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April 17, 2014

 

The Daily Brief

Ryan Kohn, a junior biology major at Kutztown University, was awarded a $1,500 Carole and Ray Neag Undergraduate Research Grant to obtain scientific equipment that will allow him to research macrophages and protein inhibition. Kohn specializes in molecular, micro and cell biology. 

Read Ryan's story here.

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

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9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.             Composition Conference, MSU 312

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.                 International Fair, MSU 218

11 a.m.                                 Taiko Drum performance, MSU 218

11 a.m.                                 Introduction to Career Development, MSU 250

11 a.m.                                 Building Moral Character-in Western Sports and in the Asian Martial Arts, AF 103

2:30 p.m.                             Softball vs. Millersville (DH), North Campus Field

4:30 p.m.                             Smoking Cessation, Call 610-376-8669 for location

7 p.m.                                   Courage and Commitment: How Women are Changing the World, AF 101

8 p.m.                                   "Lizards," Rickenbach Learning Center Theatre

8 p.m.                                   American Hustle, MSU Alumni Theater

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stratton Administration Building, room 301.

Elsa G. Collins, President's Office

  


  

Commencement Stories:  The Reading Eagle is looking for a student to profile in their annual commencement story.  They prefer someone from Berks County who has overcome adversity or had an unusual path to graduation.  Please email any suggestions to dajohnson@kutztown.edu.  The student will be asked permission before the newspaper is given their information.  Thank you.
                David Johnson, University Relations

  


  

Dr. Lynn M. Kutch, associate professor of German Studies, was elected to the board of directors of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) as German Area Director.  The appointment was announced April 6 at the NeMLA convention in Harrisburg. The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages. Most members are professors and students at colleges and universities from New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and eastern Canada. (http://nemla.org/)

 


 

Due to a procedure error, the University Senate will not be holding elections of At Large Senators at this time.  Please watch for further announcements outlining when these elections will take place.  Thank you and my apologies for this error.

Patricia Walsh Coates, Senate Secretary

  


  

This week's MSU Movie Series film is American Hustle which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and 8 PM. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information. http://www2.kutztown.edu/MSUMovies

 


 

Please join us for a concert of Poetry and Jazz as the KU Jazz Faculty performs with KU faculty member and Poet Dr. Andrew Vogel on Monday, April 21 at 6 p.m. in Schaeffer 14G.  Dr. Vogel will be reading his poetry accompanied by the KU Jazz faculty Adam Kolker, Allison Miller, Scott Lee and Kevin Kjos.  Free and open to the public. 


 

Please join the Organization for Latino Awareness and Sigma Delta Pi, National Hispanic Honor Society, on Thursday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to noon in the MSU Multipurpose Room as they celebrate the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world on the KU campus!   Numerous Spanish-speaking countries will be represented with cultural displays, music and food, and there will be individuals from those countries on hand to discuss their cultural experiences.

Christine Coleman Núñez, Advisor, Sigma Delta Pi and OLA

 


 

Charles Hanlon will screen his hour-long documentary "Travel Magic" on April 24 at 7 p.m. in room 120 of the Sharadin Arts Building.  The screening is free and open to the public.  Hanlon spent three months in his vehicle making two trips across the country to capture footage for the film which serves as his honors project.  Driving more than 8,000 miles, he and a variety of friends and hitchhikers traversed 31 states interviewing what he calls "America's wanderers."  Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food or monetary donation for the Greater Reading Food Bank. 

Watch the trailer for "Travel Magic."

 


 

Please congratulate the following students who were recognized for inclusion into the Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Students must have at least a 3.25 GPA and have demonstrated exemplary community involvement, leadership, and commitment to volunteer service.

Brooke Benson, Samantha Brannen, Sarah Brown, Ashley Crawford, Katrina Danyluk, Lauren Geldon, Deidgre Green, Jessica  Huber, Ciara Kasaczun, Julie Kerr, Ellyn Kershner, Alec McCloskey, Allison Seidel

Megan Soucy, Kayla Stanek, Amanda Stine, Anna Tellis, Luis Vanderhorst, Daniel White, Christina Wolfe, Kelsey Yelicanin.

 


 

College of Education Meet and Greet:  Join us on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in Beekey 227/229. Meet and Greet with the College of Education faculty. Refreshments will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

 


 

International Week Events for Today:

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.: International Fair, McFarland Student Union 218 (Multipurpose Room) Featuring: 

•·         Taiko Drum performance @ 11 am

•·         Handmade Cards from Turkey

•·         Country displays from International Student Organization

•·         Study Abroad Information Table

•·         And more!

