Alpha Beta Alpha, the library science fraternity, is sponsoring a Scholastic
Book Fair in the library. It will be open Monday, Sept. 24, through Friday,
Sept. 28, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. There are books for all ages – great holiday shopping
event! Located next to the Coffee Shop. Have a cup of coffee, see the amazing
baseball display and buy a new book.
Eloise M. Long, chair, Library Science/Instructional Technology
KU Has an App for That! – For prospective students, that is. KU’s new mobile app is built for use on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Functionality includes: About KU, the four academic colleges, campus tour, news feed, sports feed, Twitter feed, admissions notifications, and a link to Apply Now! The app can be found on iTunes and is free to download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ikutztown/id501338493?mt=8
Jennifer L. Umberger, director, University Marketing
Leonard Pitts Jr., an American commentator, journalist, novelist and a nationally-syndicated columnist and winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary will be presenting at KU on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., in Boehm145. Topic of discussion is “Alternate Realities: Political Discourse in a Facts-Optional Nation.” This presentation is a free, ticketed event. Tickets are available at the Student Union Information desk.
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The Office of Graduate Admissions will be hosting the Fall 2012 Graduate Open House on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the MSU Formal Dining Room. This program will provide prospective graduate students with the opportunity to speak with faculty about coursework and program requirements, current graduate students, and staff from the Offices of Graduate Admissions, Financial Aid, and Career Development. Additionally, there will be a breakout session at 5 p.m. for those interested in the Resident Director position through KU’s Housing Office, and a breakout session at 5:30 p.m. for those interested in the MBA program. Please visit www.kutztownmasters.com to register for the program. We hope to see you there.
Jory Wamsley, assistant director, Graduate Admissions
Fall 2012 Math, Science, & Technology Open House: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Math, Science, and Technology Open House on Saturday Oct. 20. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni, and admissions personnel. The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math, and technology research and academic facilities. For more information, please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/sciopenhouse/ or call the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at x3-4305.
I wish to thank my KU coworkers for the cards and get well wishes. I hope to be back soon. Thank you so much.
Travelling Around the World: The Lemon -- Fact: Next time you have a sore throat, reach for a lemon. Add the juice of one lemon to an equal amount of hot water for an anti-bacterial gargle. See www.sunkist.com for information. Come and learn more on Thursday, Sept 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center.
Jeann Cengeri, Multicultural Center
Faculty, staff and administrators are invited for fellowship, prayer and lunch at the South Dining Hall, Conference Room "A" on Tuesday Sept. 25 anytime between 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Faculty Recital on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Georgian Room, OM - Grammy Award winning guitarist David Cullen presents a musical tour of South America in this solo guitar recital. The Impressionistic preludes by Heitor Villa-Lobos ; Sambas and Bossa Novas by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Folk melodies from all over South America gathered by Jorge Cardoso are featured in this panoramic guitar program.
Successful Interviewing - Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11-11:50, MSU218 - Jobs are WON in interviews; those who interview the best, fare the best. Find out what you must do before, during, and after your interview. Learn what to bring with you, including your questions for the employer. Discover how to eliminate surprises, reduce anxiety, and to analyze your strengths and weaknesses. Give yourself the advantage over the competition!
Thinking about graduate school? - Thursday, Sept. 27, 11-11:50, MSU218 - Is graduate school for you? Where should you go? Full or part-time? What should you study? When should you apply? How will you pay for it? You’ll find out the answers to these and other grad school questions.
Kerri Gardi, director, Career Development Center
National Voter Registration Day is today! We'll host our event from 2-6 p.m. in MSU218, followed by the Importance of Knowledge Workshop from 5-6 p.m.
Find five minutes to drop-by to… register to vote, sign-up for an absentee ballot, learn about the importance of voting! Free refreshments!
Coordinated by Office of Student Involvement, Student Government Board, Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Minority Achievement Coalition.
Leah M. Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement
Kutztown Area Toast Masters: Please join us at our open house on Oct. 3, to learn how Toastmasters can help you improve your skills! Meetings held the first and third Wednesday of every month, MSU312, at 5 p.m. For more information, please call x3-4028.
Jennifer Spencer, graduate assistant
The fall schedule for the planetarium is available at: http://www.kutztown.edu/planetarium
Sunday, Oct. 21 - Save the date for some great family fun- HARLOween! This year the annual “Halloween Happenings” will include the Sleepy Hollow petting zoo- 2:30-6:30 p.m. (DMZ), Halloween activities at Frank’s Fun House (Rothermel Hall) and the Pumpkin Patch (Old Main Concourse) from 3-7 p.m. and Trick or Treating from 4-6 p.m. (Old Main). New this year- we are including a book drive and art supplies donation for local agencies.
Christine B. Price, assistant director, Housing & Residential Services
Flu vaccine information can be found on H.R. website. Be sure to access the correct prompt – PASSHE Benefits for all employees but AFSCME & SCUPA; PEBTF Benefits for AFSCME & SCUPA. The Keystone Health Plan EAST reimbursement form is for those in the PASSHE plan of benefits only as referenced in their link.
Jean E. Adam, benefits manager, HR
There were 15 lucky winners who received the most expensive item on their transaction for FREE in the KU Student Bookstore during a Back-to-School promotion that ran from August 25 – 29. The Bookstore gave away nearly $1,500 in textbooks and course supplies. These funds are made available from surplus in our Emergency Textbook Fund which we build by selling unusable or donated books online. If you know of a student who loses their books due to fire, flood or other severe circumstances, please be sure to direct them to the KU Student Bookstore, where we have a fund established to help replace their books.
KU Student Bookstore
Retirement Counseling Sessions coming up:
VALIC will be on campus 10/18
TIAA-CREF will be on campus 09/27 and 10/25
Great West; deferred compensation counselor will be on campus 10/11
Fidelity will be on campus 10/12.
Please visit H.R. website for information on how to schedule a one-on-one counseling session with these vendors.
Jean E. Adam, benefits manager, HR
CET will be sponsoring a workshop from 11 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25, in OM297 titled Introduction to SPSS and presented by Dr. Anita Meehan. Topic description: This hands-on workshop is meant for those with little to no previous experience with SPSS. Basic data entry and data structure functions, steps for running an analysis, and viewing output will be practiced using SPSS on PCs. Please respond to email@example.com if you plan to attend the workshop.
Carole Wells, vice provost and dean, Graduate Studies