Kutztown University's College of Business and Dean, Dr. William Dempsey,
hosted a welcome reception for international scholar Dr. Jun-yi Ren on Tuesday.
Dr. Ren, a professor of Management Science at Yantai University in China, will
conduct research at KU through August 2013. If you would like to welcome Dr. Ren
to campus, please e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maura O’Connell comes to Ursa Minor’s Café (MSU MPR) on Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Starting her career as a lead vocalist with the celebrated traditional Celtic group DeDanaan, Maura O’Connell is now on her tenth solo disc. She marries an unmistakable deep, rich, flexible voice with her signature talent for finding what’s most potent in the work. Join us as she journeys through a broad array of genre-jumping songwriters, to pull the listener right along with her -- to the heart of a song.
Tickets are $25 ($15 for students over 17, $10 for youth and KU Students) and can be purchased with check or cash at the MSU Information Center or with credit card at www.kutztownpresents.org or call x3-4092.
The next University Curriculum Committee (UCC) meeting for the 2012-2013 academic year will be held on Mar. 28. The deadline for submission of all proposals for this meeting is 12 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, Mar. 14. Please submit new proposals prior to this deadline to the UCC secretary, Bethany French, in the Provost’s Office, 309 Stratton Admin. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. French at x3-1312. The full schedule of meeting dates and deadlines for this year is available on the UCC website.
Bethany French, secretary, University Curriculum Committee
The Events Advisory Council (EAC) has established the deadline for early consideration for room reservations & activities scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year as March 15, 2013 (at 4:00pm). The detailed procedures for registering events/facilities can be found on-line at the Conference Services website (http://www.kutztown.edu/admin/confServ/reserve/preregistration.asp). Departments and organizations may submit early registration requests for their events by using the EMS Web Requester. Reminder - any early registration request for a student organization must be submitted by that organization’s advisor. Schaeffer Auditorium is scheduled to be back on line at the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester and is available for reservations requests during this early reservation procedure.
If you have any questions regarding the process feel free to contact my office at x3-1359 (or email at email@example.com). Thank you.
Terry L. Sitler, director, Conference Services
The GLBTQ Resource Center Celebrates Women's History Month - Please join us for a screening of "A Marine Story" on Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 6 p.m., in the GLBTQ Resource Center, OM 4. The drama follows the life of a decorated female Marine officer, who although discharged because of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, found other ways to serve. A short discussion will follow the screening.
Mary J Borst, GLBTQ Resource Center
Would you like to have an opportunity to speak 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 "Carnaval." Come and join the fun!
Scheri Zúñiga-Murphy, instructor, Modern Language Studies
On Wednesday Mar. 13, Kutztown University Art Education students will facilitate Reggio Emilia art centers at The Independent Space, 19 East Main, Kutztown. The centers will be directed at child-centered divergent thinking and problem solving where 3-6 year old children will engage in discovery for 45-60 minutes. There are two different sessions (different centers) offered from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. This is a free event for children.
Carrie Yvonne Nordlund, associate professor, Art Education
McFarland Student Union – Spring Break Hours:
Friday, Mar. 15 – 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 16 & Sunday, Mar. 17 – CLOSED
Monday, Mar. 18 through Friday Mar. 22 – 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 23 & Sunday, Mar. 24 – CLOSED
Monday, Mar. 25 – resume normal business hours
Jennifer Tanzos, secretary, McFarland Student Union
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
Women's Swimming Team will be conducting Learn to Swim Lessons from Mar. 28 until May 2. For more information please contact Tim Flannery, Head Swimming Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org or x3-4359.
Tim Flannery, head coach, Swim Team
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 this Thursday, Mar. 14, 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
Distinguished Service Award nominations – The Commission on the Status of Minorities encourages any member of the campus community to nominate a faculty or staff member, or student to receive the Distinguished Service award. The award recognizes individuals who go beyond their normal duties to promote an environment of cultural acceptance and inclusion, and demonstrate leadership in addressing/supporting multiculturalism and retention on campus. Full details and forms are available on the Commission website. Nomination forms are due by Mar. 15.
R. Todd Rober, Chair, Commission on the Status of Minorities
Please note that the Daily Brief is not sent to students. Announcements for students should be submitted to the Bear Essentials newsletter by using the electronic submission form at www.kutztown.edu/news/bear. Also please do not send out your Daily Brief announcements in separate e-mails to the community. The Daily Brief’s purpose is to minimize the number of e-mails received by faculty and staff. Thank you for your assistance.
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
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
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
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.
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