At 11 a.m., this morning, at Schaeffer Auditorium, New York Times best-selling author Markus Zusak, speaks about his novel, "The Book Thief."
Why not drop by for a little while?
Check out Chef Dan's Table every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Chef Dan will be carving fresh roasted turkey for Club
Sandwiches. There will also be cheesy bacon and potato chowder, loaded redskin
potatoes, fresh fruit parfaits and more. On Thursday, Oct. 20, Chef Dan will be
serving Memphis pulled pork wraps, chicken and dumpling soup, chocolate pecan
pie, sweet potato pie, and more!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Kutztown Dining wants to hear from YOU - Participate in a Focus Group and share your opinions about KU's Dining Services Program. Your feedback will be used as Kutztown Dining continues to improve their services to better serve the entire KU community. Please email Nicole Adams at email@example.com if you want to sign up for one of the following focus groups: Tuesday, Oct. 25, noon - 1 p.m. or Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-5 p.m.
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. For more information,
please visit www.kutztown.edu/seca.
Kutztown University Hosts Slam Poet, Andrea Gibson - Listen to Andrea Gibson perform powerful poetry on Thursday, Oct. 27 in MSU 218 at 8 p.m. Gibson is a fearless rock star of the poetry world. Her poems deconstruct gender norms, sexuality, class, patriarchy and white, male, capitalist culture. This event is presented by the Kutztown University Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA.) For more information on Andrea Gibson, please visit her website: http://www.andreagibson.org/. For more information about this event, please contact the KU Women’s Center by phone at x3-4655 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chelsea M. Brink, writing intern, Women's Center
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and KU’s Kappa Psi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority focuses their philanthropic and service causes to Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. ZTA is once again proud to be working with Yoplait Yogurt and its “Saving Lids to Save Lives” campaign in 2011. We hope to help Yoplait further its mission to make a healthy difference in the lives of its consumers. For each pink lid redeemed by customers, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen For the Cure, up to $2 million. So…all you yogurt eaters….get going and gobble up that yummy yogurt! Just remember to save your lids. Anyone wishing to help our girls out can send the lids to me via campus mail, Barb Reitz, Purchasing, or deposit them in the large collection container in the MSU, or simply notify me via email: email@example.com and I will be glad to pick them up. Deadline for submitting lids to me is Friday, Nov. 18. Thanks for all your support in helping our girls reach their goal.
Barb Reitz, advisor, Zeta Tau Alpha
Using Social Media in Your Job Search - Social networks such as LinkedIn are great places to get job search advice, network and connect with career experts, and find organizations that are hiring. Learn the elements of a professional profile and how to use this free resource to boost your career prospects. Tue., Oct. 18, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
Benefit Announcement - As a an employee of Kutztown University, you could save hundreds of dollars on car and home insurance with Liberty Mutual, while receiving advice and excellent service from licensed insurance counselors. You will also have access to safety resources to help keep you and your family safe. Liberty Mutual is hosting a kick-off consultation/quote day for employees this Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the MSU, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Consultation and quoting opportunities will be available. Please feel free to bring your current auto and or home insurance declaration pages to receive a free no-obligation quote. We will provide outstanding customer service, expert advice and numerous safety resources to help keep you and your family safe. We hope you can join us!
Love Your Body Day (LYBD) at Kutztown University will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, MSU 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
Check out the new show at the Student Union Art Gallery - The current exhibition features paintings by Diana Balderson. The exhibition entitled "Disconnected Awareness" will be on display until Thursday, Oct. 27. There is a catered opening reception scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6-7 p.m.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, Gallery Coordinators
Advisors - 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
A Discussion with Lenin Agudo - Please join Lenin Agudo who was recently named a "Rising Star" by the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and is from the Latino Business Resource Center. The program will be on Tuesday Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Multicultural Center, room 104. He will be facilitating a discussion called "What Role does Race Play in the Lives of Latinos?" Students, staff and faculty are all invited. Light refreshment will be provided.
Jeann Cengeri, Multicultural Center
The Math Club will be meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. in Lytle 218. Clinton Watton will be speaking on his summer REU.
Eric Landquist, co-adviser
German Students Organization (GSO) will welcome German performance artist Bridge Markland as she presents "Faust in the Box." on Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room of OM. Tickets are $5 for students (including local high school), and $8 for faculty/staff and adults. Follow this link for more information on the show (description, reviews, etc.), https://kud2l.kutztown.edu/pages/personal/6569/Faust%20in%20the%20Box%20General%20Information.doc
Lynn Marie Kutch, assistant professor, Department of Modern Language Studies
Senior Class Undergraduate Commencement Speaker - Application Deadline: Friday, October 28. Applications will be accepted from graduating seniors cleared to walk at the fall 2011 Commencement ceremony. In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
-have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 entering the fall 2011 semester,
-demonstrate service to the university community and demonstrate a record of good university citizenship and cooperation (Presence of these qualities shall be demonstrated in the application process and letters of recommendation.),
-demonstrate evidence of meaningful co-curricular involvement, and
-be in good disciplinary standing.
In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at: http://www.kutztown.edu/commencement/speakers/index.aspx?navigation=speaker. Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the fall 2011 commencement ceremony.
Andrea Kirshman, asst. vice provost, Academic & Student Affairs
Graduate Commencement Speaker - Application Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2011. Applications will be accepted from graduating masters students cleared to walk at the fall 2011 Commencement ceremony. In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
-have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 entering the fall 2011 semester
-demonstrate service to the university community and demonstrate a record of good university citizenship and cooperation (Presence of these qualities shall be demonstrated in the application process and letters of recommendation.)
-be in good disciplinary standing
In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at: http://www.kutztown.edu/commencement/speakers/index.aspx?navigation=speaker. Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the fall 2011 Commencement ceremony.
Andrea Kirshman, asst. vice provost, Academic & Student Affairs
The Secondary Education Department announces that the fall Comprehensive Examination for the Master of Education in Secondary Education has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9:15 a.m. in 23 Rohrbach Library. Students wishing to take the examination should contact the Secondary Education Office, 226 Beekey at x3-4259.T.
M. Stahler, Chair, Secondary Education Department
Faculty and staff: Phi Kappa Phi is an interdisciplinary international academic honorary established in 1897. The Kutztown University chapter is extending a self-nomination invitation to faculty and staff who have completed a bachelor’s degree with honors and are seeking university service opportunities. This invitation includes persons who previously were inducted into any chapter of Phi Kappa Phi or Phi Beta Kappa. Additional information about the organization may be viewed at www.phikappaphi.org. If interested, please contact Drs. Joe Chuk (email@example.com), Elaine Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Brian Wlazelek (email@example.com) by Oct. 27.
Elaine Reed, president, Phi Kappa Phi
Keep KUR as your early autumn soundtrack - On Tuesday, Oct. 18, it's our "Tuesday Talk " segment of five hours of public access/community talk kicking off with "Kutztown Live" at 2 p.m. 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
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. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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