A conversation with Markus Zusak, New York Times best-selling author of The Book Thief, is this Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium.
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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
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The section of SPE010 dedicated to students fearful of public speaking
is SPE010-050; MWF at noon. The course appears "closed" in MyKU, but IS NOT.
Interested students need to come see Dr. Ron Grapsy in Rickenbach 235 for a brief
meeting to fill out some forms to be enrolled in the section. Please advise all
students who have yet to fulfill this general education requirement. Thank you!
Ron Grapsy, assistant professor, Speech and Theatre Dept
America Reads event on Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. in MSU 281 - Free food, prizes, and every child leaves with a free book. Kids costume swap. For more details, please email email@example.com or call x3-4065.
Leyna Belinsky, coordinator, America Reads
The Borough of Kutztown will hold its council meeting at Kutztown University this month. Council members and Kutztown University’s Student Ambassadors to the Borough Council, Christian Keebler and Nikki Rohrbaugh, will meet on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in MSU 250. The meeting, which is open to the public, is a wonderful opportunity to observe local government in action. All students are welcome; Public Administration and Political Science majors are sure to benefit from this experience and are encouraged to attend.
Susan L. Mangold, student service coordinator, Academic & Student Affairs
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 when our current students will work with you and your dog. Professional canine behavior consultant, Susan Bulanda, oversees the session so this is a nice opportunity to get help and valuable tips with any training and behavior issues you wish to address. Date: Sat., Nov. 12 Location: parking lot behind Rickenbach, starting at 9:30 a.m. For further details, please contact the Career Development Center, Professional & Workforce Services at x3-1382.
Linda Friscia-Oppé, Career Development Center
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Transformers 3 which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information. http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/msub/programs/submovies.asp
John Alfrero, coordinator, Technical Services
Love Your Body Day (LYBD) at Kutztown University will be held on Oct. 18, MSU multipurpose room 218, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The LYBD schedule of events is as follows:
•11-11:30 a.m. - Yogalates with the Yoga House
•Noon-1:30 p.m. - Movie: Miss Representation
•1:30-2 p.m. - One Test, One Truth by Teresa Nutter
•2-2:30 p.m. - Yogalates with the Yoga House
•3-3:30 p.m. - Documentary: Redefining Liberation
•3:30-4:30 p.m. - Zumba with Melanie Chester
Love Your Body Day is a nation-wide event created by the National Organization for Women (NOW) to help improve women’s body images.For more information about NOW, visit their website: http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/. For more information about this event, contact the KU Women’s Center at x3-4655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chelsea Brink, writing intern, Women's Center
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
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 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
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