KU earns highest national ranking in school history - The Kutztown University football team is ranked 12th in the third week of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) top 25 poll released Monday afternoon. This is the highest national ranking is school history.
Kutztown’s latest ranking tops it’s previous high of 13th at the end of the 2010 season. KU moved up four spots since last week and received 402 votes after defeating Lock Haven 49-6 in last week’s home-opener.
The Golden Bears improved to 3-0 for the second straight season. Since the start of the 2010 season, Kutztown has the best winning percentage of any school in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Kutztown is 13-2 (86.6 percent), which is better than Bloomsburg 13-3 (81.2), California (12-3, 80.0), and Mercyhurst (12-4, 75.0). The Golden Bears get an opportunity to improve their winning percentage when they host Cheyney University in its PSAC East opener next Saturday, Sept. 24 beginning at 1 p.m.
Heritage Harvest Fescht is Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at KU. The event will feature PA Dutch music and entertainment, vendors, artisans, antique tractors, and folklife demonstrations including roof thatching, canning, blacksmithing, and hearth cooking. Plus, there will be food for sale by the Old Time Plow Boys, the Reading Berks Guild of Craftsmen will be displaying and selling their wares, and there will be wagon rides! New this year, compete with pot-bellied pigs in an apple bobbing contest. You can also help the Plow Boys harvest potatoes to be donated to a local food bank. Don’t miss this exciting, free event! For more information, please see our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pgchc or call us at x3-1589.
Amanda Lynn Richardson, public relations coordinator, PGCHC
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. in MSU 323. Zachary Groff will be speaking: The Tragedy of Gorgias.
Zachary Groff, president and Allan Bäck, advisor
Roof Repair Notice - Repairs are being made on the following roofs starting today and lasting until Wednesday, Sept. 21: The Academic Forum, Boehm Science Building, Sharadin Arts, Lytle Hall.
Kyle Mills, director, Facilities Maintenance
Bear Tracks For Life 5K - 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 - Don’t miss this Saturday’s 6th annual 5k for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, Bear Tracks for Life. As part of the KU Family Day and Paint the Town Gold festivities, this is a great opportunity to run or walk an on-campus 3.1 miles and support breast cancer research. Registration forms are on-line at http://familyday.kutztown.edu $15 for students/$25 for non-students. Send forms and payment to the Office for New Student Programs and Services 262 MSU. Race starts and finishes on the DMZ; on-site registration available also 8 - 9 a.m. Make tracks for a Great cause!
JOB OPENINGS: The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus. This position is open for current employees only.
Patrol Officer (0600206)
Public Safety & Police Services / Old Main
(1500-2300 and 2300-0700 Rotating Schedule to include weekends and Holidays)
Internal applications are due on 9/23/2011. Please direct any questions or comments to AskHR or call x3-1353.
FDI Colloquium: Black Fatherhood - The Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) will be hosting its first colloquium of the semester on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at noon in the Rohrbach Library, room 100B. Dr. James Jackson of the Psychology department will facilitate the discussion surrounding parenting and childhood from the perspective of the African American male. Dr. Jackson is a cognitive-experimental psychologist with special training in the field of gerontology. The colloquium is free and open to the public.
The FDI aims to encourage the attainment and celebration of equality and diversity for students, faculty, staff and community through scholarship, symposiums, research, student leadership opportunities, community outreach, conferences, and visiting scholars.
Taheerah Entsuah, Frederick Douglass Institute
Don’t miss these two great events - Eve Wright will present “Passion is the True Success” on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in the Alumni Auditorium, MSU 183 at 4:30 p.m. Wright is the Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Miami HEAT and the American Airlines Arena. This event sponsored by the Multicultural Center in support of the Women’s Center and Women’s Studies.
Karen Blomain, KU Professor Emerita of English, will be reading from her novel “The Season of Lost Children” on Thursday, September 22, in the MSU, Room 250 at 7 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by Shoofly Literary Magazine, the English department, and the Women’s Center. Donations of books and money will be accepted at the door to benefit the Berks Women in Crisis Library in honor of Cheryl Okafor.
For more information on both events, visit the Women’s Center’s website at http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/womens/ or call 610 683-4655.
Grace M. Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Stratton Administration Building, room 301.
Elsa G. Collins, President’s Office
Constitution Day - Come and take a fascinating look at our nation's history with KU's own Betsy Ross, colorful cupcakes, trivia questions and giveaways on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the MSU lobby. The Student Union & Involvement Services Office is collecting donations of denim jeans and other denim items to be cut into quilt squares and sewn into blankets for injured soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq. Blocks will be decorated during our annual Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations can be dropped off in MSU 153 until Sept. 21.
Petritsa Chatzitziva, assistant director, Student Union & Involvement Services
Save-the-Date - Dr. Chick Woodards' retirement gathering, Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. See more details here: http://www.kutztown.edu/about/presidential/images/chick-invite.jpg
On Saturday, Sept. 24, it's a "KUR Exclusive" broadcast of KU Golden Bears
Football. The normal Golden Bears station, WEEU, will NOT be broadcasting this
game, so KUR is your ONLY source for the big game this Saturday.