KU hosts the 2nd Annual
Level 2 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition this Friday
morning, April 27, at 9 a.m., in the Georgian Room of Old Main with assistance
from KU music professor and legendary organists, Dr. Ina Slater Grapenthin, Dr.
Robert Tall and Dan Miller. The event is free and open to
the public. No tickets are required. In the morning, the eight finalists
will play a 20-minute program of their own choosing. At 12:30 p.m., the top
three participants will be announced. Later that evening, at 7 p.m., these three
will compete for the title. Finalists will be competing for prizes ranging from
$1,000 to $3,000 as well as additional performance opportunities throughout the
United States. Students Serving on Election Day - The following students
are serving as Election Poll Workers or CEPWI Supervisors on Election Day Apr.
24 and will not be present in class: Danielle Chaney, Tiffany Cyrus , Jessica
Dell, Mark Anthony Durick, Jennifer Feldman,
Heather Fitzgerald, Michael Haring, Kimberly Hess, Megan Hulburt ,
Kurtura Johnson, Joni Klopp, Deanna Lascari, Hannah Leidich, Daniel Mackewicz,
Justin Maynard, Alexandra Miller,
and Emily Schell. If you have any questions or concerns regarding their
absence, please contact College Election Poll Worker Initiative at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Jerry Schearer at x3-4923 or
If you know these students, congratulate them for being selected by the
Berks County Elections Office to serve the county and representing Kutztown
University in various communities. Megan Hulburt, coordinator, CEPWI Women's lacrosse vs. West Chester - 4 p.m. (Keystone Field) Baseball doubleheader vs. Philadelphia - 2 p.m. (North Campus Field) Baseball doubleheader vs. Mansfield - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field)
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m., in the Stratton Administration Building, room 301.
Elsa Collins, President's office
On Monday, Apr. 23 and Wednesday, Apr. 25, the below students are teaching as part of the state requirements for teacher certification and course work in their ARU 110 class in the Art Education and Crafts Department. Please excuse them from class. They are responsible for any work they missed. If you have any questions you may contact me at email@example.com Thank you! Emily Aicher, Gianna Digiacomo, Adria Donegan, Jackie Faller, Eric Fosselius, Cindy Good, Gina Krupa, Krista Mindler, Ben Marzari, Gladys Nieves, Carrie Page, Paige Pyatt, Kelly Takayama, Emily Willow, Madelin Beattie, Destiny Bigler, Kaitlyn Boyle, Amanda Seanor.
Carrie Nordlund, assistant professor, Art Education
The Department of Sport Management (formerly Human Kinetics) will be celebrating its first Student Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 24, at 11 a.m. in AF 102.
Lorri Engstrom, chair, Department of Sport Management
Dust off your mixing bowls and cake pans! It’s time for another contest and this time it’s a Bake-Off! Pies, cakes, cookies or whatever secret family recipe you’ve been wanting to try! Show off your baking skills on Monday, May 7, at 11 a.m. when we will, once again, open the KU Foundation & Alumni Engagement doors to the KU Faculty and Staff who will taste each entry and vote for their favorites. If you are interested in participating in the Bake-Off, please send an email to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask that you serve bite sized portions of your creation at the Bake-Off. And please have enough for 50 people. This way if you wanted to bake a cake, you won’t have to bake 5 cakes. We will provide small cups for your bite sized portions to be served. Please provide a name for your delectable creations.
Stephanie Deni-Iaeger, director, Annual Giving & Events, KU Foundation
Successful Interviewing, Tue., Apr. 24, 11-11:50, MSU 250 -Jobs are WON in interviews; those who interview the best, fare the best. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview. Learn what to bring with you, including your questions for the employer. Discover how to eliminate surprises, reduce anxiety, and to analyze your strengths and weaknesses. Give yourself the advantage over the competition!
