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September 23, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

The Golden Age of Exoplanet Discovery 

 

Kutztown University is pleased to welcome Dr. Joshua Pepper from Lehigh University to campus today for a public lecture about "The Golden Age of Exoplanet Discovery"!  The event is sponsored by ACE and is free and open to the public.  Please consider attending and tell your students, friends, and family about it.  Free refreshments will be provided.  The location of the event is the Student Union Building, room 183.  Also, the KU Planetarium will be providing a very cool door prize that will go to a lucky member of the audience.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

6 p.m.                   Sesquicentennial Academic Series: Jody Matthews, art therapist, 114 Sheradin
7 p.m.                   Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg, Andre Reed Stadium
7 p.m.                   Dr. Joshua Pepper, MSU 183

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

High pressure extending from the North Dakota to Nova Scotia will provide for sunny skies. High temperature near 80. Winds north at 3-6 mph.

 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

 

In September 1985 computers are used for the first time for drop/add at KU.  Each department has one computer and one individual trained to perform drop/add functions.  Departments can only access their classes so a student goes to one department to drop a class and then to another department to add a class. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
BUS TRIP TO PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 13, 2015 
Kutztown University's Crafts Area is coordinating a bus trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show on Nov. 13, 2015. KU students, alumni and faculty will be exhibiting work.  Also, visit Olde City galleries, historic sites and museums.

·         Tickets are $20.
·         Bus leaving KU from Parking Lot B1, west of Boehm Science Building, at 10:30 a.m. with returning departure from Philadelphia at 6:30 p.m.
·         Drop off and pick up in Philadelphia at 12th and Arch Streets, Pennsylvania Convention Center.
·         Seats are available to the university community.
·         Tickets may be purchased at MSU Information Desk.


  

FAMILY FUN, FOOTBALL, FOOD AND FIREWORKS! 
On Oct. 3 we would like to welcome you, our KU family of faculty and staff, to join us when the Golden Bears take on Millersville University, during our Family Day celebration.   Tailgate registration opens at 4:30 p.m., with the kick-off starting at 6:05 p.m.   A hot buffet will be open to guests from 5-7 p.m., and drinks will be served until the end of the 3rd quarter.   The tailgate is located in the Student Recreation Center, with both covered and air-conditioned seating available.   KU Presidential Ambassadors will be available to help direct you once you enter the Rec Center.  After the game, you and your family can enjoy the fireworks display sponsored by PSECU!   Our discounted rate for faculty and staff is adults $10, 13-20 years of age $5 and kids 12 and under are free, but must be registered.  Because of the discounted cost, you must call or stop in the Wiesenberger Alumni Center to register.  For more information, please phone 610.683.4110.  Hope to see you there! 
                Cheryl Swavely, alumni relations events manager


PLACE, PEOPLE, PURPOSE, AND PRACTICE: SERVICE LEARNING THROUGH ART
Today, Sept. 23, as part of the Academic Sesquicentennial Series, art therapist Jody Matthews will be working with students on KU's campus. Sponsored by the Department of Art Education & Crafts and the KU Sesquicentennial Committee, Place, People, Purpose, and Practice: Service Learning through Art will be held in Sharadin Arts Building from 6 - 9 p.m. Matthews specializes in working with children, teens, and adults who struggle with issues such as depression, behavior problems, physical and sexual abuse. Using drawing, design, and three-dimensional construction, Matthews helps her clients use art to express their feelings and deal with the issues that they are facing.


  
KU COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM RANKED ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION
The Kutztown University Master of Computer Science program has been ranked in the top 100 in the nation by The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times.  KU placed at 93 on the list, the highest of any of the State System of Higher Education Schools and the fourth highest in the state behind Carnegie-Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State.  The complete list of schools can be found at https://tfetimes.com/2016-computer-science-rankings/.  In their methodology TFE used mean GMAT scores, starting salaries, undergraduate grade point averages, acceptance rate and graduate employment information.  TFE Times is a business news site that covers technology, finance and news from Wall Street.  Their news site can be found at www.tfetimes.com


  
COPY CENTER SCHEDULE
The Copy Center will be closed from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 24.


 

SHELLEY SPECTOR LECTURE
The Department of Art Education and Crafts of Kutztown University is presenting a lecture by
Philadelphia based artist Shelley Spector on Sept. 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, McFarland Student Union Building.  Shelley Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia's arts community for years as a respected artist, innovative gallery owner, and champion of emerging talent. In 2015, the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Spector's first solo museum exhibition, Keep the Home Fires Burning, a walk-through presentation of wood and textile-based sculpture that reflects on the universal quest for hope, home, and connectedness.  Spector's multidisciplinary works are part of many private and public collections including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC.  
http://shelleyspector.com/
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/819.html


 
TROMBONE SHORTY GALLERY
A gallery of photos from last week's Trombone Shorty concert in Schaeffer Auditorium are available here


  
HEADSHOT PHOTOS TOMORROW
A photographer will be available tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4 - 7 p.m. in MSU 312 for any faculty or staff member who would like a headshot photo taken.  The background is maroon and gold.  Please avoid wearing reds or anything with small patterns.  If you have questions please email me at dajohnson@kutztown.edu.  Thank you.
                Dave Johnson, University Relations  

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

  

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Follow Kutztown's social media pages for behind-the-scenes coverage of all things KU. KU has official Facebook and Twitter accounts that update fans on breaking news, final scores, and photos of the Golden Bears.


  
UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Field Hockey vs. Shippensburg - 7 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME CLUB SPORT EVENTS
Friday, Sept. 25                 Ice Hockey vs. Layfette, Body Zone, Wyomissing
Saturday, Sept. 26           Women's Rugby vs. St. Joseph's University, Farm Field





 

 

 


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