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September 16, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Kutztown University Celebrating 150 Years

FOUNDERS' DAY PHOTOS
Photos from yesterday's birthday party are now available online.  Click here to view them.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make it a great celebration.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

None
 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

High pressure remains in place. A weak mid-level disturbance may bring some mid to high level clouds from time to time but the atmosphere is fairly dry so no threat of precipitation. Another fantastic day of weather! High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds southeast at 5-7 mph.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION DOCUMENTARY
The historical documentary on Kutztown University, created by the Department of Electronic Media, is now online.  Click here to view the documentary. 




  

MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL
The Department of Music will present a Fall Faculty Welcome Recital on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. KU music faculty will collaborate to perform a variety of pieces as a way to welcome the community to the new academic year. Join us!




  

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




 

DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION
Effectively immediately, the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs is re-named the Department of Counselor Education.  In addition, the Student Affairs in Higher Education program is no longer in the department - and is instead reporting directly to the College of Education Dean's Office. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact the COE Dean, Kenneth Teitelbaum, at 3-4253 or teitelba@kutztown.edu.
                Kenneth Teitelbaum, PhD, dean, College of Education

  


 

ROMANTIC DUOS - MONDAY, SEPT. 19
Please join us for a concert featuring some of the most beloved gems of the romantic literature for violin and piano.  Since their first collaboration in 2002, pianist Maria Asteriadou and violinist Kurt Nikkanen, have embraced this most expressive and passionate repertoire, and will share three of their favorites:  the sultry Dvorak Romantic Pieces, op.75; the expansive Sonata in C Minor by Grieg; and the majestic Sonata of Richard Strauss.  The concert will take place on Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Old Main, and is free and open to the public.




  

PRESENTATIONS ON PREDATORY JOURNALS AND PUBLISHERS - SEPT. 29 AND 30.
The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching is sponsoring a presentation on predatory journals and publishers in the era of open access resources on Sept. 29, 2016 from 11:00 to 12:00 pm in Boehm 145. Dr. Robert Hironimus-Wendt, professor of sociology, Western Illinois University, will be presenting "Journals, Open Access and Predators: Mentoring Junior Colleagues through the Publication Process." An additional session on the topic of predatory journals, publishers and open access will be held on Sept. 30, 2016 from 11 to 12 pm in DeFrancesco 210. For more information, please contact Gil Clary at clary@kutztown.edu or Ruth Perkins at perkins@kutztown.edu.
                E. Gil Clary and Ruth Perkins

  


  

FINAL EXAM FORUM
Please plan to attend on Sept. 20, 2016, at 11 a.m., in Boehm 145 and help us craft the most effective final exam policy.  Your input is valued.  Copies of the current and proposed policies are available on the University Senate website at: http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/university-senate.htm
Thank you and hope to see you there.
                Jennifer Schlegel, president, University Senate

 


  

MENTAL HEALTH SPEAKER KEVIN HINES
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.

  


 

AFSCME MEETING
AFSCME 2234 members, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 our monthly Union meetings will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250.  Refreshment will be provided. 
Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.
                Chris Ferris, Secretary Local 2234

 


 

US AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY
Happy 69th Birthday to the United States Air Force! "The official date of the founding of the US Air Force is 18 Sept. 1947.  It was a momentous event that over six decades later has demonstrated the achievement of an Air Force second-to-none, yet the Air Force's history and heritage goes back a lot further."  For more information on the Air Force, please visit: http://mentalfloss.com/article/13031/11-things-you-might-not-know-about-us-air-force
                Office of Veterans Services

 


 

PEBTF GET HEALTHY SCREENINGS REMINDER
For those AFSCME & SCUPA employees who registered, Get Healthy screenings are being held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 in the Georgian Room.  You will have received your assigned time upon registering for the event.  PEBTF has indicated they will not be guaranteeing any walk-ins.  If you did not register, you can come by at the end of the event (around 11:45 a.m.) to see if walk-ins will be accepted.
                Jean Adam, Benefits Manager

 

 

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 - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

 

 


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