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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Come celebrate the Year of the Dragon - The Rohrbach Library, along with the departments of Modern Language Studies, History, and Business Administration, invite you to come celebrate the Chinese New Year with us on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. on the second floor of the Rohrbach Library. The event will provide a variety of activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year, including food, Tai Chi and calligraphy demonstrations, art, and even videos and artifacts from celebrations in China. For more information, please go to: http://rohrbachlibrary.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/rohrbach-library-to-celebrate-chinese-new-year/
Karen J. Wanamaker, assistant professor and librarian, Rohrbach Library
College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday - Dr. Laurent Odde, assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts, will present “Reevaluating Monstrosity: the “Other” in sixteenth-century images of Brazil and Florida” on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Sharadin Art Building, room 120. Dr. Odde will discuss his recent research in the evolution of representation of the “other” in 16th century Europe. The Presentation will look at the impact the discovery of the New World had on challenging traditional representations of the “other” as mythological monsters - and led to illustrations of (often violent) transcultural encounters that blur the lines of human nature as defined in Renaissance Catholic Theology and Natural law.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Senior Orientation for College of Business - Tue., Jan. 31 - 11-11:50 a.m. - MSU 218 (MPR) Congratulations, you’re a senior (90+ credits)!!! As a senior, please make the commitment to maximize your chance of success in today’s job market. See all the services and resources offered by your Career Center. Learn how to avoid the “Top Mistakes of a Senior” and get a comprehensive calendar of semester events.
Open House for New Students – Tue., Jan. 31 – 3-6 p.m. Drop by the Career Development Center (Stratton 113 ) to check out our services and resources available for students beginning with first year.
Kerri Gardi, Director, Career Development Center
Your favorite student DJ's return to the KUR airwaves Monday, Jan. 30. Keep your radio locked on KUR for "The KU Radio Lounge" & a sprinkling of specialty shows leading up to the return of the students. And of course, make sure to "Like" our Facebook page for the most current station news. Our current Spring 2012 schedule can be found on our website at http://kur.kutztown.edu/ and our Facebook page can be found at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kutztown-University-Radio/167055599972450
Michael Regensburger, KUR Radio
We have a great lineup of student artists this semester at the Brick Wall. Our first show is "Roots of Pattern" by Kacie Capitano. Her prints and drawings will be on display Feb. 3-15. There is also a free public opening reception on Friday, Feb. 3, from 6-7 p.m.
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth Emmett, Gallery Coordinators
Toastmasters meeting scheduled for Wed. Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. in MSU 322. Free to attend. Practice public speaking skills, gain confidence, & have fun. It's a great resume builder.
Murder Mystery Night - Friday, Feb. 3, 10 p.m.- midnight at MSU 218. Work in teams to solve the mystery and receive free food. Free tickets available at MSU info desk.
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. 20, 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.
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
Desire2Learn workshop topics and dates:
Overview/Getting Started with D2L
Feb. 3 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
Quizzes, Dropbox, Discussion Forums
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