Hex in the City - Come for an evening of celebration for our
local indigenous folk art. Original architectural barn star artifacts from 19th
century barns in Berks and Lehigh County, as well as the original folk art of
Eric Claypoole and Patrick Donmoyer, will offer an introduction to the
traditional folk art of the Pennsylvania Dutch, known as Barn Stars and Hex
Signs. In addition, a sampling of artifacts from the museum collection of the
Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center will illustrate tools of the trade
and other artifacts displaying traditional motifs. It’s a collaborative
exhibition of the Eckhaus and the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center
at Kutztown University. Opening Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-9:30
p.m., at the Eckhaus on Greenwich & Main Street in Kutztown. Show runs until
It is with a great deal of pride that I announce that Dr. Janice Gasker of the Department of Social Work has been recognized by the National Association of Social Workers –PA as the “Social Worker of the Year” during its annual conference meeting last week. Please join me in congratulating our colleague for her accomplishment.
John Vafeas, chair, Social Work
The new lobby entrance to the Stratton Administration Center will be open today. The east side entrance will then be closed to begin the construction of the new ADA ramp. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Scott, KU project manager at x3-1562.
Chris Scott, project manager, Facilities
Join the Department of Academic Enrichment for Fast Pass To Learning on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m.-noon in the lobby of RL27. The event focuses on practical study skills and access to academic success resources, including Tutoring Services, The Writing Center, Disability Services Office, Counseling Services, and more. Students will rotate through stations, picking up Fast Pass cards with tips and QR codes that link to tutorials and helpful websites. A sophomore student will share the strategies that took him out of academic jeopardy. Healthy snacks are available along with a chance to win a $25 Paw Pass. We hope you will announce the event in your classes and encourage your students to attend.
Laura Scappaticci, instructor, Academic Enrichment
Advisors - For Spring 2013, students with acute fear of public speaking are invited to register for SPE010-050 (MWF 12n). This section is dedicated for students who are facing a high degree of communication apprehension. The course has limited availability and interested students are asked to see Dr. Ronald Grapsy, 235 Rickenbach at email@example.com to complete enrollment paperwork. Thank you.
Ronald Grapsy, assistant professor, Communication Studies
Business Plan Competition- This week's Business Plan Competition Meeting will focus on where to get money to for a business. This competition gives students the opportunity to win up to $10,000 for starting a business. Todd Folk, KTL Cigars, will be this week's guest speaker. Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 18, in DF210 to start the process of turning your passion into a paycheck.
Colleen Boland, graduate assistant, Office of Business
Professional Writing Alumni Panel - 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, in AF102. Open to the University Community - KU Alumni will speak about their current careers using professional writing skills. Students from WRI 380 Professional Seminar will interview the panel. Panelists are Tanya Hull, public relations/events coordinator, RE/MAX of New Jersey; Christina Steffy, librarian, Joseph F. McCloskey school of nursing at Schuylkill Health, and adjunct instructor, Reading Area Community College; and Marian Wolbers, author, editor, publicist, PR specialist and instructor, Kutztown University.
Andrea Buno, secretary, English Department
The Kutztown University Honorary Degree Committee is currently seeking nominations of distinguished individuals for the award. Honorary Degrees are granted to men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the welfare and improvement of their community, region, Kutztown University, the state of Pennsylvania, the United States, or to humanity at large. Please contact either Keith Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Ronan at email@example.com for further information about the degree and for official nomination forms. The committee will be meeting to consider the nominations on Nov. 1.
Faculty and students are invited to participate in "Waldorf Puppet Plays: A Puppet Making and Storytelling Workshop" offered Sunday, Nov. 4, 12:30-5 p.m. For more details, please contact Dr. Carrie Nordlund, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Health Initiatives: A listing of health initiatives available on campus for the 2012-2013 academic year has now been posted on the H.R. Website. The first program offered this year is Maintain Your Mind which is a 6-week program designed to empower individuals to take steps to preserve and promote brain health. On-line registration for this program runs from Oct. 15-19, with a start date of Oct. 22. In addition, the popular Walk N Talk and Fitness Workouts have open registration. Programs are available to all Faculty & Staff and non-PEBTF Highmark members can earn credit toward the Healthy U wellness program requirements.
Jean E. Adam, benefits manager, HR
Kutztown Area Toast Masters: Please join us to learn how we can help you improve your communication skills. Meetings held the first and third Wednesday of every month, MSU312, at 5 p.m.. For more information please call x3-4028.