Science Olympiad STILL Needs Volunteers - Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Volunteers are needed to help KU host the Regional Science Olympiad. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 20 (snow date: Mar. 21). We are expecting 28 high schools and 16 middle schools from Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton Counties. There will be more than 600 students competing in a variety of science disciplines such as biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology. Check out our website at http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/physci/olympiad/. You do not need a science background to be a volunteer. We need help with registrations, lobby info, food sales/delivery, set-up, scoring, event assistance and so much more. If interested, contact our volunteer coordinators: Dr. Daniel Aruscavage firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Gregory Setliff at email@example.com.
*** Faculty wanted for judging, scoring data
and for the Appeals Board. A
science background is NOT necessary.
Are you good at understanding and enforcing rules?
The Appeals Board will arbitrate issues between supervisors and
coaches over rule disputes. Faculty
interested should respond to
Joann S. Monko, chemistry instructor, Physical Sciences
On March 30 at 7 p.m. KU’s Center for Retailing Solutions in conjunction with the KU Chapter of the American Advertising Federation and Valley Preferred Cycling Center (The Velodrome) will present “Groovin’ for the ‘Drome” a “fun”draiser for the Velodrome. Come join your students, colleagues and community folks as they listen to the sounds of Turnip Stampede, a rock/progressive jazz band. In addition to the band there will be a painter who performs during the band’s act by painting different pictures based upon the band’s music. All proceeds will go to help raise money and awareness for the Valley’s premiere cycling center. Tickets can be purchased at www.tdogllc.com The group is asking for a donation of $25 for adults and $15 for students. For more information contact Dr. J.R. (Doc) Ogden, professor of marketing, 610.683.4596 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Please help support our students, the Center and the Velodrome by attending.
James Ogden, professor of marketing
James Ogden, professor of marketing
A Trans Woman and Her Faith Journey – Today, at 3 p.m. in MSU 183 (Alumni Auditorium), Reverend Barbara K. Peronteau shares her story of what it’s like to be a transgender woman and a person of faith.
Stephani Wright, writing intern, GLBTQ Resource Center
Please join us for a lecture and teaching demonstration by internationally known artist Ted Hallman, today, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Fibers Studio, SH121. Hallman’s talk will focus on color & design, textiles, and creativity. Hallman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Helsinki. Hallman earned an undergraduate degree from the Tyler School of Art, a master’s from Fontainebleau Schools of Music & Fine Arts, two MFAs from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkley.
Michael Radyk and Peg Speirs, Department of Art Education & Crafts
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
Philosophy Lecture: "Intuitionism--Old and New" (How do we know what the right thing to do is? By intuition? What does that mean?), by Robert Audi, John A. O'Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame. The lecture is Monday, Mar. 11, 4:30 p.m., in MSU 312. The event is sponsored by the Philosophy Department. For more information, please contact Joseph Jedwab: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Jedwab, assistant professor, Department of Philosophy
Ku Bowling Competing At USBC Singles & Team Sectionals - This weekend, Mar. 8-10, KU Women's Bowling Team will be competing at USBC Singles & Team Sectionals at Parkway Lanes, Allentown. Singles are on Friday Mar. 8 starting at 3:30 p.m., with top four girls advancing to USBC National Championships in Lincoln, Neb in April. Team Sectionals are on Mar. 9-10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. on Sunday. 16 teams were selected for each of four sections in Nation, and top four teams from each section advance to USBC National Championships in Lincoln, Neb in April. In 2012, KU Junior Brooke Bower led the Sectionals Qualifying and earned a trip to Nationals, and also the KU Women's Team has qualified for Nationals the past two seasons, finishing 3rd and 4th respectively at Sectionals. We are hoping for continued success this weekend, coming off our 2nd place finish in regular season of the Northeast Conference that we compete in. We hope to see as many of our family and friends at Parkway Lanes this weekend to support our team and University. Live Scoring will also be available on www.bowl.com throughout the weekend. Admission is free to all.
Coach Ambrose, head coach, KU Women's Bowling
The Campus Wellness Committee is exploring the opportunity to have Weight Watchers at Work. Cost would vary depending on the number of weeks. Meeting time would be 4:30 p.m. on a M, T, W or TH. Please email email@example.com with questions or for clarification. Additionally, please indicate which day or days would work best for you. Again, we are just exploring this issue.
