, director, Health Promotion Services
KU's Lenin Agudo, director of the Latino Business Resource Center, was honored Thursday night as a "Rising Star" at the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry's "Meet the Stars Under the Stars" reception. The award is presented to young professionals who excel in their careers and give back to their communities. Here's the story from today's Reading Eagle: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=337562
Lenin took a few minutes to speak with the UR video team about the honor and about the operations of the Latino Business Resource Center: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVmWqHmRI8w
Noam Chomsky’s Upcoming Lecture at Kutztown University - Professor Noam Chomsky, a leading philosopher, linguist, and political activist of the past 50 years, is coming to the Philosophy Department at Kutztown University on November 21st to help inaugurate a yearly Lecture Series celebrating UNESCO World Philosophy Day. This day is celebrated to promote understanding among cultures around the world. Professor Chomsky will speak on “The United States and the United Nations.” His lecture will address issues pertaining to global understanding and is expected to critique the current state of affairs and suggest ways for improving global relations.
The central idea behind the celebration of World Philosophy Day is to use philosophical thinking to bring nations and cultures of the world into a more harmonious and respectful co-existence. The Philosophy Department and the entire KU community take it as their responsibility to educate students as citizens of the “global village” that our world has become. This calls for values of mutual acceptance, kindness, non-discrimination, love, and knowledgeable service to humanity everywhere. Chomsky’s philosophical journey, spread over more than half a century, embodies these values. It is fitting that he will deliver the inaugural lecture.
Students, KU faculty and staff, as well the larger community, are welcome to this once in a lifetime opportunity of hearing a world leader of philosophical thought in our times. Prof. Chomsky’s lecture will be delivered at 6:30 P.M. in Schaeffer Auditorium on the campus of Kutztown University. Free tickets to the event are available on campus at the front desk of the McFarland Student Union or by calling to reserve at 610-683-4092. Please see the KU Philosophy Department web site for further updates: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/philosophy/.
We are grateful to the Kutztown University Foundation and Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for supporting the event.
Dr. M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy
The Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences invites the campus community to attend the Open Forums that are being held from 11 a.m. to noon for the candidates for this position:
Candidate Date Place
Dr. Michelle Behr - Tuesday, October 11, AF 201
Dr. Roger Byrne - Monday, October 17, MSU 250
Dr. Dennis Rome - Wednesday, October 19, MSU 250
Dr. Anne Hiskes - Monday, October 24, MSU 250
Dr. Scott Wood - Tuesday, October 25, AF 201
Dr. Anne Zayaitz - Thursday, October 27, AF 201
Your input on this important search is valued and appreciated. Please visit the following link to access a copy of each candidates’ résumé: http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/acadaffairs/searches/lasdean.shtml
Dr. Al Pisciotta, Chair, Search Committee
The University Writing Center now has NEW HOURS to accommodate more students, so please share this information with your classes and encourage them to seek out our assistance in Old Main 132 for their writing projects. UWC New Hours (beginning Oct. 11): M-TH 9-5, Fri 10-4, Mon and Wed evenings 6-9 p.m.
Amanda Morris, Ph.D., assistant professor of Multiethnic Rhetorics and Director of the University Writing Center
We are looking for QUIT stories. KU Health Ambassadors and Health Promotion Services are looking for tobacco quit stories for the Great American Smokeout Brunch on November 17. If you are interested in sharing, please email KUHA@kutztown.edu.
Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion Services
Facility Service Level Impact Notice - In the spirit of open and honest communication, being the basis of good business and interpersonal relationships, I offer the campus community the following information. This information is being provided for anyone who has an outstanding paint request work order in the system, or for anyone contemplating submitting a new one. To ensure maximum coverage, this will also be posted in the Daily Brief.
