The Front Row Foundation recently published this book above for college
KU senior Tyler Schnabel is featured on the front cover.
The Daily Brief
Monday, January 31, 2011
College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday:
assistant professor, Fine Arts Department, will present the “Rwanda Project” on
Thursday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. in Sharadin 120. Rose will speak about her
involvement in the trial run of a new project, working to bring technology
resources to instructors in Africa. It was a success, and has now spread to four
countries other than Rwanda. The project was hosted by Google.org and the USAID. She will
also talk about her unusual experiences dealing with business and government
organizations, in a nation still restructuring after Genocide, where these
atrocities continue to affect daily life.
William J. Mowder, dean,
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Senior Orientation for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the MSU.
As a senior, please make the commitment to maximize your chance of success
in today’s job market. See all the services and resources offered by your Career
Center. Learn how to avoid the “Top Mistakes of a Senior” and get a
comprehensive calendar of semester events. Presented by the Career Development
Career Development Center
The President holds two open meetings with students each semester.
The dates for the 2011 spring semester are: Tuesday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
in Boehm 260
and Tuesday, April 19 at 11 a.m. in Boehm 260.
Toyia Reed, Office of the President
The Wireless Innovation Forum announced members of the Technical Program
Committee for the 2011
Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and
Software Defined Radio include
Kutztown University's computer science assistant professor Dale Parson.
Held in Washington, DC, later this year, the program chair is Dr. John Glossner,
of Optimum Semiconductor Technologies. This year’s committee is comprised of the
world’s leading experts in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio (CR)
and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies. Each committee member is
committed to ensuring that SDR11 is the premier event for bringing next
generation radio technologies to life by creating the best quality program with
the highest quality presentations.
Ursa Minor's Café is a performance series of unforgettable
Thursday night professional arts and entertainment in the MSU
multipurpose room. These events feature a relaxed, jazz-club atmosphere, complete with tables,
chairs, food and refreshments. Capacity is limited to less than 250 seats, so
- We have table service with a
selection of coffees, noches and desserts
- Bring or buy your own food. Relaxed,
social atmosphere, and inexpensive fun for everyone
- A great date night out
Intimate, jazz club style
Our next show is Thursday, Feb. 10 with The Blue Method. Tickets are $5 for
students and are available at the MSU Info desk or online at
See the video promo to Ursa Minor and the Blue Method at
J. Andrew Cassano, director, KU Presents!
All Artists - you are invited to submit an original design in the
Bearfest 33 Logo Design Contest. This year’s theme is a “Neverland Adventure”
with the slogan “'Get Hooked on Bearfest 33!" All submissions are due to the
Housing and Residential Services office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4. Logos
need to include a bear and the slogan. Please submit your design on a CD (unless
hand-drawn only) and in both black & white and color. Any questions, please
contact Christine Price at
Save the dates for Bearfest 33: Wednesday, Apr. 13 through Saturday, Apr. 16!
It is time again to help out with Operation Snowflake!
Grab your mittens, hats and scarves and get ready to help out Kutztown's
disabled or older residents who sign up for assistance with shoveling their
sidewalk and clearing off their cars. If you are interested in helping out,
please e-mail email@example.com or drop
by MSU 281 to sign up. We welcome sports teams, clubs, academic organizations
and everyone else who is willing to help out! The program runs Jan 19-March 31.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call
x3–1524 or drop by and visit MSU 281 to sign up!
