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September 28, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

RESEARCH WITH COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENTED AT AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

RESEARCH WITH COMPUTER SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENTS PRESENTED AT AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
The paper "The Generalized Steiner Cable-Trench Problem with Application to Error Correction in Vascular Image Analysis," by Dr. Eric Landquist and Dr. Francis Vasko of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science graduate students Mr. Gregory Kresge (MS '13) and Mr. Adam Tal (MS '12), and researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Yifeng Jiang and Dr. Xenophon Papademetris, was presented by Dr. Eric Landquist at "OR2016," the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society in Hamburg, Germany on September 1, 2016, at the invitation of one of the session chairs. Their article introduced a new computationally hard problem and efficient solution heuristics, motivated by its application to automating error correction in CT scans. Our graduate students, Mr. Kresge and Mr. Tal, played an essential role in the success of this interdisciplinary project by efficiently implementing complex algorithms and data structures capable of computing with massive data sets produced by CT scans.  While the majority of the roughly 700 participants at OR2016 were from Germany, every habitable continent was represented at this international conference.   

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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ALL DAY

Evacuation Drills, Campus
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Banned Books Fair, KU Campus Store
7 p.m. Field Hockey vs. Mercyhurst, Andre Reed Stadium
7 p.m. Laser Light Hypnotica, Planetarium

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Frontal boundary to our south will stall allowing a cut off low from the Great Lakes to drift eastward. Models are in pretty good agreement of holding off precipitation until after 4 PM. Next few days look wet. High temperature in the mid-70s. Winds east at 5-9 mph. Rainfall less than .1".

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS - LINK CORRECTION
Kutztown University Presidential Ambassadors are looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate academic success, leadership potential and a strong commitment to Kutztown University. KUPA is asking any faculty or staff members who know of a strong candidate to have them contact the Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations office at 610-683-4110 or have their recommended student download an application at http://kutztownufoundation.org/alumni/becoming-a-presidential-ambassador.   Applications will be accepted through November 4.  Thank you for your help in finding strong members. 
                Kutztown University Foundation and Alumni Relations

  


 

BANNED BOOKS FAIR
Sept. 28 - Oct. 1
Alpha Beta Alpha at Kutztown University will hold a Banned Books Fair Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., in the KU Campus Store located in the McFarland Student Union.  The event is being held in conjunction with American Library Association's Banned Books Week. The event is free and open to the public.  Attendees will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with their favorite banned book.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community; librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.   


 

PLANETARIUM LASER LIGHT HYPNOTICA SHOW
Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
Techno music and lasers go together perfectly, and that is the mix that is Hypnotica! This program offers a mixture of techno and ambient electronic music taken directly from the late night rave scene. Reflecting influences from hip-hop, soul and pop, this dance-based program with a rock-band feel will shake your entire body with pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects. The event will be held in Grim on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Do not miss out on this great event. Sponsored by Association of Campus Events.
                Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE advisor   


  

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:
2016-0170 internal NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift Full Time 9/30/16
2016-0171 Internal NEW - Custodial Worker 1 - 1st shift Full Time 9/30/16
Asst Athletic Coach 2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches Temporary PT Continuous
Clerical Pool 2016 Fall Clerical Pool Full Time 12/1/16
2016-0107 Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 -  Reposted Temporary PT Continuous
2016-0098 Utility Plant Operator 2 Full Time 10/14/16
2016-0159 Director of Residence Life Full Time 10/7/16
2016-0156 MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing - 2nd shift Full Time 9/30/16
2016-0169 Director of International Admissions and Services Full Time 10/7/16

  


  

TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD: OILS
Sept. 29, 11 a.m.
The Multicultural Center presents Traveling Around the World:Oils on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Multicultural Center. This Global Connection program will take a look a various oils such as Olive, Grapeseed, Canola, Corn, Coconut and more with guest facilitators from Second Nature Store, Kutztown.  There will be a short presentation and information available on the history, uses and more. There will be a sampling of some foods made with these ingredients.  All are welcome.
                Jeann Cengeri, Multicultural Center x34807  


  

PRESENTATIONS ON PREDATORY JOURNALS AND PUBLISHERSSEPT. 29 AND 30.
Sept 29 and 30, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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 a.m. - 12 p.m. 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 a.m. - 12 p.m. 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   


  

FAMILY DAY SLATED FOR SATURDAY
Oct. 1, All Day
Just a reminder that this Saturday, October 1 is Family Day.   Faculty and Staff are welcome to bring their families to enjoy the various activities and interact with students and their families. A link to the Family Day page is here, http://www.kutztown.edu/familyday, and you can click on the schedule to see the events and times.  Printed schedules are available at the MSU Info Desk as well!   


