This past weekend, the staff of KUR attended the Intercollegiate Broadcast
System (IBS) College Radio Conference in New York City. At the conference,
KUR was presented with the "IBS Gold Microphone Award" for "Outstanding
Broadcast Excellence." Shown above is KUR student president Kevin Rose with the
The Daily Brief
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Need volunteer hours? The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
needs volunteers for Easter on the Farm on Mar. 31. We have many
different volunteer opportunities available for this event. Please see our
Volunteer Spot page at
http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/182345634476224032 for a list of open
volunteer positions and to sign up! If you would like more information, please
contact Patty Frandsen at x3-1589 or email
Richardson, Public Relations & Financial Coordinator, PGCHC
It is with sadness that we are informing the Kutztown community
of the passing of Andrew Becker, father of Lori Dahlquist
(Anthropology/Sociology), father-in-law of Kent Dahlquist (Housing, Residence
Life and Dining), and grandfather of Justin (student). Words of sympathy may be
sent to the Dahlquist's c/o 106 Old Main.
James A. Delle,
chair, Anthropology &Sociology; Kathy Lynch, associate director, Housing and
Attention International and Exchange Students: The last day to sign up
for on campus housing for Spring Break (Mar. 9 – Mar. 17) is Wednesday, Mar. 7.
Please sign up in the Housing & Residence Life office, 106 OM, between 8 a.m. –
Housing and Residence Life
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting will be
held on Mar. 22. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting
is noon on Thursday, Mar. 8. Please submit new proposals prior to this
deadline to the UCC secretary, Bethany French, in the Provost’s Office, 309
Stratton Admin. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at x3-1312.
French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee
Early reservation requests for 2012-2013 academic year –
Reminder that the deadline for early consideration for room reservations and
activities scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year is Mar. 9 at 4 p.m. All
faculty and staff members should have received (by email) the detailed
procedures for registering events/facilities. If you have not received the
information (or need another copy) please contact the Office of Conference
Services. Departments and organizations may submit early registration requests
for their events by using the Conference Services Room Scheduler (available
http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/confserv/reserve). A reminder that any early
registration request for a student organization must be submitted by that
If you have any questions regarding the process, feel free to contact my office
at x3-1359 or email email@example.com.
Sitler, director, Conference Services
The 34th annual BEARFEST celebration: Bearfest Booth
Registration is now open. Register your club or organization at the MSU lobby
from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 7. Bearfest 34 will be held starting
Wednesday, Apr. 25 through Saturday, Apr. 28. All organizations are invited to
sponsor a booth at the Bearfest carnival on Saturday, Apr. 28, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. This
year’s theme is “Bearfest 34… BEAR-POCALYPSE 2012!”. Booth registration is $20.
Registration will be open until Monday, Apr. 2. Forms are available at the
on-site registration tables on Wednesday and the office of Housing & Residence Life. For more
information, contact Christine Price, Bearfest Advisor,
Price, assistant director, Housing & Residential Services
Kutztown University Choir is
presenting Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas on Friday, Mar. 23, and
Saturday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Georgian Room, OM. This short baroque opera
details the tragic suicide of Dido after the successful plot of a Sorceress
convinces her that Aeneas does not return her affections. It will be a modern
adaptation, set in a futuristic/fantastical environment. Opera like you've never
seen. Free admission.
The Off-Campus Advisory Council is hosting its Annual Arbor Day
on Apr. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Kutztown Park. Volunteer to help beautify
the park by planting trees, or make a $10 donation for a tree. All sponsors who
donate a tree will be recognized at the event. A free lunch and t-shirt will be
provided to all volunteers. The rain date will be Sunday, Apr. 22 noon to 2 p.m.
For more information, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, 281 MSU, or call x3-1524.
The Annual Saucony Cross' Senior Prom hosted by the Off-Campus
Advisory Council (OCAC) will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 17 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the
