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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Kutztown University’s Department of Music Jazz Studies Area presents the
8th Annual Big Band Bash this Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the
McFarland Student Union Multipurpose Room. This event features KU Jazz Ensembles
I and II locked in a classic Battle of the Bands playing big band swing music
from the World War II era. The music of Glenn Miller, Harry James, Count Basie,
Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Benny Goodman and many more WWII-era bands will
be highlighted. KU jazz vocal professor and Harry James alums Cathy Chemi
vocals, and Skip Sitne lead trumpet, will be featured. The Fleetwood High School
jazz ensemble, “Cadillacs” will open the festivities. This event is $5 at the
door; free to KU staff and students. All proceeds go to the KU Jazz Studies
The Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) hosts Pennsylvania’s 32nd Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable James Cawley, and Secretary of Revenue, the Honorable Dan Meuser on Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union building’s Multi-Purpose Room. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cawley and Meuser will speak to the audience about the status of the commonwealth’s budget and Governor Tom Corbett’s plans for the future of Pennsylvania. There is limited seating - if you plan to attend, kindly RSVP to the NBCC by emailing email@example.com. For more information, please call Tammy Gore, executive director, Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce at 610-683-8860.
Everybody Knows Somebody is February 29, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, MSU 183. This is a program for anyone looking to learn more about eating disorders, talking to a friend that you may suspect has an eating disorder, and what services are available on campus. You will hear about Megan’s experience with an eating disorder, and see a video clip of Katie’s story, as well as, video clips from America the Beautiful. There will also be a discussion about how the media is affecting America’s perception of body image. For more information, please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/womenscenter or contact the Women’s Center at x3-4655.
Cassie Lukasiewicz, Women’s Center, writing intern
Registration for the following wellness programs will run from February 27 through March 2 with a program start date of March 5:
“Strides for Health” is an eight week self-directed walking program designed to help you improve your level of fitness through walking/running. This program is designed for those walking at home and their partners and does not replace the “Walk N Talk” program. For those employees covered under PASSHE Highmark Blue Shield (NON-PEBTF), completion of this program will count as 25 points for Healthy U.
“Eat Well for Life” is an eight-week self-guided program designed to help participants raise awareness of their current eating behaviors with the goal of building a better diet. For those employees covered under Highmark Blue Shield (NON-PEBTF), completion of this program will count as 10 points for Healthy U.
Registration and program information can be found at: http://hr.dept.kutztown.edu/Health/pdf/Implementation2011-12.pdf
Jean Adam, benefits manager
KU English/professional writing alumnus and current Temple University writing professor, Jason Schossler, will be reading his stories and poems tonight at 7 p.m. in the MSU Alumni Auditorium. Schossler is the author of the award-winning book "Mud Cakes." His stories and poems have been published in The Sun, North American Review, Rattle, and The Antioch Review, where his poem "Between Jobs" was nominated for the Best New Poets 2010 anthology. A discussion and book signing will follow, along with refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the author, please visit www.jasonschossler.com or here for the poster: http://www.kutztown.edu/news/brief/2012/February/12-02-28Jason_flier.jpg
KU Health Promotion Services and PASHHE are sponsoring a video contest. Winning video at KU will win a $200 cash prize and will go on to compete in the PASHHE contest. For details of #what’syourthing, please visit: http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/hwcs/education/index.aspx. Submission deadline is April 1, 2012.
Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion Services
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, March 1, 11 a.m. in MSU 323. Professor Oskars Rieksts of the Computer Science Department will be speaking: Information Ethics - A View from the Trenches
Milo Crimi, president -- Allan Bäck, advisor
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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.