Call for Papers - PASSHE
IAPRS Philosophy & Religious Studies Conference at Kutztown University
Keynote Speaker: Lynne Rudder Baker, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her areas of research interest are Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophical Theology. She is the author of Saving Belief: A Critique of Physicalism, Explaining Attitudes: A Practical Approach to the Mind, Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View, and The Metaphysics of Everyday Life: An Essay in Practical Realism.
We invite papers from students and faculty on any topic in philosophy or religious studies. Papers should have a reading time of 15-20 minutes, be prepared for blind review, have a 100-word abstract, and be submitted electronically in an easily accessible form. Decisions will be made by March 1. Undergraduate students whose paper is accepted for the conference will have their rooms for Friday night paid by the IAPRS. The top three undergraduate papers will be awarded prizes if the papers are of sufficient merit. Students whose paper wins a prize are encouraged to submit their papers to Janua Sophia. For more information or to submit a paper for the conference, please contact Joseph Jedwab with subject heading “IAPRS Conference,” at firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Bäck ,
,Department of Philosophy
-Yesterday, we launched the first part of KU’s new website. This launch has prompted some questions, and we’d like to answer them in one place for everyone to see. If you have questions or are looking for answers, please take a look - http://www2.kutztown.edu/news-and-media/website-redesign.htm
The first part will be sessions to view
a demonstration on the new degree audit. These demo sessions are designed to
show you how the product functions. You will leave the session with a link to a
manual designed to assist you in running degree audits for your advisees. There
will be time at the end of each session to allow for a brief question and answer
period. If you cannot attend the entire session, please try to attend the first
hour. Please RSVP for one of the sessions below to Amy Walton at
Academic Forum 201 (290 capacity) Friday, 2/3/12, 2-3:30 p.m .
· Academic Forum 101 (175 capacity) Monday, 2/6/12, 3-4:30 p.m.
Academic Forum 102 (175 capacity) Tuesday, 2/7/12, 11-12:30 p.m .
DeFrancesco Building 100 (170 capacity) Thursday, 2/9/12, 2-3:30 p.m.
· Boehm Science Center 261 (137 capacity) Friday, 2/10/12, 8-9:30 a.m.
Michelle Hughes, University Registrar
In Case You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Susan Bulanda, who developed and teaches the KU Canine Training and
Management program, is a finalist for the Author Awards for her latest
book, Faithful Friends: Holocaust Survivor’s Stories of the Pets Who Gave
Them Comfort; Suffered Alongside Them; and Waited for Their Return. This is
the first book to cover this subject, but not Susan’s first book. In fact, she
has a number of books on different subjects including training search and rescue
Jeans For Teens - Did you know that 1 in 3 homeless people in the U.S.is under the age of 18? Often times a simple pair of jeans will them keep them warm, allow them to go on job interviews, or enter a public place to keep warm. Please donate your used or new jeans and fight teen homelessness. We will be collecting jeans at the Community Outreach Center in MSU 281 through Friday, Feb. 10. Thank you.
Jerry W. Schearer, assistant dean, New Student Programs
Parking Decals… Just a reminder that ALL staff, faculty and students must register vehicles they wish to park on campus and affix a permanent decal to their windshield in order to park on campus.To obtain the appropriate permit, staff and faculty should bring their vehicle(s)’ registration and driver’s license to Public Safety in OM 13 between 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Students may pay ($30 for the spring semester) for their registration through their myKU accounts. All visitors must display a visitor’s permit available through Public Safety, the Communications Center or many departments on campus. Questions should be directed to Public Safety at x3-4002.
Anne K. Reel, director, Parking, Transportation and Security Services, Public Safety and Police Services
Essence is looking for artwork to publish in its annual magazine. Submit your physical artwork at Room 317 in Sharadin, and send your digital work to email@example.com. The deadline is Feb. 6. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/kuessence. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Baily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Social Equity will offer Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Harassment Training, pursuant to our university policies, as follows:
- Monday, Mar. 26, at 3 p.m., Conference Room 322, MSU
- Tuesday, Apr. 10, at 11 a.m., Conference Room 157, MSU
Each session should last approximately 30 minutes. If you would like to attend any of the above sessions, please register by e-mail with Jacqueline Collette at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note training by department is also available. To schedule a training session for your department, please contact the Office of Social Equity at x3-4700. Please obtain approval from your supervisor if necessary.
Additionally, Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment and Sexual Harassment Training is also available from the Office of Social Equity through Desire2Learn (D2L). All faculty and staff members have been pre-enrolled in the Social Equity Policies Training course. If you choose to take the online training through D2L, instructions on completing the training are provided once you have logged into D2L and clicked on the Social Equity Policies Training link. Please note, if you have not taken the training during the current calendar year (2012), you should plan to retake the training prior to Dec. 31, 2012.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Social Equity.
Jesus A. Peña, associate vice president, Equity and Compliance
University Senate and Senate Governance Committee nominations for elected positions are now being accepted for the following positions: Two At-Large Senators (professional staff/managers and/or faculty with three + years of service); tenured or tenure track faculty representatives to the Committee on Committees (COB; COE); the Grade Appeal Board (COB; LAS) (tenured only) , and the Strategic Planning and Resources Committee (COB; COE; LAS; VPA). To self-nominate, please complete the electronic form located at the following link: https://kunited.kutztown.edu/form/start/7148 You will be prompted to log in to KUnited with your username full KU email address and KU Windows password. Form submissions must be received by Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Forms submitted after the deadline (and until Tuesday, Mar. 27) will be considered only if there is a need for additional candidates to fill vacant positions. Please submit a separate electronic form for each nomination. (Once you complete the electronic form and hit submit, the submission cannot be edited. If the form is partially completed, you can return to the form at a later time to hit submit.)
Thank you for volunteering for service on the University Senate.
Joanne Cohen Hamilton, VP Senate/COC chair
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Math, Science, and Technology Open House on Saturday Mar. 3, 2012. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel. The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math, and technology research and academic facilities. For more information please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/sciopenhouse/ or call the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at x3-4305.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.