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February 8, 2016

 

The Daily Brief

Lunar New Year  

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
The 2016 Lunar New Year celebration will be held in MSU218 from 6 - 9 p.m. tonight, Feb. 8. KU Students, faculty, staff and their family and friends are invited to enjoy free Asian foods and music, dazzling acrobat performance, Chinese calligraphy and paper cutting art, and participate in fun activities and win prizes. This event is sponsored by Association of Campus Events (ACE), Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), KU Multicultural Center, and MSU advisory board.
                Sue Kong (kong@kutztown.edu)  

 

TODAY'S EVENTS

(Click Here for the Central Calendar)

6 - 9 p.m.

Lunar New Year Celebration, MSU 218

 

 

TODAY'S WEATHER

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

Low pressure from the Great Lakes pushes into our region. Mostly cloudy conditions are anticipated. Snow showers will develop overnight. Snow accumulations should be relatively light as 2-3" are expected by Tuesday. High temperatures in the upper 30s. Winds northeast at 6-9 mph.
 

 

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.)

In February, 1933, the Kutztown State Teachers College makes application to the Civil Works Administration to hire an engineer to make blueprints of all college buildings, drives, roadways, walks, steam, water, power and sewer lines.  It had recently come to the attention the administration that only one person, Mr. L. C. Fegely, college superintendent, possessed that knowledge.
 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

VAGINA MONOLOGUES
Kutztown University Women's Center will host a student production of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. in Schaeffer Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for all others. For credit card orders, call 610-683-4092. Tickets may also be purchased at the KU Presents! office in Schaeffer 200 (2nd Floor) Tuesday & Thursday - 11 am- 2 pm; Wednesday & Friday - Noon - 2pm or online. Performed to create awareness about violence against women, the powerful vignettes are sponsored by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance and the Kutztown University Women's Center. This year the Vagina Monologues benefits Berks Women in Crisis, HEART @ KU and Planned Parenthood.




 

VP FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT & STUDENT AFFAIRS CANDIDATE VISITS
SAVE the DATES!  The VP for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Search Committee is preparing for on campus candidate visits. Please mark your calendars for the following open forums:

Thurs., Feb. 18
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., STUDENTS (AF 200)
1:30 - 2:50 p.m., FACULTY & STAFF (AF 102)
Wed., Feb. 24
1:30 - 2:50 p.m., FACULTY & STAFF (AF 102)
Thurs., Feb. 25
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., STUDENTS (AF 200)

We value the input of the KU community, and ask that you please attend the Open Forums if you are able. Additional information and candidate CVs will be available as soon as details are confirmed.
Thank you,
                Anne E. Zayaitz, Ph.D., VPEM, search chair, acting provost / VP for Academic and Student Affairs

 


 

AFSCME 2234
AFSCME 2234 members are advised of our membership meeting with time and location changes.  Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month and February 15, 2016 our monthly Union meetings will be held on KU campus at 5 p.m. in McFarland Student Union 250.  Refreshment will be provided.  Please plan to attend and become involved in your union.

Chris Ferris, secretary, Local 2234

  


  

KU EVENT TICKET SALES
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Event ticket sales at the MSU have been suspended.
(Bieber bus tickets can still be purchased at the MSU Information Desk)

All event tickets can be attained at the KU Presents! office in Schaeffer 200 (2nd Floor) during the following times:
Tuesday & Thursday - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday - Noon - 2 p.m.

The KU Presents! office accepts:
Cash
Check payable to Kutztown University
Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Bear Bucks cannot be accepted.

We apologize for the inconvenience.



  

ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL - INFORMATION SESSION
Business Services will be holding an information/training session on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in Academic Forum room 102, for any faculty or staff member who would like to learn about the process for renting vehicles through Enterprise Rent-A-Car.  The session will include information on:  paperwork that needs to be completed before a vehicle is rented, how and when to order a rental vehicle through the KU website, how to order a 15-passenger van, and other general information relating to the vehicle rental process.  Representatives from Enterprise Rent-A-Car will be in attendance to answer questions.  If you would like to attend, please email Jen Prevoznik at: jprevoznik@kutztown.edu




 

DR. AVIDAN MILEVSKY TO PRESENT CHAMBLISS LECTURE MARCH 16
Kutztown University associate professor of psychology, Dr. Avidan Milevsky, will deliver the spring 2016 Chambliss Faculty Research Awards lecture on Wednesday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the McFarland Student Union Alumni Auditorium (183). The lecture is free and open to the public. Milevsky's lecture is entitled, "The complexity and promise of the sibling bond: Creating closeness in childhood and repairing strife in adulthood," and explores how the most long-lasting and enduring relationship an individual can develop is with a sibling. Sibling closeness has been shown to impact lifelong psychological well-being. Milevsky's lecture will highlight his research on sibling relationships throughout life. He will specifically examine what parents can do to enhance the sibling relationships of their children, and will suggest ways adults can repair strained sibling connections.




