Congratulations to Tony (English Department) and Jen Bleach on the birth of their daughter Sylvia Kathleen on Thursday, April 12 at 4:55 p.m. Sylvia was 8lbs 1oz and 20 ¾ long. Congratulations from the English Department!
On Tuesday, Apr. 17, tune in for talk radio with Dan Donahue on "The Dan Donahue Show" from noon to 1 p.m. Then at 1 p.m., it's KUR's gay/lesbian talk show "This Way Out" followed at 1:30 by "Fifty One Percent," talk radio for women. At 2, it's "Kutztown Live" with our very own Mike R., sitting down during the hour with Singer/Songwriter Rabbi Minna Bromberg who will be performing in concert: "At the Edge of the Unknown" on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts in Reading. The Jewish Federation of Reading and Berks Women in Crisis are partnering together for this unforgettable event. It's sure to be a stimulating hour of talk this week on "Kutztown Live."
Michael Regensburger, KUR Radio
Job Search & Networking, Thur., Apr. 19, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250 - Find out why a good resume isn’t all you need to land that job. This workshop will cover the Six Sure Steps to Success, the art of networking, and tips to locating those “hidden jobs” (it’s more than Monster or CareerBuilder!). Beginning the job search process can seem overwhelming…we’ll show you how to break it down into manageable tasks so you meet your goal….your career!
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
Shoofly Literary Magazine Launch - Join us as Kutztown University students read original works of fiction, poetry, and drama published in this year’s Shoofly Literary Magazine. The launch will take place on Thursday, Apr. 19 in MSU 250 (The Presidents’ Room) from 7 – 9 p.m. Copies of the magazine will be available free of charge and refreshments will be provided.
Kutztown University Health Ambassadors (KUHA) is hosting their third Zumba event of the year on Wednesday, Apr. 25, on University Field 8-10 p.m. (Sign up begins at 7 p.m.) Participants are encouraged to donate at least $1 or any of the following items: Dog food, cat food, bedding, toys, treats, paper towels, Dawn soap, sponges, newspapers, Lysol, or leashes. Donations will benefit Animal Rescue League of Berks County as well as Make a Wish Foundation. For more information please contact Emily Labowitz at Elabo536@live.kutztown.edu.
Emily Labowitz, president, Kutztown University Health Ambassadors
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
- On Thursday, Apr. 19, from 10
a.m. – 5 p.m. at the KU Bell Plaza, FMLA is presenting the Clothesline Project.
A visual testimony to the shattering effect of violence against women and the
impact it has on society, the Clothesline Project gives survivors of violence
and friends of victims a place to share direct messages and strong illustrations
emblazoned on shirts. These shirts demonstrate the pain and suffering of the
survivors, aid in the healing process, and celebrate their strength and courage
to overcome the past. T-shirts, which will be added to the clothesline, will be
available for painting in the Women’s Center Oasis, Old Main 3.
Also on Apr. 19, at 7 p.m. outside in the Alumni Plaza, Take Back the Night invites individuals to speak out and share their experiences, read poetry, and tell stories about sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Following the speak-out will be a candlelight vigil dedicated to Christine McGhee, a KU student who was the victim of relationship violence. The event will end with a procession to the Women’s Center Oasis, Old Main 3, where refreshments will be served. New members of the Healing Environment Advocate Response Team (HEART at KU) will be honored by KU and Berks Women in Crisis (BWIC) and receive their certificates for the completion of BWIC’s 60-hour training. FMLA will award proceeds of the 2012 KU Vagina Monologues production to local domestic violence groups.
Grace M. Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
Join Allies on Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium (MSU 183) as we break the silence after a day of silent observation for those within the GLBTQ community who have lost their voices due to bullying and harassment. The Day of Silence is a national day of observation in which students across the country take a vow of silence to call attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools, so please excuse any student who chooses not to speak in class on Friday. The Breaking the Silence event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
You are cordially invited to the Alpha Epsilon Lambda spring 2012 Induction and Reception Ceremony. This event is this Wednesday, April 18 in the MSU, room 250 beginning at 4:30 p.m. AEL is a national honor society for graduate and professional school students. The following inductees were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, and public service:
Dr. Carole V. Wells, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Please join us at open forums
to meet candidates interviewing for the associate
dean position, College of Visual & Performing Arts:
Diversity Week - You are invited to attend, as well as to share these Diversity Week events with your students. Programs are featured Apr. 16-21. The Housing and Residence Life office is proud to cosponsor this week of activities with a focus on diversity in collaboration with the Frederick Douglass Institute, Student Support Services, the English Department, and student organizations: the Residence Hall Association funded through the Student Gov. Association, Care Bears and Freshmen Activities Council, and the Friends of Rachel.
Tuesday, Apr. 17
Award-winning author, composer, and screenwriter James McBride, author "The Color of Water" at MSU 183, 7 p.m. (HARLO and co-sponsor with Student Support Services)
Wednesday, Apr. 18
Everything You Know about American Indians is Wrong 6-8 p.m., OM Concourse (Joe Cirio & English Department)
Thursday, Apr. 19
“Who's Loving Who?", 5 p.m., Dixon Conference Room (Frederick Douglass Peer Educators)
“Hungry Games”, 6:30 p.m. in Bonner (Care Bears)
“Tri-wizards Carnival”, 7 p.m. in Bonner (FACers)
Friday, Apr. 20
KUllision, DMZ 12-4 p.m., (Friends of Rachel/Harrison Engle)
Saturday, Apr. 21
6th annual Race Against Racism 5k, DMZ 9 a.m.