Year One on the Job…Managing Your Finances, Thur., Apr. 26, 11-11:50, MSU 250 - Managing your new financial status can be a daunting task. There are several fundamentals that, once mastered, will give you a level of confidence. Learn how to set up a budget and manage the monthly expenses. Use credit cards wisely -- both in what cards you chose and how you use them. Know about credit bureau reports -- what they are all about, who looks at them, what they mean. ~ Presented by PSECU.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
The Performing Dance Portmanteau will present their spring dance concert on Sunday, Apr. 29. Show times are noon and 5 p.m . at the Keystone Arena. Admission is $3 for KU student and staff with ID and $5 for all others. The Dancers have been working all year on their original works and would love to have campus support. Please come.
Dina Hayduk, Department of Sport Management
It's already the end of the semester and the LAST Brick Wall Exhibition is on display. Please stop by and see it and encourage your friends to support the artist as well. From now until May 2, Casey Gable is showing "Liquid," a photography series. There is a catered opening reception tonight from 6-7 p.m. at the Brick Wall.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, coordinators, Student Union Art Gallery
Stratton Administration parking lot will have limited access this Wednesday. (Enterprise rental cars will be relocated for the day.)
As a part of KU’s commitment to the community, we will be hosting the Berks County Special Olympics on Wednesday, April 25.
The F-1 parking Lot (behind Stratton Administration Center) and the F-4 Lot (between University Field and the old heating plant) will have limited access in an effort to accommodate the buses transporting the Special Olympics participants to University Field. Faculty and staff who normally park in F-1 or F-4 will have the option of parking in A-2 (near Beekey Education Building) and riding the shuttle to Stratton, or parking in any other faculty/staff space and walking. The shuttle stop at lot A-2 will be clearly marked along College Boulevard. The first shuttle loop begins at 7 a.m. The shuttle will also run in the afternoon from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. to return employees to the A-2 lot.
The parking spots in F-1 closest to the Stratton Building (currently handicapped and 30-minute parking) will be reserved for KU employee handicapped parking and for daily business purposes only. In addition all Enterprise rental cars scheduled for Wednesday (4/25) pick-up will be relocated and can be picked up at the north campus location (Academic Forum). If you are dropping off cars on Tuesday (4/24), you may still drop them off at the south campus location (parking lot F-4). Any cars being returned on Wednesday (4/25) before 4 p.m. should be dropped-off at the north campus location – any cars being dropped off after 4:00pm can be returned to the south campus location.
KU Office of Conference Services
Campus Blood Drive - The KU Alumni Engagement Office is teaming up with the Miller-Keystone Blood Center to host a blood drive on Monday, April 30 from 10 am to 5 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the McFarland Student Union Building. Walk ins are welcome, appointments are appreciated. Please contact Cheryl Swavely at 3-4110 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Help support your community blood center.
Alex Ogeka, director, Alumni Engagement Office
Please join us at open forums to meet candidates interviewing for the associate dean position, College of Visual & Performing Arts:
Mon., April 23 Dr. Scott Harris MSU322 2-3 and 3-4 p.m.
Dr. Peg Speirs, Dept. of Art Education & Crafts
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
Kutztown University Off-Campus Advisory Council (OCAC) and Kutztown Community Partnership (KCP) hosts the "Keepin' it Kutztown" Annual Community Block Party on Sunday, May 6, noon to 4 p.m. on the 100 - 200 blocks of Main St. in Kutztown. Come out for live entertainment, free food, arts & crafts, and activies from a rock wall to a moon bounce. OCAC and KCP are looking for student volunteers as well as organizations and companys to purchase a table to promote at the event. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Community Outreach Center, MSU 281 or x3-1524.
Megan Cheng, president/PR coordinator, Off Campus Advisory Council
Monday, April 23
Baseball vs. Albright - 6:35 p.m. (First Energy Stadium, Reading, Pa.)
