The KU Alumni Engagement office would like to invite all KU faculty and staff to a Liberty Mutual consultation day today, Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Wiesenberger Alumni Center. Representatives will be available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. We will have snacks and beverages for those that come to the alumni center (first come… first served). Opportunities for consultation and quotes will be available. Please feel free to bring your current auto and/or home insurance declaration pages to receive a free, no-obligation quote! We hope you can join us!
As a an employee of KU, you could save hundreds of dollars on car and home insurance with Liberty Mutual, while receiving advice and excellent service from licensed insurance counselors.
Congratulations to Mary Borst of the Women’s Center and the GLBTQ Resource Center, who completed her MBA with a specialization in Accounting and a 4.0 GPA at Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn., last week. Mary earned her BS with a concentration in Management from KU in 1984 and an Accounting Specialized Diploma with Honors from Northampton Community College in 2011. In addition to her work in the two Centers, she has completed HEART@KU training and is now certified through Berks Women in Crisis as an advocate for relationship violence survivors.
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The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m., in MSU 312, to consider the curricular proposals on its January agenda, which can be found online at http://www.kutztown.edu/committees/ucc/agenda.html. Individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise.
R.S. Schaeffer, chair, University Curriculum Committee
I am very sad to inform the university community of the passing of Judith T. Shea, an emeritus Biology faculty member and wife of emeritus Physical Science faculty member Dr. Neil Shea. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church in Boyertown following a reception from 10 - 11 a.m. Contributions can be made to the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, 1 Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103.
Carol Mapes, chair, Biology Department
KU Professional Writing presents screenwriter/director Ben Hickernell and his film "Lebanon, Pa." on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in MSU Alumni Auditorium. “One of the best American indies of the year. It is very layered, it’s a great story, and any mainstream audience would love it. And yet, there are some plot-twists in the film that you haven’t seen in an American feature film... It’s not an experimental film, it’s not a politically charged film or whatever; it’s a nice story, but within the story, he does a couple of subversive things that you just sit there and you go wow ... wow, I haven’t seen that in a film, that’s something. So good on him.” --Michael Moore
Alan Hines, assistant professor, English
Disney College Program – Wed. & Thur., Feb. 22 & 23. Would you like a fortune 500 company on your resume for life? Consider the Disney College Program and its unique living, earning, and learning experience by going to a live presentation. Lehigh Carbon Community College is hosting recruiters from Disney, as well as Kutztown’s campus representative Lindsey Zellner on Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. and Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. in the LCCC Alumni Center. Please go to www.DisneyCollegeProgram.com for more details and times.
Test Prep for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, DAT, (Pre-registration required) - 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. Pre-registration required. Depending on the tests, they start at or after 4 p.m. Length of tests will vary.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
On Thursday, Feb. 23, the KU Marching Unit and the KU Department of Music will be hosting KU Brass Day. This day-long event will feature visiting faculty from Indiana University (Bloomington), the University of Illinois, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and jazz star Wycliffe Gordon. Members of the KU Marching Unit and local high school music programs will be attending master classes, rehearsals, & performances. The day culminates with Wycliffe Gordon’s performance with the KU Jazz Ensemble and his own quintet as a part of the KU Presents! Concert in the MSU at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are still available through the KU Presents! ticket office at x3-4092.
Daniel Neuenschwander, assistant professor, Music
Eminent art educator and urban schooling expert Frederic Toone Bacon visits Rohrbach Library tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 - 6:30 p.m. This reception welcomes the 84-year-old artist whose recent works are on display throughout Black History Month in the library’s Second Floor Gallery. For more than three decades, Mr. Bacon was the Director of Art Education for the School District of Philadelphia. Come enjoy free food and drink while spending time in the company of a master.
Bruce Jensen, librarian, Rohrbach Library
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
Peace Corps Experience - The Anthropology Club welcomes Ms. Leeza Salen, who recently returned from working with the Peace Corps. In December, Ms. Salen finished her tour of duty in Lesotho in southern Africa. She will talk about her experiences at our meeting in OM 28, on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
David Webb, advisor, Anthropology Club
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.
In support of the Schaeffer Auditorium project, there will be an electrical power outage on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This outage will affect the following buildings: Grad Center, Kemp Building, Old Main, Risley Hall, Sharadin Arts, President’s Residence, Boehm, Academic Forum, and Grim. Personnel in these facilities should plan accordingly and turn off their computers when leaving for the weekend. Thanks to everyone in advance for their understanding and cooperation.
Jeff Mosser, project manager, Facilities Project Services
Mütter Museum Trip - The Anthropology Club and the Department of Anthropology/Sociology are sponsoring a trip to the Mütter Museum of medical history and medical oddities, in Philadelphia. We will be leaving at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, from the parking lot behind OM (near the Georgian Room). There are still a few seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. The total cost will be $8, and $5 cash must be given to Dr. David Webb (OM 469) in order to sign up. The Anthropology Club will reimburse all students $5 after we return, but please bring the additional $3 with you on Saturday. For more details, please contact Dr. Webb at x3-4245.
David Webb, advisor, Anthropology Club
Graduate School Fair – Wed., Feb. 22, 12 - 3 p.m., MSU 218 - If graduate school is in your future, make sure to attend this informational fair. Representatives from area college and university graduate programs will be visiting to share information regarding their programs, schools and application procedures. This is a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered in order to make the best decision for you.
Study and Intern Abroad Fair – Wed., Feb. 22, 12 - 3 p.m., MSU 218 - Meet representatives to learn about various opportunities to gain either study abroad or internship abroad experience.
Finding Internships – Thur., Feb. 23, 11 - 11:50 a.m., MSU 250
How can you be sure what you want to do is really what you want to do? How do you find out what it is really like to be a ________? How can you get someone to hire you if you don't have experience? How can you get experience if no one will hire you? Internships and related summer or part-time jobs are the answers! Discover the ways to “find” those internships and differentiate yourself from other candidates/the competition.
COB Senior Etiquette Dinner (Pre-registration required by 2/22) Tue., Feb. 28, 6 - 8 p.m., MSU 218 - Etiquette is an important factor today - good manners are associated with competence in your work…they say a lot about you. Employers view interpersonal skills as necessary candidate qualifications, and often assess these during a meal. Learn the basics of proper dining etiquette including introductions & handshakes, following the lead of your host, tackling flatware, handling tricky foods, and other dining tips. By understanding dining etiquette, you can use it to your advantage to feel confident in any situation.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
There is a great new show up on the Brick Wall showcasing Amanda Welford's paintings. "Dystopia" will be on display from now until Feb. 29. Please stop by and see her work and encourage your friends to as well.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, gallery coordinators