The Office of Admissions will host four
Accepted Student Day’s on Mar. 2 and 9 and Apr. 6 and 20. Event time is 9:30
a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is for first year and transfer students accepted for
the fall semester of 2013. More information will be available soon.
Lisa Grabowski, Office of Admissions
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Rachelle Shaeffer to the Budget Office, as our budget manager. We are very excited to have her as part of our team. She is located in room 219 of the Stratton Administration Building and can be reached at x3-4145 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Delaney, senior director, Budget & Business Services
Chinese New Year - The Rohrbach Library will host a Chinese New Year Celebration for students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rohrbach Library. This event is a collaborative program presented by the Rohrbach Library, Modern Language Studies, International Admissions, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Communication and Design, History and Sociology/Anthropology. It is funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union. Students will have the chance to experience Chinese culture through a variety of hands-on activities. The program will consist of:
•Chinese paper-cut and water color painting with Professor Haidong Liu (Modern Language Studies)
•Tai Chi with Professor CJ Rhoads (Business Administration)
•Woodblock printing with Professor Kevin McCloskey (Communication and Design)
•An explanation of Chinese Zodiac and personality charts by members of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at KU
•Chinese chopstick games refereed by Professors Ju Zhou and Yun Lu (Mathematics)
•A Video of Chinese New Year activities as celebrated in China
•A Sampling of Chinese food and tea
For more information, please contact Michael Weber at email@example.com.
Karen J. Wanamaker, assistant professor & librarian, Rohrbach Library
Kermit Kleinsmith , custodian in the HARS Department has undergone surgery and will return home from the hospital in a few days. Get well wishes may be sent to Kermit at his home address: 829 Allen Avenue, Reading, Pa. 19605.
Glenn Ruhe, HARS Department
Looking for summer employment? The Office of Conference Services is hiring students to serve on the Conference Services staff team for the summer of 2013. This is an opportunity to work/learn/live with people of many diversified backgrounds. Good benefits (includes housing and meals) and pay. Applications are due by Feb. 20 and can be picked up in the Office of Conference Services (Education House) or on-line at http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/confServ/conference. Feel free to contact Terry Sitler or Honey Svoboda in the Office of Conference Services (x3-1359) with questions.
Laura Jones, Conference Services
PA State Schools Virtual Grad Fair - PASSHE will be holding a virtual graduate school fair on Feb. 26. The PA State Schools Virtual Fair will provide prospective students with the opportunity to connect with graduate faculty and staff at multiple PASSHE institutions. Prospective students can register for free at www.PAGrad.CareerEco.net.
Jory Wamsley, assistant director, Graduate Admissions
Professors: please remind your students that TB testing will be offered in the Health & Wellness Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following two sets of dates: Last Name A-L and all Art Education Majors on Feb. 12 (testing)/Feb. 14 (reading results); and Last Name M-Z on Feb. 19 (testing)/Feb. 21 (reading results). No preregistration or appointment is necessary.
Dolores Hess, director, Health & Wellness Services
Do you have a winning student? Think about it! Now is the time to nominate students for the prestigious Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Awards. For more information, please contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic and Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org . A nomination form can be found at http://www2.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards.
Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic & Student Affairs
Now in its fourth year, "Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment: the 2013 PASSHE Virtual Conference" provides an opportunity to engage with education professionals from around the world—all from the convenience of your office or home. The 2012 conference attracted 319 PASSHE faculty and staff over the two weeks that it was held. Scheduled from Feb. 11 through Feb. 22, the 60 one-hour sessions will all be delivered live via Blackboard Collaborate and allow you to interact with the presenters and your fellow participants. Plus, all sessions will be closed captioned.
Sessions were chosen by selecting the best and most current sessions from more than 20 conferences in the past year. We invited the presenters to do their sessions again—virtually. Presenters are from all over the U.S, plus Nepal, Australia, Canada, and England. And, as always, the conference remains totally free to PASSHE faculty and staff. This year’s topics include: Accessibility, Course Design, Flipped Classroom, Institutional Issues, iPads in Teaching, ITV/Videoconferencing, Quality Matters, STEM, and Teaching & Learning. As always, the sessions will be recorded and archived for later viewing. To register, please visit: http://www.passhe.edu/inside/asa/DEConf/Pages/Virtual-Conference-PASSHE.aspx. Hope to "see" you there!