Please join us in welcoming Annette Christman as the new administrative
assistant in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. You may
contact Annette at
Zayaitz, acting dean, College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Calling all students interested in working with kids! Kids Cafe
and Olivet Boys and Girls Club, two of Kutztown's exciting after-school
mentoring and tutoring programs, are holding an information meeting on
Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. in OM, room 123. The meeting will give interested
students plenty of information about the programs, as well as how to get
involved. Open discussion is encouraged and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact
email@example.com or drop by the Community Outreach Center in MSU,
coordinator, America Reads/America Counts
The Multicultural Center hosts three culturally diverse events
on Feb. 2: two workshops entitled, “Creating Community in a Diverse
School Environment,” from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and “Cross-Cultural Facilitation
Techniques” from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m., both in the MSU multipurpose room, and a
lecture entitled, “An Unfinished Conversation,” at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer
These events are free and open to the public. Participants will learn how to
create a trusting environment in a multicultural community where similarities
and differences are valued, acknowledged, and considered useful, begin to
understand cross-cultural non-verbal communications,
and bring forward conversations usually only held with his or her own affinity
workshops and lecture are a great opportunity for individuals who have either
grown up or worked in less diverse environments.
Petritsa Chatzitziva, Multicultural Center
The GLBTQ Resource Center
at Kutztown University
celebrates its 6th
anniversary this Thursday, Feb. 3, with an open house in OM 4 from 10 a.m. – 5
p.m. Refreshments will be made available throughout the day. At this event, the
GLBTQ Resource Center will be debuting hundreds of new book titles acquired this past semester that will be made available for rental.
Tuesdays in Spring are "Tuesday Talk" days here on KUR,
featuring four informative and stimulating afternoon talk shows beginning at 2
At 2 p.m., listen in for James Kastle to return to the KUR Airwaves with the best
in current affairs talk.
At 3 p.m., Meghan Godorov hosts "Town and Gown on
Common Ground." Meghan interviews a fraternity planning a
February Step Show!
At 4 p.m., "The Show" debuts, a new sports/talk variety show, detailing Golden
Bears as well as regional and national sports!
At 5 p.m., it's "Notas Latinas," for the best in Latino talk, news, and
music! Tuesday afternoons are now "Tuesday Talk" days here on KUR!
Later in the week, remember to check out our popular "Diversity Rest
Stop" interview segment, this year at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays. This week, we sit
down with local celebrity impersonator Stewart Brodian from the Lehigh Valley to
discuss his new, nationally syndicated television program, "Double or Nutin."
on Friday, "Makin' Waves," KUR's own exclusive GLBTQ talk/music magazine show
moves to a new day and time from 2-4 p.m.
Regensburger, Department of Radio Services
The first show on the Student Union Brick Wall Exhibition Space is up!
Chris Leete is showing "Man vs. Destiny" from now until Feb. 10. There will be a
catered opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 3, 7-8 p. m. and you are all invited
to come and see the show!
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, gallery coordinators
Union Art Gallery
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will have a
on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 11 a.m., in MSU 312, to consider the remaining
curricular proposals on its January agenda (which can be found online at
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
The University Writing Center, located in OM 132, opened
for the Spring 2011 semester on Monday, Jan. 31. Our open hours are Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Monday & Wednesday evenings from 7-9
p.m. Professors are encouraged to send copies of writing assignments and
guidelines via email (firstname.lastname@example.org);
these provide our tutors with important context as they work with your students.
Please keep in mind that the UWC does not provide editing services. Rather, we
focus on working with students to provide options and strategies for revision.
New! Find a link to our website on the Faculty & Staff section of the KU
site under "Academic Resources." A link can also be found in the Current
Students section under "Student Services." Visit us directly at
www.kutztown.edu/writingcenter. Our site
explains what to expect in a conference, resources for faculty and bios of our
staff. Contact us at
email@example.com or x3-4733.
Amy Lynch-Biniek, director, University Writing Center
Creative Writing and Performance Workshop - Come and stretch
your writing wings in a supportive atmosphere. Using the Amherst Writers and
Artist method, Dr. Weckerle will lead a creative writing workshop that is open
to all levels of experience. Writing exercises will include innovative prompts,
an opportunity to read your writing aloud, and a chance to get positive feedback
on your writing. You will also get ideas on how to perform your writing aloud.
a favorite pen and paper and your open mind to explore what you can do with
words. Sponsored by Perforum: the
Forum for Performance For more information contact Dr. Lisa Weckerle at
Dr. Lisa Weckerle, associate professor,
Speech Communication and Theatre
Creating Digital Flashcards and
Other Study Aids for Your Students
- The Learning
Technologies Center, RL 30 in the Rohrbach Library
on Tuesday, Feb.
