Linda Reedy has been with KU since 1971, and in all that time she has remained in one office: the Career Development Center.
“When we were Kutztown State College, our office was called Career Planning, Placement, Testing and Information Services,” said Linda, who is the office manager. “Imagine putting that on a letterhead – remember, we were using mimeograph machines back then and hand folding all our mail. It’s been interesting to see how technology has changed the way we do our jobs and serve our students over the past 40 years.”
Today, Linda says she does a “little bit of everything from communicating with students to maintaining the office website.”
“[Our] office assists students in their career exploration and development plans. We provide students and alumni with access to a broad range of information regarding majors, internships and career paths. In collaboration with academic departments and colleges, we do our best to integrate career awareness into the students’ educational experiences,” she said.
Because of Linda’s intimate knowledge of her office, students often turn to her for dependable advice – and an occasional shoulder to lean on.
“One of my fondest memories is a student worker in my office who persevered in the face of a variety of challenges to receive her KU degree, then had the courage to move part way across the country to go to law school. When she finished her law studies, she invited me to her graduation. How proud I was of her. We are still in touch to this day.”
This June, Linda will celebrate her 40th anniversary at KU, a moment she plans to cherish.
“It’s been an amazing 40 years – just think of all the students I have met!”
Berks Jazz Fest is here at KU with Chris Brubeck, son of famed jazz legend Dave Brubeck, performing with his trio at Ursa Minor’s Café tonight in MSU at 7:30 p.m. Opening at 6:45 p.m. is KU Student Johnny Hazel. KU Students only $5. For more information and tickets go to the info desk at the MSU or online at www.KutztownPresents.org or http://www.kutztownpresents.org/calendar/chris-brubecks-triple-play.
J. Andrew Cassano, director, KU Presents!
Please join the Office of Admissions in welcoming 25 students from Lower Merion High School to our campus today. They will spend the day learning about their post-secondary options and observing the exciting student life at Kutztown.
Thomas F. Miller, graduate assistant, Admissions
The Geography Department has generated posters showing the
effects of the tsunami on Japan. You may view the posters in one of two
locations—at the backlit displays on the first floor of the Boehm Science
Center, or in the lobby of the first floor of the Graduate Center.
,director, Conference Services
Friday, Apr. 15 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium,
Kutztown University students, staff, faculty and administrators are invited to
the hear Jerry Pinkney, winner of the 2010 Caldecott Award and many other awards
for his outstanding illustrations in children's books. Also, Pat Mora, poet and
author of books for children and adults, will be presenting. Pat is the founder
of El Dia de los libros, celebrated in communities around the United States.
Many of her books are bilingual (Spanish and English). This event is offered at
no charge to the KU community. The presenters will autograph books immediately
after in MSU. Books are available for purchase at a 20% discount in the KU
Joining KU in the championship field are: Arkansas State, Central Missouri, Fairleigh Dickinson, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Nebraska, Sam Houston State and Vanderbilt. There are 66 NCAA institutions that sponsor bowling.
Today, Mar. 31
Men's Tennis vs. East Stroudsburg, 3:30 p.m., Keystone Tennis Courts
Saturday, Apr. 2
Women's Tennis vs. Cheyney, 11 a.m., Keystone Tennis Courts
Men's Tennis vs. Dowling, 3 p.m., Keystone Tennis Courts
Softball vs. Mansfield (DH), 1 p.m., North Campus Field
Baseball vs. Millersville, 1 p.m., North Campus Field
Women's Golf hosting KU Invitational, Berkleigh Golf Course, time to be announced
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.
Viewpoints: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.
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New Professional Studies courses that are relevant for all majors in Fall 2011
PRO 185 Personal Finance
ECO 010 Intro to Economics
Elizabeth Rogol, chair, assistant professor, Professional Studies
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet today, Mar. 31, at 11 a.m., in MSU 312, to consider the remaining curricular proposals on its March agenda, which 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.
Bear Voices, KU's hot a cappella group, will present their Spring show at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Mar. 31, in the Georgian Room. The group will perform popular songs from doo wop of the 1950's to harmony songs of today, including tunes from Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Earth Wind & Fire, and featured in The Sing Off. There are no tickets and admission is free. Come and have a blast.
, associate professor, Music
Please join KU student-writers for the 7th Annual KU Composition Conference on Wednesday, Apr. 13. This conference, sponsored by the English department, is a venue for student work produced in all levels of Composition & Rhetoric courses at KU, from freshmen introductory classes to graduate seminars. Our theme this year is "Arts of Noise." Presentations will include traditional essays, audio essays and multimedia work.