Thursday, April 26
Saturday, April 28
KU hosts the 2nd Annual Level 2 Rodgers North American Classical Organ Competition this Friday morning, April 27, at 9 a.m., in the Georgian Room of Old Main with assistance from KU music professor and legendary organists, Dr. Ina Slater Grapenthin, Dr. Robert Tall and Dan Miller. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. In the morning, the eight finalists will play a 20-minute program of their own choosing. At 12:30 p.m., the top three participants will be announced. Later that evening, at 7 p.m., these three will compete for the title. Finalists will be competing for prizes ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 as well as additional performance opportunities throughout the United States.
Students Serving on Election Day - The following students are serving as Election Poll Workers or CEPWI Supervisors on Election Day Apr. 24 and will not be present in class: Danielle Chaney, Tiffany Cyrus , Jessica Dell, Mark Anthony Durick, Jennifer Feldman, Heather Fitzgerald, Michael Haring, Kimberly Hess, Megan Hulburt , Kurtura Johnson, Joni Klopp, Deanna Lascari, Hannah Leidich, Daniel Mackewicz, Justin Maynard, Alexandra Miller, and Emily Schell. If you have any questions or concerns regarding their absence, please contact College Election Poll Worker Initiative at (610)-683-4897 or email@example.com or Jerry Schearer at x3-4923 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know these students, congratulate them for being selected by the Berks County Elections Office to serve the county and representing Kutztown University in various communities.
Megan Hulburt, coordinator, CEPWI
Women's lacrosse vs. West Chester - 4 p.m. (Keystone Field)
Baseball doubleheader vs. Philadelphia - 2 p.m. (North Campus Field)
Baseball doubleheader vs. Mansfield - 1 p.m. (North Campus Field)
Case You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Faculty and Staff Recognition Breakfast - You are cordially invited to attend
the first Faculty and Staff Recognition Breakfast to honor and recognize the
efforts and accomplishments of the team of faculty, managers, professional staff
and support personnel who do so much for Kutztown University. As part of this
breakfast, we will be honoring our colleagues who have reached significant
milestones in their careers or are retiring from Kutztown University.
The breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 17, at the Michael A. O’Pake Field House from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The service awards will be presented at 9 a.m. Please see who will be honored and RSVP through this link: http://www.kutztown.edu/recognitionbreakfast/.
I look forward to this opportunity to say “thank you” for the important role you play at KU.
F. Javier Cevallos, president
Mileage Rate Increase - Please be advised that the U.S. General Services Administration’s Privately Owned Vehicle reimbursement rate has increased to 55.5 cents per mile effective Apr. 17, 2012. In accordance with Board of Governors’ Policy 1986-07-A, Travel Expense Regulations, the reimbursement rate for use of a personal automobile for official System travel also has increased to 55.5 cents per mile effective Apr. 17, 2012. (For travel occurring from Jan. 1, 2011, through Apr. 16, 2012, the reimbursement rate is 51 cents per mile.) Complete information on rates of reimbursement for official System travel are available on PASSHE’s website: http://www.passhe.edu/inside/anf/accounting/Pages/Employee%20Travel%20Expense%20Reimbursement%20Rates.aspx
Mary Vink, Accounts Payable Office
KU Dining Services – Green Meal Tickets
The green meal tickets that are currently being used at the South Side Cafe will expire May 31, 2012. Any unused meal tickets that are left can be returned to Tammy Moyer, Purchasing Dept., 223B Stratton Administration Center along with the PO number that needs to be closed for those tickets. Starting June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013, the new meal tickets will be orange.
The NEW pricing for the Orange Meal Tickets starting June 1, 2012 for South Side Cafe will be:
Please contact Sharon Housel, KU Dining Services, 106 Old Main, ext. 3-1314 or email email@example.com for further information.
Kent Dahlquist, director, KU Dining Services
TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus Wednesday, Apr. 25, and does have some open slots for one-on-one counseling sessions. Appointments can be scheduled online at www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or by calling the Philadelphia Office at 800-842-2010. Note: Special Olympics will be held on campus that day so parking spaces may not be available; you may want to plan ahead to walk over to Kemp Building. Next scheduled counseling session which can also be booked at this time is May 17.