Dina Hayduk, member, Campus Wellness Committee
Please remind returning students that if they plan to live in university housing during the next academic year that they can complete the Housing License agreement and $75 fee payment process online until 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15. See housing website for instructions and link (www.kutztown.edu/housing).
Apryle Carney, associate director, Housing & Residential Services
This Friday, Mar. 8 Kutztown Technology Association will be running Microsoft day. Two Microsoft representatives will be presenting throughout the day. Open to faculty and students. At the end of the day there will be a networking session followed by a dinner. From Friday night to Saturday afternoon, there will be a hackathon held and run by Microsoft for Kutztown students. Registration ends Mar. 4. Registration and more information can be found at http://unixweb.kutztown.edu/kta/content/MicrosoftDay2013.php
Seeking casual conversation in Spanish? Would you like to have an opportunity to practice your Spanish outside of the classroom? Please join our weekly "tertulias" every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in DF 211. All those who speak Spanish from novice to native speakers are welcome! This week's topic will be food. Come and enjoy some free snacks.
Scheri Zúñiga-Murphy, instructor, Modern Language Studies
Mütter Museum Trip - The Anthropology Club is sponsoring a trip to the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia, on Sunday, Mar. 10. The museum is dedicated to medical history and contains many human specimens, including skulls, skeletons, preserved organs, medical instruments, etc. The cost is $8, but the Anthropology Club will pay $3 per person. We will be leaving from the parking lot immediately behind the Old Main annex, at 9:15 a.m. and will return around 1:30 or 2 p.m. Seating is limited, so please contact Dr. Webb at x3-4245 or OM 469. To reserve a seat, you must bring $5 to Dr. Webb by Friday, Mar. 8 at 2 p.m.
David Webb, advisor, Anthropology Club
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
With sad regret, this is to inform you of the passing of former employee Tony Hoffer on Mar. 1 at his home in Rockland Township. Tony was employed as a computer operator for many years at Kutztown University and retired in 2004. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Mar. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ludwick Funeral Home in Kutztown. Friends may call Thursday from 10 - 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Mitch Freed, assistant vice provost, Information Technology
We are sad to learn of the passing of Dr. Arthur Garrison’s mother in New York. We are thinking of Arthur in his loss and grief. May the memories of his beloved mother bring him comfort.
Dr. Garrison’s colleagues, Department of Criminal Justice
Department of Social Work 11th Annual Community Forum, Healthcare Policy Implications Across the Practice Continuum, Mar. 15, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Forum 2013 raises awareness of up-to-date healthcare delivery, policy reform, and ethical issues across levels and systems of care. Experts in healthcare identify best practices. Full-day attendees receive six social work continuing education credits, including three ethics credits. To register by Mar. 8, please visit http://socialwork.kutztown.edu. Questions? Please contact Dr. Sharon Lyter, forum chair, firstname.lastname@example.org or x3-4235.
The Annual Big Band Bash is coming to the MSU on Friday, Mar. 8, at 7:30 p.m. This event is now SOLD OUT
The GLBTQ Resource Center presents Something Old, Something New: Love and Marriage Across Land and Sea at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7. Join us in the GLBTQ Resource Center (Old Main 4) for a discussion about the treatment of LGBT individuals and the perceptions and progress of same-sex marriage throughout the world.
Stephani Wright, writing intern, GLBTQ Resource Center
The KU Philosophy Club
on Thursday, Mar. 7 at 11 a.m. in MSU 323. Jenn Dum will be speaking on:
"Snooki meets The Situation".
College of Visual & Performing Arts Faculty First Thursday! Valerie Trollinger, associate professor of Music Department, will present “5000 Languages, 5000 Ways to Sing?” on Thursday, Mar. 7 at 11 a.m. in Sharadin Art Building, room 120. Valerie Trollinger will present research concerning the history of singing predominantly addresses the use of singing as a cultural phenomenon rather than as a physiological one. Do we really have 5000 ways to sing as well? Come to the presentation to find out!
William J. Mowder, dean, College of Visual & Performing Arts
Looking for volunteer hours? Block Party is your chance to participate! OCAC is looking for students to have a table at Block Party, where they can set up an activity for the kids to play that day. Tables are $10 and you will get your money back if you show up. Volunteers are also needed to help out for the day. Block Party is May 11, noon - 4 p.m. If you would like a table, please fill out the form provided at this link https://kunited.kutztown.edu/form/start/18727 or you can email us at email@example.com for more information.
Alyssa C McCourt, OCAC