Do you know someone who is doing an EXCELLENT job? Nominate him or her for a PAWS for EXCELLENCE Award! PAWS for EXCELLENCE is an employee-to-employee program, designed to recognize random acts of exceptional service within our community. PAWS stands for Professionalism and Pride in the University, Above and Beyond, Winning Attitude, and Star Service. If you want to nominate an excellent coworker, complete the electronic form and submit it to Alexis Martin. If you have any questions about the program, please contact human resources. http://hr.dept.kutztown.edu/protected/pfe/index.html
The Keystone Field House was flooded with bright, smiling faces of almost 100 elementary school children who joined Kutztown University earlier this week to celebrate the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Children were sent to stations where they learned the basics of kicking a soccer ball, dribbling techniques of basketball, the proper way to swing a tennis racquet and bat, and cheers from the cheerleading team. For the rest of the story: http://www.kubears.com/news/2011/2/8/CHEER_0208112335.aspx
Black History Month art exhibit in the Rohrbach Library - Come to the Rohrbach Library this month to see “Success From the Past,” an art exhibit showcasing artwork by Sandi Turner and Ed Terrell, which is part of the African American Art Coalition of Reading, Pa. In addition to the art itself, an artist Q&A reception will take place Feb. 24 from 5 - 7 p.m. For more information on the exhibit and artists, please go to the Rohrbach Library blog at: http://rohrbachlibrary.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/ed-terrell-and-success-from-the-past/ or contact professor Bruce Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3-4766.
, assistant professor,Outreach Librarian
technical services coordinator
See the video promo to Ursa Minor's and The Blue Method at http://www.youtube.com/user/KutztownUniversity?feature=mhum#p/u/0/sgTjcfCjYTg
Intimate, jazz club style
J. Andrew Cassano, director, KU Presents!
ACADEMICS - . - .
Introduction to Wimba Classroom
-Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2 - 3 p.m. or Wednesday, Feb. 16, 3 - 4 p.m. in The Learning Technologies Center, RL30 in the Rohrbach Library
.Ready to try real-time, synchronous delivery of your lecture using D2L? Wimba Classroom makes this easy. Attend this workshop to learn how to configure and deliver an interactive lecture using your existing PowerPoint presentations and the Wimba Classroom suite of tools.
-Thursday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. - noon or Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2 - 3 p.m. The Learning Technologies Center, RL30 in the Rohrbach Library
.Attend this workshop to learn how to add a reflective component (blog) or group project workspace (wiki) to your D2L course.
ARAMARKYou can now view the weekly menus for Viewpoints on our website! Visit http://www.campusdish.com/en-US/CSE/Kutztown/Menus/Viewpoints.htm.
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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
The deadline for submission of all proposals for the University Curriculum committee (UCC) meeting is today at noon. The next UCC meeting will be held on Feb. 24. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC secretary, Bethany French, in the Provost’s Office, 309 Stratton Admin. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at x3-1312.
Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee
The Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career
Expo is being held from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 16, at the Holiday Inn in Fogelsville/Breinigsville. This event
specifically targets students and recent graduates for internship opportunities,
volunteer opportunities, part-time employment and/or full-time employment. This
is an opportunity to shake hands and talk with employers, learn about
internships and job openings and get resumes out to employers. For additional
information, please visit the LVCCE website -
,Career Development Center
The Office of Social Equity will offer anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and sexual harassment training, pursuant to our university policies, as follows:
- Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 11 a.m., MSU 323
- Wednesday, Mar. 23 at 11 a.m., MSU 325
- Monday, Apr. 11 at 3 p.m., MSU
- Monday, Apr. 18 at 11 a.m., MSU
Jesus A. Peña, associate vice president, Office of Social Equity
KU faculty, staff & students: New York City Art Bus - Feb. 26 and Apr. 2. Spend the day in New York on your own at the museums, galleries and stores. Leave KU from parking lot B1, west of Boehm Science building at 9 a.m. Sign up in the College of Visual and Performing Arts dean’s office located in Sharadin 210. Tickets are $20. KU ID needs to be shown to purchase ticket. First come, first served.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Earn $10 credit at the campus bookstore while helping your library by participating in a 50-minute usability study at Rohrbach Library. Faculty and staff at any level of library experience are welcome to take part. Please sign up at http://www.kutztown.edu/library/labs/ubl.aspx
Bruce Jensen, Rohrbach Library
Come and celebrate all women with Eve Ensler’s Obie-Award winning play, "The Vagina Monologues," presented by FMLA and the KU Women’s Center tonight and tomorrow, at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Did you know that 1 in 3 women worldwide will experience violence against their person at some point during their life? This student production is performed in conjunction with worldwide V-Day campaigns to raise awareness and funds for local anti-violence initiatives. Proceeds from the KU event benefit Cheryl Okafor Memorial Fund, Care for Christine McGhee, Sabina Rose O’Donnell Memorial Fund, Berks Women in Crisis, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Planned Parenthood of Northeastern Pennsylvania and VDAY International Spotlight 2011: Women and Girls of Haiti.
Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for all others, and may be purchased by cash or check at the MSU information desk. For credit card purchases, please call x3-4092.
The College Election Poll Worker Initiative helps students get involved as poll workers. Earn $100 for a days work. For more information or if you would like us to visit your organization for a 5 to 10 min presentation please see our website at email@example.com
Yvonne Fonte, coordinator
,College Election Poll Worker Initiative
Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine is hosting a Sexy Poetry Reading, today, from 7-9:30 p.m. in MSU 250. Join us for some sultry readings to warm you on a cold winter's night! Tasty treats will also be provided.
Frederick Douglass: A Legacy - The Frederick Douglass Institute presents the first installment in its spring discussion series. Join us in the Rohrbach Library 103B on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. as we welcome Dr. C. James Trotman to discuss his new biography on abolitionist and feminist, Frederick Douglass. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Taheerah Holston at firstname.lastname@example.org. For future events please check out our website at http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/douglass/News-Events.htm
Frederick Douglass Institute
The Chairs of the KU Senate Governance Committees Summit rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. will be in AF 201.
Jo Cohen Hamilton, chair, COC
Multicultural Education - Expanding Perspectives: three-week study abroad summer program to Cuenca-Ecuador. Expand your international understanding. Experience another culture. Become a global thinker. Earn 6 credit hours from the University of Azuay in Cuenca. Students/participants will live with families, take courses, visit schools, and go on cultural excursions during this three-week experience in May/June. For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Cardenuto, Elementary Education at email@example.com or Dr. Diane King, Special Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nancy E. Cardenuto, assistant professor, Education
Do you have 10 minutes today to nominate a student for the Academic Achievement awards? Please e-mail Julie Nolan for details. That student you're thinking of will appreciate your time! Here's the application - http://www.kutztown.edu/news/brief/2011/January/aaw_nomination_form.pdf
In search of spring commencement speakers - seeking outstanding students to offer commencement addresses for spring commencement. Deadline is Friday, Mar. 4. For further information, please visit http://campuslife.kutztown.edu.
Julie Nolan, director, Community Relations and Development Services
Rape Aggression Defense training, (R.A.D.) - 12-hour course, three nights, 6 - 10 p.m. Spring classes will be held at Risley Arena 100 on Mar. 14, 16, 17. Please contact Candi at x3-4861 or e-mail email@example.com for more information, or to register for classes. Classes are open only to female students, faculty and staff.
The Student Union Art Gallery is currently featuring "Spring Cleaning" presented by Eckhaus. The exhibition will be on display until Thursday, Feb. 17. There is a catered opening reception scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 6-7 p.m. This opening will be an opportunity for students to buy, sell, or trade artwork that they have made in previous semesters. Hope to see you there!
Alicia Bonilla-Puig & Elizabeth Emmett, gallery coordinators
Student Volunteers Needed! KU is excited to host the CE Regional Science Olympiad on Mar. 9 (snow date Mar. 10). We are expecting 30 high schools and 17 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties. There will be more than 700 students competing in 46 events in a variety of science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. Student volunteers are needed to help with registration, event set-up, food delivery, building lobby help, raffle, lost/found, score checking and so much more! Anyone is welcome to help – science backgrounds are not needed. Student volunteers representing KU will receive an awesome Olympiad T-shirt and certificate of appreciation. The opening ceremony is at 8:30 a.m. and events run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Awards will begin at 3:15 p.m. If you are interested in spending the day with us (or even just a few hours), please contact Dr. Julie Palkendo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joann S. Monko, chemistry instructor, Physical Sciences
The KU Philosophy Club will meet today, 11 a.m. in MSU 323. Milo Crimi will be speaking:
Assault and Battery upon Anselm
The Graduate Student Association (GSA) will have its first general assembly
of the spring semester today, at 5 p.m. in MSU 322. The GSA is a
great way for graduate students to get involved with the KU community. Various
activities and networking sessions take place throughout the semester. For
information, please contact
Kevin Foreman, president, GSA, at
Faculty Shop Talks - Faculty Shop Talks provide an opportunity for KU faculty to come together from across campus to interact on both a professional and social level in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere. Shop Talks provide a forum for serious yet informal presentation of original research and artistic creation by KU faculty with the aim of increasing scholarly communication and interactions across disciplines within the University community. Refreshments are provided and there is an opportunity to chat with the speaker and other attendees after the presentation. Shop Talk is supported through the generosity of the Provost's Office.
Please mark your calendars and join us on the following dates:
Feb 18: Dr. Jay Baglia (Speech Communication and Theater) "Heavy Lies the Crown: Hegemonic and Complicity Masculinity in Martin Scorcese's The Departed"
Mar 25: Dr. Sue Kong (Accounting and Finance) "Organizational Culture and the Use of Agile Methodology"
Apr 22: Dr. James Higgins (History) "Philadelphia's Responses to the Influenza Epidemic of 1918"