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September 29, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Aristotle's Theory of Abstraction by Alan Back 

Congratulations to Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, on the release of his new book, Aristotle's Theory of Abstraction.  This book investigates Aristotle's views on abstraction and explores how he uses it. In this work, the author follows Aristotle in focusing on the scientific detail first and then approaches the metaphysical claims, and so creates a reconstructed theory that explains many puzzles of Aristotle's thought. 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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ALL DAY                National Coffee Day, Starbucks
11 a.m.                 CoB Featured Speaker, Brad Mayne, AF 200
11 a.m.                 Guest Speaker, Dr. Yoko Ishii, OM 28
6:30 p.m.             Shelly Spector Lecture, Alumni Auditorium
7:30 p.m.             Clarinet Duo Recital, Georgian Room

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Mostly cloudy and humid. Showers possible, especially in the afternoon. Periods of rain overnight. Highs in the upper 70s.

 

 

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.)

 

September 29, 1934:  Happy Birthday KUMU!
Keystone State Teachers College debuts its first marching band at a football game versus Mansfield.  The school spent nearly $1,000 (more than $17,000 in today's currency) for instruments and uniforms for the 31-member band.  The first rehearsal was Sept. 17 under the direction of Miss Bessie Waldrop.  Keystone lost that game 8-2 and went 1-6 that season with the lone victory coming over Lock Haven in the final game.    

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


KU PHILOSOPHY CLUB
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Oct.  1, 11:00am in MSU [SUB] 312.   Cody Mayak will speak on:

How the Mind Can Move a Goat
Jaegwon Kim on Mental Causation

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 email accommodation@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Joshua Steinberg, president; Allan Bäck, advisor


  
CONGRATULATIONS TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA ASSISTANT PROFESSOR JENNIFER SUWAK.
Her new film 'Frieda & Eddie, A Jersey Shore Love Story' has been chosen as an official selection of the 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival. Additionally, it was nominated to be a competitor in the 'Best Documentary Short' category that will be submitted to an esteemed panel of jurors for consideration.

Austin Film Festival is an Oscar® qualifying screening that takes place in Austin, Texas from Oct.  29 - November 5. We wish her the best of luck!
                Helen Bieber, chair, Electronic Media


  
HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAY!
Starbucks will be planting 1 million coffee trees in honor of National Coffee Day, as part of their "One Tree for Every Bag," Commitment. Stop by our Bear's Den Starbucks on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and celebrate National Coffee Day with your purchase of any bag of Starbucks coffee you can be a part of the commitment!


  
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS FEATURED SPEAKER SERIES: BRAD MAYNE
Today, Sept. 29, as part of the College of Business Featured Speaker Series, Brad Mayne, CFE, and President and CEO of MetLife Stadium, will be speaking at the Academic Forum room 200 at 11 a.m. Mayne has vast experience in the sports and entertainment industries throughout his career in the management, design, construction, financing, and marketing fields while working with professional sports teams and operating stadiums and performing arts theaters. MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, has achieved the recognition of Highest Grossing Stadium in the World for ticket sales four of past five years under Mayne's guidance.
                College of Business

 


  
GUEST LECTURER: JAPANESE IMMIGRATION
The Dept. of Anthropology/Sociology is pleased to invite the university community to a presentation by Dr. Yoko Ishii. She is a visiting scholar from Japan giving a presentation on her research here in the U.S. She will discuss her studies on Japanese immigrants to the U.S., based on her research in the area around Baltimore, Md. Dr. Ishii's presentation will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29, in OM 28. All are welcome; please tell your students, too.
                David Webb, Anthropology


  
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
                Arts Education and Crafts


 

CLARINET DUO RECITAL
The Department of Music will present a Clarinet Duo Recital on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m.in the Georgian Room. Dr. Soo Goh, Dr. Michelle Kiec (associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts), and pianist Dr. Maria Asteriadou will perform works by Michael Kibbe, Amilcare Ponchielli, and Gunther Schuller. Join us for an evening of great duo music on the clarinet. Admission is free.


 
TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
Campus Pack allows you to implement Wikis, Journals, and Blogs directly into your D2L course shell? Campus Pack is a set of social learning tools that can be integrated into the learning management system (D2L). These tools can be used to create private journals, course blogs, or collaborative wikis. Campus Pack provides instructors the ability to track individual student contributions, as well as set unique permissions for each tool. These guides will help you set up a Wiki, Journal, or Blog in your course!

Campus Pack - Wiki Guide
Campus Pack - Journal Guide
Campus Pack - Blog Guide

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit our Faculty Resource Page for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education


  
FILM NIGHT
A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) learns one day that his distant brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey. This event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30 in MSU 183 at 7 p.m.! Sponsored by ACE & Film Club
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor


  

NOESIS
Noesis [Now merged with Shoptalk ] is an intellectual discussion group open to all members of the Kutztown University community. We typically discuss work in progress or an article of common interest. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the paper to be discussed or on being on the email list, please contact: back@kutztown.edu.  Noesis will meet on Friday, Oct. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in MSU 312 [Please note location change.]. 

