KU jazz ensemble students were joined by more than 40
students from several area high schools yesterday for KU's Brass Day.
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon worked with students on style, composition and
rhythm. The KUPresents! show with Mr. Gordon at
Ursa Minor's Cafe was a sell-out! See more photographs of the day on the KU
The Daily Brief
Friday, February 24, 2012
In Case You Were Wondering……The construction activity currently
ongoing to the south and west of the Lytle Building is related to the Schaeffer
Renovation and Addition project. In order to meet increasingly stringent storm
water control measures promulgated by the United States Federal EPA, a water
retaining berm structure has to be built at the site and storm water from the
current Schaeffer construction site diverted to this area of campus. The final
berm will be approximately 25 feet at the base, 10 feet at the top, and four
feet high and generally follow the curvature of the existing road. The current
playing field located there will remain, but will be reoriented because of the
R. Jeff Grimm, assistant vice
Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos in an open meeting
on Thursday, Mar. 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
Please excuse the following members of the KU NCAA Women's Bowling
from their afternoon classes on Friday, Feb. 24. The team is leaving at noon to
go to Altoona, Pa. for the Pa. NCAA State Championships this weekend. The
following players will be travelling: Kayla Jones, Jara Cohen, Morgan Reid,
Rebecca Velazquez, Brooke Bower, Deanna DiRado, Allison Seidel, Holly Pribulick.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Ambrose, head coach, Women's Bowling
Student Participants Needed! 2012 Diversity Conference Opening Panel
on March 30 - The Kutztown University Commission on Human Diversity hosts
“Interfaith Perspectives for Community, Peace, and Social Justice” on March 30
welcoming KU students to share and explore the ways that religion and
spirituality has impacted contemporary movements for social justice and peace.
The commission seeks interested students from our campus community to strongly
consider sharing their story with the following in mind -
Come travel with us and take a three-week peek into a new culture!
Cuenca, Ecuador: Summer 2012: May 28 – Jun. 18. Live with a local family while
taking two 3-credit courses. The first course’s focus is on educating elementary
through high school students, including those with disabilities. The second
course presents an anthropological perspective on Ecuadorian social structure
from indigenous groups to modern times. Scheduled field trips throughout the
area will enhance your understanding of the people, culture and language of
Ecuador. The courses are offered by Universidad del Azuay (UDA) in Cuenca,
Ecuador, and taught in English by UDA Education Department and Anthropology
Department faculty. Courses transfer to KU. Financial Aid and the Dr. Susan B.
Miller Award may be available. For more information, please contact Drs. Nancy
Cardento (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Diane King (email@example.com) or
drop-by our offices at BK 108 or BK 106 to talk. Hurry! Deadline for
applications is Mar. 21. Space is limited.
Nancy E. Cardenuto, assistant professor, Education
New at the Student Rec Center: Introducing BodyPump by Les Mills.
This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best
weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music,
awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you
came for – and fast! Like all the Les Mills programs, a new BodyPump class is
produced every three months with new music and choreography. These one-hour
classes are held Monday-Thursday from 6-7pm in the South Studio. Also, check out
BodyPump Express – a 30-minute intense workout ideal for that lunchtime work
out. This class is being offered Monday and Wednesday 12:15 - 12:45pm.
Did you know faculty and staff are welcome to participate in any of our group
exercise classes without being a member by simply purchasing a Daily Guest Pass
for $5.00? For more information, please contact Tracy at x6-4202.
Tracy Turner, office manager,
Join the Office of Conference Services on Apr. 10,
for training on how to use the EMS room reservation system (if you ever want to
reserve a room on campus you must know how to use this system). This training is
for both new employees wanting to learn the system and for current employees
wanting a refresher course. If you serve as an advisor to a student group the
EMS room reservation system is very important as you will be required to make
all of the room reservations for your student group. Training sessions will last
approximately 45 minutes and are available at either at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Both sessions will be held in the Stratton Administration Building, room 102.
There is limited seating for each session, please call x3-1359 with questions
and to reserve you seat. Thank you.
Terry Sitler, director,
Freshmen & Sophomore Science, Math and Technology Majors -
Summer externship (job shadowing) application deadline is Feb. 29. For more info
Cultural Awareness in the Workplace and Beyond – Tuesday, Feb.
28, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250 - Geert Hofstede refers to culture as "software of
the mind." Values, assumptions and beliefs taught as we grow up, become embedded
in the way we think about things and they shape our behavior. Research has shown
cultural groups generally share values. Because of differences between cultures,
cultural values, assumptions and beliefs can produce widely different behaviors
and perspectives. Thus, the need for dialogue about multicultural differences in
our society has never been greater. We live, study, and work in diverse
environments and communities. Begin to scratch the surface by gaining
understanding into this broad topic. Discover new insights and learn some
practical advice by participating in an interesting and active discussion. The
discussion will be facilitated by Linda Friscia-Oppé, Professional & Workforce
Services of the Career Development Center.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career
Tonight! Extreme Planets - Free Planetarium Show tonight Feb. 24, 10
p.m. in Grim Planetarium. This is a must-see event! Sponsored by Bears @ Nite by Office of Student Involvement.
Colleen Boland, graduate
You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have
previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
In Fall 2011, Drs. Ed Nieves and Tom Stewart, Department of Academic
were relocated from Beekey to Rohrbach Library Room 27, and the Tutoring Center
was recently relocated to Rohrbach Library Room 30.
Ms. Jean Hollister, who provides administrative support to Dr. Nieves and
Library faculty advising undeclared students, relocated from Stratton
Administration to Rohrbach Library, Room 27.
In addition, the Student Support Services Program was relocated from
Beekey to Old Main Rooms
121 A, B, C and 128 A.
Carlos Vargas-Aburto, vice president, Academic and Student Affairs
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
Spring Visitation Day - Saturday, Feb. 25: The Office of
Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the first of three Spring Visitation Days on
Saturday, Feb. 25, for accepted freshmen and transfer students entering the Fall
2012 semester. Please join us in welcoming more than 980 visitors on this day.
Nancy Wunderly, director, Admissions
This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Immortals" which will be
shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday
and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website
for more information.
John Alfero, technical services coordinator, Student Union & Involvement
More than 470 students joined in last week’s Mardi Gras event in MSU.
Check-out the photos on the KU Flickr page:
CORE fitness workshops - Join P90X and Insanity workshops with a
Beachbody Trainer, Monday evenings, in the Student Recreation Center,
room 200 at 5 p.m. It is free for students, staff, and faculty. Workshops are
sponsored by Health Promotion Services. A gym membership is not required to
www.healthpromotion.dept.kutztown.edu for more information.
Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion Services
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
Questions about the application may be directed to Jennifer Leinbach at
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.
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
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center