The new KU Strategic Plan brochure was distributed
through campus mail to all departments. This is the brochure that was
distributed to those who attended the President’s Opening Day Gathering last
Friday. Please take a moment to review it, become familiar with it, and keep it
handy for future reference. The entire Strategic Plan can be reviewed at
Office of University Relations
Kutztown University’s Off-Campus Student Life and Commuter Services Offices will again be organizing a Community Blitz on Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to welcome back students living in the Kutztown community. We’ll meet at Trinity Church (357 W. Main Street) at 11 a.m. to form and send out teams that will distribute welcome bags to identified student housing in the borough. Afterwards, all volunteers are invited to the Community Blitz Picnic for off-campus students and residents of Kutztown Borough from 1 – 3 p.m. in the parking lot of St. Paul’s UCC Church on S. Whiteoak Street.
We need your help! First, we’re collecting promotional materials and/or giveaways to put in the welcome bags to introduce off-campus students to offices/programs on campus. Second, we need people to help Kutztown Mayor Green and President Cevallos distribute bags to off-campus students before the picnic. Please contact Susan Mangold at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help in any way. Friends and family are welcome to join us. Feel free to share this request with others.
Susan Mangold, Dean of Students Office, and Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement
My husband, Richard, and I would like to note our sincerest appreciation for all the cards, flowers, etc., along with your prayers and condolences following his dad’s (Paul’s) passing last week. Paul will be sadly missed by many, many people.
Linda M. Grim, Business and Financial Services Office
This is a yearly reminder about travel reimbursement requirements - Please review the reverse side of the Travel Expense Form. Before any travel occurs or money is spent, you need to complete a travel expense form, sign the form, and obtain authorization (in the form of a signature) from the following:
• Supervisor or Chair
• Dean or Director/Manager
• Vice President (Provost) if greater than $2,500
All international travel must have approval from the Provost before any travel occurs. Failure to provide advance authorization may result in your request being denied and will definitely result in a delay in processing your travel expense reimbursement.
If you are attending a seminar or workshop, an agenda needs to be attached to your travel expense form. You need to reduce your allowable per diem for any meals that are offered by the seminar and workshop.
• Reduce your daily per diem by 21% if breakfast is offered.
• Reduce your daily per diem by 21% if lunch is offered.
• Reduce your daily per diem by 58% if dinner is offered.
The University can only reimburse for the lower of shuttle, cab/car service, or car rental when traveling from the airport to your hotel destination. “Frequent Flyer Miles” are not permitted on any university paid travel.
Mary Vink, Accounts Payable
Kutztown Area Toastmasters: Toastmasters can help you improve your communication and presentation skills! This is not only a practical experience, it’s also fun. Please join KAT for our meetings on Sept. 5 and 19, in the MSU, room 312, at 5 p.m. For more information, please call x3-4028.
Jennifer Spencer, graduate assistant
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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, email@example.com 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