Many thanks to Dr. M. Halim Dalgin, assistant professor
of business administration, for doing a last-minute television
interview yesterday with WFMZ Ch. 69 on climbing gas prices. Here's the story
Author, speaker and anti-sexist activist Dr. Jackson Katz presented Monday night on gender-violence prevention to more than 150 students at Keystone Arena. Dr. Katz discussed his nationally recognized mentors in violence prevention (MVP) program and addressed questions from the audience. He also told the audience that “empowered young men and women change the world.” Yesterday morning, Dr. Katz returned to campus to run a workshop in Alumni Auditorium. Students and faculty who attended learned about hierarchies of power in society and how language shapes perception. To see photos of Monday’s event, please go to the KU Flickr site.
Many thanks to KU SBDC director, Ernie Post, for doing an interview with the Reading Eagle on how a business can successfully overcome a workplace tragedy. Here's the story: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=411987
With the ongoing construction of Schaeffer Auditorium and lack of pathways to buildings on campus, an additional pathway has been added between the Poplar building and the President’s residence. The new pathway, though, will not be lighted at night; so, please be careful while walking at night.
KUBoK needs volunteers! KUBoK Neighborhood Watch will be holding a training session on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in AF 101. Please attend if you are interested in volunteering with KUBoK. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call x6-9070. Website: http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/communityrelations/communitysafetywatch.aspx
Jessica Cole, graduate assistant, KUBoK
KU Women’s Basketball will be hosting a bowling fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2-4 p.m. at Berks Lanes. Sign-up as a team (group of 5 - $125), or individually ($25). Food and drinks included. There will be a raffle and Chinese Auction. Join us for a day of fun and meet the team. For information, please contact Kayla Smith, assistant women’s basketball coach, in Keystone 112, call x6-5974 or email email@example.com for sign-ups.
The schedule for the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meetings and deadlines for the 2012-2013 Academic Year is now available on the UCC website here. The first meeting for this year will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. in 312 MSU. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, Sept. 13. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC secretary, Bethany French, in the Provost’s Office, 309 Stratton Admin. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at x3-1312.
Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee
KU Faculty, Staff & Students: New York City Art Buses - Sept. 22, Oct. 6, 13, 20, Nov. 3, 10 and Dec. 1. Spend the day in New York on your own at the museums, galleries and stores. Leave KU from Parking Lot B1, west of Boehm Science Building at 9 a.m. Sign-up in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s Office located in Sharadin 210. Tickets are $20. KU ID needs to be shown to purchase ticket. First come, first served.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
The Undergraduate Office of Admissions will begin hosting campus tours on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Tours will be offered nearly every weekday at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and most Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. through Saturday, Dec. 8. Registration and a calendar of tours are available at http://visit.kutztown.edu. This is also a friendly reminder that the green-lined spaces in the B5 and B2 parking lots are reserved for visitors.
Nicole Becker, assistant director, Admissions
Guido & Anna Pichini Merit Scholarship ($1,000 – Fall 2012/Spring 2013)
•3.50 GPA or higher
•Must participate in voluntary service within student’s home community and university community.
•Berks County resident who is also of either Italian or Polish decent.
Applications are in the Financial Aid Office. Deadline is Sept. 14, 2012.
Linda Bowen, Financial Aid Office
Desire2Learn Workshops! Join us for an interactive, hands-on workshop on popular tools in D2L such as online quizzing, setting up a Gradebook, and interactive discussion forums.
8:30-9:30 a.m. - Overview of D2L/Adding Content
3:30-4:30 p.m. – Quizzing Tool
10-11 a.m. – Using Discussion Forums/Topics and Dropbox
9-10 – Gradebook
11 a.m.-noon – Overview of D2L/Adding Content
3-4 p.m. – Quizzing Tool
3-4 p.m. – Gradebook
8:30-9:30 a.m. – Using Discussion Forums/Topics and Dropbox
MyKU Workshops! Join us for an interactive, hands-on workshop on using MyKU. Sessions will cover topics such as accessing the Student Services Center, registering students in classes, entering grades, navigating the Faculty/Advisor Center, and viewing reports.
10-11 a.m. – Student Services Center
2-3 p.m. – Faculty/Advisor Center
9-10 a.m. – Faculty/Advisor Center
3-4 p.m. – Student Services Center
10-11 a.m. – Student Services Center
1-2 p.m. – Faculty/Advisor Center
11 a.m.-noon – Student Services Center
Sept 14 p.m.
1-2 p.m. – Faculty/Advisor Center
All workshops to be held in Stratton Admin Building, Room 102. Kindly RSVP to Bo Zigner, firstname.lastname@example.org or x6-5828 if interested. Seats are limited.
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following hours for the upcoming holiday weekend:
Friday, Aug. 31 – regular hours 6 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept, 1 – regular hours 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2 – 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. *no pool hours
Monday, Sept. 3 – 1 p.m.- 11 p.m. *pool open 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 4 – regular hours 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services
Main Street Closure - Please be advised, Kutztown Borough officials have notified the university that West Main Street will be closed from Baldy Street, up the hill, west to College Blvd., this Thursday, Aug. 30, 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. for maintenance on the water main.
Tom Green, director, Facilities Energy Management and Campus Utilities
Kutztown University hosts Dr. Joo Won Park, a modern composer and professor of computer music and audio technology from the Community College of Philadelphia, for a Computer Music Seminar in the Grim Planetarium on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 6-8 p.m. The event will feature an original 30 minute performance by computer science professor, Dr. Dale Parson, and his KU students as well as a 90 minute performance by Dr. Park and students from the Community College of Philadelphia. Both performances will feature video art that will be projected onto the planetarium dome. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Park performs with toys, kitchenware, vegetables, umbrellas, and other non-musical items by digitally processing the sounds they make. He gets inspiration from listening to swamps, city noises, his young son, and other sounds that surround him. A recent composition performed with Lego blocks is on line at http://www.phillyinfocus.com/video/block-routine-2012/.
Dale Parson, assistant professor, Computer Science Department
Evacuation Drills - The mandatory, semi-annual emergency evacuation drills for the academic buildings will be conducted (weather permitting) during the next two weeks. These drills are conducted within the first ten days of each semester to minimize the possibility of disrupting tests, quizzes, projects or experiments. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Public Safety appreciate the swift, orderly participation of all building occupants whenever the evacuation alarm is activated. A good habit to develop is to close all windows and doors upon exiting your work space or classroom, and to stand clear of the exits and roadways to facilitate smoother egress and emergency responder access that may be necessary. To review the building evacuation procedures please click here and go to page 3.
Stephen Helms, director, Office of Environmental, Health and Safety
Please welcome Susan Fusco as the fiscal assistant in the Accounts Payable Office. Susan can be reached at x34147 or email@example.com
Fall 2012 student programming soon debuts - Fall 2012 programming debuts in just a few short days here on KUR. Stay tuned for us to reveal the official "start date." It's sure to be an great semester full of special programming, especially with this being an election semester. Bookmark our website today. http://kur.kutztown.edu/
Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR
Staff and Students
KU Card account balances and transaction history are now available in MyKU for all staff and students. Log into MyKU and select the ‘KU Card’ link on the menu. If you experience any difficulties, please contact the KU Card Office at x3-4825.
A new feature has been added to MyKU. For all faculty, there is a side panel of shortcuts to various screens and reports within MyKU. When you click on the link, a separate window will appear allowing you to view other information. If you experience any difficulties, please contact the IT Help Desk.
Holly Fox, Application Support Manager