Remembrance Day recognizes those we have lost as a result of tragedies
and on campuses across the country. We also remember KU
students, veterans and those in law enforcement. KU's Remembrance Day is
Tuesday, September 13. A schedule is below:
8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. On the Bell Plaza between Stratton and Old Main - join us as we remember those we lost on 9/11 with ringing of the bell at the exact times the WTC towers were struck.
11 a.m. Music from the KU Music Ensemble will play as community members gather
on the MSU lawn. Trisha Scarcia-King welcomes and highlights the boards and banners around the lawn
and introduces Dr. Cevallos who will present remarks.
who will present remarks.John Dillon, acting director of Public Safety & Police Services shares a personal story followed by Charlie Jones and a heartwarming story his son's loss of comrades.
The Foundation's director of Alumni Engagement, Alex Ogeka, follows with comments on KU alumni lost and is then followed by remarks by SGB president Paul Keldsen.
Dr. Scarcia-King follows with an introduction of KU's
project on random acts of kindness. The
ceremony concludes with the floral presentation by the memorial on the MSU
ceremony concludes with the floral presentation by the memorial on the MSU lawn.
ceremony takes no more than 20 minutes - so, please join us.
If you have any questions, please contact Petritsa Chatziziva with Student Union & Involvement Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ceremony takes no more than 20 minutes - so, please join us.
2011 Genealogy Conference and Bus Tour - The Genealogy
Conference, held in the Academic Forum on Sept. 10, is set to feature keynote
speakers Helmut Schmahl with his talk called “Beyond Lederhosen and Sauerkraut:
Everyday Life in Germany in the 18th and 19th Centuries,” Philip Otterness and
“The 1709 Palatine Migration and Its Colonial Legacy,” and John T. Humphrey
discussing “Des Landmanns Advokat.” Registration cost for this event is $60 per
Biennial Faculty Exhibition, The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery in the Sharadin Arts Building from Sept. 8 - Oct. 3. An exhibition of recent works from over 30 faculty members from the Fine Arts, Art Education, Crafts and Communication Design departments. The Sharadin Arts Gallery was officially be dedicated and renamed The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery in honor of our donors who contributed to the Sharadin Arts Building renovation. For more info and updates please visit: www.kutztown.edu/acad/artgallery or http://www.facebook.com/sharadinartgallerykutztown.
Karen Stanford, acting director, Miller Gallery
Parking on Campus - You may be aware that we are experiencing some challenges with parking on campus. Due to recent weather conditions paired with migrating to a new Adirondack online parking administrative system that is compatible with PeopleSoft, some of our parking lots (most notably the Fairgrounds lot) have been filled to capacity and closed for short periods of time. This has resulted in students being allowed to park in white-lined spaces elsewhere on campus until the safety concerns and software conversion issues can be rectified. Please know that we are doing everything possible to alleviate the inconvenience this may be causing for students, staff and faculty, including offering close to 300 resident students the opportunity to “upgrade” their parking permit from the Fairgrounds lot to parking lots closer to their residences for the remainder of the academic year. Furthermore, while we are demonstrating flexibility with student parking, we are enforcing parking regulations in all other areas, including yellow-lined spaces for faculty and staff as well as all reserved parking spaces.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Safety and Police Services at x3-4002. Thank you for your patience.
Anne K. Reel, director, Parking, Transportation and Security Services
KU's planetarium features two unique shows this fall, “Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown” and “Extreme Planets.”
Tuesday, September 27
Wednesday, October 5 "Extreme
Thursday, October 20
Wednesday, November 2
"Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown"
Thursday, November 17
Wednesday, November 30
* The September 27 presentation of Extreme Planets welcomes KU assistant professor and planetary scientist, Dr. Erin Kraal.
Black Holes: Journey into the Unknown takes visitors on a journey of discovery, explaining how we detect black holes and questioning what happens inside of them, where all the laws of nature break down.
Extreme Planets showcases the vast differences in the conditions on planets within our Solar System, and also on planets we have discovered orbiting other stars, hundreds of light years away.
Shows are hosted by planetarium director and KU assistant professor, Dr. Phillip Reed. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Show are free and open to the public. The planetarium is in the Grim Science Building on the north side of campus. For information, please visit:
Do you know any motivated and enthusiastic students with a flair for
The KU Mascot program is currently recruiting students
to perform as Avalanche, the Golden Bear mascot of Kutztown University. All
students must be in good academic and judicial standing with the University.
Please send all nominations to Alta M. Hart, Assistant to the Director of
Athletics for Programming/Event Administration, at
email@example.com by Friday, Sept. 9.
Alta M. Hart, Athletics
Author and English Professor Emerita, Karen Blomain, will read from her new book, “The Season of Lost Children,” and discuss her experience as a novelist, playwright, poet, and translator on Sept. 22, in MSU room 250 at 7 p.m. This event is cosponsored by the Shoofly Literary Magazine, the English Department and the Women’s Center, with proceeds benefitting the Berks Women in Crisis Library. Donations of books and money will be accepted at the door. For more information, please contact Grace Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Women’s Center’s website at http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/womens/.
Grace M. Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
New at the Student Recreation Center – Zumba is now being offered on Monday and Wednesday from 5 - 6 p.m. in addition to our regularly scheduled Zumba classes on Tuesday and Sunday 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Group exercise classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Faculty and staff do not have to have a membership to the SRC to participate in group exercise classes, you may purchase a daily guest pass for $5 when you attend a class. Please call with any questions, x6-4202.
Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Bridesmaids 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 Alfero, technical services coordinator, Student Union & Involvement Services
Rohrbach Library Open House - The Rohrbach Library will be having an open house again this year on Monday, Sept. 19. From 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. that day, KU students can participate in a library self-guided tour for a chance to win prizes. The tour will take them to eight areas of the library to get a passport stamped. If you would like to use this library tour for credit or extra credit in your class, you can tell your students to put your name down on back of the passport. There is a spot for them to list a professor. We will compile all the passports and let you know which of your students participated. For more information or to let us know that you plan to send a class, please contact Krista Prock at email@example.com or Karen Wanamaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen J. Wanamaker, librarian, Rohrbach Library
Please join us in bidding farewell to Rob Knox, sports information director, who has accepted a position with ESPN in Bristol, CT. We will be hosting a reception for Rob on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Keystone Hall, room 207. Light refreshments will be served.
Greg Bamberger, director, Athletics, and Matt Santos, director, University Relations