Students are invited to talk with President Cevallos
in an open meeting today, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to noon in AF 200. Dr. Cevallos
welcomes your thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding Kutztown University.
Toyia S. Reed, Office of the President
The Psychology Department wishes to inform the campus community that our administrative assistant, Jean Waxler, passed away on Oct. 30. We deeply appreciate the service she rendered to our staff and students; we will especially miss Jean’s quirky sense of humor. A memorial service will be held this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in her memory to: Animal Rescue League, P.O. Box 69, Mohnton, PA 19540. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhome.com.
Dr. Anita Meehan, chair, Psychology Department
Please join us for the 4th Annual Sharadin Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The awards ceremony and reception begins at 11 a.m. in the Atrium Lobby. On this day we acknowledge the Visual and Performing Arts by highlighting the significant accomplishments of our faculty, students and staff over the past year. At 6:30 p.m. Dr. Edward J. Sullivan will give a Lecture in SH 120.
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Art
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?, this morning at 11 a.m. in Sharadin120. Valerie 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? Come to the presentation to find out!
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
This week's MSU Movie Series film is “The Dark Knight Rises" to 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
Below is a list of our updated schedules:
Football vs. LIU-Post has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 17. 1:05 p.m. kickoff
Women’s Soccer is playing @ Edinboro at 1 p.m. today in the PSAC quarterfinals. If they win, they will then go to either Gannon, West Chester or California for the final four on the weekend.
Wrestling @ the University of Maryland has been cancelled
Bowling @ FDU has been cancelled
All other previously scheduled events will go on as planned.
In case you missed out on or had difficulties receiving the October Issue of the Kutztown Dining Dish "e-newsletter" please visit www.kutztown.campusdish.com <http://www.kutztown.campusdish.com> and click the Faculty & Staff Tab to check it out! Remember to reserve your seat at the next Faculty & Staff Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Chef Jeff has planned a traditional Thanksgiving meal, so come and enjoy a quiet lunch in MSU223, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Email email@example.com with reservations and questions.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
(Announcements and other information that have previously appeared in the Daily Brief.)
Kutztown University student-athletes continue to shine in the classroom with record breaking graduation rates. According to the annual Federal Graduation Rate Report released on October 25 by the NCAA, KU athletes graduate at a significantly higher rate than the national average. The 72 percent graduation rate of KU student-athletes easily dominates the national student-athlete average of 55 percent. “We are very proud of our continued success in the classroom,” KU athletics director Greg Bamberger said. “Academic success is a priority of our department and it takes commitment, determination and discipline from our student-athletes, coaches and many others to make it happen.”
Anthropology Club Field trip - The Anthropology Club is sponsoring a trip to the Penn Museum (Philadelphia), on Saturday, Nov. 3. We will leave by 9:30 a.m. and return by about 6 p.m. All students are invited to join us, so long as space is still available, but seating is limited. Basic admission is $7, but the Anthropology Club will cover $2 of the cost. Therefore, $5 is required to sign-up and reserve a seat in one of the vans. For details and to sign up, please see Dr. Webb in OM469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Plan Competition- This week's Business Plan Competition Meeting will focus on the business experience. This competition gives students the opportunity to win up to $10,000 for starting a business. David Jaindl, Jaindl Turkey Farms, will be this week's guest speaker. Please join us on Thursday, Nov 1, in DF27 at 6 p.m. to start the process of turning your passion into a paycheck.
Colleen Boland, graduate assistant, Office of Business
Save the Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 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 closer to the date.
Please join the Registrar’s Office in welcoming Ms. Elsa Wise as the new secretary to the Registrar. Elsa is replacing Amy Walton, who moved to the position of Front Counter and Withdrawal Clerk. Some of you may remember Elsa from her time in the Bursar’s Office several years ago. Elsa can be reached at x3-4488, or at email@example.com
Michelle Hughes, registrar
Are you interested in becoming a certified advocate for victims of relationship and sexual violence? Join us for an information session on Monday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in MSU183, Alumni Auditorium. At this meeting you will receive information about the HEART@KU program on campus, and how to become a HEART advocate. For more information, please visit the Women’s Center, OM126, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Magee, writing intern, KU Women's Center
Broadway’s Next H!T Musical was postponed on Monday. As soon as more information is available, it will be posted here in the Daily Brief.
AFSCME members - At November’s meeting we will be starting the process of taking nominations for an open trustee position in Local 2234. If you would be interested in this position, please plan to attend our Nov. 19 meeting at 7 p.m. at Janelle’s Catering in Bowers.
Chris Ferris, AFSCME
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
World Poverty: Explanations & Responsibilities – KU celebrates UNESCO’s World Philosophy Day with a lecture by distinguished philosopher Thomas Pogge, the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Boehm145.
Dr. Pogge’s work on global poverty has stirred a huge ethical debate on this vital issue. His lecture will address issues pertaining to severe global poverty and is expected to critique the current state of human rights and suggest ways for improving global justice.
You are cordially invited to attend the lecture and encourage your students to do the same. If you need seats for an entire class, please contact the Philosophy Department at x3-4230. For more information, please visit: http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/philosophy/philosophyday.asp. Sponsored by the KU’s Department of Philosophy, the Office of the President and the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
M. Ashraf Adeel, Department of Philosophy
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