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.
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
Volleyball vs. Cheyney, 7pm (Keystone Arena)
Volleyball vs. ESU, 7 pm (Keystone Arena)
Bowling, NEC Conference Meet #1, (Bowl-A-Rama, Reading, PA)
-- note this is a home competition.
The Olympus InVision Photo Festival exhibition includes work by graduate and undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Renowned photographer Zoe Strauss judged the show and three KU students received awards: Stefan Schein, First Place ($1,500); Nina Pollock-Anto, Third Place ($500); and Emilie Haaf, Honorable Mention.
Beginning Wednesday, November 7, there will be delays at the intersection of Normal Ave. and Main Street due to road construction.
Student Trustee nominations: Nominate those students who could best serve the university as its Student Trustee. Below you will find the list of basic qualifications and requirements which will serve as the criteria for the selection process. Please note that candidates must be full-time, undergraduate student, with 32 or more credits completed by the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester and be able to serve on the council for two academic years. The nomination deadline is Nov. 16. All nominations must be submitted in writing and must include the student's name, address and local telephone number. We will immediately contact students nominated for the position. We would appreciate receiving your information as quickly as possible to give the nominee sufficient time to complete the application process, which has a deadline of Jan. 7, 2013.
• What is the Council of Trustees (pdf)
• Who qualifies to be a Student Trustee (pdf)
• Application form for the student Trustee position/2013-2015 term (pdf)
Please forward your nominations to:
Chairperson, Student Trustee Search Committee
c/o Elsa G. Collins, President's Office
Stratton Administration Center
Kutztown, PA 19530
November is Native American Month or First
Nation Month --- Meats such as buffalo, deer and rabbits, were usually
eaten and hunted in the tribes of the Midwestern Plains and fish was usually
eaten in the Northwest area. In the Northeast region elk, moose and bears were
hunted for food and used for other purposes. -http://www.foodbycountry.com/Spain-to-Zimbawe-Cumulative-Index/United-States-Native-Amricans.html-
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are
but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All
things are bound together. All things connect. " Chief Seattle -http://www.ahastories.com/NativeAmericanQuotes.htm
Kutztown University Goes Behind Bars With Jeremy Sheet - ACE welcomes ex-death row prisoner, Jeremy Sheet, tomorrow evening, 7-9 p.m. in MSU183. Sheet will give an account of his incarceration due to a false conviction and subsequent acquittal. His discussion is admission free, and is open to KU staff, faculty, students and members of the nearby Kutztown community. Sheet spent a total of four years in prison for being falsely acquitted with raping and murdering a 17-year old girl. During Sheet’s discussion, he hopes to accomplish an inside look at some aspects of our criminal justice system. His visit to Kutztown University is sponsored by Witness to Innocence and ACE.
Petritsa Chatzitziva, Office of Student Involvement/ACE Advisor
The Department of Music is pleased to welcome Frances Melchionne as the new department secretary, effective Nov. 5. Fran comes to Kutztown University after 14 years as the secretary for the Department of Education at Mansfield University.
Willis Rapp, chair, Music Department
The KU Philosophy Club will meet today, Thursday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. in MSU 323. There will be a panel discussion on the work of Thomas Pogge, who will be speaking at KU next week on World Philosophy Day about: World Poverty.
Milo Crimi, president, and Allan Bäck, advisor, Philosophy Club
Sex or war? What’s a man to choose? Women turn the tables on men in a modern version of Aristophanes’ racy and raucous comedy Lysistrata, opening Wednesday Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Rickenbach Theatre. Performed by KU students under the direction of professor James N. Brown, Lysistrata performs Nov. 7, 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for students and $15 for non-students, at the MSU, or online at tickets.kutztown.edu. All tickets at the door are $15. Intended for mature audiences.
Roxane Rix, Dept. of Communication Studies and Theatre
Six Kutztown University Fine Arts photography concentrators are included in the Olympus InVision Photo Festival's College Photography Exhibition, on view at the Banana Factory, Bethlehem, through Jan. 6, 2013. The exhibition includes work by graduate and undergraduate students from colleges and universities in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Renowned photographer Zoe Strauss judged the show and three KU students received awards: Stefan Schein, First Place ($1,500); Nina Pollock-Anto, Third Place ($500); and Emilie Haaf, Honorable Mention.
The Brick Wall Gallery is currently showing “Post-Graduate Works” featuring photographs by Matt Anderson. The exhibition will be on display from until Wednesday, Nov. 14.
This Friday, Nov. 9 a new artist will be up in the Student Union Art Gallery. The Show is "Metamorphosis", featuring drawings by Eric Nole. He will be showing from Nov. 9-28, and his opening reception is Nov. 9, 6-7 p.m.
Elizabeth Emmett, Delilah Miske, Molly Metz, gallery coordinators
Lucky 13 Sale – On Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m., the KU Student Bookstore is hosting another one-hour-sale event. A select style of black "Kutztown" sweatpants will be on sale for only $13, while supplies last. The same sale will take place at 11 p.m. that evening at Dixon Marketplace. Quantities are limited, so get there early!
KU Student Bookstore & Dixon Marketplace
Holiday Food Boxes – The Community Outreach Center will once again be collecting Holiday Food Boxes to be distributed to families in need in Northern Berks County through Friend, Inc. Individuals/Families; Student Groups; University Offices; Academic Departments; and classes are encouraged to participate with a box or boxes for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. For list of what is to be in each box, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Boxes can be dropped off at the COC (MSU281) or we can pick them up. Due date for Thanksgiving Boxes is Wednesday, Nov. 14. Christmas boxes are due by Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Jerry W. Schearer, assistant dean, New Student Programs
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 email@example.com or x3-4733.
Amanda Morris, director, University Writing Center
University Relations, University Marketing and Conference Services are back in Education House with special thanks to the folks in Human Resources for their hospitality!
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 to Friday, Nov. 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
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
Save the Date: Thursday, Nov. 15, 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 to follow closer to the date.