KU Card Office closing early on Oct. 5 - The KU Card Office
will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wed, Oct. 5. We are open until 6:30 p.m. all other
Wednesdays while classes are in session. For further information please visit
TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Oct. 13, Nov. 16, and Dec. 15, for one-on-one counseling sessions at H.R. in the Kemp Building. Appointments are first-come, first-served and can be made by scheduling online at: www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or by calling their Philadelphia Office at 800-842-2010.
Jean E. Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
Dr. Jayne Swanson, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Professional Development Office, Alfred State College, will present a workshop on “Starting at the End: Conducting Assessment with a Focus on Using Results and Closing the Loop” on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 – 11:30 a.m. and again at 2 – 3:30 p.m. in MSU 312. This workshop will discuss the process of assessing student learning outcomes by focusing on the final step – using assessment findings for decisions about maintaining or changing the educational experiences related to a student learning goal. Decisions, however, depend on a clear understanding of the nature of the learning goal, the methods, measures, and analyses utilized in the assessment, and typical levels of student performance, among other factors. The workshop’s examination of using assessment results will be informed by specific cases of “closing the loop” at KU and other institutions. If you are planning to attend the workshop, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with the time you would like to attend.
Carole V. Wells, vice provost & dean, Graduate Studies
Lee Mun Wah-Acclaimed Asian Folk Teller, Author, Lecturer, master Diversity & Communications Trainer, Wednesday, Oct. 5. Please join the Multicultural Center, the Student Union Involvement Services, Commission on Status of Minorities, and Housing and Residential Services as Lee Mun Wah holds three workshops on Community, Diversity and Creating An Environment of Trust. Workshop times are:
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Multipurpose Room in MSU "Creating community in a Diverse School Environment. This workshop is open to everyone, especially students.
1 - 3 p.m., Multipurpose Room in MSU "Cross Cultural Facilitation Techniques" is for educators, staff and administrators.
7 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium "An Unfinished Conversation" is open to everyone.
Jeann Cengeri, Multicultural Center
In Memoriam -- Raymond Lucas, June 29, 1933 - May 6, 2011 - Dr. Lucas was founding chairperson of the Kutztown University Department of Philosophy. His keen academic vision, dedication to philosophy, and steady leadership were formative for both students and colleagues. Ray was remarkably versatile. He was a championship hydroplane racer, opera aficionado, NASCAR and Indy car fan, travelled and studied widely, and enjoyed playing the saxophone. Above all he was devoted to his wife, Iva, and family. Perhaps these words of Hume will resonate most clearly with our memory of Raymond Lucas, and will convey his outlook and his spirit best, ”…the genius of philosophy, if carefully cultivated, must gradually diffuse throughout society … Be a philosopher; but amidst all your philosophy; be still a man.” (An obituary in detail is posted on the "Our Faculty" page of the KU Philosophy Department website.)
James Hall, professor emeritus, Philosophy
César Chávez, an award-winning print maker and street artist from Oaxaca, Mexico is an Artist-in-Residence in KU's Printmaking studio. There are a number of public events on and off-campus during his two-week residency.
"Malos Tratos" Print Exhibition, Oct. 4 - 16, CVPA Student Gallery, Sharadin. Artist's reception: Weds. Oct. 12, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Eckhaus Event: Mexican Potluck Dinner & Oaxaca Videos. Free. Thurs., Oct 6, at 6 p.m. 157 W. Main St. Kutztown
Charla (Chat) with language students (in Spanish) catered by La Cocina Mexicana, Tues. Oct 11, at 11 a.m. in Defran 120. Non-Spanish speakers welcome, advanced students will translate. For more info on all these events, please visit http://illustrationconcentration.wordpress.com
Kevin McCloskey, professor, Communication Design Dept.
The Student Union Art Gallery is featuring "Questions of Metamorphosis" a series of prints by Daniel Green. The exhibition will run until Thursday, Oct. 13. There is a catered opening reception scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7, from 7 - 8 p.m. We hope to see you there.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, gallery coordinators
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will conduct a continuation meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 11 a.m., in MSU 312, to consider the remaining curricular proposals on its September agenda, which can be found online at http://www.kutztown.edu/committees/ucc/. Individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise.
, chair, University Curriculum Committee
Books for BWIC - Help us create Berks Women in Crisis’ new library, Cheryl’s Corner. This children and young adult library honors the life of the late KU Alumna, Cheryl Okafor, and her dedication to children and education. Donations of new or gently used children/youth books can be placed in drop boxes located all over campus. Checks made out to Berks Women in Crisis are tax deductible, and can be sent to the Women’s Center, OM 126. All proceeds will be used to purchase books and library furnishings. This project is a collaboration of the PASSHE Women’s Consortium Staff Leadership Conference, the KU Women’s Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, please contact Grace Hill, director of the KU Women’s Center x3-4655 or by email: email@example.com.
Drop-box Locations: Women’s Center (OM 126), English Department (Lytle 132), Biology Department (Boehm 223), E!Media, Learning Center 214), Community Outreach Center (MSU 281), Career Development Services (Stratton 113), Modern Language Studies Department (DF 106).
Chelsea Brink, writing intern, Women's Center
Keep KUR as your early autumn soundtrack - On Tuesday, Oct. 4, it's our "Tuesday Talk " block of all community access news/talk from 2 to 7 p.m., starting off with "Kutztown Live", with host "Monsoon" Mike R. 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., and "Documentation" at 6 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
2012 FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT (FSA) OPEN ENROLLMENT - Open enrollment for Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement accounts for the 2012 FSA plan year will be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 11, 2011. Information including vendor update will be forthcoming.
Jean Adam, benefits manager