On Sunday, March 10 and Monday, March 11, Kutztown University’s Department of Music will be hosting a unique back-to-back series of performances, a Master Class and a lecture by internationally-acclaimed Greek pianists Dr. Maria Asteriadou, KU professor of piano, and visiting guest artist, George-Emmanuel Lazaridis.
Lazaridis will be performing works by Schubert and Mussorgsky on the tenth at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main. The following day, he will be hosting a lecture on "Artistic Coordination in a Time of Crisis; Making the Right Move" from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 332 of the McFarland Student Union. At 3:00 p.m., Lazaridis will be hosting a Master Class in the Georgian Room.
On Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room, Asteriadou and Kurt Nikkanen, violin, will be performing and completing their third performance of Beethoven's series of Sonatas, a feat only they will have accomplished thus far.
Jessica Longo, Music Department Intern
Accepted Student Day is Saturday, Mar. 9 - The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the second of four Accepted Student Visitation Days on Saturday, Mar. 9 for accepted freshmen and transfer students entering the Fall 2013 semester. Please join us in welcoming more than 700 visitors on this day.
Valerie Reidout, associate director of admissions
This week's MSU Movie Series film is "Les Miserables" which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information. http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/msub/programs/submovies.asp
John Alfero, technical services coordinator, McFarland Student Union
"Latinos Beyond Reel" screening - Of particular relevance to students of Electronic Media and Professional Writing, this probing and fast-paced documentary critically examines stubborn, damaging stereotypes pushed by US media. KU’s Chi Upsilon Sigma multicultural sorority hosts a showing Tuesday, Mar. 12 at 5 p.m. in Rohrbach Library 100B, with snacks and drinks. Esteban del Rio, associate professor of Communication Studies at the University of San Diego, says the film "Reveals a relentless, stereotypical, and narrow vision of Latinidad produced by the culture industries." Links to more info at http://www.kutztown.edu/library.
Bruce Jensen, librarian, Rohrbach Library
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.
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
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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"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
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
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
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
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