In the news over the break: KU professor Andrew Arnold pens pocket guide to the U.S. Constitution - http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=274794
Attention Faculty: It’s not too late to add your textbook to the rental list for spring semester. If your textbook is in a newer edition and you plan to use it for at least three or more semesters, please contact Jackie Downing at x6-4194 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at the KU Student Bookstore. She will explain to you how you may be able to help save the students up to 60% off the price of their textbooks beginning this spring. Whether or not you sent in your textbook adoption, Jackie will work with you to make it happen. Let’s work together to make textbooks more affordable for students.
Barbara Peterka, manager, KU Student Bookstore
Kutztown University hosts the 2011 Berks County Science Olympiad this Thursday, Jan. 6, with various competitions across campus beginning at 8:50 a.m. The competition concludes with an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union (MSU) building. Registration for all participants begins at 7:30 a.m. in the MSU. This is the 13th year in a row the Berks Science Olympiad has been held at KU.
Kutztown University Radio (KUR) has a slightly freshened sound on our popular daytime/filler format “Café KUR.” Taking assessment seriously as we always do, we’ve learned during the past year that you’d like to hear more “soul” mixed in with the jazz. So, as of this past Monday, “Café KUR” now features "Jazz, with a little bit of soul!” The jazz now has an on-air sister, a genre borrowing many roots from jazz, that being “soul.” Tune in today and support your campus radio station! “The Radio Voice of Kutztown University, KUR!” Tune in or discover all the different ways to tune in at http://kur.kutztown.edu/. (Student specialty shows get going again in just a few short weeks!) Stay tuned!
The workshop, titled Kutztown University’s general education curriculum: What do we know? Where do we go?, has a focus on general education and general education assessment at KU. Kutztown University faculty who are working on assessments of specific general education outcomes will provide short reports on their work.
There will also be small group discussions that center on using this information and conducting additional assessments. Lunch will be provided for participants.
Colleagues, attend this hands-on workshop to gain experience with Studymate: C
ACADEMICS The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching will sponsor a workshop on general education on campus, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. through lunch in the MSU, Multipurpose Room.
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.
inThe Learning Technologies Center, Room 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.
Please visit our website to learn about other upcoming workshops and events at www.kutztown.edu/academics/lt.
ARAMARKThis week the Cub Café will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Viewpoints will be open 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Routine pest control
services- The schedule for
routine pest control service has been updated on the Facilities web page. Please
http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/facilities/support/pest.shtml for scheduled
dates of service for 2011. To request routine pest control services, please
submit requests via TMA/iService Desk at
http://workorders.kutztown.edu/ . -
.If you need assistance with urgent pest control issues, please contact the Work Control Center at x3-1594.
-On Thursday, Jan. 6, 1 - 4 p.m., Facilities will be performing an upgrade to our automated email function in iService Desk and TMA. During that time, the automated email function will not operate. We are planning our production and work order processing around these times so that they have the least impact to our campus customers. However, there may be limited service capability and access to iService Desk and TMA may be interrupted during this time. Our Work Control Center will be open and staff will be available to assist you with urgent needs during the upgrade. If you require assistance during that time, please call the Work Control Center at x3-1594.
The office of Student Union & Involvement Services is holding its first leadership conference, "LeaderSHIP: Uncovering Your Treasure Chest" on Saturday, Feb. 12. We are asking KU faculty and professional staff to please consider leading a session. Main topics covered will be collaboration, diversity, and finances/money management, directed at Greek leaders, emerging leaders, and service leaders. We will finish the day with a dinner and keynote address by local educator and leadership professional, Dr. Nathaniel Williams. If you are interested in getting involved in this exciting opportunity, please e-mail Jennifer Topp at email@example.com with your proposal by Jan. 24.