After a race during her sophomore year in high school, Keri Brown's track coach at the time, Rich Watson said to her: “Keri, you're like the bomb! You're going to be something special!”
“I had amazing coaches in high school: Karen O'Neil, Fran Siedlecki, and Rich Watson,” Brown said. “They always believed in me and told me that the sky was the limit for me and that I had talent.”
Fast forward seven years later and Watson's prophecy has come true. Brown is a special person concluding a fantastic collegiate career by competing in her second consecutive NCAA Division II Track and Field women's national championship meet at California State University-Stanislaus' Al Brenda Track Complex in Turlock (Calif.). Brown will compete in the 1,500-meter race on Thursday, May 26 at 8:40 p.m. See the whole story here: http://kubears.com/news/2011/5/24/WTRACK_0524114514.aspx
The Obama Administration is hosting the Inaugural event for White House Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – KU’s José Molina to Attend - The inaugural meeting of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics is set for today and tomorrow, in Washington, D.C., at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, inside the White House compound. Kutztown University’s director of government affairs, José Molina, has been invited to this planning meeting and will attend on behalf of KU.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller and Assistant Secretary of Education with the Office of Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will lead the discussion. Also participating are Martha Kanter, undersecretary for the Department of Education; Juan A. Sepúlveda, Jr., director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and Dr. Antonio Flores, president and CEO of Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
Jeann Cengeri is at home recuperating from surgery. Please send cards and well wishes to her at 321 Crystal Ridge Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Thank you.
Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services
Congratulations to Kelly Burr, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions, and her husband Brian on the birth of Carter Burr, their 3rd child.
Bill Stahler, director, Admissions
Reminder: CONNECTIONS Preview - We would like your support! Please come and see some of the presentations that will be part of the Family & Freshman CONNECTIONS programs starting Jun. 1. It is immensely helpful for the student staff to have a live audience as well as fresh eyes to view some of the media presentations. We can’t thank you enough for helping us with this endeavor. Join us today, Thursday, May 26, MSU 218 at 11 a.m.
Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice president, Student Services & Campus Life
The emerald ash borer is an insect that arrived in the Midwest about ten years ago. It has destroyed millions of ash trees beginning in Michigan and radiating out. It was discovered in western PA a couple of years ago and has been moving east. Discoveries were made in Juniata and Centre Counties last year. DCNR puts up insect traps in various locations in an attempt to monitor the spread of the insect. They have located a trap near the Grim building. It is a purple triangular shaped object and is placed about 12’ off the ground in an ash tree. It will remain in place through the summer. There are no pesticides in the trap. The trap has an adhesive to capture the insects which are drawn to the color and a pheromone placed in the trap. The University will be advised of the results at the end of the study.
Will Meeker, assistant director, Campus Services
Construction Update: There will be an electrical shutdown in University Place on Thursday, June 2 starting at 7 a.m. in support of the HVAC Upgrade project. This shutdown is expected to last no more than four hours. Emergency services including Fire Protection will remain online and operative.
Patrick J Antonio Jr , project manager, Facilities Project Services
The Cub Cafe will be open:
May 23-27 and May 31 - 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed May 30 and all weekends.
Grille Works at the Golden Bear Food Court will be open:
May 23-27 - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May 28, 29, 30 - Brunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May 31 - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Please see Kutztown Dining Services website, www.kutztown.campusdish.com, during the summer for updated hours of operation and contact us if you have any other questions.
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