Two great shows coming up at KU Presents!
Singer/songwriter Tom Chapin opens the Children’s Series on Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m. in MSU218. Give Peas a Chance, his latest 14-song album continues his longstanding practice of delivering positive, entertaining songs that engage young audiences without preaching. All tickets are $12 and available at the MSU Information Center or at www.KutztownPresents.org.
Broadway’s Next H!T Musical
brings laughter to Monday, October 29
at 7:30 p.m.!
improvisers use audience suggestions to create a full blown musical - complete
with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for food. Tickets available
at MSU Information Center or at
The KU Internship & Job Fair is Wed. Oct. 24 in the MSU MPR, 12-3 p.m. There are 70 employers coming to KU looking for interns, part-time and full-time hires from all majors. Students are asked to attend professionally dressed with resumes in hand. Prepare for the fair with:
· Rezumania!! – Resumes reviewed on the spot, today, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., MSU lobby
· How to Work a Career Fair Info Session – Tue. Oct. 23, 11-11:30 a.m., MSU218
The University Room Scheduler Program (EMS) will be going off-line for maintenance repairs and upgrades beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. The Room Scheduler Program should be back on-line and available first thing on Friday morning, Oct. 26. No one will have access to the EMS program during this scheduled shutdown. I apologize for the late notice and any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at x3-1359. Thank you.
Terry L. Sitler, director, Conference Services
Dangerous Fields: Pittsburgh's Negro Teams and Their Community - This is the final week of the Pride and Passion Negro League Baseball Exhibit in the library. Come learn about an interesting and important part of both American and baseball history!
Maria Sanelli, associate professor, History Education
Please help us welcome Ms. Christy Derr to the President's office staff. You may recognize her from a previous temporary assignment in the Music Department. Christy will be our front desk greeter, and will also be assisting the University Senate as their clerical support. We are excited to have her as a part of our team.
Elsa G. Collins, Office of the President
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m., in MSU312, to consider the curricular proposals on its October agenda, which can be found online at http:// www.kutztown.edu/committees/ucc/agenda.html. Individuals and/or departments with proposals on the agenda are invited and encouraged to attend to answer any questions that may arise.
R.S. Schaeffer, chair, University Curriculum Committee
Please announce the 2012 Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest to any interested student! Compete for $750 regionally and $200 locally in the VT Regional Math Contest held 12:40 - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Lytle214. For more information or to sign up, please contact Eric Landquist at email@example.com.
Business Plan Competition - This week's Business Plan Competition meeting will focus on how to decide on a business location. David Pinkerton, The Art Studio Inc., will be this week's guest speaker. This competition gives students the opportunity to win up to $10,000 for starting a business. Please join us on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. in DeFran27 to start the process of turning your passion into a paycheck.
Colleen Boland, graduate assistant
I would like to thank the KU community for all the lovely cards and flowers, the phone calls and visits, but most of all for the comforting words of condolences during this difficult time in my family’s life. It helps a lot to know so many of you care.
Dena Lewis, secretary, Criminal Justice Department
The KU Philosophy Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in MSU312. Calvin Normore, from UCLA's philosophy department, will be speaking on: "Ockham, Supposition, and Mental Content." Reception follows.
Milo Crimi, president; Allan Bäck, advisor
Spirit of Wellness -- This week is the Health and Wellness Expo on Campus this Thursday, Oct. 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.
* Blood Pressure Readings * FREE HIV testing * Beach Body Fitness
* Alcohol Trivia * American Cancer Society * Gift of Life * Dental Health
* Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance * Women’s Center * H.E.A.R.T.
* GLBTQ Center * Fitness Assessments* Body Composition Analysis * Flexibility Test
* Strength Assessment * Body Mass Index Reading * Stress and Time Management Tips
* Skin Care * FREE Cholesterol Screening * Stroke Information * KU Health Ambassadors
* Wise Physical Therapy* Flu Shots of KU Students $10 * STD/STI Testing * Women Health at St. Joseph Medical Center
* Healthy Eating Tips * CO2 Readings * Healthy Eating * Healthy Food Sampling * President’s Roundtable on Alcohol and Other Drugs
* KU Campus Wellness Committee * Kutztown Area Transport Service * Treating Common Weekend Warrior Injuries *
Frances C. Cortez Funk, director, Health Promotion Services
"The Race Experience" is here! Drop-by the MSU lobby anytime during the buildings' hours of operation now through Friday to experience this unique project. The Race experience kiosk uses morphing software to allow individuals to see themselves as individuals from other "races." Copies of the Race Literacy Quiz; What differences make a difference? will also be available at the kiosk.
Rhonda Branford, director, Multicultural Services
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
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