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(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
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
Amanda Lynn 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 Residential Services
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. – 4:30 p.m.
Trish Ott, 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.
Bethany 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 on-line at http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/confserv/reserve). A reminder that any early registration request for a student organization must be submitted by that organization’s advisor.
If you have any questions regarding the process, feel free to contact my office at x3-1359 or email email@example.com. Thank you.
Terry L. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine B. 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 281 MSU or call x3-1524.
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 follows:
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
Jennifer Tanzos, Secretary
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.
Joo Tan, chair, APSCUF-KU Nominations & Elections
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 email@example.com or Dr. Gregory Setliff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joann S. Monko, chemistry instructor, Physical Sciences
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 Education
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, Recreational Services
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 your spot.
Tammy Moyer, Purchasing Department