Our normal staffing of painters is two. Unfortunately both positions are currently not staffed for reasons beyond our control. Therefore, progress on any scheduled paint work from this point on will not be completed and cannot be rescheduled until staffing returns which at this point is unknown. Current analysis of work orders reveals that existing requests are now beyond 200 days from the date of request, and aging with each day we have no one to fulfill the requests. Emergency/urgent paint order requirements (such as removing and/or covering inappropriate graffiti) will still be accomplished by a maintenance repairman either in the General Maintenance Shop or the Night Maintenance Shop.
In the past, we were able to offer an alternative to our customers of utilizing an outside contractor to pay for desired paint work as long as the requestor could fund the work. At this time, we do not have the availability of a staff person to manage any of these types of requests, and so we cannot offer this level of service. The only painting that can be done from this point will be in conjunction with larger scoped renovation projects already planned of which painting is only a part.
I apologize for this inconvenience, and will notify the community when the situation improves. The Work Control Center (WCC) will not be able to provide any further information or updates on open work orders of this type.
As always, thank you for your continue patience and perseverance.
R. Jeff Grimm, PE, AVP Facilities
To improve the quality of services to our students and consistent with the realignment that took place at the beginning of the year, I would like to announce that effective October 10, 2011, Dr Trisha Scarcia-King will provide leadership and direction for the operations of the McFarland Student Union through the Division of Administration & Finance. Ms. Leah Cassellia will assume the lead responsibilities for the Office of Student Involvement through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs."
And the UR video team worked
-up a short introduction to Dr. Milevsky's work,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6bMQOnDEQE&feature=channel_video_title
Regina Iannello, graduate assistant, Department of Secondary Education
As part of the campus wellness initiative, we are pleased to offer programs that cover healthy eating, exercise and life style habits that may reduce the risk of chronic disease. The first program being offered is “Maintain Your Mind” - Registration began Monday, October 3 and runs through Friday, October 7, 2011 with a program start date of October 10, 2011. Information on this program as well as the other programs being offered is available on H.R. website at: http://hr.dept.kutztown.edu/health.html. For those employees with Healthy U wellness program (not PEBTF members), completion of programs offered will earn points (as indicated for each program) toward completion of Phase 5 requirements.
FOR AFSCME & SCUPA EMPLOYEES ONLY: The PEBTF Open Enrollment period is underway and will run through October 21, 2011. Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to select a new health plan and/or add or remove dependents from your coverage. Please review open enrollment information including PEBTF newsletter and detailed instructions on making changes via Employee Self-Service (ESS) on the H.R. website. We encourage all employees to use ESS to make updates; however, paper forms are also available on the website. Paper forms must be received in H.R. by October 21, 2011. Documentation for any new dependents added to coverage must be verified in H.R. by October 28, 2011. For those employees hired on or after 08/01/03 who pay a plan buy-up fee for Highmark PPO coverage: Note that rates are decreasing for 2012. Also note that the UCCI Dental HMO plan will no longer be available after 01/01/12: Those employees enrolled in the Dental HMO will automatically be transferred to the UCCI Dental PPO plan.
Jean Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus October 13, November 3 (change in date) and December 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.
VALIC representative will be on campus October 26 for one-on-one counseling sessions at H.R. in the Kemp Building. Appointments are first-come, first-served and can be made by calling 800-892-5558, ext 88418 or online at https://my.valic.com/consultations and enter registration code: 9862KUT11AA.
Jean Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
Interested in running a Summer 2012 Study Abroad Program? Interested faculty members must contact Anesah Akari (email@example.com) in the Office of International Programs for information and applications. Initial proposals must be submitted no later than Oct. 28, 2011. In order to ensure all relevant approvals and financial reviews take place, proposals must be received by the above deadline in order to run during Summer 2012. Any proposal received after October 28, 2011, will not be considered for the Summer 2012 sessions.
Anesah Akari, coordinator, International Student Services
Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos in an open meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon in Boehm 145. Dr. Cevallos welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
Toyia S. Reed, Office of the President