Molina, a KU employee since 2001 and a 2004 alumnus, was chosen as the Latino Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2007. He was selected as the 2008 Latino of the Year by the Allentown branch of the Puerto Rican Cultural Alliance.
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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Family Day, Sept. 22 - KU students and their families as well as KU
staff and their families are invited to participate in this fall’s Family Day on
Saturday, Sept. 22. Events are happening all day at various location on campus,
starting with “Bear Tracks for Life,” a 5K race with a 1-mile fun run. For a complete schedule of events and
links to some of the activities for the day, please go to:
are still looking for student groups or others to help with activities and
events at the Family Day tent from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., if you are interested,
Jerry W. Schearer, assistant dean, New Student Programs
Window washing in selected areas will be taking place at the Academic Forum, Sharadin Arts and Boehm Science on Friday Aug. 3, Saturday Aug. 4, Monday Aug. 6, and Tuesday Aug. 7. Thank you.
Paul Mackewicz, Facilities Custodial Services
KUPRIDE - Dr. Heather H. Thomas, or “Doc Thomas,” was essentially destined to be a poet. She grew up on the second floor of the Reading, Pa. house once occupied by poet Wallace Stevens and was charmed by the poetry of Robert Burns that her grandmother read to her. Through a passion for creativity and words, Dr. Thomas pursued a career in writing. Having had seven books of poetry published, previously serving as the Berks County Poet Laureate, receiving numerous writing awards and teaching creative writing and poetry at KU for 25 years, she has had quite a career that is nowhere near its end.
After 13 years in the journalism field, Doc decided to take her writing career in a different direction. She was drawn to KU because there was a job opening at the university that was the right fit and the campus is close to her home. When talking about her work at the university, she said, “The best part of this job is being able to meet writing students in the community and keep in touch with them.” In addition to teaching, she is the co-advisor of the Shoofly Literary Magazine. The magazine gives KU students an opportunity to submit their creative work for publication.
Dr. Thomas received her bachelor's in English from the University of Pennsylvania, her master's in English/creative writing from Temple University and her doctorate in English from Temple University. She resides along the Schuylkill River in Muhlenberg Township where she enjoys yoga, gardening, tango, cooking and reading. This summer, she is teaching during Summer II, taking a short trip to Los Angeles to visit her son and preparing for the fall semester.
Erin Bauer, University Relations intern
Employees enrolled in the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) with Fidelity, ING, TIAA-CREF or VALIC: Changes have been made to investment funds effective Jul. 27, 2012. The employee notice has been posted to the H.R. website and notices were mailed by the vendors to participants. You can view a summary of investment funds available under the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) on the PASSHE website.
Jean Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
Professor Ron Longsdorf, Department of Art Education and Crafts, will be participating in Make it, Break It, Rebuild it, a multi-disciplinary art exhibition and series of performances, Sept. 7-15, 2012, as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. The project needs funding and support by Fri, Aug. 17, so please email me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following camps/conferences will be on campus from 7/29/12 – 8/5/12:
7/29 - 8/3 KU Cross Country
7/29 - 8/3 KU Art Education VIII
8/5 Backenstose Family Reunion