A friendly wallaby waves hello to students taking a break from finals at yesterday's Pet Therapy day in the MSU. Take a look
Small Business Development Center / KU Professional Building
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Kutztown University Dining Services congratulates
freshman psychology major Ada Abreu
for winning the Apple iPad 2. Ada completed the 2011 Customer Satisfaction
Survey that was emailed to all KU students, faculty, and staff on Oct. 30.
Survey results help Dining Services and ARAMARK provide a quality-dining program
at KU. Winners were notified by email from Kent Dahlquist, director of Dining
Services on Dec. 6.
Congratulations to senior Caitlin Smith, honored with the Youth Voices for Change award from the Berks Women in Crisis organization! See the story here: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=352439. (Caitlin is the undergraduate speaker at Saturday's commencement ceremony.)
Thanks to College of Business adjunct professor Joe Blake for answering the media inquiry from the Reading Eagle regarding the importance of tipping service providers. The story ran yesterday in the Eagle and is being picked-up by several news outlets already - this one is from the Erie area: http://www.goerie.com/article/20111213/BUSINESS05/312139934/Not-just-a-tip-it's-an-income
Lost and Found: If you lost something on campus this semester, please drop by the Communication Center in Public Safety to see if it was turned in. We receive Lost and Found items frequently from different campus locations. Even if you have checked with us earlier, please check again! It’s possible an item you checked on earlier in the semester may now be in our Lost and Found inventory. Our office is located in the basement of OM, room 15. You will need to provide a description of the item. We will donate unclaimed items by Dec. 23, 2011.
Chili Cook-off results -- More than 40 faculty and staff members came out to enjoy the Kutztown University Foundation & Alumni Engagement office’s inaugural chili cook-off on Monday afternoon. Attendees sampled and judged 12 different chili dishes prepared by Foundation & Alumni Engagement staff. Cheryl Swavely’s “Run, Bambi, Run” venison chili took third place, Kevin Hyde’s “Willy-Nilly Chili” came in second, and Karen McClincey’s delicious “Turkey Chili Mexicana” won first place. Thanks to all the attendees for making this a great event.
Karen’s winning recipe for
Turkey Chili Mexicana
15 oz. can pinto beans (include liquid)
15 oz. can black beans (include liquid)
15 oz. can corn (drained)
15 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies (include liquid)
1 package hot chili packet
The following outstanding students were inducted on Dec. 9
into the Gamma Psi Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon,
the International Geography Honor Society: Samantha Becker, Elizabeth
Decker, Kyle Dierolf, Sarah, Holmes, Rebeccah Landerholm, and Liza Raezer.
Congratulations to each of you! Letters of invitation to the next initiation
ceremony will be sent to qualified students during the upcoming semester. If you
receive an invitation, please consider joining our growing ranks. For more
details concerning GTU go to
and click on the Clubs link.
Richard S. Courtney, advisor, Gamma Psi Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon
The secondary education students organized a fundraising event for Dr. Walsh-Coates' Principles of Learning, SEU312 class. The students hosted a screening of the movie "Race to Nowhere," organized a bake sale, contacted local businesses and asked for donations for a basket auction. All together the students raised over $500 in about a month. All the money was used to purchase school supplies for South Mountain and Northwest middle schools. Their efforts and the donations of many people should be acknowledged and praised. Thank you to all those involved.
Regina Iannello, graduate assistant, Secondary Education Department
PSECU Important Information: The eCenter will close Friday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and will open on Monday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. Happy Holidays.
Linda L. Lorincz, business advisor, PSECU eCenter
Faculty Colleagues - The award mentioned below is available for both December 2011 and May 2012 graduates. Please keep it in mind as you work with your senior students. All the details are below.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Application Deadline: February 9, 2012
The Kutztown Academic Achievement Awards were established through a generous gift provided by Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, who served as a member of the Kutztown University faculty from 1970 until 2003. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the exceptional individual achievements of a select group of senior students as their careers at Kutztown University draw to a close. Faculty and staff at Kutztown University are encouraged to nominate students worthy of consideration for this prestigious award. The criterion requires that the applicant exemplify an individual achievement in one or more of the following areas in order to be considered for one of the twelve awards. The areas of achievement are:
a) Successfully completed research projects.
b) Original artwork of high quality.
c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc) of high quality.
d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields.
e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics
f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community
Dr. Chambliss has provided the resources for up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) to be issued annually to the students selected for this award. In addition, each student recipient will receive a certificate acknowledging conferral of the award. Please click here for the Nomination Form. For more information, please contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic and Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic & Student Affairs
Lynn Marie Kutch, advisor, Sigma Omicron Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha
Special Hours of operation for the Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool beginning the week of finals:
Dec. 12-14: Regular Hours of Operation
Dec. 15: 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.)
Dec. 16: 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m.)
Dec. 17-18: CLOSED
Dec. 19-23: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m.)
Dec. 24-Jan. 2: CLOSED
Jan. 3-19: 6 a.m.- 6 p.m., Closed Sat. & Sun. (Pool 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m.)
Jan. 20: CLOSED
Jan. 21: Regular Semester Hours Resume
Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services
Kutztown University students sometimes face difficult economic challenges. The Women’s Center currently maintains a Student Emergency Fund to assist students; however, the fund is currently in need of replenishment. If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation, of any size and at any time, to this fund. Please make checks payable to the Kutztown University Foundation with a note designating the donation is for the Women’s Center Emergency Fund #0599. For more information, contact Grace Hill, Women’s Center Director, at email@example.com or 610-683-4655. Thank you for making a difference and being a part of Kutztown University’s caring campus community.
Grace M. Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
Extended Hours at the MCC - The Multicultural Center will extend its hours of operation during finals week. The center will remain open until midnight on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The center will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. We would like to thank the following organizations for advertising our hours and for supporting our study hall initiatives: Allies, Black Flame Dance Troupe, Black Student Union (BSU), Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FLMA), Gentleman's Affiliates, Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc (LSU), Minority Achievement Coalition (MAC), Ministry of Movement, Participation, Academics and Campus Life (PAC), Sigma Lambda Beta Fraterity, Voices of Praise Gospel Choir and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services