There have been many protests by Muslims in places around the world.
Much of the
news media has just shown angry Muslims with little analysis as to why Muslims
are reacting to a YouTube video. The Muslim Students’ Association would
like to invite you to a discussion, which will include Muslims' point of view.
We encourage open dialogue and all questions. Join us on this afternoon, 5
p.m., in AF102.
Tauqeer Hussain, advisor, MSA
The new exhibition at the Brick Wall Gallery -- Olivia Sabol will be displaying her photographs through Oct 30. Come check it out!
Elizabeth Emmett, Delilah Miske, Molly Metz, gallery coordinators
Zach Wahls visits KU – Remember the video of the young man presenting remarks to the Iowa legislature a while back? Activist, business owner, and author of “My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family” speaks about family life and his LGBTQ activism on Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m., in the MSU. A book signing and reception follows the speech. For more information, please visit www.zachwahls.com.
Tawni Kramer, writing intern, GLBTQ Resource Center
KU faculty, staff & students: New York City art buses… Nov. 3, 10 and Dec. 1. Spend the day in New York on your own at the museums, galleries and stores. Leave KU from parking lot B1, west of Boehm Science Building at 9 a.m. Sign up in the College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean’s office located in Sharadin210. Tickets are $20. KU ID needs to be shown to purchase ticket. First come, first served.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday! Valerie Trollinger, associate professor of the Music Department, will present “5,000 Languages, 5,000 Ways to Sing? On Thursday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. in the Sharadin120. Valerie Trollinger will present research concerning the history of singing predominantly addresses the use of singing as a cultural phenomenon rather than as a physiological one. While linguistic anthropologists surmise that there are about 5,000 distinct languages in the world, the relationship of the physical act of speaking to the physical act of singing at the historical level has yet to be researched. This paper presents an introduction to possible relationships between the development of singing and speaking from early man to contemporary vocal traditions found around the world. Do we really have 5,000 ways to sing as well? Please come to the presentation to find out.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Graduate Commencement Speaker Still Being Sought - Application Deadline Extended to: Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Applications will be accepted from graduate students cleared to walk at the fall 2012 Commencement ceremony. In order to be considered for this distinction, a candidate must meet the following minimum requirements:
-have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 entering the fall 2012 semester
-demonstrate service to the university community and demonstrate a record of good university citizenship and cooperation (Presence of these qualities shall be demonstrated in the application process and letters of recommendation.)
-be in good disciplinary standing
In addition, each candidate must submit a completed application available at: http://www2.kutztown.edu/events/commencement/for-students/student-commencement-speakers.htm. Finalists will be chosen to participate in an interview process to determine the candidate of choice who will be expected to provide a brief address (approximately 3-5 minutes) at the fall 2012 Commencement ceremony.
Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic & Student Affairs
Save the Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - In conjunction with her new course, GER 232 The German Graphic Novel, 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.
Lynn Marie Kutch, assistant professor, German
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
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.
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