Kutztown Dining has a great offer for all KU faculty & staff. Deposit $100 or more Dining Dollars to your account and receive a 10% bonus in FREE Dining Dollars. This offer is valid only when opening a new Dining Dollar account or making a deposit during the first two weeks of the spring semester. The last day to make deposits and receive the FREE bonus is Friday, Feb 3. Dining Dollars are comparable with a debit card, and are loaded onto your Kutztown ID card, so you never have to carry cash. Deposits can be made at the One Card Office in MSU. Dining Dollars are accepted at all ARAMARK dining locations on campus. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
In addition to the FREE bonus, enjoy $5 all-you-care-to-eat meals in South Side Cafe or Viewpoints, when your purchase is made with Dining Dollars. If using other forms of payment, the cost for lunch is $6.60.
This week's menu at the World Station in South Side Cafe is as follows:
Friday, Jan. 27 - Grilled Cheese Bar with Tomato Soup
In Case You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Drive
which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday
and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.. Admission is
free. Check out the MSU movie website for more information.
John Alfero, technical services coordinator
The biology department is running a MCAT preparation program for any KU student interested in applying to medical schools. The program is free to any KU student, but space is limited. The program will run for the entire spring semester and includes mock exams plus specialized training. There will be a 45 minute meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. in the second floor lobby of the Boehm Science Center to discuss the program. Anyone who thinks they might be interested in taking the medical school entrance exam is urged to attend. If you have any questions or are interested in applying, please contact Dr. Aruscavage at email@example.com or Dr. Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Daniel Aruscavage, assistant professor, Biological Sciences
Looking for summer employment? The Office of Conference Services is hiring students to serve on the Conference Services Staff Team for the summer of 2012. This is an opportunity to work/learn/live with people of many diversified backgrounds. Good benefits (includes housing and meals) and pay. Applications are due by Feb. 22, and can be picked up in the Office of Conference Services (Education House) or online at http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/confServ/conference. Feel free to contact Terry Sitler or Honey Svoboda in the Office of Conference Services at x3-1359 with questions.
Terry L. Sitler, director, Conference Services
Until the Violence Stops, a ground-breaking documentary about female survivors of rape and incest, will be screened on Feb. 1, at 4:30 p.m., in the MSU, room 250 (The Presidents Room). The film explains how the Vagina Monologues became an international movement with the aim of stopping violence against women. A brief discussion will follow the film. Come join us. For further information, please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/womenscenter.
Eve Ensler’s, “The Vagina Monologues” returns, and will be presented by the Women’s Center and FMLA on Feb. 9 and 10, in MSU, room 218, at 7 p.m. This student production is performed in conjunction with worldwide V-Day campaigns to raise awareness and funds for local anti-violence initiatives. Tickets are $5 with a student I.D. and $10 for non-students and may be purchased by cash or check at the MSU Information Desk. Proceeds will be donated to Berks Women in Crisis, Planned Parenthood of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the V-DAY International Spotlight: Women and Children of Haiti. Join us in our mission to end the violence and change the story of women. For more information on V-Day, please visit http://www.vday.org/home.
Grace Hill, director, Women’s Center
CHAMBLISS STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Application Deadline: Feb. 9, 2012
The Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Awards were established through a generous gift provided by Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, who served as a member of the Kutztown University faculty from 1970 until 2003. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the exceptional individual achievements of a select group of senior students as their careers at Kutztown University draw to a close.
Faculty and staff at Kutztown University are encouraged to nominate students worthy of consideration for this prestigious award. The criterion requires that the applicant exemplify an individual achievement in one or more of the following areas in order to be considered for one of the twelve awards. The areas of achievement are:
a) Successfully completed research projects.
b) Original artwork of high quality.
c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality.
d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields.
e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics
f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community
Dr. Chambliss has provided the resources for up to twelve medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 6 copper) to be issued annually to the students selected for this award. In addition, each student recipient will receive a certificate acknowledging conferral of the award. Please consider nominating one of your students for this prestigious award. December 2011 and May 2012 graduates are eligible. Nomination Form
For more information, please contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic and Student Affairs, at email@example.com.
Boehm Science Center contains two seminar rooms, four lecture halls, one chemical stock room and one resource room, which are all shared by the science departments. In addition to the shared facilities in the building, each science department has its own facilities. Take the 360 degree tour of the quad here: http://tour.kutztown.edu/ipix/kutztown_boehm_qt.html
MyKU workshop topics and dates:
Getting Started with Student Services Center
Feb. 1 (8:30-10 a.m.)
Feb. 9 (8:30-10 a.m.)
Custom Reports/Registering Students
Feb. 2 (2-3:30 p.m.)
Feb. 10 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Seating is limited! Please RSVP to Bo Zigner (firstname.lastname@example.org or 6-5828). All workshops will take place in Admin 102. Hope to see you there!
Bo Zigner, manager, Distance Education
University Writing Center is open for student business on Monday, Jan. 30. Hours are Mon. - Thur. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon. and Wed. evenings 6-9 p.m., and Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Please remind students that we can help with every aspect of any writing project. The center is located in Old Main 132. The website is http://kutztownwritingcenter.wordpress.com/.
Desire2Learn workshop topics and dates:
Overview/Getting Started with D2L
Jan. 26 (8:30 - 10 a.m.)
Feb. 3 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
Quizzes, Dropbox, Discussion Forums
Jan 27 (10 a.m. - 11:30)
Feb. 6 (9 a.m. - 10:30)
Jan. 30 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
Feb. 8 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
Extras (Blogs, Wikis, Wimba classroom)
Jan. 31 (3 - 4:30 p.m.)
Seating is limited. Kindly RSVP to Bo Zigner at email@example.com or call x6-5828. All workshops will take place in Stratton 102. Hope to see you there.
Bo Zigner, manager, Office of Distance Education