Talk on "African Americans and Islam"
on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in MSU, Alumni
Auditorium. The speaker is Imam Anwar Muhaimin, the Imam of the Reading Mosque
and a leading expert on Islam and African Americans.
Chris Saidi, assistant professor, History
As part of the ongoing campus wellness initiative, we are pleased to offer programs that cover healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle habits that may reduce the risk of chronic disease. The next program being offered is “Strides For Life”. Registration runs through Mar. 1, with a program start date of Mar. 4. Information on this program as well as the other programs being offered is available on the H.R. Website. For those employees with Healthy U wellness program (non-PEBTF members), completion of programs offered will earn points (as indicated for each program) toward completion of 2012-2013 Healthy U requirements.
Jean Adam, benefits manager, HR
New show at the Brick Wall Gallery - Janine Ngai "impressions" displaying her photographs at the Brick Wall Gallery now until Mar. 6.
Delilah Miske and Molly Metz, gallery coordinators
The Annual Big Band Bash is coming to the MSU on Friday, Mar. 8, at 7:30 p.m. New this year: A pre-concert reception (6 – 7 p.m.) to meet the artists and listen to KU Jazz Studies combos while enjoying refreshments and appetizers, reserved seating, a set performed by vocalist Cathy Chemi and trumpeter Skip Stine, (Cathy is the KU Jazz Vocal coach an alumnus of the fabulous Harry James Orchestra and Skip was a member of the Harry James and Frank Sinatra Orchestras, to name a few). Desserts, coffee, tea, etc., during the performance.
As always, there will be dancing, a couple jokes from Joe Piscitelli, and an all-around good time. All proceeds raised will support the KU Jazz Studies Scholarship Fund. Tickets available through KU Presents at ww.kutztownpresents.org , by calling x3-4092, or at the door on the evening of the performance. For more information, or for group rates, please contact KU presents (kutztownpresents.org or x3-4092) or the Jazz Studies office at x3-1583.
Please join the Organization for Latino Awareness and Sigma Delta Pi for performances by the finalists from the Miss Teen Reading Scholarship Pageant on Monday, Mar. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in DF 116. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Department of Modern Language Studies, OLA and Sigma Delta Pi.
Rachel L. López, instructor, Modern Language Studies
Entrepreneurship Day - All Kutztown University Students & Faculty are welcome to attend Entrepreneurship Day on Thursday, Mar. 7 at 11 a.m. in 218 MSU, sponsored by the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, Dr. Roger Hibbs, faculty coordinator. The purpose of this event is to expose students and faculty to successful entrepreneurs and support services in the area, spread awareness of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and create support and awareness for the Business Plan Competition and classes. The program will be an hour in length with several guest speakers:
•Mr. Fred Greco, Global Golf Events.
•Mr. Dave Wise, President of Boxaroo Inc., GS Madison, doing business at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
•Mr. Peter Hornberger, Blended Learning and Consulting Specialist at Kutztown University Small Business Development Center
•Ms. Carolina Martinez, director of the Latino Business Resource Center in Reading for Kutztown University’s Small Business Development Center
The event will end with a 10 minute question-and–answer session. Hope you can join us!
Roger Hibbs, faculty coordinator, Entrepreneurial Leadership Center
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m., in MSU 312, to consider the curricular proposals on its February 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
Debate on Pornography - Pornography, a multibillion dollar industry, is one of the most controversial issues in the United States. Is it degrading or liberating? Is it destructive or a fun fantasy? Nina Hartley, a “feminist porn star,” and Craig Gross, a Southern California pastor, will come together on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in MSU 218 at 7 p.m. to debate the pros and cons of this hot button issue. The event is sponsored by ACE. For more information contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Frank Meeink Story - Frank Meeink became a Skinhead at 13. By 16, he was the leader of a Skinhead gang that beat people indiscriminately. By 18, he was thrown in prison, where he began to question his hatred as he befriended men of different races. This live lecture on Thursday, Feb. 28 in MSU 218, at 11 a.m. will break your heart and put it back together again as you listen to Meeink’s journey from hatred to harmony. The event is sponsored by ACE. For more information contact Petritsa Chatzitziva at email@example.com
Petritsa Cahtzitziva, ACE Advisor, Office of Student Involvement
The GLBTQ Resource Center presents "Cutting the Cake: A Smaller Slice" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. Whether same-sex couples are offered domestic partnerships, civil unions, or actual state-recognized marriage, the reality is that they receive far fewer benefits and protections than straight couples. Join us in the GLBTQ Resource Center, OM 4 for a screening of the movie “For My Wife,” followed by a discussion about the pitfalls of unequal marriage rights.
Stephani Wright, Writing Intern, GLBTQ Resource Center
Women's Swimming Team will be conducting Learn to Swim Lessons from Mar. 28 until May 2. For more information please contact Tim Flannery, Head Swimming Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3-4359.
Tim Flannery, head coach, Swim Team