--Next week is the Health and Wellness Expo on Campus on October 25, in the MSU Multipurpose Room from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. We will have more than 30 wellness experts who will be sharing their knowledge and tips in health and wellness. The event is open to campus and local communities. Some of our featured activities will be a photo booth with Aura Lani, bead making with Artists at Heart, collaboration with the Multicultural Center on The Race Experience, and a yogurt bar at 11 a.m. The Student Recreation Center has donated a free semester membership for staff and faculty. You can stop by the Campus Wellness Committee’s table to enter into the drawing.
September 11th air traffic controller Mal Fuller
was here Wednesday night to talk about the 9/11 attacks and the effects of United 93.
WFMZ-Channel 69 covered the event:
The University Storeroom will be unable to receive and complete deliveries on Monday, Oct. 22, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, while the parking lot surrounding the new maintenance building is paved. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Tim Good at x3-4139.
Matt Delaney, senior director, Budget & Business Services
Weather permitting, the area around the new maintenance building on Baldy Road is scheduled to be paved on Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23 and will be closed to all traffic. As a result, the university fuel pumps will not be accessible during this time. Please make sure you fill the tanks on all university vehicles by the end of the day, Sunday, Oct. 21. The pumps will be available beginning Wednesday morning, Oct. 24.
Terry D. Brown, director, Facilities Project Services
Halloween Happenings this Sunday - “HARLOween” will be taking place this Sunday at KU. Here is the schedule for a festive family fun day:
2:30-6:30 p.m.- The "Sleepy Hallow" petting zoo on the DMZ and "Frank's Fun House" in Rothermel Hall Rec. room featuring castle themed decorations and carnival games.
3-7 p.m. - “The Pumpkin Patch”- games, activities, and prizes in the Old Main Concourse! Come paint your own pumpkin, try your luck at pumpkin bowling and decorate Halloween cookies!
4-6 p.m. only - Trick-or-Treating in the halls of Old Main featuring guided tours through the hallowed halls of Old Main while the residents dress-up and transform their hallways into a magical world of wonder! ***Arrive early to sign-up for trick-or-treating!
Activities are geared for toddlers and kids up to grade 7. Admission is free and open to the Kutztown community. We are hosting a book drive as well, so please bring gently used or new children’s books to donate.
Undergraduate Admissions Open House Program on Friday, Oct. 19 - Please welcome more than 600 guests to the Undergraduate Admissions Open House Program being held for prospective students and their families. Activities include academic exhibits, student services/campus life exhibits, tours of the campus and meetings with academic departments.
Valerie Reidout, associate director, Admissions
This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Magic Mike" which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information. http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/msub/programs/submovies.asp
John Alfero, technical services coordinator, Student Union & Involvement Services
In the Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery: OUT OF RUBBLE - Curated by Susanne Slavick of Carnegie Melon University, "Out of Rubble" is a traveling art exhibition featuring the work of 16 artists from 10 different countries. Artwork consists of painting, sculpture, drawing, video and photography. This exhibition reacts to the wake of war, its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow, physically, psychologically, spiritually and culturally. "Out of Rubble" presents international artists who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery.Artists include: Taysir Batniji - Palestine, Wafaa Bilal - Iraq, Enrique Castrejon - Mexico, Lenka Clayton - England, Jane Dixon - England, Hirokazu Fukawa - Japan, Monica Haller - USA, Andrew Ellis Johnson - USA, Jennifer Karady - USA, Osman Khan - Pakistan, Samina Mansuri - Pakistan, Simon Norfolk - England, Rocio Rodriguez - Cuba, Elin O’Hara Slavick - USA, Susanne Slavick - USA, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz - USA. Susanne Slavick will be giving a gallery talk Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. and will also be speaking with classes on Wednesday morning.
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 Nov. 17.
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
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
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.