You Missed It: 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.
(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
It is with great sadness that we announce the Feb. 18 passing of
Frederick Giorgi, a Kutztown University Trustee from 1971-1983. Giorgi
received his Juris Doctor degree from Dickinson School of Law in 1955 and served
in the United States Navy for two years 1956-1957 before entering into public
practice of law in 1958. Contributions in memory of Fred Giorgi may be made to
the American Cancer Society. Funeral services will be private and held at the
convenience of the family, with memorial services to be announced. Online
condolences may be recorded at
Elsa Collins, Office of the President
Many thanks to College of Business associate professor, Dr. Keshav Gupta, and COB staffer Tammy Wert for their help with a Ch69 interview on high gas prices! Here’s the link: http://www.wfmz.com/lifestyle/Gas-nearing-4-a-gallon-as-price-of-crude-oil-spikes/-/121514/8811208/-/13kgp9mz/-/index.html
And our thanks to Dr. Erin Kraal, Physical Sciences assistant professor, for speaking with Ch69 for a piece on the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's orbits around the Earth. Here's the link: http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/A-look-back-at-John-Glenn-s-historic-space-flight/-/132502/8807222/-/ijlgycz/-/index.html
The Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry has announced its 2nd annual Business Idea Competition with a Mar. 30 deadline. 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. Last year’s winning team was from Kutztown! Competition rules are available at http://www.greaterreadingchamber.org/files/KIZ_BusinessIdeaChallenge_Rules.pdf#zoom=100.
Questions about the application may be directed to Jennifer Leinbach at 601-898-7778 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, please contact Pamela Vargas at email@example.com.
Attention International and Exchange Students: If you are going to need on-campus housing for Spring Break (Mar. 9 – 17) you need to register by Friday, Mar. 2 in Housing and Residence Life office, OM 106 between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Trish Ott, Housing and Residence Life
Catch an episode of the new late night talk show, “The After Show,” with Kevin Rose aired by KU’s Electronic Media Department every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 p.m. on Channel 24. Tune-in and enjoy the musical guests and sketch comedies performed.
Kutztown University’s Electronic Media Department is airing “Camera One,” a weekly half-hour magazine show Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. on Channel 24. (Replays are Fridays at 12:30 p.m.)
And be sure to check-out “Between the Lines,” a sports talk show on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at noon on Channel 24.
The College of Liberal Arts & 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.
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
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Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
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
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.