Thank you for supporting student writing at KU.
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Tron: Legacy which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium tonight and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free. Check out the MSU movie website for more information. http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/msub/programs/submovies.asp
Did you do it yet? The Institutional Climate Initiative survey -
is at www.KUclimate.com.The survey takes about 20-40 minutes.
Please help make KU an even better place to study, live, work and learn. If you have a student worker, please ask them to take the time to take the survey.
Community Outreach Center is holding the last Blood Drive of the school year. Apr. 19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose room. Please sign up in MSU 281 or just show up.
Community Outreach Center
The Kutztown University Planetarium starts off another season of one-hour laser light shows tomorrow night, Apr. 1, through Thursday, Apr. 7. The planetarium, located in the Grim Science Building room 100, hosts a variety of laser light shows to the music of the Beatles, Madonna, Pink Floyd, Crystal Method, Metallica, and others.
The first show, Laser Beatles, is at 6 p.m., followed by two more at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The laser light shows are open to the public, with tickets on sale for $3 at MSU, at the door of the show, or online for an additional processing fee.
The planetarium, recently enhanced with a full-dome digital projection system, is used for introductory astronomy laboratory exercises and for the university's Astronomy Outreach Program. The planetarium is also open for free shows on scheduled dates, listed on the website. Private group shows can be scheduled online at the planetarium’s website. For a complete schedule of laser light shows, please visit www.kutztown.edu/planetarium.
The sixth annual Drag Show, a student production by Allies, is Wednesday, Apr. 6, at 7 p.m. in MSU 218. Tickets are $5 with a student ID and $10 for others and are available at the MSU information desk. Tickets are limited. Donations are accepted and all profits benefit the Trevor Project. For more information, please email Allies at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the GLBTQ Resource Center at x6-4111.
Swimming Lessons given by the Kutztown women's swimming team.
Swimming Lessons given by the Kutztown women's swimming team.Two sessions Apr. 4-14 and Apr. 18-28, Monday-Thursday. For more information, please call the swimming office at x3-4359 or email: email@example.com
The Alumni Office is now taking nominations for the Wiesenberger Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.
This annual award is presented to a faculty member who has served Kutztown University in an outstanding manner. Any current full-time faculty member at Kutztown University is eligible for nomination.
KU faculty members, administrators, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to nominate.
The award will be presented during the President’s opening program for the fall semester.
The deadline for nominations is May 1.
Please forward nominations to: Wiesenberger Faculty Award Committee, Kutztown University, Wiesenberger Alumni Center, PO Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530.
For more information, please visit: http://www.kutztown.edu/alumni/wiesenberger/Awards/generalinfo.html
in Schaeffer Auditorium at 6 p.m.
on Thursday, Apr. 14.
the event, chaired by
Martin K. Till and Tiffany Cavanaugh of the Lehigh Valley, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, socialize with guests and bid on
items in the silent auction. Then at 8 p.m. enjoy a
performance of Jami Tyzik’s Femmes Fatales, presented at Ursa Minor’s Café
in the MSU MPR.
Registration for this event is through the KU Foundation, 610-683-1394. Tickets are $150 per person.
Proceeds from Beacon on the Hill help to finance the Beacon Scholarship, established to provide four-year merit scholarships to incoming freshmen based on criteria established from year-to-year by each undergraduate college dean.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event and/or assisting in attaining auction items, please call the Kutztown University Foundation office for more information.
Stephanie Deni-Iaeger, director, Annual Giving, Kutztown University Foundation
Reminder: Tour guide applications due this Friday, April 1. The Office of Admissions is accepting applications from undergraduate students for both Summer 2011 and 2011-2012 Academic Year tour guide positions. Please encourage students who you think would be good representatives of KU to apply. Applications available at http://www.kutztown.edu/admissions/tour_guide_info.shtml.
Willingness to serve KU Senate committees will remain open in Profs Online until Apr. 4.
Joanne Cohen Hamilton, Chair, COC
Thursday, Apr. 7 – Dr. Daniel P. Schwartz
Friday, Apr. 8 – Dr. John R. McCarthy (please note change of date for Dr. McCarthy)
Cathy L. Kreitz, on behalf of the COE Search Committee
Must Love Dogs! Evolution of the Human/Canine Bond, a free public educational seminar on Saturday, Apr. 2 from 1-4 p.m. Speakers: Dr. Michael Haas of AVH Veterinary Group and Susan Bulanda, author and animal behavior consultant. In lieu of an entrance fee, we are asking for canned food donations to benefit the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. To register, please call x3-1382.
Linda Friscia-Oppé, Career Development Center