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KU welcomes Bryan Salvadore back to campus. Bryan will serve as the new sports information director. He comes to us from Bloomsburg where he was the assistant sports information director. Bryan holds both a bachelor and masters degree from Kutztown and served as a graduate assistant in the sports information office. Bryan can be reached at email@example.com or x3-4182.
MyKU will be unavailable on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 8 a.m. through Sunday, Mar. 17 at 1 p.m. because of a comprehensive software upgrade to the system. We will be applying the PeopleSoft “Peopletools 8.5.2 Toolkit”, which provides required PeopleSoft functionality for Kutztown. An email will be sent when the system is available after the upgrade.
Holly Fox, application support manager, IT
Are you an expert on people who commute for work? The Reading Eagle is looking for someone to comment on recent numbers they received on those who commute in and out of Berks County. If you would be willing and able to comment to the Eagle sometime today please e-mail Dave Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dave Johnson, University Relations
The KU Card Office would like to welcome Uncle Joe’s Authentic New York Pizza as one of their newest off-campus Bear Bucks merchants! Visit their location for the month of March for Grand Opening specials including 10% discount for all KU faculty and staff or check out the KU Card Office Facebook page for a listing of the specials!
Jennifer Santangelo, customer service coordinator, KU Card Office
On Saturday, Mar. 16, thirty-three Kutztown students will be leaving for the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. They will spend a week building houses with Habitat for Humanity in TN, WV, and NC. They have each paid a program fee and participated in fundraisers for the opportunity to do service for others for the week. They will be staying in cabins, church basements, etc. Every year we like to send each group (4 groups) of students with a token of appreciation and to show support from the staff and faculty of Kutztown University. If you would like to participate we welcome a variety of snacks (granola bars, trail mix packets, crackers) and drink boxes (the type to go in lunch boxes) that they can take to the work sites each day, as well as breakfast items (breakfast bars, pop tarts, fruit, cereal-on-the-go boxes/bowels, etc.) that they can eat before they leave each morning. If you would like to contribute items, please bring them to the Community Outreach Center in MSU, anytime this week, Mar. 11-15. Any amount is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you.
Jerry W. Schearer, assistant dean, New Student Programs
PSECU Scholarships: Last call! PSECU scholarship applications are still available. Please pick up applications in your Dean's office or at PSECU, 280 MSU. Scholarship deadline is today. Not a member? Come join for free.
Linda L. Lorincz, business advisor, PSECU eCenter
All students who wish to participate in the Study Abroad Program in Turkey during Summer I session, 2013, should sign up for the program by March 13. For information and an application, please contact Dr. Kim Shively, email@example.com or at x3-4740.
Kim Shively, associate professor, Anthropology
The Student Recreation Center will be operating under the following special hours during spring break:
Friday, Mar.15: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Mar.16 - Sunday, Mar.17: CLOSED
Monday, Mar.18 - Friday, Mar.22: 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Mar.23: CLOSED
Sunday, Mar.24 (regular hours resume): 1-11 p.m.
The Keystone Hall Pool :
Friday, Mar.15: 8-9 a.m. and Noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, Mar.16-Sunday, Mar.17: CLOSED
Monday, Mar.18-Friday, Mar.22: 8 - 9 a.m. and Noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, Mar.23: CLOSED
Regular hours of operation will resume on Sunday, Mar.24 from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.
*Group exercise classes will end Thursday, Mar. 14 and resume on Sunday, Mar.24 with the exception of M, T, W lunchtime classes with Cheryl and Tuesday 6:15 a.m. spin class with David*
Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services
“Meet and Eat” Spring 2013 - Have you always wanted to get to know other members of the campus community? Would you enjoy being treated to lunch? The office of the Provost will be sponsoring lunches for small groups that include a combination of KU students, faculty and staff. (Dr. Vargas will not be in attendance at these lunches.) The goal is that these individuals will get to know one another and, in turn, become more knowledgeable about the members of our campus family. So that there is no financial strain on the individuals, the group will be given a money in the form of a Paw Pass to be used at a venue on campus.
Are you available at noon on a Tuesday or Thursday? Or at 11 a.m. on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday? These are times that are most likely that a group of 3-4 people would be able to get a table in the Cub Cafe or Academic Forum. Sign up on KUnited by visiting http://kunited.kutztown.edu and clicking on "Meet and Eat!" at the top of the page. Please use your full KU email address to log in, and your email password. You will be contacted with the information of the others you will be eating with so you can schedule your lunch. Thank you for your participation!
Leah M. Cassellia, director, Office of Student Involvement
"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 today 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
Kutztown University has been awarded a Healthy Lifestyle Grantfrom The Pennsylvania Faculty Health & Welfare Fund. Faculty are invited to participate in a 30 minute Body Pump Express class on Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. Classes start today and will run through the end of the semester. No membership is required. The grant will cover the expenses for the instructor, the equipment, and room rental fee. Those faculty who are not members of the Student Recreation Center will only have access to the locker room and the class. Body Pump Express is designed to improve muscular strength and endurance, body composition, and body density and is adapted to all fitness levels. Dress in your workout cloths and sneakers and come when you can. If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s a Kutztown University night at Berks Jazz Fest! KU’s Jazz Ensemble will be performing with Grammy award winner Kurt Elling on Saturday, Apr. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Miller Center for the Arts in Reading. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 215-336-2000. You may also purchase them in person at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center Box Office.
Congratulations to instructor, Susan Bulanda, of the Canine Training & Management program who was awarded the Maxwell Medallion by DWAA (Dog Writers Association of America) in New York City. Sue’s most recent publication, Faithful Friends (Holocaust survivors’ stories of the pets who gave them comfort, suffered alongside them and waited for their return) won this distinguished recognition in the category of Human/Animal Bond. Established more than 75 years ago, the DWAA maintains its association with The Westminster Kennel Club.
Kudos also go to another Canine Training & Management instructor, Annarose Ingarra-Milch, whose recent book, Lunch with Lucille, was featured in a Wall Street Journal article by Robert Powell, Editor, MarketWatch’s Retirement Weekly.
Linda Friscia-Oppé, Career Development Center
The KU Math Club will have it's second meeting of the semester today at 11 a.m. in Lytle 218. Since Pi Day is on the 14th, we will have an early celebration of the number pi with pi facts, a pi recitation contest, pizza pie, and information about a unique Pi Day opportunity.
The GLBTQ Resource Center presents "Toasting Equality: The Activists Behind The Movement" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 14. Join us in the GLBTQ Resource Center (OM 4) for Part 3 of Lifting the Veil, during which we will recognize and discuss some of the inspirational individuals and political figures behind the fight for marriage equality.
Stephani Wright, writing intern, GLBTQ Resource Center