Bo Zigner, manager, Office of Distance Education
KUR’s new enhanced Spring 2013 programming lineup debuts Monday, Feb. 4. Also, KUR has been nominated for the following awards at the prestigious Intercollegiate Broadcasting System awards to be held in New York City in March: Best Newscast, Best News Interview, Best College/University Radio Station (10,000+ enrollment), and Abraham & Borst Award For Best Overall Radio Station.
Michael Regensburger, manager, KUR
Auditions for the Department of Communication Studies and Theatre spring semester MainStage production will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Rickenbach Theatre, LC 135. The production is "God Sees God" by Bert V. Royal and will be directed by Professor Roxane Rix. Sign up to audition on the Theatre call board across from the department office, LC 214. Auditions are open to all KU students. Please prepare a one-minute monologue for the Tuesday audition, serious or comic. To receive an ecopy of the audition flyer, please email Professor Jim Brown at email@example.com.
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Argo which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. 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, McFarland Student Union
Tonight, Bears at Nite will be hosting a Board Game at 7 p.m. Come join us for fun games and snacks in the South Dining Hall!
Smokey Joe's Cafe is a compelling rock 'n' roll musical revue that encompasses the timeless songs of the inventors of this music genre, Leiber and Stoller, by transforming classic pop music into compelling musical theatre. Each song is a trip down the corridors of American culture. Come enjoy the musical theater at Easton’s iconic State Theater on Friday, Feb. 8. A bus will depart from the MSU at 6 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show. Students can purchase tickets for $10 from the Student Involvement Office in MSU 153. Non-student’s will pay $20. For more information on upcoming events, please visit: https://kunited.kutztown.edu/organization/osi/events#Page2.
Drew Griffith, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Jessica Kirkwood, assistant director, and Ms. Linda Kerschner, office manager, to the Career Development Center. We are excited to have them as part of our team. They can be reached at x3-4067 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Kerri G. Gardi, director, Career Development Center
KU Faculty, Staff & Students: New York City Art Buses…… Mar. 2, 9, Apr. 6, 20 & 27. 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 Sharadin 210. Tickets are $20. KU ID must be shown to purchase ticket. First come, first served!
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Paw Bucks is back! The KU Student Bookstore and Dixon Marketplace are bringing the popular Paw Bucks promotion to KU basketball. For every home double-header, fans receive 20% off KU apparel and gifts if one team wins. If both teams win, the discount is 40%. Receive your discount at the KU Student Bookstore or Dixon Marketplace on Thursdays following Wednesday games and Mondays following Saturday games. Let's Go KU!
Please share this opportunity with students! Be A Positive Force for Change Join us for a day with national speaker, Dave Kelly, learning how to Be A Positive Force for Change! The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in MSU. This day will be filled with experiences that will leave you feeling empowered, refreshed and ready to make positive changes in the world around you. Free snacks and dinner are provided, along with participation prizes for spending this day with other KU student leaders and aspiring leaders. Over 100 students came to the spring conference last year and recommended that we bring Dave Kelly back! Don't miss it! Sign up in advance at https://kunited.kutztown.edu/organization/osi/calendar/details/214640.
Leah M. Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement
Are you interested in expanding your knowledge and experience with various cultures? Are you looking for a chance to experience international immersion? Travel with us to Cuenca, Ecuador this summer from May 25 - June 23.
*Live with a local family
*Take one, two, or three courses from the Universidad del Azuay: Anthropology, Spanish Language, Education of Educador
*Explore the city, improve your Spanish, have an opportunity to teach in the Kids4Kids Writers Workshop or expand your perspectives.
Please enjoy the introductory video at http://animoto.com/play/QipC218Nfbm2FfjIwZJeww. For more information please contact Nancy E. Cardenuto at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Ann O'Neil at email@example.com.
Nancy E. Cardenuto, assistant professor, Education
Please promote the National Student Exchange to your students. A great opportunity to explore opportunities for graduate school or work opportunities after graduation, NSE provides the possibility for students to study for a semester at another college or university in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Information sessions will be held Feb. 5 and 7 at 11 a.m. in 102 Academic Forum. Visit www.nse.org to learn more about available programs.
Nicole Becker, assistant director, International Admissions