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August 30, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Chelsea Johnson and Connor Gable, KU students, at North American Ornithological Conference August 2016

Congratulations to Chelsea Johnson and Connor Gable (Biology - Organismal/Ecology majors) who each did an excellent job presenting their avian ecology research at the 6th North American Ornithological Conference in Washington D.C. on August 18, 2016.  Chelsea and Connor received grants from the KU Undergraduate Research Fund and the American Ornithologists' Union to support their travel to this international conference.
                Todd Underwood, professor, Department of Biology

 

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

9 - 11:30 a.m.     Walk In Hours, Career Development Center
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Student Accounts/Financial Aid Triage, MSU
11 a.m.   Free Career Interest Test, Career Development Center
1 - 4 p.m. Walk In Hours, Career Development Center

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

(Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger)

Another bright, dry, late summer day but with lower humidity than yesterday so it'll feel quite nice out. Highs in the mid-80s. Light variable breezes. Check out the first edition of the "Weather & Climate Chat" podcast for the new 2016-17 academic year with Dr. Michael Davis and Monsoon Mike Regensburger. The two Michaels have a lot to discuss in 20 minutes this week including how hot it's been this summer, massive flooding in Louisiana, a potentially active meteorological autumn hurricane season, and some fun trying to forecast 90 days out using AccuWeather's tool as a guide. We get it all done in 20 jam-packed informational minutes. Click here to listen: https://youtu.be/JBRSff4MpLg
 

 

THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

THIS MONTH IN KU HISTORY

(Historical facts have been compiled from the KU Archives and Special Collections of the Rohrbach Library; the archives of the Keystone; Kutztown Patriot, Allentown Leader and Reading Eagle; and Beacon on the Hill by Dr. Lee Graver.)

August 30, 1928:  The Steward's Residence is converted into a women's dormitory.  The position of steward has been eliminated since the death of the last steward, J. J. Litzenberger.  A new dietician is hired, Lucille Welsh, Crosby, Minn.  Part of her duties will be to run the dining room and kitchen, originally a job of the steward. 
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KEN STEWARD, PROVOST'S OFFICE
With great sadness the Provost's Office would like the university community to know that:

Kiley Cathryn Steward, 16, daughter of Ken (Provost's Office) and Carey Steward passed away suddenly Sunday, August 28, 2016, at Hershey Children's Hospital.  Kiley is the sister of Ryan Steward, KU class of 2017, Casey Steward and Conor Steward.

Walbert's Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 14390 Kutztown Road (Rt. 222 & 662), Fleetwood, Pa., is in charge of arrangements.  Viewing is Friday, September 2, 2016, at Walbert's Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, September 3, 2016, from 8 to 10 a.m.  Mass is Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 14833 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, Pa. (www.stmaryskutztown.com).

A scholarship/award fund is being established for Fleetwood Area High School students in Kiley's honor.  See the Walbert website (www.walbertfuneralhome.com/) for further information.
Condolences can be sent to the Stewards at 440 Troy Drive, Blandon, PA 19510.

  


  

TECH TUESDAYS: DID YOU KNOW...?
You can send an email to everyone enrolled in your course by using the email feature of the Classlist? This simple, three-step process allows you to send a mass email to all, or select, users in a course. Simply navigate to the Classlist in your course and click the "Email Classlist" button, compose your email, and click send! The Email Classlist article and video details the process, as well as options for emailing only select users.

Need more information about working with D2L? Visit the all new D2L Solutions Center for lots of how-to videos and documents!
                The Office of Distance Education

  


  

THANK YOU
The Office of Student Involvement would like to sincerely thank the student, faculty, and staff volunteers who helped make first year student move in a success on Saturday. We had more than 475 volunteers throughout the day who helped welcome our new students to the Golden Bear family. We could not have done this without you and we are very grateful for your help and support.
                Jenni Rach, Office of Student Involvement

  


  

PSECU FOUNDERS' WEEK SPEAKERS FORUM
Featuring Noor Tagouri: "A Storyteller's Keys to Success, Passions, and Identity"
Monday, September 12, 7 p.m., Schaeffer Auditorium

Noor Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the country's most talked about young adults. With a social media following of more than 200,000, she is an associate journalist for CBS radio in Washington D.C. and has traveled nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker. As a first generation Libyan-American, her passion for storytelling stems from the desire to expose cultural injustices and combat the challenges facing women on a global scale.

