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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Retirement Counseling Sessions: Representatives
from VALIC and Great West (deferred compensation program) will be on campus for
individual counseling sessions in H.R. Kemp Building as follows:
VALIC – Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. To register for a session: www.valic.com then click “Seminar Registration” and use the code: 9862KUT11A
Great West – Tuesday, Feb. 28 - To register for a session, contact Jaime Robbins at Jaime.Robbins@GWRS.com or call 1-717-901-3590 – Ext. 62229
Jean Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
KU Anime Club is attending the Katuscon convention, National Harbor, Md., this weekend. Students leave Thurs. morning, Feb. 16 and return on Sun., Feb.19. Katsucon celebrates Japanese animation, comics and Japanese influence on youth culture worldwide. Through student initiative the KU Anime Club has raised funds for this, their one annual outing. Any courtesy faculty might be extend to these students, including allowing them to make up missed classes or assignments will be appreciated. Attendees: Mia Andersen, Santiago Benham, Sarah Camus, Lee Fehrs, Steve Feick, Eliza Frederic, Lauren Gillespie, Courtney Hafner, Mike Heffner, Ashley Horner, Abbey Howe, Melissa Jacobson, Daniel Jungkind, Lauren Kapes, Adriana Kaplan, Keyana Kern, Sam Kissinger, Abe Klein, Zack Lubow, Jessica Mckenney, Tyler Miller, Brenda Proctor, Georgia Protevi, Jerry Riccio Andrew Ritchie, Nicole Rodolico, Kristen Schappell, Ian Sweesey, Samantha Thomas, Daniel Wasgatt, Mark Weaver, and Jenn Zweiger.
Kevin McCloskey, faculty advisor, Communication Design
Earlier this month, 17 KU art education students joined with 24 Quakertown High School students and three art education alumna, Amy Migliore, Jen Montgomery and Lora Mayer to participate in Project Innovate. The Quakertown and KU student designers spent the day working in teams to brainstorming, prototype and designing their "Trashion" (Trash+fashion=Trashion). Their designs, along with those from students across the state, will be featured in a fashion show at the Pennsylvania Art Education Associations [PAEA] fall Conference next October in Harrisburg. To find out more about Project Innovate, please visit: http://www.project-innovate.net/index.html
Heather Fountain, Art Education and Crafts
Winter Family Day – Saturday, Feb. 18 - Students, Staff, Faculty and Families are invited to our 2nd Winter Family Day! We will have a variety of games, crafts, food, and activities for all ages at our PRE-GAME FUN, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. This includes the Climbing Wall, Herps Alive – an interactive reptile and amphibian experience, and students and family members can enter a drawing to participate in a basketball shooting contest to win a $200 bookstore certificate. This is followed by the Women’s Basketball game at 1 p.m. and Men’s Basketball at 3 p.m. The Planetarium in the Grim Science Building will also have two family shows at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. The MSU movie that day is “The Muppets” at 2 and 8 p.m. A fun filled day for the entire family! Come on out and have some wild fun! For the complete schedule, please visit http://Familyday.kutztown.edu.
Jerry W. Schearer, assistant dean, New Student Programs
February 16, 3 – 4:30 p.m. in MSU 183 Alumni Auditorium: You are invited to learn about the strengths and challenges on campus for students on the Autism/Asperger’s spectrum. Information and strategies for professionals will be presented along with specifics for Faculty, Residential Life and Student affairs. Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown, coauthor of “Students with Asperger’s: A Guide for College Professionals” (2009) and “The Parent’s Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum,”( 2012) is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on Asperger's Syndrome and at colleges around the country. If you have specific questions you would like addressed, you may email them to me ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia J. Richter, director, Disability Services
Spring cleaning—professional style - Gather the work clothes you never wear -- suits, jackets, pants, shoes, ties, shirts, sweaters, belts and accessories for women and men -- and make a donation to the professional clothing drive held by the Women’s Center and the Career Development Center in the Old Main concourse from Feb. 20-24. Donation days are Monday and Tuesday, Feb 20-21, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
In exchange for a non-perishable food item for Friend, Inc., students only can pick up business professional attire on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from noon - 8 p.m. The Give Away is open to Students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, Feb. 23. from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Friday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m.- 12 noon.
Grace M. Hill, director, Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
The willingness-to-serve form for the two vacancies on the Promotion Committee are due Wednesday, Feb. 15. These are immediate vacancies and the UPC cannot deliberate without the full complement.
Joo Tan, chair, Nominations & Elections
Call for papers extended to February 15: PASSHE Philosophy & Religious Studies Conference at Kutztown University - The Kutztown University Department of Philosophy hosts the conference on Fri-Sat., Mar. 30-31, in MSU. For submissions or enquiries, please contact Dr. Joseph Jedwab: email@example.com. Conference details: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/philosophy/conference.asp Registration form: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/philosophy/register.asp. The keynote address is "Updating Anselm's Ontological Argument for God's Existence Again," by Dr. Lynne Rudder Baker, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Allan Bäck, professor, Philosophy
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. in MSU, 323. Milo Crimi will be speaking: To Be or Not to Be the Value of a Bound Variable.
Milo Crimi, president; Allan Bäck, advisor
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 Local 2234
Mardi Gras - It's Party Time - Thursday, Feb. 16, from 9 p.m.- 11 p.m. in the South Dining Hall. Free food, photo booth, palm/tarot reader, T-shirts & fun!
Karaoke (Bears @ Nite) - Office of Student Involvement is hosting a Karaoke Event on Friday, Feb. 17, from 10 p.m.- 12 a.m. in the South Dining Hall. Come listen to friends or sing your favorite songs! Free food & fun!
Extreme Planets (Bears @ Nite) - Office of Student Involvement is hosting a free planetarium show on Friday, Feb. 24, from 10 p.m.- 12 a.m.in the Grim Planetarium. This is a must-see event! Mark your calendar! http://www.kutztown.edu/planetarium/
Colleen Boland, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement
Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo – Wednesday, Feb. 15, noon-4:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, Fogelsville/Breinigsville
The Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo specifically targets students and recent graduates for internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities, part-time employment and/or full-time employment. This is your opportunity to shake hands and talk with employers. Learn about internships and job openings and get your resume out to employers. Sign up for a free shuttle to and from the fair in Stratton 113 or by calling 610-683-4067. (Limited seats are still available)
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
You are invited to the 2012 African American Read-In, a celebration of Black Literature and Black History. It will be held at the Bear's Den Lounge on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Faculty, staff, and students who attend are invited, but not expected, to read a piece of African American literature that they enjoy and/or teach, such as work of poetry or an excerpt from a book or play. There is no signup; just show-up!
Ellesia A. Blaque, assistant professor, English