Monsoon Mike has some thoughts on upcoming
weather patterns - take a look at
Dr. Michael Downing,
assistant professor of English and several KU students in Downing's Information
Design: Web Writing class attended a recent Berks County Community Foundation
annual meeting. The keynote speaker was Amy Webb, who talked about emerging
technologies and social media, all relevant to writing for the web. Here's the
Reading Eagle story about Ms. Webb:
2012 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Open Enrollment
– Open enrollment for the 2012 FSA plan year will be held from Monday, 10/31/11
thru Friday 11/11/11. Enrollment will occur via Employee Self-Service (ESS).
Information including how to enroll via ESS can be found on
H.R. website. If you currently
participate in FSA plan(s), please be sure to read the Migration letter on our
website. Reminder: Even if you have a current FSA account for 2011, you MUST
re-enroll for plan year 2012.
Jean E. Adam, Benefits Manager
To all AFSCME Local 2234 members,
please remember to turn in your Holiday Party returns by Monday, November 14. They can be returned to Annette, Christman, Cheryl Faust, Chris Ferris or
Chris Ferris, AFSCME Local 2234
Dr. Kim Shively's "World Religions"
class will be taking a field trip
to the Islamic Center of the Lehigh Valley on Nov. 11 (leaving at 11 a.m.).
Please excuse the following students who will be participating in the trip:
Katie Krum, Jennifer Webb, Brandi Scherer, Jean Albert, Kyriakos Iliadas, Mary
McKelvie, Nicole Stowe, Tonda Habecker, Sabrena Elmarzouky, Kara Barrell, Briana
Snerr, Selina Tremmel, Brittany Parsons, Katlin Rhyner, Kate Gerstenberg, Peter
Hornback, Curtis Nathanson, Lee Waid, Mark McClenithan, Adella Romero, Leslie
Spurgin, and Megan Revelt.
Kim Shively, associate professor, Anthropology
As of Nov. 8, the TRIO Student Support Services Program has moved
to 121A Old Main. The new office locations are as follows: Prof. Trumbauer, 128A
Old Main; Prof. Irving, 121C Old Main and the main SSSP office is 121A Old Main.
The phone number will remain the same (610-683-1347). Thank you.
Amy S. Trumbauer, director, TRIO SSSP
Kutztown University Dining Services and ARAMARK
strive to provide a dining services program that meets the needs of the entire
University community. If you have not completed your Dining Services 2011
Customer Satisfaction Survey, the deadline to do so is Nov. 18. This email
survey went out to all KU students, faculty and staff on Oct. 31.
Allies' Annual Equality Social -
Take a blast from the past with Allies and Lehigh University at the 80's-themed
Equality Social dance on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the MSU Multipurpose
Room. Feel free to dress up in your best 80's gear and dance to the rockin'
tunes of DJ Carma. Free tickets are located at the MSU Info Desk. Free
refreshments will be served.
The 2011 Fall Chambliss Lecture "Lay Me Down and Save the Flag" with Dr.
Patricia Kelleher is this Friday afternoon at 4:30 in MSU 183, the
Alumni Auditorium. Dr. Kelleher will be talking about the men of the Illinois
"Irish Brigade" and explore what it meant to be "Irish" in Civil War-era
America. Watch this 100-second video as Dr. Kelleher discusses the lecture and
how it felt when advised she'd be been awarded the honor.
Calder Quartet & Sō Percussion
Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Schaeffer
Auditorium - Recent highlights include performances at New Haven's International
Festival of Arts and Ideas; Walt Disney Concert Hall as part of the Green
Umbrella Series, in concert with Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng at the
Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Performance highlights in the 2010-2011 season include the group's Carnegie Hall
debut, the Washington Performing Arts Society, The Calder Quartet toured across
North America with Andrew W.K. and The Airborne Toxic Event this past year and
has been featured on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, the Late Show with David
Letterman, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien,
Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, and the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Sō Percussion has performed their unusual and exciting music all over the United
States, with concerts at the Lincoln Center Festival, Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn
Academy of Music, Stanford Lively Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and many
More information is at
Seamless and Sustained: An Integrated Curriculum Conference
- KU students and professors are invited to attend the Fall 2011 KU Art
Education and Crafts Conference entitled "Seamless and Sustained: An Integrated
Curriculum" on Friday, Nov. 18. Please see
for conference information including the conference schedule, list of
presenters, and teaching resources. The Keynote Address by Julia Marshall and
Amy Youngs is scheduled 10:30 a.m. in the MSU Alumni Auditorium. Julia Marshall,
Professor of Art Education and Chair of Art Education at San Francisco State
University, specializes in art integration in K-12 settings. Amy Youngs,
Associate Professor of Art at Ohio State University, creates biological art,
interactive sculptures and digital media works that explore the complex
relationship between technology and our changing concept of nature and self.
Carrie Nordlund, assistant professor, Art Education
Pimp My Crib & Late Nite Breakfast (to student w/meal plan)
Nov. 11, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. in the South Dining Hall (upstairs right side). Make
your own crafts and decorations for your room. Free T-shirts to first 100
students. Sponsored by Bears@Nite.
Colleen Boland, Student Involvement
Put your creative talents to work
– design a basket of holiday treasures for the holiday season. The
proceeds raised from ticket sales for basket chances will be used to support
KUBoK (Kutztown University and Borough of Kutztown) Neighborhood Watch, a
volunteer coalition of community residents and KU students, faculty and staff
working and walking together to maintain a safe and friendly community. The
baskets will be displayed on-campus in the McFarland Student Union Wednesday,
Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 2. They will then be displayed off-campus at Eckhaus
on Sunday, Dec. 4 during Kutztown’s “Christmas on the Main.”
Anyone can participate - staff, faculty, departments, clubs and organizations.
Do it individually or as a group. Be as creative as you like and as
non-traditional as you want it to be! You can base it around a theme, a hobby,
sporting team, or anything that comes to mind. The deadline to submit baskets is
Nov. 28. Baskets should be gift-wrapped in cellophane and can be dropped off at
the Dean of Students office, MSU 262. Please give your basket a creative name
and identify who it is being sponsored by. Any questions, please contact Susan
Mangold, Academic and Student Affairs, at x3-1396 or
The KU Honors Program is currently sponsoring a Winter Clothing Drive
for the Salvation Army of Allentown. Items being accepted are hats, gloves,
scarves, coats, socks, and sweaters. There are drop off boxes located in MSU,
the Honors Building, and the Louisa Gonser Library in the borough of Kutztown.
The Drive runs until Dec. 2. For more information, please contact Brittaney at
Johanna Fortem, director, KU Honors Program
You are invited to attend the Military/Veterans Meet & Greet on
Thursday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in MSU 223.
- Drop by to meet fellow military and veteran KU students, faculty & staff
- Meet Dr. Cevallos, KU president
- Hear about some of the exciting initiatives to support veterans/military!
- Free food and gift!
The KU Military/Veteran’s Task