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
Do you know a student with Golden Bear pride? Refer them to be a university tour guide. The Undergraduate Office of Admissions is hiring tour guides for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. Interested students should stop by the MSU today, Mar. 7, between noon - 3 p.m. to pick up an application and speak to current KU tour guides.
Thomas F. Miller, graduate assistant, Office of Admissions
The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) will meet on Thursday, Mar. 7 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
Congratulations to the KU Sport Management department for achieving accreditation for its sport coaching program. Click here to view a video in which Dr. Lorri F. Engstrom, chair, and Dr. Judith Lynn Smith, professor, of KU's Department of Sport Management, talk about the sport management program, the accreditation, and how Kutztown's program can assist students who aspire to be coaches at any level. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mv8CFIzTNY&feature=youtu.be
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.
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Dear KU Faculty, Managers and Professional Staff Members: Please use this online form to indicate your willingness to serve on University Senate Governance Committees: https://kunited.kutztown.edu/form/start/18844. To log in, you will use your full KU email address as your username, and your KU Windows password for your password. Please be aware that you can only submit this form once. This form has been extended until Thursday, Mar. 7, at 11 p.m. The status of your submission may be reviewed by logging in to KUnited, click on “My Involvement” and then “Submissions”. Thank you for your willingness to serve. If you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3-4867.
KU Disability Alumni Panel -Thursday, Mar. 7, from 6-8 p.m. in MSU 223. Come and hear KU Alumni, who used accommodations through Disability Services, discuss their journey from college to employment or graduate school. Hosted by the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society.
Patricia J. Richter, director, Disability Services
"Planning and Marketing a Successful Event" will be hosted by the Office of Student Involvement through the Student Organization Support series (S.O.S.), on Tuesday, Mar. 12. The event will be held in MSU 157 from 11 a.m. to noon. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of the process and planning that will benefit their event. In addition, students will learn about specific strategies for hosting events on KU’s campus. Students may RSVP today to save their spot at this program. https://kunited.kutztown.edu/organization/osi/Calendar/details/238842. Please share this with your students who may be interested in planning events.
Drew Griffith, graduate assistant, Office of Student Involvement
MyKU will not be available next Saturday, Mar. 16 from 8 a.m. to Sunday, Mar. 17 at 12 p.m. for scheduled maintenance. Thank you for your patience.
Holly Fox, application support manager, IT
Spring 2013 Science, Technology, & Math Open House - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is holding a Math, Science, and Technology Open House on Saturday, Apr. 13. Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty, current students, alumni and admissions personnel. The event will include tours of the campus and the science, math, and technology research and academic facilities. For more information please visit http://www.kutztown.edu/sciopenhouse/ or call the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at x3-4305.
ZUMBATHON! Join the Organization for Latino Awareness and Sigma Delta Pi (Hispanic Honor Society) for two hours of sweat and fun on Monday, Mar. 11, 8:15-10:15 p.m., in the Student Recreation Center, west gym. Fee: KU students w/ID $1, non-KU students $5. All funds raised will help these student groups with their mission to create a better awareness of Latino culture and to provide a system of support for both new and returning Latino students.
Christine Núñez and Rachel López, co-advisors, OLA and SDP
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, at x3.4596 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Please help support our students, the Center and the Velodrome by attending.
James Ogden, professor of marketing
James Ogden, professor of marketing
Attention Local 2234 members: Please plan to attend the Mar. 18 union meeting at Janelle’s Catering in Topton at 7 p.m. We will be taking nominations for delegates to attend the Council 13 Conference Apr. 26-28 in Hershey. Also, Tom Tosti, District Council 88 director will be attending this meeting and discussing Gov. Corbett pension proposal changes and any other questions members may have.
Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234
Free reading testing for any children in grades 1 through 9: The Graduate Reading Program is offering this testing on Saturday, Mar. 16 and Saturday, Apr. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Upon testing, a full report will be provided to parents/guardians. For more information or to make reservations, please e-mail Dr. Cathy Walkovic at email@example.com or phone 484-818-1830. Please share this information with anyone who may benefit from this testing.
Cathy Walkovic, instructor, Elementary Education
Traveling Around the World, Part 3: The Potato: Come and join the Multicultural Center and discover the history of the potato, some non-food uses and worldwide facts about this popular food. Join us in some tastings of food made from potatoes from Irish Potato Soup, Papa Rellena (stuffed potatoes) from South America and Jewish potato latkes. Information on the recipes and facts will be available. This event will take place on Thursday, Mar. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Multicultural Center Unity Room, 104. All are welcome.
Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center
Healthy Highlight for March. The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can occur and cause damage to your eyes, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection. A newsletter regarding Eye Safety as well as other wellness opportunities can be found on the H.R. website under the Healthy U logo.
Jean E. Adam, Campus Wellness Committee
The staff of Kutztown University Radio (KUR) "took home the gold" at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Radio Awards in New York City. Manager/Advisor Mike Regensburger's interview with Democratic supporter and speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention Sr. Simone Campbell won for "Best News Interview." KUR also took home smaller trophies for being "finalists" for "Best Newscast with Haley Bianco," "Best Radio Station at a 10,000+ enrollment University" and "Best College Radio Station in the USA." To download your own free copy of Mike Regensburger's interview go to http://kur.kutztown.edu/, click on "podcasts" and click on "Interviews." You will need iTunes to listen to the interview.
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
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