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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Please excuse the following members of the KU NCAA Women's Bowling Team 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.
Joe Ambrose, head coach, Women's Bowling
Student Participants Needed! 2012 Diversity Conference Opening Panel Interfaith Discussion 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 - http://www.kutztown.edu/news/brief/2012/February/12-02-24HumanCommission.pdf
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 (email@example.com) or Diane King (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 6-7 p.m. 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 - 12:45 p.m. 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? For more information, please contact Tracy at x6-4202.
Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services
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, Conference Services
Freshmen & Sophomore Science, Math and Technology Majors - Summer externship (job shadowing) application deadline is Feb. 29. For more info go to http://careers.kutztown.edu/employers/externship.aspx.
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 Development Center
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 required structure.
R. Jeff Grimm, assistant vice president, Facilities
In Fall 2011, Drs. Ed Nieves and Tom Stewart, Department of Academic Enrichment, 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
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 participate. Please visit http://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 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 email@example.com. For additional information, please contact Pamela Vargas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.