Great West (457 plan) representative had to reschedule this week’s counseling date to Apr. 26. Those previously scheduled will be contacted directly to reschedule on Apr.26. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting Jaime Robbins at: Jaime.Robbins@GWRS.com or calling 1-717-901-3590, ext. 62229. Next scheduled counseling session will be Jun. 18.
Jean Adam, benefits manager
KU Dining Services - Kutztown University Dining Services Office is announcing to the university community that Viewpoints dining area, upstairs in the South Dining Hall, will no longer be available for eating in beginning this summer. Meals purchased at the Southside Café will remain in this area. Beginning this summer Viewpoints will be available to university offices and programs for meeting/meal use similar to using conference room A and B though the conference services reservation process.
Kent Dahlquist, director, KU Dining Services
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Apr. 26, at 11:00 am, in MSU 312, to consider the curricular proposals on its April agenda, which can be found online at http:// www.kutztown.edu/committees/ucc/agenda.html. Individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise.
R.S. Schaeffer, chair, University Curriculum Committee
Summer 2012 Due Dates - Summer registrations are due at the point of registration to secure the enrollment. Courses will be removed for non-payment in a rolling ongoing fashion at the beginning of May. If a decision is made to not attend, we encourage students to drop the course or courses in MyKU to allow another student the chance at the seat and not wait for the course to be dropped due to non-payment. Payment plans are available now through Tuition Pay for Summer enrollment. More information is on the Bursar website
Fall 2012 Invoicing & Tuition Rates - Fall 2012 registrations will be invoiced online no later than Friday, Jul. 13, with a due date of no later than Friday, Aug. 3. We expect tuition rates to be set by the Board of Governors by the end of June 2012. Payment plans are available now through Tuition Pay for Fall – feel free to use estimated costs for Fall – adjustments can be made at anytime for no cost with Tuition Pay. More information is on the Bursar website
Online payment outage in MyKU - Due to maintenance, online payments will be unavailable from 11 p.m., Apr. 21, through 4 a.m., Apr. 22. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Wendy A. Pursell, bursar, Bursar's Office
The Student Union Art Gallery is currently showing “Standard Operating Procedure“ featuring prints by Charles Kuhns. The exhibition will be on display until Wednesday, April 25th.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, coordinators, Student Union Art Gallery
Come party on Thursday, Apr. 26, from 7-9 p.m. at the Eckhaus gallery in town. Enjoy refreshments, a reading, and copies of the magazine. For more information, please contact Philip Baily (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Philip Baily, Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine
Thank you to all faculty for submitting your textbooks adoptions in a timely manner. As we prepare for the Fall semester, the Bookstore is attempting to ensure all course material information on our website is accurate and complete. There are several reasons why some information may be incomplete; including a professor not being assigned for a class yet, waiting for information from a publisher, or low enrollment for an individual class. Otherwise, textbooks and required materials need to be listed to be compliant with the HEOA (Higher Education Opportunity Act).
We are reaching out to faculty and asking that they please take a minute and check to make sure their courses are listed on our website with accurate information. If your course and section do not appear, we may have not received your textbook adoption yet. After reviewing your courses, please feel free to contact our textbook department with any questions at x3-4037. To check out our website:
2. Click on Textbooks
3. Click on “Purchase or Rent your Textbooks
4. Select Fall 2012
5. Choose the department, course, and section
6. Repeat this for all your courses (They will appear on the right side of your screen)
7. Click Compare Prices On These Course Materials button
8. Click Begin Price Comparison button
From here you will see our comparison tool. Look for the KU Bookstore selections in blue. Thank you for assisting us to get all course material information out to the students and keeping the university compliant with HEOA.
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
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 email@example.com or by dropping-by MSU 281.
Community Outreach Center