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September 30, 2015

 

The Daily Brief

Brandon Brown KU Career Center Interviews 

 Photo:  Student: Brandon Brown, junior, Leisure and Sport Studies; Employer Volunteer/Interviewer: Gina Burzynski, Account Manager, TEKsystems.  TEKsystems was recently named to FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 2015.

Have you recently noticed students in suits? Last week, more than 200 KU juniors and seniors completed mock interviews with 36 employer volunteers during Mock Interview Mania Week hosted by the Career Development Center. Students walk away with increased confidence, tips and feedback to use in acing future interviews.
                Jessica Kirkwood, assistant director, Career Development Center

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.     Liberty Mutual, MSU
4 p.m.                    The State of Latino Education, Alumni Auditorium, MSU
6:30 p.m.               Mock Trial Meeting, Old Main 278
7 p.m.                    Film Night, MSU 183
9 p.m.                    Fire Alarm Testing, Stratton Administration Building

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

 

Mainly cloudy with rounds of rain showers possible, some perhaps heavy, especially in the a.m. and especially east. Highs in the lower 70s in the north and upper 70s in the south with temperatures dropping later.

 

 

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 1895 the Keystone reports that the Reading Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has started a chapter at KU.  The primary goal of the chapter is to make the public aware of the effects of racial prejudice and do everything legally to eliminate it. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


"THE STATE OF LATINO EDUCATION" FREDERICK DOUGLAS INSTITUTE
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Angel Figueroa, vice president of resource development at I-Lead Inc., speaking on "The State of Latino Education." This event is hosted by the Frederick Douglass Institute in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. We hope that you will join us for this special event being held on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, MSU. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!  
                Dr. Sanelli, director, Frederick Douglass Institute


  
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


  
FIRE ALARM TESTING
The project to upgrade the mass notification and fire alarm system in Stratton Administration is complete and will be tested on Wednesday, Sept. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 1 from 9 p.m. until midnight each day. During this testing alarms will sound, strobes will activate, and evacuation announcements will be audible. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Steve Wilson, project manager at wilson@kutztown.edu.
                Terry Brown, Facilities


  
TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD WITH CORN/MAIZE
The Multicultural Center continues with this worldly series with Corn/Maize on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in 104 Multicultural Center. There will be a brief presentation by International Student, Sasha-Lee Hayward of South Africa on Putu Pap(corn porridge).

Also there will be a corn trivia plus sampling of foods from different cultures made from corn. Papers on the history, consumption, rituals and fun facts will be available as well. Please come and join us for this educational and tasty event.
                Jeann Cengeri, x34807, Multicultural Center


  
FACULTY AND STAFF FAMILIES WELCOME!
We would like to invite you and your families to join us this Saturday, Oct. 3 for Family Day. The students and their families enjoy mingling with faculty and staff families on this day - so come out and join in the festivities. The schedule for this year's family day can be found using this link: http://www.kutztown.edu/events/family-day/schedule.htm


  
A SENSE OF WONDER
A Sense of Wonder is a play written and performed by Kaiulani Lee.  It is a story about Rachel Carson's love for the natural world and her fight to defend it! Environmentalist and Pennsylvania native, Rachel Carson was named as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time magazine.  Come out to experience this one woman play about Rachel Carson on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the MSU 183!
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor


  
SPANISH FOR MODERN BUSINESS
Spanish for Modern Business Minor Meet, Greet (and Eat)! The Department of Modern Language Studies invites the campus community to join us on Thursday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m., DF 109 to find out about the exciting new Spanish for Modern Business Minor! Everyone is invited to attend (and eat pizza)! Please share this announcement with your students, advisees and colleagues! Contact Dr. Dawn Slack, Department of Modern Language Studies, DF 13, slack@kutztown.edu
                Dr. Dawn Slack, Modern Language Studies


  
KU FOUNDATION & LIBERTY MUTUAL
The KU Foundation and Alumni Relations office would like to invite all KU faculty and staff to a Liberty Mutual day on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the McFarland Student Union. A representative will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.*

As a an employee of Kutztown University, you could save hundreds of dollars on car and home insurance with Liberty Mutual, while receiving advice and excellent service from licensed insurance counselors. Opportunities for consultation and quotes will be available. Please feel free to bring your current auto and/or home insurance declaration pages to receive a free, no-obligation quote. We hope you can join us!

If you are unable to attend, but you are still interested in an auto or home quote, please contact:

Dan Welker '87
Daniel.Welker@LibertyMutual.com
(610) 398-9800 x51475

* Note: Please obtain approval from supervisor if you plan on visiting during business hours.
                Alex Ogeka, Kutztown University Foundation & Alumni Relations


  
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
Free student daytrip to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC on Thursday, Oct. 29. Sponsored by ACE, English, History, CLAS Dean's office, and the Multicultural Center. Please tell students to contact Dr. Amanda Morris at amorris@kutztown.edu to reserve a seat by Oct. 15!
                Amanda Morris, associate professor of Multiethnic Rhetorics


  
MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS WITH THE DALI QUARTET
Enjoy an extraordinary free Friday-morning performance in Schaeffer Auditorium Oct. 9, 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. with the Dalí Quartet, among today's freshest voices in Classical and Latin-American music.

Anchored in both Venezuela's El Sistema and in American classical conservatory traditions, this exciting string quartet creates an extraordinary experience that will take you on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet embraces imagination, excellence, and surprise as central to its art.

The 2015-2016 Brandywine Artists in Residence at West Chester University, their residency's special focus is on Latin American music. For their Friday workshop, titled Music of the Americas, KU hosts youth musicians from Allentown School District's El Sistema Lehigh Valley program.

This free performance is part of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, an initiative of the Department of Modern Languages with help from Rohrbach Library.
See http://library.kutztown.edu/latino for many more exciting events throughout our region.

Supported by generous grants from the KU Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.
                Bruce Jensen, Emerging Technologies Librarian


 

 

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 - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Oct. 3 - Field Hockey vs. Slippery Rock - 1 p.m.(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. (Rugby Pitch, Luckenbill Rd.)
Sunday, Oct. 4 - Men's Soccer vs. Lehigh, 11 a.m. (Andre Reed Stadium)

 

 


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