We are saddened to inform the university community of the passing of former student Christine McGhee. Christine last attended KU as a sophomore in December 2008 before being hospitalized with severe head injuries. She attended last spring’s commencement ceremonies and received a certificate of attendance. Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 23, at the Nativity of Our Lord Church, 605 West Street Road, Warminster, PA. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 22, Scanlin Funeral Home, 175 E. Butler Ave. (Route 202), Chalfont PA. Interment will be at St. John Neumann Cemetery. To send condolences to the family, please visit the funeral home website at: www.scanlinfuneralhome.com.
Matt Santos, director, University Relations
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Mar. 22, at 11 a.m., in MSU 312, to consider the curricular proposals on its March agenda, which can be found online at http:// www.kutztown.edu/committees/ucc/agenda.html. Individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise.
R.S. Schaeffer, chair, University Curriculum Committee
Please excuse the following members of the KU Wind Ensemble from classes between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday, Mar. 22. They will be performing for the Schaeffer groundbreaking ceremonies. Courtney Acton, Greg Adler, Patrick Allen, David Attilio, Michael Bagenstose, Vicki Bauder, Dorothy Beck, Blair Boyer, Chris Brady, Jud Brill, Chad Butz, Brooke Ann Coco, Janelle Decker, Abby Goodling, Crystal Green, Matt Haelig, Josh Heller, Nathan Hines, Ben Hoffman, Griffin Johnson, Amanda Justh, Terry Kuhns, Kelsie Krietz, Kim Lovejoy, Anna McArthy, Kerry O'Sullivan, Sean Parish, Tyler Patchel, Tim Plaza, Becky Ruth, Kaitlyn Sadowski, Will Sarver, Garrett Shaw, Allyssa Schoch, Sarah Slater, Michael Surkin, Jon Tice, Justin Tanzos, Lauren Weaver, Ashley Wyrick.
Jeremy Justeson, director, KU Wind Ensemble
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 annual Berks Guild Juried Craft Show will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday in the Keystone Hall Field House. Due to this event, the E-1 (Keystone Hall) parking lot will be closed as follows:
Friday (3/23) – the South end (the 2 rows closest to the Field House) will be closed beginning at 6:30 a.m. The remainder of this lot will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. on Friday.
Saturday/Sunday (3/24-25) – the entire E-1 parking lot will be closed.
The E-1 parking lot will reopen on Sunday evening. Please find alternate parking locations for this time period – potential options are lots E-2, F-1, F-6.
Also, all faculty/staff/students will be admitted free of charge into this event by showing your KU ID. I hope you have time to visit and enjoy the Craft Show. Thank you very much for your cooperation in this matter.
Terry L. Sitler, director, Conference Services
Are you looking to add to your resume and take part in a great learning experience? The Office of the Dean of Students is seeking individuals interested in joining the University Conduct Board (UCB) as student representatives. This volunteer position can be educational for all students, especially those interested in criminal justice or law fields. Students will get the opportunity to work with faculty and staff while playing an important role in the student conduct process. We are ideally seeking current freshman and sophomores but would be open to interested upper classmen. There is very little time commitment for the position. Student representatives may only be called upon several times throughout a semester. For more information on applying, contact Christina Turissini (email@example.com) as soon as possible. Additional information about the UCB and Student Conduct Office can be found on our webpage at http://conduct.dept.kutztown.edu/index.aspx.
Allies of Kutztown University proudly welcome Ms. Mia Mingus to speak about her work on disability justice, transformative justice, reproductive justice and queer liberation on Mar. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Auditorium, MSU 183. This event is open to the public, and there is no ticket required. Mia Mingus is also sponsored by the Disability Services Office, the GLBTQ Resource Center and the Women’s Center.
The following Electronic Media majors students will be attending the 2012 National Convention of the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) in New York City from Wednesday, Mar. 21, through Sunday, Mar. 25. Faculty are asked to please excuse these students from classes during the time of their absence and to allow them to make up any work they miss. Megan Black, Mike Gdovin, Chris Heller, Melissa Kelly, Kourtney Massa, Emmanuel Metayer, Angela Newton, Ian Parisen, Chris Pirone, Megan Soucy, Mike Stamas, Mike Varlotta, Megan R. West.
Joseph R. Chuk, faculty advisor, KU chapter of NBS
Tickets for Broadway Spider-Man - This Saturday see the hit show Spiderman on Broadway that has people around the world talking. The spine-tingling combination of your favorite characters, ground-breaking visual design, amazing aerial stunt-work, and a driving rock score will keep you on the edge of your seats! Claimed as a “visual feast” and containing “plenty of breathtaking moments”, this is a great opportunity for the Students of Kutztown! Normally with tickets costing $150+, ACE is able to offer students a discounted price of only $45 for orchestra seating. Non-KU students also save with tickets costing them $90. Come to the Office of Student Involvement at MSU 153 today to sign-up for this sensational opportunity! They accept cash or check made out to KUSSI. The bus leaves this Saturday, Mar. 24, at 9 a.m. from the parking lot of the MSU. For more information on the show go to: http://spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com/ or call Petritsa Chatzitziva at x3-4043.
Petritsa Chatzitziva, advisor, Office of Student Involvement/ ACE
Clinical Services will be closed on Thursday, Mar. 22, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. so that the nursing staff may participate in the “Bloom Into Spring” program in the MSU. During this time Public Safety should be contacted at 610-683-4001 if there is a medical emergency.
Gail P. Hirsch, medical records manager, Health Administrative Services
The housing license cancellation deadline is July 1. - If students that applied for housing are no longer interested in on-campus housing for the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 academic year, they must provide us with a written cancellation in our 106 Old Main office before Jul. 1. Please read the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Housing License for details of cancellation information located on our web site.
Apryle Carney, associate director, Housing & Residential Services
The Language Resource Center with PSMLA presents an "L2 Tech Day: Communication with Communities" on Apr. 14. Join us for a full day of workshops focusing on technology for the World Language Classroom. Our keynote presenter will be Ms. Silvina Orsatti, the 2011 NECTFL/Sans Mead Fellow. Her presentational workshop,“Exploring Web 2.0 - Three V’s to Enhance Four C’s,” will look at three tools, Voki, VoiceThread and VidiNotes, and how to use them to in the L2 classroom to enhance 21st century skills and promote communication within and beyond the classroom walls. In addition, two of Kutztown University's own MLS faculty will present: Dr. Lynn Kutch - “Cultural Communication through Storytelling and Music Videos”, and Dr. Nanzy Zimmerman - “Using Google Maps to promote the three modes of communication in and outside the classroom”.
Registration is limited to 40 Participants! Register by Mar. 23, for Early-Bird Registration Rates. Please send registration form and check to: Phyllis Rzodkiewicz, 5410 Gardner Drive, Erie, PA 16509 (Checks payable to PSMLA) or register on-line at http://www.psmla.net/L2TechDay (fees may be higher on-line due to on-line payment transaction fees). PSMLA membership is required for all attendees. For more information, visit http://www.psmla.net/L2TechDay or the Kutztown University Language Resource Center's site http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/lrc/events/L2techday.html.
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.
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.
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