11 a.m.: Building Moral Character in Western Sports and the Asian Martial Arts, AF 103 with KU professor, Dr. Allan Bäck

7 p.m.: Courage and Commitment: How Women are Changing the World, AF 101, Guest Speaker, Pamela Varkony

Get your free tickets in Boxwood House or at the event! For more information, go to www.kutztown.edu/international


 

The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Pool will be operating under the following schedule this weekend:

 

Friday, April 18                 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.    8-9 a.m., Noon - 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 19             CLOSED                                CLOSED

Sunday, April 20                CLOSED                                CLOSED

Monday, April 21              Regular Hours Resume

Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services

 


  

Student Ambassador - Application deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014 - Kutztown University and the Borough of Kutztown are pleased to announce an open application process for two Student Ambassador non-voting positions within the Borough Council of the Borough of Kutztown.  The two positions available are: one ambassador to the mayor and one ambassador to borough council. The positions are open to any full time Kutztown University student and will begin September 1, 2014.  Please inform your students that they can apply for the two openings on KUnited here. The completed application should be returned to 262 MSU no later than May 2, 2014.  Following a review, finalists will be determined and those applicants will be interviewed.

Jenni Rach, Assistant Director, Office of Student Involvement

 


 

The Psychology Department would like to congratulate the following students who received an award at last Friday's Senior Award Ceremony.

 

Stephanie Lewis - Research Award, Gill-Lauer-Sharp Award

Kristie Thudium - Academic Achievement Award, Independent Research Award, Gill-Lauer-Sharp Award
Tara Ann Hoban - Psi Chi Model Student Award

Ellie Plutto - Leadership Award

Lyndsay Troain - Field Experience Award

Sarah Newman - Field Experience Award

Elizabeth Rehman - Scientist-Practitioner Award
Matt Gray - Research Award

Taylor Tolton - Research Award

Bram Wilusz - Research Award

Alyssa Muthard -  Research Award
Tessa Benson-Greenwald - Independent Research Award  

Christy Derr, secretary, Psychology Department

 


 

The following students were recently inducted into Psi Chi. Congratulations!

Fall 2013:  Sophia Arroyo, Nancilee Ramano, Erika Ashman, S. Allison Seiple, Laura Berger, Rachel Snyder, Tanajsia Mason, Courtney Tocci.

Spring 2013: Tessa Benson-Greenwald, Jade Neff, Courtney Cawley, James O'Neill, Tiffany Drey, Teresa Price, Matthew Gray,  Peyton Roberts, Colby Hampton, Danielle Sensenig, Brenda Hoffman, Cynthia Toe, Matthew Maguire.

Christy Derr, secretary, Psychology Department

 


 

List of Academic Department Chairs effective May 1, 2014 through April 30, 2017

 

DEPARTMENT

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

Academic Enrichment*

Edwin

Nieves

Anthropology/Sociology

James

Delle

Art Education & Crafts

John

White

Athletics*

Brandon

Nolt

Biology

Carol

Mapes

Business Administration

Roger

Hibbs

Communication Design

Todd

McFeely

Communication Studies & Theatre

Claire

Van Ens

Computer Science and Information Technology

Lisa

Frye

Counseling/Student Affairs

Margaret

Herrick

Counseling/Psychological Services*

Lisa

Coulter

Criminal Justice

Mahfuzul

Khondaker

Electronic Media

Helen

Bieber

Elementary Education

Jeanie

Burnett

English

Andrew

Vogel

Fine Arts

Cheryl

Hochberg

Geography

Richard

Courtney

History

Andrew

Arnold

Instructional Technology/Library Science

Andrea

Harmer

Mathematics

Paul

Ache

Modern Language Studies

Christine

Coleman Núñez

Music

Jeremy

Justeson

Philosophy

John

Lizza

Physical Sciences

Edward

Simpson

Political Science

Steve

Lem

Psychology

Gregory

Shelley

Rohrbach Library*

Bruce

Gottschall

Secondary Education

Theresa

Stahler

Social Work

John

Vafeas

Special Education

Debra

Lynch

Sport Management and Leadership Studies

Lorri

Engstrom

 

 

 

*Non-Instructional

 


 

The Phoenix Group is hosting a lecture by Peter Riffle '68, a motivational speaker and educator with over 40 years' experience in the classroom.  This KU Alum will share his experience of learning and teaching with a learning disability on Monday, April 21 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in MSU 183.  Please encourage your classes and students to attend!   Please view his website for more information.  http://www.thecloudchaser.net/

The Phoenix Group           

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

Thursday, April 17 - Softball vs. Millersville (DH) - 2:30 (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio

Thursday, April 17-18 - Men's Tennis AT PSAC Semifinals - West Chester, Pa.

Saturday, April 19 - Baseball vs. Lock Haven (DH) - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field) Live Stats | Live Audio