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Monday, April 5, 2010 - Vol. 2010 #387


    R-Word Campaign --Spread the Word to End the Word
    Join us to spread the word to end the "R word," 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, April 5, in McFarland Student Union. The "R Word Campaign" was created to build awareness for society to stop, and think about using the words “retard” or "retarded." Most people don’t think of this word as hate speech, but that is exactly what it feels like to millions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends.
    Jasmine Escobar, graduate assistant, The Community Outreach Center


    Dining Services April Schedule of Events
    The Spring Fling Picnic will be held 4-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, on the patio outside of Golden Bear Food Court. Please note that the Galleria will be closed during the picnic; however, in the event of inclement weather, the picnic will be served in the Galleria. Other special dining events slated for the Galleria in April include: "Ballpark Favorites" served 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, April 13; "Dine Like a Star" served 4-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 15; and "Love of the Earth" served 4-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 20.
    For further information please visit
    Danielle Fessler, marketing manager, AVI Foodsystems

    Summer Tour Guides
    Attention students! The Admissions Office is seeking tour guides for the Summer 2010 Tour Program. The dates of employment will be June 21-Aug. 13, with training on Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18. Please stop by the Admissions Office and pick up an application or e-mail Nicole Becker at Applications are due Friday, April 9.
    Nicole Becker

    Bus Ticket Sales at MSU Info Desk
    One-way bus tickets to Philadelphia and New York are once again available at the McFarland Student Union Information Desk. Still available are roundtrip tickets to Philadelphia and New York. Tickets for all other locations can be purchased at the Bieber Bus Terminal, 320 Fair St., Kutztown. Visit to obtain bus departure/arrival times and current pricing.
    For further information please visit
    Diane Ruth, accountant, KU Student Services Inc.

    Student Ambassador Kutztown Borough
    KU and the Kutztown Borough are pleased to announce an opening for a Student Ambassador, non-voting position within the Borough Council of Kutztown. This position is open to any full-time KU student and will begin Sept. 1, 2010, for a one-year term. The application for this opportunity is available at Students must submit a completed application by Friday, April 30.
    For further information please visit
    Faith Riedel

    Please Excuse
    Please excuse the following KU Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) members who will be attending the Student PSEA State Conference this year in Reading, Pa. from Friday, April 9–Saturday, April 10, 2010: Elena Castilla, Samuel Stevens, Tracy Theobald, April Pier-son, Brianna Pritchard, Korey Castronuovo, Megan Pulse, Katie Sobolak, Brittany Bortz, and Kristin Leslie.
    Dr. Frederick McCoy, associate dean, College of Education


    Year One on the Job--Managing Your Finances
    Managing your new financial status can be a daunting task. There are several fundamentals that will give you a level of confidence. Learn how to set up a budget and manage the monthly expenses. Lean how to use credit cards wisely, which cards to chose, and how to use them. Find out about credit bureau reports, what they are all about and what they mean. Presented by PSECU, 11-11:50 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, in 250 McFarland Student Union.
    For further information please visit
    Amity Fox, Career Development Center

    We are having a rally to show KU that we care about the arts, our department, and over-all democracy. We demand our voices to be heard, and respond accordingly. There are cuts happening throughout the university. We have a voice with this. Let's show that we mean business. GO TO THE RALLY, 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, at the McFarland Student Union Building.
    Karen A. Fuhrman

    Make Marilyn Proud--Finding A Feminist
    Are you not exactly sure what a feminist is? Do you know you are a feminist and want to get to know others? Are you interested in finding out more ways to help gain equality? Women AND men are welcome to join us 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, in the Women's Center Oasis, 3 Old Main, for a discussion on what feminism really means and how it impacts us in today's world.
    Karen Herbster, graduate intern, Kutztown University Women's Center

    Attention All Students and Friends
    Don't be a victim of poor communication. You are invited to the Kutztown Area Toastmasters meeting, 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, in 322 McFarland Student Union. Stop in and see how this "learning laboratory" can help you enhance all forms of verbal communication. You will meet a wide variety of people who are there to help you succeed. Check out Toastmasters and enjoy a fun and friendly atmosphere to help you achieve your goals.
    Trisha Scarcia-King

    Quick Question/CDC Walk-in Hours
    Do you have a quick 5-to-10-minute question? Are you looking for information about an internship, major, or career-related topic? Stop by the Career Development Center's Quick Question/Walk-In Hours to have your questions answered on the spot. No appointment is necessary! Session held 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every Thursday, in the Career Development Center, 113 Stratton Administration Center.
    For further information please visit
    Amity Fox, Career Development Center

    Clothesline Project
    The "Clothesline Project" will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in Bell Plaza. Members of FMLA and Berks Women in Crisis will create a visual display of colorful t-shirts with messages that bear witness to violence and sexual assault against women. A space where survivors can receive support and make a t-shirt to add to the exhibit will be featured in the Women’s Center Oasis, 3 Old Main.
    Mary J. Borst

    Take Back the Night
    "Take Back the Night" will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in the the Bear's Den. This event raises awareness about sexual and domestic violence. FMLA invites people to share poetry, performances, and stories with other students, faculty, staff and community members. A silent vigil and march will be held in honor of survivors. A reception following the event will be held in the Women’s Center Oasis, 3 Old Main.
    Mary J. Borst

    STOP Human Trafficking Event
    The Social Welfare Club will hold an event 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, April 8, in the Alumni Plaza to offer information about human trafficking. Educational organizations will also be in attendance to offer more information. At 11 a.m. speaker Pamela Pillsbury will come and talk about the effects on victims. For more information please e-mail
    For further information please visit
    Felicia Loughery, member, Social Welfare Club

    Day One on the Job--H.R. and Benefits
    Are you prepared to make the decisions that will allow you to fill out the paperwork on the first day of your new job? Learn about health care/benefit options, INS requirements, tax forms, retirement/savings plans and other ideas to help you prepare for the administrative details that most human resource offices require the first day of a new job. Presented by the KU Human Resources Office staff 11-11:50 a.m., Thursday, April 8, in 250 McFarland Student Union.
    For further information please visit
    Amity Fox, Career Development Center
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