1, 11 a.m. - Noon or Monday, Feb. 7, 2-3 p.m.
Colleagues, attend this hands-on workshop to gain experience with
Studymate. Studymate is an interactive
tool you can use to easily create flashcards, pick-a-letter, matching,
crosswords, and other study aids that can be added to D2L or posted on your
faculty website. No knowledge of
programming is necessary to use Studymate.
D2L Gradebook Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 9-10 a.m. or Thursday, Feb. 10, 10-11 a.m.
Technologies Center, RL 30 in the Rohrbach Library.
Attend this workshop to learn how to configure the D2L gradebook, create
gradebook entries, and enter student grades.
Learn how to create letter grade schemes and configure the gradebook so
the student sees an accurate running average during the course of the semester.
Learn how to use the categories feature to automatically drop the lowest
score in a series of gradebook items.
To register for either one of these workshops, please contact Eleanor (El)
Ambrose, Dept. of Learning Technologies Secretary, at x3-4900 or e-mail El at
One-on-one training can also be arranged by contacting Will Jefferson,
Learning Technologies Center Coordinator, at x3-4757 or via e-mail at
our website to learn about other upcoming workshops and events at
The following DVD is available in the AV Center for preview:
Bully Bystanders: You Can
Make a Difference - Executive Producer - Anson W. Schloat - This movie is
designed to educate and empower all students to take a stand against bullying.
Through hard-hitting dramatizations and real-life interviews with teens
whose lives have been affected by bullying-including a young woman whose younger
brother committed suicide after being bullied-viewers will understand the power
of their role as bystanders.
Hickman, coordinator, AV Center
KU Basketball and the KU Athletic department would like to honor you
at Faculty & Staff Appreciation night.
Please join us for a complimentary dessert and coffee reception during the
women’s & men’s basketball doubleheader vs. West Chester on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Women’s tipoff is at 6 p.m.; men’s tipoff at 8 p.m. The reception will be held
in room 106 from halftime of the women’s game through halftime of the men’s
game. Kindly RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 4.
Remember, as faculty and staff you receive four complimentary tickets for
, assistant to the Athletic Director
Weekly Home Athletics Schedule
Tuesday, Feb. 1 - Wrestling vs. Millersville - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena)
Wednesday, Feb. 2 - Men's & women's basketball vs. Mansfield - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 5 - Men's and women's basketball vs. Shippensburg - 1
p.m. (Keystone Arena)
Sysco will be holding a Food Show on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in
the South Side Café from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drop by and meet some of our vendors and
sample some of their products!
Heather Reinsel, marketing
Viewpoints Menu - Today:
Roasted turkey, vegetable enchiladas, potato filling, steamed broccoli
and glazed carrots. Soups of the day are chicken dilatani and potato leek.
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 are taco
soup and cream of mushroom.
Thursday: Roasted chicken, black bean cake, 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 soup.
You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have
previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
on Wednesday, Feb 9 at 7 p.m. in the Academic Forum, Room 102. Any faculty,
staff, or students interested in participating should plan to attend this
training. Please direct questions or requests for more information to Amanda
Keith, graduate assistant for KUBoK by e-mailing
KUBoK Neighborhood Watch will be hosting their Spring
graduate assistant for KUBoK
Financial aid requirements are changing for all students!
fall 2011, major changes are being made to the Financial Aid progress
requirements. Information sessions will be held to inform the campus community
about these changes. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend a session if
they advise students in matters of enrollment and did not attend a session in
the fall semester. The final session will be held in the Academic Forum, room 102,
this Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Please encourage your students to attend. 75-80% of all students at KU receive a
form of financial aid!
Lisa Schroeder, assistant director, Office of Financial Aid