The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11
a.m., in MSU312, to consider the curricular proposals on its September agenda,
which can be found online at
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
Faculty and interested staff, mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 3, for the First Annual Faculty Symposium, sponsored by the KU Student Bookstore. Drop-by MSU250 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to meet with experts on topics like e-Textbooks, Custom Publishing, Art Supplies, iClickers, etc. Learn about exciting new technologies that engage students and make learning interactive for a new generation. Light refreshments served.
KU Student Bookstore
Come “Travel” The World Of Academic Success In Modern Language Studies - The department of Modern Language Studies hosts Language Resource Center (LRC) Day, a cultural event to be held in DF107 on Thursday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LRC Day consists of learning study techniques for language learning and academic success, having fun with languages while meeting other students, and learning about the LRC and the student resources they have to offer. There will be a variety of games, activities, prizes, food and cultural fun while all at the same time getting to know the Learning Resource Center. Plus, earn stamps in your LRC Day passport for valuable class credit! Credit is valid for participating classes only. Contact your instructor to find out if you are eligible for this offer. For more information, “Like” the LRC on Facebook or contact the LRC Director, Deanne Cobb-Zygadlo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Test Prep for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, (Pre-registration Required) - Sun, Oct. 7 (on your personal computer) – Sign-up at http://careers.kutztown.edu by Oct. 3 - Get ready for the GRE, GMAT, MCAT or LSAT. Take a practice test for FREE and receive a detailed score report to assist you in preparing for the real exam. Tests are taken online from your personal computer! Pre-registration required. Tests start at or after 2 p.m. depending on test. Length of tests will vary.
The KU Writing Center is proud to offer Get Real: Rocking the Standardized Essay Test, a 15-minute in-class presentation for your students who plan to take the PAPA, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. This detailed and interactive overview will show your students exactly what the test reader expects. Please contact Dr. Amanda Morris at email@example.com to set up a session.
Amanda Morris, director, University Writing Center
We are excited to announce that in conjunction with PASSHE, KU has launched our own Entrepreneurial Leadership Center. One of our objectives is to give students the opportunity to take their passionate interest and translate it into a business idea. In other words, "Turn your Passion into a Paycheck!" Dr. Hibbs, the Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator, will walk you through this exciting process of learning how to create a business plan. Your completed plan may be entered into a Business Plan Competition. This contest will be judged and result in certificates of completion. Students eligible for the state competition have the opportunity to win cash prizes. Top prize is $10,000! If you are interested in winning money and certificates, please attend our learning sessions on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in DF210. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colleen Boland, graduate assistant, Office of Business
I would like to say "Thank You" to all my colleagues and friends for the cards , flowers and condolences during the loss of my mother. It was greatly appreciated. It does mean a lot at this time.
There is a new showing at the Brick Wall Exhibition space of Stefan Schein's photography. His show will be up from now until Oct. 3.
Elizabeth Emmett, gallery coordinator
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 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.
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
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
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