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September 26, 2017

Kutztown University Daily Brief

  

KU Professional Semester Students

Professional Semester Students in the Elementary Education Department recently adopted a classroom in hurricane ravaged Texas. In addition to writing letters to each member of the class, KU students solicited classroom supply donations and collected money to purchase an Amazon gift card for much-needed additional materials.
     Krista G. Varano, Department of Elementary Education

WEATHER

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

Our summer extension continues today, but some cracks in the foundation will begin to form in this stubborn pattern. Slightly cooler temperatures today with highs in the mid 80s instead of the 90s of the past two days, but with humidity high, it will still feel muggy.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RISE/ACT 101 LUNCHTIME WORKSHOP
Sept. 26, 11 a.m., 223 MSU
The RISE /Act 101 program is beginning its lunchtime workshop series today, Tuesday, Sept. 26 with Financial Literacy, presented by PSECU. The workshop will be held in 223 MSU at 11 a.m. and is open to the entire campus.
     Center for Academic Success and Achievement

PET THERAPY
Sept. 26, 11 a.m., 218 MSU
Come and get some puppy love today, Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to noon in 218 MSU. There will be several dogs in attendance, so take a break and come and get some "canine therapy." This event is open to students, faculty and staff. Please encourage your students to come, and make sure you stop by too!
     Aimee Adams, Counseling and Psychological Services

KUMU PERFORMANCE
The Kutztown University Marching Unit will be performing in Ephrata tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. The band will leave campus at 5:15 p.m. Please excuse students from classes during this time. They are responsible for making up any missed work. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
     Dan Neuenschwander, director, KUMU

"WE CAN'T AGREE TO DISAGREE"
Sept. 28, 11 a.m., 312 MSU
The KU Philosophy Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, at 11 a.m. in 312 MSU. Professor Christopher Vogel, Department of Philosophy, will present, "We Can't Agree to Disagree." Everyone is welcome. Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at ext. 3-4108 or dso@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
     Oyinade Salako, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

WALK WITH WYNNIE MONDAY
Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m.
Join Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and Wynnie on a walk around campus Monday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 p.m. Walkers should meet on the back porch of the President's residence. Waste bags will be provided for those who bring their own dogs. Refreshments will be served at the President's residence at the conclusion of the walk.

PRESIDENT'S OPEN MEETING WITH STUDENTS
Oct. 3, 11 a.m., 218 MSU
Dr. Hawkinson welcomes students' thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding KU. Please encourage your students to attend Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. in 218 MSU.

KU COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES
Oct. 5, 3 p.m.
The KU Council of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. in 250 MSU. The public is invited to attend.
     Office of the President

TICKET SALES FOR NON KU STUDENTS OF PHILLIES GAME VS. METS
There are a few tickets left for the Phillies vs. Mets game on Friday, Sept. 29. Ticket price is $30 for non-KU students. The bus leaves MSU parking lot Friday at 4 p.m. Hurry up and get your ticket at 153 MSU while they last. If you have questions, please contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at ext. 3-4043.
     Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE Advisor

CUMBERLAND VALLEY MATH MODELING CHALLENGE AWARD
Congratulations to Kutztown University students Bobby Koch, David Nelson, and Ryan Rudnitskas for sharing the Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge (CVMMC) "Best Presentation" award with a Shippensburg University team. This team also earned "Honorable Mention" for their executive summary. Congratulations to Matthew Bartlett, Diego Manzano-Ruiz, and Safal Raut Chhetri for earning the CVMMC "Outstanding Winner" award for the best executive summary. The CVMMC is an annual 24-hour math modeling contest. Teams select one problem out of two, develop a mathematical model to solve the problem, write an executive summary, and give a ten-minute presentation of their results.
     Eric Landquist, Department of Mathematics


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 26 11 a.m. Financial Literacy with PSECU, 223 MSU
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. We Can't Agree to Disagree, Philosophy, 312 MSU
Sept. 28 11 a.m. Chuck Wendig Reading, English, 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

















ATHLETICS


PSAC Sportsmanship Week
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference will promote its sportsmanship awareness campaign by recognizing 2017 Fall Sportsmanship Week from Monday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 1.

The PSAC Sportsmanship Week is a campaign to emphasize and promote sportsmanship as it relates to the league's schools, coaches, student-athletes and fans. Through releases, social media and the web, the conference and its member institutions showcase their continuous commitment to sportsmanship. Read more at kubears.com.

UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday
Women's soccer vs West Chester 3 p.m. (Keystone Field)

Saturday 
Women's soccer vs Mercyhurst 1 p.m. (Keystone Field)

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