Please consider bringing new toys, nonperishable food items, toiletries and pet supplies for a donation to Friend, Inc.
The Kutztown University
rugby team defeated Navy, 38-12, in the Plate Final to take fifth place at
the 2012 USA Rugby Collegiate 7's National Championships
on Saturday at
College Station, Texas. The Golden Bears lit up the scoreboard early and often
beginning with a score by standout Tim Acker. KU went on to open up a 26-0 lead
at halftime. The Midshipmen finally got on the scoreboard with 6:13 remaining in
the second half to close the gap to 26-7. Kutztown responded with a pair of long
scores to put the game out of reach.
Kutztown finished 4-2 for the tournament, going 2-1 each day. The Golden Bears had big wins over Virginia and Texas on Friday, and a close loss to Central Washington on Friday to earn a top eight seed and a chance to compete for the national title Saturday. A loss to Arkansas State Saturday morning sent KU to the plate bracket, where they bounced back by avenging the loss to Central Washington and cruising to victory in the final.
Mark your calendars, because the new and improved version of Desire2Learn (D2L) is coming on Dec. 15 - As we approach the end of another semester, we are preparing for the next Desire2Learn upgrade from version 9.4 to version 10.0. The version upgrade will happen for all PASSHE Universities beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 15, and ending at approximately 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Below are some of the enhancements you can look forward to:
• Redesigned interface: the new system features a redesigned interface that relocates key elements to the foreground, allowing for a cleaner, more intuitive and user-friendly experience.
• New course navigation bar: course navigation now features grouped items for a more streamlined, student and faculty centered experience.
• New navigation "minibar": a new navigation minibar allows users to move between courses without returning to "My Home".
• Enhancements to the Discussion area: a "Must Post First" option requires students to post a message before being able to participate in or view classmates' posts.
"What's New" in D2L 10.0 demonstration sessions have been scheduled for the following dates/times (please note these are not hands-on sessions).
• Dec. 12, 9-9:45 a.m. (Beekey 209); 1-1:45 p.m. (Beekey 109)
• Dec. 13, 10-10:45 a.m. (Boehm 107); 11-11:45 a.m. (Boehm 107)
• Dec. 14, 9-9:45 a.m. (Beekey 209); 1-1:45 p.m. (Beekey 209)
Please RSVP directly to Bo Zigner, firstname.lastname@example.org or x6-5828.
Bo Zigner, manager, Office of Distance Education
There will be a new show in the Student Union Art Gallery, " Line and Paper", featuring sculpture and drawings by Amber Keller until Dec. 12. The catered Opening Reception is tonight, Dec. 3, 6-7 p.m.
Elizabeth Emmett, Delilah Miske, Molly Metz, gallery coordinators
Student Trustee nominations: Know a student who might make a great student trustee for the KU Council of Trustees? Let the student know about the application process below or forward the information below to the student. The nominee would have until Jan. 7, 2013 to complete the application process. Thank you!
Elsa G. Collins, President's Office
• What is the Council of Trustees (pdf)
• Who qualifies to be a Student Trustee (pdf)
• Application form for the student Trustee position/2013-2015 term (pdf)
The KU Division of Advancement has been renamed the Division of Communications, Marketing and External Affairs effective immediately. With the recent separation of fundraising from the division, the name better reflects the unit’s day-to-day activities. Under the leadership of John Green, associate vice president, offices in the division include: University Relations (communications, media relations, web content and technology and sports information), University Marketing, Intercollegiate Athletics, Sports Medicine, Conference Services, KU Presents!, Video Services, and the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. The KU Foundation continues to be responsible for development and alumni engagement. You will see the name change reflected in various publications and media as we move forward.
F. Javier Cevallos, president
College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday - On Thursday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. in Sharadin120, Denise Bosler, associate professor of Communication Design, will present her new book, "Mastering, Mastering Type: The Essential Guide to Typography for Print and Web Design" and introduce you to typography’s everyday relationship with the world around us. Almost everything we look at includes information that needs to be communicated. At the heart of all of that communication is type: visual interesting, interactive, expressive and captivating.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
The United Greek Council is collecting blankets and coats for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. All blankets and coats can be brought to the Office of Student Involvement in MSU 153 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your generous donations!
Leah M. Cassellia, associate director, Office of Student Involvement
Open house in the Career Development Center on Thursday, Dec. 6. Please register today by calling x3-1382.
5-6 p.m. - New Offerings (Boston Reed programs hosted by Kutztown University):
Clinical Medical Assistant
Fiber Optics Training
Canine Training & Management
Linda Friscia-Oppé, Career Development Center, Professional & Workforce Services
As the end of the fall semester approaches, do you find your dorm or apartment filled with left over boxes of cereal? Art supplies? Packs of Ramen noodles? Don't throw that out! During the week of final exams - Dec. 10-14 - the Women's Center Oasis at OM3, and the residence halls will have donation boxes set-up where you can donate non-perishable food items, household goods, linens, art supplies, toys, feminine products and new or used clothing. All donations will be sent to local charities. For more information, please contact Kutztown’s Women’s Center, OM 126, at x3-4655.
Shannon Magee, writing intern, KU Women's Center
The Language Resource Center (DF 107/109) is offering "Language Crunches", student-led group tutoring/review/study sessions for German, Spanish and French 011, 012, 103 & 104 students over the next two weeks to help students in these classes prepare for their final exams. Please share the following with your students and advisees as may be relevant. All sessions will be in the Language Resource Center DF 107/109.
Spanish Sessions: Wed., Dec. 5 (3-4:30 p.m.); Thurs., Dec. 6 (1:30-3: p.m.); Thurs., Dec. 6 (4:30-5:30 p.m.); Fri., Dec. 7 (1-2 p.m.)
French Sessions: Tues., Dec. 4 (3-4 p.m.); Wed., Dec. 5 (11 a.m. - noon); Fri., Dec. 7 (10 - 11 a.m.)
German Sessions: Tues., Dec. 4 (4:30-5:30 p.m.); Wed., Dec. 5 (9-10 a.m.); Mon., Dec. 10 (9-11 a.m.)
When you come to the center, please check-in with the student assistant on duty and let them know that you are here for the Language Crunches. More information and a poster is available on our website http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/lrc/.
Deanne Cobb-Zygadlo, director, Language Resource Center