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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos in an open meeting on Thursday, March 1, 11 a.m. to noon in Boehm 260. Dr. Cevallos welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
Toyia S. Reed, Office of the President
Are you interested in designing the new KU Krew T-Shirt? The KU Krew is the student fan section at home athletic events. This shirt would be distributed to KU Krew members for 2012-2013 athletic events. For more information on our T-shirt design contest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Designs will be accepted now through Mar. 9 and the winner will be voted on at our meeting on Mar. 22 at 3 p.m. in MSU 322. All are welcome to submit designs and attend our meeting.
Job Search & Networking – Thursday, Feb. 16, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250 - Find out why a good resume isn’t all you need to land that job. This workshop will cover the Six Sure Steps to Success, the art of networking, and tips to locating those “hidden jobs” (it’s more than Monster or CareerBuilder!) Beginning the job search process can seem overwhelming… we’ll show you how to break it down into manageable tasks so you meet your goal….your career.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania is an AmeriCorps Education Award Only program (Ed Award). This means that participating students enroll as AmeriCorps members on a part-time basis and receive a partial Education Award at the end of their term. Students may choose to do a "quarter-time" or "minimum-time" commitment.
•A student who completes 450 hours of service over one calendar year can earn an education award of $1,468;
•a student who completes 300 hours of service over one year can earn a $1,175 education award.
•The award can be used to pay for any legitimate educational expense at their current undergraduate institution or to pay for future educational expenses, as well as to re-pay student loans.
If you know a student who is active in community service, and would work with a non-profit community agency to recruit and manage other volunteers – please have them contact Jerry Schearer (email@example.com) for more information about this opportunity by Mar. 2.
Jerry W. Schearer, assistant dean, New Student Programs
Eating Disorders in the GLBTQ Community: Eating disorders are a topic that not many people think of when talking about GBLTQ issues, but they can affect anyone. Come to this discussion on Monday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. in the GLBTQ Resource Center, OM 4 and learn how eating disorders affect those in the GLBTQ community and what you can do to help. For more information, please contact the GLBTQ Resource Center at x6-4111.
Sex, Lies, and Gender - Screening and Discussion: When a baby is born, society assigns one of two gender identities: male or female. But what happens when a child is gender variant? Learn about the science of gender and how doctors and parents approach gender decisions with our screening and discussion of the Sex, Lies, and Gender documentary on Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. in the GLTBQ Resource Center, OM 4. For more information, please contact the GLBTQ Resource Center at x6-4111.
Christine Guzzi, professional writing intern, GLBTQ Resource Center
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Math, Science, and Technology Open House on Saturday Mar. 3. 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.
Science Olympiad Needs Volunteers - Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the Centraleastern Regional Science Olympiad. Festivities are scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 14 (snow date: Mar. 15). We are expecting 27 high schools and 14 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties. There will be more than 600 students competing in 46 events in a variety of science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. Check out our website at http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/physci/olympiad/. You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more. Please contact our volunteer coordinators: Dr. Daniel Aruscavage at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Gregory Setliff at email@example.com.
Joann S. Monko, chemistry instructor, Physical Sciences
The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s hosts its Second Business Idea Competition, deadline for registration is Mar. 30. The annual Business Idea Challenge encourages local college students to consider and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities, particularly in the technology field. The competition is open to students from Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Penn State Berks and Reading Area Community College. Proceeds from the event benefit local agencies and funds including The Cheryl Okafor Memorial Fund, Care for Christine McGhee, Sabina Rose O’Donnell Memorial Fund, Berks Women in Crisis, Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, and Planned Parenthood of Northeastern Pennsylvania as well as The Girls and Women of Haiti, the V-Day 2011 International Spotlight. For more information, please contact Grace Hill at x3-4655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com
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, 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, 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 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