Daily Brief

October 4, 2019

Data analytics students visit their data source at Hawk Mountain.

DATA ANALYTICS STUDENTS VISIT THEIR DATA SOURCE AT HAWK MOUNTAIN
On Sept. 21, Dr. Laurie Goodrich (center in photo), director of Conservation Science at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, presented an overview of data collection for raptor migration to Dr. Dale Parson and his students from CSC458 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics. The students are analyzing relationships of raptor migration and weather patterns using datasets from Hawk Mountain, the Hamburg Weather Station (as identified by Dr. Michael Davis of geography), and sunrise/sunset times. Following Goodrich’s presentation, the class hiked to the North Lookout, the site of the raptor sighting data collection.
     Dale Parson, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

WEATHER

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

Skies clear after last night's frontal passage. High pressure settles in for the weekend. Big story will be the wind. Northerly winds may be rather strong keeping temperatures in check. High temperature in the mid-60s. Winds north at 11-17 mph, gusting to 22 mph.

Campus weather gurus Monsoon Mike and Dr. Michael Davis discuss Wednesday’s extremely unseasonable October heat, the major snap back to reality, and what to expect in the coming days. They also discuss an approaching event on campus. All in this 12-minute podcast. Click here to listen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SHOW INCREASE IN VOTING RATE
Kutztown University student voting and registration rates have risen significantly from 2014. A report by the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement shows 33.9% of KU students voted in the 2018 midterm elections, an increase of 23.9% from 2014. The increase reflects nearly 2,000 more KU students voting, from 865 in 2014 to 2,734 in 2018. Beyond voter turnout, the number of students registered to vote increased by 1,008 students. 73.9% of KU students are registered voters. The deadline to register for the Nov. 5 election is Monday, Oct. 7. Read More.
     Bryan Salvadore, Office of Communications

UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Oct. 10 – proposal deadline
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, in 29 Rohrbach Library. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is noon, Thursday, Oct. 10. Please submit proposals to UCC secretary, Lisa Brennan, in 319 Stratton Administration Center, the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. Please note a hard copy signed original should be submitted for each proposal uploaded to the SharePoint site. Contact Ms. Brennan at ext. 3-4220 with any questions.
     Lisa Brennan, University Curriculum Committee

A SECOND FLU CLINIC – REGISTRATION OPEN
Oct. 11
If you missed the Rite-Aid flu clinic, we are holding a second clinic 9-11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, in Human Resources, Kemp Building. If you are interested in participating in this on-campus flu clinic, please register here. If you are attending the clinic, please bring your Caremark Card (PEBTF) or your Highmark Blue Shield card (for non-PEBTF) with you.
     Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

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

OPEN SESSIONS FOR PROFILE PICTURES
Oct. 21 and 22
The university photographer will be holding open photo sessions for faculty and staff to update profile pictures, 2-4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, and noon to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in 527 B-Wing, Old Main. Take the elevator in B-Wing (near the Blue Room) to the fifth floor. Do not wear neutral gray clothing because the backdrop is gray. If you have any questions, please contact Marie Fenstermacher at mfenster@kutztown.edu or ext. 6-5839.
     Office of Marketing and Digital Media

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 4

8:30 a.m.

COE Open House
Lobby, Beekey Education Building

Oct. 4

9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Visiting Artist Robert Lugo: Demonstration
108 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 4

4 p.m.

Visiting Artist Robert Lugo: Lecture
120 Sharadin Arts Building

Oct. 7

9 a.m.

3D Mobile Mammography
Lot E2, Student Recreation Center

Oct. 7

3:30 p.m.

President’s Open Hour
303 Stratton Administration Center

Oct. 7

5:30 p.m.

Walks with Wynnie
Rear porch, President’s House

Oct. 8

7:30 p.m.

KU Orchestra Performance
Schaeffer Auditorium

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

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. 4

7 p.m.

WVB vs. Edinboro
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 5

11 a.m.

FH vs. Seton Hill (Senior Day)
Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)

Oct. 5

2 p.m.

WVB vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

Oct. 5

2 p.m.

WSOC vs. Mansfield
Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Oct. 6

1 p.m.

WVB vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena (Live Stats / Video)

THE WASHINGTON CENTER INTERNSHIP
Oct. 9
A representative from The Washington Center will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 9. To have the representative visit your class and discuss internships, email Jenelle Henry, henry@kutztown.edu. Please encourage your students to attend the information session at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, in 116 McFarland Student Union. This internship gives them real-work experience and builds a professional network. It can be done over the summer or for a semester and allows the students to earn academic credit. For more information, call ext. 3-4067.
     Jeann Cengeri, Career Development Center

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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