The Jason Bishop Show closes the 2012-2013
on Sunday, Mar. 3 at 2 p.m. at the MSU Multipurpose Room 218. This KU Presents!
performance features stunning, original, state-of-the-art magic, delivered with
a modern energy and an outstanding rock and pop soundtrack. An internationally
award-winning illusionist, Jason Bishop has been recognized by his peers by
being awarded magic’s prestigious “Jack Gwynne Award for Excellence in
Presentation” and by college campuses voting him A.P.C.A.’s “Best Performing
Artist of the Year.” Jason is also an Alumnus of Kutztown University. All seats
are $12 and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or
with credit card at
www.kutztownpresents.org or at x3-4092.
Know a struggling student? Encourage them to join the Department of Academic Enrichment for "Fast Pass To Learning" on Thursday, Mar. 7 from 11 a.m. - noon in the lobby of the Rohrbach Library Coffee Shop. The event focuses on practical study skills and access to academic success resources, including Tutoring Services. Students will rotate through stations, picking up Fast Pass cards with tips and QR codes that link to tutorials and helpful websites. A sophomore student will share the strategies that took him out of academic jeopardy. Free healthy snacks included! We hope you will announce the event in your classes and encourage your students to attend.
Laura Scappaticci, instructor, Academic Enrichment
The KU sponsored conference, "Disability From the Inside Out: Acceptance, Assumptions, & Activism", will be held this Friday, Mar. 1, in the MSU. Organized by the Kutztown University Human Diversity Commission, the conference begins at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast, followed by an Introductory Lecture, "A Look Back: Culture and History of the Disability Community" at 9:15 a.m. by KU graduate Elaine Mara.
Plenary Sessions start at 10 a.m. in rooms 183 MSU, 116 MSU, and 223 MSU, and will run each hour on the hour (11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m.). Session topics will range from students accepting their disabilities, connecting to larger communities, and making choices for transitioning to the wider world, to university efforts to support students with Universal Design in Learning and Assistive Technologies. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. in 218 MSU, featuring Sally Snyder's address, "Living Together is an Art."
PSECU Members: PSECU scholarship applications have arrived. Please pick up applications in your Dean's office or at PSECU, 280 MSU. Scholarship deadline is Mar. 12. Not a member? Come join for free.
Linda L. Lorincz, business advisor, PSECU eCenter
NON-OBJECTIVITY - an all day installation project from Foundation Art 3-D Design classes. Stop in the Sharadin Arts Building Student Gallery, Sharadin 207, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 to see three sections of ART 32 - Three Dimensional Design classes transform the student gallery in to a new installation using everyday found materials. The work will remain on view Friday, Mar. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 2, noon - 4 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 3, 2-4 p.m.
Ron Longsdorf, assistant professor, Foundations, Art Education and Crafts Department
March is Women’s History Month - The Women’s Center will be hosting events throughout the month that highlight the journeys and hardships women have endured to gain equality. It is a time to remember the contributions women have made throughout history, and to promote equality of the sexes everywhere.
Women’s Rights and Position in Islam - On Monday, Mar. 4, at 3 p.m., in the AF 101, Kutztown students and staff are invited to learn about controversial issues Islamic women face on a daily basis.
Emily Renye Schurstein, intern, Women's Center
Prom Dress Collection - Please join the KU Women’s Center and Fairy Godmothers Inc. of Berks County to help make someone’s life sparkle. We are collecting prom dresses from Mar. 1-15 to benefit Berks County youth. Donations are preferred in new or nearly-new condition (no older than five years), and may include formal dresses (long and short), cocktail gowns, shawls and wraps, small handbags/clutches, jewelry, or new & unopened cosmetics. Donations can be dropped at the Women’s Center Oasis, OM 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., or at the front entrance of the Saint Christopher Catholic Newman Center. For more information, please visit www.simplycinderella.com or call Tania at 610-223-0665.
Ben Gross, writing intern, Women’s Center
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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