Extended Hours: During the first two weeks of the spring
the Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Graduate Dean’s
Office, Housing & Residence Life & Dining Services, and Registrar’s Office will
be remain open for business until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Michelle Hughes, University Registrar
The KU Card Office would like to welcome our new Bear Bucks merchant, Subway. Be sure to check our website, Facebook (KU Card), and Twitter pages for Bear Bucks specials and deals throughout the semester!
Jennifer Santangelo, KU Card Office
Chambliss Student Academic Achievement Awards - Application Deadline: February 15. The Kutztown Academic Achievement Awards were established through a generous gift provided by Dr. Carlson R. Chambliss, who served as a member of the Kutztown University faculty from 1970 until 2003. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the exceptional individual achievements of a select group of senior students as their careers at Kutztown University draw to a close. Faculty and staff at Kutztown University are encouraged to nominate students worthy of consideration for this prestigious award. The criterion requires that the applicant exemplify an individual achievement in one or more of the following areas in order to be considered for one of the twelve awards. The areas of achievement are:
a) Successfully completed research projects
b) Original artwork of high quality
c) Artistic performances (music, chorus, drama, etc.) of high quality
d) Original writing in literature or meritorious writing in other fields
e) Noteworthy achievements in athletics
f) Outstanding service to the Kutztown University community
Dr. Chambliss has provided the resources for up to twelve medals (two gold, four silver, six copper) to be issued annually to the students selected for this award. In addition, each student recipient will receive a certificate acknowledging conferral of the award. The Nomination Form can be found at http://www2.kutztown.edu/AcademicAchievementAwards. For more information, please contact Dr. Andrea Kirshman, Assistant Vice Provost, Academic and Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrea Kirshman, assistant vice provost, Academic and Student Affairs
The Affordable Care Act requires that group health plans provide a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) to employees. Because the State Employees Assistance Program is considered to be a group health plan, SEAP is required to provide a SBC. The SEAP SBC is located on H.R.’s website. NOTE: The federal government has defined very strictly what information must be included in an SBC and how it must be formatted. That’s why you’ll notice that most of the categories of information do not apply to SEAP, and that many of the listed services are identified as “not covered.”
Jean E. Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
The Career Development Center is offering walk-in assistance during drop/add week for students who are struggling with major and career decisions that may impact their spring course schedule. Please feel free to refer students to the Career Development Center (113 Stratton) during these walk-in hours:
Monday, Jan. 28, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 1-4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
After Feb. 1, by appointment
Students interested in completing a Career “Test” may participate in a 50-minute group session where they will take an interest inventory and have the results immediately interpreted. No pre-registration needed.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11-11:50 a.m., 113 Stratton
Thursday, Jan. 31, 11-11:50 a.m., 113 Stratton
Linda S. Lantaff, M.Ed., G.C.D.F., C.D.F., academic planner, Career Development Center
New KU Study Abroad Opportunity in Turkey during Summer I 2013. Dr. Kim Shively (Anthropology) will be offering a study abroad course in Turkey. The course, ANT/SOC/HIS History and Culture of Turkey will serve as a basis for a two-week study abroad trip in Istanbul and Western Turkey. Ottoman, Byzantine, Roman and Greek sites will be the focus of the tour. For those who are interested, information sessions will be held on Feb. 5 at 5p.m. in 103 AF, and Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. in 23 OM. Students may also contact Dr. Shively, email@example.com for more information.
Kim Shively, PhD, associate professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology/Sociology
Professor Vicki Meloney is on sabbatical and will only be checking e-mail periodically. If you have a timely or urgent matter, please contact Kathy Traylor the Communication Design secretary at x3-4530 or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a question concerning Designathon, please contact Professor Summer Doll-Myers at email@example.com.
Vicki Meloney, associate professor, Communication Design
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m., in 312 MSU, to consider the curricular proposals on its January agenda, which can be found online at
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
Daily Steps to Less Stress – A new wellness program has been added to the on-campus wellness initiative. This is a four-week stress management campaign that can help you get to the root of your stress. Participants will receive a Stress Management Journal and a Day Away From Stress CD. You’ll develop daily strategies to control, manage or cope with stress to feel happier, healthier and more relaxed. Registration for this program begins Jan. 28 and runs through Feb. 1; the program will begin Feb. 25. To register for this program, visit the H.R. website under Health Initiatives, select Program Information, scroll down to the Daily Steps to Less Stress Program and select the Register Online link. Those employees participating in Highmark’s Healthy U Wellness Program (non-PEBTF) can earn 25 wellness points for participation.
Jean E. Adam, benefits manager, Human Resources
Please excuse the following Leisure and Sport Studies majors from classes from Jan. 30 through Feb. 4: Paige Baltersen, Greg Bamberger, Brittany Bridi, Nicholas Cicala, Blake Claybrook, Jackie Clifton, Justin Corsa, Jameel Davis, Mike Fantry, Kyle Gross, Kathleen Herliny, Kathryn Joyce, John Kelly, Colin Klauder, Michael Lineman, Cameron Lipnicky, Hannah Martin, Lauren Martissa, Michelle McGurl, Paul Nies, Alex Olenginski, Ariel Oswald, Cindy Ott, Jordan Pasik, Trevor Pearson, Patrick Reilly, Kimberly Reimel, Lauren Schlegel, Anthony Sforza, Noah Sneeringer, Lauren Sopko, Rebecca Spencer, Timothy Szewczak, Kyle VonBerg, Zachary Werner, Jonathan Young. They will be traveling to New Orleans to volunteer behind the scenes at the Super Bowl. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students and for the university.
Kerri Cebula, JD, assistant professor, Department of Sport Management