KU hosts the Golden Bear Honors tonight during the PSAC basketball doubleheader at Keystone Arena. There will be a special recognition after the women’s game for the KU football team. The Golden Bear Honors acknowledges all of the fall 2011 team and individual accolades from the fall 2011 seasons. The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m., with the men’s following at 8 p.m.Home Athletics Schedule
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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Kutztown University’s new lecture program, the Anabaptist Lecture Series,
continues next Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the MSU Alumni Auditorium with
presenter Donald Kraybill, Ph.D., nationally recognized authority of Anabaptist
groups, Old Order Amish and Mennonites.
Kraybill will describe and explain Old Order Mennonite culture and compare them with Amish practices. He will present research from his book, “Horse-and-Buggy Mennonites: Hoofbeats of Humility in a Postmodern World.” The book also compares and contrasts the Wengers with other similar traditional Anabaptist groups.
A professor at Elizabethtown College, Dr. Kraybill is author/co-author of 16 books. He studies socio-cultural change in Anabaptist communities and also serves as the series editor of The Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist books published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
The Anabaptist Lecture Series and Book Club are sponsored by The Pennsylvania German Cultural Club, Rohrbach Library and the late Dr. Arnold Newman, in partnership with the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University.
For more information, contact the Heritage Center at x3-1589 or email@example.com or view our website at www.kutztown.edu/pgchc.
Rachel Brown Band Concert - ACE (Association for Campus Events) invites you to an evening of music with Rachel Brown Band on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in MSU 183. With her guitar and ukulele, and accompanied by her talented band of African musicians, singer- songwriter Rachel Brown incorporates modern and ancient instruments into a captivating fusion of pop, Caribbean, world, Hawaiian, and hip hop. She was the 2010 winner of the ASCAP Foundation Robert Allen Award for Excellence in Songwriting, and she received an Abe Olman scholarship from the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Graduating with honors from Harvard College in May 2010, she was named one of the Harvard’s “15 Most interesting Seniors”.
Petritsa Chatzitziva, assistant director, Office of Student Involvement
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 2, 11 a.m. in MSU 312. Jenn Dum will be speaking: The Ethical Dimension of a Drug Deal.
Zachary Groff, president and Allan Bäck, advisor
Film on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m. in Rohrbach Library 100B: Rise like Lions, the Occupy movement’s first full-length documentary, is an inspiring story of people awakening to the fraud that imperils education and everything else that matters to most of us. See the film and join the discussion; a prelude to the Free University film series. Free food and drink, potluck-style. For more information, please visit www.kutztown.edu/library.
Bruce Jensen, librarian, Rohrbach Library
The Department of Music announces the first spring concert in the continuation of the Steinway Series, with faculty members cellist Marie-Aline Cadieux and pianist Daniel Immel, on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Georgian Room. The featured work of the program is the lush and romantic sonata by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The concert is free and open to the public, and you WILL get home in time for the kickoff.
Marie-Aline Cadieux, professor, Music Department
You are invited to learn about Autism/Asperger’s in Higher Education on Feb 16 - Jane Thierfeld Brown, coauthor of “Students with Asperger’s: A Guide for College Professionals” (2009) and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on Asperger’s Syndrome will be on campus with the following schedule:
10:00- 10:50 am– Housing and Residence Life Professional Staff – MSU 312
11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Housing Staff and Students – Academic Forum 102
1:00 – 2:30 pm – Health and Wellness Staff and student ambassadors – Health & Wellness Center
3:00 – 4:30 pm – Students, Faculty, Staff – MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium
Please join us! Sponsored by Disability Services.
Patricia J. Richter, director, Disability Services
Test Prep for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT – Sunday, Feb. 26 (Pre-registration required) (Register at http://careers.kutztown.edu) Get ready for the GRE, GMAT, DAT, MCAT or LSAT. Take a practice test for FREE and receive a detailed score report to assist you in preparing for the real exam. Tests are taken online from your personal computer! Tests start at or after 4 p.m. depending on test. Length of tests will vary.
Kerri Gardi, Director, Career Development Center
Student specialty shows have returned on KUR. Our commitment to campus and community public service talk continues first with our popular "Tuesday Talk" segment every Tuesday this semester from 12 - 4 p.m., the full schedule of which can be found by clicking on the "Schedule" link on our webpage near the top of http://kur.kutztown.edu/.Later in the week, talk radio continues from noon to 1 on Friday with "The Show," KUR's exclusive sports/talk show with Nick Petrillo. Call Nick to talk about the Golden Bears or about the coming Super Bowl. This is followed at 1 by "Notas Latinas," KUR's exclusive Latino entertainment and information show.