Allan Bäck, Department of Philosophy, will speak on:
Aspect and Object
A Theory of Everything
                Allan Bäck, Philosophy


  
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF FACULTY FOR THE KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY CHAMBLISS FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD.
The Chambliss Faculty Research Award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once in a person's career.  Each year, up to two awards can be given.  Each award includes a gold medal engraved with the awardee's name, a certificate of recognition, and a cash prize of $250.  The awards are announced at the Faculty Recognition Ceremony.  Please note that there is the expectation that each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of his or her work the following spring or fall.  Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center by Oct.  5, 2015.
                Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee


  

AFSCME 2234
Members please join us for our next Union meeting on Monday, Oct.  19 at Janelle's Catering Hall in Topton, Pa. at 7 p.m. Please plan to attend; we will be taking nomination for the Executive Board positions. We will be voting in November for all positions for a two year term.
                Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME 2234


  
LOVE STORIES ARE UNIVERSAL, LOVE STORIES ARE POWERFUL,
AND SO ARE THE WOMEN WHO WRITE THEM...
We'd like to invite you and your students to see the new documentary "Love Between the Covers."

This documentary explores the billion dollar Romance Literature industry and the vast, unheralded community of women who have effectively kept the publishing industry afloat. It is an entertaining, powerful, and inspiring look at a diverse selection of contemporary romance novelists and the readers who are addicted to the world of romance literature.  The film explores issues applicable to many classes- Gender Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Professional and Creative Writing, Sexualities, Race, GLBT Issues, History, Popular Culture, Myth, Marketing, Graphic Design, and Advertising, just to name a few.  

Also, did I mention the film is a blast?  

We're really proud to bring "Love Between the Covers" to Kutztown University.

Join us! ( I know our schedules are crazy. Yet this is a truly fun and inspirational film- It's worth a night!) 

Wednesday, Oct.  28 at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium. Free.

http://www.lovebetweenthecovers.com/introduction/ 

Let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
                Curt Herr, Grace Hill, and Claire Van Ens


  

JOB OPENINGS:
The following non-instructional vacancies are available on campus.  These positions are open for current employees only.

20150175
Maintenance Repairman 2 - Electrical/HVAC - 2nd shift 
Facilities
Posting End Date: 10/9/2015

20150174
Maintenance Repairman 2 - Carpenter/Painter - 2nd shift
Facilities
Posting End Date: 10/9/2015

Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. Please direct any questions and comments to http://www3.kutztown.edu/hr/askhr.html or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources


 
ONLINE W-2 ENROLLMENT AVAILABLE
W2 electronic delivery "open enrollment" is live and available for all current employees. The enrollment can be found on the Self Service portal (https://portal.passhe.edu) under Employee Self-Service Payroll Update W-2 Election. Employees will be required to attest that they have read the disclosure notice and agree to electronic delivery before they will be allowed to continue with enrollment. Elections made in prior years remain in force; any election made this year will continue to be in force unless the employee reverts to a paper W2 via ESS or terminates their employment. For more information, see "Featured News"
                Jennifer Weidman, Human Resources


  
FOOD PANTRY THIS WEEK  
For those students in need, there is a Food Pantry distribution this week on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Friend, Inc.  Here is some more information: https://orgsync.com/111551/news_posts/119973  No appointment needed.  

If you need a ride, we will have a van that leaves at 10:30am, and at 11:10am from the MSU for those that do not have their own transportation.  Please email Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu so we know to expect you at the van.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Correy Kenney at ckenn651@live.kutztown.edu.  Any questions can be addressed to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu.  Thank you!  ​
                Leah M. Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

 

 
Wear Pink
WEAR PINK ON SATURDAY
In conjunction with their respective home matches, the Kutztown University field hockey and women's tennis teams will show their support for cancer research next Saturday, Oct. 3.  The tennis match is against Edinboro at 11 a.m. at the Keystone Courts, and field hockey takes on Slippery Rock at 1 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium.


  
UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, Sept. 30 - Field Hockey vs. Mercy - 7 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Friday, Oct. 2 - Women's Tennis vs. Mercyhurst - 2 p.m. (Keystone Courts)
Friday, Oct. 2 - Field Hockey vs. Saint Thomas Aquinas - 4 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Friday, Oct. 2 - Women's Volleyball vs. Cheyney - 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Women's Tennis vs. Edinboro - 11 a.m. (Keystone Courts)
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Women's Volleyball vs. West Chester (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Field Hockey vs. Slippery Rock (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Football vs. Millersville - 6:05 p.m. (Andre Reed Stadium) Live Stats | Live Video
Sunday, Oct. 4 - Women's Golf Kutztown Fall Invitational (Moselem Springs Golf Club)

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

  

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME CLUB SPORT EVENTS
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Men's Ice Hockey vs. Rutgers, 8 p.m. (Body Zone, Wyomissing)
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Men's Rugby vs. St. Bonaventure, 12 p.m. (Rigby Pitch, Luckenbill Rd.)
Saturday, Oct. 4 - Men's Soccer vs. Lehigh, 11 a.m. (Andre Reed Stadium)

 

 


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