See more below. Click on the picture for a clip of Eileen's show.
The Keystone Field House was dedicated to the late Pennsylvania State Senator, Michael O’Pake. The UR video team was on the spot with coverage: http://www.youtube.com/user/KutztownUniversity?feature=mhee#p/u/1/20ZKCPKYSK0
The Strategic Plan Task Force invites the campus community to an Open Forum from 11 - 11:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in AF, room 203, to discuss proposed revisions to the Strategic Plan. Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to join in a conversation with our strategic planning consultant, Dr. Stephen Reno, members of Cabinet, and the Strategic Plan Task Force.
F. Javier Cevallos, president
KU Presents! invites you to Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul – Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.
J. Andrew Cassano, director, KU Presents!
KU Card Office closing early today - 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 http://www.kutztown.edu/kucard.
Leslie Dreyer Kalra, manager, KU Card Office
Video coverage - - KU Rugby teamed-up with CMI Plastics, Victory for a Cause and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley to name three more champions - the young beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by the club. http://www.youtube.com/user/KutztownUniversity?feature=mhee#p/u/0/XoOqKJLJ1Jo
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. in MSU 323. Milo Crimi will be speaking: Ockham's Ups↑ and Downs↓.
Zachary Groff, president and Allan Bäck, Advisor
Get a rare inside view of the children's book world from author Mara Rockliff, illustrator Amy Wummer (a KU grad), and their editor Juliana Hanford of Kane Press, the team behind the popular The Milo & Jazz Mysteries. Bring your questions about how to break into publishing for kids on Oct. 5, at 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Rohrbach Library, Room 100B. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or call x3-4766 or visit Rohrbach Library Voices + Choices Center site at www.kutztown.edu/library/events
Bruce Jensen, librarian, asst. professor, Rohrbach Library
Congratulations to Randy Schaeffer and Paul Sable who have been elected to serve a two-year term on the General Education Committee.
Ruff! Would a dog training lesson benefit you and your four-legged best friend?
If yes, please take advantage of Obedience Practicum II of the Canine Training &
Management Program, to be held on Sat., Nov. 12. We will meet in the parking lot
behind Rickenbach, starting at 9:30 a.m. Please confirm your attendance by
contacting the Career Development Center, Professional & Workforce Services at
Linda Friscia-Oppé, Career Development Center
Wonder what it's like to be a grad student? Come talk to current KU grad students. On Oct. 5 from 5 - 6 p.m. in MSU 250, find out about the admissions process, their experiences in class, professional goals and what they do in their spare time. Food will be provided.
Please join the English Department in welcoming Evalaine Lutz Clemens. She was born on Sept. 27, 2011, to Colleen and Matt Clemens. 6 lbs. 1 oz., and 20 in. long. Mom, Dad and baby girl are all doing well. Congratulations again.
Writing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School - Learn what factors go into applying to graduate school and writing the ever-important admission essay/personal statement. Gain insider tips on writing the strongest statement to make your application the best it can be! Wed., Oct. 5, 4 - 5 p.m., MSU 250
Resume Lab - Apply your resume knowledge in a computer lab setting where you can develop and create your resume or make changes to an existing resume with the guided assistance of a CDC staff member. Bring a flash drive (or your own laptop if you'd like) to save your work.
Thur., Oct. 6, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250.
Kerri Gardi, Director, Career Development Center
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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