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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
There is a new show up in the Student Union Art Gallery! The gallery is currently featuring "My Other Car is a Spaceship" a selection of paintings by Katie Hosler. The exhibition will run from now until March 7. Please come to the catered opening reception on Monday, Feb. 27 from 6-7 p.m.
Getting Your Bell Rung and Seeing Stars: What it means to have a Brain Injury -- On March 6, from 3 – 4:30 p.m., in MSU Alumni Auditorium, there will be an educational program on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Deborah Delgado, the Traumatic Brain Injury Project Director of the Disability Rights Network will speak as well as Monica Vaccaro, Program Director of Brain Injury Association of PA. Basic brain injury, blast injury and sport concussion will be covered. A panel of KU students with TBI will describe their experiences.
Sponsored by Disability Services
Attn: Gold Status Student Organizations -- 2012-2013 Special Funding Packets are now available for pick-up. The deadline to submit the requests is Friday March 23. Late submissions will not be accepted. For additional information and to print the packet please visit: http://kunited.kutztown.edu/organization/KUSSI/news/details/9476?fromCampus=True
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will conduct a continuation meeting on Thursday, March 1, at 11 a.m., in MSU 312, to consider the remaining curricular proposals on its February 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
KUR is proud to once again be a sponsor of one of the top jazz fests in the world (and we're lucky enough that it's right in our own backyard)! Stay tuned over the coming days and weeks for artist interviews and ticket giveaways to the 22nd annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest! Happening March 23-April 1 at various venues all around Reading and Berks County. As always, listen to our easy-going yet energetic daytime mix of music that we call "The KU Radio Lounge" for many of the artists coming to this year's fest. And make sure you're a fan of our Facebook page for first dibs on tickets and early heads-up on interviews!
Michael Regensburger, educator/manager/advisor, Kutztown University Radio
Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen invites college art students to participate, free of charge, in the 10th Annual Spring Fine Arts & Craft Festival March 24th & 25th, 2012 At Kutztown University’s Keystone Field House, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eligible participants will be current full or part-time students at a College or University, and all crafts exhibited must be created by the student applying. Those who have not yet participated in a Reading-Berks Guild Festival, must include digital images of examples of work (or website address) for review with their application. Students must participate both days of the Craft Show. Please apply as soon as possible, deadline for registration is March 2. Application can be downloaded here, https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxwYWdlcm1hbmNoY3xneDoyYmMxYjkyMDI3OTFhNDZh&pli=1
Need to request Enterprise Rental request forms? Please contact Raiza Williams in the Budget and Business Services Office at email@example.com or call ext. 3-4145.
Elizabeth Pflugler, assistant director, Business Services
The University Senate meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, at 4 p.m. in the Academic Forum, room 102. If you are a senator and cannot attend, please arrange for a substitute to represent your constituency.
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 (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 6-7 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 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
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.