Saucony Cross retirement home main office (next to the cliffs). Come volunteer
for our "Under the Sea" prom which includes free dinner, dancing, music and
prizes! There will be a professional photographer available to take pictures of
individuals and groups. Prizes will be given out to best dressed, and best
dancer, so dress to impress! For more information, please contact the Off-Campus
Advisory Council at email@example.com,
281 MSU or call x3-1524.
On Tuesday, Mar. 6, tune in for talk radio with Dan Donahue on
"The Dan Donahue Show" from noon to 1 p.m. Dan recently retooled his show a bit
to take on more of a global education perspective, so tune in to hear the
positive changes. Then at 1 p.m., it's KUR's exclusive gay/lesbian talk show
"This Way Out" followed at 1:30 by "Fifty One Percent," talk radio for women. At
2, it's "Kutztown Live" with our very own Mike R. with jazz flutist Kim Scott to
discuss her career as a jazz musician playing an instrument not necessarily
known for jazz, as well as talking about her new album, "Crossing Over." Later
in the hour, Mike airs a short interview he taped with Pennsylvania Lt. Governor
Jim Cawley last week before a NE Berks Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Q&A session
to answer questions from the public regarding Governor Tom Corbett's recent
budget announcement and how it affects higher education. All this in addition to
a discussion of the day's hot topics and phone calls from you, makes for a
stimulating hour of talk.
Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR Radio
I would like to take a moment to express my sincerest thanks to
all of those KU staff members that donated their leave time to me during my
recent surgery. It is most appreciated! Thanks again.
Sandy Muth, HARS Department
Sandra Muth, custodian in Deatrick Hall,
has recently undergone surgery and is presently at home recuperating. Get well
messages may be sent to Sandy at : 332 North Cedar St., Kutztown, Pa. 19530.
Glenn Ruhe Housing,
Residential and Dining Services
The MSU will be operating under special hours for spring break as
Friday, Mar. 9 – 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Mar. 10 & Sunday, Mar. 11
Monday, Mar. 12 through Friday, Mar. 16 – 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Mar. 17 & Sunday, Mar. 18
Normal business hours resume Mar. 19
University-wide Committees: The willingness-to-serve for the
university-wide committees is due on Friday, Mar. 9. We currently do not have
enough faculty that are willing to serve on these very important committees. We
need to fill the following vacancies: Promotion - 3, Tenure - 4 and Sabbatical
Leave - 4.
chair, APSCUF-KU Nominations & Elections
Frederick Douglass and the Legacy of Strong African Women -
Facilitated by Dr. Christine Saidi on Wednesday Mar. 7, at noon in Rohrbach Library
100B: Frederick Douglass was among the first to connect the abolitionist
movement to the women’s suffrage movement. Did his philosophies develop as a
result of his heritage? During Women’s History Month, come explore the feminist
roots of Frederick Douglass with Dr. Saidi of the KU History department. Snacks
and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Taheerah
Entsuah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gender and Identity Workshop
– Are you male or female? Are you gay or straight? Are there only two options
when it comes to gender and sexuality? On Mar. 7 at 4:30 p.m., in the Alumni
Auditorium, MSU 183, learn about the diverse spectrum of identity in this
eye-opening workshop. For more information, contact the GLBTQ Resource Center at
Mary J. Borst, Women's Center &
GLBTQ Resource Center
Happy National Nutrition Month!
Join Chef Dan and Registered Dietitian Michelle Coleman on Mar. 6 and 20, 11
a.m. - 1:30 p.m. for two delicious entrees prepared especially for National
Nutrition Month. Michelle will be available to talk about the dishes'
nutritional value as well as share helpful information and answer any questions
you may have. Stop by to meet Michelle and enjoy Chef Dan's special entrees as
Kutztown Dining celebrates National Nutrition Month.
Check out the March menu for Chef
Dan's Table now on our website
www.kutztown.campusdish.com and find out what he'll be serving Monday, Mar.
to check out the new special offer available throughout the month of March! The
menu boasts "Delicious and Nutritious" entrees including Chipotle Orange
Chicken, Shrimp and Chicken Cajun Creole, and Cavatappi Puttanesca. Please
contact Nicole Adams at
email@example.com with questions.
You Missed It:
(Announcements and other information that have
previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Science Olympiad Still Needs Volunteers - Looking for something to do
over Spring Break? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the Central Eastern
Regional Science Olympiad. Festivities are scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 14
(snow date: Mar. 15). We are expecting 27 high schools and 14 middle schools
from Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties. There will be more than 600
students competing in 46 events in a variety of science disciplines such as
biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. Please check out
our website at
http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/physci/olympiad/. You do not need a science
background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food
sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more.
*** Faculty wanted for scoring data and the Appeals Board. The Appeals Board
will arbitrate issues between supervisors and coaches over rule disputes. "Legal
eagles" and "Judge Judy’s" – perfect job for you (science background optional).