Student attendance is encouraged! For faculty who utilize this presentation as an assignment or extra credit opportunity, Leah Cassellia, Office of Student Involvement, can provide verification of student attendance.
                Michelle Kiec, associate dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts

  


  

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ASSOCIATE DEAN SEARCH CANDIDATE
September 1, 2016
A candidate for the position of Associate Dean in the College of Business will visit campus this week. Please view the website below for candidate information and a schedule of open forums available to students, faculty and staff. Candidates' names and curricula vitae will be posted before their visit to campus. http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/business/events.htm

Sept. 2  Candidate 1
                College of Business

  


  

FINAL EXAMINATION POLICY OPEN FORUM
Do you have questions or concerns about our Final Examination Policy (ACA-025)? On Tuesday, September 20 at 11 a.m. in Boehm 145, there will be an open forum to address our current and proposed final examination policies. I invite you to attend this informational session.
                Jen Schlegel, president, University Senate

  


  

MSU HOLIDAY HOURS
The McFarland Student Union will be operating under the following hours for Labor Day Weekend:
Friday, September 2:  7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5:  CLOSED
Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6

  


  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
These are the non-instructional positions are open on campus on our job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Title

 

Posting end date:

2016-0156 internal

NEW - MR2 - HVAC/Plumbing - 2nd shift

Full Time

9/12/16

2016-0069

MR2 - HVAC / Electrical (Tu-Sat 0700-1500) - Reposted

Full Time

9/19/16

2016-0094

Associate Dean of College of Business

Full Time

Continuous

2016-0107

Athletic Training Intern 2016-17 - Reposted

Temporary PT

Continuous

2016-0132

Information Technology Technician

Full Time

9/9/16

2016-0135

Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Full Time

9/23/16

2016-0157

Custodial Worker 1 - Pool

Full Time

10/1/16

Asst Athletic Coach

2016-17 Assistant Athletic Coaches

Temporary PT

Continuous

Clerical Pool

2016 Fall Clerical Pool

Full Time

12/1/16

                Human Resources

  


  

CATERING POLICY FOR KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS
When using university or Kutztown University Student Services Inc. (KUSSI) funds for food purchases, you need to use Aramark catering. Your guide for catered events, meetings, socials, etc. can be found at www.kutztown.catertrax.com. This outlined policy is in the contract between Kutztown University and Aramark. This policy does not affect individuals using personal funds for food delivered to you on campus. Any questions, please email kudiningservices@kutztown.edu.
                Kent Dahlquist, director, Housing and Dining Services

  


  

KU CAMPUS STORE
Come celebrate National College Colors Day with us this Friday, September 2. Stop in to pick up your spirit gear from your maroon and gold headquarters.
                Andrea Tremper, KUSSI

  


  

STUDENT FIELD TRIP
The following students will be participating on a mandatory 5-day field trip leaving Thursday at 7:30 am and returning Monday at 10 p.m.  They will miss their classes on Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2.

Please excuse them so they can immerse themselves in this rich learning experience without the distracting worries of not being able to make up missed work in your classes.  Thank you very much.

