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September 25, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

  

Frederick Douglass Institute Poster

WEATHER

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

High pressure remains anchored in the northeast. This is associated with a very amplified ridge in the eastern United States, which explains the very unseasonably warm temperatures. Onshore flow during the day will increase moisture levels. High temperature near 90. Winds east at 6 mph.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

25% OFF KU APPAREL
At the KU Campus Store and Dixon Marketplace today, September 25, only! Thanks to the football team for this Pawbucks Monday!
     KU Bookstore

DIFFERENCE MAKERS
Kutztown University has been proud to feature many faculty and staff Difference Makers over the past two academic years on our homepage - www.kutztown.edu. While we planned to feature Difference Makers on the homepage during the 13-month long Sesquicentennial Celebration from 2015-16, the tremendous response from our alumni provided enough nominees to carry us into the current school year. Our final Difference Makers feature is currently on the homepage, and includes all of the remaining nominees. While we may not have been able to locate photos for all of them, we want to make our readers aware of their dedication and contributions to the history of KU and its students. Please take some time to read about all of our honorees. We thank all KU alumni for their nominations and congratulate each and every one of our Difference Makers for being a part of this program.
     Office of University Relations

THE FREDERICK DOUGLASS INSTITUTE

Sept. 25, noon
The Frederick Douglass Institute at Kutztown University kicks off this year's FDI Discussion Series with a presentation today, Monday, Sept. 25, entitled "A Road to Success: An Introduction to the Frederick Douglass Institute." Dr. Maria Sanelli, KU FDI director, will moderate the discussion which begins at noon in 250 MSU. It is free and open to the public. View online: http://kutztown.meritpages.com/news/corrected--ku-frederick-douglass-institute-to-kick-off-discussion-series-sept--25/1064.

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES TO PRESENT "FROM BACH TO MITROPOULOS: A MUSICAL UNFOLDING"

Sept 25, 7:30 p.m.
The Kutztown University Faculty Artists Series will present "From Bach to Mitropoulos: A Musical Unfolding" today, Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Performing will be Dr. Maria Asteriadou, associate professor, on piano, and Kurt Nikkanen, instructor, on violin. The concert is free and open to the public. The evening will consist of inspiring and exciting music by three great composers: Bach, the 'father' of western classical music; Dimitri Mitropoulos, twentieth century's greatest conductors; and Camille Saint-Saens, one of the Romantic Era's most beloved masters. Each different with a common thread that links them - the deep religious faith that served as inspiration and guide to each.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Isometric Video Game, a KU Bears Summer Grant Project
Sept. 26, 11-11:45 am, 159 OM
Come and join us to learn the inner workings of how an indie game was created, lessons learned in game development, project management, agile, art style and much more. Everyone is welcome.
     Braden Luancing, game designer, Computer Science/Mathematics Major
     Thiep Pham, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

"THE TRUE COST" FILM SCREENING

Sept. 28, 7 pm, 250 MSU
The Women Veterans' Committee and the Women's Center are hosting a screening of the extraordinary film, "The True Cost," which is a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry, and the true global cost of the clothing we wear. This is an incredibly important film for anyone interested in being a concerned global citizen, and a responsible and ethical consumer. The screening will be Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in 250 MSU. This free event is open to all on campus. Extra credit is available for some courses. Please contact Veterans Services at veterans@kutztown.edu for more information.
     Veterans Services Office

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY LGBTQ AND WOMEN'S CENTER TO HOST GENDER AND SEXUAL MINORITIES CONFERENCE
Sept. 29, 9 a.m. - 3:50 p.m., 218 MSU
The Kutztown University LGBTQ and Women's Center will be hosting a Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room-218 MSU. A keynote address will be given by Mara Keisling, a transgender rights activist and founding executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, at 10 a.m. followed by a Q&A at 11 a.m. For complete information visit https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/glbtq-resource-center/gender-and-sexual-minorities-conference.htm.

PRESIDENT TO DEDICATE MEMORIAL TREE
Sept. 29, 11 a.m.
Dr. Hawkinson will be dedicating the second tree in the Memorial Grove on Friday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m., immediately in front of the Rohrbach Library. We will be remembering those students, faculty and staff who passed away during the 2016-2017 academic year. Family members of these individuals will be present for the dedication. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
     Office of the President

STRESS LESS WEEK FOR FACULTY
Sept. 25 - 29
It is week five of the semester. Some of us are finally feeling under control while others are feeling out of control. The Health & Welfare Committee of APSCUF and the KU Rec Center have teamed up to offer you a week-long mini vacation including free admission to the fitness center, special classes and a limited number of massages (contact Sarra at APSCUFKU@kutztown.edu. For those of you who say, "I don't have time to participate," we would challenge you to say, "I don't have time NOT to participate." With renewed energy, you will be more productive. For more details read https://www.kutztown.edu/documents/ur/brief/stress-less-fac17.pdf.
     The Health and Welfare Committee of APSCUF

PENSKE-KUTZTOWN CASE COMPETITION: REAL WORLD BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
Penske Truck Leasing, the nation's leading transportation solutions provider, is looking to work with faculty to have teams of KU students (all majors) respond to a case study. The winning team will receive a $1,000 cash prize. For more information, please email Ms. Palamara at Carrie.Palamara@Penske.com.
     Career Development Center

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 25 ALL DAY Stress Less Week for Faculty
Sept. 25 Noon The Frederick Douglas Institute, 250 MSU
Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. Faculty Artists Series, Schaeffer
   
Sept. 26 11 a.m. Pet Therapy, 218 MSU
Sept. 26 11 a.m. Research and Teaching, 159 OM
   
Sept. 28 11 a.m. UCC, 29 RL
Sept. 28 11 a.m. Chuck Wendig Reading, 103 AF
Sept. 28 11 a.m. Jerry Shen, Mathematics, 120 LY
Sept. 28 Noon Bitcoin & Blockchain Meetup, MSU 325
Sept. 28 7 p.m. True Cost Filming, 250 MSU
   
Sept. 29 9 a.m. - 3:50 p.m. Gender and Sexual Minorities Conference, 218 MSU
Sept. 29 11 a.m. Memorial Tree Planting Ceremony, Library Lawn




















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