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September 30, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Kaley Miller National Geological Society of America Meeting September 2016

Kaley Miller, senior geology major presented a paper titled Voids: Small-scale, gas-generated soft sediment deformation structures found in deltaic muds of the Lake Powell Delta, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Hite, Utah at the National Geological Society of America Meeting on Sunday, September 25. The meeting is taking place from Sept. 25-28, in Denver Colorado. The paper was co-authored with KU geology students Ashley Richardson, Margariete Malenda, and Emily Bogner. Physical Science faculty authors include Laura Sherrod, Tom Betts and Ed Simpson.  The abstract is at doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-280538
 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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ALL DAY Evacuation Drills, Campus
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Banned Books Fair, KU Campus Store
11 a.m. Predatory Journals and Publishers, 145 Boehm
1 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. IUP, Keystone Field
7 p.m. Reasons to be Pretty, Schaeffer Little Theatre
7 p.m. Women's Volleyball vs. Seton Hill, Keystone Arena

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Cutoff low pressure spins over the Great Lakes. Periods of rain throughout the day. Rain could be heavy at times. Cool marine air being brought in from the east. This weather is for the ducks! High temperature near 60. Winds east at 11-14 mph. Rainfall between .25-.5".

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOHN P. SCHELLENBERG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Purpose: This award was established by John P. Schellenberg, Emeriti Professor of Physical Sciences, faculty, alumni, and friends to recognize an early career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching (CET).
Eligibility: To be eligible for the award, an individual must have been on the faculty full-time at least three (3) but not more than seven (7) years.  The recipient will be chosen based on the following three areas:
Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation
Learning Technology Innovation
Assessment and/or Research on Learning

Current Award: $1,000 check and a framed certificate. The award will be announced at the Faculty Recognition and Achievement Ceremony on November 29, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor.
Please submit a nomination letter and curriculum vitae to Carole Wells, 319 Stratton Administration Center by October 28, 2016.
Nominated candidates are also required to submit their own letter (two page maximum) clearly outlining their qualifications in all three CET mission categories.



PRESIDENTIAL AMBASSADORS RAFFLE
Want to win a brand new Apple IWatch and support the KU Presidential Ambassadors? Tickets are $3 for a hand length and $5 for an arm length. Open to any students, staff or faculty member. All funds will support sending ambassadors to their upcoming national conference in Ohio. You can purchase tickets at raffle tables set up in the SUB weekly or stop by the Wiesenberger Alumni House. Drawing is set for Dec. 9, just in time for the holidays.



SUMMIT ON INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
One more week to register for the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education Ninth Summit on Inclusive Excellence and International Education on November 2-4, 2016, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Registration deadline is Friday, October 7. Individuals or their respective departments are responsible for their own registration, but we would like to know who from KU is planning to attend. We will also help connect folks who might be looking to share transportation and/or lodging. If you are attending, please send a quick email to schearer@kutztown.edu. For more information and to register: http://www.iup.edu/socialequity/events/state-system-summit-2016/.



CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF FACULTY FOR THE KU 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 faculty member's career. Each year, up to two awards can be given. Last year, the awardees were Dr. Andrew Arnold, Department of History, and Dr. Avidan Milevsky, Department of Psychology. 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 and Achievement Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. in Rohrbach Library, second floor. 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 October 28, 2016.
                Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies



ACTORS CREATING THEATRE PRESENT "REASONS TO BE PRETTY"
Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Oct. 1, 2 and 7 p.m.
Actors Creating Theatre presents Neil LaBute's comedy "Reasons to be Pretty" about our obsession with appearances, sex, and beauty in the Schaeffer Little Theatre Thur., Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 30, at 7 p.m.; and Sat., Oct. 1, at 2 and 7 p.m. All tickets are $5. Available at MSU and at the door. Strong language and sexual themes.



PRESENTATIONS ON PREDATORY JOURNALS AND PUBLISHERS
Sept 30, 11 a.m. - noon
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. -noon, in 145 Boehm. 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. - noon in 210 DeFrancesco. 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 TOMORROW
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!



PRESIDENT'S FREE HOUR
Oct. 3, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by with President Hawkinson during his free hour on Monday, Oct. 3, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free hours will occur on the first Monday of the month in 303 Stratton. Dr. Hawkinson welcomes your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.



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 Alumni Auditorium in the McFarland Student Union. 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.



WALK WITH WYNNIE
Students, faculty and staff are invited to take a walk with Dr. Hawkinson and his dog, Wynnie, on Monday, Oct. 3, at 5:30 p.m. Walkers will meet on the back porch of the President's Residence. Dog waste bags will be provided for those who bring their dogs. Refreshments will be served upon return to the President's residence. 



NEW HOURS FOR THE ROHRBACH LIBRARY
Effective Monday, Oct. 3, the Rohrbach Library will be opening at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday to accommodate the needs of our students. The complete list of our regular hours will be as follows:
Sunday: 2 p.m. - midnight
Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. - midnight
Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please share with your students.
                Jennifer A. Tanzos, administrative assistant, Rohrbach Library



COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY FIRST THURSDAY
Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
Professor Harry Krizan, Art and Art History, will talk about "Images Beyond Earth" on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. in 120 Sharadin Arts Building. Harry Krizan, professor, Art and Art History department will talk about the process of Astrophotography and how it relates to his painting.  "All are invited to attend, learn about the work our faculty are doing and participate in the Discussion."
                William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts



LIMITED POWER OUTAGE OCTOBER 10
Oct. 10, 5 - 7 a.m.
In support of the renovations to Deatrick Hall, there will be a brief electrical power outage on Monday, Oct. 10, from 5 - 7 a.m. It will affect the following buildings: Deatrick Hall, Beck Hall, the North Side (Main St side) of Stratton Administration. During the outage emergency power will be available. Occupants of the affected areas are reminded to power down computers before leaving at the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 7. Concerns or questions should be addressed to Chris Scott, project manager, at scott@kutztown.edu.



DUO PIANISTS
Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
KU Department of Music will present Duo Pianists on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The duo consists of pianists Julia Mortyakova, music department chair, and Valentin Bogdan, assistant professor of music, both at Mississippi University for Women.  Originally from Moscow, Russia, Mortyakova has given solo recitals throughout the United States as well as in Italy, Russia and the Ukraine. She is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Vanderbilt University, New York University and the University of Miami. Bogdan, a native of Romania, has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, France and Jordan.  He has released two albums, "The Grands of Piano" and "Live in Concert." He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. For more information click here or contact the Kutztown University Department of Music at 610-683-4550 or melchionne@kutztown.edu.



FLU VACCINES FOR EMPLOYEES
Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Flu vaccines for employees will be offered on October 12, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Human Resources, Kemp Building. This is a walk-in clinic; appointment times will not be scheduled. Vaccines are being administered by a Rite Aid pharmacist. Please review information regarding this clinic and other flu vaccine options by benefit group available on the H.R. Website. If you would like to participate in the walk-in clinic in H.R., please register on H.R.'s website so that we have a count for the pharmacist. 
                Jean Adam, benefits manager


 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

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.)
 

 

GOLDEN BEAR CLUB SPORTS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS

Saturday, Oct. 1
11 a.m.                 Women's Rugby vs. Rowan, North Campus Field
1 p.m.                   Men's Rugby vs. Iona, North Campus Field
 

 


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