Fidelity representative, Matt Waterloo, will be on campus Wednesday,
December 14, 2011 for one-on-one retirement counseling sessions. If you are
interested in scheduling a session with Matt, you can call 1-800-642-7131 or
register online at
www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations. Sessions will be held in the H.R.
Department in Kemp Building.
Jean Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
College of Education Club Day.
Come meet and greet to learn more about the College of Education Student
Organizations. COE Club Day will be held November 15, 2011 in MSU, Room 218, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Light refreshments will be
Tanya Faust, secretary, College of Education
Undergraduate Admissions Open House Program
- Friday, Nov. 11 - Please welcome more than 1800 visitors to the Undergraduate
Admissions Open House Program being held Friday, Nov. 11 for prospective
students and their families. Activities include academic exhibits, student
services/campus life exhibits, class visits, tours of the campus and meetings
with academic departments.
Valerie Reidout, interim director, Admissions
This week's MSU Movie Series film is
Cowboys and Aliens
which will be shown in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium on Thursday
and Friday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM and 8 PM. Admission is free!
Check out the MSU movie website for more information.
John Alfero, technical services coordinator, Student Union & Involvement
Frederick Douglass Institute Colloquium Series presents
"Literacy and Equity" on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 12 - 1 p.m. in Rohrbach
Library, room 100B. Drs. Linda McMillan and Mary Ann O’Neil, of the Elementary
Education department, will lead a discussion detailing the importance of what it
means to be literate in our culture. They will examine how embracing diversity
and variety in the perception of literacy will lead to a more democratic and
Entsuah, Frederick Douglass Institute
Dr. John Walker's "Applied Investment Management"
class will be meeting with the KU Foundation on Nov. 14, from 7:30 - 9 a.m.
Please excuse the following students who will be participating in the meeting:
Jonathan Buchert, Gillian Carroll, Sean Doyle, Courtney Heming, Benjamin Kramm,
Adam Marhefka, Andrew Moyer, Kevin Noyes, Bridget Omo Ekpadi, Paul Weslowski.
John Walker, associate professor, Business Administration
Tartuffe by Moliere opened. There is a performance
tonight at 8 p.m. in the Rickenbach Theatre. Come join us for some
fun. Next week's performance dates: Nov. 17, 18, 19. Tickets may be bought at
the Information Desk at MSU; online at
http://www.kutztownpresents.org/Other%20KU%20Tickets; and at the door at the
The International Student Organization invites you to their annual
Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in
Viewpoints dining room (South Dining Hall). Traditional American foods will be
provided in addition to an international potluck of dishes from international
students' cultures and traditions. $3 at the door.
Jennifer Topp, graduate
assistant, Office of International Programs
As the cooler weather moves in, many areas within the campus
buildings may experience an imbalance in the efficiency of the heating
system. Often, the “quick-fix” is the use of a portable space heater. While this
may solve a localized area, it may mask a larger issue that can be easily
corrected by facilities technicians. The first step to resolve heating issues is
to refer to the facilities department. If the need for a space heater is
confirmed, there are specific guidelines that have been established by the
university to govern their use. These important safety guidelines have been
developed to reduce the chance of accidental fires, burns, or other
environmental hazards. Please take the time to review this guideline before
using any portable heater in your work area:
Appendix VI, University Guidelines for the Use of Supplemental Portable Space
If you have any other questions regarding the use of a space heater on campus
after reviewing this guideline, please contact the Office of Environmental
Health & Safety. Thank you for doing your part to keep our campus fire-safe.
Mark W. Hostetter, fire safety
Monsoon Mike has some thoughts on upcoming
weather patterns - take a look at
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 today (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.
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