Michael Regensburger, KUR Radio
This month, the university hosted a two-day Tree Identification class on Jan. 16 and 17. This class offered green industry professionals a chance to improve their knowledge on trees in Pennsylvania landscapes. The class focused on key identification characteristics, improved cultivars, and pest issues to consider when selecting certain tress.
Dr. David Sanford, associate professor of Horticulture at Penn State Berks Campus taught this class of 36 students. The class spent the afternoons identifying the various trees on campus. Everyone who attended left with better identification skills and increased knowledge on tree maintenance.
KUBoK training Session - Looking for Volunteer opportunities? Volunteer with KUBoK. It is a coalition of Kutztown community residents, KU students, faculty and staff working and walking together to maintain Kutztown as a safe community. Trained volunteers create a sober presence as they walk the neighborhood during peak social hours. If you would like more information please contact Jessica Cole, KUBoK graduate assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to volunteer with KUBoK please attend the training session on Wednesday, Feb. 1. in AF 101 from 7-8 p.m.
Just a friendly reminder that the University Senate meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, at 4 p.m.in AF, room 102. Please make note of the room change. If you are a Senator and cannot attend, please arrange for a substitute to represent your constituency.
AFSCME 2234 members please join us at our next Union meeting on Monday, Feb. 20, at Janelle’s Catering Hall in Topton, PA at 7 p.m. Nominations and voting will be taken at our meeting for delegates to attend the April 27-29, 2012 Convention in Hershey, PA. Voting will take place also for the International AFSCME Conference June 18-22, 2012 in Los Angeles. Please plan to attend.
Chris Ferris, secretary, AFSCME 2234
Come celebrate the Year of the Dragon - The Rohrbach Library, along with the departments of Modern Language Studies, History, and Business Administration, invite you to come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on the second floor of the Rohrbach Library. The event will provide a variety of activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year, including food, Tai Chi and calligraphy demonstrations, art, and even videos and artifacts from celebrations in China. For more information, please go to: http://rohrbachlibrary.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/rohrbach-library-to-celebrate-chinese-new-year/
Karen J. Wanamaker, assistant professor and librarian, Rohrbach Library
College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday - Dr. Laurent Odde, assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts, will present “Reevaluating Monstrosity: the “Other” in sixteenth-century images of Brazil and Florida” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Sharadin Art Building, room 120. Dr. Odde will discuss his recent research in the evolution of representation of the “other” in 16th century Europe. The Presentation will look at the impact the discovery of the New World had on challenging traditional representations of the “other” as mythological monsters - and led to illustrations of (often violent) transcultural encounters that blur the lines of human nature as defined in Renaissance Catholic Theology and Natural law.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Senior Orientation for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Thursday, Feb. 2, 11-11:50 a.m, MSU 183 - Congratulations, you’re a senior (90+ credits). As a senior, please make the commitment to maximize your chance of success in today’s job market. See all the services and resources offered by your Career Center. Learn how to avoid the “Top Mistakes of a Senior” and get a comprehensive calendar of semester events.
Kerri Gardi, Director, Career Development Center
We have a great lineup of student artists this semester at the Brick Wall. Our first show is "Roots of Pattern" by Kacie Capitano. Her prints and drawings will be on display Feb. 3-15. There is also a free public opening reception on Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-7 p.m.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, Gallery Coordinators
Toastmasters meeting scheduled for Wed. Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in MSU 322. Free to attend. Practice public speaking skills, gain confidence, & have fun. It's a great resume builder.
Murder Mystery Night - Friday, Feb. 3, 10 p.m.- midnight at MSU 218. Work in teams to solve the mystery and receive free food. Free tickets available at MSU info desk.
Until the Violence Stops, a ground-breaking documentary about female survivors of rape and incest, will be screened on Feb. 1, at 4:30 p.m., in the MSU, room 250 (The Presidents Room). The film explains how the Vagina Monologues became an international movement with the aim of stopping violence against women. A brief discussion will follow the film. Come join us. For further information, please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/womenscenter.
Grace Hill, director, Women’s Center