The Daily Brief
Monday, February 28, 2011
AFSCME Local 2234: Members meet the 3rd Monday of every month.
Please join us for this month’s meeting which will be held Monday, Mar. 21, 7
p.m. at Janelle’s Catering and Restaurant, 360 Fleetwood Road, Bowers. This
month’s meeting will include nomination for an open Trustee position.
Nominations and votes will also be held for 2 delegates to attend the AFSCME 13
Conference in Hershey, Apr. 1-3.
Annette M. Christman,
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
will hold an open meeting with students tomorrow, Mar. 1 at 11 a.m. in
Toyia Reed, Office of the
This week a new show is up on the Brick Wall - Emily Wilcox
is displaying "polaroid paintings" in a show titled "Split Second Art." The
show will be on display from now until Mar. 17 with a catered opening reception
tomorrow evening, Mar. 1 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth
Emmett, gallery coordinators
Do you know any students
with a 2.75 GPA? Do they partake in service or leadership
positions? While the applications are rolling in, we still have some room to
accept qualified students into this year’s "Who’s Who among American Colleges
" The deadline can only be extended until
Friday, Mar. 4. Please take a moment to drop students an e-mail and forward the
web address so that they don’t miss this great opportunity.
PASSHE Leadership Institute for
Undergraduate Women - The week-long program will be held Jun. 19 -24,
at the McKeever Environmental Learning Center in Sandy Lake, Pa. The
institute provides a forum for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
to nurture the leadership potential of women students. The application deadline
is Mar. 28. Students who believe they could benefit from this forum should
access the program brochure and application by visiting
and clicking on the banner advertisement for the PASSHE Women’s Conference. For
additional information, please direct all questions to Kristen Gallagher at
Kristen Snyder Gallagher, assistant director, Student Union & Involvement
Facilities is currently planning an SMS Door
Access System upgrade for Mar. 8. This upgrade is necessary to take
advantage of new software capability and to take full benefit from the new AD
style upgradable door readers and hardware. Additional information and support
documentation on this software upgrade, as well as detailed information on the
impact of the software upgrade has been provided to campus Authorizing
Officials. During the system upgrade, door security features will continue to
operate and existing user privileges will not be affected. Secured areas will
remain secured. If you need additional information on the potential impact
of the door access system upgrade, please contact your Authorizing Official or
the Facilities Work Control Center at x3-1594.
Kim Rhode, director, Facilities Business and Campus Services
D2L Blogs and Wikis - Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2 - 3 p.m.,
Learning Technologies Center, RL 30
Attend this workshop to learn how to add a reflective component (blog) or group
project workspace (wiki) to your D2L course.
Monday, Mar. 14, 10 - 11 a.m. or
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2-3 p.m., Learning Technologies Center, RL30 i - Wordpress is
a free, web-based tool that can be used to create easy-to-maintain blogs or
faculty websites. Attend this workshop to
learn Wordpress basics and see how Wordpress is being piloted on the KU Campus.
To register for either one of these workshops, please contact Eleanor (El)
Ambrose, Dept. of Learning Technologies Secretary, at x3-4900 or email El at
One-on-one training can also be arranged by contacting Will Jefferson,
Learning Technologies Center Coordinator, at x3-4757 or email at
our website to learn about other upcoming workshops and events
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet this Thursday, Mar. 3,
at 11 a.m. in MSU 312, to consider the remaining curricular proposals on its
February agenda, along with recently submitted General Education proposals
(addition of the "new" General Education component to unchanged major
checksheets). The agenda can be found online at
http://www.kutztown.edu/committees/ucc/agenda.html. As always,
individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and
encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise.
R.S. Schaeffer, chair, University Curriculum Committee
Kutztown men's basketball is hosting a playoff game!
Kutztown University men's basketball is hosting a Pennsylvania State Athletic
Conference (PSAC) quarterfinal game tomorrow against East Stroudsburg
at Keystone Arena at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $2 for students. Students from
member institutions will be admitted free with a valid I.D. There will be no
complimentary tickets and only PSAC passes will be accepted at the door. For
fans that can’t make the game in person, it will be shown live on KUTV, which is
Service Electric Channel 24 and Hometown Utilicom Channel 28 in Kutztown and
eastern Berks County.
The Kutztown University field hockey team was
recognized for its academic aptitude. The Golden Bears were one of 15 Division
II schools who received the 2010 Gladiator by SGI / NFHCA Collegiate National
Academic Team Award. The National Academic Team
Award recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the
first semester of the 2010-11 academic year. The Golden Bears’ overall team GPA
Celebrate Mardi Gras
early - The Cub Café will be featuring some Cajun inspired foods during
lunch tomorrow from 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Please note, Mexican entrees will
not be served during this time but will resume for the Dinner Zone at 3:30 p.m.
The Academic Forum will be featuring their Mardi Gras celebration on Wednesday,
Menu - Today:
Roasted turkey with gravy, vegetarian enchiladas, potato filling,
broccoli and glazed carrots. Soups of the day are chicken ditalini and potato
Tuesday: Open face roast beef sandwich, crispy vegan tofu, steak fries,
wax beans and sesame vegetables. Soups of the day are cream of turkey and
Wednesday: Roast pork loin with apple sage stuffing, veggie quiche,
whipped red skin potatoes, corn and refried beans. Soups of the day taco soup
and cream of mushroom.
Thursday: Roasted chicken with gravy, black bean cakes, whipped potatoes,
cauliflower and peas, mushrooms and red peppers. Soups of the day are turkey
vegetable chowder and cheddar soup.
Friday: Baked whitefish polonaise, macaroni and cheese, Caribbean sweet
potatoes, stewed tomatoes and vegetable medley. Soups of the day are new England
clam chowder and tomato rice.
You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have
previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
The Office of the President of Kutztown University and the KU Department of
Social Work invite you to the 9th Annual Community Forum on Friday, Mar. 18,
featuring "Designing the Social Work
Enterprise: Promoting the Profession, Micro to Macro."
Forum 2011 seeks to raise awareness of the need for the social work profession
to strengthen its entrepreneurial spirit and skill sets and identify best
practices in the area of business and management of the social work profession
as well as strengthen alliances that will promote the social work enterprise.
To register, please call 610-683-4235 or visit
Social Work Department
CET will be sponsoring a discussion group
from 11 a.m. - noon on Thursday, Mar. 3 in OM 297
Microsoft Excel 2007 for Basic Statistical Analyses" presented by Dr. Anita
Meehan. Topic description: This hands-on workshop shows participants how to
install and use Excel 2007's Analysis ToolPak, a little known “wizard" that
performs most descriptive and inferential statistics procedures (central
tendency, variability, correlation, t-tests, one-way ANOVA). The ease of
importing and exporting data files between Excel 2007 and SPSS will also be
f you plan to attend the workshop, please
respond to email@example.com
Sharon Reed, Office of Graduate
March is Women’s History Month
Please join us for a fun evening with the “Guerrilla Girls,” feminist masked
righters-of-wrongs who use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose sexism,
racism, and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture. They've appeared
at more than 90 universities and museums in the past 16 years expressing their
philosophy of activism, and their campaign against the appalling lack of ethics
in the art world. See their extraordinary and unconventional program at 7:30
p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 2, in the MSU Multipurpose Room.
Grace Hill, associate director,