Please contact our volunteer coordinators: Dr. Daniel Aruscavage at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr.
Gregory Setliff at email@example.com.
Joann S. Monko, chemistry instructor,
APSCUF-KU is offering five (5) $500 scholarships
to students returning in the Fall 2012. Applications are available on the
website – www.apscuf.org/kutztown,
in the APSCUF office, 203A Old Main, the main desks in each dorm and in MSU.
Gregory Setliff, Chair APSCUF-KU Student Liaison
America Reads will be hosting its annual spring event on Mar.
31, 10 a.m. to noon in MSU 218. The program, Dr. Seuss'
If I Ran the Zoo
will be offered for children in the local community. The Lehigh Valley Zoo
will be having a presentation of animals from 10-11 a.m. There will be free
food along with games and every child leaves with a free book.
Kutztown Area Toastmasters Open House
on Wednesday, Mar. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in
MSU 312. Learn about Toastmasters and see a meeting in action. Free snacks!
Colleen Boland, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement
Textiles Now-2012 - A juried exhibition of current students, recent alumni and
new faculty of the Fibers department. Sponsored by the Kutztown University Fibers Guild and Club.
Feb.23-Mar. 23 at Eckhaus Gallery, 157 Main Street. Hours are Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. and
Saturday, 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Michael Radyk, assistant professor, Crafts & Art
Marrissa Nieradka is now showing "White, " a series of textiles, on the
Brick Wall. The show will be on display from now until Wednesday, Mar.
21. There is a catered opening reception on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-7 p.m. on
the Brick Wall. Refreshments will be served! Please consider attending the
opening or show and encourage your friends to support their peers and the
Alicia Bonilla-Puig and Elizabeth
Emmett, Gallery Coordinators
The Student Recreation Center will be operating under the following special
hours during spring break:
Friday, Mar. 9: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 10 – Sunday, Mar. 11: CLOSED
Monday, Mar. 12 – Friday, Mar. 16: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 17: CLOSED
Sunday, Mar. 18 (regular hours resume): 1 p.m.- 11 p.m.
The Keystone Hall Pool
Friday, Mar. 9: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and Noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 10 - Sunday, Mar. 11: CLOSED
Monday, Mar. 12 - Friday, Mar. 16: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and Noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 17: CLOSED
Regular hours of operation will resume on Sunday, Mar. 18 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
*There will be no group exercise classes over break, classes will resume on
Sunday, Mar. 18*
Tracy Turner, offfice manager,
We Always Resist: Trust Black Women
will be screened by FMLA on Mar. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Women’s Center Oasis, OM
We Always Resist: Trust Black Women
is a short documentary about the struggles African American women experience
with reproductive justice and freedom. There will be a discussion to follow the
Kristy Birchard, president, FMLA
Department of Social Work 10th Annual Community Forum,
Multi-Level Social Work in the Digital Age, will be held Mar. 23, 8 a.m. to 3:30
p.m., in MSU. This year’s event will raise awareness of the need for the social
work profession to identify best practices in the effective and ethical use of
technology, electronic communications, remote sensing, social media, and client
management software. We invite community leaders, agency executives, policy
makers, social workers, human services professionals, faculty, alumni, and
students. Full-day attendees will receive 6 social work continuing education
credits, including 3 ethics credits. To register, please visit
Questions? Please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter, forum chair,
firstname.lastname@example.org or x3-4235.
SAP Training for Purchasing – to be held Mar. 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the IT
Training Room 102. If you are new to SAP or would like a refresher on creating
purchase requisitions for commodities, catering, and services the basics will be
covered. If time is allowed, Storeroom reservations thru ESS will be covered
along with some shortcuts. Sign up space is limited. Please call x3-4136 or
email email@example.com to reserve
Tammy Moyer, Purchasing
Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton Scholarship
- 2012-2013 applications are now available in the Financial Aid Office.
•Must earn 30 or more credits by the end of fall 2011;
•Must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50;
•Must demonstrate participation and leadership in KU campus activities.
Applications must be returned to the Financial Aid Office no later than Apr. 6,
Linda D. Bowen, scholarship
coordinator, Financial Aid Office
Making the Most of Your Summer -
Tues., Mar. 6, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250 - Along with vacations, relaxation, and
fun in the sun, summer can be a great time for testing out career options and
majors, developing basic workplace skills, learning business etiquette, and
establishing professional contacts. Learn about the opportunities at KU and in
Kerri Gardi, director, Career