Kutztown University’s Rohrbach Library hosted a gala Latin dance extravaganza and artist reception for Peruvian watercolorist Daniel Egusquiza,
featuring his Barrio Alegria dance company yesterday. Here's some photographs of the visit and performance.
Check out the KU Flickr page for photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kutztownuniversity/
Also this week, you can enjoy different apple varieties, apple
desserts, apple cider and more during Apple Festival at South Side Cafe Oct.
Don't forget, Viewpoints options now include all menu items from South Side
Cafe, including Chef Dan's Table. Pay only $5 for lunch at Viewpoints if you pay
with Dining Dollars! Email
with any questions.
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. Beginning Wednesday, October 12 free tickets to the event are available on campus at the front desk of the McFarland Student Union. (Reservations for groups-only can be made through KUPresents! at 610-683-4092.) Please see the KU Philosophy Department website 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 & Sciences for supporting the event.
Dr. M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy
Successful Interviewing - Jobs are WON in interviews; those who interview the best, fare the best. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview. Learn what to bring with you, including your questions for the employer. Discover how to eliminate surprises, reduce anxiety, and to analyze your strengths and weaknesses. Give yourself the advantage over the competition! Thur., Oct. 13, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250.
Kerri Gardi, Director, Career Development Center
The Majore Trio, comprised of KU music department cellist Marie-Aline Cadieux, violinist Johannes Dietrich, and pianist Rebecca Butler, will perform a program of undeservedly neglected chamber music for piano trio by composers Enrique Arbos, Charles Stanford, Johann Hummel, and Joaquin Turina on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 PM in the Georgian Room of Old Main. The concert is free and open to the public.
Christine Quinter, secretary, Music Department
Basket BINGO - Featuring Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley Bags and Sorrelli Jewelry. Sponsored by Kutztown Field Hockey & Women’s Lacrosse on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 12 p.m. at Kutztown Fair Grounds--Beltzner Hall. $20 for 60 Bingo Cards. We would love to see you there. Any questions, please contact Christina Fried, assistant Field Hockey & Lacrosse Coach at Fried@kutztown.edu.
Christina Fried, assistant coach, Field Hockey & Women's Lacrosse
AFSCME 2234 Members: Please join us for the October meeting, Monday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at Janelle’s Restaurant and Catering Hall, 360 Fleetwood Rd., Bowers.
"The Sight of Sound: Larry Fink Curates William Gottlieb and Larry Fink", at the Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building, Oct. 13 - Nov. 20. "The Sight of Sounds" will feature iconic photographs of America's cultural jazz heritage, from 1938 through 2006 by Larry Fink and William Gottlieb. Opening reception, Thursday, Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m. Artist talk by Larry Fink, Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. in Sharadin room 120. All events are free and open to the public.
The Career Development Center, is seeking interested faculty to offer customized training through our unit, Professional & Workforce Services. Customized training is defined as noncredit, off-campus sessions (non-traditional coursework), primarily in the business sector of manufacturing. The objective of our customized training programs is to satisfy the potential needs of our regional WEDnet clients. Training events take place at the company, according to the employees’ schedule. In collaboration with Millersville University, beginning in 2012, KU will offer professional noncredit certificate programs in the following:
• Supply Chain & Production Management
• Project Management
• Business Analyst
• Public Manager
These training programs will be held at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg during the work week. If you would like further details, kindly contact me. The APSCUF Collective Bargaining Agreement requires a three-day notice period. I am asking that you respond by no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, October 17. In advance, thank you for your support.
Linda Friscia-Oppé, Career Development Center
Waiting for Superman --- The fate of our country won't be determined on a battlefield, it will be determined in the classroom. Sponsored by the KU Dept. of Secondary Education, all education majors are encouraged to join us for a screening of this incredible film that addresses education in America today and where the future may lead. Monday, Oct., 17 at 6 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, MSU. For more information, please visit http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/action/
Regina Iannello, graduate assistant, Department of Secondary Education
The ongoing SECA (State Employee Combined Appeal) campaign supports the charitable organizations that you designate – you can select the group you want to support.
And signing-up is easy – it’s a simple form you send over to HR – http://www.kutztown.edu/seca/pdf/pledgeform.pdf. Take a look at this short video – http://cmsmedia.state.pa.us/seca/player.asp.
Information is up on the KU website at www.kutztown.edu/seca.
“I participated this year because I know there are families out there that are struggling… I give at church and I give to the annual fund… and I’m giving to SECA because I know it will make a difference.” -Sean Dallas
Kutztown University Faculty Research Award. The KU Faculty Research Award, inaugurated in 2004 through a gift from Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, is meant to recognize the very highest achievement in research and scholarship and can be awarded only once in a person’s career. Each year, up to two awards can be given. Last year, the awardees were Professor Matthew Daub of the Department of Fine Arts, and Dr. Patricia Kelleher of the Department of History. Each award includes a gold medal engraved with the awardee’s name, a certificate of recognition, and a cash prize of $250. The awards are made at the Faculty Recognition Ceremony. Please note that there is the expectation that each awardee will present a lecture on some aspect of his or her work the following spring or fall. Please send a nomination letter and a curriculum vitae for the nominee to Carole Wells, chair, Chambliss Faculty Research Award Committee, 319 Stratton Administration Center, by Oct. 28, 2011.
Carole Wells, vice provost and dean of graduate studies
We have been informed that the SAP system will be down for routine maintenance on Friday Oct. 14, starting at noon. The systems should be available by 7 a.m. Monday morning Oct. 17. Please note this system outage also affects Employee Self Service, Manager Self Service and eTime.
LGBT History Month Movie and Discussion –The documentary Stonewall Uprising will be shown on Oct. 17, at 6 p.m., in the GLBTQ Resource Center, OM 4. The documentary describes events that launched the world-wide LGBT civil rights movement. A discussion of the past, current and future of the gay civil rights movement will follow. Light refreshments will be served. For more information please contact the GLBTQ Resource Center at x6-4111.
Mary J. Borst, clerk typist, GLBTQ Resource Center
Attention: The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting for the 2011-2012 academic year will be held on October 27. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, October 13. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC secretary, Bethany French, in the Provost’s Office, 309 Stratton Admin. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at ext. 3-1312. The full schedule of meeting dates and deadlines for this year is available on the UCC website.
Ms. Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee