Students assembled yesterday in the MSU MPR forming a human AIDS ribbon in awareness of World AIDS Day.
The Department of Speech Communication and Theatre
renamed the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre - Effective
immediately, the name of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre is
changed to the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre. The Department
of Communication Studies and Theatre continues to reside in Rickenbach Learning
Center, 214 and can still be reached at x3-4560.
Carlos Vargas-Aburto, provost and vice president, Academic Affairs
Chamber Singers Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 6, @ 7:30 p.m. in Georgian Room, OM - Chamber Singers, a select group of KU singers, will present a Winter Concert of advanced choral repertoire. This concert will include a performance of Whitacre's 5 Hebrew Love Songs (with violin solo) and also some familiar holiday songs. Please come support your own KU singers!
Holiday Baskets - The baskets will be displayed on-campus in MSU, Wednesday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 2, where donations will be accepted as chances to win the various baskets. They will then be displayed off-campus at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, Dec. 4 during Kutztown’s “Christmas on the Main.” Winners of baskets will be contacted the week of Dec. 5.
Susan L. Mangold, Student Services Coordinator
AFSCME 2234 members – Nominations will be taken at our Jan. 16 meeting for delegates to attend the International AFSCME Conference in late June 2012 in Los Angeles. Please plan to attend.
Chris Ferris, secretary
Women’s Center Accepting HEART Applications - The HEART at KU training will begin on Jan. 24, 2012. If you are interested in completing this 60-hour domestic and sexual violence education seminar, come to the Women’s Center, OM 126, to pick up an application. Applications may also be downloaded from the Women’s Center website. Please bring completed applications to the Women’s Center before Dec. 16, 2011. All sessions will be held at Kutztown University on Tuesdays and some Saturdays, through March when classes are in session. This program is free to all KU students, faculty and staff.For more information: visit the Women’s Center at www.kutztown.edu/womenscenter, call x3-4655 or email email@example.com.
Grace M. Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
Please excuse the following students who will be attending the Accounting Club’s fieldtrip to the Financial Accounting Standards Board and then New York City on Friday, Dec. 2: Ann Austin, Johann Bergman, Vicky Chen, Kristi Cowger, Lillian Daly, Julie Dixon, Sarah Ellis, Sharon Gephart, Yan Gray, Maggie Harris, Jeff Haselman, Courtney Heming, Alecia Hummel, Ben Kramm, Curtis Masenheimer, Mike Mulders, Matthew Pisker, Marie Schmieg, Kyle Seaman, Rachel Smith, Phil Stefany, Thanh Tu, Kevin Whiting, Dan Widtfeldt and Erte Zhang. Dave Wagaman, Advisor, Accounting Club
Java City location (Bear's Den, Book & Brew, Kutztown Perk). Gift certificates can be purchased in $5 increments for the coffee lover in your office and can be used at any Java City location on campus! Java City Gift Certificates pair perfectly with a Holiday Blend or Sugar Cookie Coffee Gift Box Set, now available just in time for holiday shopping!
A Brief Reminder -
· The PASSHE Academy is a new initiative designed to expand personal and professional development and wellness opportunities for all PASSHE employees. The Academy makes some employee development programs offered at one university available to employees at all PASSHE universities. And most are offered free of charge. Visit the PASSHE Academy web and registration site at www.passhe.edu/academy. Courses are available now and will be updated on an on-going basis. (If training is scheduled during your workday, please be sure to get supervisory approval in advance of registering. If there is a cost associated with the training, you would need pre-approval from your supervisor for funding.)For more information, please contact Alexis Martin in HR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· KU offers some wellness initiatives similar to those offered through the PASSHE Academy. These can be found at http://hr.dept.kutztown.edu/health.html
· Have an idea on a future program for the PASSHE Academy? Access to the Training Needs Assessment Survey is at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVpNERUWVFUR203NmdBOHh3bXhsa1E6MQ.
New Enterprise Rent-A-Car Employee Personal Use Contract Number – A Kutztown University employee can rent an Enterprise rental car at the University discounted rate provided payment is made with personal funds. Effective Dec. 1, employees renting a vehicle from Enterprise for personal use must give the new contract number XZ57179 to utilize the pricing discount. Personal rentals cannot be made through the Kutztown University website. An employee must contact Enterprise directly and identify themselves as a Kutztown University employee renting a vehicle for personal use. Please contact the Business Services Office at x3-4399 with any questions.
Elizabeth Pflugler, assistant director, Business Services
Attention Faculty and Staff: On behalf of the General Education Assessment Committee, the General Education Committee, and the CET, I would like to announce the January 2012 Workshop on General Education and Assessment planned for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. The workshop will be held in the MSU multi-purpose room from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and will feature a plenary address to be followed by individual sessions on a variety of topics related to General Education and its assessment. More information will follow in the coming weeks. So save the date and join us on Thursday, Jan. 19.
E. Gil Clary, director, Office of Assessment
Thank you to all Faculty for submitting your textbook adoptions in a timely manner. Your attention to this allows the Bookstore to buy more used books from our students at Textbook Buyback, putting more money in their pockets and more used copies on our bookstore shelves. As we prepare for the spring semester, we are attempting to ensure all course material information on our website is accurate and complete. We are reaching out to faculty and asking that they please take a minute and check to make sure their courses are listed on our website with accurate information. You can find this information at: www.kubstore.com and click on “Textbooks”, “Purchase or Rent your Textbooks”, select “Spring 2012”, and choose your department, course, and section. If your course and section do not appear, we may have not received your textbook adoption yet. After reviewing your courses, please feel free to contact our textbook department with any questions at x3-4037.
KU Student Bookstore
AFSCME Local 2234: This is a notice to all AFSCME employees who lost seniority due to parental leave taken prior to July 1993. Please send notice to the Human Resources office, through their work order system, stating that you are requesting your lost time back. This Request must be made before the end of the year. A form to reclaim this time was to have been distributed by the end of this year, but it has not been made available yet.
Annette M. Christman
Keep KUR as your pre-holiday soundtrack - On Sunday, Dec. 4, tune in for "Free Speech Radio" at 10:30 a.m., "Classical Guitar Alive" at 11 a.m., Later, it's "Anything Goes" (Swing/Big Band/Old-Time Jazz) at 2 p.m., "Fifty One Percent" (Women's Talk) at 3 p.m., and "This Way Out" at 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, it's our Tuesday block of community access talk programming kicking off at 2 p.m. with a very special FINAL "Kutztown Live" of the semester where this week, host Mike R. turns hosting duties over to KUR alum Kyle "The Green Machine" Greenwood who will be interviewing local jazz artist and KU alum Nick Ruffini to discuss Nick's new solo album "Pressin' On." Then stay tuned at 3 p.m. for the semester's final "The Dan Donahue Show," "The KU Car Show" at 4 p.m., "Notas Latinas" at 5 p.m.
KUR's full schedule can be found by clicking on the "Schedule" link on our webpage near the top.
Michael Regensburger, KUR Radio
Denise Schell, Accounts Payable
The Department of Secondary Ed. and Rohrbach Library are sponsoring the movie Race to Nowhere on Monday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m., in MSU Alumni Auditorium. This is a call to action for educators and policy makers to challenge current assumptions preparing youth through education. Admission is $3.00 donation.
Regina Iannello, graduate assistant, Secondary Education