Service Request Schedule/Special Event Support-
In an effort to better serve our
customers, the Facilities Office schedules events, moves, and deliveries in
advance. Timely planning and notification by our customers will greatly increase
our opportunity for success in this area. Because of the many varied interests
and competing priorities, we must be able to better anticipate use of our
limited resources. In the future, the Facilities Department may not be able to
guarantee that we will service requests on short notice, since doing so may
impact other customers' planned requests. Please submit your set-up requests and
special event support needs at least two weeks in advance in order to assure
that you will have the level of support that you need. Thank you for your
attention in this matter.
Kim Rhode, director, Facilities Business and Campus Services
The Women’s Center would like to thank everyone who donated to Books for BWIC. Donations will be utilized to create Cheryl’s Corner, a children’s library at Berks Women in Crisis honoring the life of the late Cheryl Okafor, a KU Alumna. Monetary donations in the form of checks can still be made to Berks Women in Crisis, and will benefit new book purchases as well as library furnishings. The tax deductible checks may be forwarded to the Women’s Center, OM 126. This project is a collaboration of the KU Women’s Center, PASSHE Women’s Consortium Staff Leadership Conference, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information, please contact Grace Hill, director of the KU Women’s Center by phone at x3-4655 or by email: email@example.com.
Mary J. Borst,Women's Center & GLBTQ Resource Center
Speech Communication Comps Exam - Speech Comm. seniors planning to graduate this Spring or Summer must register and take the exam this month. The final informational meeting will be held this Thursday, Mar. 22, at 11 a.m. in LC 113C. The exam will be held Friday, Mar. 30, at 6:00 in LC 236 & 238. Students should contact a Comps Committee member or your advisor if you have not signed-up yet!
Ken Danielson, assistant professor, Comm. Studies & Theatre Dept.
ACE invites students, faculty, and staff to attend two engaging and highly interactive presentations by Traciana Graves, an educational consultant, singer, author and anti-bully expert, on Wednesday, Mar. 21. Graves has first-hand experience as being the victim of more than 15 years of bullying and she will feature two presentations:
The Power of Your Voice: Five Keys to Building a Strong Campus Community, is designed to support students in creating safe, inclusive campus environments where students feel included and safe enough to share their voices. Graves’ key strategies empower students to share their unique voices in their various roles around campus as they simultaneously benefit from a campus where their peers are doing the same. This presentation will be at 10 a.m. in MSU 218.
EmpowHERment: Women’s History Month - Graves refreshes college students’ understanding and respect for women’s rights while sharing strategies and tips about the challenges women still face today.Through the stories of female visionaries, Graves highlights the challenges, achievements and legacies each person has contributed through their unique and essential voice while underscoring the insights and empathy for issues facing women today in colleges, the workplace and at home. This presentation will be at 4:30 p.m. in MSU 183.
To learn more about the Project Bully Free Zone mission and model please visit www.projectbullyfreezone.com.
Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement, advisor-ACE
Thinking about grad school? The Graduate Admissions Office will be hosting an Information Session on Thursday, Apr. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the South Dining Hall – Viewpoints. Prospective students will have a chance to learn about our programs and the application process by attending this program. To register, visit http://www2.kutztown.edu/admissions/visit-ku.htm.
Jory Wamsley, assistant, director, Graduate Admissions
Writing Your Resume & Cover Letter - Tue., Mar. 20, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250. What is the best way to arrange your resume and cover letter? Which topics should appear…and which ones should not appear? Find out the key parts of a well-written cover letter, including the “grab-their-attention” middle paragraph. These presentations discuss length, kinds of paper, general do’s and don’ts, and the different types and styles. Learn when and how to send these key marketing materials to obtain that interview.
Job Search & Networking – Thur., Mar. 22, 11-11:50 a.m., MSU 250. Find out why a good resume isn’t all you need to land that job. This workshop will cover the Six Sure Steps to Success, the art of networking, and tips to locating those “hidden jobs” (it’s more than Monster or CareerBuilder!) Beginning the job search process can seem overwhelming…we’ll show you how to break it down into manageable tasks so you meet your goal….your career!
Be an Internship & Job Fair Volunteer - Each year, the Career Development Center recruits volunteers to help during the Fairs held on campus. Opportunities are available to assist employers during set-up and break-down, as well as during the Fair itself, leaving plenty of time for you to mingle during the Fair. Every year, these volunteers make first and last impressions on the employers. If you are interested in volunteering during the Internship & Job Fair on Apr. 4, please contact the Career Development Center at your earliest convenience.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
The Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (www.rbcrafts.org) will hold its 10th Annual Juried Spring Fine Arts and Craft Festival in Keystone Hall, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa., on Saturday, Mar. 24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The highly popular Mid-Atlantic craft show is presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania German Scholarship Studies, the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center in Kutztown and the university, whose art students also will exhibit their work at the show. The donation for admission is $4. Children under 12 are free. For more details, visit the website www.rbcrafts.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 610-678-6650.
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 http://socialwork.kutztown.edu. Questions? Please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter, forum chair, email@example.com or x3-4235.
America Reads will be hosting its annual spring event on Mar. 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in MSU 218. Its theme will be Dr. Seuss' "If I Ran the Zoo" and will be offered for children in the local community. The Lehigh Valley Zoo will be having a presentation of animals from 10 to 11a.m. There will be free food, fun and games and every child leaves with a free book.
The University-Wide Tenure Committee is still in need of faculty willing-to-serve on this committee. We cannot hold an election until we have the full complement to fill the vacancies. If you are interested in serving on this committee please send your information to the APSCUF office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joo Tan, chair, Nominations Elections
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Mar. 22, 11 a.m. in DF 207. NOTE LOCATION. Jeremy Henry will be speaking: Identity Crisis.
Milo Crimi, president and Allan Bäck, advisor, Philosophy Club
The Second Computer Music Seminar/Concert to take place in Grim Planetarium is tomorrow, Mar. 20, 7-9 p.m., hosted by Dr. Dale Parson of Computer Science and Dr. Phillip Reed of Physical Sciences. The guest performer is Mark Jenkins of the UK, who will perform an electronic composition entitled “Supernova” designed with video accompaniment for performance in a planetarium. Mr. Jenkins will give a talk on migrating from a stage full of hardware synthesizers to performing on iPads, and then give a demonstration/performance using several iPads. Finally, Dr. Parson and students will play a new music-generating game that emulates the expanding universe on the planetarium dome. Admission is free and open to the public.
Dale Parson, assistant professor, Computer science
Construction Update: A webcam for the Schaeffer Renovation project is now in operation. If you wish to follow progress of the project please use the following link: http://oxblue.com/open/lobar/schaefferauditorium.
Terry D. Brown, director, Facilities Project Services
On Tuesday, Mar. 20, 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 gay/lesbian talk show "This Way Out" followed at 1:30 by "Fifty One Percent," talk radio for women.
At 2 p.m., it's "Kutztown Live" with our very own Mike R., sitting down at 2:30 p.m. with jazz trumpet player Cindy Bradley to discuss her career as a jazz musician and about her coming appearance at the Berks Jazz Fest! Earlier in the hour, Mike will discuss the day's hot topics and perhaps feature a special phone-in from KU Faculty Union President Dr. Paul Quinn, discussing concerns over the coming year's budget.
Our four-hour Tuesday talk block ends from 3 to 4 p.m. with KUR's own little local version of NPR's "Car Talk" called "The KU Car Show" with Mr. Reider. Tune in to talk cars, trucks, and motorcycles with KUR's own vehicle enthusiast.
Michael Regensburger, KUR Radio