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September 14, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

KU Sesquicentennial Parade

Check out photos from Saturday's Sesquicentennial events.  Click here.  
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

12 - 2 p.m.

Veterans Services Picnic, MSU Lawn

4 - 6 p.m.

Women's Center Open House, OM 126

6:30 p.m.

Sesquicentennial 5K, North Campus Athletic Fields

7 p.m.

Market Your Goals: The Journey from Me to We, MSU 183

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure drifts to our east during the day. A cold front is expected to pass but not until after sunset. The heat will return but warm conditions will be brief. Strong surface inversion will keep any daytime convection from occurring. Chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms. High temperature in the upper 80s. Winds west at 5-9 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.)

PSECU FOUNDERS' WEEK EVENT SCHEDULE

SESQUICENTENNIAL 5K
Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
North Campus Athletic Fields Adjacent to Luckenbill Road.
Official race timing will be conducted by Pretzel City Sports.  Registration for the 5K is $25 for non-students and $15 for KU students. The entry fee includes a t-shirt (guaranteed for all entries post-marked by August 31). Entry fees increase to $30 and $20 after August 31 and on race day. The 150-yard Cub Dash, scheduled for 6:15 p.m., is free and open to all kids 10 and under. Registration is required. T-shirts are not included for Cub Dash participants. Proceeds benefit the KU Sesquicentennial Student Scholarship Fund. The races are a part of the university's Founders' Week, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, and will be held rain or shine. To register on-line, visit https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=938




 

PSECU FOUNDERS' DAY 150TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016; 11 a.m.
Alumni Plaza
KU turns 150-years old on this day! Held near the historic center of campus, join the campus community for a short program including key speakers, the placement of the 150 time capsule, the singing of "Happy Birthday" and the alma mater, cake and refreshments.




 

KU PRESENTS! KELLI O'HARA
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016; 7:30 p.m.
Schaeffer Auditorium
Kelli O'Hara, 2015 TONY Award winner for her portrayal of Anna in the critically acclaimed revival of the King & I, and six-time TONY award nominee for her starring roles in South Pacific, The Bridges of Madison County, The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, and Nice Work If You Can Get It, has equivocally established herself as one of Broadway's great leading ladies.  Among her other many credits, O'Hara's voice can be heard on numerous GRAMMY-award winning cast albums, appeared as Mrs. Darling in NBC's live telecast of "Peter Pan," has sold out Carnegie Hall, and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of The Merry Widow with Renee Fleming.  Tickets are available online at www.kupresents.org, at the MSU Information Desk with cash, check or BearBucks or by phone with credit card at 610-683-4092.




  

SEE RARE FOOTAGE OF THE KUTZTOWN STATE COLLEGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IN 1966
https://youtu.be/wQwCeUqsDq4
While researching the history of KU for the Sesquicentennial Celebration last year, members of the University Relations staff were presented with a sealed film from the Rohrbach Library archives.  We had the film digitized and are presenting it for the first time to coincide with PSECU Founders' Week.  Keep in mind that this was filmed a half century ago.  While the quality is not great in spots, it is a great trip into our "unrivaled past."




  

1866 UNITED STATES FLAG
In honor of PSECU Founders' Week, flying in front of Schaeffer Auditorium is a replica of the United States flag used in 1866.  This flag represents the first 36 states including Nevada which entered the Union 1864; however, its star was not added until 1865.  Nebraska would enter in 1867. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KU JUMPS THREE SPOTS IN US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RANKINGS
Kutztown University has been named a "Best Regional University" in the U.S. News and World Report's annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities. In data released today, U.S. News lists KU as number 128 in the first tier of the Best Regional Universities for the northern region, three spots higher than last year.  KU has been ranked in the first tier since 2011. 




  

MENTAL HEALTH SPEAKER KEVIN HINES - CORRECTED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The KU Health and Wellness Center will host Kevin Hines, award winning mental health speaker, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in Boehm Science Center, room 145.  Hines will sign copies of his book immediately after his presentation.  A reception for Hines will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Boehm lobby.  Hines will offer a presentation at 11 a.m. in the Academic Forum, room 101, followed by a book signing in the same location.  Hines, author of "Cracked, Not Broken," is a mental health advocate, bestselling author and documentary filmmaker who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 19 years of age, he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Hines now travels across the world to tell his story.  Hines' will to live and stay mentally well has inspired people worldwide. His compelling story has touched diverse, global audiences within colleges and universities, high schools, corporations, clergy, military, clinicians, health and medical communities, law enforcement organizations, and various industries. His book will be available for purchase at the event for a discounted price of $25.