 

PHILOSOPHY CLUB
The KU Philosophy Club will meet next on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 11 a.m. in MSU 312.   Professor John Lizza, Philosophy Department, will speak on:  Ontological Relativity and Bioethics.

All are welcome.      ["Persons with a disability and who require accommodation should notify the Disability Services Office prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email accommodation@kutztown.edu or, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations.  Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations."] 
                Jordan Dancy, president; Allan Bäck, advisor

  


  

GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR
Kutztown University's Career Development Center (CDC) will host its annual Graduate School Fair from 12 - 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in McFarland Student Union room 218. Representatives from local college and university graduate programs will visit to share information regarding their schools, programs and application procedures. This is an opportunity for undergraduate students to ask questions and gain information to inform their decisions about graduate school. 
                Career Development Center

 


 

JOB OPENINGS:
The following non-instructional vacancy is available on campus.  This position is open for current employees only.

20160018
Fiscal Assistant
Accounts Payable
Posting End Date: 2/12/2016
Internal positions are posted at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. Please direct any questions and comments to http://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/human-resources/ask-hr.htm or call extension 31353.
                Human Resources

 


 

SPRING 2016 WILLINGNESS TO SERVE
Spring Willingness to Serve (appointed positions) opened on Friday, Feb. 5 and will close Friday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m. Please head on over to KUnited to participate by using this link:  
https://orgsync.com/76071/forms/181929   

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.  

Should you have any problems with KUnited access or with form completion, please direct questions to Leah Cassellia at casselli@kutztown.edu or 610-683-4867.  Any questions that are Senate-specific can be sent to senate@kutztown.edu. Thank you for your willingness to serve!




 

WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES
02/08/16     Matthew Webber Energy Engineer
02/08/16     Matthew Schaeffer PT Sports Information Assistant
02/08/16     Todd McClincey Admissions




 

CLARINET RECITAL
The Department of Music will present a Faculty Clarinet Recital on Tuesday, February 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre (Schaeffer). Dr. Michelle Kiec will be joined by Dr. Jeremy Justeson (saxophone) and Dr. Maria Asteriadou (piano) to perform works by Bassett, Sokolović, Kreiger, and Wanamaker. Join us for an evening of modern music on the clarinet. Admission is free.




  

MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION
The Kutztown University Mock Trial Team will be competing in the American Mock Trial Association Regional Mock Trial Competition at Penn State University, February 5-7, 2016. Please excuse the following students from class activities on those dates. The Team has been working very hard and appreciates your support:
R. Schultz, D. Kramer, R Rumbolo, C. Nyman, V. Faust, J. Bennett, A. Erwin, H. Felt, S. Feliz...........Thanks for your understanding.
                Keith Logan, professor & advisor/team coach, Criminal Justice Department 484-646-4239, 65

 

 

 

GOLDEN BEAR ATHLETICS

37th Annual Hall of Fame  
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Kutztown University held its 37th annual Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday morning at the Georgian Room of Old Main. A crowd of more than 100 people saw the honoring of six new inductees as many celebrated and reminisced about their times as a Golden Bear.  The 37th annual class includes: Kristina Braine Newport '00, women's track & field; Eric Clemmer '00, baseball; Scott Eisenhart '04, men's track & field; Brianne Homyak Barona '01, women's basketball/softball; Melissa Klein Bradley '03, women's volleyball; and Jessica Schuler '98, softball.




  

UPCOMING GOLDEN BEAR HOME ATHLETIC EVENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Track & Field hosts Mid-Week Multi - 4 p.m. (O'Pake Fieldhouse)
Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Wrestling vs. Millersville - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Thursday, Feb. 11 - Track & Field hosts Mid-Week Multi - 9 a.m. (O'Pake Fieldhouse)
Friday, Feb. 12-14 - Women's Bowling hosts Golden Bear Classic - All Day (Bowl-O-Rama; Reading, Pa.)
Friday, Feb. 12 - Wrestling vs. Shippensburg (Senior Night/Alumni Night) - 7:30 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats
Saturday, Feb. 13 - Women's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg (Play4Kay) - 1 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, Feb. 13 - Men's Basketball vs. East Stroudsburg (Play4Kay) - 3 p.m. (Keystone Arena) Live Stats | Live Video



 

 


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