Christine B. Price, assistant director, Housing & Residential Services
There will be two upcoming Information Sessions for the MBA Program:
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 6-8 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn – Airport, Allentown
Thursday, Apr. 26, 6-8 p.m.
Hampton Inn, Wyomissing
For more information about the Kutztown University MBA Program and the Information Sessions, please visit: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/business/mbaprograms/EventInfo.asp
College of Business
The Annual Saucony Cross' Senior Prom hosted by the Off-Campus Advisory Council (OCAC) is today, Apr. 17, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Saucony Cross retirement home main office (next to the "Cliffs"). Please come volunteer for our "Under the Sea" prom which includes free dinner, dancing, music and prizes. There will be a professional photographer available to take pictures of individuals and groups. Prizes will be given out to best dressed and best dancer, so dress to impress. For more information, please contact the Off-Campus Advisory Council at firstname.lastname@example.org, MSU 281, or x3-1524.
Please be advised that, in support of the Schaeffer Renovation project, there will be an electrical power outage on Saturday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. that will affect: Risley, Kemp, Old Main, Graduate Center, Sharadin, President’s Residence, University Stadium. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and I apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact Project Manager, Jeff Mosser at email@example.com, should you have any questions.
Terry D. Brown, director, Facilities Project Services
The Community Outreach Center needs your help! KU hosts the Special Olympics Eastern Spring Sectional here on campus Saturday, May 5.The festivities begin at 7 a.m. and the closing ceremony is at 5 p.m. in the O'Pake Fieldhouse. This year we will be hosting almost 1,000 participating athletes and their families. In order for this event to be successful and smooth, we need to recruit about 400-500 volunteers. Volunteers are needed for Olympic Town, Awards, Security & Parking, Food, Registration/Info Table and mainly the Sporting events. There are two shifts for each activity:
• 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We are asking for your help in recruiting volunteers, please help us spread the word by passing this message along to everyone in your department and/or classes. Volunteers do not have to be Kutztown University faculty, staff or students and we encourage everyone to get their friends and family involved. Attached is the volunteer application and insurance form that each volunteer must complete. These forms can be dropped off to the Community Outreach Center, MSU 281. Thank you for your time, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Community Outreach Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping-by MSU 281.
Community Outreach Center
Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter, Tue. Apr. 17, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250 - What is the best way to arrange your resume and cover letter? Which topics should appear…and which ones should not appear? Find out the key parts of a well-written cover letter, including the “grab-their-attention” middle paragraph. These presentations discuss length, kinds of paper, general do’s and don’ts, and the different types and styles. Learn when and how to send these key marketing materials to obtain that interview!
Kerri Gardi, Director, Career Development Center
Congratulations to the faculty and staff who submitted their recent accomplishments and professional development activities! Please take a look at the Professional Contributions at these links:
Spring Sports Tailgate
-All Kutztown alumni, parents, and faculty and staff are invited to join us for a spring sports tailgate to be held next Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the patio of the Student Recreation Center. Join us for a buffet and beverages for just $10 pp. Take advantage of this great opportunity to cheer on some of our spring sports teams! In action on April 21:
Maroon and Gold spring football game - 1 p.m. @ University Field
Baseball vs. West Chester University (DH) – 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. @ North Campus Field
Softball vs. East Stroudsburg University (DH) - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. @ North Campus Field
Women's Lacrosse vs. Lock Haven University - 3 p.m. @ Keystone Field
Men’s Rugby vs. Rutgers University – 1 p.m. @ North Campus Rugby Pitch
Grab your maroon and gold, and we will see you on April 21!
The 14th Annual KU Children's Literature Conference is Apr.
20-21. Internationally known Seymour Simon and Thomas Yezerski will be
presenting to the KU Community on Friday, Apr. 20 from 2-3 p.m. in the MSU. The
Friday presentation is free. Books by these authors as well as Matt Phelan are
on sale at the KU Bookstore for 20% discount. All authors will autograph books
immediately after the afternoon presentation. See you there!
Christine Coleman Núñez, associate professor, Modern Language Studies
The Kutztown University Off-Campus Advisory Council (OCAC) and the KUBoK Neighborhood Watch, (Kutztown University-Borough of Kutztown) and will host an open forum on crime prevention this Tuesday, Apr. 17, 11 a.m. to noon, in AF, room 102. Students and members of the community are invited to join Kutztown Mayor, the Honorable Sandy Green, a Kutztown borough police officer, and a KU police officer to openly discuss thoughts and ideas relating to crime prevention.
Can you sing and/or play a musical instrument? KUsic Perfomers Wanted for fall 2012-spring 2013. Performances are scheduled on a Thursday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the MSU's Bear's Den. Paw Pass given for performance. Please email email@example.com to audition.
Colleen Boland, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement