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Student Ambassador to Kutztown Borough Council and to the Mayor of Kutztown
Application deadline: Friday, April 29,, 2011
Kutztown University and the Borough of Kutztown are pleased to announce an open application process for a Student Ambassador non-voting position within the Borough Council of the Borough of Kutztown.  This position is open to any full time Kutztown University student and will begin September 1, 2010 for a one-year term.  Please review the requirements and position descriptions. If you are interested in applying, you should complete the application and return it to 262 McFarland Student Union no later than April 29, 2011.  The applications will be reviewed by representatives of KU and the Borough of Kutztown.  Following a review, finalists will be determined and those applicants will be interviewed.

For more information, please contact Julianne Nolan, Director of Community Relations and Development Services located in 262 McFarland Student Union.

PASSHE's Annual Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Institute
“Changing Communities, Changing Lives”
Application deadline: closed for 2010

The Leadership Institute for Undergraduate Women provides a forum for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to nurture the leadership potential of women students.  It creates an experience that empowers women as leaders, challenges women to realize their full potential as leaders, and connects women with other women who are committed to social change. The goals of the program include:

  • Develop and strengthen women’s leadership skills, creativity, and respect for diversity;

  • Establish a network of women throughout the PASSHE and promote existing networks of women at each of the fourteen universities;

  • Encourage mentoring relationships among women in the PASSHE;

  • Provide for informal learning opportunities for students to interact with faculty members, staff, and administrators;

  • Expand their understanding of women’s issues and the potential for women’s leadership;

  • Help students develop campus projects to practice skills learned at the Institute under the direction of a mentor on their campus.

The 2010 Institute will take place Sunday, June 20, 2010 through Friday, June 25, 2010 at the McKeever Environmental Learning Center near Slippery Rock University. It is an intensive leadership experience geared to undergraduate women in any major field of study. The workshop sessions are designed to take a student from her current skill level to a higher level of awareness and ability in the areas of communication, leadership, interpersonal development and community action. Costs for the program are underwritten by the PASSHE Women’s Consortium and the Student Affairs Officers from the 14 PASSHE institutions. Students selected to participate need only provide their own transportation, personal items and time.

The program brochure and application are now available. Applications are due by Monday,
March 22nd. For more details, please contact Anne K. Reel, Assistant to the Vice President for Special Programs and Services.

LinK (Leaders in Kutztown University)
LinK is a training initiative for Kutztown University students who would like to discover and strengthen their leadership skills. The program's mission is to develop successful student leaders who have the desire to become involved in campus and community life. LinK addresses a variety of leadership topics presented in a highly interactive format of seminars, guest speakers, professional development experiences and small group experiences. The program consists of 10 sessions ranging from time management, healthy behavior, communication, personal finance, and ethical leadership. Students are required to attend all session in order to receive a certificate of completion.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Union and Involvement Services at 610-683-1383 or e-mail Leah Cassellia.