THE DAILY BRIEF
Monday, November 5, 2012
Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos
in an open meeting next Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon in AF 201. Dr.
Cevallos welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown
Toyia S. Reed, Office of the President
Fall Graduation Festival - KUSSI is sponsoring the Fall Graduation Festival today and tomorrow from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room, MSU. Please encourage all graduating seniors to attend this one-stop graduation shop. They will be able to purchase their caps and gowns at a special Graduation Festival price, receive graduation tickets, and visit with various campus departments and outside vendors who can assist them with a variety of needs associated with graduation. Students may drop by at their convenience. If you have any questions, please call Matt Lowther at x6-4338.
Matt Lowther, student services coordinator, KUSSI
Kutztown University Writing Center offers Get Real: Rocking the Standardized Essay Test workshop. Are your students dreading the GRE, PAPA, LSAT, GMAT, or MCAT? Tell them to register now for a free hour-long workshop with the KU Writing Center and learn exactly what those test readers expect. Thursday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m.- noon in Old Main 132. Limited space. Students may reserve a seat by emailing or calling firstname.lastname@example.org or x3-4733.
Amanda Morris, director, University Writing Center
The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus. This position is open for current employees only.
Heritage Center Assistant / Administrative Assistant 1 (0600303)
PA German Cultural Heritage Center / PGCHC
(M-F 37.5hr 0800-1630)
Internal applications are due on 11/9/2012
Internal positions are posted at http://hr.dept.kutztown.edu/protected/postings.html. Please direct any questions and comments to AskHR or call extension 31353.
University Relations, University Marketing and Conference Services are back in Education House with special thanks to the folks in Human Resources for their hospitality!
Friday, Nov 9
Volleyball vs. ESU, 7 p.m. (Keystone Arena)
In case you missed out on or had difficulties receiving the October Issue of the Kutztown Dining Dish "e-newsletter", please visit www.kutztown.campusdish.com and click the Faculty & Staff tab to check it out! Remember to reserve your seat at the next Faculty & Staff Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Chef Jeff has planned a traditional Thanksgiving meal, so come and enjoy a quiet lunch in MSU223, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please email email@example.com with reservations and questions.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
I want to thank the many individuals who helped our university through Hurricane Sandy. Our facility workers, housing staff and custodial workers, and Aramark employees were crucial to our efforts. We had four residence coordinators who lived on-campus throughout the storm and a number of housing student staff who cared for the students in the Academic Forum. I also want to thank our police officers, security guard crews and nurses, and members of the emergency management team for their leadership and efforts. We also had staff helping compile volunteer lists for PASSHE and keeping our radio station on the air, and some faculty who showed up at the Academic Forum to visit our students. Please know that my office and the university community are truly grateful for all that you did. Thank you all very much!
F. Javier Cevallos, president
This Thursday, November 8, the USAF Ceremonial Brass Quintet from Washington, D.C. and Kasper Skinsnes, proprietor of Stomvi Instruments & Mouthpieces will be guests at the Second KU Brass Day hosted by the KU Department of Music and the KU Marching Unit. KU brass students will be augmented by local high school and area professional musicians in a day-long event devoted to the betterment of brass playing. The culmination of the day will be a performance by the USAF Ceremonial Brass Quintet in the Georgian Room at 7:30 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Individuals interested in attending should contact the KU Music Department at x3-4550 or send an email to Dan Neuenschwander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Neuenschwander, director, KU Marching Unit
Flexible Spending Open Enrollment for 2013 will run from Nov. 5-16. Please note that FSA plans require an annual enrollment to participate every year. For 2013, the maximum annual election for the Medical Reimbursement FSA has been reduced from $3,500 to $2,500. This change is required under PPACA (healthcare reform). Information including the FSA Reference Guide and ESS Enrollment Instructions are available on the H.R. Website.
Jean Adam, Benefits Manager
Due to extenuating circumstances as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the following changes are being made to the Administrative Calendar:
1) The last day to withdraw from classes has been extended from Friday, Nov. 2-9 at 5 p.m.
2) Registration for spring 2013 has been extended through Friday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m.
Michelle Hughes, University Registrar
Academic Rental Regalia Reminder – Any faculty members who are participating in the December Commencement ceremony and need rental regalia, please contact Amanda Schaeffer at x3-4044 or send an email to email@example.com. The deadline to request rental attire has been extended until Friday, Nov. 9. For more information, please visit the Commencement website.
Please join us for the 4th Annual Sharadin Day, tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The awards ceremony and reception begins at 11 a.m. in the Atrium Lobby. On this day we acknowledge the Visual and Performing Arts by highlighting the significant accomplishments of our faculty, students and staff over the past year. At 6:30 p.m. Dr. Edward J. Sullivan will give a Lecture in SH 120.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Art
Save the Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - Dr. Lynn M. Kutch and students in the graphic novel class will welcome Nick Sousanis, doctoral candidate in the education program at Columbia University's Teachers College. Sousanis is completing his entire dissertation in comic form. He will give a talk on the inspiration and creative process behind his work. From his blog: http://www.spinweaveandcut.blogspot.com/ "I do hope that it helps open doors within the academic community for other visual-verbal scholarly works, as well as other forms already in existence or still-to-be-imagined. But I don't see this as becoming the new standard. Rather, I hope it contributes to raising the question of what 'standard' means, and providing an example that others will take up in their own way, by their own means of working." More information closer to the date.
You are invited to attend the Military/Veterans Meet & Greet - Thursday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. – noon at the Multicultural Center Unity room. Drop-by to meet fellow military and veteran KU students, faculty & staff. Hear about some of the exciting initiatives to support you! And free food and a gift!
ADA Task Force – Veteran’s Group
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