  

RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE CLASSES
Rape aggression defense classes provided by Public Safety and Police Services are free to female students, faculty and staff.  Sessions will be held Sept 19, 20 and 22 at 6 p.m. You must attend all three sessions to complete the program.  Class Locations: Sept 19, Old Main 138; Sept 20 & 22, Georgian Room, Old Main
To sign up email CALHOUN@KUTZTOWN.EDU or call 610-683-4861




 

KUR SPEAKS TO NOOR TAGOURI
Kutztown University Radio spoke with Noor Tagouri before Monday evening's poignant talk. You can listen to the interview here: https://youtu.be/JdcwjIu0Mhs.




  

WOMEN'S CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Today, Sept. 14, from 4 - 6 p.m., the Women's Center located in Old Main 126, will be hosting an Open House.  Everyone in the campus community is invited to attend and see what our center has to offer.
                Christine Price, director, GLBTQ Resource Center and Women' Center

 


  

VETERANS SERVICES PICNIC
The Office of Veterans Services invite all Veteran and Military-Affiliated students, staff, and faculty to our Back to School Picnic on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 12 - 2 p.m. on the MSU Lawn.  We will have hotdogs, ice cream, giveaways, and a rock climbing wall.  Come learn about the Office of Veterans Services upcoming events, connect with other Veteran and Military-Affiliated students, staff, and faculty and learn about campus and community resources.




 

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAYS
Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services and the Student Recreation Center (SRC) are teaming together for Motivational Mondays for our entire campus community (staff and faculty no membership required).  Condition to be your personal best in a group setting with a SRC personal trainer.  Starting Monday, 9/19 for 8 sessions (9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07, 11/14 ) starting at 4:45 p.m. in Student Rec Center Room 200.  If you have any questions please email Frances Cortez Funk at cortez@kutztown.edu
                Frances C. Cortez Funk, BA, Director of Health Promotion and Alcohol & Other Drug Services

 


  

BARBARA PETERS-ESHLEMAN
We are sadden to report the passing of Barbara Peters-Eshleman, former Affirmative Action officer and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at Kutztown University.  She was the first person to fill both of those positions with the university.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 West Main St., Kutztown.  Relatives and friends may call on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the church.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friend, Inc., Kutztown.  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/readingeagle/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-peters-eshleman&pid=181369375&fhid=23064&eid=sp_ommatch 

 


 

"MARKET YOUR GOALS: THE JOURNEY FROM ME TO WE"
Entrepreneur, business consultant and artist, Jennifer Clarke '05, joins Kutztown University for a presentation "Market Your Goals: The Journey from Me to We," on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in MSU 183.  Clarke's discussion will include guidance for KU students on how to properly market one's goals, the seven levels of navigating management (hint: #1 is by being grateful), secrets to building your own brand, and how to match your marketing to your goals.  Clarke graduated from KU in 2005. The event is sponsored by KU's Association of Campus Events.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, office of Student involvement/ACE Advisor

 


 

LAMBDA FACULTY CAUCUS MEETING
Date: Thursday, September 15
Time: 11-noon
Location: MSU 223




 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Title

 

Posting end date:

2016-0159

NEW - Director of Residence Life

Full Time

9/23/16

2016-0094

Associate Dean of College of Business

Full Time

Continuous

2016-0098

Utility Plant Operator 2

Full Time

10/14/16

2016-0107

Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted

Temporary PT

Continuous

2016-0135

Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Full Time

9/23/16

2016-0157

Custodial Worker 1 - Pool

Full Time

10/1/16

Asst. Athletic Coach

2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary PT

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2016 Fall Clerical Pool

Full Time

12/1/16

 

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, Sept. 17
10 a.m.                 Cross Country hosts Division II/III Challenge - North Campus
1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. Edinboro - Location TBD (Live Stats)

 

 


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