBRARY ARTIST RECEPTION: CHARLES F. STONEWALL
Oct. 10
Rohrbach Library will be holding an artist reception featuring Charles F. Stonewall and his series of photographs, “Between Silence and Light,” 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10. Stonewall will discuss his process for creating meditative and cinematic-like photographs that are aimed toward opening a dialogue about the impact of trauma. Until then, stop by the main floor of the library to view his work. Light refreshments will be provided. https://rohrbachlibrary.wordpress.com/2019/10/01/charles-f-stonewall-artist-reception-between-silence-and-light/
     Rohrbach Library

KU WIND ENSEMBLE PRESENTS “SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS”

Oct. 11
The Kutztown University Wind Ensemble will present their first campus concert of the semester with a program titled “Spiritual Journeys,” 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, on the stage in Schaeffer Auditorium. Works by American composers William Schuman, David Gillingham, Dwayne Milburn and Christopher Nelson will be featured. You may even hear a march by the March King, John Philip Sousa, thrown in for good measure. The concert is free and open to the public. Share the beauty of KU; bring a friend.
     Daniel Neuenschwander, Department of Music

REC CENTER AND POOL: FALL BREAK OPERATING HOURS
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall swimming pool will be operating under the following hours for Fall Break:
– Friday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 12: regular hours.
– Sunday, Oct. 13: 1-6 p.m. (Pool closed.)
– Monday, Oct. 14: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.)
– Tuesday, Oct. 15: regular hours.
Group Exercise: Monday, Oct. 14, we will only have the lunchtime BodyPump class with Cheryl. Regular classes resume Tuesday, Oct. 15.
     Tracy Turner, Recreational Services

“DYNAMICS OF ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS”
Oct. 17
The Commission on Status of Women in collaboration with Social Work and Advocates of Kutztown is bringing a speaker on campus for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please join us at noon, Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Multicultural Center's Unity Room to hear about the “Dynamics of Abusive Relationships” from the survivor's perspective. Please contact Dr. Yasoda Sharma at sharma@kutztown.edu, if you have any questions.
     Yasoda Sharma, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

NEW WOMEN’S NETWORK ON CAMPUS
Oct. 17
Join us in launching a new women’s network on campus: AWE - Advancing Women’s Leadership. Our inaugural event is 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, 223 McFarland Student Union. The Courage Factor: a panel discussion on the courage to use your voice and take risks. Light refreshments will be served. This free event is open to students, alumni and KU staff. Please RSVP to COB@Kutztown.edu.
     Arian Hungaski, College of Business

NEW YORK CITY ARTS BUSES
Saturdays, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7: Tickets are $20 per person (first come, first served.) Spend the day in NYC on your own at the museums, galleries and stores. Leave at 9 a.m. from B1 parking lot, west of Boehm Science Center. Drop off and pick up in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Arrive back in Kutztown at approximately 9:30 p.m. Transportation provided by Klein Transportation Company. Tickets may be purchased at the information desk, McFarland Student Union. Bear Bucks, cash and checks payable to KUSSI are accepted.
     College of Visual and Performing Arts

FIRST-GEN CELEBRATION
Thank you for your support of the First-Gen Celebration last week. The event was a huge success with more than 190 students and 40 faculty/staff members in attendance. Check your email for details on how to earn a First-Gen friendly sticker and magnet if you couldn’t attend the event. Shirts are also available for purchase to wear Friday, Nov. 8, National First-Gen Celebration Day.
     Loriann Irving, TRIO Student Support Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 10

9 a.m.

Open Session: Advising Scheduling/Notes in MyKU
200 Stratton Administration Center

Oct. 10

11 a.m.

FDI: The Legacy of Toni Morrison
218A McFarland Student Union

Oct. 10

3:30 p.m.

Artist Reception featuring Charles F. Stonewall
Rohrbach Library

Oct. 11

9 a.m.

Flu Clinic
Kemp Building

Oct. 11

9 a.m.

COB Open House
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 11

1 p.m.

CET OER Workshop: “Open Textbooks”
29 Rohrbach Library

Oct. 11

7:30 p.m.

KU Wind Ensemble “Spiritual Journeys”
Schaeffer Auditorium

Oct. 12

8 a.m.

STEM Open House
Boehm Science Center: Check-in, Lobby

Oct. 14

ALL DAY

Fall Break
Administrative Offices Open / No classes

Oct. 15

ALL DAY

Fall Break
Administrative Offices Open / No classes

Oct. 16

1:30 p.m.

Board of Governors public meeting
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 17

9 a.m.

Board of Governors public meeting
218 McFarland Student Union

Oct. 17

noon

Speaker: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Unity Room, Multicultural Center

Oct. 17

5:30 p.m.

AWE - Advancing Women’s Leadership
223 McFarland Student Union

WTEN vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Courts

FB vs. East Stroudsburg (Pink Zone)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats / Video / Audio)

WTEN vs. Slippery Rock
Keystone Courts

FALL FERTILIZER AND WEED CONTROL APPLICATION
Oct. 14
TruGreen will be on campus early Monday, Oct. 14, to perform our annual fall fertilizer and weed control application. They should be finished by early afternoon. Please stay off treated areas until they are dry, which is usually within 30 minutes or so after the application is completed. Thank you.
     Will Meeker, Facilities

BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING
Oct. 16 and 17
The Board of Governors will hold its regular quarterly meeting 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, and 9 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in 218 McFarland Student Union, Nancy Jean Stump ΚΌ54 Multipurpose Room. Persons with a disability who wish to attend the meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate should contact Audrey Guistwhite at 717-720-4010 to discuss how the State System may best accommodate their needs.
     University Relations

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

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