Geography Awareness Week is Nov. 13-19.
Join us as we welcome Ty Marr, a KU alumnus, to speak about his career in
Geography on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Boehm Science Building,
Rm. 262. For more details visit our home page at
Richard Courtney, chair, Department of Geography
Kutztown University Competitive Programming Team
participated in a regional competition that is part of the International
Programming Competition that takes place each year. On Saturday, Nov. 5, 257 teams
competed against one another to solve the greatest number of problems in 5
hours. The team consisting of Tyler Voland, Joe Kelmer, and Brandon Trumble
performed well, getting on the board with two problems and finishing in the top
100 of the teams. Many teams end up solving 0 problems so two problems puts
Kutztown in a very favorable position. This is the first time since last year
that we have scored on the board. And to finish in the top 100 is an achievement
in itself. Congratulations to our Programming Team for a job well done.
Randy Kaplan, assistant professor, Computer Science Department
The Math Club will meet Tuesday,
Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. in Lytle 228. Peter Koufalis will be speaking on his
experience at the Cumberland Valley Math Modeling Challenge at Shippensburg.
Keep KUR as your early autumn soundtrack
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, it's our normal "Tuesday Talk " segment of five hours of
public access/community talk kicking off with "Kutztown Live" at 2 p.m. with
host "Monsoon" Mike R. This week, Mike welcomes special guest Tara Morrison from
Kutztown's newest art gallery "The Independent Space Gallery and Co-Op." Tara
tells Mike what prompted her to start the gallery and how the community can be a
part of this growing venue! Then stay tuned at 3 p.m. for "The Dan Donahue
Show," "The KU Car Show" at 4 p.m., "Notas Latinas" at 5 p.m.
All of this in addition to all the new great student/staff specialty shows, the
full schedule of which can be found by clicking on the "Schedule" link on our
webpage near the top.
Michael Regensburger, KUR Radio
“Fanny & Amy & Judy & Louise” by Joanne Polk
Joanne Polk will be performing “Fanny & Amy & Judy & Louise” recital at Kutztown
University on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room, OM. This
event is sponsored by the Music department, College of Visual Performing Arts
Visiting Artist Committee and the Women’s Center.
Call x3-4550 to reserve your seats. Visit the Women’s
Center website for more information:
Chelsea M. Brink, writing intern,
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 Nov. 15, in MSU, Room 218, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Light refreshments will be
Tanya Faust, secretary, College of Education
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 - 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
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