  

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST TO DISCUSS SEX TRAFFICKING
Oct. 3, 1 - 3 p.m.
Human rights activist Nicholas Sanelli will share his story about sex trafficking on Monday, Oct. 3, from 1 - 3 p.m. in McFarland Student Union building room 250.  Sanelli will present an open and honest discussion about his experience with sex trafficking. He will cover addictions, trauma, gender identity, mental health, and the risk factors for sex trafficking. Nicholas is an advocate for humanizing domestic sex trafficking as well as addiction, and this presentation will discuss these issues and bring awareness to them.  This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Maria Sanelli, KU FDI director at msanelli@kutztown.edu.


 

ECKHAUS ART GALLERY PANEL DISCUSSION
Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
The Eckhaus Art Gallery, located on Main Street in downtown Kutztown, is hosting a panel discussion to promote their current exhibition, "Then and Now," featuring works by Carrier Pigeon. The event will take place on Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Building room 183. The event is funded and sponsored by Association for Campus Events.  Panelists, all from Carrier Pigeon, a magazine based out of New York City, include Christina Pumo, event manager, Russ Spitkovsky, editor-in-chief and Bruce Waldman, curator.  The panel will be moderated by Evan Summer, a Carrier Pigeon artist and Professor at Kutztown University. The three speakers will be displaying examples of their own work and speaking about their careers in the New York area. During and after the discussion there will be time for questions and participation from the audience.  Carrier Pigeon is an artist-run magazine that publishes an issue four times a year, featuring illustrated Fiction and Fine Art from contributing artists. The main goal of the magazine is to "provide a magazine that is, in itself, a piece of artwork."  For more information you can go to www.eckhausgallery.org or email echkausgallery@gmail.com.


 

KU INTERNSHIP AND JOB FAIR
Oct. 5, 12 - 3 p.m.
The KU Internship & Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in MSU 218 from 12-3 p.m.  63 employers are registered and are seeking applicants from ALL majors. Students are expected to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand. Many students have found success in finding internship and job opportunities. Students may find a detailed list of employers by visiting KU Career Network: www.kutztown.edu/KUCN


 

SPRING 2016 SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MATH OPEN HOUSE
Oct. 15
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Science, Technology and Math Open House on Saturday, Oct. 15. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel.  The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math and technology research and academic facilities.  For more information, please visit: 
http://www2.kutztown.edu/sciopenhouse, or call the Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Ext. 3-4305.
                College of Liberal Arts & Sciences  


   

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Wednesday, Sept. 28

7 p.m.                   Field Hockey vs. Mercyhurst - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)  

Friday, Sept. 30

1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. Indiana (Pa.) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

7 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. Seton Hill - Keystone Arena (Live Stats | Live Video)  

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Family Day

1 p.m.                   Women's Soccer vs. California (Pa.) - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

1 p.m.                   Women's Volleyball vs. California (Pa.) - Keystone Arena (Live Stats)

6:05 p.m.             Football vs. West Chester - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats | Live Audio | Live Video)  

Sunday, Oct. 2

Noon                     Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Fall Invitational - Moselem Springs Golf Club (Fleetwood, Pa.)  

Monday, Oct. 3

Noon                     Women's Golf hosts Kutztown Fall Invitational - Moselem Springs Golf Club (Fleetwood, Pa.)  


  

REYNOLDS AND PLOUSIS EARN CONFERENCE HONORS Redshirt-sophomore running back Craig Reynolds and redshirt-junior defensive end Steve Plousis of the Kutztown University football team both earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Athlete of the Week honors on Monday for their tremendous performances against Millersville on Saturday. Reynolds was named the PSAC East Offensive Athlete of the Week, while Plousis was named the PSAC East Defensive Athlete of the Week.

 

 


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