Mark Arzie

Emily Bistran

Mark Bock

Julie Bowman

Christian DeRocco

Liam Doyle

Daniel Dwyer

Elizabeth Gebhard

Ryan Kassak

Quinn Kaufman

Austin Keller

Matthew Macyda

David Maguire

Sara Maguire

Bedhr Majeed

Margariete Malenda

Kaley Miller

Ogonna Ofoma

Kim Shollenberger

Alaina Simons

Tyler Sivak

Kyle Slane

Danielle Sulthaus

Brandon Sutter

Alexander Tinney

Heather Willever

 

                Kurt Friehauf (Geology - friehauf@kutztown.edu )

  


  

DISABILITY SERVICES OFFICE (DSO) TESTING CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Faculty and staff are encouraged to visit the Disability Services Office Testing Center in 205 Stratton Wednesday, August 31, between 9 a.m.-noon. Please come see the testing center layout and meet some of the DSO Testing Center staff. We look forward to seeing you.
                Disability Services Office

  


  

FIRST WEEK OF SEMESTER STUDENT SERVICE OFFICE HOURS - MONDAY-THURSDAY, AUG. 29-SEPT. 1
The following offices will be open until 5:30 p.m. - Financial Aid; Housing and Dining Services; KU Card; Registrar; Residence Life, Student Accounts. The Public Safety and Police Services (parking decals) will be open in the Georgian Room: Monday to Thursday until 6 p.m. and Friday until 4 p.m.

  


  

FINGERPRINTING
Due to the volume of customers that visit KU Campus Store during the first week of classes, we will be conducting fingerprinting in the KUSSI Accounting office, MSU 171, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We appreciate your understanding during this busy week.
                Vicki Graft, retail manager, KUSSI

  


  

WELCOME BACK
Thank you to all who made this past weekend a success. 
Check out some photos from Move-In Day
Photos from Convocation
Photos from the first day of classes

 

  


  

SESQUICENTENNIAL 5K
Kutztown University will host the Founders' Week 5K Cross Country Run and 150-yard Cub Dash on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in honor of its 150th year anniversary.  The races will begin and end on the North Campus athletic practice fields adjacent to Luckenbill Road. Official race timing will be conducted by Pretzel City Sports.  Registration for the 5K is $25 for non-students and $15 for KU students. The entry fee includes a t-shirt (guaranteed for all entries post-marked by August 31). Entry fees increase to $30 and $20 after August 31 and on race day. The 150-yard Cub Dash, scheduled for 6:15 p.m., is free and open to all kids 10 and under. Registration is required. T-shirts are not included for Cub Dash participants. Proceeds benefit the KU Sesquicentennial Student Scholarship Fund. The races are a part of the university's Founders' Week, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, and will be held rain or shine. To register on-line, visit https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=938

  


  

150TH TIME CAPSULE BURIAL, THURS., SEPT. 15, 11 A.M., ALUMNI PLAZA
As part of the Sesquicentennial we are going to bury a 50-year time capsule, a message to 2066 about our institution in 2016, enhancing the 200th anniversary of KU. Historians suggest that items which describe the daily lives of the people who created them, such as personal notes, pictures, and documents, would greatly increase the value of the time capsule to future viewers. Please submit your objects with stories to Tammy Wert, Schock Education House, before August 31, 2016.
                Bill Bateman, Professor Emeritus and Sesquicentennial History Committee

 




 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Saturday, Sept. 3
Noon     Field Hockey vs. Saint Anselm - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)
1 p.m.   Women's Soccer vs. Charleston - Keystone Field (Live Stats)

Monday, Sept. 5
Noon     Field Hockey vs. Assumption - Andre Reed Stadium (Live Stats)




 

MEN'S BASKETBALL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Registration is now open for the Kutztown University men's basketball team's seventh annual scholarship golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Rich Maiden Golf Course in Fleetwood, Pa. Shotgun start is set for 1 p.m.  Click here for complete information.

 


 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DISCOUNT CARDS
The Kutztown University women's basketball team is selling discount cards for $10 that will enable you to save money each time you support a business in Kutztown.  For more information and to order, contact head coach Janet Malouf at malouf@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4337. Cards will also be sold in the athletics office in Keystone Hall.  Discount cards are valid from August 2016 through June 2017.  See details here.

 

 


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